JOHN GILL PTA


  • Volunteer and Make a Difference: Become a Reading Tutor
    Volunteers are needed to empower John Gill students to succeed in reading and in life. Reading Partners is a local literacy nonprofit working to help close the achievement gap by recruiting volunteers to work one-on-one with John Gill students who are reading below grade level. 

    The minimum commitment to volunteer is only 1 hour per week, and you can really make an impact in the life of a child.Tutoring slots are 8:45-9:45, 10:15-11 am, and 1:30-5:30 pm, Mondays-Wednesdays, and 12:30-5:30, Thursdays. No experience is needed.

    If interested, please email asha.albuquerque@readingpartners.org, or call 650-223-4541

    Also worth mentioning, Reading Partners was mentioned in a New York Times editorial on "social programs that work." https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/01/opinion/social-programs-that-work.html

    Posted Feb 14, 2017, 2:00 PM by John Gill PTA
  • Welcome Back
    We hope everyone had a relaxing winter break. See below for what's in store in January.

    Join Principal Rivera for coffee and school updates on January 13 (Friday) at 8:15AM in the MUB.

    January 16 (Monday) is a holiday. No school.

    Our first PTA meeting this calendar year is on January 17 (Tuesday) at 6PM in the Staff Room. Childcare will be provided. Get an update on our fundraising efforts to date and help plan events for the remaining school year.

    There will be a parents' information session night on Summer Stanford Math on January 19 (Thursday).

    Join the Kindergarten Tour on January 24 (Tuesday) at 8:45AM.

    School Site Council meeting is on January 25 (Wednesday) at 3PM.

    Our next Dine Out is scheduled for January 27 (Friday) from 3PM to 9PM at Chuck E Cheese's in Redwood City. Invite your family and friends and join us for this fun event. Chuck E Cheese will donate 15% of proceeds to John Gill. See event details and RSVP on Evite.

    All Grades K/1 Parents and Students are invited to join the Chinese New Year Celebration on January 31 from 8:15AM to 10AM at the MUB. 

    Posted Jan 23, 2017, 7:04 PM by John Gill PTA
  • Happy Holidays

    Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday! Thank you to John Gill families, teachers, staff, and friends. Your support makes John Gill a wonderful school and community for all our students. Have a great winter break and we'll see everyone in 2017!

    Posted Dec 21, 2016, 6:01 PM by John Gill PTA
  • Fun December Events at John Gill
    On December 3 (Saturday), John Gill School is participating in the Hometown Holidays parade in downtown Redwood City. Meet at 3:45PM at Broadway & Arguello/Marshall. Look for the John Gill banner.


    December 9 (Friday) at 6PM marks our Pokemon Movie Night. Everyone attending is eligible to win a mystery Pokemon Prize.

    Doors to the MUB will open at 6PM. The movie starts at 6:30PM. 

    Pizza, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

    Dine out at Galeotti's on December 14 (Wednesday) from 4PM to 9PM with fellow John Gill families. 

    Galeotti's will donate 25% of your bill to the John Gill PTA. Simply mention John Gill, bring the flyer sent home in your child's folder, or show this page. 

    Math Night and Posada takes place on December 20 (Tuesday) from 5PM to 8PM. 

    5PM to 6PM: Food Sale sponsored by Los Dichos Parent Volunteers
    6PM to 7PM: Math Games for the whole family
    7PM to 8PM: Student Performances, Pinatas and Pictures with Santa

    Be sure to join us for this fun and educational event.

    Mention John Gill or bring the flyer sent in your child's folder when you or your friends buy a Christmas tree and wreaths from Honey Bear TreesThey will donate 15% of the purchase price to our school.  

    Posted Dec 19, 2016, 7:28 PM by John Gill PTA
  • Nov 29 is GivingTuesday for John Gill
    November 29 is GivingTuesday. What if we all gave on this day? Please consider supporting the John Gill PTA so we may continue to provide enrichment programs for all John Gill students.

    Visit GivingTuesday for John Gill to make a tax deductible donation on November 29. Spread the word and make a difference.

    Learn more about what we fund:
    Dance with Danny G provides 1 trimester of dance instruction culminating in a dance performance.

    Biweekly art classes have started. Students will showcase their creative art works next May.

    Our garden program with Education Outside is in full swing. Students get hands-on learning focused on Next Generation Science Standards.




    Posted Nov 23, 2016, 2:02 PM by John Gill PTA
  • Dec 14: Dine out at Galeotti's Pizzeria and have 25% of your restaurant bill donated to John Gill PTA!
    Tell your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues and let Galeotti's Pizzeria take care of the cooking for some delicious Italian food to help support our PTA and school.

    Date and Time: Wednesday, December 14, 4-9pm
    Restaurant: Galeotti's Pizzeria
    Address: 3121 Jefferson Ave, Redwood City, CA 94062 (corner of Jefferson and Alameda de las Pulgas)
    Phone Number: (650) 780-9622
    Galeotti's Donation: 25% of the full restaurant bill for dine-in or take out. Yes, alcohol is included...so bottoms up!

    On the day of the Dine Out, John Gill families and friends can bring in the paper flyer, show the flyer on a smart phone, or just mention John Gill. 

    Galeotti's menu includes New York style pizza, pasta dishes, salads and sandwiches. For those with dietary restrictions, they also have gluten-free pizza and dairy-free options.

    Posted Nov 20, 2016, 6:34 PM by John Gill PTA
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