PTA

This page is managed by the Redwood Shores Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), Tax ID: 90-0590518.

2020-2021 Redwood Shores Elementary School PTA Executive Board


Auditor Helen McCormick, Secretary Sonia Quesada, Treasurer Janet Chiu, Vice President Payal Vaish, Historian Trish Lawson, President Shannon Guzzetta, Executive Vice President Jayna Neilson Not Pictured; Parliamentarian Christy Meier; Council Representative; SchoolForce Chair; Principal Karrie Amsler

PTA President's Message

Greetings Seals Families! I'm Shannon Guzzetta, your PTA President for the 2020-2021 school year. Along with our Executive Board, we look forward to serving the Redwood Shores Elementary School community as we also celebrate our 10th year in operation!

First and foremost, we hope to encourage and foster a strong Seals community. Families should feel supported and welcomed and even when not physically on campus there are many ways to volunteer your ideas, skills and time to help our community during the school year. So many roles are being reimagined this year, and we welcome your creativity and all of your questions too!

The PTA provides community building opportunities as well as on-going support for our school. Here are some details about the PTA (supporting PTA and SchoolForce will be part of the Student Information Update process coming in early August).

  • The purpose of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) organization is to support every child by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
  • With a child enrolled at Redwood Shores Elementary, you are already their advocate and a welcome member of our community. Families become active PTA members to support each other.
  • The PTA supports your child, your child's teacher, your child's learning environment and our school and surrounding community.
  • PTA members have voting rights at PTA General Association Meetings – so you can influence how our donations and budget are spent and be well informed.
  • Our local PTA is also a member of the National PTA Organization.
  • A portion of local dues goes toward Council PTA, District PTA, California State PTA and National PTA. All levels of PTA provide training materials, workshops, support, newsletters, legislative representation and advocacy, and community programs.
  • Fellow parents and teachers at RSES appreciate PTA members!

Beginning in August, you'll hear about PTA's partnership with our education foundation, SchoolForce to provide district wide, and site specific programs for science, art, music, physical education, professional development for teachers, innovation grants, virtual assemblies, enrichment clubs and more! Together, all district PTAs and SchoolForce have partnered for the Education Committment Campaign asking for your support of these and other programs for our students. Your contributions to the Education Committment Campaign allow us to provide the amazing programs, events and resources for our community. Our traditional events may look different this year, but we remain committed to supporting our students, families, and staff in these especially challenging times.

The PTA also relies on your spirit of volunteerism. We need more ideas and help with implementation, so if you're at all willing to lend a hand, please contact me. All of our efforts TOGETHER can lead to great experiences and accomplishments!

The PTA Executive Board works tirelessly to help families stay informed of important information, options and expectations and to ensure that we start off the new year successfully. If you want to learn about more ways to help, or have any questions, concerns, or simply ideas to share, always feel free to reach out to me.

Whether you're new to the school or a dedicated PTA parent, please join the Seals Community as we embark on a quest to ensure Redwood Shores Elementary School reaches our greatest potential. It truly takes a village and I am so proud to be a part of this community. Let us all share in this Seals Pride TOGETHER!

I look forward to talking with you (one way or another) soon!

Shannon Guzzetta | PTA President

Get Connected

Important information for enrolled families is available on Konstella. This app/website also manages the school-wide directory, calendar, activities, sign ups, volunteer opportunities, classroom groups, and announcements.

Our calendar listing of activities for 2020-2021 is coming soon! (By September, events will be added to Konstella so you can subscribe to the calendar to get items added to your own calendar.)

PTA.Back.to.school.night.pdf

Please review the previous Back to School Night presentation for an overview of what the PTA does at Redwood Shores Elementary School.

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteers contribute to our academic programs, our classrooms, and student enrichment. Also, volunteering is a great way to give back, to meet new people, and for parents to see their children in action at school.

Click here for more information and the required clearance process.

Supporting PTA / Educational PROGRAMS

Our PTA is committed to the partnership with our Education Foundation, SchoolForce to work together supporting all students and staff in our district. The Education Committment Campaign will officially kick off in August and we ask families to support this effort to make your child's education as well rounded and enriching as possible. Donations to the campaign provide educational programs (art, science, music), teacher professional development, classroom and student supplies and instructional support, virtual assemblies and field trips, technology upgrades, and much, much more. Each one directly impacts your family! Keep an eye out for more information about the Education Committment Campaign. Your donation of $10 per student per school day, (or $1800 for the school year), can be made all at once, or in monthly installments.

The followign passive fundraising opportunities extend your support through everyday purchases. Every little bit counts! We thank you for your support!

Anyone can make a donation to the Redwood Shores Elementary School PTA by sending a paypal payment to info@rwspta.org or delivering a check to our school office at 225 Shearwater Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065. Thanks for considering!

Amazon shopper? Then start your shopping at smile.amazon.com and earn Redwood Shores Elementary School 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know with the same products, prices and service. Be sure to select Redwood Shores Elementary School and bookmark your page for future shopping or access through Konstella.

Shop products with Box Tops for Education and earn cash for Redwood Shores Elementary School. We will earn 10 cents for each clipping. In 2019, you can scan your receipt with the Box Tops App to receive credit for our school. Any Box Tops printed on packaging can be clipped along the printed perforations and return it to the school office.

The Benefit mobile app brings purpose to your fingertips through digital gift cards, allowing Redwood Shores Elementary School to benefit on the spot from your everyday purchases. Use the Benefit app to buy and redeem gift cards instantly while earning for your school. Earn up to 20% on every purchase when you pay with Benefit! Support the things that matter most by using digital gift cards when shopping, dining or buying gift cards as gifts. For a complete list of merchants, click here.

Raise funds for Redwood Shores Elementary School through your credit/debit cards, rewards and grocery cards by shopping locally or online. It is easy to sign up and once you do, you will be earning money for Redwood Shores Elementary every time you shop with participating local merchants such as: Bianchinis, Piazza, Draegers, Trags, Delucchi's, Lunardi's, Mollie Stones, Key Markets and Lucky Stores. For a complete list of merchants, click here.

In previous years, we held an annual Walk-A-Thon as our annual fundraising event. Moving forward, this will continue to be a community building and wellness event. Additional details will be available via Konstella.

If you have questions, please contact president@rwspta.org.