First PTA Meeting of the Year

Wednesday, September 18th 6-7:30pm

Free Pizza+Salad Dinner


Free Childcare - Sign Up Here


Please join us for our first PTA Community Meeting of the year! All are welcome - you do not need to be a member of the PTA to attend. We will talk community events, fundraising efforts, volunteer opportunities, and everyone’s favorite: budget! PTA Treasurer Leah Cohen will walk us through this school year’s budget, we will discuss and answer questions, and then the membership will be asked to approve it with a vote.



And in order to vote on the PTA budget, you’ve got to be a PTA member…


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4th and 5th Grade Instrumental Music Program 

Parent Information & Student Sign-up Form 


Through the Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA), the SFUSD provides instrumental music classes to 4th and 5th graders throughout the district. VAPA assigns a credentialed music teacher to each elementary school site for the full school year. The VAPA department can provide musical instruments to all fourth and fifth grade students who enroll in the program. If your child is interested, please complete the attached paperwork and return to your student's teacher.



Multi-Purpose Income Form


Every household should submit a Multi-Purpose Family Income Form

The form is simple, secure and confidential. Please go to to apply online.


Our schools get more money for more eligible forms. Federal, local, and private grant funding is based on the number of eligible meal applications we collect  and the only way to collect every eligible form is to collect multipurpose family income forms from every student.


Our children get better meals. The more eligible forms we collect, the more money Student Nutrition Services (SNS) receives to spend on better food.



Programming has started in the New Traditions Library!


Please note your child's library day. Books are due one week after checkout:

Rm. 1: Thursdays

Rm. 2: Thursdays

Rm. 5: Fridays

Rm. 6: Fridays

B14: Thursdays

B15: Fridays

Rm. 7: Thursdays

Rm. 8: Fridays

Rm. 9: Thursdays

Rm. 10: Thursdays

Rm. 11: Fridays


For information on resolving issues with lost books, and for remote access to our catalog and our databases, please visit our web page (BOOKMARK this):


Although I'm only at New Traditions on Thursdays and Fridays, feel free to contact me at any time via email.

--Ms. Judy Viertel, Teacher Librarian, NBCT



Raise Money for the Dragon Walk at Sports Basement!


Now that school is back in session, are you discovering some items you wish you had? Do you just love roaming the Sports Basement aisles? Looking for something to do because you aren't busy enough already? Then hop on over to any Sports Basement location (or go to their website from the comfort of your own home) between September 21st-28th and shop until you drop.  Use CODE: 2050010154772 for 11% off (Basementeers get a 20% discount)!  


We'll even be having a mixer the evening of September 26th at the Presidio Sports Basement from 6-8:30pm complete with complimentary snacks, wine and beer. Could be a great excuse to get together with some parents you haven't seen in a long time and plan a dinner in the Marina afterwards. 


Sports Basement will be donating 10% of the profits to New Traditions, which will be applied to the Dragon Walk fundraiser. Please see the attached flier for more information.






Shabbat Club: Inviting all families to join!


The Shabbat Club After-school Enrichment programs provide opportunities for children to experience rich Jewish culture through activities and crafts that express the fun and excitement of Jewish holidays and lore, while making new friends and creating great memories.


Two Age groups | Pick up provided from New Traditions | 3:30 - 5:30 PM every Thursday starting Sept. 26


K-1st Grade

STEM - Build a dollhouse while learning about the Jewish objects found in our homes


2nd - 3rd Grade

Junior Chefs will explore some core Jewish values centered around the kitchen. They will think about why they eat, where their food comes from, how to make good food choices and how to follow a recipe. They bake/cook each week and come home with a beautiful scrapbook of all the recipes.


More info? | Chaya: 415-797-7231 |



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