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Weekly Wildcat 03.24.17
Important Dates:
March 24, 6:00, Choir Concert, International Fair
March 31, 4th/ 5th Grade Science Fair
April 1, Sundance Movie Festival – Foundation Family Fundraiser!
April 4-6, Spring Bookfair, BOGO!
Friday, March 24!   Come celebrate our multicultural community with entertainment, food and booths with activities for the family!  We are looking for volunteers to create a booth representing their country.  If you are interested, please return the form that was sent home with your child or contact Joni Gilbert jgilbert@powayusd.com  
You don’t want to miss hearing our fantastic Sundance Choir perform, at 6:00 PM in the MPR.  Choir members are asked to meet in the MPR at 5:40.
The Twin Trails Education Foundation will hold its annual auction to benefit the students of Sundance Elementary. This year's event is a family affair with a "Sundance Film Festival" theme and will conveniently take place on the school campus. Popular movies like "Moana" and "The BFG" will be played for the kids while parents can enjoy an evening with their Sundance community bidding on various silent and live auction items including: Disneyland passes, season tickets to the Del Mar horse races, a reserved parking space at the school, front row seats for your child's performance, lunch with Disney Star Olivia Rodrigo of Bizzardvark, a special Park Ranger tour of the PQ Adobe House and much, much more.
The $10 per adult admission price includes:
    - 1 free child admission
    - Pizza/Pasta Dinner  for both
    - Movie admission for both
    - 1 free entry into the grand finale drawing for a Kindle Fire! (must be present to win)
A family of four would cost $20 and each additional child would cost $5 more.
Skip past the ticket line at the Auction!  Prepay via Paypal or Credit card online, and as a bonus, get an extra entry into the drawing!  The link to prepay will be on the confirmation screen upon completion of the registration form.
Tickets can be purchased (upon completion of the registration form at www.twintrailsfoundation.org) for $10 (through March 31, 2017)
Proceeds from the auction will help support programs like our new Science Lab, Impact/Music/PE Teachers and technology resource needs. 
The following programs are directly funded through generous donations to the Sundance Twin Trails Education Foundation and PTA (a Non-Profit Organization): 
* Science Lab (as recognized by San Diego Union Tribune)
*Art Program 
*PE Program 
*Compass Learning (online educational software) 
*Impact teachers 
*Mobile Computer Lab 
*And Many More Great Programs
Transitional kindergarten is a two year program for those students who turn 5 September 2 – December 2.  Parents may submit a request for TK if their child turns 5 June 1 – September 1 and would benefit from the two year kindergarten program.  These requests are granted as space is available; place your request by completing the interest form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdci1-6jP4q8P2GHcRmhaNM7nNdoBAJil0HI_YWJuXnux44sA/viewform?c=0&w=1
Enrollment for the 2017 -18 school year begins on May 2.  The appointment calendar will be available on our website mid-April.  Further information on enrollment requirements may be found on the PUD website by clicking on the ENROLLMENT tab.  Kindergarten students will need to have immunizations up to date, a signed CHDP form by your physician and an Oral Health report signed by a dentist.  This is a great time to make those appointments!
Adobe Bluff’s is proud to offer the FLES program for the 2017-18 school year.  If you are interested, please contact Adobe Bluffs for more information.
3rd – 5th graders will be participating in the Smarter Balanced assessments in April.  They would benefit greatly from enhanced typing skills!  Students log in through their MyPlan with their ID and Password.  From the Dashboard, click on Typing Agent; students will be taken to their next lesson or where they left off in their session.
To make the most of Typing Agent make sure your student uses the home row keys:  ASDF JKL; They should sit up straight; have their feet flat on the floor, their body centered in front of the computer, fingers curved and wrists low.
Focus on accuracy!  This is the key to successful and efficient keyboarding.  Efficiency, which turns to speed is the goal and can only be attained with proper technique.  And remember, MAKE IT FUN!  Celebrate time spent practicing, improved accuracy and efficiency!
Just use the link below to access your own Amazon account.
There is no cost to you and Sundance can earn up to 7% on your Amazon.com purchases!!!  
IMPORTANT: Update your Amazon bookmark to use this link: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=sundance-school-20   For Sundance to receive credit for your purchases, you must add your items AFTER clicking through this link: (items already in your cart will NOT work).
Encourage your friends and family to shop Amazon through our link to multiply our earnings even faster!!
Mark your calendars for April4-6 for our  Spring BOGO Bookfair!
We will be open 20 min before school and 1 hour after school each day.  Of course all students will also visit with their class.  

Did you know that we are currently selling gift cards to the stores listed above and many, many more? The school will receive a percentage back on every purchase. For example, from Subway we earn 6% and from Starbucks 7%. The returns vary, but if you will be purchasing something from these stores anyway, why not earn some money for our school? To buy them online, please go to www.ShopWithScrip.com Click Register, then Join a Scrip Program and enter the following code: D41AC41L156L2. Thank you!
Check out our Facebook page through the link on our school website! http://www2.powayusd.com/pusdsdes/
We upload pictures often to let you take a peek at all of the great fun going on at our school.

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