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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Congratulations to Audrey Phan, winner of this year’s PTA coyote coloring competition!

Thank you to all who entered out PTA coyote coloring competition. This year’s winner is: Audrey Phan. Congratulations to Audrey and her classroom! All entries are displayed in the main hallway of the school, just outside the office. All entries were so awesome it was hard to pick a winner, so to show our appreciation every child will be receiving a small gift from the PTA. Go Coyotes!
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It’s All about Kids at Cornell! A Welcome Interview with Coach Joel Gildersleeve

By Rachael Stryker Welcome back to Cornell, everyone! And a special welcome to our new Kindergarten families! Every year, the Cornell Elementary PTA sponsors over twenty fundraisers and community-building events for the school. Are you wondering what kind of spirit and dedication it takes to make them a success? Well, there is probably no better person to help show you how it’s done than Cornell’s own Coach Joel Gildersleeve. From designing obstacle courses for our fall Silly Olympics to hosting the annual Halloween Parade, from emceeing our springtime Cornell’s Got Talent! to helping kids m...
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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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