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Letter of gratitude from the community we serve

Category : School Events

Hello amazing donors and volunteers. Today we received a special delivery. Our 5 year old was amazed that santa’s elves brought us a tree, so now it “really IS” Christmas with a tree and a feast and everything!  

We cannot tell you how blessed we are and how magical this has made Christmas for our daughter. Despite Daddy being hurt and Mommy working too much, it is still “Christmas” and the magic of Christmas is very much alive.

Please send our utmost thanks and gratitude to all the volunteers, donors, and amazing people that have made Christmas come to our house this year in such a magical way. God Bless you all and we pray that next year we will be able to return the love to another family.

Family 44


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2017 Adopt-A-Family Gift Drive

Category : School Events

Happy holidays! Jensen Ranch has, once again, teamed up with Castro Valley Outreach to adopt seven families in need. Each grade has an opportunity to make a local family’s holiday wishes come true. For a list of our adopted families’ wish list, see Signup Genius links below. We also shared information about our adopted families in the signups, given what was provided to us.

Kindergarten – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4da4ac22a46-adoptafamily

1st Grade – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4da4ac22a46-adoptafamily1

2nd Grade – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4da4ac22a46-adoptafamily2

3rd Grade – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4da4ac22a46-adoptafamily3

4th Grade – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4da4ac22a46-adoptafamily4

5th Grade – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4da4ac22a46-adoptafamily5

How it Works:

  • Use the sign-up above to make someone’s wish come true.
  • Place your unwrapped gift by the Christmas tree in the library by December 19th.
  • Remember to tag your gift to identity your gift recipient. Include the family number, age and gender. Snowman gift tags are available by the Christmas tree, if needed.
  • Gift cards should be dropped off at the school office for safekeeping. Write the family number, age and gender on the envelop to identify your gift card’s recipient. Any monetary donations to be used for this gift drive should also be dropped off at the school office.
  • Santa’s elves will wrap gifts and sort gifts to prepare for pickup or delivery. If you are interested in wrapping gifts or delivering gifts, please contact Nina Wallkvist at nwallkvist@gmail.com 
  • Our adopted family will receive their gifts on Dec 22nd

If you have any questions regarding the gift drive, contact Nina Wallkvist at nwallkvist@gmail.com,

As always, thank you for your support! 

Jensen Ranch Community Outreach Committee


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Chipotle Night

Category : School Events

The Castro Valley Chipotle, located at 3369 Castro Valley Blvd, will sponsor Jensen Ranch Elementary PTA from 5-9pm on Friday, 11/3. Eat at Chipotle and show them this flyer during these hours and they will donate 50% of proceeds to Jensen Ranch. So tell all your friends and families.  Gift cards purchased at Chipotle during these hours do not count toward our fundraising efforts.  However, gift cards purchased through the PTA beforehand can be used towards the fundraiser and bring in an additional 10% rebate.  That means, for every $10 spent that night, $6 will return to Jensen Ranch PTA.

The PTA will purchase some Chipotle gift cards and presell them before the event outside the MPR on Friday, October 13th before Friday Flag.  We may sell a few more Fridays before 11/3.  So please check back.

Thank you for your continued support!


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Halloween/Fall Festival

Category : School Events

Annual Halloween/Fall Festival at Jensen Ranch is on Friday, October 27th from 2:30-4:00 pm.  There will be carnival games, craft tables, and snacks for the entire family.  The costume parade begins at 2:45pm, so don’t be late.  Everyone is encouraged to dress up, but please remember there is a strict NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND policy (includes play, plastic, paper, cardboard, etc.) and no blood.  Adults are not to wear masks or conceal their faces.  Please see this flyer for the event details.

As always, we cannot do this without parent volunteers.  To volunteer, click here to sign up.  High school and middle school students are welcome to help.  Also, we will need candy donation.


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WALKATHON

Category : School Events

Jensen Ranch annual Walkathon is Friday, Oct 20th from 12 – 3pm.

Our goal is to raise enough money for new instructional laptops for ALL teachers and also a new PA system for outdoor assemblies.

This year’s online pledging is available through PledgeStar.  You will be able to pledge per lap or flat donation online as well as make credit card payments.  Go to http://pledgestar.com/jensenranch to create an account for your child.

At the event, PTA will be selling catered “Walkalot Meals” provided by Los Pericos Grill.  Meal order are due Oct 13th.  Please turn in this order form along with a payment to your child’s teacher.  Note: all checks should be written to Jensen Ranch PTA.

Raffle for prizes are also available.  Click here for more details.

You can also download a pledge sheet here.

This event CANNOT be possible without parent volunteers.  Please consider signing up to help.  Sign up here.

 


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Parent University

Category : School Events

The Castro Valley Adult School always put together great conferences with interesting and helpful workshops for parents.  This year’s Parent University will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  Childcare will be provided for a nominal fee.

Workshops include the following:

  • Talking to Kids About The Big Questions
  • Parenting and Communication with Adolescents
  • Helping Elementary Students Manage Social Media
  • Understanding and Dealing with Sibling Rivalry
  • Growth Mindsets for Math Success

The cost is $25 if you register by Oct 10th, and $30 after.  Click here to register.
 


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Caution: Early release time schedule

Category : School Events

Please mark it on your calendar that early release time for the first week of October is not the same Tuesday through Thursday.

Oct 3rd – 4th is 12:30pm release for 1st through 5th grade.  Kindergarten students have 11:40 release time.

Oct 5th is noon release for ALL students.

Oct 6th is no school.


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Welcome to 17-18 School Year

Category : School Events

Welcome back, Jaguars!!!!

We are so excited for the new school year and we hope that you are too.  Here are a few dates to mark on your calendar:

Aug 16, 2017 – Walk through registration 7:30-9:30 am and 4pm – 6pm.

Aug 20, 2017 – Jensen Ranch playdate at Palomares Hills Park from 3 – 5 pm.

Aug 22, 2017 – First day of school for children, Social in MPR at 8:15am for parents.

Aug 31, 2017 – Parents only back-to-school night 6- 7pm.

Sept 5, 2017 – PTA potluck and meeting 6pm.

Sept 5th – 8th, 2017 – First book fair.

Sept 11, 2017 – Picture day.


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