Weds, Jan 30: Parent Education Event at Manor, 6:30-8:30PM
    Thurs, Jan 31: Transitional Kindergarten Preview Night in the Brookside School Library, 6:30-8:00PM
    Wed, Feb 6: WTPA Meeting, WT Library 6-7:30PM
    Wed-Fri, Feb 18-22: No School, Winter Break

    Wade Thomas Elementary School Calendar

    Tuesdays in January Iron Springs in Fairfax will give 10% of your tab to YES, and Tuesday, January 29th will feature celebrity waiters from Brookside!

    YES Art Exhibit at the Fairfax Library the entire month of February. (flyer)
    YES Theater Season kicks off February 8-10 with Into the Woods by the Wade Thomas Players. Tickets here.
    YES Online Auction is coming up March 19-28. Don’t miss your chance to bid on great items and experiences!  Have something to donate? Find out how here. (Info on baskets below.)
    YES Battle of the Bands - schedule the sitter! Great music for a great cause March 30th at The Barn in Lagunitas. (flyerTickets here.

    The annual online auction is a major YES fundraiser and is set for March 19-28, 2019. Each grade level at each elementary school is asked to create a themed “basket” for the auction, and families are asked to contribute new items related to the basket theme or contribute money that the auction team will use to round out the basket with great items. 

    Our school’s grade level baskets are:
    • Kindergarten - Zero Waste Home
    • First Grade - Bookworm (elementary age)
    • Second Grade - Craft Time
    • Third Grade - Biking
    • Fourth Grade - Knitting
    • Fifth Grade - Family Game Night

    Questions about the auction? Check in with Kristen Marcucci. (kmarcucci@gmail.com)


    “Just Eat It” Screening & Panel Discussion - THIS SUNDAY, Jan 27th at 4:15pm
    In partnership with the California Film Institute and ExtraFood.org this is a special screening of the award winning documentary “Just Eat It”. An entertaining and accessible film, “Just Eat It” sheds light on the issues of food waste and rescue here and across North America. Did you know that Americans throw out over 153 billion pounds of food each year? “Just Eat It” follows the lives of two filmmakers who experiment with the task of surviving on only discarded food for six months. Could you do it? See what it took to succeed in this wonderful film. See the trailer here and purchase tickets online at the San Rafael Film Center. 

    Upcoming Volunteer Events of Interest
    • THIS Sat, Jan 26, 2019 - Help Restore Grasslands on Ring Mountain 
    • Jan 29, 2019: Gilead House - Play with kids at a homeless shelter
    • Jan 31,2019: Mill Street Shelter - Cook, serve and dine with the homeless
    Sign up here for all of these rewarding family volunteer experiences and more….

    Add to your parenting toolbox!
    Check out a great event happening at Manor this Wednesday: Restorative Practices – Building and Healing Relationships with Our Children

    Add mindfulness to your parenting practice with these great tips and techniques. Mindful Parenting
    If your child's birthday is this month you should have received a Birthday Book Club letter.
    Click here to find out more info on the program and to make a donation to the Wade Thomas Library! Thanks!
    Purchase Merchandise Here



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