White Oaks Weekly - September 23, 2018

From the Principal

Dear Families,

The White Oaks School Site Council will meet on Thursday, September 27th from 3:00-4:00 pm in the school library. All meetings are open to the school community.

Our agenda will include:

  • Welcoming new members
  • Reviewing minutes from the April 26th, 2018 meeting
  • Identifying roles and focus areas for 2018-2019 school year
  • Living SchoolYards Discussion

Picture Day:

A friendly reminder that Picture Day is tomorrow, Monday, September 24th. Click here if you are interested in ordering your pictures ahead of time!


Leah Scholer, Principal



School News and Events

White Oaks PlayPod Volunteers Needed

The White Oaks PlayPod provides students with a unique area of play during lunchtime recess. The PlayPod will be opening soon, and we need volunteers to help monitor students. Please click here to sign-up. Questions? Contact Jen Pedrotti.


White Oaks Beautification: Help Spruce up Our School!

Join White Oaks families for a day of service and fall clean up TODAY Sunday, September 23rd. Each year teachers give us a wish list for their classroom courtyards/campus and our goal is to beautify the school and give them what they want! Neighbors, friends and kids of all ages are welcome. Projects will include light and heavy clean-up, yard/garden improvements, bench painting, and more! Wear a hat, suncscreen, bring gloves and tools, protective shoes, and comfortable clothes that can get dirty. If you have particular tools for bigger jobs like a wheel barrow and hedge trimmers please bring along. We'll have 3 shifts: 9am-11am, 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm. If you can’t come for the whole shift, don’t worry!  We’d love for you to join us in whatever way works for you and your family. Treats for both shifts will be provided as a thank you! Contact Angela Holloszy or Natalie Joyce with any questions.


White Oaks Spirit Wear

White Oaks Spirit Wear – Now Taking Orders!

With the start of a new year it is time to check out the White Oaks gear – including hoodies, T-shirts, hats, tote bags and sports wear. Orders can be placed until 10/7. Click here to place your order. A sizing kit is available in the office to check sizing. Ordered gear will be sent to your child’s classroom in early November. Any questions please email Catherine Dunne.


Walk-a-Thon Website is Live: Donate Today!

It’s time to start collecting donations for this year’s Walk-a-Thon! Thanks to the incredible generosity of friends and families, our goal this year is to raise $60,000 to support enrichment programs for our kids, assemblies, school improvements, classroom grants, teacher development and so much more. Direct friends and family to www.whiteoaks.dojiggy.com to start donating. Just click on Make a Pledge and search for your child’s name. You can also personalize your child’s page using the login information that was sent earlier this week. Please reach out to whiteoakswalkathon@gmail.com with any questions.


Primary School Giveback Program: You Shop and Your School Earns Money

White Oaks Elementary Families: Welcome to the best, easiest fundraiser ever! Shop Primary’s premium colorful basics for kids without logos, slogans or sequins while earning money for our school! (Told you it was easy.) Use our school’s unique link every time you shop: www.primary.com/school/whiteoaks and 10% of that sale goes directly back to our school. Cha-ching! Plus, new customers get 20% off their first order with code: WHITEOAKS. If you have any questions, reach out to Michele Lewis.


SEDAC School Rep Needed for White Oaks School

The Special Education District Advisory Council (SEDAC) is looking for a parent representative from White Oaks to join the committee and help our community stay connected. We meet every other month and plan Ability Awareness Week together. Ability Awareness Week is a District-wide event in March. Our mission is to promote understanding, acceptance and appreciation of individual learning and ability differences through fun, experiential activities. SEDAC is an entity of the PTA Coordinating Council. If your child has an IEP or if you would just like to help, please let Adrienne Werner know. Our first meeting is at the District Office in the Conference Room on September 28th at 9:00 am. Thank you!


Kids Carpentry Enrollment is Open

Kids Carpentry enrollment is open. Classes begin October 1st and run through December. Don’t wait. Visit Kidztopros.com and register today. Please contact John McGovern with any questions. 650-274-5517


Community News and Events


Healthy Cities Tutoring Orientation and Training is Coming!

BE A TUTOR! Please join us and learn the basics to become a volunteer tutor with Healthy Cities Tutoring. 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 17

TIME: 8:30-10:30 am OR 6:30-8:30 pm. (Attend whichever session is most convenient for you.)

LOCATION: White Oaks School MUR, 1901 White Oak Way

Volunteers are asked to tutor 45 minutes once a week at any of our SCSD schools. No prior tutoring experience is needed and the tutoring time is flexible - either before, during or after school. Tutoring sessions generally take place at the school site.

There are always more students in need than there are tutors, so your help is greatly appreciated. We welcome high school students, parents, grandparents or any of our caring community members to join our team of volunteers supporting over 300 children in our schools. 

We hope to see you on Oct. 17! Please contact Cris Adair with any questions, call (650) 508-7327, or visit our website for more information and to complete an application. Thank you!