PTA President's Message

June 8, 2014

posted Jun 8, 2014, 9:43 PM by Stanley PTA Webmaster

No new message this week.

June 1, 2014

posted May 31, 2014, 2:24 AM by Stanley PTA Webmaster   [ updated Jun 1, 2014, 5:58 PM ]

Hello Stanley community

Nine more days of school left.  Please review the calendar for all of the end of they year events as our many many parent volunteers come into action allowing them to occur.  I am so pleased to pass the gavel over to Julie Hurd our next year's PTA President.  We are in very capable hands.

As we each start to transition to summer one of the big issues in our family is how to balance the open time and electronic screen time.  One solution we have found is to require some screen time on educational sites before going on other web sites.  Andy ( a math coach for Stanley) provided these sites,at a Parent Ed event, as they tie directly into Common Core and Math.  Have a look.

Grade Specific:  http://nrich.math.org/

For more Challenging math and 150 Video's on Math: http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/

The free ALCUMUS online learning System:  http://www.gcschool.org/program/abacus/index.aspx

Preparation is the key to Success.

Tony LaFrance
Stanley PTA 

May 26, 2014

posted May 26, 2014, 6:45 PM by Stanley PTA Webmaster

Hello Stanley community

Only 12 school days left of the 180.  I hope you all enjoyed your three day weekend.  Feels like summer has arrived. 

On Friday we had our last General meeting with over 35 parents attending.  A true spirit of optimism exist for the next school year.  The incoming New PTA Board and our new Vice Principal Brain Mangold were present.  I feel the Stanley PTA is providing excellent support for them.

Please review the calendar for all of the end of they year events as our many many parent volunteers come into action to allow them to occur.  This year I have seen how Stanley maintains its excellence.  This is due in large part to parent support. 

The closing of our budget year shows how each dollar of your contributions to Stanley have been carefully thought about and stretched as far as possible.

Any questions or suggestions for next year please email me.

Tony LaFrance
2013/2014 Stanley PTA President
lafrancetony@gmail.com

May 18, 2014

posted May 18, 2014, 10:08 PM by Stanley PTA Webmaster

Hello Stanley Community,

Please come to our last Stanley School meeting this Friday, May 23, 8:45am in the Stanley library.  Come to share and learn about:

* Meet our new Vice Principal 
* Share your thoughts as we start to prepare next years budget.  What would you like the PTA to invest in?
* Learn about all the end of the year events we have planned for our Children
* Share in honoring our annual service awards to Larry Zulch (Measure A and B),  Scott Loughran-Smith (our emergency Preparedness) and  Julie Gladden (super volunteer)
* Hear from Principal Schrag on current happenings at Stanley
* All in less than the goal of 60 minutes

Thank you to all the parents that came out for the international concert this last week.  Life is a series of moments.  I hope this was one that will be remembered as the year comes to a close.

I hope to see you this Friday.

Tony LaFrance
2013/2014 Stanley PTA President

May 11, 2014

posted May 11, 2014, 9:31 PM by Stanley PTA Webmaster

No new message this week.

May 4, 2014

posted May 4, 2014, 4:50 PM by Stanley PTA Webmaster   [ updated May 4, 2014, 6:22 PM ]

Hello Stanley Community

Our PTA has been in 100% action mode to create a solid closing to the school year.  Here is what we are creating and supporting:

  • * Our Wildcats on Stage play this last weekend
  • * Foreign Language concert - May 13,  6:30pm
  • * Our last PTA General meeting, please come by - May 23, 8:45am in the Library
  • * Jazz Cafe - June 6
  • * Great America Trip for OppKnocks Volunteers - June 9
  • * 6th Grade Picnic - June 10
  • * 7th Grade Picnic - June 10
  • * 8th Grade Promotion and Party - June 12
The most important items we have been hard at work at is getting out the vote for Measure A and B.  If you have not mailed in your ballet then hold onto it and drop it off at the Lafayette United Methodist church on 955 Moraga road on Tuesday May 6th.  We will have volunteers taking in ballets from 7am to 8pm.  Make sure your Yes vote is counted as we need two thirds to pass the ballot measure.  This is the most important thing we can do this year to support our school!

Have a great week!

Tony La France
2013/2014 Stanley PTA President

April 27, 2014

posted Apr 25, 2014, 10:21 PM by Stanley PTA Webmaster   [ updated Apr 27, 2014, 5:16 PM ]

Hello Stanley Community,

This week we had Dr. Phil Daro speak in the multi-use room about the development of our Common Core.  I wanted to share a few highlights I took home.

  • * Our old math standard were composed of political compromises.  This is what produced our inch deep mile wide state curriculum.
  • * Japanese children spend 7 days on what we used to spend two days on.  They teach at the speed Children learn.
  • * With Common Core the goal for a test is to be a teaching tool.
  • * With Deeper thinking and workshop model the real skill is the students ability to explain math solution using grade level knowledge.
  • * For college professors, the most useful math is Middle School and Algebra one level. From the ACT test only a very small percent of student have scored well in those areas.
Reminder this Friday and Saturday, Wildcats on Stage is presenting Guy and Dolls.  Enjoy your week.

Tony LaFrance
2013/2014 PTA President

April 20, 2014

posted Apr 20, 2014, 10:11 PM by Stanley PTA Webmaster

No new message this week.

April 14, 2014

posted Apr 14, 2014, 12:22 AM by Stanley PTA Webmaster

No new message this week.

April 6, 2014

posted Apr 6, 2014, 8:46 PM by Stanley PTA Webmaster

Welcome back from break!

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