In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- Meet the Incoming Superintendent
- Parent Child Dance May 4
- SCEF News
- Join us to Learn About ELPAC
- State Testing May 7-25
- Community Partner News
Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
Well, we have had a lot of changes announced recently, including mine. I want to assure you all that our wonderful school is in great shape. We have an amazing team of thoughtful, committed teachers and staff who will remain at the school and continue to build upon the strong vision and culture of our school. I have felt so blessed to work with such an outstanding team of educators and professionals who hold children at the center of everything that they do. This great team will work together to make sure that the future leadership will continue to lead the work that we have started together. I am certain that we will find a leader who will take Arroyo to the next level. And I will make sure that I pass on all that I can, to ensure that the transition is smooth. I would love to encourage you to participate in the Arroyo Parent Coffee that will be hosted by Mary Jude Doerpinghaus on April 30th at 8:45 am in the Learning Commons, so that you can provide input about the future Arroyo principal. Also, I would love to encourage you to reach out to the Arroyo teachers and staff and simply let them know how much you value the work that they are doing. Transitions can be challenging for everyone, and simply taking the time let the team know that they are appreciated will mean so much to all of them. Thank you for being the incredible, caring community that you have always shown yourselves to be.
Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind:
- April 23: Meet our new Superintendent (7:00pm at the DO boardroom)
- April 24: 5th grade Band and Orchestra concert (7:00pm in Mustang Hall)
- April 30: Parent coffee to provide input for future principal (8:45 in Learning Commons)
- April 30: Screen Free Week (runs through May 4th)
- 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
Meet Incoming Superintendent Dr. Michelle Harmeier Monday, April 23rd at 7PM
Come meet our new superintendent! Dr. Harmeier is excited to get to know staff, parents and community members. Please come to the District Office Board Room (1200 Industrial Road Unit 9B) from 7-8PM. Light refreshments will be served. Come and say hello. Her official start date is July 1.
May 4th Arroyo 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
This is your chance to win 2 Hamilton Tickets and a one night stay in San Francisco for $50! The winning ticket will be drawn and winner announced on Friday May 18, 2018 at SCEF’s Music In The Park. Only 350 tickets will be sold. You need not be present to win. Learn how at: www.scefkids.org/hamilton
San Carlos Night at the 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. All proceeds benefit SCEF and San Carlos Parks & Rec.
Your child can still get a spot to sing the National Anthem before the game that day! Get those tickets here: http://scefkids.org/2018anthem
Avoid May Madness
We are $1 million away from our annual goal of $2.5 million. Visit www.scefkids.org to make a gift today to ensure key programs are available next school year. If your employer offers matching gifts, please take the time to apply now. It can take up to 10 weeks for these donations to make it to SCEF. Thank you.
Join us to Learn About ELPAC
Parents of English Learners are invited to join our District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) meeting on Friday, April 27th from 9:00-10:00 in the SCSD Board Room, 1200 Industrial Road, Unit 9, San Carlos. Nabila Massoumi, Ed.D, Coordinator of
English Learner Services for San Mateo County, will present information about the new ELPAC exam.
Students in transitional kindergarten/kindergarten through grade twelve, who are classified as English learners, take the ELPAC Summative Assessment every year until they are reclassified as proficient in English. Students are tested on their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Our students completed these exams in March, and we are awaiting results. If you have questions about your child’s progress or DELAC, please reach out to your child’s principal.
Also see, ELPAC practice tests.
State Testing May 7-25
Students in third through eighth grades will participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing between May 7-May 25, also known as the Smarter Balanced Tests. These assessments aim to measure proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. Testing is untimed, and sessions are scheduled throughout the day. Assessments will consist of computer-adaptive sections that adjust in complexity in response to how well each student demonstrates mastery on test items. In addition, students will participate in online performance tasks designed to measure problem solving and application skills in a multi-step scenario. During this testing window,students in grades 5 and 8 also will participate in a field test of the California Science Test (CAST), aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.
To learn more:
- Try the practice test HERE
- Review resources from the California PTA
- Take a look at the Parent Guide
- Review the Parent Guide to the California Science Test
- Read a sample Student Report
- Reach out to your child’s teacher
- If your child has an IEP or 504 Plan, reach out to your child’s case manager to review your child’s individual plan and accommodations for testing
Community Partner News
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 for full job description and instructions to apply.
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.
Campers Shine on Stage
If your child loves singing and dancing, she’ll love summer camp with San Carlos Children’s Theater! This summer, SCCT is offering both full and half day Musical Theater Camp for ages 5-13 in San Carlos. Or, your budding actor might want to perform on stage in SCCT’s two-week mini musical, 101 Dalmatians Kids! Over two exciting weeks, campers in grades 1-4 put together a real Disney musical complete with costumes, props and colorful sets. Get complete information on all SCCT camps at www.SanCarlosChildrensTheater.com.
Join SCCT’s Summer Cast
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 details and register at www.SanCarlosChildrensTheater.com.
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
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:
- Don’t Miss Out on the Peninsula’s Best Summer Hoop Camp!
- Aviation Camp at Hiller Aviation Museum
- Come Join the Fun with the San Francisco Boys Chorus San Mateo Rehearsal Site
- San Carlos AYSO Fall Registration is OPEN!
- KAMPARAMA SUMMER CAMP—June 18th-August 17th
- Kidizens Young Mayors Summer Camps 2018 – Register Today!
- SAN CARLOS UNITED OPEN TRYOUTS FOR ALL AGES