White Oaks Weekly - August 26, 2018

From the Principal

Dear Families,

Welcome back, White Oaks Families! I hope you all had a wonderful first week of school and are ready for a year of learning, discovery and growth. I would like to thank our teachers and staff for all their hard work preparing for the arrival of their students and getting the year off to a great start. I want to recognize our custodians Jesus Muñoz and Fernando Jimenez for the outstanding job they have done to make sure White Oaks was ready for classes to begin. We are incredibly appreciative of their work on behalf of our students and staff. I would also like to thank our school secretary, Teresa Williams, for the remarkable job she has done to support our teachers, staff, parents and me! Kirsten Kell, our PTA President, has worked tirelessly to ensure that our parents and students have a fabulous year ahead and a big thank you goes out to her as well. Finally, I would like to thank Angela Holloszy and her crew for taking time last week to beautify our campus. She was out there weeding and watering our gardens around campus before school started and made our campus look amazing for our families on Wednesday. 

Please take some time to browse our website to get to learn more about our staff and our school. Remember that Tuesday, 8/28 is a minimum day due to Back to School Night. Meet in the MU for our welcome presentation at 6:30 pm and then head to your teacher’s classroom from 7:00-8:00 pm to learn more about the year ahead. 

Helpful Resources: 

  • Take a peek at what Homework looks like at White Oaks
  • Learn about our math program, Math in Focus
  • Students are learning about the “White Oaks Way" and how to “Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe.”
  • Read through this year’s Parent Guide to learn about how to get involved, upcoming events, and important information about our school and district. 

Upcoming Events: 

  • Tuesday, 8/28: Back to School Night- 6:30pm in the MU, 7:00-8:00pm in classroom
           *Reminder that this Tuesday is a minimum day with dismissal at 12:35 for all.
  • Monday, 9/3: No school, Labor Day Holiday
  • Monday, 9/17: Late Bird schedule starts for TK and K

Sincerely,
Leah Scholer, Principal
lscholer@scsdk8.org

 

School News and Events

How to Order School Lunches
All families in SCSD may order lunches from our school lunch vendor, Choicelunch, using the ordering site LunchIsServed. Please go to the LunchIsServed site https://order.lunchisserved.com/ to set up your account and place orders. Even if you don’t plan on ordering lunch for your child(ren) right away, it’s best to have an account registered for every child in case they ever forget a lunch or need an extra lunch for any reason. For more information or to apply for Free or Reduced Price lunches, please visit the SCSD website

Volunteering- How To...
It was great to see many of you at our annual back-to-school coffee. Thank you to those of you who already volunteered via Signup.com. Thank you to Kathy Steele our EVP for creating the signup page and to Mr. Alex for getting the computers set up. If you haven’t done so yet please follow this link and sign up for any opportunities that fit your schedule.

http://signup.com/go/MxsD7T

Additional opportunities will be added during the year and some classroom roles will be available for sign up at back-to-school night in the classrooms.

First PTA meeting
Please join us Wednesday, September 5 at 7 PM in the MU for our first PTA meeting of the year. We will be hearing about school goals from our new principal Leah Scholer. We will also have updates on the family movie night and the walkathon. All parents are invited to attend. Remember to be eligible to vote you must be a member of the PTA.

JOIN THE WHITE OAKS PTA!
Join the White Oaks PTA and make a difference in the education and quality of life for all our students! Your support helps our PTA fund enrichment programs at White Oaks such as Art in Action, Artists in Residence, Family Fun Nights, Makerspace, class gardens, teacher stipends, classroom supplies for our students and more. Dues are just $20/family. JOIN TODAY!

 

SCEF News

Welcome to a great 2018-19 school year!
Our SCSD schools are in session! With new leadership and new perspectives, our schools are more prepared than ever to pave the way to our students’ success.
Many thanks to all our donors and business sponsors who helped SCEF reach its
2017-18 goal. Your generous donations will fund key educator positions and programs that are essential to a well-rounded education. Thank you for enriching our students’ learning experience. To learn about our work, please go to www.scefkids.org.

An Evening at Town
Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets to our Evening at TOWN.  We are SOLD OUT! To be put on the wait-list, send an email to: Events@scefkids.org.  

You are invited to participate in this year's Evening at TOWN raffle. The grand prize is a pair of diamond hoop earrings. Only 150 tickets will be sold. To see the earrings and learn how to purchase raffle tickets, please go to: https://www.scefkids.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/TOWN2018-Raffle.pdf.

Come one, come all!
Join your friends and neighbors at one of our popular parent parties. If you are new to the district, parent parties are a great way to connect with our community.
There is something for everyone!   
Check them out here: 
https://scefkids.ejoinme.org/ParentParties2018

Community News and Events

Interested in joining Cub Scouts? 
Please join Pack 65 at one of our information meetings to learn about the fun activities our Cub Scouts participate in. Open to all boys in 1st through 5th grade. Sept 5th and 13th at 6:30pm at the Burton Park stage area or Sept 17th at 6:30pm at Mahany Hall 1336 Arroyo Ave. For additional information visit www.pac65.org.