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 www.newtraditionssf.com/auction



Raise $$ for our school by ordering from Good Eggs in March and April


This March and April, Good Eggs will donate 5% back to New Traditions Elementary School every time you shop. Enroll in the fundraiser by visiting schools.goodeggs.com, entering the code FONT2019, and placing an order. 5% will go back to the school starting on February 25, but you can place an order with the code ahead of time to enroll early. Haven’t tried Good Eggs? You’ll get $15 off your first order when you enroll!



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: https://www.gotrbayarea.org/Register-Now  



Movie Night @ Roosevelt: “A Wrinkle in Time”

Ticket sales support Roosevelt Middle School


Hello New Traditions PTA:


I'm a Peabody parent and I also have a 6th grader at Roosevelt. A group of families is hosting a sign me up screening of the movie, "A Wrinkle in Time" on Friday, February 8th at Roosevelt Middle School.

We would love it if the New Traditions PTA could help us spread the word about the SMU to help support our feeder school! We are mostly sending to 4th/5th grade families, but all are welcome, of course.


What: A Wrinkle in Time

Where: Roosevelt Middle School auditorium (with parking available in the RMS lot)

When: Friday, February 8th from 6:30-9 pm (refreshments from 6:15-7, movie from 7-9)

Cost: $20 per ticket, all proceeds go to the Roosevelt Middle School PTSA


Refreshments will be served pre-screening

Roosevelt middle kids ok to come solo, younger kids please accompanied by an adult/family member.


Get your tickets here: https://www.rmssf.org/store/p28/2%2F8%3A_Roosevelt_Movie_Night.html


Hope to see many NT families there!



Annika Ehrlich (mom to Shael, room 7 at Peabody, and Loden, 6th grade at RMS)



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 jon@braincloud.tv, share an iPhoto album with me, send via dropbox, or another way that’s easy for you. I’ll accept them!



And don’t forget...keep a lookout for Box Tops!



Check out the attached flyer for all the details - and you and your child can use the attached collection sheet to make it a fun game!



Panhandle Park Closure

Sunday, February 3


Golden Gate Park and the Panhandle will be closed until about 12pm on Feb. 3 for the Kaiser Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K Run. The Panhandle closure will be in effect until about 10am. The Park and Great Highway will reopen by about noon that day.



School Calendar



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 dragonden@newtraditionssf.com.