White Oaks Weekly - January 20, 2019

From the Principal

Dear Families,

I’m excited to share with you some upcoming Parent Education opportunities our district is offering this year. All San Carlos School District events are free, thanks to funding from our PTA Coordinating Council and support from SCEF and the Sequoia Healthcare District, so please share this with your friends and family who may also be interested.
You can view the complete calendar of events by clicking here. This link also takes you to resources from previous events in 2018.
One great event coming up on January 29 will feature UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital pediatrician, Jane Anderson, M.D.. Dr. Anderson will host more of a workshop-style event where parents can try out tools and discuss habits for building healthy teens. She will also reference the book, Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, When to Say It, and How to Listen by Wendy Mogel. Some of you may have heard Ms. Mogel speak at the Challenge Success event last fall, and we think it's a book/topic that applies to parents of children of all ages.
We hope you will be able to attend one of these parent education workshops. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office. 


Leah Scholer, Principal


School News and Events

Upcoming SCSD Budget Meetings
As you read in Dr. Harmeier’s Superintendent’s Winter Message, SCSD must reduce expenditures/increase revenue by $2.5 million over the next two years

We encourage parents, staff and the community to visit the Superintendent's Budget Advisory Committee site and attend upcoming meetings to learn more, have your questions answered, and your voice heard.

Information and Discussion Sessions: Proposed Budget Stabilization Plan:
- February 11, Central Middle School, Mustang Hall. 7:00-8:00 pm
- February 12, Terra Linda Middle School, Learning Commons. 7:00-8:00 pm

School Board Meeting/Budget Study Session:
- February 14, 6:30 PM, District Office Board Room 
School Board Meeting to Adopt Budget Stabilization Plan:
- February 28, 6:30 PM, District Office Board Room 

Incoming TK/Kinder Tours
We are hosting two identical information sessions for our incoming TK and Kindergarten families on January 30th and February 27th. Please join us for a brief presentation and tour of the classrooms from 9:00-10:00 AM in the MU (no need to RSVP). 

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.


District News and Events

Parent Support Group
Audience: Parents of school-age students (all welcome on a drop-in or consistent basis)

Facilitators: Teresa Wace and Audrey Fairchild, Marriage & Family Therapy Associates from One Life Counseling

Beginning Thursday, January 10, these weekly meetings will be facilitated to  allow parents to build community and resources for tackling parenting challenges. 

Location: Heather Elementary School Library

Read more about the group here:https://tinyurl.com/y8lll7e5


Parent Ed Event January 29
Join us Tuesday, January 29 for a parenting workshop with Dr. Jane Anderson from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital to learn about building Healthy family Habits: Starting Early to Build Happy Teens. 
Click here for more information and to RSVP: http://evite.me/nT5MU7SbuK

Healthy Cities Workshop for Students Struggling in Math
February 12, 2019   
Is your student struggling with math? Want to learn how to help them with tips and insights from two seasoned San Carlos math teachers? Join Healthy Cities Tutoring for our Math Tips workshop. Want to tutor? Arrive early to hear about volunteer tutoring opportunities.  

6:15-6:50 pm Orientation "How to become a tutor?"
7:00-8:30 pm Workshop "How to Support Your Student in Math"
Arroyo/Central Middle School Library
Presented by Shelia Sevilla, 4th grade teacher & Hillary Wiessinger, middle school math teacher

Open to Healthy Cities Tutors, Parents and Para-Educators
Click here to RSVP.

Additional workshop on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Visit our website for more information.


SCEF News and Events

SCEF Starlight Gala
Enjoy an adult night out. Dance, have some fun, support your schools and make some memories!

Join parents and friends across the district at the annual SCEF Starlight Gala. It is a fabulous night of dinner, dancing and auctions.

March 9, 2019 at Sharon Heights Country Club  

Don't miss out, get your tickets now at: www.scefkids.org/events

SCEF Exclusive Real Estate Sponsor—Bob Bredel
For the 12th year running, Bob Bredel, Realtor, is the SCEF Exclusive 2018-2019 Real Estate Sponsor! On top of that, Bob is donating his popular SELL YOUR HOUSE FOR $1 auction item. Thinking of selling your house or buying a new one? Check out Bob's offer at www.scefkids.org/bobbredel

Teacher Auctions Starting February, 4th
Get excited to see all the fun and creative ways our teachers have cooked up to support SCEF with your kids! Details to follow.


Community News and Events

Don't Miss Mary Poppins this Week
Mary Poppins Jr. opens this Thursday! Do you have your tickets? Treat the family to two hours of magic and fun this week with a performance of Mary Poppins Jr., presented by San Carlos Children’s Theater! Featuring a delightful cast of 4th-8th graders from the San Carlos School District, this shortened version of the Broadway hit runs January 24-27 in Mustang Hall on the Central Middle School Campus. Everyone loves Mary Poppins so be sure to reserve your seats in advance at www.SanCarlosChildrensTheater.com.

Production: Mary Poppins JR.
Showtimes: January 24-27 - 7pm Thurs-Sat / 1pm Sat & Sun
Venue: Mustang Hall, 828 Chestnut St., San Carlos
Ticket link: https://www.sancarloschildrenstheater.com/tickets