Weekly Otter Bulletin

Dress Up Day: Disney!
Friday, September 13th will be Disney Day at Shoal Creek: Wear your mouse ears, your Mickey shirt, or your princess gown. Dress like Donald Duck or Pinocchio.  Get with your friends and be the Seven Dwarfs, Chip and Dale, or the 101 Dalmatians. No Disney wear?  What about Snoopy or Charlie Brown? Throw in some Bugs Bunny or maybe even Elmo. All characters are welcome at Shoal Creek.
Run Club is Back!
Run Club starts back up this week before school on Tuesdays and Fridays. Send your kids out to earn awards by running laps around the track - or come along and join them! We have some new awards this year including shoelaces, wristbands, sunglasses and more. Gates open at 7:55. We are excited to see you all there!
PTA Membership Drive 
Be a hero and sign up for PTA today. If we achieve our goal of 160 members Principal Atkins will dress up as a superhero for an entire day at school. Keep an eye out for our membership thermometers out front to see how close we are to achieving our goal. 
Stay In the Know on Social Media
Want to stay informed on what’s happening at Shoal Creek? Consider liking the PTA and Educational Foundation Facebook pages. You can also follow Otter Outreach on Instagram to stay up to date on volunteer opportunities available through the school. Links and handle below:
PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Shoal-Creek-Elementary-PTA-443336390373/
Educational Foundation Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ShoalCreekEducationalFoundation/
Otter Outreach Instagram Feed (NEW!):  @otter_outreach
SCES Family Outreach Opportunity  
Missing the beach now that school is back in session? Our beaches are recovering from all of the people who visited them.  To do our part, Shoal Creek is having a Beach Clean-up day in Del Mar on Sunday, Sept. 15,  2:00 - 3:30 p.m.  If  your family would like to join us, please sign up on the linked sheet.  (See link for more details) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G_uRaEeRiUnj3RQeFj-MApLOQ0-2xY_8q4UTnmI3xQM/edit?usp=sharing
Fall Festival 
Our Annual Fall Festival will be Friday October 25 from 5 to 8pm. We will have games, prizes, a DJ, costume contest, and tons of food. We are currently searching for parents who can help construct our Haunted House. We offer scary and non-scary times and this is a favorite attraction with our students. If you are interested in learning how you can help with the construction of our Haunted House please email Michelle Zeidler at ShoalCreekParent@gmail.com this week. 
2019-2020 GATE Testing Information
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) involves services for students whose cognitive needs may require modified classroom curriculum and instruction to accommodate their learning differences and ensure their achievement. Parents may request GATE testing for students in grades 2-7. 
To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form online through the PUSD GATE webpage between September 9th-November 22nd, 2019 https://onlinereg.powayusd.com/GateSurvey/
School Site/School Day Testing will take place sometime on January 15-16, 2020 only.
If you have questions, please contact your child’s school office.
Mark Your Calendars (September):
11        Mission to Save Starts before school
             Picture Makeup and Volunteer badge picture day
13        Spirit Day: Disney dress-up
15        Del Mar Beach Clean-Up @ 2-3:30pm
20        Dad’s Breakfast @ 7:30am
27        Last K Half Day
30        Pro Growth Day/Non-Student Day
            Baked Bear Dine Out, 2-8pm
*Sept 9-Nov 22   GATE Request Submission Window

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