PTA Weekly Update – November 7th

Copperfield’s Fundraiser Event

copperfields_logoProctor Terrace is partnering with Copperfield’s Books for a special, fun and easy fundraiser!  All you have to do is bring this flyer to Copperfield’s in Montgomery Village on Saturday November 16th or Sunday November 17th and 20% of your purchases will be donated to Proctor Terrace.  Get a head start on your holiday shopping, while supporting a wonderful local business….and our school!

Flyers will be going home on November 13th in Wed folders or you can print it here
(in English and Spanish)


General Meeting and Santa Rosa Middle School Presentation

Santa Rosa Middle School presentation at PTA Meeting * November 12th at 6:00pm

Kathy Coker, Principal of Santa Rosa Middle School, will be visiting Proctor Terrace to meet with parents at the PTA meeting on the evening of November 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. She will be bringing a team of teachers, parents, and students to present information about the outstanding programs at Santa Rosa Middle School. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to talk with Ms. Coker and the Middle School team in a small, intimate setting to find out all about the great programs and student opportunities at Santa Rosa Middle School. Please come and take advantage of this excellent opportunity. Parents of sixth grade students will find this presentation especially interesting since their children will be entering middle school next year. Sixth grade students are welcome and encouraged to attend this presentation with their parents.

This is our biggest meeting of the year. We used to hold it in the Library but we quickly outgrew it. It’s not just 6th Graders and their parents. Everyone ends up coming… K-6th! 6th Graders (and all the kids) sit in front so they can ask all their questions. And, their questions are always GREAT! You’ll meet your Counselor’s per your last name and a lot of great teachers and administrators. And, PT Alumni to boot always sit on the stage and answer questions as well.

SRMS will come back in February during school for the 6th graders to get their paperwork to bring home. They’ll be able to choose their electives, as well.

This is a great time to ask about school hours, school sports teams, clubs, zero period, regular and p.e. lockers, spirit days, electives, p.e. clothes, 7th and 8th grade field trips, dress code, and beyond.

You can leave after the presentation. You’re not required to stay for the entire meeting. Otherwise the General meeting will start at 6:30.  Lots of important topics will be discussed.

Free Movie Night


November 15th in the MPR
Doors open at 6pm
Movie starts at 6:30pm
Snacks will be sold.

2013 Scholastic Bookfair


Set-up: Tuesday Nov. 26th, 2-5pm

Sale: December 2nd-6th, Mon – Fri

  • Before school 7:45 – 8:30 AM
  • Lunch 11:45 AM -12:30 PM
  • After school 2:15 – 3:30 PM (M,T,Th,F) (Weds. 1:15 – 3:30 PM)

Grand Family Event:  Chili dinner and night shopping event Thursday Dec. 5th 6:00-7:30pm
Tear Down: Dec 6th 3:30-5:30pm

Online Fair

The online book fair dates will be from Nov. 27th  to Dec. 17th. All purchases benefit the school. Your purchases will be shipped for free to the school. So…in addition to visiting the Book Fair in person, take advantage of the Online Book Fair!

We are asking families to:

  • Volunteer to help during the Fair. Please contact Amanda Stanbro at or sign up online here.
  • Build Better Classroom Libraries! Stop by the Classroom Wish List display while visiting our Book Fair. Help add books to our classroom shelves by purchasing books and donating them to your child’s class.

Join us in sharing a love of reading with our students at the Proctor Terrace Scholastic Book Fair on December 2nd through the 6th. It’s a great way to get your holiday shopping done and connect your kids with books they want to read!

The Book Fair will be open before school, during lunch and after school.

Proceeds from the Book Fair go toward purchasing new materials for the Proctor Terrace School Library.

We appreciate your dedication to creating lifelong readers. See you at our Book Fair!


Spending Ideas

Please submit your spending ideas for PTA funds by November 22, 2013.  Either email or use the form here and submit to the office.


Golf Tournament with Family Picnic and Live Auction

The Proctor Terrace Family Picnic and Golf Tournament is coming in March! Our Family Picnic at Galvin Park will feature food, music, games and silent auction prizes. There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome!  Please save the day to enjoy with the Proctor Family 1pm-5pm.
Parents are welcome to come to Legend’s at 5pm for hors d’oeuvres, beverages, a live auction and dancing. Join the golfers into the evening to party and raise money for our school.
The Proctor Golf Tournament is BACK!  Bennett Valley Golf course is hosting a fun-filled tourney with hosted holes, a dozen contests, and HUGE PRIZES!  If you are interested in playing, volunteering, or partnering with us to raise money for Proctor Terrace, please email Troy Cox at, and Charlie Woods at  This will be an amazing time!!
A Tennis Tournament is brewing that afternoon during our festivities.  If you are a tennis player, or are interested in helping with a tournament, please contact Charlie Woods at or 707-494-9955.


2014 Walkathon – time to plan!

The most important and fun event of the year needs a strong group of Parents. In our effort to both simplify and maximize our efforts, we are organizing our team now.

Please email Charlie Woods, at, and we will fit you in the best spot to help.


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PTA Weekly Update – October 31st

Daylight Savings Time

Don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday.  Don’t forget to set your clock back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.

General Membership Meeting

Our next PTA meeting will be November 12th in the MPR at 6:00pm.  Santa Middle School will be there for about the first 30 minutes.  After that we will discussing a wide variety of topics that range from events to come to where the PTA unallocated funds may be spent on and much more.

Walkathon Logo 2013Walkathon

Congratulations to our Walk-a-thon Class Winners, who will be enjoying their parties this Friday 11/1:

 Top Walking Class – Mr. Swedenborg’s 4th/5th grade class
*Thank you to Baskin Robbins for generously donating ice cream
Top Earning Class – Ms. Schmidt’s 4th grade class
*Thank you to Mombo’s Pizza for generously donating pizza
All other Walk-a-thon winners, sponsors and donors will be posted to the school website soon.
A HUGE Thank You to all the parents, families and businesses who contributed to the $30,000 total this fundraiser generated
for our school.  WOW!


We all had such a great time at Tigerfest and I hope you and your family also enjoyed it too.  Hannah Averbuck won the raffle with the pumpkin carved by parent Andrew Stanbro. Congrats!

Special thanks: to all the volunteers that worked so very hard, The Baker Family for the hamburgers, cheese and buns donation, The Berger Family for the donation of all the popcorn popped and ready to go, all the cakes and cupcakes donated for the treat walk, and all those that donated candy. Thank you for lending tables, awnings, coolers, and water jugs so we could provide free water. Also if you have not picked up your table or awning please contact me at to arrange pick-up of item.  I want to take a minute to thank La Tortilla Factory for their donation of the pita bread and Smart and Final for their $25 donation as well.

I would love to hear your favorite or least favorite things about Tigerfest this year. Please continue to post your pictures online or email them to me. If you have any ideas for next years Tigerfest please contact me.  I’m going to start planning next year’s event and would love to hear your ideas so I can hopefully include them next year.

Thanks so much for all your help!

Girls on the RunGirls on the Run 5K Family Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, November 9th at 9:00 AM
Rohnert Park Community Center
5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park

Join us! Lace up your shoes and join over 375 3rd-8th grade girls,
from all over Sonoma County, in this family fun 5k open to the community.
It is a flat, paved, tree lined course using the lovely Copeland Creek Pathway.
Anyone from the most competitive runner to the recreation walker can participate.
Families, friends, and strollers are welcome! Come rain or shine to….Run, walk, cheer!

Online registration ends Nov 5th at midnight, (late registration fees begin on Nov 6th)
In store registration and packet pickup at Fleet Feet on Fri Nov 8th from 10 AM to 7 PM
Race Day registration available from 7-8:45 AM

To register, visit
To volunteer, visit
To sponsor, visit


IWTS-Logo_sr2s-natl-partnerWalk and Roll

Nov 4, 7:45- 10am – Safe Routes to School… we have 4 parents so far, the Principal, law enforcement, Public Works, engineering and Dept of Health coming to do a walk through our neighborhood for the trouble spots that may make things difficult for our children to get to school safely. This is our chance to have our voices heard and possibly have changes made. We are lucky to be one of 10 schools to have received a grant to help us examine safety concerns. It is a one time commitment. Let me know if you want to join us on this walkabout., 588- 8026.

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PTA Weekly Update – October 17th

Student Council 2013-14

Newly elected Student Council Officers:
President – Ella Gaudreau
Vice President – Christopher Stephens
Secretary – Sydney Tyler
Treasurer – Remington Gack
Sergeant-at Arms – Grady Charpiot

First spirit day this Friday. Wear school colors or your new Tiger Tog. No other spirit days scheduled yet.


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 Togs

Tiger Tog order forms are now available on the website here. 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 2013It’s not too late to turn in Walk-a-thon fundraising donations!

Though the money won’t be counted towards student prizes for this Friday’s
Walk-a-thon Awards Assembly, it will still go to fund all the great things the PTA is doing at Proctor Terrace.

If your child did not participate in the Walk-a-thon, please consider making a flat donation to the PTA. Our fundraising goal was $75 per student. Checks can be made out to Proctor Terrace PTA and/or donations can be made via Paypal on the school website.

This is the PTA’s main fundraiser of the year. Thank you for your support!

Things the PTA has funded in the past 2 years with fundraising money:

-Columbine locks on all classrooms so teachers can lock the doors from the inside
-Laptops for all teachers
-Repainting the USA map on the blacktop
-Back to School Picnic, Tigerfest, Movie Nights and other community-building events
-Tiger Tog t-shirts for every student
-Money for field trips
-Increased Curriculum enrichment money for teachers
-Coming soon: Outdoor tables in the portable area
-Paying for our school Garden Coordinator
-Passport Day, Art Adventure Day, Math and Science Nights
and more!

Walk and Roll

83% of the school walked and rolled on International Walk and Roll to School Day!
We are one of 10 schools that received a grant to take a look at creating safer routes for getting to school. If you are interested in having your voice heard on this, join us for a “walkabout” with the Department of Health. We will take a 2 hour walk through the neighborhood. It is a one time, one morning commitment. Email me at and we will work to set the date.


proctorpumpkinTigerfest is just around the corner. Oct. 27th 12-3.  We still have a lot spots that need filled.  Make sure you get all your class spots filled or the game may have to be cut.  We also have lots of other spots that need to be filled like Redemption Island and Food Booth.  If you have friends, older children or grandparents who would like to help please fill free to have them sign up online here. We also need tables, awnings and coolers loaned to us for the day of too.

Candy donation box is in the hallway by the PTA Bulletin Board.  Please donate if you can.  We really need Dum Dum lollipops. Tigerfest Tickets are 3 for $1 until October 23rd.  You can find the form online here.

Dine and Donate


Come and join the Proctor Terrace PTA in our very first Dine and Donate of the year on Monday, October 28th, from 5-8pm at the Chipotle in Coddingtown Mall.
Just bring the flyer to Chipotle (coming home soon), or mention that you’re there for Proctor Terrace, and they will donate 50% back to the PTA. 50%!
This is the easiest fundraiser you’ll ever take part in, and you don’t have to cook dinner for a night. It’s a win-win situation for everyone!
Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, or have any future dine and donate ideas, please contact Sara Nerius at

Spending Commitee

At the past few general PTA meetings, we have discussed setting up a spending committee. I have agreed to be the chairperson this year. The committee will meet to discuss any unallocated funds that the PTA has in the bank that are not needed for the current year’s budget and to discuss ideas on how to to spend it. This committee came about after Kathy Doig presented the idea of ordering new outdoor tables for the classes in the portables to use. As a board, we thought it would be wonderful to have a group of parents get together to discuss ideas that would make Proctor Terrace even better than it already is. The committee is open to any and all. Please contact me directly if you would like to be involved and I will be setting our first meeting time soon. If you are unable to fully commit due to time constraints and you have ideas, please feel free to email me at to pass on ideas at our future meetings.
Kristina Kiessig

Girls on the Run 5k Family Fun Run/Walk

Girls on the Run

Saturday, November 9th at 9:00 AM
Rohnert Park Community Center
5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park

Join us! Lace up your shoes and join over 375 3rd-8th grade girls,
from all over Sonoma County, in this family fun 5k open to the community.
It is a flat, paved, tree lined course using the lovely Copeland Creek Pathway.
Anyone from the most competitive runner to the recreation walker can participate.
Families, friends, and strollers are welcome! Come rain or shine to….Run, walk, cheer!

Online registration ends Nov 5th at midnight, (late registration fees begin on Nov 6th)
In store registration and packet pickup at Fleet Feet on Fri Nov 8th from 10 AM to 7 PM
Race Day registration available from 7-8:45 AM

To register, visit
To volunteer, visit
To sponsor, visit








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