White Oaks Weekly - October 27, 2019

From the Principal

Dear Families,

With Halloween right around the corner, White Oaks is supporting the Teal Pumpkin Project, raising awareness for food allergies and promoting inclusion of all trick-or-treaters. Parents can go onto the Teal Pumpkin Project site and log your home as a "Teal Pumpkin" home so trick-or-treaters know where to go. 

For those of you who will be trick-or-treating, SCEF is sponsoring the 9th annual Halloween buy-back program. Families can drop off their Halloween candy at the front office from November 1st - November 6th. Our local dentists, Drs. Amin, Chang, and Kaher will donate $1 per pound of wrapped candy to SCEF! The candy will be shipped to our troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude. 

Our White Oaks Halloween parade will take place on Thursday, October 31st at 8:45 am. Students will head to their classrooms at 8:30 to put down their backpacks and then as a school, we will gather on the blacktop for our school parade. Please check with your classroom teacher for more details. 

Sincerely,

Leah Scholer, Principal
lscholer@scsdk8.org

P.S.
REMINDER: Picture Make-up Day is TOMORROW - Monday, 10/28
- Please check the Lost and Found for any items that may belong to your family. In November, we will be donating unclaimed items as our collection is growing by the day.
 

 

School News and Events

Thanks and Last Call for Donations
Thank you to everyone who came out last week for our annual Walk-a-Thon and Family Fun Day to cheer on our walkers, enjoy the afternoon and volunteer! With your contributions, and those of family and friends, we’re so close to our fundraising goal. It’s not too late to help us get all the way there! Log on to www.whiteoaks.dojiggy.com today. Donations will be accepted through the end of the month.

Last Chance for Spiritwear Orders!
Thursday October 31 is the last day for ordering your White Oaks spiritwear for this school year. Samples will be available during morning drop off on Wednesday October 30 if you need to check sizing. Check out our online store to place your order. Email Catherine Dunne with any spiritwear questions.

PTA Appreciation
We wanted to give a huge thanks to everyone who came out to support our Walk-a-Thon. This is our main fundraising event of the year that helps us fund our beloved programs such as Art in Action, Cultural Arts Day, and Artist in Residence. We loved seeing so many impressive walkers, and we are so appreciative of all our volunteers. Big thanks to our Walk-a-Thon team who worked tirelessly to put on one of the most fun events of the year - Jamie Bailey, Sondra Harding, Trinity Murphy, Alicia Silverman, and Lana Walsh. Your teamwork, dedication, and creativity inspire us all! THANK YOU!

Book Fair
It’s that time of year again! The Scholastic Book Fair is just around the corner. The Book Fair raises thousands of dollars in books for the school library. We can't do it without your help! Please take a look at the many roles and shifts to fit your schedule and sign up here: https://signup.com/go/KxULzOcWe especially need help on Family Fun Night, Wednesday, November 13.

Monday 11/11: No School 
Tuesday 11/12: 8-8:45am, 2:30-3:15pm
Wednesday 11/13: 8-8:45am, 12:30-1:15pm with Family Fun Night* 5:15-7:30pm 
Thursday 11/14: 8-8:45am, 2:30-3:15pm, 5-6:30pm
Friday 11/15: 8-8:45am

*On Family Fun night the Book Fair opens at 5:15 and the Puppet Show (TK-1st) and Magic Show (2nd & 3rd) begins at 6:30pm. Shop at the book fair before the show!

Shop This Week With Good Eggs to Raise Money for White Oaks
Join the Good Eggs School Fundraiser today. The sooner you shop with our school's code, the more money our school can earn!  5% will go back to our school on orders placed between 10/1 and 11/30.

Good Eggs is an organic grocery delivery service offering local, organic produce, sustainable meat and fish, pantry items, meal kits and much more for direct delivery to your doorstep.

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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.

 

SCEF News

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

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.

 

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 - Nov 18
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.

Highlights:

  • 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

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

Welcome Home San Carlos - Nov 7
The San Carlos Community is invited to join a different conversation on housing in the City of Good Living. “Welcome Home, San Carlos” is a joint effort between the City and Home for All, a San Mateo County collaborative, aimed at helping our community talk more constructively about the shared challenge of housing. Our goal is to listen to the community, and to hear about the priorities, concerns, and values of those who live and work in San Carlos.  

We are launching a series of engagements to talk about our community’s hopes for the future, focusing specifically on housing and identifying key priorities. A major focus is to connect with community members who are less likely to participate in formal civic processes to listen and learn together. Our first community conversation is scheduled for Thursday, November 7 at the Hiller Museum and will be an informative dialogue about people’s personal experience with housing and their goals and aspirations for the future of San Carlos. Doors will open at 6:15 pm and the program will start at 7:00 pm. Light refreshments and child care will be provided. Because we want this conversation to focus on community perspectives, city staff and elected officials will be present only as listeners. We hope that you can join us!  
  
TO RSVP please go to: welcomehomesancarlos.eventbrite.com  
For more information go to: cityofsancarlos.org/welcomehome