8/29: This week at Proctor

Dates, Enrichment Programs, Misc Announcements

Upcoming Programs:


8/30 – SRTA School Board Candidates Forum. Tuesday, August 30th 5:30pm – 8pm @ Piner Highschool Performing Arts Center. Click here for more details

8/31 & 9/1 – Disfruta after school Spanish classes begin on Wednesday, August 31st and Thursday, September 1st depending on grade level. Click here for more info.

9/1 – Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, September 1st at 8:30am in the library

9/5 – Labor Day Holiday/No School on Monday, September 5th

9/6 – Amazing Athletes after school enrichment program starts on Tuesday 9/6.  For more information and to register, click here: use this web addresshttp://amazingathletes.com/sonomanapa

9/8 – Back to School Night – Thursday, September 8th from 6pm – 8pm. Minimum day schedule, 11:35am dismissal!

9/15 – School Picture Day on Thursday, September 15th

9/15 – Welcoming all parents, old and new, to the first PTA meeting of the year!  This is a great way to meet parents and teachers, and get involved with the whole school community.   The September meeting will present the upcoming budget, highlight the new and improved PTA programs such as the Science Guy and the Art Docent program, as well as give you updates from the teachers and our principal Mrs Olmsted.  The meeting starts at 7pm onThursday, September 15th at the Proctor Terrace Library and will be kept to 1 hour.  Join us and help make a difference for all our kids.

9/19Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run Fall 2016 – Program Starts the week of September 19th! See below for more details.

9/22 – ELAC (English Language Learner parent meeting) is Thursday, September 22nd at 8:15am in the Library

9/29 – School Site Council is the Thursday, September 29th at 2:45pm in the Library.

The school Site Council meets 4 to 6 times a school year. It is similar to a School Board meeting. The agenda is posted on the bulletin board by the office and has to be posted 72 hours in advance. There is an opportunity for public comment at the beginning of the meeting and the public is always welcome. We will be reviewing the proposed budget for our school site plan and Ms. Olmsted will be asking for committee approval. It is a living document throughout next school year and changes may be made with approval of the committee.

This is another great place to learn about supplemental money, how we spend it and to hear what teachers who are on site council have to say. Also, another great place to offer feedback as a parent.

9/30Annual Walkathon. Our Walkathon is scheduled for Friday, September 30th, and the committee is now forming. Your PTA Board is serving as committee chair for this important event. Being an Olympic year, we have decided on a sports theme, and we have lots of good ideas to start with for prizes, fundraising efforts and organized execution. But we need your help! If you’d like to be part of our committee, please email me atpresident@proctorterracepta.org
Let’s kick off a great new year!

Join Girls on the Run This Fall

Every Tuesday & Thursday from September 20 – December 3, 2015 (excluding holidays)

2:45 to 4:00

Room TBD

$165 until September 11, $190 after September 11 (Scholarship available upon request)

Coach Carrie Bisbee at carriebisbee@hotmail.com and Coach Heather Green at hannegreen@sbcglobal.net

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a fun after-school program for 3rd to 5th grade girls that meets twice per week.  Using the power of running and being active, girls learn important life skills such as teamwork, leadership, goal-setting, conflict resolution, and healthy decision making.

At the end of the program, all girls participate in a non-competitive 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk event as a final personal challenge for the season (taking place December 5th).  Crossing the finish line produces a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction in everyone.  To learn more, visit www.gotrsonomacounty.org.

Application Deadline: September 11th (for lower rate) or 13th 2016

Group size is limited to 12 girls and no running experience is necessary!


Application Period:
Now – September 13

Team Selection Period:
September 14

CREDIT/DEBIT Cards and e-Checks Processed:
September 16

CASH Payments Due:
September 17

Application Instructions:

1.       Visit http://www.gotrsonomacounty.org/get-involved/register-your-girl and apply

2.       Contact the Coach if you need an exception for a paper application or an application translated in Spanish

Group size is limited to 12 girls. To ensure equal participation, teams are lottery picked based upon grade and prior participation. If your daughter is selected on a team:

•          CREDIT/DEBIT Cards will be processed on September 16. CASH PAYMENTS are due September 17 or your spot will become open to wait list candidates

•          Coach will e-mail a Welcome Letter to you by September 16

If your daughter is not selected on a team, your CREDIT/DEBIT card will not be processed.

Band, Orchestra and Chorus

  1. Now through 9/8 – sign-ups for band, orchestra, and chorus. Advanced Band & Orchestra start Tuesday 8/30, Chorus, Beginning Band & Orchestra start Tuesday 9/6. Learn more about the program like specific times and other FAQs at http://bit.ly/2bNYXQ4 and/or sign-up directly at http://bit.ly/2bffY65.
  2. Save the date: FREE Jazz for Young People Concert at Weill Hall on Saturday, October 1st at 1-2pm highlighting the music of Duke Ellington and featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Click here to sign up.

Drama Classes – Tales From Far Far Away

Ages 7-13 @ Proctor Terrace or Bennett Valley Senior Center

There’s nothing more entertaining for the young of heart than beloved fairy tale characters involved in outrageous adventures. Your child will love this opportunity to practice developing character as we weave together some of the funniest threads from the land of “Far Far Away.”

Session One starts Wednesday, Sept. 14th at Proctor Terrace  Barcode #80704
8 Wednesdays Sept. 14 – Nov. 2nd   3:30-4:40pm
Dress Rehearsal Nov. 2nd   3:30-5:00pm
Performance Wednesday Nov. 2nd at 7:00pm
Instructor: Bridget Palmer

Session Two starts Saturday, Sept. 24th
at Bennett Valley Senior Center   Barcode# 80706
7 Saturdays  Sept. 24 – Nov. 5th   10:45-12:15
Performance Nov. 5th at 11:45am
Instructor: Bridget Palmer

Click Here to Visit the Santa Rosa Parks & Recreation Dept. website for all the details or read the Spring/Summer Activity Guide. You can also call Recreation & Parks at 543-3737

Miscellaneous Announcements:

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