White Oaks Weekly - May 19, 2019

From the Principal

Dear Families,

I hope everyone had fun at Hometown Days! We are quickly winding down the school year. My, has it gone fast! Here are some important upcoming events to mark down on your calendar: 

Wednesday, May 22nd - Parent Volunteer Thank You Coffee CartWe would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have volunteered in all capacities this year. When you drop off your students, come grab a cup of coffee on us! 

Monday, May 27th - No School - Memorial Day

Thursday, May 30th - Open House and Art ShowVisit classrooms from 7:00-8:00 pm and don't miss the Art Show in the MU from 6:30-8:30 pm. Please note: This is a minimum day for students so that teachers can prepare. All students attend from 8:35 am - 12:35 pm.

Saturday, June 1st - White Oaks Spring CleaningCome join us for a day of spring cleaning! Keep an eye out for sign-ups in the WOW.

Wednesday, June 5th - Folk Dance8:45 am - 9:45 am. 
A beloved White Oaks tradition! Come watch as each class performs a dance - staff too! 

Friday, June 7th - Hawaii DayRemind your child to dress up in their relaxing Hawaiian gear for this spirit day! 

Wednesday, June 12th - Last Day of School8:35 am - 12:35 pm


Leah Scholer, Principal


School News and Events

Volunteers Needed to Prep the Art in Action Open House Art Show
On May 30th, 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 couple 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 “KonMari” 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 1st 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.

Calling all White Oaks Artists!
With this school year wrapping up, it’s time to start preparing for next year’s Walk-a-Thon. All current TK-2nd graders are invited to submit an original design for next year’s Walk-a-Thon t-shirt. Create a simple, one color line drawing in black pen (like a sharpie) on white paper, and put your name and grade on the back. Entries are due to the office by Friday, June 7, and winners will be announced in the Fall. Emailwhiteoakswalkathon@gmail.com with any questions.


SCEF News and Events

Make It Happen in May!
While The San Carlos Education Foundation’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.

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.


Community News and Events

SamTrans Youth Pass
The 2019 SamTrans Summer Youth Pass (SYP) goes on sale May 21st. The SYP is only $40 and is good for unlimited rides on any SamTrans route for kids 18 years and younger from June 1 through Aug. 31, a significant savings compared to purchasing a Monthly Youth Pass for $27 every month. The Summer Youth Pass allows kids to be independent with safe and affordable transportation all summer long. Details about this year's Summer Youth Pass are online at www.samtrans.com/syp. NEW this year, the SYP will be available for purchase on the Official SamTrans Mobile App. Just tap and go on your phone! It's that easy.

The Clean Cars for All Program is Now Accepting Applications!
This program offers $2,500 - $9,500 to low-income Bay Area residents in communities disproportionately burdened by pollution to retire an older vehicle and replace it with a clean vehicle or Clipper Card.

Visit the Air District's Clean Cars for All website to find out of you are eligible for funds to purchase or lease a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle or receive a Clipper Card!

Questions? Contact (855) 256-3656 or CleanCars@GridAlternatives.org.