White Oaks Weekly - May 26, 2019

From the Principal

Dear Families,

Our final Book of the Month is Dough Knights and Dragons by Dee Leone.

This is the tale about a curious knight and an amiable dragon who meet serendipitously and instantly bond over their shared love of baking. But the friends are filled with sadness when, according to the law, the two must duel one another. Students learn an important lesson about diversity and social justice in this story. 

“It’s about not being stereotypical. Dragons and knights are supposed to fight, and in here it’s showing that you can be friends whether you live in a cave or a castle, whether you wear red or blue, whether you’re tall or small. And it teaches creative problem-solving because they get out of that conflict and end up saving the day.” -Leone  

Sincerely,

Leah Scholer, Principal
lscholer@scsdk8.org

 

School News and Events

School Clean Up Day is Here! See you on June 1st!
Please sign up or just show up Saturday, June 1st between 9am and noon if you’re available to help clean up White Oaks so we’re ready for a fresh start in August.

Get Ready for Summer Reading!
Stop by the ONE-day Spring Book Fair on Thursday, May 30th from 5:00pm-8:30pm at the White Oaks library. Scholastic Book Fairs help fund the purchase of books through their Scholastic Dollar program.  

Interested in making a bigger impact for our library and librarians? Please consider a donation to the San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF) which pays for librarians and other staff positions.

Lost and Found
Our lost and found area is overflowing! Please plan to stop by during Open House to check for clothing and other items your child may have left at school. Any unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year.

Walk to School Wednesday
Please join us for our final Walk to School Wednesday on June 5, 2019. Charms will be given to those students who walk, roll, ride, or scoot to school!

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!
This is your opportunity to directly impact the 2019-20 school year budget.

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.

See our flyer with more information at:
http://scefkids.org/scefday-2019

To understand how your donation to SCEF makes a difference to your child’s education, watch our video at:
http://www.scefkids.org/2019video

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.

Bianco o Nero Party
Don’t miss the final parent-hosted party of the year! Dress up in Bianco o Nero (white or black) and kick off the summer with a Festa Italiana! Enjoy La Dolce Vita and spend the night on the Italian Coast without leaving the 94070. Join us on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 5:00PM for an evening of delicious food, drinks and fun at Trattoria da Vittorio on Laurel Street. Adults only… Certo!

Get your tickets at www.scefkids.org/events

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

Summer Camp 2019
After a successful Spring Break Camp at SCSD (Arroyo School), KidzToPros in partnership with SCSD and your favorite ASP vendors is excited to host a huge variety of STEAM and Sports Summer Camps! Camps are scheduled between the 17th of June and 9th of August, 2019 at Arundel Elementary and White Oaks Elementary Schools. Many different camp options are available along with pre and post care. 

Registration for these camps are filling fast! To learn more and book for the camps - please visit the KidzToPros website at:

Camps at Arundel

Camps at WO

Free Bike Tour & Safety Workshop
Incoming 4th Graders and Parents- Please join us at Brittan Acres on Saturday, June 15 at 9:00AM for the Arroyo Bike Tour. This event will consist of a brief safety talk and bike tour to Arroyo and back so outgoing 3rd graders can learn the bike route to their new school. Complimentary smoothies prepared with a bike-powered blender will refresh you once you arrive at Arroyo. RSVP: http://evite.me/Tk6G3bzTQY

 

Community News and Events

Healthy Cities Tutoring Volunteer Recognition Reception
Tuesday, May 28, 6 pm at the San Carlos Adult Community Center

Please join us in recognizing over 400 community volunteers who tutor K-8th grade students at all of the San Carlos schools once a week working on reading, writing, mathematics and much more. Our caring tutors, ages 14-96 yrs young help students struggling with academic performance, engagement in learning, and self-confidence. Help us say thank you and hear from tutors, students and parents about the impact their relationship has on one another. To find out how you can be a part of this great organization, please visit healthycitiestutoring.org

Gender Spectrum and Inclusive Communities Workshop
Workshop Description: This interactive workshop is designed to provide information about Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) as it relates to building inclusiveness in the City of San Carlos and in our schools. Adults and young adults (ages 14+) from the entire community are welcome to attend. June 3 6:30-8:30PM at the San Carlos Youth Center.

RSVP: http://evite.me/A61EqVHCvV

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.