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

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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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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Class List Posted/Kona Ice Fundraiser

August 12, 2016, 4:00pm

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Debbie Loo uploaded a file in the group: Stevens Creek PTO.

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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Fingerprinting

March 31, 2016, 4:00pm

Stevens Creek Elementary

Take this opportunity to be fingerprinted during the open house to participate in this year's remaining activities or get a jumpstart on next year. Once you have been fingerprinted, you do not need to be fingerprinted again (for school) while your child is in the Cupertino Union School District (K-8). Please bring: 1) $32 cash, check, or credit card. 2) ID: A non-expired driver's license or DMV ID card. OR bring other photo ID with 2 supporting documents. www.edline.net/files/_5bLDW_/d086115f57728abb3745a49013852ec4/Volunteer_Fingerprinting_QA.pdf 3) Form: A completed copy of CUSD's Request for Live Scan Service www.edline.net/files/_HDK1I_/81f79e6824fa6c5e3745a49013852ec4/Request_for_Live_Scan_-_Volunteer.pdf See you there! (Exact location to be determined. Look for the signs.)

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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Debbie Loo uploaded a file in the group: Stevens Creek PTO.

Join Junior Great Books! Coming to Stevens Creek in early March. Registration is due by February 5, 2016!

We need volunteers to lead discussion groups. If you enjoy reading and kids, you will be great at this! The time commitment is about 1 hour each week for 10-12 weeks. The groups meet at lunchtime during the school day (12:25-1:10pm).

Please see the attached form for costs and more information. Forms are due by February 5, 2016.

Please contact Aparna Lanka via email at aparnalanka@yahoo.com or Sangeeta Balakrishnan at sangeeta888@yahoo.com with any questions.
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REGISTRATION OPENS SOON for Girls on the Run at Stevens Creek Elementary!

WHAT IS GIRLS ON THE RUN? Girls on the Run is a life-changing, after-school program for girls in 3rd-5th grades. Girls learn life skills such as healthy decision-making, teamwork and confidence while training to complete a 5K!

WHEN IS GIRLS ON THE RUN? The season starts the week of February 29 and culminates in the end-of-season Girls on the Run 5K on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Vasona Park in Los Gatos. Our team will meet on Thursdays and Fridays from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. (lessons take place on campus).

WHAT DOES IT COST? The cost of the program is $210, which includes 20 lessons led by trained coaches, an official program T-shirt and water bottle, all lesson materials, a healthy snack at each lesson, and registration into the Girls on the Run 5K (including a T-shirt, award and more).

HOW DO I REGISTER MY DAUGHTER? This year Girls on the Run has moved to a lottery registration system. Registration is online only at www.gotrsv.org/program-registration.
- Lottery Registration Period: Saturday, December 5-Monday, December 7, at 11:59 pm
- The computer-generated lottery will be run on Tuesday, December 8. Those selected will be notified by email, and their credit cards will be charged. Those NOT selected will be notified by email, and their cards will NOT be charged.
- Registration will reopen at 9:00 am on Wednesday, December 9, on a first-come, first-served basis at sites with spots available and for the waiting list at sites that filled.

ARE NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE Yes! Scholarships MUST be applied for and approved BEFORE registering your daughter for the program.
- Scholarship applications will be reviewed and approved in an ongoing manner, however, you MUST apply by Tuesday, December 1, in order to receive a scholarship code in time to use and register during the lottery registration period.
- The scholarship application and instructions are available at www.gotrsv.org/scholarships.
QUESTONS? Contact Coaches:
Vidhya Ramachandran at 408-255-2577 or ramachandran.vidhya@gmail.com Ramya Venkataraman at 408-807-8998 or ramya_venkataraman@yahoo.com Manjula Math at
You can also contact Girls on the Run Program Director Miyoko Beetem at miyoko@gotrsv.org or visit www.gotrsv.org.
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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.

3

Business Sponsorships

Please recruit local businesses and corporations to support our 2017 Walk-a-Thon. Please shared this form with business owners you know.

School Calendar

About the PTO

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Michelle Molotsi, President
  • 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