THANK YOU to our amazing Coyote Fun Run Volunteers!

THANK YOU to our amazing Coyote Fun Run Coordinator Jennifer Basurto (who spent countless hours preparing this event) and her team - Kirsten Piroth, Ping Fahn and Holly Castrillo - for the awesome fun run this past week! Big thanks as well to Coach Joel for playing such a major role in this - we couldn't do it without you! Thanks as well to Ms Duncan for making it happen, to our teachers for being such a good sport and to all the volunteers who came out to help and cheer the kids on. The kids did an awesome job and had a ton of fun running and collecting pledges! Go Coyotes :)
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Thank You To Our AMAZING Dance-O-Rama Volunteers!

A big THANK YOU to our amazing Dance-O-Rama chair Beth Ellis-Dickson and her team for running this fantastic event! The kids had a ton of fun with a lot of dance, games, prizes and craziness! It took countless hours to prepare all this, so again - THANK YOU for doing this for our school! You guys are superstars!! Our Dance-O-Rama Committee: Beth Ellis-Dickson, Danielle Widemann, Tina Chew, Melanie Mickelson, Stephanie Ramos, Cristi Solomon, Jackie Bittner, Karmina Newell, Aubrey Fowler, Jamie Fagan, Andrea Venezia, Lacy Cline, Melany Swift, DJ Sean Bupara and Emcee Coach Joel
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One, Two, Lace up Those Shoes! And Get Ready for the Coyote Fun Run!

[caption id="attachment_821" align="alignright" width="300"] Coyote Fun Run Chair, Jennifer BasurtoOne, Two, Lace up Those Shoes! And Get Ready for the Coyote Fun Run![/caption] One, Two, Lace up Those Shoes! And Get Ready for the Coyote Fun Run! When Cornell parent, Jennifer Basurto, was little, she made sure to take part every year in her elementary school’s Run-a-Thon. “I was one of those girls who outran most of my classmates in grade school,” she says. “There were only one or two boys who could beat me! And I could go far! So, each year, I couldn’t wait to show what I had at our ann...
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Dance-O-Rama: Where Cornell Finds All the Right Moves!

[caption id="attachment_790" align="alignright" width="280"] Beth Ellis-Dickson, Dance-o-Rama Chair[/caption] Dance-O-Rama: Where Cornell Finds All the Right Moves! When Cornell parent, Beth Ellis-Dickson, took a part-time job at the Albany toy store 5 Little Monkeys six years ago, she didn’t imagine that her connections there would lead to her running one of Cornell’s most anticipated and lively PTA fundraisers of the year for the school -- Dance-o-Rama! “I was working there with Stephanie Sala, who is the owner, and who is also a former Cornell parent,” says Beth. “She started the even...
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Family Math Night THANK YOU!

Our Cornell PTA sponsored Family Math Night, the "Math around the World" Festival with the Lawrence Hall of Science on Tuesday, March 7, was a huge success! Thanks to all the families who came out to play and explore math with some fun games! A big THANK YOU also to our Math Night Coordinator Andre Bertrand for organizing this great event, to all the parent volunteers who helped with activity stations and clean up and to our custodian Pete, who always lends us a helping hand! We couldn't do it without you all! Natascha Puchner-Doppler PTA Volunteer Coordinator
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Cornell’s Got Talent! So Let’s Go on with the Show!

Cornell’s Got Talent! So Let’s Go on with the Show! [caption id="attachment_759" align="alignright" width="150"] Dorothe Piluso, Founder of Cornell's Got Talent![/caption] Where can you listen to the biggest hits; meet the future’s next big fashion designers; experience juggling, poetry, and jump-roping (sometimes all at the same time); and then, get to join in on a gigantic dance party at the end? You don’t need to head over to San Francisco – just head on out to Cornell’s annual entertainment showcase event for kids, Cornell’s Got Talent! The brain-child of Cornell parent, Dorothe P...
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Let’s Get Serious about Scrip!

  Let's Get Serious about Scrip! The PTA Board is getting serious about Scrip! We are looking for someone to research possibilities for the best programs for Cornell Elementary and to revive our offerings as our new Scrip Coordinator! If you think you might be interested, please email VP of Volunteers, Natascha Puchner-Dopler at vpvolunteers@cornellpta.org for details. Or come attend the next general PTA Meeting on Thursday, March 9th, 6-7:30 pm in the Cornell MPR, where we'll discuss best ways to make Scrip a part of the PTA's fundraising efforts!
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Supporting Cornell Kids? Copy Express on Solano is the Real Deal

Supporting Cornell Kids? Copy Express on Solano is the Real Deal It’s no secret how important our local businesses are to the success of the Cornell Elementary School PTA. Some donate items regularly to our events, others host fundraisers for Cornell, and some open their places of business for our kids’ field trips. Since 1995, Mojgan Fahima and her brother-in-law Behnam (Ben) Mirabdul have been printing flyers, posters, and forms for Cornell Elementary at very special rates at their shop, Copy Express, at 1164 Solano Avenue. Mojgan’s and Ben’s respect for the town of Albany has driven thei...
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Would You Like to be Our Next PTA Membership Committee Chair?

Looking for an important way to contribute to Cornell? Talk to us about becoming the next PTA Membership Committee Chair! Duties of the the PTA Membership Committee Chair   --Nominate/organize membership committee (2-5 members) --Create and distribute membership materials that go into first-day-of-school folders for all Cornell families, create membership forms for the office, and ensure all membership information on the PTA website is accurate and up-to-date --Make sure below responsibilities are fulfilled by the committee: *host a 'PTA membership' table at strategic PTA- organized ...
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