From the Principal
Dear White Oaks Families,
It was a great week back from break. Students continue to engage in core instructional activities in the classroom and are working on collaborative and social skills during recess. We have many parents on-site as campus supervisors who are providing critical supervision. Thank you to all our parents, whether at-home or on-site, for your continued support and engagement in your child’s education.
Parent involvement in a child’s education has been examined in countless studies and reports and the research overwhelmingly supports increased academic achievement, better classroom behavior, and positive teacher morale. As we transition back to on-site teaching and learning, it is important that we continue to partner with you to provide an enriching whole-child learning experience.
Over the next few weeks, there are several opportunities for you to be part of the conversation and give input on priorities for the next year.
We are in the process of planning for the 2021-2022 school year, and drafting new goals for our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). In order to be as thorough as possible, we need your feedback and input. Below is a link to a survey, please complete it by April 19th, so that we can include your thoughts into our planning. Please fill out one survey per child. It is important that every family completes the survey so we can hear all feedback from our student population.
School Site Council Meeting
We have a School Site Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 22nd from 3-4pm. We will be reviewing goals from our strategic plan and getting input into planning for LCAP goals. In addition, we will continue our discussion around ways to improve our work around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging so that everyone feels welcomed at White Oaks. Please email me if you’d like to attend and I’ll send you the Zoom link.
Our monthly PTA meeting will be next Wednesday, 4/14 at 7:30pm. Come and hear about the activities that the PTA has planned to continue to support our community.
Leah Scholer, Principal
School News and Events
April PTA Meeting Via Zoom
Please join us for our next PTA meeting on April 14 at 7:30pm. We hope you can all join us!
Meeting ID: 896 6371 8734
SCEF News and Events
The SCEF Gala is Coming Soon!
The new family-friendly SCEF Virtual Gala is on Sunday April 25, 5-6pm. SAVE THE DATE and register NOW!
This year’s SCEF Gala will be fast and fun with dynamic auctioneer, Chad Carvey, hosting the event. Chad is a former Principal who understands the importance of public education. He hosts a great LIVE Auction and shines in the Fund-A-Need segment featuring his exciting “Last Auction Hero” with a special prize.
ALL will have a chance to win 3-Nights at a Fairmont Hotel/Resort! Sign into the Virtual Gala by 5pm to be eligible--you must be present when the Lucky Door Prize ticket is drawn. Enter the Starlight Rafflefor a Chance and a Choice: winner chooses one of a selection of Silent and Live Auction Packages. Only 300 tickets will be sold. $100/1 ticket; $250/3 tickets; $500/6 tickets. For details go to https://scefkids.org/starlight-raffle
To register, please go to www.scefkids.org/events.
Leadership Circle level donors, please use the registration link provided in the email sent to you from Jackie King, VP Leadership Circle.
Let’s toast together! We are looking forward to a lively and successful event. Please mark your calendar and join the fun while helping our schools!
If you can’t attend the virtual event, you can still bid on items in the online auction from April 22 to April 30. To see online auction items go to: www.scefkids.org/events.
District News and Events
Student and Community Testing to Keep our Kids On Campus
Please take advantage of the no cost surveillance COVID-19 testing provided by the San Mateo County Health Department.
Please sign up for weekly testing for yourself and your child. Contact your health provider for a test if you have symptoms or know you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Keeping COVID cases off of our campuses will keep our in person learning possible. As a reminder, if a student or or teacher tests positive for COVID, we will need to transition that cohort back to distance learning for at least two weeks to avoid spreading the virus.
Sign up at one of the following locations to begin your regular weekly testing:
- Central Middle School - Thursdays, 1-7pm Register Here
- Other Community Based Testing sites in San Mateo County Here
Community News and Events
The City of San Carlos Celebrates Earth Day
To celebrate Earth Day this year the City of San Carlos is hosting a photo competition with four different categories: Energy, Transportation, Waste, and Water.
To participate, share a photo on Twitter or Instagram with #CityofGoodLiving or #SanCarlosEarthDay, or email a photo to email@example.com showing how you are celebrating Earth Day. Along with the photo include a description explaining how you are reducing your impact for one of the four categories. Share your photo by April 21 and the best submission for each category will win a $25 gift certificate to The Reading Bug! Winners for each category will be chosen based on creativity and positive environmental impact and announced on Earth Day.
Learn more at: cityofsancarlos.org/earthday
Help students discover new interests in a free Outschool class and raise money for SCEF. Click this link http://outschooler.me/SCEF to get $20 off your first Outschool class (100,000+ live, virtual, small-group classes to choose from!) and SCEF will also earn $5. Feel free to share with friends and family! Please note, $20 off a class and the $5 donation is only valid for students who’ve never taken an Outschool class before.