From the Principal
The White Oaks School Site Council will meet on Thursday, January 25th from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the school library. All meetings are open to the community. The agenda will include:
- Review and approval of the minutes from the prior meeting
- The California Dashboard, including a review of state testing results
- Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP): Update on current goals and reflections on potential next steps
Allison Liner, Principal
School News and Events
PTA Meeting this Wednesday @ 8:45AM
Please join us for our upcoming PTA meeting Wednesday morning at 8:45AM in the MU. Highlights include updates from the Special Events team regarding the school play, the upcoming 3rd Grade Dance and a math festival. Mrs. Liner will also provide an update on school goals. The full agenda will be posted outside the front office on Monday morning and can be found on the school website. Coffee and pastries will be served. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
ROPES Presentations Are Coming And Judges Are Needed!
We are looking for parents and community members that would like to serve as a judge for the ROPES (Rite of Passage Experiences). ROPES are challenging projects that 4th, 6th and 8th grade students have completed which allow them to learn about their world and themselves in a deeper but fun way.
There are 3 opportunities to judge:
• Monday, February 5th, 6:00PM – 8:30PM (arrive at 5:30PM)
• Tuesday, February 6th, 6:00PM – 8:30PM (arrive at 5:30PM)
• Wednesday, February 7th, 6:00PM – 8:30PM (arrive at 5:30PM)
We would not be able to maintain this valuable program without the support of our community. We are asking for you to join district staff and other community members by volunteering to serve as a judge on one of our judges panels. Typically we have two to three judges per room and they judge four to six student presentations in an evening.
I hope that you will be able to join us in this worthwhile event. If you are able to judge on any of those times, please contact Christina Carrier either via email at ROPES@scsdk8.org or by phone at 650-590-5935.
Parent Education Event: Best Parenting for Early Childhood Media Use
Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30-7:30pm at SCSD District Office
Please join Dr. Aaron Nayfack, Developmental Pediatrician, and SCSD Preschool Director, Sue Dawley for an interactive presentation about health and media use in early childhood.
We understand that our “digital natives” pose new questions for us as parents, and we aim to share best practices, current research, and hands-on toolkits to build healthy brains. Please RSVP here.
Healthy Cities – Parent Education Workshop Wed. January 17
Topic: Strategies for Students who Struggle with Reading, Writing and/or Math
Where: Central Middle School Library
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
For: Parents and Healthy Cities Tutors. Topics will include math games to practice basic facts and tips to work with reluctant learners.
Trainers: SCSD Teachers Melissa Brenner and Tracey Mitchell-Ardwan
Hosted by: Healthy Cities Tutoring
To RSVP for the Parent Education Workshop, please click here.
Healthy Cities Orientation for New Volunteers Wed. January 17
Topic: Learn the basics on becoming a one-on-one Healthy Cities tutor
Where: Central Middle School Library
Time: 6:15-7:00 pm
For: Volunteers age 14-95 are welcome and needed at all of our schools
Questions: email: email@example.com or call 650-508-7327
San Carlos Week of the Family January 26-Feb. 3
Mark your calendars for this very special San Carlos tradition. Join us January 29 – Feb 3, for a variety of family fun events. Everything from Family Game Night, the City-Wide Roshambo Contest, A Guided Family Hike Day to Adult Trivia Night… and much more!
Please visit the site for a list of all events.
Emerald Starlight Gala Tickets On Sale Now!
Join us on Saturday March 24, 2018 at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club for our Emerald Starlight Gala, celebrating 35 years of supporting San Carlos public schools.
Get your tickets before they are all gone!
Tickets available on the SCEF site.
It’s for the kids!
Seeking Auction Items
Do you have access to vacation homes and getaways, one of a kind experiences, hotel points and airline miles?
Learn how you can donate those items for our auction and submit your application through our site here.
Kindergarten Parent Information Night
Learn about the San Carlos School District and their vision. Hear from teachers about the kindergarten program across the district.
Join us On Thursday, Feb 1, 7PM
Arroyo School Learning Commons-830 Chestnut St, San Carlos CA 94070
LCAP Parent Advisory Committee – Call for Participants
Annually, our school district develops an improvement plan called the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). We are committed to engaging parents as an essential voice in our goal-setting process. This month, we are gathering representatives from each school site to form the 2018 LCAP Parent Advisory Committee. If you are interested in serving as your school site’s representative, please contact your school principal or Interim Assistant Superintendent, Allison Liner. The first meeting of the LCAP Parent Advisory Committee will be held on January 26, 2018. Meetings will include day and evening sessions.
Community News and Events
Please visit our Community Corner for this week’s Community News!
- SCSD Musical Opens Jan. 17
- Wee the Singers – An Elementary Choir – SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!
Other Community News
- San Carlos Library STEAM Fair
- Do You Need a Fun Camp for your Kids during the Presidents’ Week Vacation Feb.19-23?