FLO Roundtable

Please join FLO this school year in our parent led roundtables!
These roundtables are an informal way to join other local parents of unique learners to discuss issues facing your child and gain support.
May 11th – End of Year Roundtable
“Supporting Your Unique Learner” Series
Friday, May 11th, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Featuring the following...Read More »

What are YOU doing this weekend?

There is a fun filled family weekend on the horizon…

First, lend a hand to clean up our campus on Saturday!  There will be jobs both big and small, something for everyone in the family.  We need your help!  Anytime 9am-3pm.

Then, join the entire RVSD community for a party at Memorial...Read More »


Bike to School Day, May 6!

The weather is warming up… let’s go green on our way to school!

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World Culture Month is here!

The International Day Flags are hung at Wade Thomas! A special thank you to: Bryan Hendon (Greyson 1st grade), Doug Penman (Jasper 1st grade), and Dan Hamilton (Isaac 1st grade).

This marks the start of World Culture Month, when our students are engaged in learning about countries...Read More »


Measure E is on the June ballot!

Measure E seeks to renew the parcel tax funding that reflects 17% of RVSD’s revenue. This funding goes directly to our core programs, affecting teacher salaries and class size.

Please check out these helpful FAQs and spread the word for YES on E.

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The YES online auction is open NOW!!

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Get in on the fun and start bidding for good! Auction ends April 26, 10pm.

 

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Wade Thomas Maths Night!

Maths Night is Back!

Thu, April 26, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

RSVP

Childcare (by donation) provided. Please RSVP soon, since childcare spots are limited!

Maths Night: Facts, Fluency and Models, Oh My!

Join Julia Wolcott, Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction and our own Wade Thomas teachers in exploring and understanding the Bridges Math...Read More »


Science Fridays: Lego City

April 20, 2018

Our special guest Ian from Play-Well Technologies brought his amazing curriculum and thousands of Legos to the science room today. Students collaborated in groups and worked on individual structures to make one big Lego city.

Here are some examples of their work. Well done, team!

 

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RVSD Party in the Park, May 6

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 6!  This is an event not to be missed!

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Photos needed for Yearbook!

Calling all parents!! Have you seen the latest yearbook update in our Newsletter? Stephanie needs (lots!) more pictures. Please check your phones, search your clouds, look wherever you may have those cute photos of your child and classmates – and send them in!

https://wadethomas.picaboo.com

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C4C Challenge, April 29

WE CHALLENGE YOU…to make a difference simply by climbing a hill!
On April 29th we support our youth and their desire to create real change in this world!
Climb with us! There is nothing more powerful than a community with a cause!
$25/person (bring the whole family and your friends...Read More »


It's great to be a Mustang!

Message from Rick Bagley, Superintendent RVSD


April 3, 2018

Dear RVSD Community,

Yesterday we learned that State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, announced the names of 287 elementary schools to be honored as 2018 California Distinguished Schools.  Wade Thomas is one of two Marin...Read More »


Mindfulness

Check out the resources we have in our Parent Ed Library to better understand what our 3rd-5th graders are learning about!

http://www.wadethomasschool.org/2018/02/mindfulness/

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Save the Date: Navigating Your Child's Social World While Helping Them Build Resiliency and Self Esteem

On April 4th from 7:00-8:30pm, Mill Valley Speaker Series, Hall Middle School and Marin County Office of Education,collaboratively present Navigating Your Child’s Social World While Helping Them Build Resiliency and Self Esteem with Sheri Glucoft Wong, LCSW, family therapist, parent educator and consultant.

This free speaking engagement will include the following topics:

Mark Your Calendar! - "The BOY CRISIS"

SPECIAL TED EVENT on the Subject of “The BOY CRISIS”
TEDxMarin SALON @Angelico Hall on the Campus of Dominican University in San Rafael, Thursday, April 5, 2018 – 7:00pm

TEDxMarin SALON (Marin County’s local TED Chapter) is taking a deeper dive into our next generation of Boys. They will discuss RESEARCH from the new book The...Read More »


Join Us! - Enough As She Is with Rachel Simmons

March 21, 2018: Enough As She Is with Rachel Simmons

6:30-8pm, College of Marin, James Dunn Auditorium

Best-selling author and girl expert Rachel Simmons will share strategies to help girls move beyond impossible standards of success to live healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives. Join us for a talk followed by a Q&A...Read More »


Join Us Tonight - Emotional Agility

Emotional Agility
with Dr. Susan David, Harvard Medical School
A collaboration between Tam High, Drake High, The Branson School and Redwood High School
Thu, March 15, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
Location: Redwood High Small Gym
Register Now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emotional-agility-with-dr-susan-david-harvard-medical-school-tickets-41850621335

Dr Susan David is a founder/co-director of the Institute...Read More »


Join Us: Angst Screening

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at WHMS  Multipurpose  Room – 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Thursday, March 29th at the Marin County Office of Education – 6:00pm (English and Spanish)

In 55 minutes, Angst leads the conversation that every family and educator needs to have.  It features anxiety experts, teens and adults sharing stories of anxiety,...Read More »


Save the Date

Sensitive: The Untold Story
Documentary Screening and discussion with Elaine Aron, author and psychologist
Thu, March 1, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Marin Country Day School
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Join Us

Understanding Anxiety

The biology behind it and its impact on our kids

with Tracy Foose, MD

The talk will cover:

  • a brief evolutionary history of fear and anxiety
  • family genetics of anxiety
  • what fear reveals about how the brain learns
  • fear and anxiety during stages of development: infancy, childhood, adolescence on to...Read More »

Join Us!

Mindful Families and Parenting

What is mindfulness? What does it mean to my family? My child? My community?

Join us for an evening in which you will not only learn all about the Mindful Classrooms program offered at Wade Thomas, but we’ll also share all kinds of mindful, positive parenting ideas, answer...Read More »


Kindergarten & TK Orientation 1/18 6:30pm

Welcome new Ross Valley School District families! Orientations for TK, Kindergarten, and all new families start this week. We look forward to meeting you!

Come to the Wade Thomas library on Thursday 1/18 at 6:30pm, or check out our sister schools: Manor...Read More »


Mindful Families and Parenting

What is mindfulness? What does it mean to my family? My child? My community?

Join us for an evening in which you will not only learn all about the Mindful Classrooms program offered at Wade Thomas, but we’ll also share all kinds of mindful, positive parenting ideas, answer your questions and...Read More »


Save the Date

Understanding Anxiety

The biology behind it and its impact on our kids

with Tracy Foose, MD

The talk will cover:

  • a brief evolutionary history of fear and anxiety
  • family genetics of anxiety
  • what fear reveals about how the brain learns
  • fear and anxiety during stages of development: infancy, childhood, adolescence on to...Read More »

Join Us

Executive Function Skills and Strategies
with Sarah Ward, co-director of Cognitive Connections
Wed, December 6, 8:30am – 10:30am
Marin Country Day School
Multipurpose Room 2

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Join us for Maker Night! Thursday, Nov 30, 6-8pm

Come join us THIS Thursday, 6-8pm, for our annual Wade Thomas MAKER NIGHT!!

Cyber GaragePlay-Well TEKnologies and WT’s STEAM Team are bringing a fun evening of Maker Activities for all Wade Thomas families, all ages.

*Play and take care...Read More »


Join Us

ANGST: Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety
Wed, November 29, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Documentary screening and discussion with Karin Gornick, producer.
http://angstmovie.com

Marin Country Day School

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Save the Date

Executive Function Skills and Strategies
with Sarah Ward, co-director of Cognitive Connections
Wed, December 6, 8:30am – 10:30am
Marin Country Day School
Multipurpose Room 2

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Join Us

The Nature of Boys
Michael Thompson, author
Marin Country Day School Multipurpose Room 1

In early adolescence most boys begin to attach their sense of status to mastery and achievement. They are subjected to a powerful “culture of cruelty” which may require boys to adhere to a narrow ideology of masculinity:...Read More »

The Lab Method Parenting Labs

If you missed our Parent Ed event with Polly Ely, check out some of her upcoming Labs at The Lab Method. With a focus on building secure attachments among family members, Polly’s compassionate, moving, and humorous approach leaves parents and partners with the practical tools they need to build deep...Read More »


Save the Date

ANGST: Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety
Wed, November 29, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Documentary screening and discussion with Karin Gornick, producer.
http://angstmovie.com

Marin Country Day School

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Join us!

Curing the Me, Me, Me Epidemic

Amy McCready, the author of The Me, Me, Me Epidemic and the founder of Positive Parenting Solutions will be coming to Marin Country Day School to talk about Curing the Me, Me, Me Epidemic.

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: Marin Country Day...Read More »


What Can I Say? Cards

These great cards from Polly Ely at The Lab Method offer a new kind of talk to use for those tough parenting moments. Each card presents a sticky situation or scenario you find yourself in daily with your kids and offers a compassionate, yet straight-forward script to help you and...Read More »


Join Us!

Stay Safely Connected to your Kids While Your Kids Connect Safely

Speaker: Polly Ely from the LAB Method
Date: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: Manor School, 150 Oak Manor Dr, Fairfax, CA 94930
How do we create agreements around technology that aren’t punitive and divisive?...Read More »


Save the Date

The Nature of Boys
Michael Thompson, author
Marin Country Day School Multipurpose Room 1

In early adolescence most boys begin to attach their sense of status to mastery and achievement. They are subjected to a powerful “culture of cruelty” which may require boys to adhere to a narrow ideology of masculinity:...Read More »

Lap-A-Thon is on!!

In case you missed it, the Lap-A-Thon fundraiser has begun!  Kids were introduced to the event in last week’s all-school assembly and we’re now headed for a month full of fundraising and motivating incentives for the kids, with the final event on November 3!  Click HERE to view flyer...Read More »


Save the Date!

Curing the Me, Me, Me Epidemic

Amy McCready, the author of The Me, Me, Me Epidemic and the founder of Positive Parenting Solutions will be coming to Marin Country Day School to talk about Curing the Me, Me, Me Epidemic.

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: Marin Country Day...Read More »


Save the Date! Stay Safely Connected to your Kids While Your Kids Connect Safely

Stay Safely Connected to your Kids While Your Kids Connect Safely

Speaker: Polly Ely from the LAB Method
Date: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: Manor School, 150 Oak Manor Dr, Fairfax, CA 94930
How do we create agreements around technology that aren’t punitive and divisive?...Read More »


Save the Date! WTPA Meeting & happy hour - Wed. Oct 4, 6pm

Save the date!  Our next WTPA meeting is Wednesday, October 4 at 6pm, in the Library – everyone is welcome to come, get the latest updates, and share ideas.  Childcare & pizza for the kiddos available 6-7:30 in the MPR.

Happy hour to follow at 8pm at Marinitas!

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Announcement: Student Council elections coming up! 3rd-5th graders

To all parents of 3rd-5th graders:

We’re pleased to announce that Fall Student Council elections are coming up! If you have a future politician on your hands, please talk to your kid about getting involved. Last year we raised money for the new, red, reading chairs in the library and donated to...Read More »


Join us at Creating a Player-First Environment in Youth Sports

Creating a Player-First Environment in Youth Sports

Speaker: John O’Sullivan
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: Hall Middle School Gym, 200 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, CA 94939

John will be discussing the ways we can help our athletes perform to their potential, while at the same time giving children ownership and enjoyment...Read More »


Join Us at Beyond Brilliance

Beyond Brilliance
Wed, September 13, 5:00pm – 7:00pm PDT

Lucas Miller, a recent Berkeley graduate will be presenting brain research on how we learn. He has written a book, Beyond Brilliance, full of quick tips on how to study. He used these strategies himself as a student at Berkeley. He is...Read More »


Spotlight on clubs! Children for Change & Science Fridays

Did you know that two popular lunchtime clubs at Wade Thomas are starting soon??  These are great ways for your children to explore interests beyond the classroom – and for the grown ups to get involved, too!

Children for Change begins Wed Sept 13.  C4C is where Back to School means...Read More »


Save the Date! Creating a Player-First Environment in Youth Sports

Creating a Player-First Environment in Youth Sports

Speaker: John O’Sullivan
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: Hall Middle School Gym, 200 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, CA 94939

John will be discussing the ways we can help our athletes perform to their potential, while at the same time giving children ownership and enjoyment...Read More »


Save the Date! Mustang Roundup picnic, Fri. Sept. 15, 5:30-8pm

Join us for the school-wide ALL FAMILY Mustang RoundUp picnic, Friday, Sept 15, 5:30-8pm outside on the lower field.  Bring your own picnic or enjoy a delicious buffet dinner from Sol Food ($5 per kid/$10 per adult).

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Save the Date! WTPA Kickoff Meeting (and happy hour!), Wed. Aug 30, 6pm

Save the Date!  Wednesday August 30, 6pm is our first WTPA meeting of the new school year!  All are welcome to join, whether you’d like to get involved as a volunteer (view open positions here) or just want to hear what we’ve got planned for this year.  We want...Read More »


Welcome Back! A message from the WTPA

A huge welcome back to all of our Mustang Families!  We hope you and your child(ren) are looking forward to the 2017-2018 school year!

Wondering what the Wade Thomas Parents Association is up to?  Take a moment to check out this message from our new WTPA Presidents.  You’ll find information...Read More »


Ready, Set, Go! Join us for a Kindergarten Welcome: Aug. 22, 11am

Welcome Kindergarten families!!  Please join us on campus Tues August 22 at 11am, for Ready, Set, Go!  This Kindergarten welcome is an opportunity for your student to meet their teacher and see their classroom.  Meet & greet, followed by refreshments.

P.S.  Be sure to check out our helpful FAQs for...Read More »


Purchase class supplies for 2017-2018

The deadline to order class supplies through SchoolKidz.com has passed.  As an alternative, you can visit www.buildakit.net to customize your own kit, and have it shipped to your home.  Or, you can always purchase supplies on your own.  Supply lists, by grade, are here for your...Read More »


Welcome New Families

Welcome to Wade Thomas and the Mustang Family!  We know new families have lots of questions – and the Wade Thomas Parent Association has answers!  Read on for a list of FAQs and helpful information for you and your child.

FIRST THINGS FIRST

  1. When will we find out who our...Read More »

WTPA WANTS YOU!

That’s right, anyone can be in the WTPA (Wade Thomas Parent Association)!  No experience required!

There are so many ways to get involved at Wade Thomas.  Our kids aren’t the only ones who have fun here!  We welcome all who are interested to help, with jobs both big and small.  Have...Read More »


Parent Ed Library

Come visit the Parent Ed Library!

Underneath the pink and green cloth in the library is the Parent Ed library. Come and check it out!

Check out Books

If you see a book you like, just sign your name to the card in...Read More »


The Best 50 Minute Lunch This Year

Parents, please join us in our new lunchtime volunteer program-all we are asking for is 50 minutes, one time only!

Your help and presence on campus during lunch will make it possible for us to provide more options for kids during their lunch recess.

To sign up, go to Read More »


Drop-off and Pick-Up Safety Reminders

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Remember the new 15MPH Speed Limit

All schools in San Anselmo have new school zone speed limits. There are new signs post at the start of the school zones. The speed limit when children are present is now 15MPH, and 25MPH when not.

Lots of Illegal Maneuvers

We are still seeing a...Read More »


Make Our Schools Whole: Please, Give to Both!

Hearing a lot about donating lately?

Here’s a handy flier to help you navigate the funding of your child’s education!

 

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Why should I volunteer in the classroom?

Parents, as we begin the school year the teachers have sign-ups for various volunteer positions in the classroom and we encourage you to sign-up.

The volunteer spot usually require 30-60 minutes/month.

Benefits of volunteering in the classroom:

  1. Volunteering in the classroom sends a powerful message to your child that you value what is happening...Read More »

Safety Issues During Drop-off & Pickup

Last year, several parents voiced concern about the serious safety issues being seen with regard to vehicles during our student drop offs and pickups.

Please be aware that there is NO STOPPING ANYTIME on Woodland Ave, or Ross and Sunnyside Avenues.

The curbs are painted red because stopping (even if you use your hazard...Read More »


Bike Safety Tips

Marin Safe Routes to Schools has put together a little flyer of bike safety tips. (espanol)

This has some great quick tips to help make sure your kids are safe on the road. We’d like to add a few more things.