Dear Running Springs Parents,

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing break. I hope you enjoyed the Bright Lights at Running Springs video. Thank you to those who participated. It was wonderful to see all the decorated homes and happy RS students.

First off, I wanted to thank everyone who helped kick off our very first Kindness Campaign in December. It was a huge success. Running Springs families, in conjunction with Ralphs and Orange County Global Medical Center, were able to provide a family in need plus 9 OUSD students with some holiday cheer this winter season. The family was given much needed grocery and gas gift cards and toys for their little boy. The 9 OUSD students were each provided a new jacket, blanket, a personal hygiene bag filled with shampoo, body wash, toothbrush, toothpaste, candy, and gift cards. They were also given books, toys, and a basket filled with food. Each student was also able to take home a box of clothes donated by the community. It was a wonderful sight to see the children’s faces as they opened up their gifts. Their parents were so appreciative of the thoughtful community that helped their family this holiday season. Thank you, Running Springs Families, for your generosity.

We also on track off to a great start with our “Kindness Crew.” Congratulations to our inaugurating members of the “Kindness Crew” for the month of December!
Wyatt C., Matthew D., Sawyer D., Katherine L., Kristina L., Lauren M., Tanner N., Kiley T., Jordan T., Abby W., Paisley W. and Ryan W.

December Crafts

A HUGE thank you to Kristin Cruz for chairing this year’s December Crafts. It was time consuming to get the kits organized. The December Craft Kits To-Go was a great hit. They sold out immediately. Thank you, Kristin.

Know Your States

It’s February. You know what that means, Know Your States. This year it will look a bit different. Since we are not allowed on campus, the PTA has organized a few worksheets according to grade level the students can do at home and email back to us. Please check out the website for more information. (Coming soon.)

PTA Positions

Our PTA Nominating Committee has been formed. They will be putting together the new slate of officers for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested in seeing what positions are available on the PTA Executive Board, please contact me as soon as possible so we can get you the appropriate information. Thank you in advance to all our committed parents for accepting these important positions.

Honorary Service Awards

Please take a moment to review the Honorary Service Award form on the website. We have so many parents who give so much not only to their children, but all the students at Running Springs. This award helps highlight and thank those outstanding individuals. Thank you to Nicole Jahne for coordinating this!

Classroom parties will be held on Thursday, February 11th for Valentine’s Day. Thank you in advance to all our Room Parents for all of their hard work!!! Please don’t forget to turn in your volunteer hours. We know you spent lots of time planning and throwing the party.

Don’t forget our February PTA meeting will be on Thursday, February 11th at 3pm via Zoom. Please RSVP on our website so we can send you the link to attend. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Patty Chau, PTA President
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Out next PTA meeting will be on Thursday, February 11th at 3PM. We'll be meeting virtually with Zoom. Please click the schoolhouse picture above to sign up to have the Zoom log on info emailed to you. Everyone is invited! We hope to see you there!