HUNDRATHON IS HERE! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

Do you care about EDUCATION, your COMMUNITY and making a DIFFERENCE? Then make a commitment to the health of Cornell Elementary today.  Without your financial support, the PTA cannot help our Cornell community THRIVE. The Hundrathon is our most important fundraising effort of the year, and this year our goal is to add 100 Dedicated Supporters who commit to make a regular monthly donation. Learn more about Hundrathon, and become a dedicated supporter today!
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Cornell Bowling Party THANK YOU!

THANK YOU to our Bowling Party Coordinator Beth Ellis-Dickson for making this event such a success once again!!! Thanks also to all the parents and kids who came out to have fun and support our school! After running this event for the past five years (THANK YOU BETH!!), Beth is ready to pass it on! This is a very fun and easy way to raise money for our school! If you are interested in organizing our Cornell Bowling Party next year please email Natascha at vpvolunteers@cornellpta.org.
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Book Fair THANK YOU!

Big THANKS to our PTA Book Fair Committee - Dandy Conway, Kim Bollin, Sui-Ling Angelidis, Amanda Mahan, Jeannie Day and our librarian Ms Staton - for turning the library into a magical place last week! It's always a delight to witness the kids' excitement when they come in for their Book Fair shopping. Sadly, Dandy and Sui-Ling won't be part of this wonderful event next year, as their kids are moving on to middle school. Thanks Dandy and Sui-Ling for all the work you put into this in the past years - you will be missed!! Also thanks everyone who signed up to volunteer and who purchas...
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Your Cornell PTA needs a new President, a new VP of Volunteers and a new Secretary!

The Cornell Elementary PTA is seeking nominations for a President, a VP of Volunteers and a Secretary for the 2018-19 school year. We need motivated, intelligent, forward thinking people who want to serve their school and community. Do you have the skills and interest to be our next President? If so, please email Lucy Chen -  president@cornellpta.org and let her know that you’d like to put your name forward! Would you prefer to work with our wonderful volunteers? If so, please email our current VP Natascha Puchner - vpvolunteers@cornellpta.org and let her know you’d like to be considered. ...
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WINTER CRAFT FAIR THANK YOU!

A big thank you to our Winter Craft Fair Coordinators Jennifer Dyment, Petra Martin and Danielle Eichner who transformed our multi purpose room into a magical and festive place last Saturday! The kids had a great time doing holiday crafts and created a lot of lovely gifts. Everybody also enjoyed the mouthwatering goodies from our bake sale, run by Jessica Cross. Thank you to Jessica, to everyone who donated those delicious baked goods and to all our volunteers who helped to make this event possible! Thanks also to Andra Weber, Cristi Murray and Sabine Klensch who were a great support this y...
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Jan 25th 7-8.30pm, Parent Education night at Cornell

Jan 25th 7-8.30pm Parent Education night at Cornell. Sibling relationships talk with parenting coach Rebecah Freeling.   Would you like to help your kids get along better and become better friends to each other? If so, this workshop is for you! In Nurturing Sibling Relationships, Rebecah Freeling will show you how to help your kids. Relate to each other with respect and empathy Listen to each other Support each other and honor each other’s needs without feeling like they’re losing something when they do this Resolve conflict in a way that l...
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Come Celebrate Cornell Readers this Winter at our Books Inc Holiday Shopping Night and Annual Book Fair!

By Rachael Stryker Winter is coming. And if you like Game of Thrones, you know that means it’s time to put on your armor. But if you’re a Cornell family, then you also know that it’s time to dust off your reading glasses, because ‘tis the season for our festive Books Inc Holiday Shopping Night and annual Cornell Book Fair! [caption id="attachment_976" align="alignright" width="150"] Cornell's 'Guardian of the Books," Our Own Ms. Staton[/caption] There is probably no one better to teach us about the history of these two beloved events than everyone’s favorite Teacher Librarian at Corne...
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Pull up a Chair! It’s Time for Cornell’s Annual Friendsgiving International Potluck!

Rachael Stryker [caption id="attachment_959" align="alignright" width="150"] Friendsgiving International Potluck Coordinator, Thanya Suwansawad[/caption] Friendsgiving International Potluck Coordinator, Thanya SuwansawadLabor rights leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez has said: “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him . . . the people who give you their food give you their heart.” Indeed, when Cornell parent, Thanya Suwansawad, was approached in 2014 by fellow parent and former event organizer, Joanna Manqueros, to carry on the beloved tradit...
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Coming Up is our big fundraiser for the PTA at the WESTBRAE NURSERY PUMPKIN PATCH!

The Annual Westbrae Nursery Pumpkin Patch benefitting the Cornell PTA is here again!   Pumpkins will be on sale starting at the end of this week at Westbrae Nursery at 1272 Gilman St.  An amazing 100% of proceeds go to benefit Cornell!  The Nursery has been an incredibly generous friend to our school — last year, this fundraiser produced $8700 for our kids!  So please buy all your pumpkins at Westbrae and spread the word!  It’s such an easy and fun way to support Cornell.  Also, stay tuned for more information about the Pumpkin Patch Party to be held at the Nursery on October 22.  It will feat...
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