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The 2016 Walk-a-thon is Here!

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Our annual Walk-a-thon is coming up on Friday, October 21.  We invite our entire Jensen Ranch family to participate – students, teachers, parents, grandparents…. it’s a great way to come out and show your Paw Pride!  Last year’s efforts made possible a full 1:1 chrome book ratio for all our 3rd graders plus mobile carts for our K-2, which now means all 3rd – 5th has a 1:1 ratio, preparing our kids for tomorrow’s advances.

This year we are working to raise funds to help support improvements to our outdoor facilities.  Projects such as enhancing our outdoor classroom, teaching garden, PE equipment and secure storage are examples we’re looking at.  Final decisions will be brainstormed and voted upon by the PTA membership.

In order to accomplish these goals we are challenging each student to raise $100.  Not only will this help instill a greater sense of Paw Pride, but students can earn individual prizes as well as contribute to helping their classroom earn prizes.

More information can be found in our 2016 Walk-a-thon Packet..

Please encourage your families and friends near and far, to sponsor your child.  It’s easy!  Just send them to http://www.jensenranchwalkathon2016.myevent.com/ and click on “Sponsorships” on the left hand side.


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Teacher Appreciation Week at Jensen Ranch!

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Jensen Ranch Elementary will be celebrating our teachers all week long – beginning May 9th, 2016.   As we have celebrated in the past, we ask students to bring a flower for their teacher on “California Day of the Teacher” which is on Wednesday, May 11.

This year, we would like to expand on this by asking students to bring our wonderful teachers something nice each day as they do so much for our children throughout the year.

Monday: Fruit Day (Example: a piece of fruit or perhaps another small sweet treat)
Tuesday: Beverage Day. (Example: tea packets, coffee beans, small amount Starbucks or Peets gift card, favorite soda or juice)
Wednesday: Flower Day (Example: a single flower from the store or your garden to add to others to make a class bouquet)
Thursday: Greeting Card Day (Example: store bought or handmade “Thank you” card from your child)
Friday: A Teacher Appreciation Lunch will take place after school on Friday, 5/13.

I know this can get confusing, as many of us may have heard that last week was Teacher Appreciation Week.  Here’s the scoop:

Yes, this past week was National PTA Teacher Appreciation Week – which I know is what many of my friends around the country celebrate (even here in California). However, here at Jensen Ranch, we’ve always piggy-backed on  California Day of the Teacher, which is something out of the California Teacher’s Association, and that’s when we have traditionally held the teacher appreciation lunch and brought in flowers for our teachers.  This year, the PTA decided to expand on that week by making some suggestions on how we can celebrate all week long.  I hope you’ll join us!


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Jensen Ranch Adopt-a-Family

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In the spirit of giving, Jensen Ranch has adopted six local families in need.  Our task is to provide them with gifts of clothing, toys, household basics and holiday cheer.  As a community, Castro Valley Outreach is adopting a total of over 140 families this year.

  1. Please select what you would like to donate on the wish list.
  2. Bring unwrapped gifts to the Christmas tree in the library BY WEDNESDAY 16TH.
  3. Attach a Snowman, with family #, gender and age of the family member, to the gift.
  4. If you donate GIFT CARDS, please leave GIFT CARDS in the OFFICE for safe keeping.  Please write the family #, gender and age of the family member on the envelope of the gift card.

Any Questions?  Contact Connie Ma at connie_ma@sbcglobal.net or Nancy Hill at nancy@realtime-comm.com

We could not do this without your generous support! 

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!

Kindergarten & 1st Grade:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44aaa62fa7fc1-holiday/5745341

2nd Grade:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44aaa62fa7fc1-holiday1/5745341

3rd Grade:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44aaa62fa7fc1-holiday2/5745341

4th & 5th Grades:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44aaa62fa7fc1-holiday3/5745341

 

For more information on this wonderful program and how to help, please be sure to check out our flyer.


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The Thanksgiving Food Drive is Here!

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Our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive is here!  Each year, we come together with the entire CVUSD and partner with Castro Valley Outreach to provide much needed food and cheer to over 150 CV families in need.  Each grade level is requested to bring any of the following non-perishable and unexpired items to school from Monday, November 9th to Friday, November 20th.

Kindergarten
Stuffing (box or bag)
Gravy (can or jar)
Canned cranberries
Canned tomatoes
Dinner napkins
1st Grade
Cornbread mix
Canned potatoes
Canned green beans
Applesauce
Holiday cookies
2nd Grade
Dried pasta
Scalloped potatoes
Canned corn
Canned fruit
Jell-O
3rd Grade
Flour
Sugar
Canned mixed vegetables
Canned soups
Fruit juice
4th Grade
Rice
Canned yams
Chili
Pickles
Sparkling cider
5th Grade
Canned ham 5lb.
Baked beans
Canned peas
Canned olives
Aluminum roasting pans

*Please check expiration dates as expired food cannot be accepted!

The balance of the menu is perishable and will be purchased by our Castro Valley Outreach volunteers. To create a well-rounded holiday meal for our families, we also need gift cards in any denomination from Safeway, Lucky or Trader Joe’s. Please leave gift cards in the Office for safe keeping. Anyone wishing to write a check to “Castro Valley Outreach” can also leave the check in the Office. Cash donations are tax deductible and you will receive a thank you letter.

What a great way to show our children what we all have to be thankful for. Reach out and help others. Give what is right not what is left!

Volunteer Opportunities for Parents and Children

  • Friday November 13 – Friday, November 20, Lunch Recess: Food sorting by parents and Kids Care Club, in MPR
  • Friday, November 20, 1:00 – 4:30: Parent volunteers NEEDED with trucks, minivans or SUVs to deliver collection to Mormon Church (Seven Hills & Almond).
  • Monday & Tuesday, November 23 & 24, 9:00 – Noon: Sort, box and distribute baskets at Mormon Church in CV

Please sign up using the link above.

Happy Holidays and Thanks for Your Generous Support!


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Science Night

Category : School Events

We’re excited to present our annual Family Science Night on Thursday, November 19.  Join us in the Jensen Ranch MPR from 6:00pm-8:00pm and get ready for some fun!  Try out the hands-on FUNstations from 6-7:15pm and then get ready for a Fire and Ice Show to round out the night.  Activities and the show will be provided by MadScience, with special guests from our very own local Boy Scout troop.

For questions, please contact Marina Lyubimov or Janet Tien.  See you soon!


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Jensen Ranch School Halloween Party and Parade

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It’s almost that time of year when ghosts, goblins, princesses, and superheroes will merge together for an afternoon of fun!  Thursday is an early release day, so bring the kids home, grab some lunch and then head back to campus for a fun parade and an afternoon of games.

Happy Halloween!!!

DATE: 10/29/2015 ( Thu 3:30PM – 5:30PM PDT )

LOCATION: Jensen Ranch Elementary

There are still a few opportunities to lend a hand.  Check out the link below to see where you can help.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c4cacab2ea64-jensen


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Show your “Paw Pride” – Jensen Ranch 2015 Walkathon

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The PTA Walk-a-thon is coming up on October 23rd.

Coming up on October 23rd is our annual PTA Walk-a-thon. Last year, we raised enough money to implement a 1:1 Chromebook program in our 4th & 5th grade classrooms.  This year we are working to expand that to 3rd grade.  Additionally, our goal is to purchase new technology for our primary classrooms and upgrade our teaching tools for 21st century instruction.  Any contribution you can make will be appreciated and put to great use to benefit our students.

http://www.jensenranchwalkathon2015.myevent.com/

Jensen Ranch PTA Walkathon 2015
Friday, October 23rd
12:00 – 3:00 P.M.

2015 Walkathon Info Sheet

 


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2015 Jensen Ranch Walkathon Oct. 23rd.

Category : School Events

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Show your “Paw Pride”

Coming up on October 23rd is our annual PTA Walk-a-thon. Last year, we raised enough money to implement a 1:1 Chromebook program in our 4th & 5th grade classrooms.  This year we are working to expand that to 3rd grade.  Additionally, our goal is to purchase new technology for our primary classrooms and upgrade our teaching tools for 21st century instruction.  Any contribution you can make will be appreciated and put to great use to benefit our students.

http://www.jensenranchwalkathon2015.myevent.com/

Jensen Ranch PTA Walkathon 2015
Friday, October 23rd
12:00 – 3:00 P.M.

2015 Walkathon Info Sheet

 


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