White Oaks Weekly - May 29, 2022

From the Principal

Dear White Oaks families, 

As the end of the school year approaches, families often ask how to support student learning over the summer. Already, you are planning summer experiences that build knowledge, spark curiosity about the world, and help your child gain confidence. Riding bikes, hiking, visiting the public library, playing in the neighborhood, attending summer camps, playing board games as a family, and traveling outside of our city builds knowledge and a sense of wonder. 

Reading books and discussing them together develops rich language skills and fosters a love of literacy. In addition, the more relaxed summer schedule can be a wonderful time to build independence and confidence at all ages as children learn new skills such as tying shoes and how to contribute to family chores. 

Our White Oaks Summer Learning Resources have been compiled with care to keep your student engaged in learning activities throughout the months away from school.

You may also want to check the list of apps recommended by Common Sense Media. And the following apps will be accessible through Clever over the summer for your student: 

  • Lexia

  • Lexia English 

  • Raz-Kids / Learning A-Z 

  • Freckle expires July 31 (3rd Grade only)

  • Reflex expires July 31

I wish you a wonderful summer full of new memories and time with your family!

Warmest regards, 
Leah Scholer, Principal
[email protected]


School News and Events

June 1: Walk to School Wednesday
Please join us for the last Walk to School Wednesday of the school year. Charms will be given to students who walk, roll, ride or scoot to school!

Art in Action Show Extended! 
The Art Show will remain open during the 1st and 2nd grade Celebration of Learning events and during the Folk Dance. Stop by the MU anytime during these hours to check out all the beautiful student art!

Tuesday, May 31, 5:15-6:15 p.m. (during 1st grade Celebration of Learning)
Wednesday, June 1, 8:15-10 a.m. (during Folk Dance)
Monday, June 6, 6-7 p.m. (during 2nd grade Celebration of Learning)

Sign Up to Be a Buddy Family for New Families!
As we get closer to summer, we want to encourage families to sign up to be Kinder Family Buddies. This special White Oaks tradition pairs current families with incoming Kindergarten and TK families to help them feel like a part of the White Oaks community. It is a wonderful resource for the new families in case they have questions about school over the summer and/or at the beginning of the year. First-time families often have normal jitters, and having a particular person or family to talk to helps a lot. Please fill out this form by May 31 to sign up to be a Kinder Family Buddy. Contact Kari Burchard with questions.

Arroyo Family Summer Socials
For families of rising fourth-graders: The Arroyo/Central PTA is planning meetups throughout the summer to bring families together before the start of school. We currently have two summer socials scheduled:

Thursday, July 28: A BYO Dinner Picnic at Burton Park with yard games
Friday, Aug. 19: At Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company with food trucks and music

Grade-specific meetups can also be planned where there is interest. If you would like to receive an email with all of the final details over the summer, please complete this form!


SCEF News and Events

Check Out the SCEF Draft Donor Roll
In a year of seeking a “new normal” YOU helped us support students at every San Carlos public school. Thank you for believing in SCEF and showing up for our students by participating in our 2nd annual Read-A-Thon, Virtual Gala and online auction and the Make It Happen in May campaign. You donated, employers matched, community members pitched in, local businesses sponsored, and new developments and companies committed to sustain the public schools in San Carlos.

We appreciate every single contribution that gets us closer to our $3.2 million goal. Please check the draft donor roll to review your donations to SCEF this year (fiscal year ending 6/30/2022), and if there are any errors or omissions please let Scott Cleaveland know at [email protected]. You can still make a gift to support the 2022-23 school year at scefkids.org/donate.


District News and Events

COVID Reminders: Stay Home When Sick and Get Tested
Staying home when sick and getting tested for the COVID-19 virus are two of the most effective ways to keep our community safe. Find details from the SCSD Health & Safety Plan in this document


If you have any of the symptoms listed above, call your school office to report an illness, stay home, and take a COVID virus test.
If you need to report a positive COVID test, please call your school office; after business hours, contact J. Smith at 650-590-5922. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Resources page and review the SCSD Health & Safety Plan.


Community News and Events

San Carlos United Soccer Tryouts
San Carlos United is holding Open Tryouts for our Fall 2022 teams now through mid-June. Tryouts are for boys and girls born between 2005-2015.

Please register online at sancarlosunited.org, and you will be contacted by the respective age group regarding a tryout. We look forward to seeing you at the San Carlos United tryouts!

Parent Education Opportunities
More event info at parentventure.org/events

NEW! On June 16, we welcome Ashish Goel, designer, entrepreneur, and former teaching fellow at the Stanford d.school, to discuss his new book, Drawing on Courage: Risks Worth Taking and Stands Worth Making (Online). Please join us!

With over 55,000 views, The Parent Education Series Video Library has become a popular and trusted resource. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to 180+ Parent Ed Series events. Watch a video today and share with family and friends! New recordings include Fentanyl Prevention EducationHow to Support Your Upset Child or TeenEl Respeto y Mis Hijos; and Keeping Lines of Communication Open with Your Child or Teen.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Ages 5-11
San Mateo County Health is offering pediatric COVID-19 vaccines at eight sites throughout the county. Free and advance appointments are available, highly encouraged, and may be scheduled through MyTurn. Families may also come without appointments. Learn more.

COVID-19 PCR Testing in San Carlos
Please take advantage of the free COVID-19 virus testing at one of our school sites or those provided by the San Mateo County Health Department. 

WORKSITE LABS: Arroyo School, Patio 3, 1710 Arroyo Ave. Make appointment here.

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-6:30 p.m.

CURATIVE KIOSK: Central Middle School parking lot, 757 Cedar St. Make appointment here.

  • Mondays 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Thursdays noon-7 p.m.
  • Fridays 11 a.m.-6 p.m.​​​​​

CURATIVE VAN: Tierra Linda Middle School parking lot, 750 Dartmouth Ave. Make appointment here.

  • Wednesdays and Fridays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturdays 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Find other community testing sites in San Mateo County here.