Field Day - volunteers still needed!

Friday, May 31 at New Traditions


Field Day will take place on Friday, May 31 for grades K-5 at New Traditions. 5th graders will support Ms. Brown and Mr. Locket at the various stations for the K-3rd grades. But we are still looking for 6 more parent volunteers to support the stations for the 4th and 5th graders. Please email Ms. Brown at if you can help, or use the link below to sign up through FreshSchools!


Field Day Volunteer Sign-ups



Yearbooks are IN and they’re beautiful - buy yours today!


The New Traditions yearbook is a hardcover book with over 60 full-color pages, filled to the brim with photos of every student and the fun and memorable times we shared this year. It’s made with love all throughout the year by our very own Jon Michaelsen (Annika - 5th, Gemma - 3rd), and you can order it now for just $40!

Click Here to Order


If the cost is prohibitive, please talk to your child’s teacher or to Ms. Debbie. We want everyone to enjoy this one-of-a-kind bit of New Traditions history.


Online ordering not your thing? Complete a paper order form and pay by check or cash:


  • Make checks payable to Friends of New Traditions PTA (“yearbook” in memo)

  • Place form+payment in yellow yearbook box (by bulletin board in the school lobby)



Contact Jon Michaelsen, Yearbook Chair, with questions: or 415-308-3990



2019-20 French After School Program - early bird discount!


Registration is open for the 2019-20 school year for the French After School Program by EFBA. Save $300 by registering your student by June 1st!


Register Here for 2019-20 French Program



In case you missed it last week:

NT District Survey Results


Check out the attached three documents that contain the survey results. This survey, conducted by the school district each year, solicits feedback from students, staff, and families at New Traditions. This year we had the most family participation we’ve had in this survey in quite a while, so thank you for helping to make this data meaningful.



Greening Day #3

Saturday, June 1st 10am-2pm

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


Final Greening Day of this school year is coming up! We've gotten fantastic volunteers on past greening days to help weed, mulch, build, and get their hands dirty - let's do it one final time, so our plants are ready for the summer.


We’ll have something for everyone to do - or you can help oversee kids playing in the yard.


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  



School Calendar



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

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

5/31 (Friday): Field Day (New Traditions campus)



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