White Oaks Weekly - November 4, 2018

From the Principal

Dear Families,

As we settle into our school routine, I want to thank you for the many ways you make a difference at White Oaks, volunteering in classrooms, supporting students at home and attending special events here at school. 

The funds that parents give to the PTA support programs such as Art in Action, Artist in Residency, School Beautification, and special school projects. In addition, PTA funds support classroom supplies to start the school year and provide enrichment and community-building events that make the school year memorable and fun!

The San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF) provides funding to support Smaller Class Sizes, Field Trips, Science Curriculum, Technology Support and Devices, Music for Minors, School Counselors and a School Site Principal Flex Fund.

These programs are vital to providing a well-rounded, quality education to our students. They enrich our students' everyday learning experience.

In addition, SCEF supports our teachers with the Educator Innovation Fund that promotes creativity and aids project-based learning. 

Wednesday, November 7th is the first SCEF day of this year. Please have your student wear green or school colors on Wednesday. If you haven't already done so, consider making a donation to SCEF. Support from parents like you is critical to help sustain and enhance the education we provide to our students.


Leah Scholer, Principal


School News and Events

Holiday Store Reminders
This TUESDAY 11/6 please Pick-a-Project in the MU and we need lots of volunteers to make this cherished event a success! 

Pick-a-Project will be on Tuesday, November 6th at 2:40. After you pick up the kids, come to the MU and pick up a project to take home and complete at your leisure (mostly). For those new to this event, you take home a kit that has all materials and instructions necessary to assemble a certain number of gifts. When they are ready, you bring them back. Then on the day of the event, your gifts are sold to the White Oaks students to give to family members on the holidays. We are making memories here! Most projects require NO crafty abilities and are very easy to put together. Please contact Kirsten Kell k@kkmft.com if you have questions or if you sewing abilities to share.

Other Key Dates:

  • 11/29/18 & 12/3/18 Project Parties in the MU; 7:00pm-9:00 pm
  • 12/7/18 Event Set Up in the MU; 2:40 pm
  • 12/8/18 - the EVENT!  9:00am-12:00pm

Get Excited!!

Next PTA Meeting – November 7, 7:00 pm
Please join us for our upcoming PTA meeting this Wednesday evening in the MU. We'll review possible playground plans and hear an update from our principal, Ms. Scholer, and the playground committee. Other highlights include updates from the Book Fair team and the Holiday Store. A Winter Family Fun Night will be discussed. The full agenda will be posted outside the front office on Monday morning. All are welcome. Please consider attending and sharing your input on these important topics.

Book Fair is Coming!
Please consider volunteering at this fabulous event and help raise funds for the White Oaks library. Sign up here. This year's theme is “Enchanted Forest Book Fair.”

Plan to shop the Book Fair Nov. 9-15. Shop early--don’t miss out!
Friday 11/9:  8-8:45am, 2:30-3:15pm
Monday 11/12: No School
Tuesday 11/13: 8-8:45am, 2:30-3:15pm, 5-6:30pm
Wednesday 11/14: 8-8:45 am, 12:30-1:15 pm with Family Fun Night* 5:15-7:30 pm
Thursday 11/15: 8-8:45am, 2:30-3:15pm

*On Family Fun Night the Book Fair opens at 5:15 and the Puppet Show (TK-1st) and Magic Show (2nd &3rd) begin at 6:30pm. Shop at the Book Fair before the show.

Make a Poster for the Book Fair!
Make a poster to promote the Book Fair and pick a book from our gently used collection. White Oaks students only please. Please submit posters to the library by Thursday, November 8. Minimum size 11” X 17”. Posters must include the following information:

  • November 9 through 15
  • Multi-Use Room
  • A slogan or message to attract shoppers
  • Student’s name and classroom written on the back (to receive the certificate for a gently used book)

White Oaks PlayPod Volunteers Needed!
The White Oaks Playpod provides students with a unique area of play during lunchtime recess. The Playpod is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and we need volunteers to help monitor students. Please click here to sign-up. Questions? Contact Jen Pedrotti.

Order Your 2018-2019 White Oaks Yearbooks Today
2018-2019 Yearbooks are for sale! They can be purchased directly from Jostens here. Yearbooks are $25 each, and the sales deadline is Friday, December 21, 2018. Yearbooks are distributed the last week of school by your student's teacher.

We don't have a lot of extras to sell at the end of the school year, so buy your yearbook now to reserve a copy. Please contact Teresa Williams with any questions via email or 650-508-7317.

Win a Good Eggs Tour of the Ferry Building (Shop 11/5-11/11)
Get entered to win a Good Eggs Tour of the Ferry Building when you shop this week! Orders placed by both new and returning customers between November 5 and November 11 will qualify towards the Ferry Building Tour raffle. 

Five families across all participating schools will be chosen to win 10 gift cards to visit Good Eggs producers in the Ferry Building. This delicious self-guided tour has a $100 value.


How to join the fundraiser:

1.  Visit schools.goodeggs.com.

2.  Enter the code WHITEOAKS18 –– click "Shop Now.”

3.  Add your groceries to your Good Eggs basket and check out.

New customers get $15 off with this code and if 20 new customers join the fundraiser, our school also gets a $500 fundraising bonus. 

Fundraiser terms & details:

  • 5% will count back to the school on all orders placed between October 1 and November 30. 
  • Good Eggs is an online grocery market in the Bay Area delivering absurdly fresh groceries. 
  • Shop today for same-day delivery straight to your doorstep––no subscription required. 
  • Delivery is free on all orders over $60.

New Student Registration Parent Information Night for 2019-2020
Registration has opened for all new incoming students for the 2019-2020 school year! To register, visit the District Office. If you have questions regarding registration kindergarten or transitional kindergarten, please plan to attend the Kindergarten Information Night for 2019-2020 on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:30-8:00PM in Central Middle School’s Gym (757 Cedar Street). The Kindergarten Information Night is designed to provide parents/guardians with information about the San Carlos School District, preschool, transitional kindergarten and will go in depth about the kindergarten program. Parents new to the district in other grade levels are welcome to attend. Should you have any questions about this event or the registration process please contact the District Office at 650-508-7333.


SCEF News and Events

SCEF Day is November 7
Wear green and show your support for SCEF! 
Donate at: www.scefkids.org/donate
Every donation supports vital programs like libraries, PE, Music, Band and Orchestra , Middle School Electives and more. Make a positive impact on the everyday learning experience of every child in our San Carlos public schools. 

8th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back
Enjoy some of your Halloween treats and then donate the rest! Drop-off your Halloween Candy at your school’s office until November 7th. Local dentists Drs. Amin, Chang and Kaher will donate $1 per pound of wrapped candy to SCEF, and Operation Gratitude with Estes Express Shipping will ship the candy to our troops overseas. Support our troops and support your school!

Get your Faculty and Friends Concert tickets now!
On November 9th, join our SCSD music teachers, local musicians and community members for an evening of live music. This popular event, held at St. Charles Church in San Carlos, is great for the whole family. Refreshments will be available for sale at intermission. Support SCEF, music in our schools and enjoy our local musicians.

Sports Basement
On Thursday, November 15th, Sports Basement is inviting everyone in the San Carlos School District to a very special shopping day. Come see the new store in Redwood City, at 202 Walnut (in the old Toys R Us location), sign up for Basementeers and receive 20% off your entire purchase all day long! SCEF is a beneficiary of their Basementeer program & will receive 10% of all sales. There is a reception at 6pm.

Thank You Silver Sponsors!

Our heartfelt thanks to our Silver Sponsors:
Brien Shamp Boot Camp, Dragonfly Investments Group, Harvest Furniture, Hummingbird Music School, Jacklyn Kurth Orthodontics, John & Lorena Baer, John McAfee-State Farm, Lisa Noble Photography, Mindful Bodies, Moquin, North Wall Builders, Pope Dental Implant Specialist, Wendy Wood Design.


Community News and Events

Parent Education Opportunity - My Digital Tat2 - Nov. 14
The SCSD PTA Coordinating Council (PTACC) is funding a special presentation by Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet PPSC, LCSW on Nov. 14th from 6:30-8pm at the district office (1200 Industrial Road). Gloria was a university lecturer for 20 years and has over 30 years of experience as a school social worker, specializing in the social emotional well being of children and teens.

Topics include:

  • Evolving digital landscape and current trends
  • Emotional and psychological responses
  • Technology and social media
  • Responding to challenging issues, such as techno-perfection, digital distraction, sleep, and sexting
  • Strategies to engage your child with constructive conversation and promote media balance for the entire family

My Digital TAT2 has worked with over 20,000 Bay Area students, parents, and educators, facilitating discussions about the role of social media in their lives.

My Digital TAT2 is a non-profit organization. Learn about our mission and how to support our work: www.mydigitaltat2.org

RSVP Today!