Sunday, November 22, 2020

Help Amazon Donate to PTA

You can support Marguerita PTA and the school while you shop for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and other upcoming holiday deals. Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/95-6208112 and AmazonSmile will donate to Marguerita Elementary PTA, at no cost to you.

For instructions on how to designate Marguerita PTA as your charity of choice, please click here: https://www.margueritapta.org/p/amazon-smile.html.

Thank you to all those who have already designated us as their charity! Your purchases are earning money for us. We are grateful for your support!

Friday, November 20, 2020

Gratitude

During this season of gratitude, Marguerita PTA would like to thank all our volunteers, teachers, and community members. Your tireless support of our kids makes everything better.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Today: Come Draw with Gio!

This week's zoom link for Come Draw with Gio! has been sent. Please check your spam folder or add "workshops@margueritapta.org" to your contacts if you don't see an email from us.

There is a NEW link each week so please make sure you have this week's link.

Send questions to: workshops@margueritapta.org

Important Notice About Construction Impact

Reposted from Alhambra Unified School District: 
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Attention MARGUERITA Huskies, NORTHRUP Gladiators, and FREMONT Chargers:

We will soon begin construction at Marguerita School (which will also temporary impact Northrup and Fremont Schools). Each principal sent home a letter to parents regarding the specific impact to each school campus.

PARENTS: Please check your email for a message through the Blackboard Connect-Ed system. (It was sent out about 5:00pm.) If you did not receive it, please check your spam folder or your school's website. (The principals will also post the letter on their school website sometime today.)

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Gift Card Fundraiser

If you are buying gift cards this holiday season, please consider buying them through our ShopWithScrip program. This year, you can get physical gift cards shipped directly to your home. Or opt for e-giftcards that can be emailed. Marguerita PTA receives a % of the gift card value as a rebate.

On Nov 19 & 20, you can help us earn up to 20%!

Monday, November 16, 2020

Come Draw with Gio! Session #4



Come Draw with Gio! Sign ups are open for THIS Thursday, November 19th 3-4pm.  There is a NEW zoom link for each class so please sign up to receive the link.  We will be drawing our friends from Toy Story this week.  

Special this Wednesday: FREE "Make your own Forky from Disney's Toy Story 4" kits to the first 100 Marguerita students that sign up. Pick them up Wednesday (Nov. 18) from 12n-1p.  

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Dance-A-Thon Raffle Winners!


Thanks to our generous Dance-A-Thon sponsors!

The Marguerita PTA extends its warmest thanks to these Dance-A-Thon sponsors who gave so generously to our school and students.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Today: Come Draw with Gio! Session #3

Please check your email for today's zoom link for Come Draw with Gio. Some emails bounced back so please email us for the link. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Monday, November 9, 2020

It's Almost Time to Dance!


Come Draw with Gio! Session #3

Signup link for this week's Come Draw with Gio! session #3 is open. Thursday, November 12th from 3-4pm. You will need to sign up each week to receive a new zoom link even though you may have signed up for prior sessions. This is for student safety. We also don't want to spam the parents. 😉

This week we will draw Winnie the Pooh! Bring yourself, a pencil, and a piece of paper. Take a glimpse into last week's Mickey and Goofy session if you're still on the fence about joining.

Sign up here:
https://forms.gle/3EUot6fiDTqmQhv67

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Dance-A-Thon is two days away!

Two more days until the Dance-A-Thon! Thank you to all those who fundraised or donated already. We still have quite a way to go to meet our goal. Go Huskies!



High Fundraiser Prizes

Just TWO more days until Dance-A-Thon. We are highlighting some cool prizes that you can earn for being a top fundraiser. Be sure to check out the website for a detailed list. We're cheering for you!

https://sites.google.com/margueritapta.org/dat/prizes

Friday, November 6, 2020

LA County Parent Town Hall

ATTENTION PARENTS:
Next Monday, November 9th from 6 pm to 7 pm, you are invited to join a virtual Town Hall with the Director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Dr. Dawn Terashita, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Debra Duardo and Deputy Superintendent Arturo Valdez.
The Town Hall will focus on steps being taken to protect children returning to school, the reopening process, school waivers and more.
Join the conversation at: tinyurl.com/WatchLACParentTownHall
Submit questions in advance at: tinyurl.com/AskLACParentTownHall

Dance-A-Thon Warm Up

The Dance for Kindness Worldwide Flashmob is this Sunday, November 8th. Check out their video to warm up for our own DAT next week. You can learn their choreography and record yourself practicing.

Upload practice videos to https://marguerita.smugmug.com/upload/dtC9gd/DATPV and we'll try to play it during our Dance-A-Thon on Tuesday, November 10th!

https://www.danceforkindness.com/learn-the-dance/

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Huskies, do you dance?

Let us SPOTLIGHT your dance moves at the Dance-A-Thon!

Huskies, get warmed up and start dancing! Have a parent upload a video of you dancing, and we might show it at next Tuesday's Dance-A-Thon! If there are enough submissions, we will have a contest and students can vote for their favorite!

Please submit videos that are 30 seconds or shorter (like Ms. Lam's below), and say or show a sign with your name and grade on the video, so we know who you are. We can't wait to see your moves!

Upload your video here ==>   https://marguerita.smugmug.com/upload/dtC9gd/DATPV

 



Today: Come Draw with Gio!

We have a few emails bounced back to us so please let us know if you signed up and need today's link. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Come Draw With Gio!



COME DRAW WITH GIO!
FREE for all K-8th Marguerita students (only)

HEY HUSKIES! Learn to draw your favorite Disney characters from an actual Disney artist!

Sponsored by the Marguerita PTA, Come Draw with Gio! is a weekly virtual drawing workshop. Each week, Gio will teach you how to draw different Disney favorites. Six workshops left. Attend just one, or attend them all!
All you need is a pencil and paper!
 
THIS WEEK: Gio will teach you how to draw classic Disney Characters! 
Mickey/Minnie, Donald/Daisy!

Parents: 
Register your child for this Thursday'sworkshop (Nov 5) using the google doc:
The zoom meeting and password will be sent out on Thursday (11/05) to the email you use on this registration (NOTE: the student @AUSD emails won't receive the message).

Dance-A-Thon is 1 Week Away

The November 10th Marguerita PTA Dance-A-Thon (DAT) is less than a week away, and we urgently need your support. We have only raised 11% of our $26,000 fundraising goal. Please donate $30 or more today to help PTA support Marguerita's students and teachers!

This has been a difficult unprecedented school year for everyone. Distance learning has not been easy - but we are all persevering because we must. The PTA remains committed to supporting students and teachers through this pandemic. Over the summer, the PTA worked hard to acquire a competitive National PTA $5,000 grant to fund creative online workshops and a couple of virtual assemblies to support our students during distance learning, all at no cost to you.

But we need your help now. While the PTA will try to continue to support what we can with remaining funds from last year's fundraising efforts, it is not enough. Without you, the PTA will be forced to cut our budget or entirely eliminate funding for programs that we usually support every year -- virtual field trips, Rockstar and Good Guys Awards, R.O.C.K. Program, 8th grade promotion activities, and scholarships.

You can help us by fundraising for the Dance-A-Thon, or making a donation to support your child. With approximately 850 students at Marguerita School, we are asking each student to fundraise at least $30. If you may help fundraise, steps are detailed at https://dat.margueritapta.org/students. Or, please donate $30 (or whatever amount you are able to contribute) at https://marguerita.walkstarter.org.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Alhambra Driving Howl Event

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!
 

Thank You Rockstar Sponsor Mathnasium!

Mathnasium's mission is to teach children math so that they understand it, master it, and love it. Mathnasium Monterey Park is honored to support Marguerita PTA and sponsor the 2020 Dance-A-Thon.

 

*Marguerita PTA does not endorse any commercial entity, product, or service. No endorsement implied.

Vote Centers In and Near Alhambra

#Repost @cityofalhambra 

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These Vote Centers in and around Alhambra will be open Oct. 30th through election day for in-person voting.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

First ROCKstar Student Drive Thru Recognition

Reposted from AUSD FB page:

Marguerita held their first ROCKstar Student Drive through recognition earlier this week.  They will have one each month following the virtual ROCKstar student assemblies.

Students received a certificate, husky pencil pouch, a food coupon and they had their photo taken with Rocky, our mascot.  

Marguerita huskies R.O.C.K. with respect, ownership, cooperation and kindness.

We love all the creative ways our schools are staying connected during Distance Learning! 

(See more photos on our FB post.)



Avatar Contest Winners!

Students voted for their favorite avatars at yesterday's assemblies. Congratulations to these creative minds! You earned a Yogurtland voucher!


Monterey Park Candy Caravan Today

 


Continuation of Distance Learning Through January 2021


AUSD Superintendent Jaramillo announced the continuation of distance learning: "we made the difficult decision to have our students remain in Distance Learning (DL) through at least the end of January 2021."


AUSD Supt Letter to Parents and Staff with Translations 10-28-20.pdf

 

Please continue to read your emails sent from the school district through BlackboardConnect.



Today: Draw with Gio

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Learn to Draw Disney Characters

HEY HUSKIES! Learn to draw some of your favorite Disney characters in this weekly virtual drawing workshop, sponsored by the Marguerita PTA! Every Thursday from 3-4pm come Draw with Gio! 7 workshops in all. Each week, Gio will teach you how to draw using different Disney favorites. Attend just one, or attend them all! All you need is a pencil and paper!

THIS WEEK: Gio will teach you how to draw Jack Skellington, Zero, and Sally!

Parents:
Register your child for this Thursday's workshop (Oct 29) using the google doc:
https://forms.gle/NWwYJWfAg3wH8f1v8

The zoom meeting and password will be sent out Thursday to the email you use on this registration (NOTE: the student @AUSD emails won't receive the message).

For questions about this or any of the PTA sponsored enrichment activities, contact us at workshops@margueritapta.org

Want an Xbox Series S Console?

This year’s Dance-A-Thon Grand Prize is an Xbox Series S Console. All pre-orders are sold out! Be the top fundraiser and be one of the first to get to play on the Xbox Series S. 🕺🏽💃🏻🎮

Monday, October 26, 2020

Dance-A-Thon Avatar Contest

Reminder - finish up your avatars for the contest and be sure to publish your page! Finalists will be selected for student voting on Wednesday. There will be 4 winners who will each win a Yogurtland voucher.

See the how-to video to get started.
https://youtu.be/v5egi1PqT_s

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Photography Workshop for 6-8th Graders


We are still accepting 6-8th grade students to join our Photography Workshop. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/FLwitFLTuznySHgw7

Fundraiser Results 🤩


We had 2 successful fundraisers in October. Thank you so much for spreading the word to your family and friends! We appreciate your support.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Excellence Survey Due on 10/26

Thank you to those who filled out the survey! One last reminder if you haven't done it yet.

Deadline is on Monday, 10/26. The National PTA School of Excellence program grows partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being of all students. Marguerita School and Marguerita PTA partner together and can achieve a lot as a team to create a positive impact. We would love to hear about your experience! Could you please take 5-10 mins and fill out the survey? Please complete it by October 26th. 🤝

English : https://forms.gle/5wfgxaGPd6cbNycRA

Spanish : https://forms.gle/eZPRTmyphDZMzNrs8

Chinese : https://forms.gle/6BwFtRx6e1wTy6417

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Photography Workshop



We are offering a virtual Photography Workshop for 6-8th graders on November 5th, 3-4pm! It will be taught by parent leader Mr. Ming of Humanist Films. All you need is a device that can take pictures (smart phone, tablet, digital camera, etc.). If there are more than 10 students interested, we will begin a waitlist and open up a second workshop. 

Please sign up using the following link: https://forms.gle/FLwitFLTuznySHgw7

DAT Avatar Contest

Dance-A-Thon Avatar Contest

Register, build your avatar and publish your page by Monday 10/26 to be eligible to be a finalist. Finalists will be presented at the Halloween assemblies on the 28th. There will be 4 winners and each winner will get a special prize!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Panda Express Receipts

Sorry for the inconvenience! Panda Express is working on the issue. Email receipts to info@margueritapta.org.

DAT Personal Walkstarter Page

Have you set up your DAT personal donation page on marguerita.walkstarter.org yet?

Check out Rocky's page: https://marguerita.walkstarter.org/page/ESEtqoJNrQ

Not sure how to start? We've put together a "how-to" video: https://youtu.be/v5egi1PqT_s

Tip: Make sure to personalize the page title! See for yourself. https://youtu.be/e1mESZBRpuI

Panda Express Today!

Join us TODAY for our all-day Cook’s Night Out virtual fundraiser. Friends and family across the country can help Marguerita PTA raise money by ordering from their local Panda Express. Orders MUST be placed on their website or app and please remember to enter code 900224 at checkout. Make sure you click “APPLY” for the code to work. 🥠🥢🥡
28% of sales will be donated to Marguerita PTA.
Scroll through to see translations for Spanish and Chinese and share it with your family and friends!
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