Originally delivered on 9/1/2022 10:00 am

SUBJECT: September Newsletter...To The Top, Book Fair, and more!

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September Newsletter
In Otter News...

Full steam ahead for September at Eastbluff El! We have many exciting events to kickoff a great year. Read below to see what's happening this month!


What's this all a-boat? It's Eastbluff's annual fundraiser! Every donation directly pays for things like Art, STEAM, P.E., the Learning Garden, Robotics, and more. Need more pacific details? Go to eastbluffpta.com for the full list of programs that are funded by your generosity each year. 

How do I donate? For a one-time payment, shake your palm palms and go to: eastbluffpta.membershiptoolkit.com, click on ‘Store’ and choose the donation option that works best for you. Or if a recurring payment option floats your boat, then and head over to ToTheTopDonations-Recurring.

What else is included? Swag of course(Shell-yeah!). Benefits of donation may include complimentary admission to major school events, year-round sponsorships of all school events, VIP seats at school events, plus a family Legacy Tile, Hoodies, and a complimentary PTA membership. 

Did we mention the cray-sea class parties? Classes that have 100% participation by turning in the To The Top form (no donation necessary) win an Otter Pop Party and Extra Recess! Plus, the top three earning classes will win an ice cream sundae party with our Eastbluff Otter!

So, water you waiting for? Visit eastbluffpta.membershiptoolkit.com to donate today because with your help we can make this year's To The Top fundraiser OTTERLY fin-tastic! To The Top ends on Friday, Sept. 9th!


Contact April Palaferri at aprilpalaferri@gmail.com or  

Morgan Hannemann at morganhannemann@gmail.com

Fall Book Fair Sept. 6th-9th

We’re thrilled to invite our Eastbluff students to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair in our library! This event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. The Book Fair will be open before school from 8:25am-8:40am, lunchtime and during designated class times with all purchases benefiting our school. We encourage you to visit Eastbluff's Scholastic homepage https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/eastbluffelemschool1 for more information including setting up the cash free payment system eWallet as an easy way for your child to make purchases. 

We are still in need of volunteers to help run the fair and would love your help! Volunteers need to be cleared through the NMUSD Raptor system. If you are new to the school, you will need to register with the Raptor system and if you volunteered last year, you will need to update your status. Once cleared, sign up here to help at the book fair. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0448A9AD2DA0F58-eastbluff.


Contact Tara Creed at tjcreed2@yahoo.com

Battle Of the Books is Back!

Calling all 4th & 5th grade ravenous readers! Battle of the Books(BOB) is an extracurricular club open to 4th and 5th graders. It is a wonderful opportunity to read and discuss interesting, quality literature. Each year 20 books are selected from America’s Battle of the Books reading incentive program. 


Since most of our Eastbluff readers are above the national average, the selections for the 2022-2023 school year were pulled from the 5th/6th grade list. Each year the book selection provides a variety of themes and reading levels. Parents may choose to screen books that will be an appropriate reading level for their child. 

In the spring, the conclusion of the BOB reading club will be an exciting competition with other BOB clubs in the area.12-15 of our club readers will represent Eastbluff, however, participation in the competition is optional.

On Wednesday, September 7th at 7pm, we will host a Zoom meeting to introduce the program and answer any questions. Mrs. Krolopp’s zoom number is 943 692 2260. 

Questions? Contact:

Lindsey Coombe 


Kathi Krolopp


New Families Meet & Greet

Eastbluff Elementary PTA invites you to join us for our New Family Meet & Greet Breakfast on Thursday, September 15th at 9am, location TBA. Come say hello to Principal Cheryl Beck and get to know other new families and PTA Board members. We know starting at a new school can be overwhelming with lots of unknowns, so why not come meet some parents who might share similar experiences or can help to answer any questions or concerns you may have? Or come by just to meet some really great parents! And although we'd love for the little ones to join, this breakfast event is for parents only. We'll have more fun events for the whole family throughout the year. We hope to see you there!

PTA General Meeting

Join us for our first PTA General Meeting of the year in the teachers' lounge immediately after Flag Deck on Friday, September 23rd! Come find out what's in store for the coming year. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Eastbluff Spirit Gear is Here!

Eastbluff Hats and Hoodies are on sale now through the toolkit, our PTA Online store. Currently we have adult and youth sized hats and youth sized hoodies available. Show your Eastbluff Pride and get these awesome items today!


Dine Out at The Stand and Raise Money For Eastbluff!

Take the night off from cooking on Thursday, Sept. 29th and bring the family to The Stand in Newport Beach for dinner! Or if you feel like a night in, order online or through the Stand App and enter code EASTBLUFF at checkout. The Stand will donate 25% of your purchase back to Eastbluff Elementary! See flyer for details.

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 13th from 4pm-6pm. This fun, interactive event is an Eastbluff favorite for students and their parents! TK Burger meals will be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to Eastbluff! You won't want to miss this EXPO! More info to come.

Upcoming Events
Monday, September 5
Scholastic Book Fair Begins 9/5-9/9
Thursday, September 15
9:00a New Families Meet & Greet Breakfast
Wednesday, September 21
Smile! Picture Day
Friday, September 23
9:00a PTA General Meeting After Flag Deck
Monday, October 3
National PTA Reflections Program Begins
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