5th Annual Run-A-Thon




This will be the PTA’s ONLY FUNDRAISER for the year, which will fund our entire PTA budget. This budget includes: supplemental student programs, assemblies, additional physical education personnel & supplies, just to name a few.  In order to fund our budget, we need everyone’s support.  We are asking each student to set a goal & do their best to reach out to 10 people for $10 each.  Our kick off assembly will take place on Friday, August 29, 2014, at which time your child will come home with their pledge form instructions & exciting prize information.

In order for this event to be successful we are turning to our local business owners & our Running Springs families that may have businesses of their own to become our Community Partners.

Community Partners/Sponsors Forms and donations must be received by September 5th, in order to have your name on the back of the T-shirts!

Go To Fun Run Page to download forms HERE

Thank you in advance for supporting our 5th Annual Running Springs Run-A-thon!

Melody Sadowski, VP of Ways & Means

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2014-15 Classroom Supply List

2014-15 Running Springs Class Supply List

Please find below suggested Classroom Supply List for each grade:

1st Grade - RS 2014 Supply List 1st Grade
2nd Grade - RS 2014 Supply List 2nd Grade
3rd Grade - RS 2014 Supply List 3rd Grade
4th Grade –  RS 2014 Supply List 4th Grade
5th Grade –  RS 2014 Supply List 5th Grade
6th Grade –  RS 2014 Supply List 6th Grade
Kinder - RS 2014 Supply List Kindergarten

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Congratulations HSA Recipients!

Honorary Service Awards

Each year Running Springs Elementary School PTA honors individuals and organizations in the community for outstanding service or contribution to youth. In the spring of each year Running Springs’ parents and teachers are asked to submit a nomination form, nominating an individual and/or organization they feel is worthy of receiving the award.

There are six types of Honorary Service Awards available, and monies collected with this program are used to fund the California State PTA Scholarship and Grant Program.  “The Mission of the California State PTA is to positively impact the lives of all children and families.

We feel the following individuals emulate this mission and are honored to present the following awardees for the 2013/14 school year.

Very Special Person

Francisco Arteaga
Maria Kass

Honorary Service Award

Kelley Dyer
Lisa Grisotti
David Ware
Kathy Watson
Don Watson

Outstanding Administrator Award

Lydia Roach, Principal

Congratulations to all of our Honorary Service Award Winners for the 2013/14 school year. Please be sure to remember this program next spring and nominate someone you feel is deserving of this special recognition.

Thank you to the Nominating Committee that volunteered to recognize these very deserving recipients.

Mindy Cameron

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OPEN Chairmen Positions 2014-15

You are invited to join the PTA as a chairperson.  Make new friends, have some fun, show off your skills or learn new ones and make a difference at Running Springs.  We currently have 4 OPEN Chairmen positions for the 2014-15 school year.   If you are interested but have questions, send us a note.  We are happy to answer any questions.

Please consider volunteering for one of the following chairmen positions:

December Crafts-
During the festive holiday season, students have the opportunity to create small crafts as gifts. Craft supplies and instruction are provided at a minimal cost, usually one to two dollars per project. This event will be held during the first week of December and will be held after school.

Chairperson: Will select the craft projects, collect supplies, train and organize volunteers.

Volunteers: Assist the chairperson with set up and clean up as well as instructing and helping the students create their special gifts.


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A Message from your PTA President

As the school year comes to a close, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you who have supported PTA and our school. Your involvement has made 2013-2014 a fantastic school year! Whether you served on the PTA Executive Board, chaired a PTA sponsored event, volunteered to help with events, or supported your child’s classroom, YOU have made a difference in the quality of education for all Running Springs students. Thank you!

In May, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Please keep an eye out for the daily schedule so all of our students can participate and appreciate their teacher. Thank you in advance for helping to make the wonderful teachers and staff here at Running Springs feel valued and appreciated. Thank you also to Jennifer Loving who will be our PTA hostess for the week of Teacher Appreciation – your efforts are greatly appreciated!

Open house is scheduled for Thursday, May 29th at 6:30pm. Please join us in the Multipurpose Room as we begin the evening by announcing this year’s HSA recipients and then end the night by visiting our children’s classrooms. The students are always so excited to show off all their hard work!

Although the year is winding down, PTA is gearing up and preparing for another eventful school year. We are always looking for friendly faces and new volunteers. Please refer to the open PTA positions found in this newsletter or on our website and contact me for more information or to volunteer!

Information regarding next year’s one and only PTA Fundraiser, the Fourth Annual Redhawk Run-A-Thon, will be coming home soon. This event funds our entire budget for all the programs and activities PTA Sponsors. This information will be coming home your child’s communication folder.

Lastly, please join us on June 5th at the Anaheim Hills Country Club for our Installation Breakfast and last PTA Meeting of the year. This is always a fun time to gather with friends and we truly hope that you will be able to attend.
Have a wonderful and safe summer.


Jennifer Ahrendt, RSPTA President

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