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Alta Sierra Summer Garden Hours

Our Alta Sierra Garden Team will be out in the garden every Tuesday throughout the summer from 8:00am - 10:00am. You can bring your kids out, do some garden work, and then stop by our library to grab summertime reading!
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Summer Library Hours

The library will be open this summer for students. Students are able to checkout books and take AR quizzes. Please bring your children to the library and keep the love for books going this summer!

Dates and Hours:
Tuesdays 9am - 1pm, 6pm - 8pm

Dates:
June 14, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2
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Attention Band Families

3 quick items regarding band scheduling:

First, band practice has been cancelled for this Thursday as well as Tuesday and Thursday of next week. The students will be getting their practice in during the day as part of the 5th grade Performance.

Second, Alta Sierra Band students are welcome to join the Cottage Hill Band students in their Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30pm. The "call" is at 6:00pm at the Cottage Hill campus.

Last, but certainly not least, Alta Sierra Band students are performing on our Open House night, Thursday, May 26 at 6:00pm. The "call" is 5:30pm for that performance.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Richardson at prichardson@prsd.us .
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Mark Your Calendars! OPEN HOUSE is May 26

Alta Sierra Elementary School's Open House is scheduled for Thursday, May 26, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Please reserve this special date on your calendar and plan to share the evening with us. Please plan to accompany your child, as this is an event which allows your child to take you on a tour of his/her classroom and school. We hope that you will join us for this special evening.

In addition to your visit to the classrooms at Alta Sierra School, you are invited to visit our Book Fair in the library. The Book Fair will feature a variety of books which may be purchased by students and parents. Proceeds from the Book Fair will be used to purchase library books and materials. Our Book Fair has been scheduled from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. to give families plenty of time in the library.

Good News: Sweeney’s Weenies and Lazy Dog Ice Cream will be on campus for dinner and dessert! (5:30pm - 7:30pm) Make an evening out of it and come for dinner, too. We will have our school garden open for families to see the great work that our kids have been doing over the past year.

Different grade levels have planned a variety of activities and events. Look for a specific bulletin from your child's teacher regarding time, place and a description of any special events or performances.

We look forward to seeing you at our Open House!
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Alta Sierra Panda Express Night - April 19

Attention families! Take a break from cooking on April 19 and head on down to Panda Express with the family. 20% of the proceeds will go to the school as long as you have your Alta Sierra Panda Express flyer.

The flyer is attached to this link as well as being sent home on April 14's Thursday Folder.
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TK & Kindergarten Information Night - March 14

Attention Parents! Our TK & Kindergarten Information Night is coming up on March 14 at 6:15pm in our Multi-Purpose Room.

We will answer all questions, pass out enrollment packets, and sign up for our screening appointments at this meeting.

Can't make it? No problem! Just contact the office after March 14 to get your needed materials.

All screening appointments will be done on Tuesday, March 29.
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Magnolia Intermediate 5th grade Parent Information Night - March 7

Attention 5th grade parents!

Magnolia Intermediate will be hosting a Parent Information Night on March 7 at 7pm (rooms A5 & A6). This night is for current 5th grade parents to come and learn all about the academic, athletic, and extra-curricular opportunities that await your children next year.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Magnolia at (530) 268-2815.
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Young at Art Expo

The Young at Art Showcase is coming up this weekend and we are proud to say that Alta Sierra has 8 classrooms worth of art on display at this showcase.

If you are interested in seeing the great art that has been taking place at our school and across the county, this is your opportunity!

Click on the link above for more information
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Casino Night is just days away!

Casino Night is an evening for the grown-ups to get together and let their hair down while raising funds for our school. Tickets cost $25 per person and $45 per couple and include appetizers, desserts, and gaming chips for blackjack, roulette, and craps. Not into gambling...no worries...there are still tons of ways to have fun! We have more than 100 auction items for the entire family, including vacation opportunities, overnight stays, wine tastings, local gift certificates and merchandise, one year of after school care, and birthday party packages. We really hope that you can come out and join us on the night of February 20. Tickets are available in the office, online, and at the door (for a few dollars more). The doors open at 6:30pm.

To purchase tickets, click on the green "READ MORE" button or the headline that is also the title of this posting (Casino Night is just days away).
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Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Attention 5th grade families! You can get as confused as your preteen in dealing with his or her emotions and behaviors. How can you best parent when the child you knew so well is acting so differently now?

Click on the "Parenting the Love and Logic Way" link above for more details!
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Interested in challenging your 4th or 5th grade child?

Pleasant Ridge Union School District (PRUSD) would like to offer our 4th and 5th grade students the opportunity to take the qualifying exam for Sacramento State's Academic Talent Search (ATS) program. The ATS program is held over the summer on the Sacramento State campus and has five different sessions to choose from. (Click on link above for more information)
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Homework Club Returns!

Attention Alta Sierra 3rd - 5th grade families. The Alta Sierra Homework Club will be returning on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 - 3:15pm. Our first meeting will be January 5. For more details, please click on the link to view the permission slip.
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Mistletoe Mall is coming!

Mistletoe Mall gives students the opportunity to purchase new and low-priced
gifts for friends and families. Items range from 25 cents to $15. The mall opens (with each class given a scheduled time to shop) Tuesday, December 1. This PTC event is a favorite among students and parents, with dozens of parents coming out to wrap gifts and assist little shoppers.

Parent volunteers are still needed. Click on the above link to see the times where support is needed.
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Bear River High School event "Swing Into the Night"

The Bear River High School Jazz Band presents its 18th Annual "Swing Into the Night" on Saturday, December 5 from 7-10pm. A fun-filled evening of music enjoyment and dancing to the Hottest Tunes of the Swing Era. The MPR is transformed into a lively night club where you'll hear the likes of Benny, Tommy and Duke performed by the cool cats or our Big Band and amazing vocalists. Elegant desserts, refreshments and awards for best dancers are included. Swing dance instructors will be available for those interested in learning something new or brushing up on old skills, at no additonal cost, 'cause it don't mean a thing, if you ain't got that swing.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.bearrivermusic.org.

Admission: Adults $12/each or $20/Couple
Students & Seniors $10/each or $16/Couple

New, unwrapped toys will be accepted at this event in support of the Roamin' Angels Car Club's annual toy drive.
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Alta Sierra Pancake Breakfast

Mark your calendar for our annual pancake breakfast. December 5 from 8:00am - 11:00am, we will be feasting, visiting Santa, checking out fire trucks, and shopping at our Mistletoe Mall.

Don't miss out! Click on this link for more details.
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Square 1 Art Ordering

Your children recently came home with their own art that can be made into cups, bags, coasters, etc. . The due date for turning forms in is November 16 or you can go online and order on this link (click above).
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KCRA Kids Can Food Drive

Attention Eagle Families! We will be collecting non-perishable, unopened, food items November 2 - 13. As the holiday season approaches, it is wonderful to help out those who are less fortunate. Donate if you can! (Click on the link for more details on what to give)
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