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Aptos PTSA Newsletter 2022-23

Aptos Tigers PTSA Newsletter- October 2022 Edition English | Español | 中文



BTSN 2022 Recap: We hope families enjoyed touring the school and meeting teachers at Back to School Night. To provide feedback, please click on the link to complete this short Back To School Night Survey. If you have not had a chance to visit Aptos yet, you can watch this Aptos Virtual Tour for a look.

Lost And Found at Aptos: We have some items (water bottles, jackets, etc...) stacking up in the lost and found. If your student is missing any items, please check lost and found located by the front office through the double doors.

Upcoming Events

Sept 30: Deadline to Order yearbook for a 10% discount (code 1014815522011078 if needed)

Sept 30: National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration: Performance and interactive activity by Rising Rhythm during Tiger Assembly for the students during school

Oct 3-7: Walk and Roll to School Week

Oct 6-7: Girls Soccer Tryouts

Oct 10: No School - Indigenous Peoples' Day

Oct 12 at 6pm:  PTSA General Assembly Meeting  - Meeting Zoom Link

Oct 14: Picture Make-Up Day (for students that were absent or missed getting their picture taken only)

Oct 22: Freedom to Express Fest

Oct 24-27: SFUSD Enrollment Fair


Stay Informed and Join!

 Are you interested in volunteering for Aptos?  We have opening spots on the PTSA Board and School Site Council as well as on-site opportunities for parents/guardians.  Please email aptosptsa@gmail.com for more information and to find out how to get involved.

  • If you have not already joined the Aptos PTSA, join here. The Aptos PTSA helps fund 6th, 7th, & 8th grade activities and events while also striving to strengthen the link between school and home. The PTSA holds General Assembly meetings 4x/year updating parents on all-things-Aptos. 
  • In order to receive up-to-date information and important SFUSD announcements, please confirm that your correct phone number and email address are correct in ParentVUE
  • If you have any questions or issues with ParentSquare (managed by the PTSA, not the school), please email aptosparentsquare@gmail.com. If you know anyone that is not on ParentSquare, ask them to join!

Tiger Teacher/Staff Updates

Freedom to Express Fest, Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 11am-2pm at Lick Wilmerding High School 
This is a youth centered festival organized by Teacher Librarians, Public Librarians, educators and artists. It is a free event for youth bridging the activism of the Bay Area with the fandom of comics, anime, and pop culture. The event will feature zine-making, a drawing jam, a cosplay parade, exhibitor booths, and workshops facilitated by local artists and activists.  Students also have the opportunity to host a workshop to teach something they know how to do to other youth or exhibit their artwork and sell it. Here is the website from a previous event (Feb 2020), so you get an idea of what this event is and the types of workshops.  The festival will be in person, and masks will be mandatory indoors.

Would you like to sell or be an exhibitor?
Please fill out this google form ASAP (by 11:59 pm Sunday, October 2) to show you are interested in being an exhibitor, selling your art, zine or comics, and this link if you want to lead a workshop or panel. There is a stipend of $100 to lead a 45-minute workshop or panel.

If you have further questions, you can contact one of:
Ralph Pettiford at pettiford@25yahoo.com
Christine Godinez Jackson at cgodinez@lwhs.org
Lisa Bishop at lisabish@gmail.com 
Anand Vedawala at avedawala@gmail.com
Flyer designed by Aptos MS students

Scary Short Story Writing Challenge. 

All students who send Ms. Bishop (lisabish@gmail.com) a short scary story (no killing or murder) by Oct 28th will be published in our annual anthology. If they want their story to be performed, they must turn their story in by Friday Oct 7th. The orchestra and performing arts classes and the writers will collaborate together to present on October 28th a presentation of the scary stories to our students in 3 assemblies. Families are invited.


Library and Clubs Updates: Ms. Rene’s Performing Arts Classes are hosting a haunted room Oct. 28th and 31st. Other classes will be able to tour the room during school on Oct. 28th and after school Oct. 31st. If you are interested in assisting with the prop designs you can email Ms. Rene at lyr@sfusd.edu to coordinate a time. 


Athletic Updates

Girls Soccer Tryouts:  Oct 6 and 7, 4:15pm - 5:45pm at Aptos Park. See Reminder to complete Athletic Packet for Aptos Sports Teams 2022-2023 School Year for more details on required forms

Boys Soccer: The boys fought hard all season long, going undefeated, and showing their commitment with early morning practices daily. Unfortunately, they were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round.

Boys Baseball: The team consisted of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders this year. Overall, the team did well and made it all the way to the playoffs! They play again on Friday in the semi-finals.

 Girls Softball: The girls had an up and down season, with some great wins and tough losses. For many players, this was their first time playing softball, and they showed their grit by showing up ready to play daily! Their season also ended prematurely, with a loss in the first round of the playoffs. 

Volleyball Coach needed: Paid Position! The season lasts for approximately 8-10 weeks (depending if the team makes the playoffs), from early December to the end of February. Please contact Coach Haas (haasg1@sfusd.edu) directly if you, or someone you know, would be interested in filling this position. See this link for the job description.


High School Information

Keep checking High School Information for the latest information.

Monday, October 3rd at Lunch 12:30pm- 1:15pm
Lick Wilmerding High school and ICA - Immaculate Conception Academy will be coming and will have an info table on the yard

Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 6-8 pm (RSVP with confirmation ONLY)
Lowell High School is hosting its annual open house to prospective 9th graders on Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 6-8 pm. Attendance is limited to one current 8th grade student and one accompanying adult. Unlike previous years, however, they have an online Google Form for parents to sign up. Only fill out the form one time for each 8th grade student. Lowell has a QR code that will take you to the Google Form. Duplicate or similar entries will be counted only once.  The deadline for parents to register was Friday, September 23, 2022.  Questions? Please contact Lowell High School (415) 759-2730

SFUSD Enrollment Fair: Monday, October 24 - Thursday October 27, 5-7 (Online)
Click flyer for more information. More details will be coming at SFUSD.EDU/FAIR

Walk and Roll to School Week

Don’t miss the fun this October! Thousands of students across San Francisco will walk, bike, scoot, and roll to school during the week of October 3 – 7, 2022.  The event builds yearlong excitement around getting to school in people-powered ways that are good for our health, climate, and communities.

How it works
SFUSD schools can pick any day during the week of October 3 – 7 to celebrate Walk & Roll to School Day; most will hold their event on Wednesday, October 5.  Middle and high school students who walk or roll during the week of October 3 – 7 can enter a drawing for a Timbuktu backpack. Submit your participation in Walk & Roll to School Day 2022.

Aptos Tigers PTSA Newsletter- September 2022 Edition English | Español | 中文


Aptos Tigers PTSA Newsletter- September 2022 Edition

This is your monthly recap of events, volunteer opportunities, and a summary of upcoming events.


We held a teacher appreciation lunch the day before school to show our support for the year ahead. The lunch was a hit with Toloski’s famous potato salad, Sarah’s scrumptious fruit salad, donated delicious desserts, and a piñata to knock this year out of the park!

While the students, staff, and teachers returned to the classroom, parents enjoyed some coffee and breakfast snacks in the yard on the first day back to school. We provided classroom assignment assistance and welcome packets to families.

The 8th Annual Pizza and Ice Cream Social was held last Friday and had a great turnout. We started in the cafeteria and moved to the lower yard due to the fire alarm going off. Our swag and membership team pivoted and were able to continue services on the lower yard. Big thanks to the Membership and Hospitality Team! Luckily, all the pizza and ice cream were saved (and eaten), and the alarm was turned off without incident. 


These events and future events wouldn’t be possible without the support of our fellow parent/guardians.

We have a list of volunteer opportunities with some key positions available on the School Site Council and PTSA Executive Board:

  • SSC – Parent Members 
  • PTSA Board – Vice President and Co-Vice President
  • PTSA Board – Historian and Parliamentarian

We have some ongoing programs which are also in need of volunteers.

  • Yard Monitors – (Beginning late Sept) Help support the teachers and students with yard and hallway monitors. 
  • D7 Grant Coordinator – Help to execute the action items for the grant funds. Grant has already been awarded.
  • Events Coordinator – Help with completing tasks for events during the school year.
  • Outdoor space Coordinator – Work with D7 grant coordinator to plant trees and plant in the raised planter beds.
  • Lunch Clubs Coordinator – Work with staff and CYC to help with lunch clubs.
  • Cultural Programs Coordinator – Help prepare items and special performances for cultural celebrations.
  • Nurture and Nourish Program – Donate food, tea, or coffee K cups to the teachers’ lounge.
  • Teacher/Staff Liaison – Help complete the Teacher Photo wall, maintain supplies in the Tiger Lair, and support providing volunteers for teacher requests.

There is an opportunity for every interest and your time is greatly appreciated! Please message me for more information or to volunteer for a position. We are a volunteer organization and need your support to maintain this great community. 


Upcoming Events:

Monday- September 5th- No school – Labor Day

Friday, September 9th – Picture Day

Wednesday. September 14th – Back to School Night and 8th Grade Bake Sale at Aptos - More details available soon.


ParentSquare is the Free Parent Communication Portal

   Aptos 2022-23 Parent Square Opt-in Form (google.com)

Consider Becoming a PTSA Member

The Parent/Teacher/Student Association helps fund 6th, 7th, & 8th grade activities and events while also striving to strengthen the link between school and home. Your $10 membership makes an impactful difference in your student’s educational experience and the entire school community. The PTSA holds General Assembly meetings 4x/year updating parents on all-things-Aptos. 

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