In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- PTA News
- SCEF News
- Ability Awareness Week March 12-16
Hello Arroyo Parents & Guardians,
I hope you had a wonderful time with your family this week. It was certainly exciting to see the weather start to change and feel a bit more like winter!
Over the next month and a half I am going to focus my messages on the 5Cs. Hopefully you received the article about Arroyo before the break. This was the start of a districtwide campaign to share information about the 5Cs in action at all of our schools. I brought a number of students to the most recent SCSD board meeting to share some examples, which included: Friendship Club (presented by Christine Chang); School Ambassadors (presented by Ethan Politzer); and a PBL presentation (presented by Mario Reyes, Tallie Miller, Juliette Jacobsen, and Davis Minton). The students did a great job sharing their 5Cs skills! Here is a brief description of each ‘C’ for your reference:
SCSD 5Cs for 21st Century Learners
- Communication – To share ideas clearly and constructively, consider other ideas and perspectives, and seek mutual understanding.
- Collaboration – To work together constructively, reflect on different perspectives, build on the ideas of others, and take responsibility for my team and myself.
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving – To be curious, motivated, self-reflective learners who ask thoughtful questions to deepen understanding, and ignite work worth doing.
- Creativity & Innovation – To share ideas courageously, pursue new paths of thinking, refine prototypes, and design innovative solutions.
- Citizenship/Stewardship – 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.
- In addition to the 5Cs, we also include Ownership as skill that is threaded throughout the 5Cs.
- Ownership – To be engaged and focused on my learning. To persevere, self-reflect, and recognize that mistakes and revisions are a part of learning and lead to quality work.
I’ll share about each C in greater depth in the upcoming newsletters.
School Improvement Survey
Please look for our district school improvement survey in your email inbox and take a few minutes to complete it. We’ll receive specific results about our school and use this information to set goals for the 2018-2019 school year.
To start your survey:
- Search for “Panorama Education” in your email inbox
- Look for the subject line, “Reminder: San Carlos School District Family Survey”
- Each parent/guardian is invited to fill out a separate survey for each child in the district
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey before it closes on March 2, 2018.
Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind:
- March 1: Ability Awareness Month
- March 2: Panorama Education San Carlos School District Family Survey closes…please complete it!
- March 15-16: Sutter’s Fort Field trip (Mooney, Carroll & Scatena)
- March 24: SCEF Starlight Gala
- March 29-30: Sutter’s Fort Field trip (Murray, Geiges, Sevilla)
Marie Crawford, Arroyo Principal
Used Book Fair
The Used Book Fair was a smashing success. Thank you to our leader, Katherine Sherman, and her amazing team including Katie Hultgren and Stefania Paskins and all of the wonderful student leaders who pulled this event together. The Used Book Fair raised over $500 this year! The students voted to split the proceeds between St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Central Arroyo Library. What a terrific Arroyo tradition.
Thank you also to our very thoughtful Staff Appreciation Committee lead by Kerry Roark and Kirsten Haithcox. They made sure our lovely counselor was recognized during Counselor Week and that our entire staff received Valentine’s Day treats. Did you know that, for the first time this year, some of your room parent funds have been allocated to ensure ALL of our staff receives individual recognition during the year (not just our primary teachers on their birthdays/holidays). This is thanks to our Staff Appreciation Committee as well. Thank you!
Thank you to all of the parents who came out Monday and Tuesday last week to add Olympic spirit to the Learning Commons in preparation for the visit from NBC News. It looked great – thanks for jumping in at the last minute!
Upcoming Events & Next Year
Parent Child Dance on May 4th and the Talent Show (year end). Hope to see you all there!
Finally, are you interested in any of these fun events for next year? We need your help to keep offering them and our enrichment programs such as the Garden, Art in Action, Project Cornerstone, etc. If you would like to help, please contact Megan Miller or send an email to email@example.com
Arroyo AiA Coordinators Needed
Do you have a passion for kids & Art? Arroyo School AiA is seeking 2 people to fill the roles of AiA Coordinators for Arroyo starting in the Fall of 2018.
No artistic skill required! Christina & Jana are moving on after this year, and are ready to train anyone interested!
Deadline Extended for Emerald Starlight Gala Tickets!
Do you want to spend an evening with friends, enjoying an extended cocktail hour, a delicious sit down dinner, an exciting live auction followed by dancing to live DJ music? You can do all that and raise funds for our great San Carlos public schools at the SCEF Emerald Starlight Gala.
Ticket sales have been extended, so don’t miss you chance! Get them at www.scefkids.org/events
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 Emerald Starlight Gala! You need not be attending the Gala to win!
Only 250 tickets will be sold. Tickets can be purchased by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Emerald Starlight Gala. More information and full list of Lucky-On-Live prizes can be found here:
The SCEF Marketplace is now open!!!
Visit scefkids2018.ggo.mobi for great deals with Fixed/Buy-It-Now prices.
Available items include:
- Sing National Anthem at SF Giants game (6/2/18)
- Summer Camps
- Bowling with Your Teacher
- and much more
Special Education District Advisory Council presents Ability Awareness Week March 12-16, 2018
Our mission is to promote understanding, acceptance and appreciation of individual learning and ability differences through fun, experiential activities district wide. You may wonder why its called “Ability Awareness” instead of “Disability Awareness”. We strive to instill in our children that everyone is different and can do different things. It is common to tell what a person HAS, but we choose to educate that the focus should be on what a person IS. We emphasize abilities not limitations.
Visit the Arroyo website Community Corner to learn more about the following:
- Writing Classes for Elementary and Middle School Students
- San Carlos Hometown Days Theme Contest Deadline Extended!