Stanton Parents Association Newsletter

Upcoming Events

January 16-30th: World's Finest Chocolates Fundraiser (see announcement below for details)
January 31st: "Under the Sea" Family Dance
February 5-8: Zero Waste Week
February 5th: Spring Pictures
Family Dance
January 31st  6-8:30PM

Come for a night of fun Under the Sea in Stanton's Multipurpose Room. Tickets are available here. We also need volunteers for this fun event. You can sign up online here.  Alternatively, you can visit the office where there are volunteering opportunities posted in the shape of seastars! Grab one for a free admission to the dance!
Hospitality Committee

Each month, our hospitality committee prepares treats for Stanton's fantastic teachers. If you are interested in volunteering for this month's Teacher's Treat (January 29th), please sign up here.
Support Measure I

Vote YES this March to keep high quality teachers in the classroom and protect our outstanding local Castro Valley schools! You can learn more about this campaign here


We will phone bank, precinct walk, email and text voters to let them know about this important measure, Measure I. We will train you and provide you with the support you need.  During the campaign, there will be several events; phone bank nights and precinct walks, designed to get the word out to all Castro Valley voters to Vote Yes! for Castro Valley Students.  

Your volunteer support is essential and critical for the success of this campaign and to get this measure passed. Sign up here

You are welcome to volunteer at any event, not just Stanton's. A full list of volunteer opportunities can be found at

World's Finest Chocolates Fundraiser
January 16-30, 2020

Participate in one of SPA's biggest fundraisers! There are plenty of prizes to win for each sales milestone.

Chocolate pick up is in portable #5 everyday after school from January 16 to January 30. Our amazing coordinator for the event, Darlene Saunders, will be there for at least 30 minutes each day. Special pick up arrangements can be made by emailing her at: She will try to accommodate you, within limits.

All money is due no later than February 6, 2020. Please make sure you fill out the envelope that is in each box of candy and put your payment inside. You can drop it in the SPA box located in the office or give it to Darlene directly.
CVSan holds its FIFTH Annual Zero Waste Week for the Community (February 5th - 9th)

By participating in these events, Stanton can earn points on its GREEN RIBBON application for more money for Stanton.
We need at least THREE families participating in at least one Zero Waste Week activity for credit.  

Please note that all of the Week’s events are FREE.

Please contact Darcy Bull at if you have any questions and please be sure to let her know that you participated as well as send any pictures you take so that we can mark it down on the application.  GO GREEN!!

Wednesday, February 5th - Community Tree Fruit Gleaning

From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., come participate in a Castro Valley tree fruit gleaning to save extra food that otherwise may have gone uneaten. We will assemble at CVSan Offices at 21040 Marshall St and then visit pre-approved sites in Castro Valley from which to harvest extra fruit and vegetables. All gleaned food will be donated to a Castro Valley food pantry. Sign up to volunteer and let us know if you have a tree that needs gleaning, by contacting CVSan at or (510) 537-0757 ext. 112.

Thursday, February 6th – Zero Waste Cooking Workshop

From 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Palomares Hills Clubhouse at 6811 Villareal Drive, Castro Valley, bring your culinary curiosity and willingness to do some fun hands-on learning on how to cook with zero waste! Anne-Marie Bonneau, ZeroWasteChef, will be our instructor for the evening. Registration is coming soon.


Friday, February 7th – Movie Showing – True Cost

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Castro Valley Library (3600 Norbridge Avenue) - Chabot Room

CVSan will be showing The True Cost, a documentary about the impact of the clothing industry on people and our environment. A facilitated discussion will follow the film. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Register for The True Cost movie showing HERE

Saturday, February 8th – Fixit Clinic with Bike Repair and Clothing Swap!

From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Castro Valley Library (3600 Norbridge Avenue) - Chabot Room

Actively participate in the (potential) repair of your non-working items at our Fixit Clinic with the help of, “Fixit Coaches,” our repair-savvy, volunteer coaches! The Bay Area Bike Mobile will also be on hand to help you repair your non-working bicycles. This Fixit Clinic will also feature a clothing swap so be sure to bring clothing items that others may find useful.

Whether you have a non-functioning bike, electronics, clothing, or any other items, join CVSan at our Fixit Clinic to learn how to repair your own items through the guidance of our Fixit Coaches!


Do you have a passion for repair? Are you interested in being a Fixit Coach?

CVSan is actively looking for Fixit Coaches with a desire to coach others through the repair process. Contact CVSan at 510-537-0757 ext 102 or for more details and to sign-up. 

Register for the Fixit Clinic

Walk-ins are always welcome!  Registration before the event is not required but can help our Fixit Coaches bring the proper tools to support your repair. Contact CVSan at 510-537-0757 ext 102 or to register.

More information about our partners:

Fixit Clinic:

Bay Area Bike Mobile:

Tickets for the Stanton Elementary cast performance of the Aristocats is now available online. Shows are on March 27th and March 29th. Tickets can be purchased here:
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