White Oaks Weekly - January 5, 2020

From the Principal

Dear Families,

Welcome back and happy New Year! I am proud to announce that White Oaks is being recognized as a 2020 California Distinguished School! The Distinguished Schools program recognizes schools based on performance and progress on the state indicators as specified on the California School Dashboard. Indicators include test scores, suspension rates, and conditions and climate. More than that, this award celebrates the tireless efforts of our amazing teachers, staff, and parents and honors the culture that has been cultivated here over many years. As Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent, stated in his press release, “These outstanding schools don’t just educate students; they also provide the young people of California the tools they need to be successful after graduation. Thanks go to all the staff at these schools—teachers, administrators, classified employees—and parents, who are working together to provide high-quality educational experiences for all of their students.” 

Congratulations, White Oaks, this is well deserved!


Leah Scholer, Principal


School News and Events

First Walk to School in 2020!
Reminder that this Wednesday, January 8, is our first Walk to School in 2020! We will be at school to pass out charms to our walkers, scooters, and bikers. Look for the balloons to find your charm. We still need a few volunteers to help pass out charms the first Wednesday of each month. Please email Shipeng Fu if you would like to volunteer.

Important PTA Meeting – January 8, 7pm at Debbie Blucher’s House
Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the new year. This is a very important meeting where we will be discussing the upcoming parcel tax and receive a school update from our principal. Everyone is welcome and we would love to see you there. See latest White Oaks Weekly (WOW) for address.



District News and Events

Winter Enrichment Class Registration Now Open!
KidzToPros has begun registration for after school Winter Vendor Enrichment Classes which will begin the week of January 13. Registration is open! Visit https://www.kidztopros.com/asps-landing.

ROPES Presentations are Coming and Judges are Needed!
We are looking for parents and community members that would like to serve as a judge for the ROPES (Rite of Passage Experiences) presentations in February. ROPES are challenging projects that 4th, 6th and 8th grade students have completed which allow them to learn about their world and themselves in a deeper but fun way.  

There are 3 opportunities to judge:

Monday, Feb 3, 5:30pm – 8:30pm 
Tuesday, Feb 4, 5:30pm – 8:30pm 
Wednesday, Feb 5, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

We would not be able to maintain this valuable program without the support of our community. We are asking for you to join district staff and other community members by volunteering to serve as a judge on one of our judging panels. Typically, we have two to three judges per room and they judge four to six student presentations in an evening.
We hope that you will be able to join us in this worthwhile event. 

If you are able to judge on any/all of those days, please contact Veronica Rickson either via email at ROPES@scsdk8.org or by phone at 650-590-5926. Thank You!


SCEF News and Events

Starlight Gala - March 14
Save the Date for the SCEF Starlight Gala and Auction--March 14, 2020 at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, January 9 at 10am.


Community News and Events

Help us Re-Imagine SamTrans
Please take 7 minutes to participate in this survey for SamTrans. Reimagine SamTrans will evaluate each SamTrans bus route, as well as the entire bus system, in light of changing travel patterns and needs. They will look at every element of the SamTrans system, from customer experience, to route design, to how often the buses run, to efficient and effective operations practices, and more.