In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- PTA News
- Parent Child Dance
- SCEF News
- Healthy Cities Tutoring
- Community Partner News
Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
I hope that you all had a wonderful spring break, even if it was just special time spent together on the weekends. This time is so precious! I am personally so aware of this lately as my daughter weighs her options for college and my son readies himself for high school. When I began working in the district my son was in kindergarten. Now he is almost as tall as me, and I suspect when he graduates from 8th grade in June he will have sprouted up past me. It goes by so quickly! Please do me a favor and pause, just for a moment, to savour where your kids are at right now. What are their latests interests and/or passions? How have they changed over the course of this year? What are their recent milestones, however small (or big) that you can celebrate now? What are the risks taken and possible failures or false starts that you can discuss openly, without judging or shaming? Taking time to pause and acknowledge your child’s growth and development in an honest, open, and affirming way is the way that we build connection, openness, and trust. And so, I invite you to pause and reflect on who your child is, how far s/he has come, and where s/he is heading next. I assure you, you will never regret taking a pause to appreciate and reflect back what you see!
Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind:
- April 30: Screen Free Week (runs through May 4th, more on this soon!)
- May 1: Central Admin meeting with 5th grade families (6:30pm in library)
- May 3: Central Admin Coffee with 5th grade families (8:45am in library)
- May 4: Arroyo Family Dance
- May 7-25: SBAC Testing window
Join us at our next PTA meeting on April 18th at 7PM in the Library! We will have the first of our Parent Information series. The topic for this month will be navigating through the High School selection process. We are also putting together our plans for the next school year already! Want to help decide what is in and what is out? Want to help with a program or an event? We can share more information about all the upcoming meetings where we will be making decisions and planning for the next school year.
May 4th Parent Child Dance – Tickets on Sale
The Arroyo Parent Child Dance — themed Night of the Stars — will take place on Friday, May 4th in Mustang Hall from 7:00 – 9:00PM and feature a DJ, movie-themed decor, snacks. Get ready for lots of fun with your 4th and 5th grade sons and daughters. Tickets on sale now for $30 per pair and $10 each additional child. Click HERE to purchase. Please note that all children need to be accompanied by a parent. This is an Arroyo student event only.
Get ready for our next party!
Revel at Devils, featuring live music by Tainted love is on May 12! Don’t miss out this fun party. Tickets on sale now at: www.scefkids.org/events
What is your prize for $50 raffle ticket? Choose between two tickets to watch Hamilton or an exquisite pair of rose gold and diamond earrings! Find out how at: www.scefkids.org/hamilton
San Carlos Night at SF Giants- tickets on sale now!!!
Join SCEF and your neighbors for San Carlos Night at SF Giants on Saturday June 2, 2018, at 7pm vs. Philadelphia Phillies. Tickets are $50 each (cash or check only) and available at San Carlos Parks & Recreation office, 2nd floor of City Hall from 10a-4p Monday through Friday. Get into the park early to see our kids sing the National Anthem!
Take a boat trip, earn money for SCEF
This summer, go houseboating with your family! Swim, float, wakeboard, dine outside or explore the forest. Each trip you take will earn SCEF $500! Use code SKL18/SCEF. Book your trip today at www.bridgebayhouseboats.com
News from Healthy Cities Tutoring
After 21 years leading the work of Healthy Cities Tutoring, Executive Director Donna Becht, is stepping down this fall. Donna will continue with the organization during the transition.
The organization is seeking a collaborative community leader and hands-on director who will continue to inspire, guide and lead the the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the fundraising, marketing, finances, administration and programs under the guidance of the strategic plan. Interested candidates for this position are encouraged to apply. www.healthycitiestutoring.org
Click HERE for full job description and instructions to apply.
Community Partner News
Support San Carlos schools by attending the Chickens’ Ball Variety Show
What is the Chicken’s Ball? It’s live entertainment full of song, dance, and skits telling stories of San Francisco’s historic Barbory Coast. It’s a San Carlos tradition, dating back to 1940, and the longest running PTA fundraiser. Gather your friends for a rousing good time for this year’s show “Time Stands Still: A Revue of Broadway Here and There.” Show dates: April 20-22, and April 27-29 evening and matinees For tickets and information www.chickensball.org
Fun Summer Camp: Arts & Crafts and Yoga
July 30 – August 3, 2018. Week long summer camp with creative art projects and yoga. 9am – 1pm. Ages 5-10. Location: White Oaks Elementary school. This camp offers a fun, positive, and supportive environment. Taught by certified Children’s Yoga Instructor.
- 650 802 4382
- $225 residents $245 non-residents
- For more questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Henna Art at the San Carlos Library
Joins us on Wednesday, April 25th at the San Carlos Library and learn about the history of henna and the practices of henna art! Leah, a local henna artist, will provide henna designs using her homemade paste for teens and tweens who wish to have henna applied to their skin.
- Online registration and permission signed by guardian required: tinyurl.com/scl-henna
- Wednesday, April 25th from 2pm – 4pm at the San Carlos Library
- Open to 5th-12th graders
Kids’ Night Out on Friday, April 20th from 6-9pm!
Join us for Kids Night Out on Friday, April 20th from 6-9pm! Drop off your kids (ages 5-10 yrs) at the San Carlos Youth Center, while parents enjoy an evening out. Children will participate in organized crafts, activities, and games. Pizza dinner is included! Children will be supervised by Youth Center Staff. Advanced ticket purchase required $25/child, $20/siblings. Register online at www.cityofsancarlos.org/register.
Enroll now for Wizbots Robotics & Coding Summer Camps in San Carlos!
Wizbots Robotics Summer Camp is the best place for girls and boys to learn the art & science of building and coding robots. Using LEGO and Java, your child will tackle new projects, use creativity and problem-solving, and learn engineering, programming, math, and physics in a completely hands-on, collaborative way. We offer affordable half day, full day, and extended care. Our fun camps are conveniently located at Arroyo School from June 18 – August 3. Learn more and enroll at wizbots.com/camp.
Visit the Arroyo website Community Corner to learn more about the following:
- Fun Summer Camp: Arts & Crafts and Yoga
- Sign up for San Carlos Youth United!
- Don’t Miss Out on the Peninsula’s Best Summer Hoop Camp!
- Summer Creative Writing Camp–still time to register!
- Private Piano Instruction
- Come Join the Fun with the San Francisco Boys Chorus San Mateo Rehearsal Site