Please makes plans to attend the upcoming, super important...

New Traditions Community Meeting (SSC, PTA, ASP, YMCA)

Wednesday, January 23 6-7:30pm in the cafeteria

Childcare and dinner provided. Dinner served at 5:30pm.


Childcare Sign-up Sheet


Topics will include:

The Play Structure

We are going to replace our current structure. We will vote on two options for our new structure.



How can we create one program that highlights strengths of both programs?? How will that affect your family? What should we offer for the after school classes?

School Site Plan

Mid-year review of our current plan: What is working well? What needs some more attention? What changes should we discuss for the remainder of this year and beyond?



Girls on the Run

Registration is now open for this after school program for 3rd-5th grade girls!


Build your daughter's confidence through running! A team of 16 girls will make new friends, build confidence and leadership skills, and celebrate all that makes them unique. Each practice consists of a movement-based lesson, games, and a running workout, all from the nationally-recognized Girls on the Run curriculum. The season ends with the Girls on the Run 5K at Crissy Field, which is part of the largest 5K series in the US. All supplies, t-shirt, water bottle, and entry to the 5K are included with the program.


Enroll on the GOTR website now


Grades 3-5 / Tues & Thurs / 3:30-4:45 / $300

Feb 25- May 10---Please register BEFORE Feb 13


To enroll please go to:  





We hope you had a great winter break! Now that we're officially into the New Year, planning for the March 8th "Speakeasy" Auction Night is in full swing. There are two areas we can use the most help:


Do you have a favorite local restaurant? Or a store in your neighborhood with fun stuff? Or a camp/class that your child likes to go to? Now is NOT the time to be bashful! Please ask if they would like to donate to our auctionand the best part, you already have something you would like to bid on waiting for you! We have created a donation request letter and form for your use. Visit the auction website for more information.

Count-Me-In (CMI) Donations

Do you love to throw a party? Have kids over for an afternoon of making cookies or dance parties? We're looking for hosts to sponsor the ever popular CMIs! Please feel free to reach out to Daniel Stokes or Amy Millward with questions or ideas. If you are ready to go with your CMI, please submit the information using our google form.


Please submit your donations and Count-Me-Ins as soon as possible and before February 5th to ensure we have the most successful event.


Stay tuned for some upcoming sneak peeks at our ever-expanding catalog, but just to get you a little excited, Hamilton tickets are in the house!



Your Auction Committee

P.S. Want more info about the auction? Head to



Yearbook Committee Chair Jon Michaelsen needs the photos you’ve taken of your child’s class!


Please send me any photos you take of your child’s class! Because I cannot be in every class during the year, I need help obtaining photos for the yearbook that show not only the special school events, but also the day-to-day moments of your child’s school year. Any photos of classroom life or field trip moments would greatly help.


You can send the photos to me in any way you feel comfortable: email me at, share an iPhoto album with me, send via dropbox, or another way that’s easy for you. I’ll accept them!



Greening Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 24 4:30-6pm


Everyone is welcome! If you would like to be part of the Greening Committee but can't make this meeting, please email or to be kept in the loop and/or to request a different meeting date/time.



School Calendar


1/21 (Monday): Martin Luther King Jr. Day (school is closed)

1/23 (Wednesday) 6-7:30pm: New Traditions Community Meeting - childcare+dinner provided (cafeteria)

1/24 (Thursday) 4:30-6pm: Greening Committee Meeting



2/5 (Tuesday): Lunar New Year (school is closed)

2/7 (Thursday) 5-7pm: PTA Board Meeting (school library)

2/10 (Sunday) 10am-2pm: Greening Day

2/12 (Tuesday) 9:45am: Principal’s Coffee & Families Potluck (cafeteria)

2/13 (Wednesday) 6-8pm: PTA Community Meeting #3 - everyone is welcome!

2/15 (Friday) 9:30-10:30am: Kindergarten Dental Screening

2/18 (Monday): Presidents Day (school is closed)



3/4-8: Parent-Teacher Conference Week

3/8 (Friday): Annual Auction Fundraiser

3/13 (Tuesday) 9:45am: Principal’s Coffee & Families Potluck (cafeteria)

3/14 (Thursday) 5-7pm: PTA Board Meeting (school library)

3/25-29: Spring Break (school is closed)



4/4 (Thursday) 5-7pm: PTA Board Meeting (school library)

4/9 (Tuesday) 9:45am: Principal’s Coffee & Families Potluck (cafeteria)

4/10 (Wednesday) 6-8pm: PTA Community Meeting #4 - everyone is welcome!



5/2 (Thursday) 5-7pm: PTA Board Meeting (school library)

5/5 (Sunday) 12-4pm: Discovery Festival (upper and lower school yards)

5/16 (Thursday) 4-5:30pm: School Site Council Meeting (school library)

5/21 (Tuesday) 9:45am: Principal’s Coffee & Families Potluck (cafeteria)

5/27 (Monday): Memorial Day (school is closed)



6/4 (Tuesday): Last Day of School


Please tell us if we’ve missed something!



Get Your News In The Den


Do you have the lowdown on an event that you think would be of interest to the New Traditions community? Send it to Amy Millward at