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Lost and Found Items MUST be Claimed by Friday, Oct 21st

Lost and Found needs to be claimed by this Friday 10/21.  Unclaimed or untagged items will be donated to charity. Please take a look when you pick up your child and take home anything that is yours! Thank you.

New Booster Seat Law

A new law that takes effect Jan. 1, 2012 requires children use booster seats longer, drawing mixed reaction from parents, educators. The law states that boosters are required until age 8.

The law, which takes effect Jan. 1, requires children to remain in booster seats until they are 8 years old or are 4 feet 9 inches tall.

Currently, children legally can avoid booster seats when they turn 6 or reach 60 pounds.

Parents caught violating the law could be hit with a fine of nearly $500 and have a point deducted from their driving record.

LaDonna Moore
Santa Rosa Charter School

eScrip Earnings Update

To date we have raised $1274.00 from receipts we collected during the eScrip redemption!  The redemption period has been extended to October 20th.  If people have receipts to turn in, just put them in the purple tube in the front office and we will get someone to enter them online.  I want to Thank ALL the folks who volunteered to collect receipts you did a fabulous Job!!  We will do this valuable fundraiser again in February.

Shannon Ottens
Fundraising Co-Chair

SREC Shirts are Here - Spirit Day Oct 20th!!

We collected enough money to fulfill all staff requests for school t-shirts and sweatshirts.  Thank you for supporting this effort.  And to celebrate having our new t-shirts, October 20 will be show your school spirit day, so wear your purple t-shirt.  Did you miss the distribution on Thursday?  Go to the office next to the family folders to pick up your order.


Help Wanted

Visual Display
Ms. Catherine is looking for someone with an eye for visual design and "scrapbooking skills" to create some bulletin board displays about Positive Discipline.  Please contact Ms. Catherine at, or see her in the Early Learners classroom if you can help.
New Committee Category Added
We have added a new committee category for people who help out in the Charter School office.  These people help with clerical tasks, organizing donated office supplies, help with the telephone answering and other general office support.  Contact Pamela Van Halsema if you are interested in helping out in this way in either a regular or 'on-call' basis.

Classroom Rosters

Hello SREC Community,
Participation is off to an amazing start this year, thank you! I wanted to ask you to please take a moment to let your classroom parent know how you are supporting our community and your child's education. Do you work in the classroom? Are you on a committee? Have you helped clean the bathrooms? Did you collect Escrip receipts outside of Safeway? We want to know! Please let them know how you are fulfilling your volunteer obligation and we will be putting that info on classroom rosters. Thank you so much for all you do!
Kelli Ruderman
Participation Co-Chair

How to Pre-Order Hot Lunch

We would really like to emphasize the importance of PRE-ORDERING hot lunch.  We order the hot items for lunches the day before hot lunch, i.e., Monday and Thursday. To help us order the right amounts, it would really be helpful to know who is ordering hot lunch by the prior hot lunch day (i.e. Get your order for Tuesday’s pizza in on the Friday before; get your order for Friday lunch in on Tuesday morning). 

Better yet, use the online order form (accessible from the Charter School website; mouse over the “forms” link in the banner) and order for the whole month in advance, then you can rest assured there will be a lunch waiting for your child.  Unfortunately, at times we do run out of food and the students who have not pre-paid are the ones who end up not getting fed, so it would be really great if we could all get used to ordering at least a day in advance! 

Thanks for your help in making our lunch program run smoothly.

October Break is Ooooey Gooey Icky Sticky in Children's Center


  • On Monday we will be making our own SILLY PUTTY and stating our PAPER MACHE CREATURES AND MASKS!  These will take a few days!
  • On Tuesday we will be making FLUBBER and plastic toys to take home!
  • On Wednesday we will be making OOBleck, carving pumpkins and playing a creepy crawlie game out of pumpkin oooze!  Slimey fun!
  • Thursday will be egg toss and egg goo fun, mystery boxes and "foot painiting"
  • Friday is Monster soup day, finger painting and sparkling playdough Day!


Important eScrip Update

A Big thank you to all the families who have signed up to collect receipts for the eScrip redemption. We have raised close to $600 so far and we will be in front of Safeway on Yulupa next Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm.  I have extended the time frame to raise more money.  Please sign up in the front office or email me and I will put you down.  If you are available on a different day please let me know and I will make arrangements to get you some time in front of a Safeway to collect receipts.

Enjoying Early Learners

All kinds of great things are happening in Early Learners! The class had a fun time playing with goo. Experimenting with textures can be so intriguing for young minds and squishy goo was a huge hit! Plus, they got good practice washing their hands. Learning happens everywhere!

Art is another popular activity in Early Learners and our parent volunteers have such a good time joining in! Check out Blake and Costa working together at the art table. Outside, the kids enjoy digging in the sand box and helping to water the plants. The costume area is always full of activity and imagination!

Morning Circle Time is a special time where the class comes together to start the day with songs, a morning news report and learning about colors, letters and more! Miss Catherine has a true love for teaching and always makes time for her students, whether they need a lap to sit on or a friend to play with.

Early Learning is a supportive and exciting place to start the school experience. Thanks for sharing a moment with us, and look for more updates to come!

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