From the Principal
We’re eager to hear your feedback about how it’s going this fall. Please take 2-3 minutes to take this brief survey. Your comments are appreciated!
The survey asks –
Considering your October conference and classroom communications, how well do you. . .
- Know what your child is learning in class
- Understand your child’s learning goals
- Understand how your child is progressing
- Know how you can support your child’s learning at home
As a reminder, we’re working towards the following goals:
- Increase rigor, student ownership and engagement to support learning
- Empower parents with early and ongoing feedback about student progress, as well as resources to help at home
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments, and please reach out to your child’s teacher with questions and input throughout the school year. With gratitude for your partnership,
Allison Liner, Principal
Operation Gratitude-Halloween Candy Buy Back
Halloween is just around the corner. Don’t get bogged down in candy…bring your extras to your school office between Nov 1-6. San Carlos dentists Drs. Amin, Chang & Kaher will donate $1 per pound of wrapped candy collected to SCEF, matching up to $3500!
All candy will be shipped to our troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude.
Support our troops and support SCEF!
SCEF is proud to host this year’s Faculty and Friends Concert
Come and see San Carlos school district music teachers perform with professional musicians!
Date: November 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Location: St. Charles Church, 880 Tamarack Ave, San Carlos
This is the 12th year running for this amazing concert. Buy your tickets now. All proceeds benefit the music programs in our district’s middle schools.
Our team is busy preparing for our annual Gala. If you have access to vacation homes, one of a kind experiences, airline miles or hotel points and would like to donate them to our auction, please contact Christopher.
Want to be a host for SCEF parent parties?
Did you know that SCEF parent parties raised about $125,000 last year? And the hosting contribution counts towards your annual SCEF donation?
We are always looking for party hosts and a variety of fun themes and types of events. If throwing parties is your thing and you’d like to know more, please contact Jackie King .
School News and Events
Book Fair is Coming!
Please consider volunteering at this fabulous event and help raise funds for the White Oaks library. Sign up here.
Plan to shop the Book Fair Nov. 13-16. Shop early–don’t miss out!
- Mon 11/13: 8-8:45 am, 2:30-3:15 pm, 4:30-6:30pm
- Tues 11/14: 8-8:45 am, 2:30-3:15 pm; 5:15-7:30 pm
- Wed 11/15: 8-8:45 am, 12:30-1:15 pm, with Family Fun Night* 5:15-7:30 pm
- Thurs 11/16: 8-9:30 am, 2:30-3:15 pm
*On Family Fun night the Book Fair opens at 5:15 and the Puppet Show (TK-1st) and Magic Show (2nd &3rd) begins at 6:30pm. Shop at the book fair before the show!
Make a Poster for the Book Fair!
Make a poster to promote the Book Fair and pick a book from our gently used collection. White Oaks students only please. Please submit posters to the library by Thursday, November 9. Minimum size 11” X 17”. Posters must include the following information:
- This year’s theme: “Wild West Book Fair: Saddle Up and Read!”
- November 13 through 16
- Multi-Use Room
- A slogan or message to attract shoppers
- Student’s name and classroom written on the back (to receive the certificate for a gently used book)
White Oaks Holiday Store 2017
It is time for the White Oaks Holiday Store 2017! This historic event will be held on December 9th this year, so mark your calendars and get excited! But, in the meantime, for those of you who like to contribute to the execution of a successful event for your kids, there are fast-approaching opportunities to do so.
Pick-a-Project will be on Tuesday, November 7th at 2:40. After you pick up the kids, come to the MU and pick up a project to take home and complete at your leisure (mostly). For those new to this event, you take home a kit that has all materials and instructions necessary to assemble a certain number of gifts. When they are ready, you bring them back! Then on the day of the event, your gifts are sold to the White Oaks students to give to family members on the holidays! We are making memories here! Most projects require NO crafty abilities and are very easy to put together. However, there are a few that require a little more know-how. Along that vein, we are specifically looking for help with sewing projects. Please contact Heather if you have sewing abilities to share!
On November 30th and December 4th we will have Project Parties in the MU from 7:00-9:00 pm. This is an opportunity to make your contribution to the event, without taking any projects home. We assemble some projects together on these evenings.
Holiday Store Key Dates:
- 11/7/17 Pick-a-Project in the MU; 2:40 pm
- 11/30/17 & 12/4/17 Project Parties in the MU; 7:00pm-9:00 pm
- 12/9/17 – the Holiday Boutique in the MU; 9:00am-12:00pm
A successful Holiday Store requires MANY volunteers, so be on the lookout for a SignUp Genius link for volunteer opportunities coming soon!
Our parade will begin at 8:45 am on Tuesday, October 31. After students line up and leave the playground to go to class, parents and other guests will gather along the outer edges of the playground. Students will return to parade through the middle of the yard. In the event of rain, we will parade under the eaves along the classrooms. We wish you a safe and happy Halloween, and look forward to a wonderful parade!
A few reminders:
- Students should wear costumes to school. Please label all costume parts with your child’s name and room number.
- Following the parade, students will remove costumes. Children should wear school appropriate clothes under costumes, or bring a change of clothes. Please send a bag for your child’s costume.
- Please ensure that your child wears sturdy, safe shoes.
- Please leave all props at home. We want to be sure that our trick-or-treaters don’t leave anything behind!
- Many children are frightened by scary costumes, and we appreciate your help in adjusting costumes so that they are “school friendly”.
- Weapons are never allowed at school, including pretend weapons
Thank you, Staff Appreciation!
Our staff room was full of healthy and delicious “grab and go” treats last week thanks to our generous community and the heartfelt coordination of Brooke Sibley and Danielle Rose. Your efforts kept us going during a busy and exciting conference week. Thank you for the extra TLC!
– The White Oaks Staff
SMART-E ENRICHMENT CLASSES
SMART-E hopes that you are enjoying Enrichment Classes at White Oaks this Fall. The procedure for students enrolled in Enrichment Classes (immediately after school) is as follows: TKs/Kinders are picked up by SMART-E staff and/or Legarza staff (Wed only). 1st-3rd graders walk directly to their Enrichment Class. Note: Afterschool students check in there first.
The next SCSD Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 2nd. For more information go to BoardDocs for the agenda.
Community News and Events
Please visit our Community Corner for this week’s Community News!
- Enjoy a Mysterious Fairytale Comedy!
- Healthy Cities Tutoring News – In Case You Missed It!
Healthy Cities Tutoring is holding another new tutor orientation and training on November 8 at Clifford School from 6:30-8:00 pm. The address is 225 Clifford Ave. Redwood City. (right off of Eaton Avenue). We have children on our waiting lists at all of our schools and hope you will consider attending this training and joining us as a volunteer tutor at your child’s school. Please call 650-508-7327 or contact Donna Becht for more information. Thank you!
Other Community News
- Juventus Soccer Open House 11/13-11/16
- Need childcare during Thanksgiving Holiday Week?
- The Nutcracker Tea Party!
- TRYOUTS – SAN CARLOS UNITED SOCCER CLUB