White Oaks Weekly - May 12, 2019

From the Principal

Dear Families,

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”
 - Margaret J. Wheatley.

It is clear that our community in San Carlos cares deeply about providing our students with quality, public education. I would like to extend my gratitude to the families, teachers, and staff who were able to attend our Stand Up For Public Schools rally on El Camino last Wednesday. I felt a strong sense of togetherness and could not have been prouder to be a part of this school and district. Our district-wide PTACC committee worked tirelessly to coordinate this event with not only San Carlos schools but also with the surrounding districts. Our teachers and staff took time out of their busy schedules to stand together with students and parents. Thank you, all, for coming together to support our students!


Leah Scholer, Principal


School News and Events

Last PTA Meeting of the Year - May 15th 7pm
Please join us for the final PTA business meeting of the year on Wednesday, May 15th from 7 to 9 PM in the MU Room. Learn about the proposed budget for next year and give input on programs and events the White Oaks PTA will support.

Please Join White Oaks for the Hometown Days Parade
Hometown Days…Where Everyone Plays!

Come One, Come All and Show Your White Oaks Spirit on Saturday, May 18th. 

White Oaks will be participating in the Hometown Days parade and want you to join! We won 1st place last year and we cannot do it without you. This fun filled walk, scoot, or ride through the streets of San Carlos is sure to be the highlight of the weekend. The entire family, along with friends are welcome! Wear your White Oaks green!! Mark your calendars for Saturday May 18th. The parade starts at 9:45am. More details to come on when and where we will line up... 

For more information, please email Ella Levin.

2019 Hometown Days are May 17, 18 and 19th

Volunteers Needed to Prep the Art in Action Open House Art Show
On May 31, the White Oaks Multi-Use Room will be transformed into an Art Gallery to show off the students' Art in Action work. Volunteers are needed over the next few weeks 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 at https://signup.com/go/aCvFdKB.

SAVE THE DATE - School Clean-up Day June 1st
It’s time to “Marie Kondo” White Oaks. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, June 1 to come help with the White Oaks school cleanup. You might have noticed that the district facilities maintenance group has been working hard to clean up our school grounds. Please join us Saturday, June 1 to assist with cleaning up inside our buildings. Our first priority will be to dispose of anything that doesn’t bring our teachers or students joy! If we have enough participants we will also work on sprucing up our outdoor areas. Mark your calendars and look for a signup in next week’s WOW.

Arroyo Bike Tour - For Outgoing 3rd Graders
Saturday, June 15th Silicon Valley Bike Coalition will be leading a bike tour for all outgoing 3rd graders who will be students at Arroyo school next year. The event will begin 9:00 am at Brittan Acres and will include a brief safety instruction, helmet fitting, bike tune-up, challenging bike course, a fun bike blender, and a bike tour to Arroyo and back* to familiarize students with the best route.

*White Oaks students will return to White Oaks while Brittan Acres students will bike back to their home school. 

RSVP Here: http://evite.me/Tk6G3bzTQY

If you have questions or would like more information please contact Mindy Hillmhill@scsdk8.org. Thank you for participating in Walk and Roll to School Day. We appreciate your support. We can’t wait to see pictures of the day at your school!


SCEF News and Events

Make It Happen in May!
While SCEF’s fiscal year ends in June, we are on a campaign to reach our fundraising goal by May 31st in hopes of minimizing budget reductions. If the School Board has the estimated SCEF Grant for the 2019-20 school year in June, they can consider this estimate in their final budget deliberations.

Check out our flyer with more information at:

To understand how your donation to SCEF makes a difference to your child’s education, watch our video at:

Go to http://www.scefkids.org/donate to make your donation or add to your gift this year. Gifts of any size are appreciated and will make a real difference for our kids. If you are going to donate via payroll deduction with your employer please act now as it can take up to 8 weeks for funds to be received by SCEF.

Thank You to Our Community!
A heartfelt thank you to our generous community for helping make SCEF Day an important part of our fundraising campaign, and Revel @ Devil’s a HUGE success. And, thank you for your advocacy for public schools.

SCEF Concert at Hometown Days
Kick off Hometown Days with a free family concert and dinner at Burton Park on Friday, May 17th. The concert featuring our middle schools’ music programs (and award winning jazz musicians) starts at 5pm. There will be a couple of food trucks, or you can bring your own food. Come enjoy the festivities!

June 14, 2019 is San Carlos Night at Oracle Park!
Join parents and community members for the 2019 San Carlos Night at SF Giants. 
Hear our students sing the National Anthem before the game & watch the Giants take on the Milwaukee Brewers (gametime is 7:15 P.M.). Stay after the game for FIREWORKS!!!
Tickets available at San Carlos Youth Center from April 8. Cash or Check only.


District News and Events

Weekly Parent Support Group

Our final evening for the 2018/2019 school year. The event is held on May 16 at Heather Elementary School Library from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

We continue our topic of raising children in the Silicon Valley environment. How do we deal with the pressure for the latest gadgets, perfectionism. or great achievements. The discussion will also cover summer plans along with self-care for children and parents. The group is free to parents in the San Carlos School District. Please join us for our final event for this school year!

To RSVP, use the following link and purchase your free ticket:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parent-support-group-san-carlos-school-district-tickets-53717537601


Community News and Events

San Carlos Hometown Days NEW Hours
Friday, May 17 5:00-8:00 p.m.  
SCEF Celebrates Music Concert in the Park
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Art, Shopping, Music, Games, Attractions and Food ALL DAY!

Tryouts for San Carlos United Soccer Club are Coming Up!
Open tryouts for San Carlos United Soccer Club are coming up for players born between 2002 - 2012! Players who attend tryouts will be evaluated by our coaching staff and considered for San Carlos United competitive teams starting Fall 2019. Register online:http://www.sancarlosunited.org 

Open tryout window dates:

U8 - U14 (Players born between 2012 & 2006): May 3 - May 23, 2019

U15-U19 (Players born between 2005 - 2002): May 10 - May 30, 2019