Join the PTA ~ SSC Meeting Notes ~ Greening Day #2 ~ Sloat Growing Up Green Fundraiser ~ One Warm Coat Drive ~ Good Eggs Fundraiser ~ Scholastic Book Fair: Help Needed ~ School Calendar 


Join the PTA!

78 people have joined the Friends of New Traditions PTA so far this year. A big thanks to all of you!  Our goal is to have 200 members so we’re almost halfway there. If you haven’t already joined, please do so now (link below) - it only costs $10 to join, and as a member you’ll be able to take part in the decision-making process about how PTA resources (time, energy, and money) are used to support our school. Your input is critical!


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SSC Meeting Notes

The School Site Council discusses a full range of topics that impact our students’ daily lives.  Please see the notes for the meetings held on September 26, 2019 and October 24, 2019. Topics discussed include: playground update, graduate profile, site budget.


Greening Day #2

Saturday, November 2nd 10am-2pm

(it’s like an open house - stop by anytime!)


Come and join us for a community greening day on Saturday, November 2nd. We have an ambitious plan for lots of planting - several parent volunteers bought gorgeous native plants at the Botanical Gardens plant sale last weekend and they will get some more at the Sloat Gardens Fundraiser next week. These new plants will spruce up the upper yard!


Besides planting, we will do some painting and also general cleanup. We’ll have something for everyone to do - or you can help oversee kids playing in the yard.


Free coffee will be provided, and if you’d like to bring some snacks to share, that’s wonderful as well.  The event is from 10am-2pm, but even if you can only join for 30 minutes, please stop by!


Questions? Reach out to Lucia Wallace



Sloat Growing Up Green Fundraiser

Just in time for Greening Day #2!  Shop at any Sloat Gardening Center location between October 25 - November 3, mention New Traditions to the cashier at check-out, and our school will earn 10% back!  If New Traditions has the highest sales amount during this time, we will earn 20%. It’s time to spruce up those gardens!



One Warm Coat Drive

Girl Scout Troop 61570 is hosting a coat drive at New Traditions. Please donate your gently used warm coats to those in need. Drop them in the marked box in the front hall from October 15 to November 15. Thank you!


Good Eggs Fundraiser

Want to take a break from making dinner tonight?  Ran out of time to hit the grocery store? Looking for fresh, local product and baked goods?  If you answered “yes” to any of these, then Good Eggs is the place for you! From meal kits to kitchen staples to the freshest produce, Good Eggs will deliver the goods right to your home. 


Not only is it an awesome service, the good folks at Good Eggs want to give our school money! For the months of October and November Good Eggs will give back 5% on all orders. Too good to be true? Nope!  


It’s simple:

  1. Visit

  2. Enter our school code: NTFALL19

  3. Order away


If you are new to Good Eggs, they will even give you $20 off your first order! We'll earn a $150 bonus if 10 new families try Good Eggs for the first time, and an additional $350 for 20.


FREE “Stuff” Alert!  Shop on Good Eggs this week to support our school. If you're one of the first 50 families across all schools to get an order delivered this week, you'll win a KidsLuv Zero Sugar Vitamin-packed 4-pack in your next order! And if you're new to our fundraiser, don't forget to add our code ntfall19 at checkout before you place your order. 



Scholastic Book Fair: Help Needed

The Scholastic book fair is coming, November 18-22 and we need your help to make it a big success. The main hallway will be filled with hundreds of books for our students to explore before and after school. This is the ideal time to shop for the holidays!


The book fair raises funds to purchase new books for the library and gets books directly into classrooms via teacher wish lists. We are looking for volunteers throughout the week and have several time slots available, can you help us bring the book fair to life? Please sign up today (link below) or email


2019 Book fair volunteer sign up



School Calendar


10/31 (Thursday) - Trick or Treating at USF; Costume Parade @ 2pm (middle yard)



11/2 (Saturday) - Greening Day #2

11/4 (Monday) - After School Enrichment (ASE) Session 2 Begins

11/11(Monday) - No School in observance of Veteran’s Day

11/18-11/22 - Parent-Teacher Conference Week (early dismissal @ 2:30pm; no ASEs)

11/18-11/22 - Scholastic Book Fair

11/25-11/29 - No School for Thanksgiving Break



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 your PTA Communications Team (Ericka Karner and Tina Kim) at