Weibel PTO Newsflash - 9/18/2016

School Website: www.fmtusd.org/weibel
School Phone: 510-651-6958
Principal: Catherine Strommen (x47102) cstrommen@fremont.k12.ca.us
Secretary: Dora Vasquez (x47101) dvasquez@fremont.k12.ca.us

PTO Website: www.weibelpto.org
Room Group Email support/requests: tech@weibelpto.org
Send Announcements for Future Newsflash: info@weibelpto.org
Facebook Group (parent organized - not associated with school): "Weibel Elementary School"



  • Sep 20 - 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Back to School Night Grades 2,4,5 & 6
  • Sep 24 - 8:30-9:30 AM OR 10:00-11:00 AM - MUR - PTO Pancake Breakfast - Buy tix @ http://www.store.weibelpto.org/
  • Sep 29 - Picture Day
  • Oct 5 - Walk and Roll to School Day
  • Oct 7 - Wildcat Run

Early release and holiday schedules can be found at:
Weibel Bell Schedule: http://fmtusd.org/domain/1842
Weibel and FUSD Calendars: http://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/domain/5592
Principal's Monthly Newsletter: http://fmtusd.org/Page/6070

SCHOOL / PTO ANNOUNCEMENTS (Community announcements below)


  • Pancake Breakfast - Volunteers Needed
  • Walk and Roll to School Day
  • Weibel Yearbook Team wants YOU!
  • Picture Day Volunteers Needed
  • Ice Cream Sales Starting Soon - Parent Volunteers Needed
  • Wildcat Run Volunteer Needed
  • Weibel Chess Team and Club Signups


Pancake Breakfast THIS Sat 9/24 MUR - Volunteers Needed

The Annual Family Pancake Breakfast is THIS SATURDAY, September 24th! We need a lot of volunteer help for prep before the event and on the day of the event.

Pancake Breakfast Volunteer Sign up sheet is HERE! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fWsqXRceGRAMGdBAlueQcufyngUXwgn4NOQK0f1qAP0/edit?usp=sharing

Please sign up to help. We welcome older boy/girl scout troops to help serve as well. High school students will get service hours.

We are also in need of a couple for electric griddles and chafing dishes/food warmers for the event. If you can lend any of this please sign up on the volunteer sheet and drop off items (clearly marked with your name) in the school office (items can be picked up from the office starting Monday, September 27th)

The last date to buy the tickets for the breakfast is Thursday September 22nd Please buy tickets online at: http://www.store.weibelpto.org/. You can also use the attached flyer to send in your order form and payment in your child's WC folder or drop it off in the office.

As a reminder, please buy atleast one adult ticket as the kids NEED to be accompanied by an adult to attend the breakfast.


Walk and Roll to School Day

Weibel's first "Walk and Roll to School Day" is coming up on October 5th!

If you haven't ever used foot or pedal power to get to school, this is a fun way to try it out as a community. The benefits of walking/riding are many: exercise and time outdoors before class improves kids' concentration, it is great for their bodies and digestion, reduces vehicle traffic and the frustrations that go with it, creates awareness of our neighborhood and social opportunities with neighbors, and it gives parents a chance to connect with their children without distractions.


Let's make this a record-breaking year for non-motorized commutes! If anyone would like to help me with head counts/rewards for the kids the morning of October 5th, please let me know.

Christina Byard, Walk and Roll Volunteer Coordinator Crbyard@gmail.com


Weibel Yearbook Team wants YOU!

  1. Are you looking for a way to help out at school but can't commit to being on campus as often as you'd like?
  2. Are you a creative type?
  3. Are you quick at learning new online tools?
  4. Do you like taking pictures?

If you answered "yes" to ANY of these please email:

---->weibelyearbook@gmail.com <----

We are in dire need of more help!


Picture Day Volunteers Needed

Weibel elementary has 2 picture days every school year. (fall picture and spring picture) The fall picture day is on Sep. 29. We still need 3 volunteer whole day: 8:20-2:40 (1 hour lunch break). Volunteers comb hair, fix clothes and make sure children are ready for the camera. (You get to comb your own child) If anyone is interested, please contact me through email: yuti_wu@hotmail.com Thank you!


Ice Cream Sales Starting Soon - Parent Volunteers Needed


  1. Ice cream Salesperson - Tuesdays - 2:30-3:10pm. This job will make you one of the most popular people on campus! Come and sell ice cream to the kids. Fun and you can get your kids involved!
  2. Ice cream orders - Can be done at home. Use our online order system to make sure ice cream is in stock.

If you are interested in any of these great volunteer opportunities! Contact Sonal Dalal sonal.p.dalal@gmail.com


Wildcat Run Volunteer Needed

Wildcat Run, our first big event of the school year is coming up on Oct 7th. We can not have a safe run with over 900 kids running on the field without volunteers. Come join the excitement! We need many many volunteers for all kinds of roles.

Please sign up at the following link and indicate the time slot you'd be interested.


For questions, please contact mugdha@gmail.com and deepmala.singh@gmail.com


Weibel Chess Team and Club Signups

The Weibel Chess Team starts classes on Friday, September 23, and the Weibel Chess Club begins on Tuesday, September 27, both still have space available. You can find information and an application at http://www.WeibelChess.org . For questions: WeibelChess@comcast.net



  • Odyssey Of the Mind - 2nd Grade Team members needed
  • Young Rembrandts Enrichment Drawing Program - Classes start 9/22
  • After School Enrichment Classes @Weibel MUR (1-6 grade) - Public Speaking/ Debate / Personal Finance
  • Girls Scouts Info Meetings
  • Fremont Math Tournament @ Weibel
  • Norcal Hourse of Chess
  • Shoreview Chess Classes & Tournaments
  • Python Programming Class at IHS for Grade 6-10


Odyssey Of the Mind - 2nd Grade Team members needed

Calling all 2nd graders to come and join the OOM second grade team. Odyssey of the Minds is a wonderful program aimed at teaching Creativity, Collaboration and Communication.

The process involves forming a team of 6 kids that meet every week for a couple of hours to work together on the 3Cs mentioned above. The team, coached by the parents, will come up with an original skit on a given topic and take it from scratch to finish - skit, dialogs, props, budget, costumes, back drops etc.

The program also involves activities to encourage spontaneous thinking. For more details please feel free to message me or check the post below(link). The comments have a good example of what a team did last year. There is also a sign up sheet.

We have 3 2nd graders to form a second team and we need 3 more.



Young Rembrandts Enrichment Drawing Program - Classes start 9/22

Vibrant Elementary Drawing | Grades 1-5 | Room 7 @ Weibel

Th | 02:50 - 03:50 PM | 9/22/2016 - 11/10/2016 | $126.00

About Our Program: Children will learn how to draw using Young Rembrandts step-by-step instruction and proven method that fosters increased patience, discipline and focus as well as a host of artistic skills such as art vocabulary and art history, along with expanded creativity, imagination and confidence. The same structured, skill based learning used to teach science, math and reading is used to teach children how to draw using engaging subjects, skill based learning and positive classroom techniques to achieve unparalleled success in the classroom. All materials supplied. New lessons each class and each session.


Sign up today at: https://register.asapconnected.com/ClassDetail.aspx?pk=3D642665


After School Enrichment Classes @Weibel MUR (1-6 grade) - Public Speaking / Debate / Personal Finance


Early Bird Discount ends soon!! http://guruseducation.com/index.php?itfpage=classes&itemid=classes_listing&loc_id=r3OVie/oGJrcK3M20Kt9XEqV4c/SRMr0IpfvwtSDR5U=&cityname=Fremont

(See flyer: Gurus Education - Fall 2016.pdf)

Pre Public Speaking Series (1 - 3 graders)

Monday 3:00 – 4:00pm

10/03/2016 – 4/24/2017

(NO CLASS ON 11/21, 12/26, 01/2, 01/16, 02/20, 04/17)

Number of classes: 24

Single payment option: $465.00

Installment Option: $70.00

Public Speaking & Debate Combo Series (4 - 6 graders)

Monday 3:00 – 4:00pm

10/03/2016 – 4/24/2017

(NO CLASS ON 11/21, 12/26, 01/2, 01/16, 02/20, 04/17)

Number of classes: 24

Single payment option: $465.00

Installment Option: $70.00

Personal Finance Series (5 - 6 graders)

Monday 3:00 – 4:00pm

10/03/2016 – 4/24/2017

(NO CLASS ON 11/21, 12/26, 01/2, 01/16, 02/20, 04/17)

Number of classes: 24

Single payment option: $465.00

Installment Option: $70.00

For more information: www.guruseducation.com


Girls Scouts Info Meetings

Girls Scouts Coyote Hills SU serving girls in Fremont, Union City, and Newark is hosting a Troop/Parent Info Nights. If you have a daughter or know of a family that does and would like more information about joining Girl Scouts please pass along these upcoming dates. Girl Scouts is open to girls in kindergarten through 12th grade.


Monday, Sept. 26 at Chadbourne ES, Fremont at 7:00 pm

Thursday, Sept. 29 at Leitch ES, Fremont at 7:00 pm

Monday, October 17 at the veteran's Hall in Niles at 7:00 pm




Fremont Math Tournament @ Weibel

All schools, study centers and independent student groups in Fremont are invited to send one or more teams to the Fremont Math Tournament, where teams of students in grades 4, 5, 6 will compete face-to-face on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at
Fred E. Weibel Elementary School,
45135 S Grimmer Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539.

The opportunity for students to grow mathematically is unsurpassed, the problems are designed by Math Olympiads and are very engaging, and challenging, and the atmosphere is exciting for student and teacher alike.

Please visit http://weibelpto.org/FremontMathTournament.php for registration as well as payment link.

Registration Deadline - Oct 02, 2016


Norcal House of Chess
" Home of the Champions "
#1 Chess Club in the US (Voted by USCF in 2015)
USAT National Champions 2013, 2014, 2015!

Our students have won more than 50 State Championship titles, 50 National titles, 20 Gold/Silver/ Bronze Medals in various International Tournaments. Won more than 30 National Team Championships. Produced and trained several masters/international masters including the youngest FIDE Master and youngest Woman Candidate Master in the world at age 7.

Our students have competed in many world youth chess championships and various international tournaments in Greece, India, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina, Abu Dhabi, Vietnam, Peru, Mexico, and several other places. This summer some of our students are competing in Columbia, Canada, Poland, India and Greece!

We train the best kids in Northern California! We've produced several State/National/International Champions! Whether your kid is a beginner or an advanced player, we can train your kid!

NorCal House of Chess has been around for almost 10 years now and has been providing classes for topnotch kids. NHC also conducts chess tournaments for both kids and adults at least once a month. For more information about group classes, private classes (one-on-one) and tournaments, please feel free to email or call us.

NorCal House of Chess!
44802 Osgood Rd, Fremont, CA 94539
Phone : (415) 756-1204, (510) 573-1056
Email : NorcalHouseofChess@gmail.com
Website: www.NorcalHouseofChess.com


Shoreview Chess Classes & Tournaments

Shoreview Chess
43034 Christy Street
Fremont,CA 94538

Register for All Shoreview Chess Tournaments at: http://www.shoreviewchess.com/tournament


Python Programming Class at IHS for Grade 6-10
Python Class 9/15 - 12/15 (12 sessions) @ Irvington High School