In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- SCEF News
- Puberty and Sex Ed Parent Education – March 2
- Ability Awareness Week is March 13-17
- The Ride Blind Racing Movie and Motivational Speaker Bobby McMullen
- Great News from the Arroyo Garden
- SCSD Science Fair Results
- News from Healthy Cities Tutoring
- Order March Lunches Today
- Camp Edmo Coming to Heather Elementary
Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
I hope that you all found fun ways to spend extra time with your children during this past week off. I love having the time to explore and learn new things while building memories together. I can’t wait to hear all of the wonderful stories that your children will share with me on Monday.
And speaking about celebrating new learning and adventures, we will get to do just that on Tuesday as a community. Tuesday morning, during our morning assembly, we will celebrate our 5th grade Science Fair winners. Then Tuesday evening at 6:00pm we will celebrate our 4th grade ROPES participants with our ROPES Ceremony. I also want to share some great news that we were awarded a grant for our Arroyo Garden through the WholeKids Foundation. More information about the grant is listed below. What a great way to end February!
I look forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday to celebrate the many accomplishments of your children.
Marie Crawford, Arroyo Principal
Our Teacher outing and summer camp online auction was a huge success. We raised over $95,000 for our schools because of your enthusiastic bidding!
We do have a few items left at great prices, check them out and buy them now at: http://www.scefkids.org/teacherauction
Puberty and Sex Ed Parent Education – March 2
For all parents of 5th-8th Graders
Health Connected will be providing a preview of the Puberty Talk and Teen Talk curricula which is taught in our schools. In addition, they will lead conversations about the latest research and best practices for sexual health education. There will be ample time for questions and answers too.
Please join us at the SCSD Board Room, 1200 Industrial Rd., Unit 9B on MARCH 2 from 6:30-8:00pm
Ability Awareness Week is March 13-17
Our mission is to promote understanding, acceptance and appreciation of individual learning and ability differences through fun, experiential activities. Each classroom across the District will engage in at least one activity that gives students a chance to experience what it is like to complete a basic task while having a learning or developmental difference. Thank you Legarza, Music for Minors, Animal Assisted Happiness, and Gatepath’s Family Resource Center! Ask your child what they learned!
The Ride Blind Racing Movie and Motivational Speaker Bobby McMullen
As part of Ability Awareness Week we invite ALL to to this family event sponsored by the PTA Coordinating Council.
Thursday, March 16 // 6 – 8:00 p.m.
Location // Tierra Linda Middle School Gym
In spite of challenges that would take most people out, Bobby lives life full-on. This blind mountainbiker is a passionate extreme sport competitor – a tenacious adrenaline junkie who competes alongside (often in front of) fully able racers.
Film // 55 minutes // Q & A
Great News from the Arroyo Garden
In addition to growing well over 100 pounds of vegetables in only a few short months, we’ve just harvested some more good news:
We are thrilled to announce that the Arroyo School Garden was selected out of a group of 1400 qualified applicants to receive a $2,000 grant from the WholeKids Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded by Whole Foods Market to support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grantprogram provides monetary grants to K-12 schools to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds.
We plan on using these funds to purchase tables, shade umbrellas and other important food prep gear for the garden to continue to enhance the space and program in the years ahead. Please join us in thanking Arroyo parent, garden-volunteer, and writer Diana Dull Akers for her incredible talent and tireless work authoring this very successful grant proposal. Thank you, Diana!
SCSD Science Fair Results – CMS and Arroyo Student Scientists Shine!
The San Carlos School District Science Fair was held last weekend, with Monday’s Award Ceremony celebrating the hard work and dedication of all the great students who successfully completed and presented their projects.
Exploring the Effect of Birth Month in Rare Diseases7Keira Swei
Gluten Free Bread Deconstructed
|5||Eli Schlager||2||Taste the Health!|
|Robinson Hirano||2||The Art of the Shuffle|
|Sabine Close||2||Bee-ware! Using Surface Waves to Detect Drowning Bees|
|Genevieve Holder- Rankin||HM||A Sip is a Syphon|
|6||Sarah Hansen||1||Do Yeast adapt to Environmental Stress faster with an Increased Mutation Rate?|
|Christopher Kwok, NIcholas Kwok, Lillian Fraser||2||Need A Drink?|
|Robert Cunningham||2||Is Gravity Directional|
|Jewell Hofmann||HM||Do Lawn And Garden Products Affect Living Organisms?|
|Justine Leparmentier||HM||Flour Affecting Mold|
|7||Iliana Close||1||Exploring the Effect of Birth Month in Rare Diseases|
|Keira Swei||HR||Gluten Free Bread Deconstructed|
On Thursday, the SCSD Board recognized the efforts of all the Science Fair students and volunteers. Student scientists awarded 1st, 2nd or Honorable Mention will go on to the San Mateo County STEM Fair next month, we wish them every success.
News from Healthy Cities Tutoring
Healthy Cities Tutoring Workshop: “How to Support Your Student in Math” on Tuesday, March 7.
Please join us on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 for a workshop on helping your student in math. Parents and Healthy Cities tutors are all welcome!
- What will be covered: Guidelines on working with students in math (both elementary and middle school), plus resources, tools and strategies for teaching math. The workshop will be led by an SCSD 4th grade teacher and a middle school math teacher.
- Where: Central Middle School Library
- Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
IN ADDITION, WE ARE OFFERING A TUTOR INFORMATION SESSION for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with Healthy Cities Tutoring. This session precedes the math training and is being held from 6:15-7:00 pm, also at Central Middle School. Hope you can join us and help us support more children on our waiting lists.
Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-7327.
Order March Lunches TODAY
The March Menu is now available! http://www.eatnow.thelunchmaster.com
Don’t pack a lunch and let us do the work!
Next Week’s Organic Produce Offering: Romaine Lettuce, Baby Carrots, Apples and Bananas
Camp EDMO: Ingenious Fun for Pre-K-8th Graders. Coming to Heather Elementary in Summer 2017!
First Time Families Save $50 off total – Use Code: FIRSTFAM5017
Enroll by Feb 28 – Save an EXTRA $20/week! Visit CampEDMO for more information.
Kids discover awesome stuff about the world and themselves at CAMP EDMO. Weekly themes feature activities, designed in partnership with museums, universities, and industry professionals that are scientifically proven to build Curiosity, Courage & Kindness. Mix and match weekly science, art, maker, tech, and nature themes for maximum Social Emotional Learning AND 21st Century skills.