Welcome (back) to New Traditions!


Whether this was your first week ever at New Traditions, or your first week in a few months, your 2019-20 PTA board members would like to extend a very warm welcome to you! We are so glad you and your child are here to learn and grow with us.


The Friends of New Traditions (FONT) PTA exists to enrich the lives of all students and families of New Traditions. Please reach out with questions or ideas, and make plans to join us at our first PTA Community meeting on Wednesday, September 18 at 6pm. Dinner and childcare will be provided. We can’t wait to see you there.


Your PTA Board Members,


Patrick Ehlen, President (Sofi, 5th grade) 



Gary Bosch, Executive Vice President of Contracts (Zurie, 3rd grade & Issa, K) contracts@newtraditionssf.com 


Leah Cohen, Treasurer (Isaac, 3rd grade & Delilah, K)



Tim Hickey, Secretary (Liam, 3rd grade)



Amy Millward, Financial Secretary (Henry, 3rd grade & Calvin, K)




Save the Date...

For New Traditions’ 10th Annual Dragon Walk!

Sunday, October 27th


Mark your calendar for this super fun community-building and fundraising event on Sunday, October 27th. Keep your eyes and ears open for many more details to follow…including a reveal of this year’s theme!


Please contact Carole Murr Penta (carolepenta@yahoo.com) or Joy Lagos

(joylagos@gmail.com) with any questions or if you’d like to join the “behind the scenes” planning crew!



How to: Add the school calendar to your iCal or Google Calendar


We want every family to stay in-the-know about school activities and events! Our school maintains a single calendar through FreshSchools, and this calendar is also displayed on our school website. If you use an online calendar, you can subscribe to our school calendar so don’t miss a thing. Login to FreshSchools, go to “Calendar,” and click the “Subscribe” button in the top right corner. 




Class Liaisons Needed

(aka Room Parents)


Liaisons recruit chaperones for class field trips, organize parent participation in class events, and pass along important messages from the teacher and the PTA so they don’t slip through the cracks. It’s a great way to get to know the other families in your child’s class and support your child’s teacher. Each class needs two liaisons. 


Please contact Amy Millward at classliaisons@newtraditionssf.com if you’re interested!



Greening Update


The Greening Committee was planning a Greening Day this coming Saturday, but even though it sounded like a great idea back in May, a few scheduling conflicts came up over the summer for this first weekend back at school. So, unfortunately, NO Greening Day this weekend. Stay tuned for Greening Days this year - they will appear on the FreshSchools calendar. If you want to get involved with greening this year, please send me an email at Luciab@gmail.com.


Lucia (Oliver & Elliot in 3rd, Otto in 1st)



Parking: Being a Good Neighbor


Our neighbors need 100% access to their driveways and parked cars at all times. The White Zone on Grove Street is for SFUSD buses only. Cars will be ticketed if you park in the white zone or leave your car unattended. Please do not double park or leave your car in the street.  This poses frustration for our neighbors AND it poses a danger for our kids as they try to navigate around the cars. 


Thank you!

Julie Alderete



Quick Tip: Class Rosters on FreshSchools


If you want to set up a play date with one of your child’s new friends, all you have to do is view their class roster on FreshSchools - you’ll find their parent’s contact information right there.



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 (Amy Millward, Ericka Karner, and Tina Kim) at dragonden@newtraditionssf.com