From the Principal
Happy New Year!
January is an exciting month at school! During the winter months ahead, students often leap forward socially, academically, and emotionally. With maturity, students begin to apply skills with more confidence and depth. We’re watching for each child’s readiness to stretch, celebrating and supporting progress along the way. This month, teachers will assess students to measure progress on goals set in October, and also determine new goals for the months ahead. As part of this process, teachers also will support students in reflecting on their own progress.
Here’s what you can expect:
Report cards will be sent home on January 26th, with updates on your child’s progress towards October goals written in the comments box.
A cover letter will be attached to the report card with a reminder about our pilot approach, and what to expect for the remainder of the school year.
Regular work samples will continue to be sent home across subject areas so that you can see how your child is growing.
Regular classroom newsletters will continue to be sent home with information on what your child is learning and tips for how you can help at home.
Homework menus tailored to each grade level updated in the winter and spring.
- A second conference may be scheduled for some students, per teacher discretion. Conversations will occur before and after school hours in February.
- All parents are invited to contact the teacher at any time to ask questions about their child’s learning.
We look forward to supporting your child’s success and happiness in 2018! Go, kids!
Allison Liner, Principal
School News and Events
First Walk to School Wednesday 2018
Don’t forget to walk, roll or cycle to school this Wednesday January 10th and stop by with the volunteers to pick up a charm for your collection. See you there!
Register for the Play!
Join the White Oaks production of The Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn Kids. Register here.
This is an after school activity sponsored by the White Oaks PTA in partnership with the San Carlos Children’s Theater.
White Oaks wants to encourage all interested students to participate. If you would like to arrange a payment plan or request a scholarship, please contact Principal Liner.
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. RSVP here.
San Carlos Week of the Family January 26-Feb. 3
Mark your calendars for this very special San Carlos tradition. Join us January 26 – 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-508-7327
Community News and Events
Please visit our Community Corner for this week’s Community News!
Other Community News
- Kindergarten & 1st grade girls come join the Daisy Round UP! January 21, 2-4 pm @ Arundel Elementary
- Nazareth Ice Oasis San Mateo is now open!