White Oaks Weekly - January 27, 2019

Dear Families,

Our Book of the Month for January and February is Wordy Birdy by Tammi Sauer.


Wordy Birdy loves words and she talks – A LOT! A hilarious and fun book with an important message about listening and communication. Learning how to listen is a crucial aspect of communication and at school, we teach children about Whole Body Listening where each part of our body plays a part in showing someone that we are listening to them.

You may want to take a look at these tips on positive ways to talk and listen with your child at home. Asking specific questions, for example, is a great way to invite children to open up and let them know you are really listening. Effective communication helps build strong relationships and is a skill that children will be able to utilize in every aspect of their life!


Leah Scholer, Principal


School News and Events

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


Community Meeting Regarding Budget Stabilization Plan



Superintendent Harmeier will be hosting community meetings for parents, staff and community to attend so you can learn more about our budget and the proposed Budget Stabilization Plan, weigh in, and get answers to your questions. The two community meetings are:

February 11th, 7-8PM at Central Middle School

February 12th, 7-8PM at Heather Elementary School (note location change)

Please plan to attend one of these meetings to find out more information about the Budget for 2019-2020 school year.

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


SCEF News and Events

SCEF Starlight Gala
Enjoy an adult night out. Make a plan with a few of your favorite couples and buy a table. Have some fun, 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  

Gala ticket are now available at: www.scefkids.org/events. Don’t miss out!

Teacher Auctions Start February 4th!
Laser tag, bowling, Principal for the Day, Summer Camps and more…  

Get excited to see all the fun and creative ways our teachers have cooked up to support SCEF with your kids.

Teacher Auctions Starting February, 4th at 10am: www.scefkids.org/events.


Community News and Events

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.

Join us for Perfect Pairings 2019!
Join Healthy Cities Tutoring for the 5th annual Perfect Pairings benefit wine pairing dinner on Friday, March 1 from 5:30pm - 9:00pm at Domenico Winery, 1697 Industrial Road in San Carlos. The Perfect Pairings benefit will be a festive celebration with delicious food and wine pairings, special friends and inspiring stories. Our community of supporters will enjoy passed appetizers and prosecco followed by a delicious 3-course sit-down dinner prepared by Chef Gino Gramegna and perfectly paired wines from Domenico while helping to make a difference in the lives of children. Please purchase your tickets by Feb. 19 at Perfect Pairings. Contact Cris Adair with questions. Thank you!