News & Updates for Week of 11/11
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Reminder: EVERY Friday there will be a snack cart available benefiting various classes.
Please complete the School Experience Survey on-line . Your feedback is critical to our growth and development as a school.
You should receive one survey for each child. If you have more than one child at Playa, you may complete the survey for your oldest child.

If you bring a copy of the confirmation certificate back in the envelope or a note to your child’s teacher, your child will be entered into a drawing for a gift card.  The class that has 100% submittal will receive an ice cream party!
Important Dates
November 12
NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day

November 13
Make up fall picture day

November 15
K-Kids meeting
Mrs. Fields Orders DUE

November 19-23
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Don't forget to check the Lost & Found before Thanksgiving Break - all items not claimed will be donated!!
Happy Veteran’s day to all past and active men/women of service.  We say thank you!
A big thank you to this week's amazing volunteers!
  • Alex Mock for making all of the beautiful posters around campus.
  • The Nygaard-Wade Family for their donation of basketballs
  • Ms. O'Dowd for her donation of a library vacuum
  • Ms. Colfer for coordinating the Mrs. Fields fundraiser
  • Ms. Boswell and Ms.Vargas for coordinating Fitness Friday
  • To the Martin Family for staff birthday breakfast treats!
Your help makes all the difference!

Playa del Rey's 6th Annual Spell-a-Thon was October 25.  Thank you to everyone for working hard to get pledges, and for studying their spelling words!

Congratulations to Jillian Dickens for winning the grand prize with $525 in pledges!
2nd place is Jade & Summer Yates with $485 each!

  • Grand Prize to our Top earner - a brand new Chromebook!
  • 2nd Prize to our next top earner - a brand new Kindle!
  • Any classroom that collectively gets $2,000 or more gets a classroom Chromebook!

*If any on-line pledgors pledged per word, they will receive an email automatically.

Mrs. Fields fundraiser is going on right now through Thursday, November 15!
Packets went home this week - please sell these delicious items to your friends and family and PDR will receive a portion of the profits.

Prizes include:

  • Sell 5 items and win Squarehead plush
  • Sell 10 items and win a Cookies & Music Party!
  • Sell 20 items and win Chill Couch OR Boom Touch Speaker (+ Be entered in a drawing to be Principal for the day!)
  • Sell 25 items and win 2 In 'n Out Gift Cards
  • Sell 30 items and spin the wheel for BIG MONEY!
The Top Seller will win 2 tickets to Knott's Berry Farm!
The PDRES K-Kids November Meeting & Service Project - Operation Gratitude is scheduled for, Thursday,
November 15 from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the school library.

For Operation Gratitude, K-Kids will be writing letters to Veterans and Service people.

Parents can email questions to
We are looking for parents for the 2019-2020 school year for board positions on the Friends of Playa Board - Playa's current board has been in position for 3 years and its time we move on and pass the torch to other wonderful parents here at the school.
Positions are:
President - Are you organized and friendly?  Do you feel comfortable speaking to a group of people?  Are you diplomatic and have the ability to multitask and move forward quickly with decisions?
Vice President - THANK YOU to Zena Van Ackeren for agreeing to take on this position!
Secretary - Are you able to take notes while listening and adding input?  Are you organized and can you put your thoughts to paper quickly?  Can you support the board with creative thoughts and input?

Note: Yes we are planning ahead BUT if you would like to be involved while we are still in position you can shadow us and we can help you get started this current year.

If any of the above speak to you and you would like more info - please email
Hello Playa Families!

Welcome to week 14!!
I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend and ready for the week ahead:
Progress Reports should have been received and this week we’re back on a regular schedule including all after school programs. Make up pictures will be on Tuesday. 

Turkey Gram sales continues this week and the last day will be Wednesday.  Mrs. Fields fundraiser is due on November 15th. 

This Friday bring a stuffed animal for Spirit Day. Please note: all stuffed animals will remain in the classroom during instructional time and in the student’s backpack after school. 
Thank you to families that have completed the School Experience Survey. Top participating classrooms will earn a classroom party. Parents will have an opportunity to be entered into a raffle for a gift card.  Let your child’s teacher know if you submitted an online survey.

Congratulations to our top Fitness Friday winners (10/12/18-11/2/18): G. Vargas-25, D. Jackson-24, J. Puebla-41, El Amun Ra-40, A. Salazar-49, A. Rubio-44, G. Milfort-40,N. Shootboot-Gonzalez 25, J. Ocampo-47, R. Carter-49 and Highest Girl C. Piubeni 60, Highest Boy V. Ton-57 laps

Check the Lost & Found for anything your child may have left at school. Items will be donated after Nov. 16th.
Save the date: There will be no school for the Thanksgiving break Nov. 19-23;

*Our hearts and our thoughts go out to the victims and their families, and we stand united with the Thousand Oaks community*


Ms. Blue,
Principal, PDR Elementary
Friends of Playa is the Booster Club for Playa Del Rey Elementary School.  If you'd like to volunteer, learn about our upcoming events, learn about other ways to effortlessly help us earn money, make a tax deductible donation to support our school, please visit our websiteFacebook page, or email us
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