Stanton Parents Association Newsletter

Upcoming Events

October 28th-November 15th: Boon Supply - Mixed Bags Fundraiser
November 8th-12th: Green Week
November 9th: Garden Party
November 9th: Castro Valley Lights Parade
November 11th: No School
November 13-14th: Minimum Days
November 12-22nd: Castro Valley Outreach Food Drive
November 15th: Movie Night!
November 19th: SPA General Meeting
November 20th: East Bay Astronomical Society - An evening under the stars, from 5:30-7PM
November 20th: 5th Grade Affairs Fundraiser at Habit Burger
November 21st: Stanton Fundraiser at Taqueria Portales
November 22nd: Friday Flag
November 22nd: Teacher Treat - Thanksgiving
November 25th-29th: FALL BREAK!!

FAME Volunteers Are URGENTLY Needed

Our FAME (Fine Arts Mini Experience) program is at risk due to a shortage of volunteers. Being a volunteer is a great way to help out at Stanton without a weekly time commitment.  Parent volunteers teach lessons to their child’s classroom about an artist and musician/ composer and facilitate an art project.  The kids greatly enjoy the program and look forward to each lesson!

We may be missing docents for the below classes:

Mrs. Morgan - TK
Ms. Wong - K
Ms. Souvannasane - 1st
Ms. Kelly - 1st
Mrs. Morgan - 2nd
Mrs. Duncan - 2nd
Ms. Franco - 3rd
Ms. Johnson - 3rd
Ms. Grippi - 4th
Mr. Domingo - 4/5

Without your help, these classes may end up without FAME this year.  Please contact Prudy Foran at if you are interested in volunteering.

Castro Valley Light Parade
November 9th

Want to help decorate our float for the Castro Valley Light Parade?  Meet the Stanton Dad's Club at Stanton Elementary Saturday November 9th, starting at 9am.  Bring your decorations, supplies, and creative spirit with you.  The theme of the float will be Power Up! (Mario Bros)

Want to be in the parade?  Meet us downtown before the parade, around 5pm.  Kids can ride on the float, everyone else can walk with us and show off our Stanton Pride.
Green Week
November 8th - 15th

We are kicking off Green Week on Friday, November 8th at Friday Flag!  

ALL Week: Crayon Drive 
Bring your unwanted crayons to the drop off box in the office!  Crayons in all conditions are accepted.  Crayons will be remanufactured and recycled into new ones and then donated back to schools, hospitals, art programs and other organization for children.  For more information go to 

Tuesday (11/12) -  Bring your favorite REUSABLE Water Bottle to School

Wednesday (11/13) - Bring a waste Free Lunch (REDUCE) 

Thursday (11/14) - Take the Pledge   In classes, students will take the pledge to either “Reduce”, “Reuse” or “Zero Waste”  Each classroom has a poster that students will sign as they pledge to practice  the 4Rs at home and at school whenever they can to reduce sending garbage to be buried in the landfill.

Friday (11/15) - Wear Green!  National Recycling Day!

Please note for the green ribbon application, we need to submit documentation of these activities. Please take pictures of your students completing these activities. For privacy reasons, do not include faces or names.  For example, have your student put their water bottle in front of their face and snap a pic :-)   Darcy has set up a Google Folder for your pictures:  (preferred) or you can email them directly   


Join us for Stanton MOVIE NIGHT
Friday, November 15th

Admission is FREE!
Doors open at 6:30 p.m./Movie starts at 7 p.m!
An adult MUST attend with a child for the duration of the event.
Snacks will be sold, so bring some change and small bills, please.
Remember to bring a short lawn chair, blanket, or sleeping bag.
Feel free to come in your jammies!


We are 1 week away from order due date (11/15) and are 2/3 to our online sales goal!  Woohoo!Keep those orders coming!  If anyone has completed their order forms, please bring to your teacher or to Chrissy in the office ASAP so she can start manually entering.  Thank you!

Funds raised will help support SPA School-wide events and 5th grade year-end activities. Fundraisers like these insure that we can continue to provide fun, family and educational events for our school community as we as 5th grade field trips and a celebration luncheon.

Castro Valley Outreach Food Drive

November 12th-22nd
The Castro Valley Outreach Food Drive will be November 12th -22nd.  Each classroom will have a collection box and has a designated item to donate, please see the info below.  Any family needing assistance may contact their school principal.  Also anyone interested in volunteering time or donating to the program may contact Chrissy Becerra at

There are many volunteer opportunities and we could use your help! Please see the list of volunteer positions here

Please check expiration dates before donating.

What a great way to show your child or children what we all have to be thankful for.  Reach out and help others.
TK Morgan, Heidi aluminum roasting pans
K Brady, Jane canned/boxed potatoes
K Wong, Grace napkins
K Dresen, Kristina napkins
1 Souvannasane, Viriya jello
1 Kelly, Meghan stuffing
1 Tse, Jenny stuffing
2 Morgan, Susan gravy - canned/jar
2 Duncan, Carla canned fruit
2 Koo, Candace canned yams
3 Aquino, Denise canned peas
3 Franco, Traci canned corn
3 Johnson Aimee canned mixed veggies
4 Grippi, Tamara canned green beans
4 Jones, Katie canned cranberries
*4/5 Domingo, Chris sparkling cider
5 Barradas Smith, Shannon sugar
*5 Glancy, Megan flour
SDC K-2 Randall, Sierra cornbread
*SDC 3-5 Runkle, Julia Beth cornbread

An Evening Under The Stars
Nov. 20 (New time: 5:30 to 7:00pm)

Enjoy an evening under the stars at Stanton. Use telescopes and talk with volunteers from the Eastbay Astronomical Society's outreach program 

Fundraiser at Taquería Portales - November 21st

Please come help raise funds for Stanton Elementary School while you
get some delicious Mexican food at Taqueria Portales.
25% of sales will be donated to Stanton Elementary!
Where: Taqueria Portales, 3153 Castro Valley Blvd
When: Thursday, November 21st, 2019, from 11am to 9pm
Dine in or take out.
Simply mention Stanton when ordering!
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