K-5 Musical Performance

“The Earth, Our Community, and Me”

Thursday, April 25, 2019

6:00pm at Roosevelt MS

Doors open at 5:45pm




Teacher (and Staff) Appreciation Week is May 6th - May 10th!


Teacher Appreciation Week allows our community an opportunity to say thank you and to show our appreciation to all the teachers and staff for everything they do for our children. How will we do this? The PTA and parent volunteers are planning a very special week full of meals, special treats, and other surprises all through the week - it’s guaranteed they will be spoiled!


Class Liaisons and the Teacher Appreciation Committee will be sharing more details with you soon about how your student, family, or class can participate. If you would like to help by donating some needed items or helping with set-up and other activities during that week, please reach out to Carole Penta (carolepenta@yahoo.com) or Joy Lagos (joylagos@gmail.com).  






Discovery Festival Sign-up Sheets

Sunday, May 5th 12-4pm


It takes many hands to make the Discovery Festival happen! Please add your name to one (or more!) of these lists to be part of the magic:


Salad Sign-up Sheet


Setup & Teardown Crews


Ticket Booth/Welcome Table Crews


And no sign-up necessary for this, but if you love to bake, start thinking about what you’ll make for the Discovery Festival bake sale and Cupcake Walk. Sheri Castilyn (Giana, Rm 7) is your contact person for all things baked: scastilyn@gmail.com.



Fun Community Event: Mary Poppins Sing-Along


Please join a group of families at the Mary Poppins (original version) Castro Sing Along on April 28 at 2:30pm at the Castro Theatre. Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.castrotheatre.com/singalongs.html. Come in costume!


Patty Debenham (Owen, K) will save seats in a section for New Traditions and folks from Laurel Hill Nursery School. It would be helpful if you email her at patty@pattydebenham.com so she has an idea of how many seats to save.



Join the Good Eggs fundraiser this week to help our school win $500!


To enroll, just visit schools.goodeggs.com, enter our code FONT2019, and place your first order. The fundraiser ends April 30!


This week, new customers also get $25 off with our code, and if 20 new customers join the fundraiser, our school gets a $500 fundraising bonus.



Rainbow Grocery (No Effort Fundraising)


Do you shop at Rainbow Grocery? Did you know that Rainbow will donate 10% of your spend back to New Traditions when you shop with a Scrip Card?! Please email erickakarner@gmail.com if you would like the PTA to purchase a Scrip Card on your behalf for $20. You will simply reimburse the PTA for the initial $20, and from there you can add whatever amount you want to the card. Just bring the card with you every time you shop at Rainbow and use your Scrip Card to pay for your groceries.



Needed: Volunteer to lead tours in the fall

We’re looking for someone - or perhaps two people, if you work well as a team - to take on this role. For most parents, the tour was critical in helping us to envision our child at New Traditions. Would you consider being a part of shaping that experience for next year’s prospective parents? Please reach out to Sheri if you’re curious: scastilyn@gmail.com.



Reminder: Ms. Mandy’s Ceramics Sale

Friday, April 19th @ drop off and pick up


On Friday, April 19th, Ms. Mandy will be selling some of her ceramic wares at drop off and pick up times to raise money and awareness for her AIDS LIFECYCLE ride. Be sure to take a look to support one of our teachers as well as a great cause!



School Calendar



4/18 (Thursday) 4-5pm: School Site Council Meeting (library)

4/19 (Friday) 9:30am: NT Community Photo for Yearbook! (middle yard)

4/23 (Tuesday) 3:45pm: Greening Committee Meeting #7 (middle yard)

4/23 (Tuesday) 5:30-6:30pm: NT Community Meeting - ASP & YMCA for 2019-20 (cafeteria)

4/25 (Thursday) 6-7:30pm: Spring Performance K-5 Students (Roosevelt Middle School)



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

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

5/7 (Tuesday): One School, One Author Event (cafeteria)

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)

5/28 (Tuesday) 3:45-4:45pm: Greening Committee Meeting (library hallway)



6/1 (Saturday) 10am-2pm: Greening Day

6/4 (Tuesday): Last Day of School


Next School Year

8/19/19 (Monday): First Day of School

9/2/19 (Monday): Labor Day (school is closed)

10/14/19 (Monday): Indigenous Peoples' Day/Día De La Raza (school is closed)

11/11/19 (Monday): Veterans Day (school is closed)

11/25 - 11/29/19 (Monday-Friday): Thanksgiving Recess (school is closed)

12/23/19-1/3/20: Winter Break (school is closed)
1/20/20 (Monday): Martin Luther King Jr. Day (school is closed)

1/24/20 (Friday): Lunar New Year (schools closed, district offices open)

2/17/20 (Monday): Presidents Day (school is closed)

3/30/20 (Monday): César Chávez Day, observed (schools closed, district offices open)

3/30-4/3/30: Spring Break (school is closed)
5/25/20 (Monday): Memorial Day (school is closed)

6/2/20 (Tuesday): Last Day of School (K-12)

8/17/20 (Monday): First 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.