White Oaks Weekly – March 11, 2018

From the Principal
Dear Families,

On Friday, we celebrated our first Math Festival! TK-3 students visited the multi-use room to engage in a variety of hands-on games, puzzles and activities designed to stretch our brains and build excitement about math! Concrete, experiential learning helps students solidify their understanding and deepen foundational learning to support big thinking and curiosity. Thank you, PTA, for funding this special event and thank you to our many parent volunteers who helped guide students through the stations. Also, I want to extend a special thank you to our TK teacher, Diane McGuigan, who organized and coordinated this event. What a wonderful day of learning and wonder in mathematics!

Visit Achieve the Core to learn more about where we focus math learning at each grade level.

With gratitude,

Allison Liner, Principal

School News and Events

March PTA Meeting
The next PTA meeting takes place this Wednesday, March 14th at 8:45 a.m. in the MU. Agenda items include an update on playground improvements, gathering input on LCAP goal setting, updates from our special events team and more. Please join us and be a part of the conversation. All are welcome! Refreshments will be served.

Founders’ Day Award Nominations Needed!
We are fortunate at White Oaks to have so many dedicated parent volunteers and amazing teachers! We need your help in nominating some of these very special people for their extraordinary contributions to our community. The obvious choices are the people who do the big jobs – and these folks sure deserve a huge thank you! Also, don’t forget those individuals who may get overlooked – the ones who are there time and again when the call goes out for help. Please use this form to review the awards given and to submit your nominations before March 20, 2018.

On Wednesday, April 18th, we will hold our annual PTA Founders Day event and celebrate the contributions of our award winners. Please mark your calendar for this special event!

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

Spring Into Adventure at SMART-E’s SPRING BREAK CAMP, April 10-13, 2018, at White Oaks Elementary. Come experience all sorts of adventures, SMART-E style: into space, over the mountains, under the sea and around the earth. Adventures await in Sports, Arts & Crafts, Make & Build and You Chooz. Camp is for TK-5th graders and is available for Camp Only, Camp & Care and daily registration.

Check out the website for more information. See you there!

Good Eggs Fundraiser
Starting March 1st, White Oaks is running a fundraiser through Good Eggs, the online grocery market in the Bay Area bringing absurdly fresh groceries to your door.

In March and April, anytime our school community shops on Good Eggs, they donate 10% back to our school! All you need to do to enroll is:

  1. Visit schools.goodeggs.com
  2. Enter the code – whiteoaks
  3. Shop and 10% goes back to the school! When you place your next Good Eggs order, you don’t need to enter the code again; do it once and you’re enrolled for all of March and April.

Enroll today to raise money for our school! New customers get $15 off when they enroll.

News from Healthy Cities Tutoring
How to Support the Reluctant Learner
Please join us for an interesting workshop on how to support the reluctant learner on Thursday, March 15 from 7:00-8:30 pm.

Shannon McGilloway, School-Based Counselor and Mental Health Lead for the San Carlos School District will present this topic in the Central Middle School Library. Parents and Healthy Cities tutors are all welcome to attend.

Click here to RSVP

In addition, we are offering an information session for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with Healthy Cities Tutoring. Volunteers of all ages (14-95!) are welcome. This session precedes the workshop and is being held from 6:15-7:00 pm, also at Central Middle School. Hope you or someone you know can join us and help us support more children on our waiting lists. No RVSP is needed.

Any questions, email or call (650) 508-7327.


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

Preview the Emerald Starlight Gala Program
Want to know what exclusive items are being offered at the Live Auction at the Emerald Starlight Gala? Preview the Gala program here.

SCEF Sponsor Appreciation
Joining us as Gold Sponsor this year: GDA Commercial

Our Silver Sponsors: Action Towing, Bianchini’s Market, Brien Shamp Boot Camp, Conoley Electric, Domenico, Jacklyn Kurth Orthodontics, John W. McAfee-State Farm Insurance, JSD Construction, Inc, Lorena & John Baer, Peninsula Infiniti, Wendy Wood Design

Community News and Events

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

Community Partners

  • PTA’s longest running fundraiser – the San Carlos Chickens’ Ball Variety Show
  • Wizbots Robotics & Coding Summer Camps are returning to San Carlos!

Other Community News

  • FREE performances of San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s touring production of “Romeo and Juliet”
  • KAMPARAMA SUMMER CAMP June 18th-August 17th
  • Legends Baseball Summer Camp
  • OBJECT:ART; The Annual Benefit for Art in Action; March 22, 3018 6-9pm
  • Riley Run 2018 – Time to Register!
  • San Carlos AYSO Spring Academy registration is now open!
  • Sign up for After School’s fun-filled Spring holiday camp!
  • Susan Jackson Piano Instruction