News & Updates for Week of 11/4
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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 4
Daylight Savings Time Ends (Clocks Fall Back)

November 6
Monthly Friends of Playa Meeting

November 5 ~ 9
Parent Conferences

November 7 ~ 9
Early dismissal at 12:39

November 8
Turkey Grams go on sale

November 12
NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day

November 13
Make up fall picture day

November 15
K-Kids meeting
A big thank you to this week's amazing volunteers!
  • Alex Mock for making all of the beautiful posters around campus.
  • Kristi Wade and Vanessa Nygaard for donation of seeds, and plants for the SEEDS garden.
  • Michelle Hines for giving prospective family tours.
  • Reiners Family for new office chairs for teachers.
Your help makes all the difference!
The annual Halloween parade at Playa Del Rey was a lot of fun as usual.  The kids enjoyed themselves and everyone really enjoyed the costumes.  If you'd like to see pictures from the day, click here.  And special congratulations to Room 13 for winning the Casper Award for most class spirit.
Sharky's Battle Of The Schools

Thank you to all the families that ate at Sharky's throughout the last couple weeks.  We didn't win the big battle showdown, but we still receive 15% of our sales.  Which brought our grand total to $175!  Thanks for helping out the school.

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!

Now is the time to gather those per-word pledges!*  All pledges gathered through Friday November 9 will count toward the prize competition!

Currently Jade & Summer Yates are in the lead with $485 in pledges each!
2nd place is Julia Buss with $470!

  • 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.
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 in dire need of a new vacuum to use in the library.  If you or someone you know is getting rid of a gently used vacuum, please consider donating to our school!  Thank you!
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 13!! I hope everyone had a good weekend, remembered to fall back 1 hour, and ready for the week ahead:

This week is parent conferences for all students.  Minimum Days will be Wednesday, Thursday,  and Friday for TK-5th grade only with dismissal at 12:39pm. Brunch will be served for students at 10:00am on those days. Students may bring a snack or have food service from the cafeteria.
If you need to add money child’s meal card, please go our website and click the pay option. 

All after school programs will start earlier on minimum days only. 
The window continues to be open for families to complete 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 know if you submitted an online survey so they can inform their teacher.
Our first student council fundraiser begins this week with Turkey Gram sales. Sales start on Wednesday, Nov. 8th-14th. Students can purchase grams for friends/family/and staff for the upcoming holiday season.
Please remember to check the Lost & Found for anything your child may have left at school. Items will be donated after Nov. 16th.
Save the date: Our next Friends of Playa meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6th; Spell A Thon Pledges are due Nov. 9th there’s no school Monday, November 12th in honor of Veteran’s Day; Make-Up pictures will be taken on Tuesday, Nov. 13th.

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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