White Oaks Weekly - May 20, 2018

Dear Families,

We're building a mindset for learning in each child with this month's Book of the Month:Growing a Brain by Nadia Ghaffari. In this story, Ethan and Mika use their magical brain powers when faced with a challenging math problem. While working hard and persevering through their mistakes, they become smarter, stronger, and more brave.

 Growing A Brain

Students are learning:

  • When facing a challenge, tell yourself, “I’m not sure I can do this now, but I can learn with time & effort.”
  • Mistakes & failures are a chance to learn & try again.
  • Pause & take a few deep breaths whenever you feel stuck or frustrated.
  • Work hard & believe in your abilities. Your knowledge is not set or fixed.
  • Enjoy the process of learning!

Book of the Month Writing

Allison Liner, Principal

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. 

Third Grade Moving On Celebration
Memory Walk and Clap Out on Thursday, June 14, 2018

Dear 3rd Grade Parents,

Please join us as we celebrate our fantastic third graders as they close out their years at White Oaks. Please arrive by 11:25 am.  Line up behind the cones in front of the office and be ready to “clap out” our classes as they parade through the celebration zone. Students should wear third-grade shirts, coming soon as a gift from PTA! Students and teachers will take a “memory walk” through K-3 classrooms and then meet parents on the playground. Parents, please stay in place to applaud all three classes. Then, meet your child’s class on the playground for a photo. Room 1 will meet by the green play structure, Room 2 will meet by the tiled wall in the Learning Garden, and Room 10 will meet by the blue play structure. Following classroom photos, children will enjoy ice cream at the lunch tables. Next, students and parents will go to the MU for a fun dance party! Parents will celebrate with the children in the MU. At 12:30 pm, students will return to the classroom. Parents, if your child will be leaving school early following the celebration, please sign out in the office.

Arroyo Bike Tour - For Outgoing 3rd Graders
Saturday, June 2nd Silicon Valley Bike Coalition will be holding a bike tour for all outgoing 3rd graders who will be students at Arroyo school next year. The event will begin at 10:30am at White Oaks and include a brief safety instruction, helmet fitting, bike tune-up, and round trip bike tour to Arroyo and back to familiarize students with the best route.

If you have questions or would like more information please contact Adam Lokar.

Kinder Orientation
Did you miss our orientation last week? Find the slides here, and please stop by the office to pick up questionnaires to indicate early/late and K/K-1 preferences before June.

Kinder Kamp Early Bird Discount ends May 31st! 
Kinder Kamp is August 6-9, 2018. It is open to incoming TKs and Kinders who want to have fun getting to know new friends and learning about Kindergarten life. Enroll now for the AM session (9:00 am - noon) OR the PM session (1:00 - 4:00 pm). Early bird discount ends May 31! For more information, go to the SmartE website

Behavior Intervention and Support in SCSD- PIE Night
We hope you will join other parents for a Partners In Education (PIE) night to learn about how our schools conduct behavior intervention and support for TK-8 students.

SCSD Principals and Administrators will be presenting the information about:

  • Guiding principles used in all schools
  • Tiers of support and intervention
  • SCSD discipline policy and examples of how we approach discipline at school
  • Q & A

When: Tuesday, May 22 from 7:00pm-8:15pm
Where: District Office Board Room

Click on this link to view the complete invitation and RSVP.


What does my SCEF donation fund at my school?

SCEF's mission is to provide equity among all San Carlos schools and to bridge the gap between what the State provides and the needs of our students.  Your donations to SCEF are used to fund key programs at your school.  SCEF dollars help keep libraries open and staffed, underwrite the cost of counselors to provide emotional support and teach cooperation & citizenship, support music in the classrooms with Music for Minors and promote a well-rounded curriculum with regular field trips.  SCEF dollars are used at each school to purchase technology devices and fund Tech Associates who support your child’s safe and effective use of technology.  In addition, each school Principal receives a grant every year from SCEF to fund school specific needs. 

Please make your donation by June 30, 2018 to ensure that all these programs continue next year at your child’s school. Make your donation today on our site.