Cornerstone at Pedregal Elementary School

PALOS VERDES PENINSULA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Cornerstone at Pedregal Elementary School
6069 Groveoak Pl.
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
Telephone: (310) 378-0324
Fax: (310) 378-1484
Dear Cornerstone Families,
Welcome to the 2014 – 2015 school year! I am very excited to be back at Cornerstone Elementary School for
my second year as your principal. For those families new to Cornerstone, this is the beginning of my 16th school
year with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. It is an honor to lead Cornerstone, and I would
like to welcome everyone back for another exciting year at our esteemed school.
As we start out, please mark three important events on your calendar. First, we have a New Family social on
Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 1:00-2:30pm on the kindergarten playground. Say hello to old friends and make
some new friends. Second is the first day of school on Monday, August 25, 2014. Please remember that the first
day of school is also a minimum day with dismissal for all students at 12:00pm (new time). The third event is
our New Family Orientation on Monday, August 25, 2014 from 9:00-11:30 in the MPR. This is a great
opportunity to get to know other new families and receive information on the Cornerstone Parent Participation
model and the PTA/Booster Club. You will receive more detailed information about the Grade Level Inservices, General Parent Meetings and Parent Education nights once school begins.
Please be advised that there is a new bell schedule for Cornerstone Elementary School. Beginning August 25,
2014, all students will begin the day at 8:30am. Dismissal times will vary: Kindergarten will be dismissed at
2:05, 1st&2nd at 2:35 and 3rd-5th at 3:00. Every Monday will be an Early Release Day with dismissal for all
students at 1:30 and Minimum day dismissal will now be 12:00. More detailed information will be
communicated as the start of school nears.
The staffing for the Cornerstone Elementary 2014-2015 school year is as follows:
K- Beth Berry (1) Kim Voss (2) & Sheryl Rasmussen (6)
1st- River Fay (8) Suzie Wildey (9) & Kris Barnett (10)
2nd- Mandy Hass (13) Kim Hunter (14) & Jeri Berlin (15)
3rd- Barbie Hokanson (16), Marty Williams (17) & Jenny Rooney (18)
4th- Leslie Rowe (11) & Stacy Upton (12)
5th- Brian Kono (19) & Beth Buchholz (20)
The first few weeks of school are always a little hectic and unpredictable due to the reestablishment of routines.
I would like to remind you all about the importance of being extra cautious during pick-up and drop-off times.
The Cornerstone staff work very hard to ensure your child’s safety. Please obey all traffic laws and watch for
our staff and parents, as they will be assisting students into cars and getting home safely. Remember, children
should not be dropped off at school prior to 8:15am until supervision is provided. If your child arrives before
8:15, he/she should be registered and dropped off at Kids’ Corner, which is a fee-based child care option. Also,
please be prompt when picking up your children. After 3:15pm children who have not been picked up will wait
in the office and make phone calls home to parents. Let’s all do our part in maintaining a happy and healthy
school experience. Cornerstone Elementary School believes that the subject of school safety is a shared
concern. It is essential that the school community, parents, and students work together to develop a safe and
disciplined environment where learning can take place and safety is a priority. Please do your part to ensure that
this practice is successful. Developing and discussing a pick-up plan with your child daily is vital to ensuring a
hassle-free experience. I thank you in advance for your time and attention to this very important matter.
The Cornerstone School PTA/Booster Club is an integral partner in our successful school program and your
child would not receive the top-notch educational experience without the PTA/Booster Club’s support. They
generously provide us with funds and volunteers to maintain our educational efforts (i.e. office supplies, field
trips, assemblies, Art at Your Fingertips, technology, visual performing arts and the list goes on…). Please join
the Cornerstone PTA/Booster Club this year and support their efforts to provide the best possible experience for
our students; or better yet, join the PTA/Booster Club board and attend the monthly meetings and
become part of the decision making process. Your support is so greatly appreciated!
Please visit our Edline website, which can be reached without a screen name and/or password twenty-four hours
a day. The website is updated frequently with useful information that can assist you throughout the school year
(school calendar, news, etc.). It’s also an excellent vehicle for showcasing the programs and opportunities we
are providing throughout the year for your children. I encourage you to visit the sites at:
http://www.edline.net/pages/Cornerstone_at_Pedregal_Elemen
Cornerstone Elementary School is dedicated to the development of the whole child, providing a solid
foundation that stimulates thought, wonder, and a life-long passion for learning. Students, staff, parents, and the
Cornerstone community share the responsibility of creating a positive environment that empowers all students
to reach their fullest potential in all core areas as well as character development. Thank you for your continued
support of Cornerstone Elementary School, and I look forward to another successful school year!
Sincerely,
Jeff Keeney
Principal
July, 2014
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Carriee Miller
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Your participation at Cornerstone School makes our school great and is a required part of your child's enrollment at our school. The following survey is used to create your classroom teaching parent shift schedules. You will be asked to choose a minimum of two shifts, preferably three, on different days that you are available to work. Your classroom scheduling representative will consolidate the information and create and distribute the schedules each month. st
This survey is mandatory and due before August 1 . The classroom scheduling rep will be creating class schedules based on your preferences from this survey. We will not be able to guarantee schedule preferences to families whose surveys st are received after the August 1 deadline. Please carefully follow the steps below in order to enter your schedule preferences, in addition to any interest you may have in serving on committees, for service hours. • Click on this link http://fm46.888.net or if it doesn’t work, type it into the address bar of your browser. Please note this is the link found for 'database' in Edline that you will also use to submit your monthly service hours. • Enter the account name “Parent” • Enter the password “Cstone14” • Click on “CStoneDB2014‐2015” to open the database • Click on the "Scheduling Survey" button from the main menu • Follow the instructions 1 through 5 provided on‐screen to complete the entire scheduling survey • Continue to complete your committee preferences to submit your plan for your Cornerstone service hours. This step is mandatory. • Log out from main menu Please note: while choosing your preferred days and times to work as a teaching parent, please keep in mind what works best for you. For instance, if you are not a morning person and cannot be at the school at 8:10am sharp, then request the afternoon shift. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your participation representative or you can email Michele Dee or Nina Ota at [email protected] . Thank you for your timely attention to completing this information. Your participation is vital! We are looking forward to a wonderful 2014‐2015 school year for all of our Cornerstone children. Best regards, Nina Ota and Michele Dee Participation Co‐Chairs New Parent
Orientation
Begin a new chapter –
Monday
August 25th
9:00AM – 11:30AM
Cornerstone
 Meet Cornerstone parents
 Find your inspiration for volunteerism
 Discover your teaching-parent role
 Experience hands-on training
 Get all your questions answered
The event is mandatory for all new parents
MPR
to Cornerstone. Adults only please.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Summer Greetings
from the Ways and Means Committee!
It’s time to start thinking about the upcoming school year and supporting the Cornerstone
Booster Club!
The Booster Club Membership and Hospitality Donation form is part of this mailing. You may
fill out the form and bring the completed form with you to the Parent Board room in the office
during the first week of school. All Booster Club members will receive a car decal in addition to
a school directory, which will be distributed later this fall.
WHAT TO DO THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL:
The Parent Board room in the main office is the hub of activity and information during our
first week of school! Here’s what will be going on there:
• Purchase class t-shirts and green aprons. Each class has it’s own shirt, used for special
events and field trips. Teaching parents must wear an apron to their classroom shifts
and when working on campus. If you need a new apron, please make sure you place
your order during the first week of school.
• Purchase Cornerstone Spirit wear and other accessories. This year we are offering a
variety of items for everyone in your family, including hats, t-shirts, and some new items
you’ll be sure to want. If you would like to purchase any of these items, please place
your order during the first week of school.
• Turn in your completed forms, including: PTA Membership, Ralphs and eScrip
registration, and Booster Club & Hospitality Donation form, and Peninsula Education
Foundation donation form.
Earn Service Hours:
Ways and Means needs your help to volunteer with merchandise sales the first week of school.
This is a fun and easy way to earn service hours, see old friends, and meet new ones while
selling Cornerstone merchandise. Please email us if you are interested in helping out that first
week of school. YOUR HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED ☺
If you have any questions, comments, or are interested in volunteering, email us at
[email protected] or [email protected]
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Janet Feigle and Karen Yamamoto
Ways and Means Chairs 2014-2015
Did you know that the Cornerstone Booster Club will support your child for $424* this year? What direct benefits has the Booster Club projected to spend on YOUR child?  Instructional supplies for the classrooms and teachers  Technology in the classrooms (ie: iPads, Smart Boards, updated computers)  Performing Arts Programs (John Brown Music)  Art Programs such as Art at your Fingertips (AAYF)  Library and Technology Center  Assemblies, workshops, Cultural studies, Archaeological Dig, Field trip busses  Playground supplies and programs  Site maintenance and beautification  Hospitality in the classrooms and school wide These are just a few examples of the ways the Booster Club supports our children. Please keep this in mind when deciding on your Booster Club membership level this year. In total, the Booster Clubs 2014‐15 expense budget is $424 per student to supplement District and Peninsula Education Foundation spending on your child’s education. Sources of income for the Booster Club include:  Booster Club Membership drive  Fall Fundraiser & Holiday Boutique (November)  Our Annual Monte Carlo Night Event and Silent Auction (Spring)  Fun Run (Spring) As well as other fundraisers throughout the year. HOW CAN YOU HELP? We respectfully request that each family consider a booster club membership to help meet baseline budget requirements. Your support is very important to the continued success of Cornerstone and is truly appreciated. Join today by completing the Membership and Hospitality Donation Form and returning it to school during the first week. Thank you! Janet Feigle and Karen Yamamoto
Ways and Means Chairs ‐ 2014‐15 Support the enriching classroom experience of all our Cornerstone students!
Here’s how…
Checkbook Checklist
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Booster
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Membership and Hospitality Donation Form
support your child for $440* this year?
All funds raised benefit Cornerstone directly by working to meet this year’s budget. Join the
Booster Club by purchasing a membership at the $50, $150, $250 or $500 and above level. The
$92.41
$17.91 fund helps to pay for school-wide special events and celebrations in your child’s
Hospitality
$19.10
classroom
$27.94for $15.00 per child. Check payable to: Cornerstone Booster Club.
benefits has the Booster Club projected to spend on YOUR child?
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PTA Annual Membership Form
Become a member of the National Parent Teacher’s Association. It is very important for each
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$20.00 for both parents. Check payable to: Cornerstone PTA.
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Chairs 2010-2011
Peninsula Education Foundation
Your contribution supports ALL the schools in the PVPUSD. The PEF helps to provide for
classroom music instruction, a Library Aide, a technology aide and other instructional needs at
Cornerstone. The donation form and additional information is available at www.pvpef.org or
will be available in the LTC the first week of school. Check payable to: Peninsula Education
Foundation or VISA/MC. Payments can be made in installments to the PEF and can be billed
monthly.
ed based upon the 2009-2010 budget divided by 390 students. Budgeted expenses were
eScrip Registration
eScrip is an easy way for your family to fundraise for Cornerstone each time you shop at
participating merchants (Pavilions/Vons, Bristol Farms, local restaurants). No annual registration
fee! Register at www.escrip.com. The group ID number is 138385840.
THIS ADDS UP!
LAST YEAR, WE RECEIVED OVER $2,800 FROM E-SCRIP! PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU
ARE ALREADY ENROLLED, WE HAVE RE-ENROLLED FOR YOU!
Ralphs Community Contribution
Are you a Ralphs shopper? It‘s easy! It’s FREE! Each time you shop and swipe your rewards
card, Cornerstone automatically earns between a 1%-4% rebate and receives quarterly
contribution checks. Go to www.ralphs.com. Our group is CORNERSTONE ID# 82533. OR,
take the attached letter into your local Ralph’s and they should be able to link our organization to
your rewards card. THIS ADDS UP! LAST YEAR, WE RECEIVED OVER $945 FROM
RALPHS. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE ALREADY ENROLLED, YOU NEED TO REENROLL EACH YEAR. RE-ENROLLMENT WILL NEED TO BE DONE AFTER SEPT 1st
BY EITHER LOGGING ON TO RALPHS.COM OR TAKING A COPY OF THE RALPHS
LETTER TO THE STORE AND SCANNING IT AT CHECKOUT.
2014-2015 Cornerstone Booster Club
Membership and Hospitality Donation Form
Parent/Guardian______________________________________________ Date ___________
Phone____________________
Eldest child’s name____________________ Grade_______
Teacher__________________
Cornerstone Booster Club Family Membership
(Membership Includes a Spirit Decal and a School Directory)
Membership Levels:
Member
$ 50.00
Friend
$150.00
Angel
$250.00
Star
$500.00 and above
Booster Club Membership
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$________
Hospitality Donation
A $15.00 donation per child is requested to defray the cost of classroom celebrations, school wide
celebrations (i.e. Dad’s Day, Halloween Parade, and refreshments for family nights), and teacher
appreciation week.
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Hospitality Donation ($15 x ____children)
0.00
$________
Thank you for your donation! Our Booster Club is a tax-exempt charitable organization as described in
Sec. 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Tax I.D. #33-0585785. Many employers will match your donation, please
check with your human resource department.
No goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution
Total Donation
(Booster Club Membership + Hospitality)
0.00
$________
0.00
Purchase an additional school directory for $6.00 ($6 x _____#
of directories).$_________
0
Method of Payment: Cash
Check # _____
MC
Visa
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Grand Total $_________
Card #__________________________________________Expires:_________
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Give me an "A"... PTA!!!
Your Parent Teacher Association is hard at work on behalf of your student and
your family. The Cornerstone PTA works in alignment with the Cornerstone
Booster Club bringing student enrichment activities, safety issues, community
support and legislative awareness to our entire student/parent body. Teachers
and Principals work with PTA too, all for the benefit of students and student programs. Reflections and Red and Yellow Ribbon Weeks coordinate with the rest of
the district and beyond. Through PTA, we associate and share with and from
other schools in our district. When your child moves on to Intermediate and High
Schools, the PTA is the major springboard for parental involvement with the
school, staff and principal.
Cornerstone offers stimulating and educational PTA
sponsored programs.
Cornerstone PTA
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$3.4 MILLION TO PVP SCHOOLS IN 2014-15
NEW FOR THIS YEAR:
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PE for grades K-2 l Elementary STEM Program l 2 Additional High School Counselors
l Classroom teachers l Music l Counselors
l College Career Centers l PE for grades 3-5 l Library Aides
l Engineering & Technology Programs STEM, PVIT & SMERT
Please print this form and return at registration or donate online at www.pvpef.org. Thank You for your support!
MAJOR DONOR LEVELS
DONATION TYPE
PAYMENT METHOD
Benefits include invitations to receptions,
Main Event tickets, Donor Wall recognition,
and more. For details visit: www.pvpef.org.
* One time donation of $ ___________
* Check enclosed payable to PEF
* Payment enclosed
* Charge my credit card (circle one)
* I Pledge to pay this later. Please send me an invoice in _________ (Month)
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$25,000+ Platinum
c $10,000 -$24,999 Gold
c $5,000 - $9,999 Silver
c $2,500 - $4,999 Bronze
FRIEND LEVELS
c $1,500 to $2,499 Advocate
(Includes Autumn Harvest invitation)
c $1,000 Friend
Exp. Date ______________ Security code _______
* Charge my credit card monthly
Signature: _________________________________
$ _________ until June 30th
DIRECT YOUR DONATION
Donations of $500 or more may be designated
to a school level.
c Elementary
c Intermediate
c $250 c $100 c Other $ _______
c Please send me a PEF license plate frame
($500 donation or more)
* Installment Plan (by credit card)
* Charge my credit card quarterly
$ _________ until June 30th
c $500 Suggested donation per child
Card #____________________________________
* Charge my credit card recurring payments
c High School
of $ _________ until I ask you to stop
c Benefit all schools
Name (please print) ________________________________________________
Does your employer offer matching gifts?
Address __________________________________________________________
Double the power of your donation. It’s easy.
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Enclosed is a completed matching gift form.
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I’ve applied to my company for a matching gift online.
Phone ______________________Email ________________________________
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Employer__________________________________ Title ___________________
Your Child’s School 2014/15 School Year (circle all that apply)
City __________________________________ State _______ Zip ____________
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Ways & Means
Ways and Means Volunteer Opportunities:
Many activities fall under the Ways and Means ‘umbrella’
As this is the committee that raises money to support all the special
programs that make Cornerstone the distinguished school that it has become, we have
many opportunities to get involved and volunteer. Below is a list of opportunities
where we need your help:
• Family Portrait Fundraiser (chairperson needed) This position involves
coordinating with photographer potential weekend dates for families to take
photos which can be used for holiday cards etc.
• Holiday Boutique – Volunteers needed to help staff the check-out station at the
boutique which runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm
• Class Representatives – This person is a liaison that helps to communicate
information about fundraising activities throughout the year to your child’s class.
• Monte Carlo Night – This is our main fundraiser of the year that brings in
approximately 55% of our income. As such, it takes a group of volunteers to help
in many areas to make this event a success. Help is needed in these areas:
o Donations – solicit donations from businesses for our silent / live auctions
o Catalog Design / Proofreader
o Database – data entry of donation details in File Maker database
o Online Auction support – help manage auction listings, upload images etc.
o Golden Ticket Sales – help sell raffle tickets for special student /teacher
o General help – prepare Friday folders / stuff envelopes / prepare bid
sheets etc.
If you are interested in meeting some people and want to help us achieve our
fundraising goals, we could use your help!
Please contact Janet Feigle and Karen Yamamoto, Ways and Means Chairs, with any
ideas, questions or to volunteer: [email protected] and [email protected]
Thank you!
Our boutique features local vendors, is right before the holidays and is a great place to shop and support our school! ‐‐‐‐
Help Cornerstone achieve its goals Info about Monte Carlo Night will be discussed at a General Parent Meeting. by supporting these Fundraisers: Ways & Means Co‐Chairs Janet Feigle & Karen Yamamoto Save The Dates: FALL: September: Gift Wrap Drive Annual Holiday Boutique Thursday, November 20, 2014 QUESTIONS COMMENTS WANT TO HELP? SPRING: Monte Carlo Night XVIII Saturday, March 7, 2015 EMAIL US: [email protected] [email protected] BE PREPARED!!!
PERSONAL DISASTER CARE PACKAGES
DUE BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th, 2014
BRING TO YOUR CHILD’S CLASSROOM.
PLEASE, NO EXTENSIONS!
Cornerstone is well supplied and prepared in the unfortunate event of a
disaster, but we need your help to assure that each child has personal
items that are essential should a disaster occur.
Please prepare a personal care package for each of your children enrolled
at Cornerstone School with the following items:
 One
large Ziploc bag per student with all items inside (Please no larger
than 2 gallon bag, preferably a 1 gallon bag.)
 Each
bag to be labeled on the outside with student’s name, grade and
teacher’s name
 ITEMS
TO INCLUDE
A
light jacket (one that can be folded to fit inside the bag!)
 An energy / granola bar or snack of choice
 A small can of juice
 (check to be sure that food and drink items DO NOT expire before
June 2014)
 A personal note from Mom and Dad or other family members
 A family/pet/or other special photograph
 A small toy yo-yo, puzzle, game, craft, deck of cards, etc.)
Packages brought in after the deadline or that are too large will be
returned. Please do not place packages in the teachers’ mailboxes or in
the parent board room.
Any questions? Please contact Disaster Preparedness Chair
Michele Ward: [email protected]
Cornerstone Elementary School
General Safety Guidelines for Student Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures
1.
Parents should never turn LEFT into the driveway in the front of the MPR.
2.
The curbs at Groveoak Place and Hyte Street must be clear of parked cars in
the designated areas for pick-up and drop-off. These areas are indicated by the
NO PARKING signs at designated times. This will allow the cars in the
pick-up or drop-off lanes to “hug the curb” and maintain safe access to the
vehicles.
3.
The drop-off/pick-up lane in front of the MPR (designated by the yellow line)
must be kept clear of parked cars from the hours of 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM.
4.
Driveways (especially those of the houses in the neighborhood) and all
crosswalks must be kept clear for safe passage by pedestrians.
5.
Pedestrians (students and parents) must enter and exit the school using the
sidewalks and crosswalks. Do not walk through the yard where the trash bins
are located and do not walk through the parking lot.
6.
Students are to enter and exit their vehicles only when directed to do so by a
teaching parent on curb duty. Drivers are to remain in their cars at all times.
7.
Avoid any behaviors that will slow down the traffic flow, including:
a. Talking with a teaching parent on curb duty.
b. Exiting your car for any reason. Please stay in your car. The teaching
parents on duty will remove any items that need to be removed.
c. Parking your car in the drop-off/pick-up lane in front of the MPR.
d. No cell phone use while in the pick-up line or driving around school.
8.
Always follow the directions of the teaching parents on duty.
9.
Follow normal traffic rules and regulations at all times.
Please see additional pages for the specific procedures for dropping off and picking up at
Hyte Street and Groveoak Place (in the front of the MPR) as well as the maps detailing the
street directions.
Groveoak Procedures
For K through 2nd grade and
3 -5th graders with younger siblings
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1)
Enter only from Grayslake:
a. When approaching from Grayslake, remain on Grayslake and turn left
onto Groveoak
b. If approaching from Via Rafael (from PVE/Granvia Altamira), remain on
Via Rafael (which becomes Mossbank Dr), turn left on Grayslake and
then turn left onto Groveoak
2)
Keep crosswalk at Hyte Street and driveway into drop-off lane clear for
pedestrians
3)
Students may be dropped off and picked up with the assistance of a teaching
parent in front of the MPR (see map)
4)
To allow as many cars as possible into the loading/unloading area, move
forward to the farthest part of the curb in front of the MPR without blocking
the entrance to the maintenance yard
5)
Students may be “picked up only” at the curb in front of the school with the
assistance of a teaching parent at all
thepick
2:35upand
2:56 pick up times
times.
6)
Students are to be loaded and unloaded into the vehicles by a teaching parent
7)
Do not pull out and around other vehicles unless specifically directed to do so
by a teaching parent on duty
8)
Exit the parking lot with a right turn only and proceed onto Springcreek.
See map on next page...
Pick Up
Hyte Street Procedures
For 3rd-5th graders
without younger siblings
1) Enter only from Grayslake and only with a right turn onto Hyte Street:
a. When approaching from Grayslake, remain on Grayslake and turn left
onto Groveoak, then right onto Hyte Street
b. If approaching from Via Rafael (from PVE/Granvia Altamira), remain on
Via Rafael (which becomes Mossbank Dr), turn left on Grayslake and
turn left onto Groveoak, then right onto Hyte Street
2) Keep crosswalk at Hyte Street clear for pedestrians
3) After entering Hyte Street, travel down and turn right onto Lightfoot Place to
make your turn-around at the end of the Lightfoot cul-de-sac.
4) Please do not stop your car at the foot of the stairs. Please pull your car forward
to the “No Parking between 2:30-3:30 PM” sign.
5) Students are allowed to enter and exit their vehicles themselves, PROVIDED that
a teaching parent can SEE them.
6) When exiting Hyte Street, use extreme caution if making a left turn or wait
patiently through the pick-up line if making a right turn.
See map on next page...
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SUB-COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS
(AAYF) Art at Your Fingertips AAYF’s primary objective is to help
each child at every grade level feel comfortable using art as a medium of
expressing him or herself while enhancing each child’s creative and mental
growth through art. These goals are truly evident when you see the amazing art
pieces your child creates during the AAYF sessions. Through simple techniques
and your child’s imagination, your child will create masterpieces that you’ll
want to surely make space for on your walls at home. Volunteer opportunities
are plenty, and range from becoming a trained docent, to helping put supplies
together, to working in the class as an assistant on these fabulous projects. You
don’t have to an artist to get involved, just a parent with a passion for working
with children.
Art Trek; Picasso, Monet, Matisse. These are just a few of the Great Masters
that our children will be exposed to this year through the unique Art Trek
program. The goals of Art Trek include teaching children of all ages a basic
working knowledge of art techniques, media, vocabulary, and history, as well as
increasing awareness of the influence that art has on our culture. You don’t have
to be an art expert to teach Art Trek, just have an enthusiasm for interacting with
kids, and the rest falls into place.
Archeological Dig: This program, offered each year to 4th grade students,
allows our children to learn about fossils, relics and the field of archeology firsthand. During the “Dig’’, students receive classroom training over a period of
two days, and then explore a “real” archeological dig from an experienced
archeologist on the Cornerstone campus, unearthing artifacts, fossils, and other
treasures. This program originated at Cornerstone and has since been adopted by
the PVPUSD with offerings at other local elementary schools. If you are the
parent of a 4th Grader, please consider volunteering your time.
Multi-Cultural Studies: Many schools throughout southern California
devote one week of the school year to study a variety of cultures. At Cornerstone,
we’ve taken it a bit further and truly delve into one country’s history, heritage
and culture by exploring it throughout the year. Students learn about other
countries through assemblies, recess activities, newsletters, Family Fun Nights,
“After School Series” courses, and other educational experiences. This is
Cornerstone’s twelfth offering of a year-long multi-cultural study, and it’s just
one stop on our trip around the globe as we attempt to make the world smaller,
one country at a time. To make the program a success, we need many parent
volunteers to help with these special events and activities.
Past Multi-Cultural Studies: Great Britain (2013-2014), Korea (2012-2013),
Mexico (2011-2012), Italy (2010-2011), India (2009-2010), Caribbean (2008-
2009), China (2007-2008), Ireland (2006-2007), Brazil (2005-2006), Greece
(2004-2005), and Japan (2003-2004).
Characters Come Alive: What would Marco Polo, Admiral Yii, Albert
Einstein, Maya Angeluo, and Laura Ingalls Wilder have to say if they were alive
today? What would you ask Sacagawea and Abraham Lincoln if you saw them
roaming the Cornerstone halls? Well, thanks to the talent of some of our
Cornerstone parent volunteers, (who study the characters, dress in costume, and
visit the classrooms throughout the year), our kids have the chance to learn
directly from these historical figures. Whether you’ve got the acting bug or a
passion for history, you could help bring an important character to life for our
children.
Field Trips: In addition to the time devoted to the learning experience in the
classroom, all children participate in grade appropriate fieldtrips, ranging from
museums to theatrical performances to beach cleanups and more. These field
trips, supported in part by Booster Club funds, are aimed at enriching the lessons
learned in class. We are currently looking for grade-level representatives, as well
as chaperones for these awesome adventures. Each of the grade-level reps works
in collaboration with their teachers to schedule educational experiences that will
supplement their curriculum, and the chaperones get to join in on the fun.
Performing Arts: Cornerstone is on the cutting edge by bringing preforming
arts California State Standards to our Children through this fabulous program.
Your child will sing, dance and act under the direction of Fantasia Family Music,
a preforming arts institute that believes every child has an artistic potential that
should be developed to its fullest. Each grade level works for fourteen weeks on a
live performance for family and friends, in which every child is a star. It’s an
amazing and unique opportunity for our children, and one of the favorite
activities of the year. Adults to chaperone the performers during the show and
dress rehearsals for coordination, costume changes, and crowd control is
appreciated. (You wouldn’t be asked to work during your own child’s show.)
Spelling Bee: Children in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to hone their
spelling and speaking skills by joining the Spelling Bee competition at
Cornerstone. The Spelling Bee benefits our children by encouraging them to
study the lists of high caliber words for several weeks, after which they will stand
up and compete in front of an audience of their peers, parents, and teachers to
demonstrate their “t-r-e-m-e-n-d-o-u-s” spelling skills! The 5th grade winner will
go to compete at the regional and possibly the state level, with the ultimate prize
being a spot at the National Spelling Bee. Many coordination and administrative
‘behind the scenes” work goes into the Bee each year, and there are many adults
needed on-hand during the actual event. It’s a lot of fun and always very exciting.
Reflections: The Reflections Program is unique to the Education Committee
in that it is a Nationwide PTA program in which every school in the country can
participate. Conducted in the fall, Reflections offers students in preschool
through 12th grade the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition.
Children are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas; dance
choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography,
and visual arts. We are fortunate that Cornerstone has such immense staff and
parent support for the program, and that student participation (which is
voluntary) increases with each passing year. Three years ago, we had the high
honor of having one of our 5th Grade Students, Julianna Yonis, win a national
award for her entry!
We hope you have enjoyed reading about the enriching experiences our children
receive as students here at Cornerstone. Please indicate on the parent survey the
programs about which you would like to learn more. Involvement in any of these
sub-committees is a fulfilling and rewarding way to be involved in your child’s
education, and is a fun way to earn service hours. Remember, it takes all of us,
through our talents, time and effort, to bring these wonderful programs to our
children.
Thank you,
Monica Chae
Education Co-Chairmen
310-210-8343
[email protected]
LeeAnne Pinner
Education Co-Chairmen
310-544-2451
[email protected]
Make History &
Earn Service Hours!!
We need:
2 photographers per class (K – 3rd grade)
3 photographers per class (4th – 5th grade)
to capture the special moments that take place during field trips,
class activities, and school-wide events (e.g., Spirit Days,
Halloween, Talent Show, Red Ribbon Week, Book Fair, Fun Run,
Characters Come Alive, Science Night, etc.)
W e also need help spreading the
word about all of the great things our
sc hool does by submitting artic les
and pic tures to loc al public ations.
For details, contact Historian co-chairs:
Gina Kraemer [email protected]
Stacey Nozaki [email protected]
Special Events Needs You!
Have fun and get to know people while earning service hours
Tap into your Creative Side
Come and help decorate the campus or the MPR for
various events throughout the year. No help is too
little… even an hour or two makes a HUGE difference!
Halloween Events Chair(s)
If you enjoy party planning or just love Halloween, please
help us coordinate the parade and other festivities. No
experience needed!
Talent Show Chair(s)
Our kids look forward to participating in this special event
every year and we need your help in making our 6th
Annual Talent Show another success. Please let me
know if you are interested!
For sign-ups and/or any questions, please contact:
Nazie Atashi at [email protected]