In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- Empty Your Book Shelves
- Arroyo Lost and Found will be Donated
- PTA News
- Hometown Days Theme Contest – Due Feb. 17
- Presidents’ Week Camp
- Presidents’ Week Basketball Camp
- Help Troop 62069 Earn Bronze Award
- WizBots Robotics Summer Camp
- Free Frozen Movie Night
Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
I wanted to focus on safety this week, especially due to abundant rain that we have been receiving over the past few weeks. One area of concern is the drop off and pick up of students in the parking lot. Pedestrians continue to walk in front to the parking lot entrance and exit areas which is NOT recommended. If you are picking up or dropping off your child from the Woodland side of Arroyo, please meet them at the Woodland exit so that you do not need to walk in front of the incoming or outgoing parking lot traffic.
We have also had a number of absences with our paid crossing guards, which, when we know ahead of time we do our best to fill in with district staff. However, this is not a sustainable practice. As many Arroyo students walk, bike, and scoot to school without parents, safety is of the utmost importance. Recruiting and retaining crossing guards at Brittan, Arroyo, and Woodland is challenging. If you or someone you know in our neighborhood is interested in becoming a paid crossing guard, please email Mary@thecrossingguardcompany.com and state that you want to work in San Carlos. Pay is $20/hour and we need your help! Consistency only improves the safety of our children.
Due to some of the inconsistency noticed in the crossing guards, the district would like to pilot a volunteer “on-call” system to backfill these vacancies as needed. If you are interested in volunteering during this trial run, please send an e-mail to Adam Lokar at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will coordinate the volunteers including providing a training session. Your support with this is greatly appreciated!
Empty Your Book Shelves! Share the Wealth of Reading!
Clean out your shelves and donate to the Arroyo Used Book Fair! We are collecting books written for grades 4 through 7, starting today, January 30th. Bin located in the Arroyo School office.
We want to give Arroyo students the opportunity to purchase high quality reading material for a fraction of the cost of new books. So please share your old favorites, get the kids reading, help the environment, and put the Used Book Fair on your calendar, 8-9 March!
Arroyo Lost and Found will be Donated!
Please check the lost and found outside of the office (in the courtyard) for lost items. We will be donating these items by the February winter break. There are some VERY nice jackets and clothing items in the lost and found! We’d hate to see you lose them forever.
Thanks for the help!
Thank you for joining us at the Arroyo Social last week. If you were unable to attend and have questions regarding helping Arroyo with any of its programs or events, please contact Megan Miller at email@example.com.
Did you know that Arroyo’s website has been selected by the school district as the model for other SCSD to use as they update their own websites? Veronica Dils, a parent volunteer, built the website last year. Please thank and congratulate her when you see her.
Please thank our social emotional learning (“SEL”) coordinators, Michelle Chang, Danielle Cole, and Karen Mahon. Did you know that they successfully identified and helped to implement two integral SEL programs at Arroyo this year? Project Cornerstone and the Digital Passport are being delivered to our students because of them. For more information about these programs, visit our webpage http://arroyoschool.org/our-school/programs.
Hometown Days Theme Contest – Due Feb. 17
Do you have a creative, fun, interesting theme idea for our community’s favorite event: Hometown Days? If so, please submit your entry to SCHometownDaysChairperson@gmail.com by February 17. One entry per person and all entries must include the word “HOME”. Prizes for the winner include:
- Ride in the Parade
- See your photo on the website
- Win Game Tickets
PLUS your winning theme will be displayed on the judges’ reviewing stand, and be included in Hometown Days publicity all over town!
Many thanks for your enthusiastic participation in our Teacher Outing and Summer Camp Online Auction!
Our very popular Lucky-On-Live tickets are available now!
For only $100 per ticket ($500 for six) you get the chance to win one of a select group of fabulous LIVE AUCTION items offered at the SCEF Starlight Gala!
You need not be attending the Starlight Gala to win!
Only 250 tickets will be sold. Tickets can be purchased at the Starlight Gala or by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information and full list of Lucky-On-Live prizes can be found here: http://scefkids.org/lol2017/
Haven’t made up your mind about attending the Starlight Gala? Last few tickets available here: https://scefkids.ejoinme.org/StarlightGala2017
President’s Week Camp – February 21-24
Presidents’ Week Break is coming up soon! Looking for a great adventure for your children that week? Check out SMART-E’s Presidents Week Camp, “CALIFORNIA ADVENTURES”, February 21-24, 2017, held at White Oaks. Weekly and daily registration available. http://www.smartesancarlos.com/
President’s Week Basketball Camp
No plans for President’s Day or entire week off of school? Come see why we are voted ‘the Bay Area’s Best Camp’ by Bay Area Parent Magazine! Legarza will be hosting a basketball camp for boys and girls ages 5-14 at Central Middle School. Our camp will run Monday-Friday, 2/20-2/24.
All campers will work hard and feel good about themselves in a safe, disciplined, highly structured and motivated environment of learning and fun.
415-334-3333 or visit http://legarzasports.org for more info
Help Troop 62069 Earn Bronze Award
We are a 5th grade Girl Scout troop at Arroyo and we are doing a project called the Bronze Award where we pick an organization in our community to help. We choose to help an organization called There with Care. This organization helps families with severely ill children have more comfortable hospital stays. We are doing a drive to collect bottles, diapers (size 3, 4, & 5), toys, and baby clothes (size 0-2T). Please drop any items you can donate to the bins in the Arroyo office. The drive starts Monday Feb 27th and ends Friday March 10th. Please no pull-ups.
Thank you for your help. Girl Scout Troop 62069
If you want to learn more about the organization There With Care please click this link: http://therewithcare.org/who-we-are/
Wizbots Robotics Summer Camp
Wizbots Robotics Summer Camp is THE place for girls and boys to learn the art and 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. We offer affordable half day, full day, and extended care. Camps are conveniently located all across the Bay Area including one right at Arroyo School from June 26 through August 11. Learn more and enroll at http://wizbots.com/camp.
Free Frozen Movie Night
Treat the kids to a FREE sing along movie night featuring Disney’s FROZEN on Saturday, February 25. Hosted by San Carlos Children’s Theater, the fun kicks off at 6:30 pm with free activities in Mustang Hall, Central Middle School, 828 Chestnut St. Movie begins at 7 pm. Concessions and optional prop packs will be sold to use during key movie moments. Costumes aren’t necessary, but they always add to the fun. Come out and some fun on us!
Visit the Arroyo website Community Corner to learn more about the following:
- Carlmont High Performing Arts: Anything Goes!
- Join Our Spring Writing Classes
- SamTrans Art Contest 1st-6th Grade
- Free Math Trial Class