White Oaks Weekly - April 29, 2018

From the Principal

Dear Families,

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, we enjoyed outstanding performances of our school play, "Knight at Dawn Kids"! This spring event is a wonderful example of the 5Cs in action! Ensemble and main cast members alike demonstrated collaboration, creativity, and communication skills as they brought this popular story to life. With the support of dedicated parent volunteers, SCCT staff, PTA, and Chicken's Ball, our students beamed with confidence and pride. What a special White Oaks tradition!

Congratulations, "Knight at Dawn" cast and ensemble! You worked hard and you did it! I am so proud of you!

Allison Liner
White Oaks Principal

School News and Events

Walk to School Wednesday Reminder
A quick note to remind everyone to walk, roll or scoot to school and stop by with the volunteers to collect a charm. See you on Wednesday!!

Cultural Arts Day is Friday - More Volunteers Needed
Please sign up to volunteer for our annual Cultural Arts Day on Friday, May 4th as we celebrate Ukraine. We need a TON of help to make this special and exciting day a success for our children. We need volunteers to lead classroom projects and crafts and help throughout the day with various school-wide activities. Volunteers are needed to help with setting up cleaning up as well.

We appreciate any help you can give and we hope you can join us for this super fun day. Please sign up here for a volunteer time slot, or the whole day, if you’re able to make it!

ALL STUDENTS should plan to arrive Friday, May 4th by 8:30am and will be dismissed at 2:40pm. Also, students are encouraged to wear blue and yellow to show their Ukrainian spirit.

Staff Appreciation Week Is Coming Up, May 7th - 11th
We have lots of great events planned to celebrate our White Oaks staff throughout the week! Two favorites are covering yard duty and delivering a favorite morning beverage. Please help us out and sign up for some time slots. Click here to sign up for yard duty.  Sign up for morning beverage delivery here.

For more ways to get involved in the planned events, please contact Co-Chairs Brooke Sibley  or Danielle Rose.

Hometown Days - Help Needed!
We are looking for a couple of enthusiastic parents to organize the White Oaks community for this year's Hometown Days Parade on May 19th. The parade is less than 3 weeks away and if White Oaks is going to be able to participate, planning needs to start ASAP! Please reach out to Amy Kim, Chair of Special Events, if you can help. 

Safety Drills
Last week, we held a Lockdown/Barricade drill as part of our regular commitment to practicing the Big 5, a set of county-wide emergency protocols. In an emergency, Lockdown/Barricade is initiated for immediate threat of danger, and when any movement will put students and staff in jeopardy. When we practice drills at school with the children, we use examples such as a stray animal on campus, or construction vehicles moving across the playground.

In our training with our school resource officer (without the children), staff also discussed other means of protection such as fleeing campus. With guidance from Officer Rosales, we discussed how "thinking on our feet" is an important strategy when determining a response to an emergency. In certain situations, lockdown is not the best choice and instead it may make sense to flee the campus with the students. If staff needed to leave campus with students due to an emergency, our designated reunification spot is Burton Park. Each month, we practice and reflect upon our drills with support from district staff and law enforcement. Our next drill is scheduled for May 3rd when we will practice our fire drill/evacuation protocol.

1. Stop!

2. Name your feeling

  • angry, mad, frustrated, infuriated, annoyed, embarrassed, etc.

3. Calm down

  • Belly breathe
  • Count
  • Use positive self-talk

You may hear your child sing the Calm Down Song that is part of the Second Step curriculum that we using at White Oaks. 

SMART-E Enrichment classes this week are: Monday - Carpentry & Spanish; Tuesday - Chef Koochooloo; Wednesday - Legarza & Jr Artists; Thursday - NO Music and NO Chess; Friday - NO Legos


Avoid May Madness.
We are $1 million away from our annual goal of $2.5 million.
Visit our site make a gift today to ensure key programs are available next school year. If your employer offers matching gifts, please take the time to apply now. It can take up to 10 weeks for these donations to make it to SCEF. Thank you.

Get Ready For Our Next Party!
Revel at Devils, featuring live music by Tainted love is on May 12! Don’t miss this fun party. Tickets on sale now here.

San Carlos Night at SF Giants- Tickets on Sale Now!!!
Join SCEF and your neighbors for San Carlos Night at SF Giants on Saturday June 2, 2018, at 7pm vs. Philadelphia Phillies. Tickets are $50 each (cash or check only) and available at San Carlos Parks & Recreation office, 2nd floor of City Hall from 10a-4p Monday through Friday. Get into the park early to see our kids sing the National Anthem!!!

Community News and Events

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


  • Are you interested in learning about robots and novel uses of technology? Do you want to build something cool with your child?
  • KAMPARAMA SUMMER CAMP—June 18th-August 17th
  • Kidizens Young Mayors Summer Camps 2018 - Register Today!
  • San Carlos AYSO Fall Registration is OPEN!