CALENDAR

For the 2019-20 school year and beyond, the John Gill PTA is disbanding. The new Parent and Teacher organization on campus (still at 555 Ave Del Ora, Redwood City, CA 94062), which will include BOTH the Orion Alternative School and the Mandarin Immersion Program, will be the Orion Starship PTO. To learn the latest updates and happenings with the Orion Starship PTO, please see the PTO Website: https://starshiporion.org/  


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (School Year 2018-19)
Subject to change

November 2018
Nov 4 (Sun) - Mandarin Immersion Family Play Date - Maddux Park - 12 PM (note: this is the same day as Daylight Savings' Fall Back) - Info here
Nov 4 (Sun) - John Gill Mandarin Immersion Math Games Day - Redwood City Library - 3 PM to 4 PM (note: this is the same day as Daylight Savings' Fall Back) - Info here
Nov 15 (Thur) - Dine Out Fund Raising at Pizza My Heart from 5PM to 9PM More info here
Nov 16th (Fri) - Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Meeting - CANCELLED. Will be rescheduled for early December.
Nov 16th (Fri) - Mandarin Immersion Prospective Parent Meet and Greet - John Gill Picnic Table Area UPDATE 2: due to the poor air quality, the meet and greet is CANCELLED. Sorry for the late notice
Nov 19 (Mon) - Parent Teacher Conference (No School)
Nov 20 (Tues) - Parent Teacher Conference (No School)
Nov 21 (Wed) - Holiday (No School)
Nov 22 (Thur) - Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)
Nov 23 (Fri) - Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)
Nov 29 (Thurs) - Danny G Dance Show for Grades 3-5 - John Gill - 6 PM - The PTA needs volunteers for the show!

December 2018
Dec 2nd (Sun) - Mandarin Immersion Family Play Date - Maddux Park - 12 PM - Info here
Dec 13th (Thur) - General Association Meeting - John Gill Staff Room - 8:30 AM (right after drop-off) Join the Zoom video conference here
Dec 14th (Friday) - Winter Family Festival - John Gill campus - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Info here
Dec 17th (Mon) - Dine Out Fund Raising at Chipotle in Redwood City - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM - English here and Spanish here
Dec 19th (Wed) - Starship Orion PTO Meeting and Adult Social - Orion campus - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ** Adult Only Event** - Please RSVP here

January 2019
Jan 16 (Wed) - Dine Out Fund Raising at Galeotti's Pizza (canceled)
Jan 31 (Thursday) - PTA General Association Meeting - John Gill Staff Room - 6:30 PM - Join the Zoom video conference here

March 2019
Mar 31 (Thursday) - PTA General Association Meeting - John Gill Staff Room - 6:00 PM - Join the Zoom video conference here

April 2019
Apr 17 (Wed) - Dine Out at Crouching Tiger Fundraiser for Redwood City Mandarin Immersion Scholars (note: this is not a PTA event) at 5:30 PM
Apr 18 (Thur) - PTA General Association Meeting - John Gill Staff Room - 6:00 PM - Join the Zoom video conference here
Apr 19 (Fri) - School Holiday - In lieu of President Lincoln's Birthday, there will be no school - All Day
Apr 22 (Mon) - Volunteer Recognition at morning Assembly followed by Appreciation Breakfast - 8 AM assembly, 8:15 breakfast at John Gill MUB
Apr 25 (Thur) - John Gill STEAM night for John Gill and Orion Families - 5:30 PM to 7 PM at John Gill

May 2019
May 16 (Thur) - We are going to have a very quick final PTA meeting after drop-off. We have just one agenda item to cover which is voting on a request from Principal Rivera to fund $500 for snacks for the Field Day Event. - Staff Room 8:20 AM
May 16 (Thur) - John Gill School Open House - 5:30 PM - Please volunteer your time to help before an after for setup and clean up if you are available!
May 21 (Tues) - Final Starship PTO Meeting of 2018-19 School Year. Voting for next year's leadership will take place - Orion School MUR 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


OLD EVENTS:

October 2018
Oct 5 (Fri) - Movie Night - John Gill Multi-Activity Building (Cafeteria) - 6:00 PM
Oct 8 (Mon) - Columbus Day Holiday (No School)
Oct 16 (Tues) - School Site Council Meeting #2 - 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
Oct 16 (Tues) - Special Board Meeting - McKinely Institute of Technology (MIT) - 6:00 PM to - 8:00 PM
Oct 17 (Wed) - Dine Out Fund Raising at Panda Express. Info here.
Oct 18 (Thur) - Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Meeting - Staff Room - 6:00 PM
Oct 26 (Fri) - Halloween Carnival - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Info here

September 2018
Sept 24 (Mon) - Parent Teacher Association Meeting - Staff Room - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (link to video conference https://zoom.us/j/854115984)
Sept 25 (Tues) - 1st English Advisory Council Meeting - Library - 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (School Year 2017-18)
Subject to change

November 2017
Nov 7 (Tue) - Kinder Evening Tour - 6:30 to 7:30pm, please call 650-482-2406 to register
Nov 10 (Fri) - No School - Veterans Day
Nov 14 (Tue) - Kinder Morning Tour - 9:00am meet in the Library.  Please call the office at 650-482-2406 to register.
Nov 20 & 21 (Mon & Tues) - Parent Teacher Conferences - No School
Nov 22 to 24 (Wed to Fri) - Thanksgiving Break - No School
Nov 29 (Wed) - Dance Fest Fundraiser


October 2017
Oct 9 (Mon) - No School - Columbus Day
Oct 13 (Fri) - Movie Night - Hotel Transylvania
Oct 17 (Tue) - PTA Meeting, childcare provided
Oct 27 (Fri) - Halloween Carnival 5:30 to 7:30pm, Costume Parade at 6:30pm.  Purchase Wristbands / Tickets here:

September 2017
Sep 14 (Thur) - Back to School Night 6-8pm
Sep 19 (Tue) - PTA Meeting all new members welcome


August 2017
Aug 16 (Wed) - Maze Day 12PM to 2PM, 4PM to 6PM
Aug 21 (Mon) - First Day of School

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (School Year 2016-17)
Subject to change

August 2016
Aug 16 (Tue) - PTA Meeting 6PM to 8PM at the John Gill School Staff Room (Childcare is provided)
Aug 17 (Wed) - Welcome Back Lunch for Teachers 12PM at the John Gill School Staff Room
Aug 17 (Wed) - Maze Day 4PM to 6PM
Aug 20 (Sat) - Incoming Kindergarten Playdate 10AM to 12PM at Red Morton Community Park (Valota Road side)
Aug 22 (Mon) - First Day of School

September 2016
Sep 1 (Thu) - Coffee with the Principal 8:15AM to 9AM at the Picnic Tables
Sep 2 (Fri) - Picture Day
Sep 5 (Mon) - Labor Day (No School)
Sep 8 (Thu) - Back to School Night 6PM to 7:30PM
6PM to 6:30PM - Principal's Welcome and Title I Parent Information Meeting
6:30PM to 7PM - Teacher Presentation Session 1 (classrooms)
7PM to 7:30PM - Teacher Presentation Session 2 (classrooms)
Sep 9 (Fri) - Garden Workday 8AM to 1PM - Volunteer in the garden
Sep 20 (Tue) - PTA Meeting 6PM to 8PM at the John Gill School Staff Room (Childcare is provided)
Sep 23 (Fri) - English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting 8:30AM at the School Library
Sep 28 (Wed) - First Site Council Meeting 3PM at the John Gill Staff Room

October 2016
Oct 5 (Wed) - International Walk to School Day
Oct 7 (Fri) - Coffee with the Principal 8:15AM to 9:15AM at the Picnic Tables
Oct 12 (Wed) - School Site Council 3PM at the John Gill Staff Room
Oct 13 (Thu) - Meet RCSD Night (Kindergarten Information) 6PM to 8PM at McKinley School
Oct 14 (Fri) - ELAC Meeting 8:30AM to 9:30AM at the School Library
Oct 17 (Mon) - Columbus Day (No School)
Oct 18 (Tue) - Picture Day (Make-Up) 8:30AM
Oct 18 (Tue) - PTA Meeting 6PM to 8PM at the John Gill School Staff Room (Childcare is provided)
Oct 19 (Wed) - John Gill STEAM Focus Presentation to the RCSD Board 7PM at 750 Bradford St.
Oct 20 (Thu) - "The Great Shakeout" Statewide Earthquake Drill
Oct 21 (Fri) - School Move-A-Thon 8:30AM to 9:55AM
           8:30AM to 9:30AM - Grades 3 to 5
           8:50AM to 9:30AM - K to Grade 2
           9:30AM to 9:55AM - Closing ceremonies and celebratory snacks
Oct 22 (Sat) - Beautification Day 8:30AM to 1PM. Go here to volunteer.
Oct 25 (Tue) - Kindergarten Tour 8:45AM to 9:45AM (call 650-482-2406 to schedule the tour), Meet at the School Library
Oct 28 (Fri) - Halloween Festival 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Oct 29 (Sat) - RCEF Oktoberun in Downtown Redwood City (750 Bradford St.)
Oct 31 (Mon) - Halloween Day (No Costumes Please), School Spirit Day - Wear Orange and Black

November 2016
Nov 3 (Thu) - Picture Retake Day
Nov 4 (Fri) - Monthly Principal's Coffee 8:15AM
Nov 5 (Sat) - Online Kindergarten Registration Opens
Nov 8 (Tue) - Kindergarten Tour 8:45AM to 9:45AM (call 650-482-2406 to schedule the tour), Meet at the School Library
Nov 9 (Wed) - School Site Council 3PM to 4PM
Nov 9 (Wed) - Mandarin Parent Presentation 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Nov 11 (Fri) - Veterans Day (No School)
Nov 14 (Mon) to 18 (Fri) - Book Fair from 12PM to 3:30PM, Thursday open till 6:30PM,at the Library
Nov 15 (Tue) - PTA Meeting 7:50AM to 9AM (NEW TIME). Coffee and pastries will be served.
Nov 17 (Thu) - Grade 2/3 and Advanced Group Dance Performances, 6PM - Students Arrive, 6:30PM - Performances Start 
Nov 18 (Fri) - ELAC 8:30AM
Nov 21 (Mon) & 22 (Tue) - Parent Teacher Conferences (No School)
Nov 23 to 25 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)
Nov 29 (Tue) - GivingTuesday for John Gill

December 2016
Dec 1 (Fri) - Monthly Principal's Coffee 8:15AM in the MUB
Dec 3 (Sat) - Redwood City Hometown Holidays, Meet at the intersection of Broadway and Marshall at 3:45PM. Look for the John Gill banner.
Dec 6 (Tue) - Kindergarten Tour 8:45AM to 9:45AM (call 650-482-2406 to schedule the tour), Meet at the School Library
Dec 9 (Fri) - Pokemon Movie Night 6PM Doors Open, 6:30PM Movie Start
Dec 12 (Mon) - Reading Partners Winter Celebration 3PM to 4PM
Dec 14 (Wed) - Dine out at Galeotti's Pizza 4:00-9:00pm
Dec 15 (Fri) - ELAC 8:30AM at the School Library
Dec 20 (Tue) - Math Night and Posada 5PM to 8PM. Join us for an evening of great food and fun math games. Santa will visit for photos.
Dec 22 (Thu) - RCSD School of Choice Deadline
Dec 22 (Thu) - Early Dismissal at 12:30PM, School Spirit Pajama Day
Dec 23 to Jan 10 - Winter Break (No School)

January 2017
Jan 11 (Tue) - Classes Resume
Jan 13 (Fri) - Monthly Principal's Coffee 8:15AM in the MUB
Jan 16 (Mon) - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)
Jan 17 (Tue) - PTA Meeting 6PM to 8PM at the John Gill School Staff Room (Childcare is provided)

Jan 19 (Thu) - 5th Grade Parents' Information Night for Summer Stanford Math
Jan 24 (Tue) - Kindergarten Tour 8:45AM to 9:45AM (call 650-482-2406 to schedule the tour), Meet at the School Library
Jan 25 (Wed) - School Site Council at 3PM
Jan 27 (Fri) - Dine-out at Chuck E Cheese's 3:00PM to 9:00PM
Jan 31 (Tue) - Grades K/1 Parents and Students Celebrate Chinese New Year from 8:30AM to 10AM at the MUB

February 2017
Feb 1 (Wed) - Outdoor Education Overview for 5th Grade Parents and Students 9AM at the MUB
Feb 3 (Fri) - Principal's Coffee 8:15AM with STEAM update from Dr. Emily Thomforde
Feb 7 (Tue) - Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) at John Gill 6:30PM. Childcare is provided.
Feb 14 (Tue) - School Spirit Day - wear red or pink for Valentine's Day
Feb 17 (Fri) & 20 (Mon) - President's Weekend (No School)
Feb 21 (Tue) - PTA Meeting 6PM to 8PM at the John Gill School Staff Room (Childcare is provided)
Feb 21 to 24 - 5th Grade Students to Outdoor Education Camp in La Honda
Feb 24 (Fri) - ELAC 8:30AM at the School Library
Feb 28 (Tue) - Kindergarten Tour 8:45AM to 9:45AM (call 650-482-2406 to schedule the tour), Meet at the School Library

March 2017
Mar 1 (Wed) - School Site Council 3PM to 4PM
Mar 9 (Thu) - Principals' Coffee 8:15AM
Mar 9 (Thu) - What is STEAM? A hands-on family fun night 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Mar 14 (Tue) - Grade 4/5 Dance Performances 6PM - Students Arrive, 6:30PM - Performances Start
Mar 21 (Tue) - PTA Meeting 6PM to 8PM at the John Gill School Staff Room (Childcare is provided)
Mar 23 (Thu) - Mandarin Immersion Parent Presenter "Elizabeth Weise" 6PM
Mar 24 (Fri) - ELAC 8:30AM at the School Library
Mar 27 (Mon) - Music for Minors Classroom Performances Grades K to 5
Mar 29 (Wed) - Dine-out at Chipotle (Redwood City) 3PM to 9PM - RSVP on Evite

April 2017
Apr 5 (Wed) - Site Council 3PM
Apr 6 (Thu) - Principal's Coffee 8:15AM
Apr 7 (Fri) - School Spirit Day - College Wear Day
Apr 10 to 14 - Spring Break (No School)
Apr 18 (Tue) - PTA Meeting 6PM to 8PM at the John Gill School Staff Room (Childcare is provided)
Apr 19 (Wed) - Dine-out at Panda Express
Apr 21 (Fri) - Lunch School-wide Dance Electric Cha-cha on Blacktop 12:20PM
Apr 24 (Mon) - Volunteer Appreciation Recognition 8:15AM to 9:15AM
Apr 29 (Sat) - Redwood City Downtown S.T.E.A.M. Festival

May 2017
May 1 (Mon) - Last day to order yearbooks. After May 1, all orders will incur shipping charges and delivered to your home.
May 1 to 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4 (Thu) - Final Principal's Coffee and Classroom tours of Grades 3 to 5
May 15 (Mon) - PTA Meeting 6PM to 8PM at the John Gill School Staff Room (Childcare is provided)
May 16 (Tue) - Parent Workshop for Grades K to 2 - Common Core Math Instruction in Elementary Schools, 8:15AM to 9:30AM
May 18 (Thu) - Open House 6PM to 7:30PM, Food sales begin at 5:30PM
May 21 (Sun) - Fundraiser at Redwood Roller Rink 1:30-4:00pm
May 26 (Fri) - Final ELAC Meeting 8:30AM at the School Library
May 29 (Mon) - Memorial Day (No School)

June 2017
Jun 6 (Tue) - K/1 Dance Performance 6PM - Students Arrive, 6:30PM - Performances Start
Jun 7 (Wed) - Grade 5 walking field trip to Red Morton Park
Jun 7 (Wed) - Grade 4 student performance "Gold Dust to Bust" 11AM
Jun 8 (Thu) - Field Day activities K to 5, 9 to 10:30AM, Call the school office to volunteer
Jun 9 (Fri) - Last Day of School
Jun 9 (Fri) - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 9AM to 9:45AM
June 26 (Mon) - Dine-out at Chuck E Cheese