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Curie News: May 14, 2023

In This Issue

  • Art & Music Showcase: Recap

  • LAST General PTA Meeting of the School Year: Wed., May 17 at 7 PM

  • Curie Class Cup: June 5 - 9

  • 2023-2024 Vacant PTA Executive Board Positions

  • Happy Mother's Day

  • In Case You Missed It

  • Volunteer Corner

  • UC Cluster Meeting: Monday, May 15 at 4:30 PM

  • Memorial Day, No School: May 26 & 29

  • Save the Date for Curie Family Lunch: Friday, June 9 at 12 PM

  • Last Day of School (Early Dismissal): Wednesday, June 14


Art & Music Showcase: Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual Art & Music Showcase on Wednesday! The chairs of the Art & Music Showcase Committee, Kerri Bertrand & Jenni Owen, put in countless hours (along with many dedicated volunteers) to plan & put on this event. Curie Art Consultant, Lee Bertrand; PTA Music Consultant, Deb O'Neill; & Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) Instructors, Katherine Pupping, Mehta Avinash, & Nico Pachano Gonzalez all did a wonderful job preparing our students to showcase the skills they've been developing all year. We are so proud of our Curie community & hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did!


LAST General PTA Meeting of the School Year: Wed., May 17 at 7 PM

General Association PTA meetings are now being held both in-person & online. If you'd like to join us in person, the meeting will be held on campus at Curie in Room B14 (closest parking is the back lot at Curie). We'll be serving refreshments & hopefully seeing both new & familiar faces. If you prefer to continue attending virtual meetings, you may use this Zoom link (which remains the same each month). A reminder will be sent on Wednesday as well. Meetings last one hour & everyone is welcome; the more voices we here from the better. This is the last general meeting of the school year.


Curie Class Cup: June 5 - 9

It's almost time for the Curie Class Cup! Each year, students in all grade levels participate in a variety of field day games with the goal of earning points for their classes. The class with the most points at the end of the week wins the Curie Class Cup. We can't wait to see which class comes out on top! We're recruiting volunteers to help with this event - click the button below to see the schedule (spots fill up quickly!).


2023-2024 Vacant PTA Executive Board Positions

We are still looking to fill the following PTA Executive Board positions for next year.

  • VP Event Coordinator (Main duty is to help recruit & coordinate volunteers for events happening on campus, and plan & organize the annual Teacher & Staff Appreciation luncheon. It's helpful to be able to periodically attend in person events on campus.)

  • Parliamentarian (Main duty is attending PTA meetings twice per month - one of these is virtual & the other is hybrid. Conducts annual executive board elections. Low time commitment.)

  • Corresponding Secretary (Main duty is crafting & distributing weekly newsletter & helping to manage socials. Low in-person time commitment.)

As a PTA, we work together to support our school by providing art, music, technology, PE, classroom enrichments, community events, field trips, & many other programs & activities on & off campus. Explore our website to see more of the events & programming we provide around campus, & to consider where you can fit in to help make an impact! If you have any interest in learning more about the open board positions, please email Nicole at:


Happy Mothers' Day

  • The Curie Student Council was able to donate just over $2,700 to the Make A Wish Foundation! Thank you to all who participated, & congratulations to the prize winners: Ms. Caron's class & Ms. Baca's class!

  • The first week of May brought Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week & Room Parents worked hard to make teachers feel special throughout the week by organizing delivery of their favorite gifts & treats. Nicole Ogden hosted a coffee cart on campus on Monday, & on Wednesday the PTA hosted a luncheon for all Curie teachers & staff in our beautiful school garden. Vanessa Walkowiak & the Garden Club had the space picture perfect leading up to the event & Candi Russell organized a delicious meal & gifted each attendee with a brand new Curie hoodie. Thank you to all of our volunteers, & thank you Curie teachers & staff!

  • As always, past newsletters can be found on our website!


Current Opportunities:

  • Our librarian, Stephanie Perea is looking for 3-4 volunteers to help her organize the library. She is specifically looking for damaged books & to make sure all books are checked back in. This may take 1-2 days, depending on volunteer interest & commitment. Ms. Perea is on campus every Wednesday until 4 PM. If you are interested, she can review tasks with you on a Wednesday & then you are free to come back & organize another day according to your schedule. Please contact Ms. Perea with questions & interest at

  • Curie is looking for volunteers for lunch duty; email Penny in the front office at

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