White Oaks Weekly - June 2, 2019

From the Principal

Dear Families,

We had an amazing turnout for Open House last Thursday. I absolutely loved seeing the smiles of pride on the students' faces as they shared projects with their families. Open House always holds a special place in my heart. The culmination of everyone’s hard work is finally presented and it is incredibly rewarding to take a step back and say, “Wow! Look how much we have learned this year!”

I would like to thank Mary Rosen and Susan Rasiah for organizing the Art in Action Show that took place in the MU during Open House. What fabulous pieces of art our children have created! Our PTA has made it possible for these art lessons to take place in the classrooms and I am so happy we got to celebrate this enriching program.

  

 

Sincerely,

Leah Scholer, Principal
lscholer@scsdk8.org

Parent News from the School Counselor, Laura Macfarlane, LCSW

Dear White Oaks Parents,

I appreciate the opportunity I have working with your children and getting to know many of you during my two years at White Oaks. I will miss being here next year and wish this wonderful community well. Now onto some ideas for supporting your child’s social and emotional development over the summer months and beyond.

You may be familiar with the work of Challenge Success, a non-profit affiliated with Stanford University. One of their missions is to help families prioritize Playtime,Downtime and Family time (PDF). Research supports their recommendation that children need all three on a daily basis for healthy development. Here is a guide to how Challenge Success defines PlaytimeDowntime and Family time (PDF) and practical tips for incorporating all three into family life. Does PDF sound like something you would like to prioritize this summer? 

More reading on this topic...

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/17/07/reclaiming-downtime

https://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/04/the-lessons-of-winter-break-protect-playtime-downtime-and-family-time/

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/41205/what-kids-need-for-optimal-health-and-school-engagement

 

School News and Events

PTA Special Events Appreciation
We'd like to send out a huge "THANK YOU" to all of the Event Committees and volunteers for the fun events and celebrations happening at White Oaks since Winter Break: Ella Levin for the Upper Grades Dance, Jaime Ackerhalt & Jen Larocque for the Stanford Baseball Outing, Jessica Eva for her work on the 2020 Chickens' Ball, Jennifer Rudy & Julie Stallings for Founders Day, Kirsten Kell for the school play, Natalie Joyce, Lana Walsh & Ella Levin for Cultural Arts Day, and Ella Levin & Natalie Joyce for organizing our participation in the Hometown Days Parade - we appreciate all that you do to build community at White Oaks School!

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!

Last Call for Walk-a-Thon Designs: Due Friday, June 7
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. Email whiteoakswalkathon@gmail.com with any questions.

 

SCEF News and Events

The SCEF Fiscal Year Ends June 30th - Your Giving Is As Important NOW As Ever!
Help us meet and exceed the SCEF fundraising goal of $2.5 million. We are still working hard to minimize reductions for next year’s budget. Every dollar over our goal goes directly towards minimizing reductions for next school year. To understand how your donation to SCEF makes a difference to your child’s education, watch our video athttp://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.

Celebrate the End of the School Year With Your San Carlos Friends and the SF Giants on FRIDAY, June 14th!
Take the train and enjoy the trip! More information here:http://www.caltrain.com/Assets/_Marketing/pdf/2019+Giants+Brochure.pdf

Hear our students sing the National Anthem before the game and watch the Giants take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Game time is 7:15 PM. Stay after the game for FIREWORKS!!! Giants Tickets are still available at the San Carlos Youth Center at Burton Park. Cash or check only.

 

District News and Events

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

Infosnap Registration for the 2019-20 School Year
Thank you for completing your Infosnap Online Registation for next year. We use this information to form our classes and hire teachers. If you are not planning to attend one of the San Carlos School District Schools next year, please notify your school secretary so we can have accurate enrollment numbers for August.

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

 

Community News and Events

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 3rd 6:30-8:30PM at the San Carlos Youth Center. RSVP: http://evite.me/A61EqVHCvV

Chalk Full of the Fun on the Square
WANTED - STUDENT ARTISTS & FAMILY TEAMS!
The Redwood City Parks & Arts Foundation invites you to come join the fun at the 4th annual Chalk Full of Fun on the Square, July 3rd & 4th. This FREE event is for the whole community. Chalk squares are limited, so register now to reserve you spot.

Click here for ONLINE REGISTRATION.
For more info click here or email us at: info@rwcpaf.org.
BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!