In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- PTA News
- Arroyo Parent/Child Dance
- SCEF News
- News from Healthy Cities Tutoring
- Community Partner News
Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
Focusing on Citizenship & Stewardship
This week I end my series on the 5Cs with a focus on Citizenship & Stewardship, which is really where the rubber meets the road in how our students present themselves in the world as thoughtful, engaged citizens and stewards of the greater community. The way that we define Citizenship and Stewardship for our students is: To take care of myself, other people, and the environment, so that we can make a positive impact as guardians of our school, local, and global community. We focus heavily on the skills that are required for students to be able to do this even at their very young age. These skills include developing leadership skills, practicing problem solving & conflict resolution skills, practicing mindfulness and self regulation, developing communication skills, learning environmental stewardship skills, and practicing kindness and empathy. We do this through a variety of approaches:
- Providing strong classroom instruction in Social Emotional Learning through Second Step, Project Cornerstone & Digital Passport
- Providing a robust garden program that teaches our kids to deeply value and respect our environment while actively caring for all aspects of the garden.
- Providing many organized leadership opportunities for students including Safety Patrol, Green Team, Student Ambassadors, House of Representatives, Tech Support, Used Book Fair, Arroyo Talent Show, and all the many clubs that the students offer.
- Participating in Kindness Week and Ability Awareness Week, and then carrying the ideas forward throughout the year.
- Providing World Language class for student to begin to explore new languages and develop an appreciation and respect for cultural and linguistic differences in the world.
- Providing Project Based Learning opportunities that involve ‘driving questions’ that emphasize community needs that students can actively work to solve.
These practices lead to the development of strong citizenship and stewardship skills for our students, which leads to committed, responsible, kind-hearted, and engaged youth.
And I would be remiss to not acknowledge the impact that you, as engaged members of our school community, have had upon our students. So many of you provide guidance and support in the many aspects of our school that actively work to develop the citizenship and stewardship skills in our students. Leading by example is the best form of teaching. So, thank you so much for the impact you have had on our student body.
Resources about Citizenship & Stewardship:
- What is Global Citizenship Education? http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/what-global-citizenship-education
- Five-Minute Film Festival: Developing Global Citizens https://www.edutopia.org/blog/film-festival-global-education-citizenship-resources
- Global Citizenship Websites for kids: http://asiasociety.org/education/cool-websites-kids?page=1
- Ideas for Getting Your Kids Into Nature: https://childmind.org/article/ideas-for-getting-your-kids-into-nature/
Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind:
- April 9-13: Spring Break, no school
- May 1: Central Admin meeting with 5th grade families (6:30pm in library)
- May 4: Central Admin Coffee with 5th grade families (8:45am in library)
- May 4: Arroyo Family Dance
- May 30: Open House
Don’t forget to submit your nominations for the 2018 Honorary Service Awards. We want to recognize parents and staff who have made an extraordinary contribution to our school community. Please send your nominations this week to email@example.com.
Save the Date: Arroyo Parent Child Dance, Friday, May 4th
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. Save the date for this ‘Red Carpet’ event featuring a DJ, movie-themed decor, snacks and 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.
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!!!
Emerald Starlight Gala Highlights!
Thanks to all of you who joined us and helped raise much needed funds for all our schools at the Emerald Starlight Gala. Congratulations to our Lucky On Live winner Mary Rosen who chose the trip to Washington DC as her prize. The Last Person Standing won the diamond earrings from Geoffrey’s and then generously donated them back to SCEF for use in another raffle…stay tuned!
Mark your Calendars! You won’t want to miss out next party…Revel at Devil’s featuring Tainted Love on May 12th.
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 the San Carlos schools by attending the San Carlos Chicken’s Ball 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
Register for Summer Auditions
Kids 8-14 are invited to join the cast of this summer’s San Carlos Children’s Theater musical comedy HONK JR! No prior experience is needed. SCCT strives to cast all students who audition and are able to meet rehearsal and performance calendar requirements. Auditions will be held May 3 & 4 to cast performers in suitable roles. Sign up for your audition spot today and take advantage of the early bird discount. Get complete details at www.SanCarlosChildrensTheater.com.
Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps
Skyhawks Summer Sports Camps begin in San Carlos on June 18th. From the beginning athlete to the more advanced, we’ve got something for everyone! Camps are open to kids ages 4-12. Sign up and give your child a great summer sports experience! Register through the San Carlos Parks and Recreation Department or at Skyhawks.com. See you this summer!
Community posts are not sponsored byt SCSD. Visit the Arroyo website Community Corner to learn more about the following:
- Riley Run 2018 – Time to Register!
- Fun Summer Camp: Arts & Crafts and Yoga
- Spring Break Art Camp & Classes is April 9 – 13 at Create Mix and Mingle!
- PHS/SPCA ‘Be Kind to Animals Week’ Art Contest