RSVP for 5th-grade promotion and celebration

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The last day of school for our 5th-grade students is coming! We are excited to share the plan for our celebration event on Wednesday, June 16. The Car Parade begins at noon, circling the Clara Barton front drop offline and lot. Please queue up and be ready. Feel free to decorate your car, make posters, anything to make this parade extra-special! Teachers and staff members will be there to wave goodbye – it is important to maintain distance and remain in your car during the entire parade. CBE Staff will collect laptops, textbooks and all other non-consumable supplies from all remote students. Remember to bring the charger cord too! At the end of the parade, you can pick up your 5th Grade Goodie Bag (thank you PTSA!). IF you choose to continue the celebration, you can drive across to the Woodlands Field area where PTSA will have pizza, donuts, and other treats for 5th graders. Please know that due to COVID-19 this portion is optional, families that decide to join understand that they do so at their own risk.

Please be sure to RSVP for the event here.

Also, be sure to stop by the south end of the school (playground entrance) to take your 5th grader’s photo in front of the Clara Barton “Congratulations” backdrop. The backdrop will be hung up from Monday, June 7 until Tuesday, June 15, so make sure to get your picture taken by then!

We would like to congratulate each 5th grade Clara Barton Family for reaching this milestone. Together, we rise!

Jay Lippe, PTSA VP of Fundraising

Science comedy event, The Pirate Show! for Clara Barton families

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In partnership with Clara Barton Elementary PTSA, virtual Pirate School is in session. This madcap, slap-dash pirate training academy allows youngsters and adults to discover their ‘inner-swashbuckler.’

Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates! excites and motivates students with piratical fun. Concepts addressed will include:

Atmospheric pressure, wind, currents, sailboat aerodynamics (Science)
Simple machines (Engineering)
Navigation (Math)
Flight of a cannonball (Technology)

Kids are encouraged to attend dressed in costume.

More information for this virtual live event is available here at https://clarabartonptsa.org/pirate/

Say “thank you!” during Clara Barton Educator Appreciation Week

Say “thank you!” during Clara Barton Educator Appreciation Week

In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Day, join Clara Barton PTSA in celebrating educators. The Clara Barton Educator Appreciation Week kicks off Monday with suggestions to appreciate all teachers and staff.

Monday, May 3: Be Your Teacher’s Biggest Fan! Wear your teacher’s favorite color. Click below for a list of Staff Favorites.
Tuesday, May 4: Thanks A Latte for All You Do! PTSA will host a coffee espresso bar and treats for our amazing teachers and staff.
Wednesday, May 5: More Caffeine to Espresso Our Thanks! PTSA will host Starbucks coffee, tea and treats to continue our appreciation on asynchronous day.
Thursday, May 6: Express Your Appreciation with THANK-YOU Notes! Write a note or an e-mail to teachers and staff to let them know how great they really are. Click below for templates and email addresses.
Friday, May: Thanks Are in The Cards! Send a teacher or staff a gift card. Click below for Staff Favorites.
Please join us for any or all days, or to celebrate educators in any way you prefer.

https://clarabartonptsa.org/programs-events/teacher-appreciation-week/

Questions? Contact PTSA Educator Appreciation Week Chair at masami.amit@gmail.com.

May for Math virtual math event

May for Math

Crunch numbers and sharpen math skills with fun, interactive games at this virtual math night event presented by Clara Barton PTSA in partnership with Mathnasium.

May for Math breaks students into groups of 8 for a 45-minute session to participate in hands-on math activities.

Registration is FREE to Clara Barton Elementary students. For more information, visit May for Math

The Virtual Zaniac Show comedy event for CBE families

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Join us this Friday for The Virtual Zaniac Show, a family-friendly action comedy event.
Friday, April 23
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84595666184

This event is sponsored by the PTSA and all Clara Barton families are invited.

Have fun! We hope to “see” you there.

Jay Lippe
VP of Fundraising
Clara Barton Elementary PTSA

Get active, submit a Fun Run pic, support PTSA programs

Spring into action for the Bobcats Virtual Fun Run! Run or walk anytime during the week of April 12-16 and help fund PTSA programs including Pacific Science Center events, The Toy Maker, Nature Vision, new playground benches, The Zania Show, and Pirate School.

Here’s how your student may participate:

  • RUN or WALK for 20 mins. Fun and safe places include Clara Barton playground (after 4:00PM), Smith Woods Park, neighborhood playgrounds, RMS or Einstein Elementary fields, and Anderson Park.
  • Take a picture of your Clara Barton Bobcat walking or running in their grade color or  spirit wear and send it to Mrs. Horner for the PE Sway and Yearbook. Include name, grade and teacher when sending a picture. Click the button for grade colors.
  • Set a goal and pledge to raise at least $20. Ask parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends to sponsor you through donations from the link below.

Bobcats Virtual Fun Run – Clara Barton Elementary PTSA (clarabartonptsa.org)

Questions? Contact PTSA Fundraising VP, Jay Lippe.

In-person and remote-only student picture days

Clara Barton student picture days are April 12 and 13. Families may choose to order school pictures; however, any student photographed will be included in the School Yearbook regardless of orders (purchase yearbooks here).

Order forms went home with in-person students and online ordering details and forms are now available for pick-up in front of school. Students attending in-person will have their picture taken during school hours and remote students have a drive-up option available on either date from 1:30-3:00PM.

Questions? Contact our PTSA Picture Day Chair, Amanda Papaefstathiou

StoryWalk in Smith Woods Park

Graphic image of book cover with title, "The Girl with a Mind for Math" with a girl writing on a chalk board

Through donations from parents like you, Albert Einstein and Clara Barton PTSAs now present StoryWalk at Smith Woods Park, March 16-April 24. StoryWalk is a way to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Pages from the book, The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague, will be installed on signs along the path at Smith Woods Park. As you stroll down the trail, you’ll be directed to the next page in the story.

Questions? Contact PTSA Events VP at events@clarabartonptsa.org. A map and more information are available at https://clarabartonptsa.org/storywalk/.