In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- Project Cornerstone December
- One Warm Coat Drive
- SCEF News
- Traffic Delays Near District Office
- School Board Information Session Tonight
- President’s Week Stage Fun
Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardian,
On Friday we had a special session with all of the 4th grade students to focus on what it means to be an ‘upstander’ in the way that they interact with their friends on the playground and online. In this session we explored a Digital Passport lesson (through Common Sense Media) about cyberbullying, which focuses on the terms ‘target’, ‘bystander’, ‘upstander’ and ‘cyberbully’. We also read the book “One” by Kathryn Otoshi and engaged in a number of activities related to being upstanders and kind people in the world. The students did a great job with this focused session. It felt very timely, especially since roughly 75% of the students identified that they already own a phone. We will do a similar session for the 5th grade soon.
This session that we hosted leads up to a special week long focus called ‘Ally Week’ that will happen the week of Dec. 19-22. This week will be shared with CMS, SMART-E, and the San Carlos Youth Center, so all activities will promoted at all locations. During this week we will be having fun events throughout the week to promote the concept of allyship, acceptance and respect. Each day will have a theme:
- Monday-12/19- Pajama Day-Put teasing to bed.
- Tuesday-12/20- Jersey Day (preferably with a #)-Everyone counts! Recognize and appreciate differences.
- Wednesday-12/21- Arroyo Spirit Day-Show your pride & unity that we are all in this together and here for one another.
- Thursday-12/22-Tutu Day-wear a tutu that symbolizes that you’re an Ally.
On Jersey Day we will have tape available to create #’s if a student needs one. We will also have tutu making time in the Makerspace during lunchtime maker time starting this week for any students who would like to make their own tutus.
We are really looking forward to this special focus on being caring, inclusive, ‘upstanding’ members of our larger community. This will be the start of a number of planned focus weeks shared with CMS, SMART-E and the San Carlos Youth Center.
And talking about community, thank you to all the families who have joined us for our ‘Coffee and Cocoa’ gatherings in the morning. We will be hosting our final one for 2016 on Friday, Dec. 16th at 8:00am for Taylor, Maccan, Robinson & Cheatham. Also, weather permitting, we will be hosting our first Wednesday Lunch Meet Up on Dec. 14th, right after school. Bring a special lunch to share with your child and we’ll set out our composting bins, trash cans, picnic blankets and play equipment so you can enjoy lunch with your child and meet some of their friends and families.
Marie Crawford, Arroyo Principal
Project Cornerstone December
In December, we are reading the book Don’t Laugh At Me by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin. This book is designed to promote understanding and acceptance of individual differences. After reading the book, classes will discuss what it feels like to be targeted by others when we don’t fit in. The goal is to help the students understand the hurtful effects of ridicule, name-calling, bullying, and intolerance. For more about our December Project Cornerstone lesson visit Arroyo School Counselor’s Corner.
One Warm Coat Drive
The 4th and 5th graders of Ms. Mooney, Ms. Crettol, Mrs. Stewart, and Mrs. Carroll are collecting gently used children’s and adult coats a local shelter in East Palo Alto. Please drop off your gently used coat(s) to Rm. 18 now through Thursday, December 22nd.
Starlight Gala Tickets Now Available!
Tickets to the Starlight Gala are now available at: http://www.scefkids.org/gala2017
The Gala is on March 18, 2017 at Sharon Heights Country Club.
Get your tickets today, these are sure to sell out fast!
Let Us End The Year With A Bang!
Make your tax deductible donations to the SCEF Annual Fund before Dec 31! Did you know SCEF accepts stock donations too?
Go to: http://www.scefkids.org/stock for instructions on donating stocks and securities.
Shop and Support SCEF
Doing last minute online shopping for the holidays? Use our Smile Amazon link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-2842712
A percentage of every eligible purchase you make comes back to SCEF!
Traffic Delays Near District Office
Traffic delays are anticipated on Industrial Road near the District Office through February due to the City of San Carlos Sanitary Sewer System Capacity Improvements Project. The Improvements Project will take place on Industrial Road between Brittan Avenue and American Street. We anticipate impact to the traffic flow due to lane closures and construction. Please plan accordingly when traveling in the area of the District Office.
School Board Information Session Tonight – 12/12
REMINDER – The SCSD Board of Trustees is convening an information session to hear from industry experts about the latest products, technologies, and research on field surfaces. The meeting will take place on Monday, December 12 from 6:00pm-7:30pm and the public is welcome to attend. The session will also be video taped.
President’s Week Stage Fun
Fill your Presidents’ Week with song and laughter! Kids 6-13 love Musical Theater Camp with San Carlos Children’s Theater! Every camper gets a chance to shine as they work with a director, choreographer and vocal coach in fun activities designed to boost creativity and build confidence. Week include improvisation, singing, dancing, storytelling, theater games, and a show for family. Camp runs Feb. 20th-24th, 9 am-3pm / $390 / Central Middle School. Details: http://www.SanCarlosChildrensTheater.com
PTA Meeting Wednesday
Please join our December PTA meeting on Wednesday the 14th at 8:50 in the library. We’d love to have you!
NOTE: Community Posts are not sponsored by or affiliated with the SCSD. Visit the Arroyo website Community Corner to learn more about the following:
- HomeChef Cooking School’s Christmas Cooking Camps
- Private ASL Lessons
- Theater-based social skills for kids!
- Holiday Break Tennis Camps
- T(w)een K-Pop Party at San Carlos Library
- Magical Bridge Playground coming to Redwood City