White Oaks Weekly - March 3, 2019

From the Principal

Dear Families,

Our new playground is open! It was so rewarding to see all those little faces light up with joy and excitement as they finally got to play on the new structure. Students were also given an opportunity to nominate a name for our playground, which will be revealed at our Welcome Ceremony this coming Wednesday, March 6th at 8:30 am. 

I want to thank everyone for your patience throughout this project, your generosity in helping fund the new playground, and your support in keeping our students safe. What an accomplishment for our community! 


Leah Scholer, Principal

Parent News from the School Counselor - Laura Macfarlane, LCSW
Your children are learning social and emotional skills through regular classroom lessons and reinforcement throughout the school day. Currently, our second and third-grade students are focusing on empathy and how to put it into action in their daily interactions. Our TK, K and first graders are learning about hidden rules and expected and unexpected behaviors. This is part of our We Thinkers Social Thinking curriculum. If you want to know more about the curriculum and how to support your child in understanding expected and unexpected behaviors, check out these links. 

We Thinkers Social Thinking Curriculum

Hidden Rules and Expected and Unexpected Behavior


School News and Events

Walk to School Wednesday
March 6, 2019 is Walk to School Wednesday! Just a reminder that the first Wednesday of the month is this week (3/6). Walk, roll, or cycle to school and collect a charm before heading to the yard to play.

Next PTA Meeting - March 6th 7pm
Please join us for our upcoming PTA meeting this Wednesday evening in the MU. The agenda will be posted outside the front office on Monday morning. All are welcome!

Join Us for a PTA Social Evening
Join the PTA board for a social evening and learn more about what we do for White Oaks School. We are already planning for the 2019/2020 board so this is a great time to talk to current board members and find out what each role involves and how you can join in next year. We have lots of opportunities to contribute, both big and small! 

When: 8pm on March 14, 2019
Where: 2073 Eaton Avenue, San Carlos 
RSVP to Catherine.dunne@mac.com

Attention 3rd Grade Parents - Arroyo Principal's Coffee & Other Special Events
Mark your calendars for these transition events organized by Arroyo School. Please attend the parent coffee with the Arroyo School Principals at 8:45 am on March 15th in the White Oaks MU Room. Check the flyer for other events including Arroyo tours and more!

Join Our Team! Arroyo PTA Positions Open for 2019-2020
Central Arroyo PTA is beginning to plan for next year. Please consider getting involved to support our students and strengthen our school community! Key positions include: PTA Co-President, Arroyo Newsletter Editor, Stampede & Soar Fun Run Leads, Fundraising Chair, Membership Chair and 4th/5th Halloween Party Co-Chairs.

Contact PTA Co-Presidents Leslie Ostrander or Beth Rowell for more information on how you can make a difference.

2/3 Grade Dance Party is Coming! 3/15 6:30pm - White Oaks Event of the Year!
Save the Date - St. Patrick's Dance at White Oaks MU Friday, 3/15 at 6:30pm

Calling all the White Oaks 2nd and 3rd Graders. We are rolling out the red carpet for you! You are invited to attend the St. Patrick's Formal Dance on Friday, March 15th at 6:30pm at White Oaks Elementary School in the MU Room.  

Dear 2nd and 3rd Graders, ask a special adult to accompany you to the dance. White Oaks favorite DJ, Photo Booth, Cotton Candy and Popcorn machines, drinks, LOTS of balloons, as well as plenty of dancing are all included.  

The dance features music arranged by alumni DJ and professional Photo Booth set up. Don’t forget to wear something green and dance the night away!

Register at https://squareup.com/store/whiteoakspta/ or by submitting your check in the school office (please put attendees names in the memo).
Price: $15 per student, $25 per adult
Questions: Please contact Ella at 650-279-4007 or ellalevin1@gmail.com

Stanford Family Fun Day
Hey, Batter, Batter, SWING!!!

White Oaks Families, ready to watch some baseball? This year, we’re hosting our annual ALL FAMILY baseball event to watch the Stanford Cardinals take on the Utah Utes on Sunday, 3/24 at 1:00PM! We’ll gather at the Stanford home game a little early, because WHITE OAKS will be eligible for some special pre-game fun – our students will get to sing the National Anthem on the field with the players! Exclusive to White Oaks, some lucky student raffle winners will get to throw the first pitch of the game, meet the starting 9 Cardinal players, and announce the players during the 3rd inning over the loudspeaker.

Please look in your child’s Green Folder this week for the Family Fun Day flyer. You’ll find details about the game, and the raffle entry forms. Raffle entries can be submitted to the White Oaks Office.

*** It happens to be PUP day at the Sunken Diamond. If you'd like to bring your pup, please make sure they are on a leash. If dogs aren't your thing, reserve a ticket in section 7. We are hoping White Oak families will reserve in section 7, 8 and 9.***

Date: Sunday, March 24th 1:00PM game start

Location: Stanford University, Palo Alto (Sunken Diamond)

Ticket Purchase Link: GotoStanford.com/promo-code 

Ticket Promo Code: WHITEOAKS

Tickets are $7 each. Must purchase one ticket for each person attending.

All family welcome. See you at the ballgame, sports fans!!!

Questions? Contact Family Fun Day organizers: Jaime Ackerhalt or Jennifer Larocque


District News and Events

2019-2020 School Year Calendar
SCSD Board of Education ratified the 2019-2020 school year calendar. For the complete calendar visit: https://4.files.edl.io/dc3c/02/25/19/214215-e15c3eb4-2dbd-448e-abf4-40f4b24ce374.pdf.

Weekly Parent Support Group
Thursday nights at Heather Elementary School Library from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. We tackle parenting challenges, share resources, contribute with ideas, and build our parenting community. They say, "It takes a village" so please join us for an opportunity to find your village. The group is free to parents in the San Carlos School District. The topic for March is helping your child deal with conflict resolution.

To RSVP go to this link and purchase your free ticket:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parent-support-group-san-carlos-school-district-tickets-53717537601

2020 San Carlos Chickens’ Ball
What is the San Carlos Chickens’ Ball?
It's a fundraiser for San Carlos Schools, a community builder, and a show with a rousing opener, skits, entr'actes, and a dazzling finale! The melodrama skits and the variety skits must be based on a nugget of history in the time of the San Francisco Barbary Coast (1890 to 1918). Turn of the Century theatrics, sets, and costumes add mightily to the entertainment! Fanciful entr'actes interpret contemporary works! Since 1940, everyone has been invited to “Come play with us in the Chickens’ Ball!”

Website: www.chickensball.org
Facebook: San Carlos Chickens' Ball
Email: steering@chickensball.org

Want to be involved? Email 2020chairs@chickensball.org. School liasons, musicians, actors, singers, dancers, extras, set and costume designers, set builders and painters, those who sew, stage crew, etc. ALL are welcome. Come join the fun and the unique San Carlos time honored tradition!


SCEF News and Events

Last Chance to Participate in the Fantastic Auction Items at the Gala!
Purchase a Lucky on Live raffle ticket and you could be the lucky winner! Choose from a selection of valuable Starlight Gala live auction items. See all eligible items atwww.scefkids.org/lol2019.

If you would like to purchase raffle tickets send an email to luckyonlive@scefkids.orgnoting how many you would like and which auction item you would select if you are the winner. Only 275 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $100 each or 6 for $500.

Teacher Auctions
Did you miss out on grabbing a spot for your child to go on their teacher’s outing? The POST EVENT "auction" site has over 300 spots in 85 outings still available! All spots are for sale at Fixed, Buy-it-Now prices. Check them out at: https://scefkids2019.ggo.bid.