White Oaks Weekly - October 20, 2019

From the Principal

Dear Families,

An important, yet difficult skill that students need to learn is how to recognize their emotions. This is a foundational skill that leads to self-regulation, conflict resolution, self-advocacy, and more. One way we teach this skill is through a curriculum called the “Zones of Regulation”. Our school counselor, Kim Arasato, works with our teachers to implement this across grade levels. We are also beginning to integrate these concepts into our yard supervision program so that students are able to practice what they are learning in the classroom out on the playground.

What Zone Are You In

Encourage your child to identify what zone they are in when you see they are sad, happy or angry. There are several books listed in the powerpoint link above that you can use to start the conversation at home.


Leah Scholer, Principal


School News and Events

Walk-a-Thon: Thank Yous and Donation Information
The Walk-a-Thon is TODAY, but there’s still time to donate! Go to www.whiteoaks.dojiggy.com and click Make a Pledge to search for you child’s page.      

A HUGE thank you to all of the corporate sponsors who supported this year’s Walk-a-Thon. Your contributions not only make the day a huge success for our kids, but also ensures that every dollar our students raise goes directly back into our school.  

Platinum Sponsors: Chang Orthodontics, San Carlos Orthodontics, Fort Light, Roberts Market

Gold Sponsors: County Consumer Plumbing Service & Repair Group, Tavarez Orthodontics, Matt Grodin CPA, Kirsten Kell Marriage and Family Therapy, Alana Corso, Craftsman Agency, Guarantee Mortgage, Jumpin Giraffe Party Rentals, WealthPrime 

PTA Appreciation
Thank you White Oaks for helping us surpass our membership goal. We are now at 86%! This level of participation gives us a powerful voice in advocating for our children with the California State Legislature.

For those who still have yet to join, YOU can help us reach 100%. It's easy and does not require any additional volunteering or attendance at meetings (although we would LOVE to have you!). It only costs $20 per family. Just click on this link to access our online PTA Membership portal at TOTEM.

Spiritwear Store Now Open!
Check out our online store to order your White Oaks Spiritwear. Ordering is only available until October 31 for this school year!! Samples will be available to check sizing at the Walk-a-thon and Welcome Wednesdays. Contact Catherine Dunne if you have any questions or comments.

Maverick Jack’s Community Event
Please join us for a fun night out at Maverick Jack’s (622 Laurel Street, San Carlos), on Wednesday, October 23. Mention “White Oaks” when placing your order and Maverick Jack’s will generously donate 20% of the total to our school. Dine-in or Take-out anytime between 11am-9pm (3rd party delivery services like Door Dash do not apply). Take advantage of early release day and grab some friends for lunch and/or swing by for dinner. Don't forget to give a shout out to White Oaks so we get credit for your visit. We look forward to seeing you there!

Shop This Week With Good Eggs to Win Fall Treats for Our Teachers
If 10 orders are placed using our fall fundraiser school code this week, we will win sweet treats for our hardworking teachers. Both new and returning customers can place an order anytime from 10/21-10/27 to qualify our school for this prize. 

How to join the fundraiser:

  1. Visit schools.goodeggs.com
  2. Enter the school code whiteoaksfall2019. Click "Shop Now."
  3. Add your groceries to your Good Eggs basket and check out.

New customers get $20 off their first order with this code. We'll earn a $150 bonus if 10 new families try Good Eggs for the first time, and an additional $350 for 20. Thank you for your support and happy shopping.



Candy Buy-Back
Support Our Troops - Support Your School 

  • Drop off your Halloween Candy at your school office 
  • When? Nov 1st – Nov 6th 
  • Drs. Amin, Chang and Kaher will donate $1 per pound of wrapped candy to SCEF
  • All candy will be shipped to our troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude

Thank you to local dentists, Drs. Amin, Chang and Kaher and Estes Express Shipping. Check out our flyer at http://scefkids.org/halloween.

Faculty and Friends’ Got Talent!
Beloved San Carlos music teachers and instructors along with other local musicians will perform on Friday, November 8 at the 14th annual Friends and Faculty Concert. This popular event is great for the whole family and all proceeds benefit SCSD middle school music programs. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.scefkids.org/events/.

Come out and hear some of your favorites do their thing! Performers include Doug Chin, Chris Anthony, Joe Murphy,  Sara Murphy, Katie Tupper, Tabitha Tetreault, Selena Gould, Scott Daily, Grace Schulz, Hummingbird Music, and The Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers. 

  • Friday, November 8, 2019
  • 7:00 pm
  • St. Charles Church in San Carlos


District News and Events

New Student Registration
The San Carlos School District will be opening the first window of registration for any NEW students enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year, on November 1, 2019. This registration window is open until February 28, 2020 and parents may register at anytime during this period. 

New Student Registration is for all incoming Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten and any student in grades 1st through 8th that will be new to the District (currently enrolled students do not need to complete this process).

Visit our website for more information.

Preschool & Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting
Have an incoming Kindergartener? Looking for a great preschool? Join us for our Preschool & Kindergarten Parent Information Night on Monday, November 18 from 6:30-8:00pm in Mustang Hall. Info Night is designed to provide parents and guardians with information about the San Carlos School District and its programs.


  • How to Register for School
  • Overview of our District, Schools, Preschool, Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten programs
  • Meet the Elementary School Principals
  • Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) Overview
  • San Carlos Education Foundation Overview
  • Resources Booths for Parents - Afterschool Programs, Healthy Cities Tutoring, Sequoia Health Care District

Visit our website for more information.


Community News and Events

Chickens’ Ball Variety Show PTA Fundraiser
Got Talent? Want to raise money for your kids’ music and art programs? Want to have fun? Sign up online and attend auditions October 24 or October 26 at Heather Elementary school. Watch our short video for all the info you need. www.chickensball.org.

All Aboard for The Transportation Museum
The Transportation Museum features interactive and educational exhibits and activities related to all kinds of transportation. This year's museum will take place on Sunday, October 27 from 10-3 inside the Multi-Use Room at Brittan Acres.

This year's exhibits include analyzing the legacy of the Transcontinental Railroad, exploring transit-oriented development in the Bay Area, traversing the world's most extreme airports, and an in-depth look at the history of SamTrans. In addition, there will also be a hands-on flight simulator and bus driving simulator, a transit-themed escape room, a virtual reality activity, and outreach booths hosted by representatives from local transit agencies, including the California High-Speed Rail Authority, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and more. You can learn more at TheTransportationMuseum.com.

Free Rain Barrel Installation Workshop - Nov 2
Join us for a FREE rain barrel workshop sponsored by Flows To Bay, the San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program. The workshop will be on Saturday, November 2 from 9:00am-1:00pm at Tierra Linda Middle School, San Carlos. Help us install a new system for TL, and learn the skills needed to install your own rain barrel system at home! All ages are welcome to participate in the learning and the FUN! RSVP: https://www.flowstobay.org/nov2