White Oaks Weekly - May 13, 2018

From the Principal

Dear Families,

Thank you for spoiling us during Staff Appreciation Week! We were flooded with flowers, notes, snacks, a special luncheon and more! What a special treat during this busy time of year!

Now, it's our turn to thank YOU! We are so grateful for your support, volunteer contributions, and partnership. You help us make learning joyful, engaging, and fun! As a special thank you for the love and care you give to our school, please stop by the coffee cart in front of the office for a treat on Wednesday, May 23rd. Coffee will be served during drop off, and we hope that you will be able to stay for a few minutes to enjoy some time to socialize together. 

With gratitude and appreciation,

Principal Allison Liner and the White Oaks Staff

School News and Events

Art in Action Open House Art Show
Once again the MU will be transformed into an Art Exhibition Hall to show off the students' Art in Action work. Volunteers are needed to help create this beautiful display. We need people to help hang black background paper, sort art, hang art, make little rolls of blue tape (a take home project), and take down everything after the show. Please sign up here to join us. 

PTA Meeting - Please Join Us!
Our final PTA meeting of the school year is this Wednesday evening at 7pm in the MU. Please consider joining us. Topics will include an update from our principal, a discussion of recent events and plans for next year, a review of our draft PTA budget for next year and more. The complete agenda will be posted outside the school office on Monday. All are welcome!

Walk with White Oaks in the Hometown Days Parade! Saturday, May 19th
Saturday, May 19th - Come One, Come All and Show Your White Oaks Spirit! White Oaks will be participating in the Hometown Days Parade and we want you to join! This fun filled walk, scoot, or ride through the streets of San Carlos is sure to be the highlight of the weekend. The entire family, along with friends, are welcome! Wear your White Oaks green!! Dress up in your best owl costume and compete in the costume competition! Decorate your bike/scooter as we will choose the most festive green traveler to represent our school! PLEASE JOIN US SATURDAY MAY 19TH!!! Time, meeting place and other details to follow. More information on Hometown Days here

Volunteers Needed ASAP - Hometown Days
SCSD will be hosting a Wellness Booth full of free activities that highlight health and fun during Hometown Days. Please consider volunteering an hour or two of your time and invite a friend to join you! We can't do this without your help. Use this link to pick a time slot to help make the event a success.

Attention 3rd Grade Families
San Carlos is a special community thanks in part to our wonderful volunteers! The Central Arroyo PTA has several openings for positions to help keep our community strong and support many of our wonderful programs, events, and traditions like the Arroyo Garden, Teacher Appreciation, fundraising, the Halloween Party, the newsletter to name just a few. Unfortunately, we will have to cut several programs and events if we can not get the volunteer support. If every family gave just a few hours per school year, we would be able to keep all of our awesome programs and events to support our fabulous students and schools! 
Please join us for drinks and small bites to learn a little bit more about how you can support the Central Arroyo PTA. 
When: Tuesday 5/15 8:00 to 9:00PM
Where: Dwell Realtors, 1500 Laurel Street, Suite B (corner of White Oak Way & Laurel Street)
RSVP: Alana@alanacorso.com or text 650-504-0270
Note: The PTA meeting will be on the 15th as well in the library from 7-8.
There are jobs of all types available as we know many parents in our community work full time. If you can not make it Tuesday evening, but would like to learn more about open roles, please reach out to Alana Corso via email or at (650) 504-0270 or to Megan Miller.

Healthy Cities Volunteer Recognition Reception May 15
Please join us on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 pm for the 22nd annual Healthy Cities Tutoring Volunteer Recognition Reception. We will be honoring the four hundred volunteers who have been providing one-on-one tutoring and mentoring for over 460 students at 12 schools in San Carlos and Redwood City this school year.

All are welcome! Tutors, students, parents, teacher, principals and the whole community are invited to honor and celebrate our dedicated volunteers. Highlights of the evening include:

  • Guest speakers from our tutoring community.
  • Milestone anniversary recognition of 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service will be presented to 27 of our dedicated tutors.
  • For the first time in our history, six high school seniors will be awarded scholarships in recognition of their years of service as Healthy Cities tutors and reflecting their long term commitment to community service.

We hope you can join us as we celebrate volunteerism in our community! To RSVP, click here


SCEF Day is May 16
SCEF day is May 16. Show your support by wearing green and remember to support SCEF! Your donations by June 30, 2018 will be used to fund key programs next year at your child’s school. Donate today here.  


San Carlos night at SF Giants
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.

You can also buy your tickets at SCEF Celebrates Music on May 18th in Burton Park beginning at 5pm

All proceeds benefit SCEF and San Carlos Parks & Rec.


Last Chance for Hamilton Raffle
This is your chance to win 2 Hamilton Tickets and a one night stay in San Francisco for $50! The winning ticket will be drawn and winner announced on Friday May 18, 2018 at SCEF's Music In The Park. Only 350 tickets will be sold. You need not be present to win. Learn how to enter here

Community News and Events

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

Community Partners

  • SAMTRAMS Summer Youth Passes