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We would like to say THANK YOU to all the families and organizations that have been and continue to make donations for those affected by the floods. The donations are available for families to come by tomorrow, Friday, February 24 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Saturday from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM and next week. There is also food donations available for all families.
We are still in need of the following items:
Socks for kids and adults,
New and unused undergarments (kids and adults),
Cleaning Supplies (sponges, gloves, cleaning solutions, mops, brooms , buckets..),
Toilet paper, 
Paper towels,
Bathroom Toiletries,
Bottled water.

Thank you for your continuous support and generosity!
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Complimentary Tickets to San Jose Earthquakes Game.

The San Jose Earthquakes are providing complimentary tickets and transportation to and from tomorrow’s game against Sacramento Republic FC to all families in affected areas of San Jose by partnering with LuxBus America and Uber. LuxBus America is contributing multiple busses that will pick up passengers from the shelters at James Lick High School and Evergreen Valley High School at 12 p.m. Complimentary Uber rides will also be available at the two high schools and Shirakawa Elementary School with promo codes provided by the ride-sharing service. Busses will be departing Avaya Stadium after the match at 4:30 p.m. and Uber rides can be redeemed postgame in the Uber Zone across the street from the stadium.

People from the affected areas of San Jose may call the Quakes Front Office during normal business hours (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) today at (408) 556-7700 for assistance with transportation.
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Want To Help?

Due to the flooding of Coyote Creek, many families of the Shirakawa Community have been affected. At the moment, we are asking for donations of the following items: uniform clothes and regular clothes for adults and kids, shoes for adults and kids, and new, unopened undergarments. Donations can be brought to Shirakawa's cafeteria today, Wednesday, February 22, until 12PM. Donation collection will continue tomorrow, if school is open. We appreciate the outpour of support in helping our Shirakawa families!
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Tet Assembly

Next February 21 our students at Shirakawa school will attend the New Year assembly, performed by Vovinam America. There will be lion dancing, Vietnamese cultural dancing, and Vovinam martial arts. As a tradition for good luck and prosperity for both parents and children, you can give lì xì (money you put it in a red envelope) for the students to feed to the lions. This will attract the lions and make them more enthusiastic to dance and jump around!
We wish you and your family a happy Lunar New Year and good luck on the year of the horse. Hope to see you all there, and thank you for your support.
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Shirakawa's First Annual Walk-a-Thon a Success!

Thank you to all the awesome Shirakawa Family for helping make our first ever ValARTine Walk-a-Thon a successful event! We have collected a total of $1,570 in pledges and donations and more are continuing to come in. We held our event on Friday, February 10th. There was a bit of rain, but that didn't keep the Sharks from walking and raising the money for art supplies. The students enjoyed the healthy activity and can't wait for our next one. Go Sharks!
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District Announces Spring 2017 Parent Workshops

The Franklin-McKinley School District believes parent engagement plays a critical role in the academic success of students. During the 2016-2017 school year, there will be various parent engagement opportunities such as English as a Second Language Programs to Active Parenting Classes. Click on the headline for a full list of workshops being offered in Spring 2017!
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First Annual ValARTine Walk-a-Thon

Help support Shirakawa School in raising money to purchase art supplies for the classrooms.
Students who collect pledges and donations of at least $15 will receive their own
ValARTine Walk-a-Thon t-shirt!

When: Friday, February 10, 2017

Rain or Shine!!
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The 21 Days Kindness Challenge

Shirakawa Elementary School students are about to become kinder, more inclusive, and more aware of one another over the next three weeks. Shirakawa will launch the 21 Day Kindness ChallengeTM on January 13, 2017.
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