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.