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SAVE THE DATE - March 3 Denim and Diamonds Spring Auction Fundraiser

Tickets on sale now!
Wear your favorite jeans and brightest bling to the Alta Sierra PTC annual spring fundraiser March 3, 6:00PM-10:00PM at the Alta Sierra Country Club.
Enjoy a fun parents' night out while supporting our children's education. All funds go to the Alta Sierra Elementary School PTC.
$25 per person/$40 per couple
There will be live and silent auctions, hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Enjoy live music by Amanda Gray.

Childcare is available on site but limited to the first 20 children. Pre-register in the school office.

Tickets on sale on this website or the school office.
Visit the Alta Sierra PTC Facebook page for more information.
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Parent Info Meeting for 2018-19 Kindergartners March 15

It's time to start thinking about next year! Parents of incoming kindergartners (and transitional kindergartners) can come learn about the program, ask questions and pick up paperwork Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room.
Student screenings will be scheduled individually for April 26.
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Reading Contest - sponsored by the Lions Club.

Students that take and pass Accelerated Reader quizzes between February 1 and March 9, will earn a drawing ticket. The quiz must be at their reading level and passed with 80% or higher score.
The tickets will be placed in grade level drawings for $50 Best Buy gift card.
Keep reading! Thank you Lions!
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2nd Choice Lunch Option for 1st-5th grade.

Alta Sierra is adding the second choice option to our school lunch menu!
Beginning February 5th, students may choose between the regular school lunch menu offering and a cold lunch option. Each day of the week will have a different cold option for the month.
Take a look at the new menu. The second choice is on the very top.
Teachers will be taking lunch count with this option included.
This option is available for grades 1-5. If this pilot is successful, we will extend it to kindergarten.
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100's Day

February 1st is the 100th day of school!
Classroom activities centered around this milestone to have a little fun with numbers and place value.
Check out Mrs. Kelley's class with their 100's day hats!
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Power of Positive Parenting Class

Registration is now open for this popular and insightful class. Learn practical strategies to parenting challenges. The eight-week session begins Wednesday, January 17. Stop by the school office for more info. Space is limited.
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Changes to the After School Rec Program

Due to the increased number of late student pick-ups from the After School Recreation Program, the late fee is increasing effective January 1, 2018. The new rate will be $10.00 plus $1.00 per minute for each student.
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Character Counts!

We had a terrific assembly to kick off Character Counts. Ask your child what they thought of the assembly


The six pillars are; Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Caring; and Citizenship. CHARACTER COUNTS! recommends always using these pillars in this specific order to all the use of the acronym of T.R.R.F.C.C. to help remember each pillar.

The Six Pillars of Character are the core ethical values of CHARACTER COUNTS! These values were identified by a nonpartisan, nonsectarian (secular) group of youth development experts in 1992 as “core ethical values that transcend cultural, religious and socioeconomic differences.
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Bus Schedules for 2017-2018

The bus schedule is released! Please click on the blue title from this announcement to look at the schedule. It can also be found under the parents tab.
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Young at Art!

Looking for something to do during spring break? Visit the Young at Art display at the Nevada County Eric Rood Government Center. Student art work from Alta Sierra and many county schools is on display.
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Food Drive Donations due Friday, Nov. 17

Help our kids help others! Our students take part in the KCRA Kids Can! Food Drive. Please send non-perishable, non-glass items to school by this Friday. Canned meats (tuna, chicken, turkey, chili), pasta and pasta sauce, beans, rice, healthy cereals, peanut butter and baby good are the most-requested items.
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Harvest of the Month with Mrs. Lori Long

The start of October means another harvest of the month from Sierra Harvest. This week we will have lunchbox peppers from JSM Organics. They will be very sweet and the kids should enjoy them. I am picking up the produce early and will hopefully have them all sorted and distributed by the end of the day tomorrow. Here is the link to the educator newsletter so you can have more information on peppers.
Click on the HEADLINE above to get to the newsletter.
I really loved reading all the little notes written about pears last month, thank you for sharing!
Also, if any classrooms have time and want to make thank you cards for donors to Sierra Harvest, they are definitely welcome. They can be as simple as "Thank you for supporting Sierra Harvest"
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