News & Updates for Week of 8/21
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Reminder: Our first Friends of Playa (FOP) meeting will be Tuesday, September 4 at 6pm in the library.  ALL parents and community members are invited!  Come find out what FUNdraisers we have planned for this year and sign up to volunteer to help us!

New this year: Supervision will be provided for children on the yard during our meetings for $5/child!
Reminder: Make sure to fill out your school lunch application!  The school needs 100% of students to return an application.  On-line application available here:
Important Dates
September 4
First Friends of Playa Meeting
Library, 6pm

September 4-30
Pledge Drive Fundraiser

September 10
Unassigned Day - NO SCHOOL!

September 17-23
Sharky's Fundraiser

September 19
Unassigned Day - NO SCHOOL!

The Ralphs year has restarted as of September 1 - Please make sure to add "Friends of Playa" under "Community Rewards" in your Ralphs on-line account.  Thank you!
A big thank you to everyone that supported Playa Del Rey at the Book Fair this year.  And another big thank you to all our volunteers.  We had great participation this year and we really appreciate everything everyone did to chip in.

Back-to-School night was a great success!  Thank you for coming and supporting the school at the food trucks.  We hope you enjoyed meeting your child's teachers and Ms. Blue our Principal!
Annual Pledge Drive

Our Annual Pledge Drive is going on RIGHT NOW!  For the entire month of September, we are asking everyone to give $600 per family to support all the programs Friends of Playa provides for all children at Playa del Rey Elementary School.  With your help, we are need to raise $100,000!  

Your money goes towards:
- Field Trips for all classes
- Arts & Drama class for all students
- PE for all classes
- Music for all classes
- Teacher support for all levels
- And so much more!

No pledge is too little or too large, and the class with the most percent participation will win a popsicle party! 
Also, don't forget to check with your company - many companies will match your donation!

To pledge, you can turn an envelope in to your teacher at any time (checks made payable to Playa Booster Club), or pledge online via our Paypal account.   You can also pledge monthly donations through Paypal if you so choose.

Thank you for your ongoing support!
Please help support the 5th grade Astro Camp Trip.
The 5th graders are selling discount cards good at local merchants through October of next year.  The cards are $20.  They allow you to get discounts at local restaurants and retail stores.  They also give you access to online discounts at hundreds more local businesses on  Two or three trips to one of these merchants will more than pay for the cards and they are good for over a year!  It is a win win situation.  You save lots of money and our 5th graders get a once in a lifetime experience.  For just $20!

More info on how to purchase the cards will be going home with your child this week.
Sharky's Restaurant Battle of the Schools

Join PDR Families, Friends and Staff for a unique restaurant fundraiser!

Sharkey's Restaurant in Marina del Rey will be hosting another Battle of the Schools week at:   4371 Glencoe Ave #B5  (In the Ralphs parking lot).  The week of September 17.
PDR will receive 15% of all sales if you mention you are with PDR.  At the end of the week, if we had more sales than Westside Global Awareness Magnet, we move on to the finals.  

So take a night off from cooking and help support Playa del Rey.  See flyer below for details:
Lost & Found

Don't forget to check the Lost & Found DAILY for anything your child may have lost at school.  The Lost & Found is located outside the auditorium, just inside the front gate. 

Items not claimed are donated several times per year.
Hello Playa Families!
Welcome to week 4! I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend and ready to look at the week ahead...
STAR classes begin this week. There are spaces still open for Robotics, Gymnastics, Rockstar, Soccer, EcoStation and Minecraft. Please note that all students enrolled in the after school program will return to their groups after enrichment classes.
Continue to submit your lunch applications online or to the cafeteria manager. Submitted apps help with our school funding

All are invited to the FOP mtg. Tuesday evening @ 6pm. Thank you for your continued support in ensuring that students are on time and prepared for learning.
This month we will start our Character Education program of RESPECT this week. Students can earn Good Character Tickets or Tokens by showing acts of respect by: following the ‘Golden Rule”(treat others), accepting others, being considerate of others feelings, and setting a good example for others.  
We’re also highlighting a safe and bully free environment for back to school. All students will participate in fun assembly this Friday and take home a pledge certificate. In addition, students will learn the importance of how actions and words affect others. Please ask your child(ren) about their new learning. It’s the dolphin way!
Fitness Friday continues this week. We’re looking for all students in spirit wear!!  Ask your children about our Good Character program that begins this week!!

Save the date: No School-Monday Sept. 10th and 19th.

Thank you for your attention,
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
Copyright © 2018 Friends of Playa - Playa Del Rey Elementary School Booster Club, All rights reserved.

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