Fun Events Coming Up

Mark your calendars! We have some fun and exciting fundraisers coming up.

Friday, March 24th: Spring Social  

Longboards Margarita Bar, Eureka Square, Pacifica

$20 pre sale –  www.cabrillosocial.eventbrite.com

Led by Leanne Wynn and Kiyomi Arai

On March 24th come together for a casual evening as we come together to share delicious bites and beverages, play some games, bid on a few auction items, do a little….or a lot of dancing to the sounds of “Just Some Dudes” featuring Cabrillo dads, Andy Anderson and Mike Trayler, and sing along to your favorite 80’s karaoke tune. More details to come.

You can purchase tickets here: www.cabrillosocial.eventbrite.com


April 5th: Paint Nite

Cabrillo School 7:00-9:00pm

$45 http://paintnite.com/pages/events/view/sanmateo/1161387

$8 Dinner 6:00-7:00pm (optional)

Led by Kiyomi Arai

On Wednesday, April 5th a local artist from Paint Nite will assist and inspire us to create a one of a kind painting. It’s okay if you’ve never painted anything but your walls—there’s no experience necessary and fun is the only requirement.

All students in 6th grade and up are invited to participate, as well as all of your friends, family and co-workers. We will have an optional dinner meal to purchase. What a fun way to gather with friends. Paint Nite will donate a portion of ticket sales to enhance our co-curricular activities across all grade levels. Let’s get together and get painting– please RSVP and register at http://paintnite.com/pages/events/view/sanmateo/1161387


May 7th: Pop of Color

Linda Mar Beach Trail 9:30am-1:30pm

$15-$80

Get ready the Pop of Color 5k run, walk, stroll is coming back! Bring the whole family to POP through a sea of colors along our beautiful coastal trail! After crossing the finish line we all head to Cabrillo School for an awesome After Party with dancing, music, prizes and food. More details to come.

Led by Kristen Beckler and Marci Gonoza

Painting Tiles for Bella’s Garden

In March Cabrillo School will be installing/creating a garden in memory of Bella Hung. There will be opportunities to paint a tile to add to the garden on the following days:

  • Friday, February 10 from 2:15-3:15pm
  • Monday, February 13 from 2:15-3:15pm
  • Tuesday, February 14 from 2:15-3:15pm
  • Wednesday, February 15 from 2:15-3:15pm
  • Thursday, February 16 2:15-3:15pm

Because of all the interest, there will be two extra days available:

  • Tuesday, February 28th – from 2:00 – 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 1st – from 1:00-2:30pm

A table will be set up across from the MPR.

  • $5 for a small tile
  • $10 for a large tile

The proceeds will go toward the organizations and interests dear to Bella (pet rescue, maintaining the garden, and more).

Updates February 8

Friday, February 10, 2017

All-City Band Concert, Terra Nova H.S. Gymnasium, 7:00 PM


Friday, February 17, 2017

Spirit Day: Pajama Day

Minimum Day: K – 3 release time: 1:10 PM; 4 – 8 release time: 1:20 PM


February 20 – 25, 2017 President’s Week Holiday – No School


6th Graders’ Families Please Note: 44 Left to Go! T-Dap boosters have to be on file in the office before they can begin 7th grade. Forty-four 6th Graders still need to get this done.


March 2, 2016

PTO Board Meeting 6:00 PM in the Staff Room


Donations of Copy Paper would be greatly appreciated. Please no recycled paper if possible

A note from Kiyomi Arai and Sharon Pelleriti

January 30, 2017
Hello Families,

Our first Family BINGO Night was a full house and a complete success. Congratulations to the many winners and great job to those who eagerly awaited their numbers to be called. It was wonderful to see so many families and kids from Kindergarten to Middle School, along with teachers, staff members, our Superintendent, and Board Members attend such a fun evening. We hope to have one more Game Night event this spring. We will keep you updated.

On behalf of the Fundraising VPs, we’d like to thank all the families for contributing items on our Sign Up List. Specifically, thank you to

  • Chrissy Conner and Ms. Welch for the chips and licorice;
  • Peggy O’Brien, Shannon Parenti and Roxanne Fields for the oranges;
  • Josh Poggi for the foil;
  • Lori Trayler and Josh Poggi for the condiments;
  • Erin Mustille for the napkins;
  • Shannon Parenti, Christina Schwind and Rachel Spetman for the juice;
  • Debbie Navarro for the hot chocolate and mini marshmallows;
  • Liz Shurko for the cups;

The winners loved all the donated prizes. Many thanks to:

  • Brad Switzer for the See’s Candy gift card;
  • Suzanne Lifson Salazar for the WiKIDly Travel Books;
  • Lisa Alasandro for the movie, game, and gift cards;
  • Kiyomi Arai for the Cold Stone and Movie gift cards and variety of games;
  • Stacey Russell for the Hello Kitty collectibles;
  • Shannon Parenti for the Dave and Busters’ gift card;
  • Vicki Ababseh for the Davidrio gift basket;
  • Elizabeth Thompson for the Sirens gift cards and Sea Bowl gift cards;
  • Nienke Levin-Mertz for the hockey play set, Valentine’s Day goodies, dog goodie bag, and headphones;
  • Roxanne Fields for the Target items;
  • Sandy Handler for the books;
  • Ms. D’Amore for the array of house goods;
  • Anonymous families for the Pie Face game, Claire’s gift card; VISA gift cards; Mini Heater, Shopkins toys, Pokemon items, picnic supplies, beauty items, and more.

(For the items that were not used, we will be auctioning them off at our Spring Social on Friday, March 24th at Longboards Bar or at our Pop of Color event on Sunday, May 7th)

Thank you to Carolyn Edwards, Rebecca Silva, Sandy Handler, Shauna Koperski, Sharon Pelleriti, Mr. Stafford, and Kiyomi Arai for setting up, cooking, serving, checking in, and cleaning up.

Last, but certainly not least, we’d like to thank Sandy Handler, BINGO announcer extraordinaire for her exceptional and creative number calling for two hours. Wow!

Below are a few of our upcoming Fundraising Events:

  • Spell-a-thon: February 27-March 10th
  • See’s Candy (Easter/Spring theme): March 20th- April 1st
  • Book Fair: March 20th -24th
  • Spring Social at Longboards Margarita Bar: Friday, March 24th
  • Read-a-thon: throughout the month of April
  • Pop of Color 5k Race/Walk – Sunday, May 7th
  • Paint Nite – April or May (date TBD)
  • Game Night – June (date TBD)

Stay tuned for upcoming emails to join various committees and take an active role in coordinating, donating, or volunteering at any of these exciting events.

Please support, participate, and/or join us in our school fundraising activities. Not only do we strive to raise the much-needed funds to make Cabrillo thrive, but also our goal is to create events that bring our community and families together for enjoyment. Thank you for all you support and we look forward to a great rest of the school year.

With appreciation,

Kiyomi Arai and Sharon Pelleriti

Co-VP of Fundraising.

Updates February 1

Friday, February 17, 2017

Spirit Day: Pajama Day

Minimum Day: K – 3 release time: 1:10 PM; 4 – 8 release time: 1:20 PM


February 20 – 25, 2017 – President’s Week Holiday – No School


6th Graders’ Families Please Note: Very Important

T-Dap boosters have to be on file in the office before they can begin 7th grade. Fourty-six 6th Graders still need to get this done.

K – 7th Graders Have A Sibling Coming to Kindergarten Next Year? Be sure to contact the office for the registration form.


Donations of Copy Paper would be greatly appreciated. Please no recycled paper if possible.


A Note to P.E. Volunteers

When you get things out of the P.E. closet, please be sure to put things away in an orderly manner. The closet was in disarray today for the parents who came in today to prepare for their turn. Let’s please be respectful of that space, understanding that we all need to be able to get in and clean up quickly, yet thoroughly. Thank you.