White Oaks Weekly – March 18, 2018

From the Principal
Dear Families,

We are fortunate at White Oaks to have so many dedicated parent volunteers and amazing staff members who partner to fill each school day with joy, learning, and fun! On Wednesday, April 18th, we will hold our annual PTA Founders’ Day event and will honor a few of these very special people for their extraordinary contributions to our community. Mark your calendars for this heartwarming and special event!

We’re collecting nominations for this year’s PTA Honorary Service Awards:

Please use this form to review the types of awards given and to submit your nominations before March 20, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Raymond, Founders’ Day Chairperson.


Allison Liner, Principal

School News and Events

Traffic Reminders
Please remember to obey all traffic laws and keep in mind:

  • No parking in cul-de-sac areas of White Oak Way
  • Stay on the correct side of the road and do not pull into the lane of oncoming traffic to drop off
  • Drive slowly and cautiously around our school and keep an eye out for little ones

Hey, Batter, Batter, SWING!!!
White Oaks Families, ready to watch some baseball? Once again, we’re hosting THE ALL FAMILY Baseball event to watch the Stanford Cardinal take on the USC Trojans on Sunday, 3/25 at 1:05PM! We’ll gather at this Stanford home game a little early, because WHITE OAKS will be eligible for some special pre-game fun – listen to a Chalk Talk by Stanford players and coaches plus our students will get to sing the National Anthem on the field with the players! And exclusive to White Oaks, some lucky student raffle winners will get to throw the first pitch of the game, meet the starting 9 Cardinal players, and announce the players during the 3rd inning over the loudspeaker.

Family Fun Day flyers have been sent home. You’ll find details about the game, and the raffle entry forms. Raffle entries can be submitted at the White Oaks Office. Additional flyers can be found in the school office.

Date: Sunday, March 25th – arrive 12:15PM for 1:05PM game start
Location: Stanford University, Palo Alto (Klein Field) Ticket Purchase Link: GOSTANFORD.COM/PROMO- CODE
Ticket Promo Code: WHITEOAKS

Tickets $7 each. Must purchase one ticket for each person attending.

All family welcome.

See you at the ballgame, Sports fans!!!

Questions? Contact Family Fun Day organizers:

Jaime Ackerhalt jaime.ackerhalt@ gmail.com / c: 415-420-0587
Jennifer Larocque jenbredel@hotmail.com / c: 650-575-9076
Julie Stallings julie.stallings@ gmail.com / c: 925-895-7355

PTA Executive Board Needs You!!!
Nominations for next year’s PTA executive board are now underway. Serving on the PTA is a great way to get involved in the school and meet new people too. We are currently looking to fill several positions, large and small, but especially Financial Secretary and Auditor. Come to a PTA Social on March 21 from 7-9pm at the Blucher’s home (1550 Cedar Street) to learn more! See evite here.

If you have any questions or would like more information in the meantime, please contact the parliamentarians, Debbie Blucher.

Chicken’s Ball – Don’t Miss the Chance to See the Oldest Tradition in San Carlos!
The San Carlos Chicken’s Ball is a live stage show put on by San Carlos community members.  This is the longest running PTA event in the US and has beein raising funds for San Carlos public schools for 77 years.

This year’s theme is “Time Stands Still,” a Broadway revue. Show dates are: Friday, April 20, Saturday, April 21, Sunday, April 22, Friday, April 27, Saturday April 28 and Sunday April 29.  Show times are 1:00PM (Satuday & Sunday) and 7:30PM in Mustang Hall, Central Middle School.

White Oaks will be honored during the Friday, April 20 show.  Come enjoy a vaudeville-style fun show and support our school (adults only).

Buy tickets and learn more about the show on the Chicken’s Ball site.

CLASSES begin NEXT week, March 26-30, and continue through the week of May 14th. Classes vary this session, so please check the class description for exact dates. There is still space available for some classes. Call the SMART-E Business Office at 650-590-5966 if you have questions, or see the SMART-E website.

Your incoming Kindergartner or TK student will have fun each day in a kindergarten classroom environment. Kinder Kamp helps children feel more comfortable at their new school, make new friends, and learn about Kindergarten life. Kinder Kamp is held at each elementary site, Monday – Thursday, August 6-9, 2018. Choose either the AM session (9:00am-noon) OR the PM session (1:00pm-4:00pm). Registration opens March 26, 2018 on the SMART-E website.

Join the Good Eggs School Fundraiser

Earn 10% back for White Oaks, every time you shop on Good Eggs in March and April.

Step 1  Visit schools.goodeggs.com.
Step 2   Enter the code whiteoaks. You’ll get $15 off if you’ve never tried Good Eggs!
Step 3   Place an order; you’re enrolled!


  • Same-day delivery straight to your door.
  • Everything you need to stock your kitchen ––from produce, meat and fish, baked goods, to kids’ food and paper goods!
  • Easy 20-minute (and kid-friendly!) dinner kits to take the hassle out of weeknight dinner.
  • And even kids’ lunch kits to last the whole week!

Enroll today!


Buy your Lucky On Live Tickets!
Do you want to see Taylor Swift Live in concert? Do you need a new bathroom or kitchen? Are you looking for a lovely space to host dinner for 20? For only $100 a ticket, (6 for $500) you could win these or any one of a select group of fabulous LIVE AUCTION items offered at the SCEF Emerald Starlight Gala.

You need not be attending the Gala to win!

Only 250 tickets will be sold. Tickets can be purchased by contacting us via email or at the Emerald Starlight Gala.

More information and full list of Lucky-On-Live prizes can be found here:

Thank You SCEF Online Auction 2018 Donors and Participants
Many thanks to our teachers, staff and small business owners for their donation of time and items for the recently concluded online auction. Thank You also to all the wonderful participants who made the auction a success!

Avoid May Madness…Don’t Delay, Donate Today!
SCEF is almost halfway to our goal of raising $2,500,000 for San Carlos public school students. Please visit our donation page to make a tax-deductible gift supporting our kids. Remember, corporate matching gifts are a great way to extend your donation. See the Double The Donation box at top of our donation page for more information.

Community News and Events

Please visit our Community Corner for this week’s Community News!

Community Partners

  • Fun Summer Camp: Arts &Crafts and Yoga
  • PTA’s longest running fundraiser – the San Carlos Chickens’ Ball Variety Show
  • Summer Auditions Coming Up (San Carlos Children’s Theater)

Other Community News

  • Fun-Filled Spring Holiday Camp by After School!
  • KAMPARAMA SUMMER CAMP–June 18th-August 17th.
  • Register today for Summer at Stanford with Camp Cardinal!
  • Riley Run 2018 – Time to Register!
  • Rock the Block: Family Fun Run and Fitness After-Party
  • Spring Break Art Camp & Classes is April 9 – 13 at Create Mix and Mingle!