In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- Superintendent Search Survey
- Central Arroyo PTA Reflections Contest Results
- SCEF News
- Join Us for Perfect Pairings
- Safety Newsletter
- Stanford Food Allergy Bootcamp
- Drumline at Tierra Linda
- Jim Wiltens Leadership Class
- Free Movie & Game Night
- Presidents’ Week Stage Camp
Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
Wow, it was so exciting to see our 5th grade Arroyo students’ STEM Fair projects last Monday night. Our students received many awards and our school had the most STEM Fair entries across the district. Here is a list of the projects that were submitted:
- Quinn Dugas & Jack Spottiswood – Cookie Chemistry
- Ben Solon- Shooting for Success
- Sonya Kothari- The Effect of Weight on the Speed of Boats
- Christine Chang- Do People Read the Fine Print?
- Dylan Karmin- Fastball Physics
- Abigail Edwards- Lipgloss
- Lena Chow- Are Fingerprints Similar Between Siblings?
- Victoria & Joanna Nelson- Purple from the Sea
- Sierra Kitching, Lucia Kitching & Lily Henry- Correlation Between Attitude and Aptitude in Math
- Quinn Olson- How High Will It Fly?
This week our 4th grade ROPES presentations will take place on Monday-Wednesday night at CMS. I will be on the judging panel on Tuesday night. I can’t wait to see what our 4th graders have done and to celebrate all of the hard work that our students have put into these projects!
We also have some wonderful in-school projects taking place. I’ve been approached by a number of students who are bursting with excitement to tell me about their Public Service Announcements that they are working on to make the world a better place. This is part of a PBL that is shared across 4 classes that is focusing on simple acts of courage. And the whole 4th grade team of teachers are putting the finishing touches on their ‘Math Olympics’ classes. I get to host a ‘math event’ as well. I can’t wait!
And we have many new clubs that the students have proposed. This is in addition to the great work that they are doing in the many leadership roles that they are also taking on. We are buzzing with excitement for all the opportunities that the students are taking on. And although there is so much excitement, your children are also very focused on their core content and their work is paying off with the growth that we are seeing in work. I couldn’t be prouder of our amazing students!
Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind:
- February 5-7: ROPES presentations
- February 7: PTA meeting (7:00 pm)
- February 7-15: SCEF Online Auction
- February 12-13: Student-Run Used Book Fair
- February 19-23: President’s Week Holiday, No School
Marie Crawford, Arroyo Principal
Superintendent Search – Please Take this Survey Today!
Last chance! Your feedback is very important as we search for our next Superintendent. Take this quick survey today, Input for superintendent search. Survey closes February 5th. Survey responses are confidential.
Central Arroyo PTA Reflections Contest
Thank you again to all of our students who submitted entries for this year’s Central Arroyo PTA Reflections contest “Within Reach” at the school level.
Our category submissions were evaluated by the San Mateo County District 17th District PTA level judges who reviewed 120 entries in all. The judges were thrilled to see the level of creativity among the submissions. The Award of Excellence went to the best ranked entry in each arts category for each grade division, and those entries have been forwarded to the California State PTA for state-wide judging. Results will be announced in late March, and all entries will be returned to school offices by late May.
Recipients of the Award of Merit (2nd) or Honorable Mention (3rd) will be displayed at the 17th District PTA’s Founders Day Luncheon on Monday, February 26th at Dominic’s at Oyster Point. All PTA members are invited to join the luncheon. For those who are just interested in viewing the Reflections entries, please plan to come early at 11:00 a.m. and leave prior to the start of the buffet.
In late March, artwork will be delivered to the school offices, after which it will be returned to the winners, accompanied by a certificate and ribbon from 17th District PTA.
Congrats again to all our talented creative students and our Arroyo School winners below!
- Lydia Rak – 5th gr – Dance “Anything is Within Reach if You Put in Work” – Excellence (1st place, moving to CA State competition)
- Christine Chang – 5th gr – Literature “Behind” – Merit (2nd place)
- Cayla Chen – 5th gr – Visual Arts “Apple Within Reach” – Honorable Mention (3rd place)
Last Call for Emerald Starlight Gala Tickets!
Don’t miss your chance to attend our Emerald Starlight Gala.
Featuring an extended cocktail reception, scrumptious dinner, live DJ and dancing, an exciting live auction and a wonderful evening with friends….all while fundraising for our excellent San Carlos public schools.
Get your tickets now at:
Mark your Calendars for these upcoming events:
SCEF Online Auction Feb 7-15 – Our very popular teacher outings and summer camp online auction will run from Feb 7-15! Featuring special items donated by your child’s teacher, your school specific items, great values on camps and other family items curated just for you! Check out these items and register for your bidder number before the auction starts at: scefkids2018.ggo.mobi These items go very fast…so Bid high and bid often!
Time to Plan Summer Activities! Come to our Summer Camp Activity Fair – Feb 13, 5:00pm at Heather Elementary, 2757 Melendy Dr, San Carlos CA 94070. Learn about summer camp options directly from the camp providers. Each camp will have an activity for children while you visit with camp staff. Enjoy this free event sponsored by SCEF and www.activityhero.com. More information at www.scefkids.org/events.
Join Us for Perfect Pairings 2018?
Join Healthy Cities Tutoring for the 4th annual Perfect Pairings benefit dinner on Friday, February 9 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 followed by a delicious 3-course sit-down dinner. Thank you for making a difference for kids who struggle in school!
Enjoy this latest edition of the SCSD Wellness Newsletter. Please let Mindy Hill know if you have an interest in a particular wellness topic for future issues: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stanford Children’s Hospital Food Allergy Boot Camp
Stanford Children’s Hospital is hosting a Food Allergy Boot Camp on February 28, 2018 at 6:30 PM. The 2 hour course will cover the following topics: Food allergies 101, preventing food allergies, diagnosing food allergies, food allergy anaphylaxis, managing food allergies, and future development.
Drumline TWO at Tierra Linda
In partnership with SMART-E, Murphy Music Camps is getting close to starting the second session of the Drumline offered at Tierra Linda M.S. on Friday afternoons from 3:30-5:00. Now that the kids have experienced all the different instruments in the drumline, we will be playing a show that is specially designed for this type of group. The session dates are Friday February 9th through Friday May 4th (2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/27, 5/4)). REGISTER at www.murphymusiccamps.com.
Free Movie & Game Night
San Carlos Children’s Theater invites you and your family to a FREE night of Polynesian fun featuring games and an interactive screening of the Disney hit MOANA on Saturday, February 24 at 6 pm. Pre-show activities will include games and crafts. Movie screening will feature crazy fun for kids and lots of laughs. Activities begin at 6 pm, movie at 6:45 pm in Mustang Hall, 828 Chestnut St., San Carlos. No advance tickets required. Donations appreciated.
Presidents’ Week Stage Camp
What will your kids be doing during their February Break? How about singing, dancing & acting with San Carlos Children’s Theater? Our full-day Musical Theater camp for ages 6-13 gives kids of all experience levels a chance to shine. Campers engage in exciting theater activities designed to boost creativity, build confidence, & promote teamwork. The fun includes crazy games, stories, singing, dancing, improv and a final-day performance for families. Details: https://www.sancarloschildrenstheater.com/.
Jim Wiltens Leadership Class for 4th & 5th Graders
Interested in helping your child build leadership skills? Jim Wiltens will be offering his THE LEADERSHIP ADVANTAGE: BEGINNER SERIES for 4th and 5th graders this spring at Arroyo School. Jim’s workshops and presentations are a blend of concrete action steps and the inspiration to take those steps. Signups just opened on Eventbrite and tend to fill up fast: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ beginning-jim-wiltens- leadership-class-tickets- 42534527918