White Oaks Weekly - May 26, 2024

May 26, 2024


  • Principal’s Message: Gratitude for Celebration of Learning & Art in Action 
  • PTA: Library Books Due, Appreciations
  • Plus, SCEF and Community News


Mon 5/27: Memorial Day, no school
Fri 5/31: Library books due
Wed 6/5: Folk Dance Performance, 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Fri 6/7: Deadline to sign up as a New Family Buddy 
Fri 6/14: Kickoff Summer with the SF Giants, 7:05 p.m.

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Principals Message

Dear White Oaks Families,

We had an amazing turnout for our Celebration of Learning this past Wednesday. I absolutely loved seeing the smiles of pride on the students' faces as they shared projects with their families. This night always holds a special place in my heart. The culmination of everyone’s hard work is finally presented and it is incredibly rewarding to take a step back and say, “Wow! Look how much we have learned this year!” 

I would like to thank Doug Okamoto and his team for organizing the Art in Action Show that took place in the MU during the Celebration of Learning. What fabulous pieces of art our children have created! Our PTA has made it possible for these art lessons to take place in the classrooms and I am so happy we got to celebrate this enriching program. 

Leah Scholer

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This Week's Menus

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San Carlos Education Foundation News

Because of your support, your school PTA:

  • provides teacher grants
  • sponsors multi-cultural/DEIB activities and events
  • has funds to buy new library books and host assemblies
  • offers Art in Action
  • funds community events and gatherings
  • helps provide school beautification, gardens and other amenities

Your donation to SCEF will help us provide grants to ensure educator positions and programs like these are available next year. Please make a donation to our annual fund today.

Check out the SCEF Draft Donor Roll
We appreciate every single contribution that gets us closer to our $3.7 million goal. Please check the draft donor roll to review your donations to SCEF from July 1, 2023 through May 19, 2024. If there are any errors or omissions, please let Scott Cleaveland know at [email protected]. SCEF’s fiscal year ends on June 30.

We hope you enjoyed the Celebration of Learning at your school! Your donation to SCEF makes it possible for our educators to have what they need in every classroom. Show them your appreciation and support– DONATE TODAY!

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PTA News

Library Books Due by May 31

White Oaks students love to read! This year in the library students checked out over 7500 books. Please help Mrs. Gallagher out by returning all library books to the library by Friday, May 31. This will help ensure that our collection is available for students to enjoy next year. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Gallagher. Thank you for your support!

Huge Thank You to Art in Action Volunteers!

We want to extend our gratitude for all of the Art in Action Volunteers this year. It was wonderful to see all of the students work displayed at the Art Show. And an extra special THANK YOU to Doug Okamoto for chairing the Art in Action program. Your dedication and hard work have made a huge impact at White Oaks!

Thank You to the White Oaks Staff Appreciation Committee!

As we draw closer to the end of the school year, we wanted to extend a thank you to the Staff Appreciation Committee for treating our amazing White Oaks teachers and staff! And thank you to Doug Okamoto for chairing this program and making it so special!

Thank You to the Hometown Days Parade Crew!

We had a blast showing our school spirit at the Hometown Days Parade last weekend! Go Owls! Thank you to Tracy Massaro, Holly Cornil and Laura Heckenberg for planning this fun event for our community.

Giving Thanks for Stanford Baseball Day!

Thank you to Alex Moore for planning this year's Stanford Baseball Family Day for White Oaks!

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 TK/Kinder Family Buddies. This White Oaks tradition pairs current families with incoming TK/Kinder families to help them feel like a part of our community. It is a wonderful resource for new families in case they have questions about school over the summer or at the beginning of the year. First-time families often have jitters, and having a particular person or family to talk to helps a lot.

Please fill out this form by June 7 to sign up to be a Buddy. Reach out to Nandi Byer with any questions.

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Community News

Rock Band Summer Camp With Hummingbird Music School is Back!

Has your child ever wanted to play in a rock band? Do they want to learn a new instrument? Or do they want to get better at one they already play? We hope they'll join us this summer at Rock Band Camp with Hummingbird Music School!

Campers will be immersed in live music and performance, experiencing what it’s like to be in a rock band with fellow musicians and bandmates! Sign up to learn either guitar, ukulele, bass, drums, keyboard or vocals (or a combination of these). Campers will together form a band, attend daily band rehearsals, participate in music workshops, and perform with their band in a live showcase for family and friends at the end of the week. Bands will be formed on the first day of camp, based on experience level and/or age. Campers can choose to form a band with friends!

Camp will be held throughout June, July and August at Arroyo School in San Carlos. One-week sessions run from Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. All skill levels are welcome! For more information and to register, click here.

Parent Education Opportunities

How can you prevent "summer slide"? In a special in-person Spanish event, Edwin Fernandez, LCSW, and Michelle Remond, RCSD, present Preparando a su estudiante para el verano (español) (May 28).
6:00-7:00 p.m. In-Person Event (Hoover School, RWC)

Miss a live event? Click here to subscribe to our free Video Library (YouTube) with recordings of 300+ Parent Education Series events. You can also sign up for our newsletter, and join us on Instagram and Facebook!

NEW recordings include:

Visit the Parent Venture Series of Upcoming Events page for more information. 

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