PTA General Association Meeting

Please join us at 8:30 AM (just after drop-off) on Thursday December 13th in the Staff Room at John Gill for the next John Gill PTA General Association Meeting! You can join the video conference via Zoom here, or call in:
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Winter Family Festival

Please join us on Friday, December 14th from 5:30PM to 8:00 PM for the John Gill Elementary Winter Family Festival! 
Free Food, Pinatas, Free Crafts, Live DJ and Much More! 
Everyone is invited, including families from Orion and Hawes. Hope to see you all there!

Dine Out Fund Raiser - Chipotle

Please join us for the next John Gill PTA fund raising Dine-out event at Chipotle in Redwood City on Monday, December 17th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the John Gill PTA!

861 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063

Starship Orion PTO Meeting and Adult Social

Hey John Gill Families! The families at Orion have invited us to their PTO Meeting and Adult Social on Wednesday, December 19th from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

This is an great chance to start getting to know the families at Orion School!

The address is:
Main and Elm
150 Elm Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

** Please note that this is an Adult only event **

If you plan on attending, please RSVP at the link below so that they have a sense of how many people will be there. Hope you can make it!

Starship Orion PTO Meeting and Adult Social


The John Gill PTA need volunteers to help with project big and small! Please see the opportunities to volunteer on the Get Involved Page or fill out this Volunteer Form

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Dany G. Student Dance Show Volunteers Needed

This Thursday, Nov. 29th, the John Gill PTA is looking for just a couple of volunteers to help at the Danny G. dance show for grades 3-5 at John Gill.

We need help selling and serving food and drinks starting at 5:30. Students arrive at 6 PM and the show starts at 6:30 PM, so we'll probably stop selling food shortly thereafter, but the show also needs help with the curtains (teachers are busy with the students). Parent volunteers receive preferred seating up front! (please note that only one seat per adult can be set aside for a volunteer).

If you can help, please post a reply or contact or call/text 650-208-6650

PTA General Association Meeting

Very sorry for the late notice, but the next PTA meeting scheduled for Friday November 16th has been CANCELLED. With all the proposed changes for the school district and John Gill, it seemed best to delay the next PTA meeting until after the district votes on the proposed changes at the end of November. So, the meeting will be rescheduled for early December. Again, sorry for the late notice!

SUPER Donation Drive!

Starting on Sept. 13 (Back To School Night) and continuing for four weeks, there is a donation drive where every dollar donated is matched one-to-one, up to $5,000! Please donate to the PTA now to have your donation doubled!

11/15 Dine Out Fund Raising - Pizza My Heart

Thursday November 15th 5-9pmPizza My Heart (next to Movie Theater)
831 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063 (650) 361-1010
Menu: Pizza, Salads and More

John Gill families and friends can simply bring in this flyer or just mention John Gill when dining-in or getting take-out. It's that easy!

Pizza My Heart  will generously donate 30% of the evenings proceeds to John Gill!
More information can be found here

10/26 Halloween Carnival

John Gill Elementary School Halloween Carnival is Friday, October 26th from 5:30 PM to 8:00PM!
Carnival Games, Food Sales, Costume Parade, Bouncy Houses and More!
Check out the Flyer Here
Costume parade starts at 6:30pm.
Purchase your Armband HERE for unlimited game plays. Armbands are $15 on or before October 19th and $20 after.
Ways to order:
1. Turn in the order form (English or Spanish) to your child's teacher
2. Visit the School Office with cash or check (payable to John Gill PTA)
3. Click HERE to use Paypal online to make your payment

10/18 PTA Association Meeting

Please come out for the John Gill PTA Association Meeting on Thursday, October 18th, at 6 PM in the Staff Room. Childcare will be provided. We need volunteers and new members for the new school year!

If you can't make the meeting in person, but you'd still like to join, you can join via video conference from a PC, Mac, iPhone or Android phone by using this link:
Or you can call in using this number: (408) 638 0986 Meeting ID: 466 502 138
And international call in numbers are available here:

10/17 Dine Out Fund Raising - Panda Express!

This month's dine-out fund raising event is on Wednesday, October 17th at Panda Express. The address is 1023 El Camino Real., in Redwood City (this is the Panda Express at Sequoia Station). Bring your whole family along with a flyer or order online (use promo code 257077) for some yummy food, and 20% of your purchase will go to the John Gill PTA!

Movie Night at John Gill

Come join other John Gill families at movie night, Friday October 5th in the Multi-Activity Building (Cafeteria). We'll be gathering at 6 PM, and the movie starts at 6:30 PM. Snacks will be available for purchase.

9/24 PTA Meeting

Please come out for the John Gill PTA Association Meeting this Monday, 9/24, at 6 PM in the Staff Room. Childcare will be provided. We need volunteers and new members for the new school year!

If you can't make the meeting in person, but you'd still like to join, you can join via video conference from a PC, Mac, iPhone or Android phone by using this link:
Or you can call in using this number: (408) 638 0986 Meeting ID: 854 115 984
And international call in numbers are available here:

See's Fundraiser

The Holidays are Coming!  Make gift giving easy this year AND help John Gill's art, dance and garden program.  Purchase your yummy See's Chocolates from us and the school can earn $$$ towards these programs. 

Fri, Oct 27 - Halloween Carnival - Purchase Wristbands & Tickets Now

Purchase your Halloween Wristbands now. A wristband will allow unlimited access to all games in MUB, 3 cake walk tries and entrance to the spooky maze.  Food will be available for purchase via tickets.  Tickets are $1 and can be purchased via PayPal in advance as well.

Buy now! 

  • Winter Fundraisers - 2017
    Buy your See's Candy before the deadline on November 27.
    Posted Nov 20, 2017, 12:49 PM by John Gill PTA Treasurer
  • Thank you from the John Gill PTA
    As school year 2016-17 ends, the John Gill PTA wishes to thank our wonderful community. Together, we helped make this an amazing year for John Gill School. We hosted and supported many fun and educational activities. We worked hard to raise funds. 

    As a result of everyone's hard work and generous donations, all John Gill students will continue to have dance, art, and gardening classes for school year 2017-18. 

    Thank you to Community School of Music and Arts for their generous subsidy of our art program. And to the Sequoia Healthcare District for their generous grant for our gardening program.

    We wish everyone a great summer! We'll see you back here in August.

    August 16 - Maze Day
    August 21 - First Day of School

    Posted Jul 11, 2017, 8:12 PM by 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, or call 650-223-4541

    Also worth mentioning, Reading Partners was mentioned in a New York Times editorial on "social programs that work."

    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
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