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PTA News May 25, 2017

Posted by staleyr5 on May 25, 2017

Spanish language book fair

Mark your calendars for May 30 - June 1 as we'll be hosting our first Spanish language book fair.  Thanks to Mistral parent, Elaine Zuber, we discovered LA librería, a Spanish language bookstore that offers remote book fairs.  Their books are from publishing houses in Latin America and Spain.  We'll have a great selection of books for all grades.  Build your summer reading collection.  More on LA librería below.

We'll hold the book fair in the Library on May 30th and 31st from 2-4pm and June 1st from 1-2pm.  In addition to getting great Spanish language books for your kids, the Mistral/Castro library benefits as a percentage of the proceeds goes back to the school library as book donations.  

If you'd like to volunteer to help with the book fair, please email Trish Gilbert,

LA libreria - About us:
We are a Los Angeles-based company that offers a wide selection of authentic children’s literature in Spanish language. Our selection of books comes from quality publishing houses in Latin America and Spain and reflects the rich history, and cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity of Spanish speaking countries and communities. We are committed to supporting reading in Spanish language from an early age, as a way to promote multilingualism and cultural diversity.

Recess Supervision Help

We invite you to help provide extra adult supervision during lunch recess. Our yard supervisors are wonderful, and during our current construction phase, their job can be difficult with children spread out in different areas. Surely our students could benefit from extra sets of caring eyes and hands! Please sign up for one shift or several! Contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
Sara Kopit-Olson, VP Mistral PTA

Marker Recycling

Instead of tossing markers into the trash, let’s Colorcycle them!  Your classroom and library have Colorcycle boxes for marker drop off.  Our 5th grade Girl Scout Troop 61076 will recycle markers by collecting and shipping used markers to a Crayola facility to convert them into clean fuel.  This fuel can be used to fill vehicles, heat homes, cook meals, and more!  

Please go to to learn more about Colorcycle!