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A Message from PTA President It is such a wonderful time of year! With the New Year, there are so many things that we look forward
to that it is easy to be filled with hope and gratitude. Some are looking forward to the Super Bowl,
others are looking forward to the week-long vacation next month, while still others are glad that it isn’t
freezing as much each morning. No matter where our gratitude lies, we should show our gratitude daily
because it is gratitude that shows us that what we have is enough.
I would like to take this time to give you a quick synopsis of the “Winter Wonderland” project that the
National PTA promoted for the Sandy Hook (CT) elementary school. As you may recall, the
Connecticut PTSA wanted to welcome the students of Sandy Hook back to their new classrooms with a
Winter Wonderland scene. They asked anyone who would like to, to make snowflakes and send them
to their school. The result? Trucks full of snowflakes! Their front lobby is full. The post office has
delivered truck loads to their door. More come in each day. The snowflakes were hand cut, handpainted, hand-drawn and were big, little and poster-sized. In addition to snowflakes, a lot of boxes came
with handmade sympathy cards, some donated football cards, while some had piggy bank money
included. All of this was done in an effort to offset their tragic loss. What an outstanding display of
human kindness. Thank you to any of our Sierra Oaks families who took the time to create and send
snowflakes to these wonderful children, teachers and administrators. They have said that they feel
immensely blessed.
It is opportunities like these that remind us of why the PTA is so important. The entire mission of the
PTA is to foster the educational growth of the children in our community and to bring families and
community together in causes of support and giving. Everything that we do, as a PTA, is for the students
at Sierra Oaks. And lucky you, you have upcoming opportunities to join in!
First, if you are not already a member of the PTA, please consider joining. It is only $10.00 per family
for the entire school year. Second, you can also donate on a recurring basis a simple dollar amount that
meets your budget. You can visit our website at www.sierraoakspta.org for a quick and easy application
and payment method.
Finally, join us at some of our awesome upcoming events, including Father/Daughter Dance coming up on
February 8th and A Tuscan Evening – An Auction Event with delicious Italian food on March 9th . Don’t
be left out, come and join the fun!
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be left out, come and join the fun!
As always, thank you for your continued support of the PTA and the Sierra Oaks community. Please
feel free to contact us if you have any questions or creative ideas for next year!
Shayla Juárez Maybury
(916) 202-4432
Next Friday Feb. 8th is our Annual Father Daughter Dance!
Dance the night away from 6:30-8:30pm in the Sierra Oaks Multi Purpose Room to
music by Steve Buzzard.
Tickets are on sale in the office for $35 per father/daughter pair, each additional
daughter is $10. One complimentary 5x7 photo per family provided. If you have any
questions, please contact Ann Casentini at [email protected]
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Auction/Fundraiser Benefiting Sierra Oaks School - This relaxed adult event includes:
Anti Pasto
a huge selection of small bites of tasty foods including marinated vegetables, salty olives, rustic
artisan breads, rich cheeses, seasonal fruits and vegetables
Salsiccia Italian Sausages
grilled to perfection and served with a variety of mustards
Bella Familia Wood Fired Pizza
cooked fresh onsite in their pizza truck
Local Wineries
serving their latest varietals
Silent and Live Auctions
featuring teacher treats, class art projects, gift certificates, travel opportunities
Bocce Ball
can you beat Umberto Granaglia
Dessert Bar
Save the date, invite your family and friends! Tickets on sale in February but you can get involved today!
Contact the Event Chairs Denise Jones - [email protected] AND Petra Rice - [email protected]
Missoula Children's Theater Production of Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs is coming to Sierra Oaks February 11 – February 15, 2013. Please
see attached permission slip and flyer for more information.
Permission slips are due in the office by THIS Friday, February 1, 2013 - along
with a check for $30 made payable to SO PTA in order for your child to try out. The tryouts will be
held after school in the Multi-Purpose Room from 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013.
Your child will need to be able to participate the entire week in order to be part of the production
including a performance on Friday evening. Please let your child know not all who try out will be given a
role, unfortunately there are limited spots available.
Don't forget to check the PTA website at www.sierraoakspta.org for additional information on all of the
above mentioned activities and for copies of previous newsletters!
Next PTA meeting is Monday, Feb. 4th in the Library at 7pm.
171 Mills R oad | Sacram e nto, C A 95864 US
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