2015-2016 PTA Executive Board

Running Springs RedhawkANNOUNCING OUR 2015 – 2016 PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD

On March 12, 2015 our Running Springs PTA elected a new Executive Board
for the 2015 – 2016 school year.
We appreciate the time and commitment of the Nominating Committee
volunteers and thank them for their service.

Congratulations to the following elected officers;

President: Laura Pistoresi                                                 Secretary: Melody Sadowski
Executive Vice President: Jennifer Loving                    Treasurer: Mandana Abbassian
1st Vice President Programs: Lisa Grisotti                   Financial Secretary: Julie Mark
2nd Vice President Ways and Means: Patty Chau       Auditor: Jennifer Carrillo
3rd Vice Presidents Membership: Bonnie Elliott         Historian: Chris Morrell
4th Vice President Legislation: Kelley Dyer

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SBAC Testing Schedule

State Testing Schedule—SBAC

Each testing session will last Approximately 60—90 minutes.

SBAC Schedule

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3rd Grade Bike Rodeo

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Yee-Haw…. the annual 3rd Grade Bike Rodeo was another great success! All students learned bike safety in class and then were treated to a visit by Anaheim Moto Officer Andersen who came to visit them on his motorcycle and share more safety tips. Over half of the 3rd graders brought their bikes to school that morning and those who did then moved onto the bike obstacle course where they were monitored to make sure they put their new knowledge to good use! We are happy to report all those participating passed the obstacle course and received an “official” Running Springs Bike License. With any event, it can’t be done without tons of parent help, so THANK YOU to all the parents who came in the morning to help check bikes in and to those who came back in the afternoon to set up and help run the event. A very special thank you to Monique Gallardo and Lisa Chavez for all their help behind the scenes!!! Each and everyone one of you helped make this event so great for our 3rd graders!

RODEO TEAM –  2015
Sarah Candela, Katherine Heidelman, Jenn Loving,
Laura Pistoresi, Gen Romero and Aarti VipaniBike


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Snack Sign Up – PTA Meetings

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…to bring snacks to the monthly PTA meeting.  Many parents would like to attend our morning meetings, but need to rush off to work or appointments and it makes it much easier for them if they can count on grabbing a snack or water at the meeting real quick.  We want as many as possible to be able to attend our meetings so please consider helping out by bringing some morning breakfast/snack items once in a while.  We are using the web tool “Volunteer Spot” to help organize our volunteers so we know what we have each month.  If you’re interested in helping, please click on the “PTA Hospitality” tab at the top of the page.

1. Click on the Volunteer Spot link
2. Enter your email address
3. Select a Spot
(VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. )

If you would like to volunteer but don’t want to go to the site and enter your email address, just contact our Hospitality Chair instead at:  Aarti Vipani at  APVipani@Gmail.com.

Thanks so much for your support!

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A Message from your PTA President


It has been a fun and busy month here at Running Springs. We are now into the third and last trimester of the school year and Summer will be here before we know it!

The Know Your States Challenge ended with a pizza party for those students who received a perfect score on their test. We’re so proud of all our Redhawk students who came out and participated. Thank you to Dawn Pattison, who organized this great event.

We were also treated to an amazing group of performances by many of our talented students in our 16th Annual Talent Show. A BIG Thank you to Angel Chen and Laura Pistoresi who once again organized an amazing show!

PTA Elections were held at our March PTA meeting for our 2015-2016 Board Members. CONGRATULATIONS to our new Board!

We also had several grade level assemblies this past month;

  • Our 6th Graders had a chance to explore Greek mythology in The Odyssey Assembly
  • Third Grade had an exciting time at the Reaction Lab Assembly
  • Kindergarteners participated in the Animals All Around Assembly. This is always a favorite with our younger groups.
  • And, Our Fifth Grade students participated in the ever so popular Walk Through the American Revolution Assembly. The students had an opportunity to actively participate in a re-enactment of our nation’s beginnings. It’s a wonderful way to teach while having fun!

Thank you to Lisa Grisotti for planning all these fun and exciting assemblies!

As always, we would not be able to provide these fun and educational activities if it weren’t for all our wonderful volunteers and the monies raised from our PTA Run-A-Thon …THANK YOU!

Jennifer Ahrendt, PTA President

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