Thank you for being a part of the Stevens Creek Elementary community and supporting the Parent Teacher Organization

Please support the PTO by making a donation here. Every single dollar raised by the PTO is used to fund programs that foster your child's development.

What We Do

The PTO funds programs that foster your child development

The Stevens Creek PTO works closely with the school staff to ensure that all of the educational needs of our students are met. The PTO funds many of the wonderful programs provided at our school, including technology, Art, Music, and teacher’s aides. We sponsor events such as Monster Mash, the Walkathon,Teacher Appreciation Week and more!  Your participation and support helps make Stevens Creek Elementary the distinguished school that it is! We look forward to seeing you soon.

News

Here ARE THE latest announcements from the PTo FaCEBOOK GROUP

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Monster Mash

October 28, 2016, 3:00pm

Stevens Creek Elementary

Dear Stevens Creek Parents, The pumpkins are in the grocery stores, the kids are planning their costumes, and that can only mean one thing … Halloween is coming! The PTO is excited to celebrate with you and your little ghosts and goblins at our Halloween FUNdraiser – Monster Mash! The celebration will include: • 20 carnival games • Craft tables, Frisbee decorating, and face painting. • Prizes, raffle, and auction • Treats for sale: cotton candy, popcorn, cookies, cupcakes and drinks. • Food vendors (Kona Ice, Thai BBQ, and more!) Much of Monster Mash will be staffed by high school volunteers. However, we will still need the support of parents. Your room parent will be reaching out to you soon for 3 or 4 parent volunteers to staff the games, craft tables, etc. for an hour. Please join us for some Halloween fun! Thank you for all your support.

A message from our 4th Grade Parent Carol Lim

Hi all! We are all really fortunate to have shoes and some of us have many, but orphans in the Philippines don't have that luxury. My family is collecting gently used shoes for orphans in the Philippines. We are supporting Bay Area Adoption Services (BAAS) and Project ReSoled, and our family goal is one hundred pairs of shoes for one hundred orphans. Your donation will bring joy to these children while they wait for their adoptive parents. We ask for donations of gently used shoes, for ages 3 to 15. These shoes will be shipped and given to the orphans at Christmas time. Please look around your home for these gently used shoes, and either deliver them to our house at 10180 Carmen Road or we can pick them up. Thank you in advance for your support of this wonderful project. Please donate by October 19.

Your friend,
Marissa and John
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School Site Council Meeting

September 14, 2016, 7:45am

Stevens Creek Elementary - Room 26

The school site council plays an important role in decision-making at Stevens Creek. The school site council is a group of teachers, parents, classified employees that works with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets.

On behalf of the Stevens Creek Parent Teacher Organization, welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.

The PTO is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support educational programs that the state and district do not provide, including art, music, and technology. Please support our schools programs by contributing to PTO’s Direct Donation Drive.

PTO hosts activities throughout the year. In the fall, PTO hosts the first day coffee, back to school pot-luck, and our biggest social event of the year: Monster Mash. This Halloween carnival features food, games, entertainment, a silent auction, and a raffle for the kids. PTO will also sponsors several other fun community building events including the Science Fair, Art Night and the Walkathon.

There are lots of ways to get involved and make a difference. You can sign up to help organize an event or to fill an open board position. You can also volunteer in your child’s classroom, or sign up to be a room parent!

The PTO looks forward to continuing to work with our principal, Diane Prystas, as well as the wonderful Stevens Creek staff, to provide the best education our children can get. All of the projects and programs that we fund are made possible by the continued financial support of the Stevens Creek parent community.

If you would like to become more involved, join us at our monthly meetings which are are generally held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the staff room.

As your PTO President, I am excited to start this new school year. I look forward to working with all of you to continue to support educational excellence at our school. Your dedication and efforts make Stevens Creek a very special place.

Michelle Molotsi
PTO President
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Ramya VenkataramanHi Michelle. Just found out that 2nd grade isn't going to have PE due to lack of funding. Is that true? What other extra curricular classes are going to be cut? Is there anything that can be done through the PTO to get them back? Thanks.

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Frederic LaruelleIt's cool that PTO has a FB page! Not sure if this is the right place to post this, I'm looking for parents that are interested in starting a Google CS First (www.cs-first.com/) Computer Science Club @ Stevens Creek Elementary. Google provides the curriculum, and it's up to us to help teach it, I can volunteer some time, looking for other volunteers. Created a worksheet here, simply add your email and tell if you're willing to help: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1D2TkRY7kwIVaGKI_-VkOkDlDoBaa8aiMK84PC0hXYX8/edit?usp=sharing

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Jane LeBlancMaking a financial contribution to the PTO is of utmost importance of you want to see that our kids have access to programs like PE, art, music, etc. When I consider what we pay for extracurriculars outside of school, like dance and swimming lessons, this donation to ensure that not only my child, but all children at Stevens Creek, have access to these important programs seems to make sense. I encourage all parents to donate to the PTO. (They don't ask for a lot when you compare with other school districts in the area 😉)!!

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Heidi Griesshaber JohnsonPE is a legal requirement as part of our child's education, the teacher is legally required to teach it. The PTO is no longer going to fund a PE specialist, but YES PE will part of their education.

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Michelle Domingo MolotsiHi Ramya, There are a number of things the PTO had to cut this year but PE isn't one of them. Because of lawsuits against several school districts in California and because not all PTO's can afford to hire a PE teacher, CUSD has decided they will no longer allow the PTO/PTA to cover PE. Heidi is right, the district will still pay for 4th and 5th grade PE and the lower grade teachers are now required to teach 200 PE minutes every two weeks. Our next PTO meeting is on September 8, I encourage all parents to come :-)

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Ramya VenkataramanMichelle - I was talking to a parent the other day about the after-school co-op and she mentioned that the form should have been in my daughter's opening day packets. I didn't see anything (maybe I missed it). Is it possible for you to post it here, so I can download, print and fill it out? thanks.

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Join us for the PTO Back to School Potluck
FRIDAY, August 19th!!!

The annual back to school potluck will be held on Friday, August 19th from 5pm – 7pm at Varian Park, adjacent our school. Come reconnect with old friends and meet new ones, all while sampling dishes from the Stevens Creek parent community.

A big thank you to the YMCA for keeping their building open (Rooms 19 and 20), and allowing us the use of the restrooms in those buildings throughout the potluck picnic! Parents, please accompany your children to the restroom and ensure we are respectful of YMCA facilities.

Please see the list below, by first letter of last name, for what type of dish to bring.

A-C: please bring drinks
D-H: please bring a dessert
I-N: please bring an appetizer
O-S: please bring a main dish
T-Z: please bring a salad/vegetable dish

PTO will supply the cups, plates, utensils and drinks.

Please bring chairs, blankets and a dish to share and enjoy with your Stevens Creek community. Looking forward to seeing you all at Varian Park tomorrow!!!
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Class List Posted/Kona Ice Fundraiser

August 12, 2016, 4:00pm

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Michelle Domingo Molotsi uploaded a file in the group: Stevens Creek PTO.

WALK-A-THON 2016
Family Sponsorship
(February 12 – March 18)

Stevens Creek Elementary will be holding its annual Walkathon fundraiser on April 22, 2016, to raise funds to support our school programs. We need your support now more than ever to successfully raise a minimum of $70,000 in total for Walkathon 2016. Won’t you help be our family sponsor? Our children’s futures depend on your generosity! Here’s how you can help. For your generous donation of:
❖ $150 or more and your family name will be printed on our 2016 Walkathon T-shirts!

❖ $300 or more in addition to your family name, your family crest or business logo will be printed on our 2016 Walkathon T-shirts!

❖ $1500 or more your family/business name & crest/logo will be printed as a co-sponsor of the event: in larger font and in a more prominent spot on the 2016 Walkathon T-shirts!

Best of all, your donations are tax deductible!!! Don’t forget to turn your Family Sponsorship in by Friday, March 18th. You should receive a confirmatory email that your sponsorship has been received and verifying spelling of name/names to be used on t-shirt within 1-2 weeks of turning in forms. For any questions, please contact Praveena Reddy at praveenareddy_k@yahoo.com .

Family sponsorships may also be made online under the family sponsorship link on the PTO Webpage.
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Lisa GilesIs there a way to post pictures here from the walkathon?

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The Walk-A-Thon is 4/22/16 and we’re gearing up to raise more corporate support. Please spread the word at local businesses and ask them to support our school! A sponsorship form is attached. More info is at: stevenscreekpto.org.
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Jennifer Barnes DirkingGive your child a competitive edge by getting local businesses to support important programs at our school. The Driving Machine, Keller Orthodontics, Curves, and Manu Realty have signed up already, and we look forward to promoting their business on April 22! Get the word out to business owners you know and make this our best year yet!

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Ways to Help

there are many ways for parents to help the school

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Volunteer

See our list of volunteer positions.
Please contact us for more ways to help.

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Direct Donations

Please support the PTO by making a donation here. Every single dollar raised by the PTO is used to fund programs that foster your child's development.

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Business Sponsorships

Please recruit local businesses and corporations to support our 2017 Walk-a-Thon. Please contact us for more information.

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About the PTO

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Michelle Molotsi, Co-President
  • Gayathri Kalyanaraman, Co-President
  • Vandana Sukhija, Secretary
  • Arushi Gehani, Co-VP Fundraising
  • Adriana Patti Aldana, Co-VP Fundraising
  • Vikram Makhija, VP Grants
  • Jian He, Co-Treasurer
  • Praveena Katkuri, Co-Treasurer
  • Lalitha Vilvarayanallur, Check Depositor
  • David Fan, Co-VP Health & Safety
  • John Polidoro, Co-VP Health & Safety
  • Jamie Shkolnik, Room Parent Coordinator
  • Giuliana Schilling, Room Parent Coordinator
  • Diane Prytas, Principal
  • Michelle Telstad, Staff Liaison
  • Carolyn Tammel, Staff Liaison