PTA Weekly Update – October 10th


You should have received your directory forms this week. Please get them in asap so we can start putting the directory together. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please let us know.


Tiger Tog order forms are now available on the website. We would like order forms turned in by next Friday for this ordering period. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Erik Larson at Thank you!


Walkathon Logo 2013Important Reminder:
Please turn in your Walk-a-thon pledge money donations by
THIS FRIDAY, October 11th.
Checks should be made out to Proctor Terrace PTA. Money should be placed in a sealed envelope with student’s name, teacher’s name & Walk-a-thon written on the outside. Envelopes can be turned in to the student’s teacher or the front office.
If your child did not participate in the Walk-a-thon, please consider making a flat donation to the PTA. It is the PTA’s main fundraiser of the year. Our goal is to raise $35,000!

Donations can also be made online via Paypal:

All prizes for Top Student Walkers and Top Student Earners will be announced at the Walk-a-thon Awards Assembly on Friday, October 18th

Prize hints: Laser Tag Party, Guitar + lessons, Gift Certificates to T&B Sports, Play it Again Sports, Scandia Golf, Cal Skate, Snoopy’s Home Ice, Toyworks, Trek Bike Store, Sift, Fleet Feet, Pump It Up and more!
Pizza Parties for Top Class Walkers and Top Class Earners!
Any student who turns in a donation of $10 or more by October 11th will be entered to win an ipod Nano generously donated by 3rd grade teacher Nancy Cartan. Winner will be drawn at the Awards Assembly.
* Money can be turned in after the 11th, but won’t be counted towards student prizes.
Attention Parents: Did you capture any special moments at the Walk-a-thon? Would you like to share your photos so we can put them in our slide show at the Awards Assembly? Please put them on a CD and turn them into the office by Friday October 11th or email them to Kathy Doig at Thank you!


proctorpumpkinCandy Donation Box set up by the PTA bulletin board so please donate if you can. Dum Dum Lollipops are in high need for one of the games.

Sign Ups are all online please check to see what game your child’s class has this year and try to volunteer if you are available.

If you are not able to sign up yourself please contact Sheila Parra at for help.


Interested in identifying safe routes to school and areas that are of concern? Our school was selected as one of 10 in the county that will receive help from a grant on this. The Dept of Health Services asks for a 2 and a half hour commitment for 1 day to meet to do a walkabout in the neighborhood to develop a safety map. This will happen sometime between Oct 14 and Nov 8, date TBD. Email Connie Sultana at if you are interested!

PTA Weekly Update – October 3rd


Walkathon Logo 2013

We hope your student and family had fun participating in our Walk-a-thon last Friday, September 27th.The weather was perfect and we had so many wonderful parent volunteers. Thank you to everyone who pitched in to make it such a special day.

Big Thank You’s to the Elsie Allen High School Drum Line, whose precision and music mesmerized us all and to Matthew Seghezzi from Dansations DJ + Event Services for keeping our kids pumped up with great tunes for the 3rd year in a row.

Did your child enjoy peeking his / her head in the special wood cut out featuring a boy and girl “walking across America?” It was lovingly created and painted by Valerie Martin, Mom to Jack Lazark in Mrs. Cartan’s class. Thank you Valerie!

There were so many kids running, in addition to walking! It seemed they were all excited to earn their rubber bracelets and sports necklaces. We handed out 393 blue bracelets (10 laps), 247 white ones (25 laps), and 45 red ones (50 laps). 18 students walked 75 laps or more — that is a Proctor Terrace record and that mileage is equivalent to a Half Marathon!

When students checked out, they received a Yogurt Farms free frozen yogurt coupon. Please enjoy this treat generously donated by Todd Phillips, Yogurt Farms owner, before October 28th (expiration date).

Students can now turn in their pledge money. The deadline to submit money to be considered for prizes is Friday, October 11th. Money can be turned in after October 11th, however it will not be applied to student prize categories. If your child did not participate in the Walk-a-thon, please consider a flat donation. This event is the PTA’s main fundraiser of the year! Online donations can be made on the school website via Paypal. Checks should be made out to Proctor Terrace PTA.

Any student who turns in $10 or more will be entered to win an ipod Nano generously donated by 3rd grade teacher, Nancy Cartan. The winner will be drawn and all awards announced at the Awards Assembly on Friday, October 18th. Awards Categories include Top Walkers, Top Earners: Individual and Classroom.

Also, if we raise $35,000 or more, Mr. Mayer will do a tricycle race after the Awards Assembly.

To print additional pledge sheets, please go to our school website and click Walk-a-thon:

Let’s go Tigers!




Tiger togs will be coming home this Friday or early next week. The PTA will supply one free tiger tog for each student at Proctor Terrace to celebrate the fantastic new logo designed by Proctor parent, Megan Williams.
We are still looking for a tiger tog coordinator for this year. If you would like to help, please let us know.



First Daytime PTA Meeting – Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room. The agenda can be found in next week’s blog or in the hallway outside the PTA office. Everyone is welcome.Coffee and donuts provided. We hope to see you there!



restingOdyssey of the Mind is off to another great start this year! So far we have four teams that have already formed and a few more in the works. It is not too late to involve your child/children in this one-of-a-kind program. We are always in need of parent volunteers to coach as well. For more information about Odyssey, check out the website at: or contact the OM coordinators for Proctor:

Sarah Navarro:

Celia Sedgwick:




Walk and Roll Winners of the Golden Sneaker Award
Mrs. Solomon’s class
Mrs. Gude-Dunbar/Mrs Averbuck’s class
Mrs. Johansson’s class

Oct. 9 – International Walk and Roll to School Day
Mark your calendar
32 schools in our county will be participating!


Preparations are underway for Proctor Terrace Elementary School’s annual Halloween carnival.  Tigerfest  is hosted by the PTA and can only happen with your support.  If you can help, please return form to your child’s teacher or to the front office. Click here for the Tigerfest form.

All games & food items at Tigerfest are paid for with tickets. Games cost one ticket each.  Beverages cost 2-3 tickets, snacks cost 2-3 tickets, & meals cost 5-7 tickets.

This year we added a double-sided slide and new food items. Sign ups will be available online soon.

Detailed menu available at

Pre-order your tickets by Wednesday, October 23rd and receive 3 tickets for $1.00.

Click here for the pre-order form.



USA Tennis with Rachel Blum on the blacktop – Fridays – October 11, 18 and 25, and November 1st. Delayed until next week in hopes of getting more students signed up.

PGA Golf on the field – Thursdays October 3, 10, 17, 24, and November 7th.

Move Over Mozart – Thursdays starting October 3rd.

¡Disfruta! – Starting September 25 and 26th for 5 weeks and 10 weeks.

K-3rd         1:30-2:15

3rd-6th      2:30-3:15

PTA Weekly Update – September 12th

We had a great turnout at our first PTA meeting on Tuesday night! A lot of ground was covered but we wanted to share a few highlights.

Santa Rosa City Schools will be holding 8 meetings to form a strategic plan to help define our children’s future and the board wants to hear from you. Go to and click on Strategic Planning to learn more about how education is changing and see a calendar of upcoming meetings. Mr. Mayer strongly encourages parents to get involved, now is your chance to be heard. Some of the locations may be changing to make them more convenient to all citizens of Santa Rosa.

Odyssey of the Mind will hold their first meeting on September 17th at 6:30 in Ms. Schmidt’s room, they are looking for coaches to assist with this amazing program so go check it out.

Get ready for some fresh air! The first Walk & Roll to School is on Wednesday September 18th, see you on the sidewalk.

The Walkaton is upon us, be sure Friday the 27th is circled on your calendar. Go to and click on Walkathon for more information including how to volunteer, it’s a big event and we’d love to have your help.

Don’t forget to sign up as a PTA member before September 30th, your child’s class could earn an extra $50 curriculum enrichment!

The PTA will be giving each student a Tiger Tog with our brand new logo but still need a Tiger Tog coordinator to help place quarterly orders, go Tigers!

There is a tremendous need for yard duty from 11:55-12:30, contact the district if interested in this paid position.

Thanks to your dedicated fundraising and wonderful donations the PTA has money to spend and we need your ideas, please contact Kristina Kiessig to get involved with our Spending Committee.

The results from our survey last spring told us you’d like to attend a PTA meeting in the morning, so guess what?… our next General Membership Meeting will be held at 8:30 AM in the multipurpose room on Tuesday October 8th, bring your coffee and get involved!

Next Week’s Upcoming Events:

September 17th: Odyssey of the Mind Meeting at 6:30pm in the MPR. More information at

September 18th: Walk and Roll is something we do every week at Proctor Terrace. To keep fit, help the environment, cut down on traffic and have fun
we just walk or roll (bikes, scooters, skates etc) to school. Families that need to drive can park 4 blocks away and still be part of the team. The classes with the most walk and rollers win an award each week called The Golden Sneaker. Occasionally we have special Walk and Roll days on which each child who participates wins a special prize. Our first official Walk and Roll Day is Wednesday September 18th! Mark your calendar for the special International Walk and Roll Day, October 9th! More infomation at

September 19th: SCHOOL PICTURE DAY!

September 20th: Student BBQ and our first Ice cream Social and Movie Night! Ice Cream Social starts at 6:00pm and movie starts at 7:15pm. We will be watching the new animated movie Epic. More information at