In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- PTA News
- SCEF News
- Parent/Child Dance
- SCSD Science Fair Registration Extended
- Project Cornerstone January
- Empty Your Bookshelves! Share the Wealth of Reading!
- Box Top Submissions Day Coming Soon!
- Please Join Us for Perfect Pairing!
- Healthy Cities Tutoring and Orientation – Feb. 7
- Hometown Days Theme Contest – Due Feb. 17
- SMART-E Presidents’ Week Camp
- Presidents’ Week Theater Camp
- Practical Parenting Strategies Event
Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
We had a wonderful week of kindness this last week. Some of the students took it to the next level by spontaneously posting signs about kindness around the school or going out of their way to acknowledge and support each other. One spontaneous project that really took off was a ‘Give and Get Kindness’ poster where staff and students could post kind sticky notes or take notes if they needed them. This was the inspired idea of one of our 4th graders, Christine Chang, who has since posted her project idea as an entry for the Kid Kindness Month contest, so that we can have a more permanent version of the ‘Give and Get Kindness’ poster. If you would like to support this idea, please give a thumbs up to the Kindness Bulletin project, posted on our Arroyo Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArroyoSchool/.
In addition to this, we had many students offer to help with the Used Book Fair (taking place March 7th & 8th…used book donations are being accepted now!) and we also had an explosion of submissions for inclusive clubs that could be run during lunch time. I am so inspired by our students’ ideas and enthusiasm! And this comes at a time when many are also completing ROPES and Science Fair projects, not to mention the fantastic PBLs that they are working on in their classroom. I marvel at their ‘can do’ attitude to make our school even better.
Although the Great Kindness Challenge week is over, we will definitely continue to work on building a strong culture of kindness and inclusion throughout the school year!
Marie Crawford, Arroyo Principal
Calling All Arroyo Parents! You are invited to an Arroyo parent social. Come celebrate Valentine’s Day early with a glass of wine, a piece of chocolate, and chat with other members of the Arroyo community (existing and future Arroyo parents). Marie Crawford, the Principal, will be in attendance and will share a few highlights about school and the PTA will review programs and events. Please RSVP here so we know how many are coming (or may be coming). http://evite.me/WWzTpvP3As
The next PTA meeting is February 8th at 7pm in the Library. Come join us and help us make decisions regarding the events and activities for the rest of the year. We want your input!
Thank you to all of the volunteers who help Arroyo run so smoothly. Linh Chan did a great job on our directory. The Nino-Sears family continues to impress the entire community with the garden lessons and the recent harvest. Did you know that the garden recently produced over 100 pounds of vegetables? The students harvested them over lunch and brought home broccoli and cauliflower along with recipes. Keep your eye out for information about the Spring harvest.
We have very few tickets left for our Starlight Gala! Get yours today at: http://www.scefkids.org/gala2017
The Starlight Gala is your only chance to bid on exciting Live Auction items including Saturday night orchestra seats to see Hamilton, Private Jet trip to Las Vegas, Kentucky Derby Weekend and more!
Join us for Kindergarten Parent Information Night
When: Feb 2, 7 PM
Where: White Oaks Elementary
Please register here to save a spot: http://www.scefkids.org/Kinderinfo
Looking for summer camps? Come to our Camp Fair for all students!
When: Feb 6, 5:30 PM
Where: Heather School
Bring your children for this family friendly event with hands on activities, food, giveaways and prizes! RSVP here for your chance to win a free week of camp: http://bit.ly/2j338u8
Our Teacher Outing and Summer Camp Online Auction will run from Feb 1-10. Be sure to register here to get your bidder number before the auction starts: http://www.scefkids.org/gala2017
Popular auction items include:
- Bowling with your teacher
- Principal for the day
- Reserved seats for 8th grade graduation and music concerts
- Summer camps
Don’t miss out. Register early, big high and bid often!
Parent/Child Dance is Coming
Mark your calendars for Arroyo’s first ever Sweetheart Dance on March 31st. Each Arroyo student (male or female) may bring one parent/guardian and dance the night away. More information will come soon. Please help us start this new Eagles tradition. Sign up here to bring something or help with the committee http://signup.com/go/fndd69. If you have any questions, please contact Danika Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCSD Science Fair Registration Extended to Feb 1st
Official registration for the SCSD Science Fair closed January 27th. Since reminders have been sent to those signed up for our mentor program, some of you may still want to participate.
Please email Pam Louie at email@example.com by Tuesday, Feb 1, 5 pm if you were not registered in our mentor program and still want to submit a project. Please include student’s name, and email address.
We will not be able to accommodate any projects after this deadline. Hope to see you at the Science Fair.
Project Cornerstone – January
In January, our Project Cornerstone volunteers continued with social and emotional learning lessons targeted to 4th and 5th graders. This month’s book was “Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods that Make My Day,” by Jamie Lee Curtis (https://www.amazon.com/Today-Feel-Silly-Other-Moods/dp/0060245603). Through this lesson, our students discussed the range of emotions a person can feel, and ways to accept and deal with feelings. See the Counselor’s Corner page on the Arroyo website for more information on this lesson and Project Cornerstone.
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!
Box Top Submission Day is Coming Soon!
Box Tops for Education provides us with an easy way for you to help the Central Arroyo PTA. Just clip Box Tops from your favorite products, gather your Box Tops in an envelope or bag and drop them off at either school office before Friday, February 17th if possible (note: we accept Box Tops all year long but one of the check deadlines is coming up). We earn 10¢ per Box Top for Central Arroyo PTA which goes to fund programs like Art in Action, teacher appreciation, the Arroyo Garden, teacher classroom grants and more! Popular brands include Cheerios, Annie’s, Ziplock, Hefty, and many more. For a full list of participating Box Top products visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products
Any questions please email Juliet Chan at Juliet2004@yahoo.com
Please Join Us for Perfect Pairing!
Healthy Cities Tutoring invites you to join us for our 20th anniversary celebration and 3rd annual wine pairing dinner on Sunday, February 12 from 5:30pm – 9:00pm at Mistral Restaurant & Bar, 370 Bridge Parkway in Redwood Shores.
The evening will include a cocktail hour with passed appetizers and prosecco and a delicious 3-course sit-down dinner prepared by Mistral Chef Tim Fabatz and perfectly paired wines.
The Perfect Pairings Benefit will help Healthy Cities Tutoring continue its work pairing students with volunteer tutors and give you the opportunity to share in making a difference in the lives of children.
Please purchase your tickets today at Perfect Pairings. Contact Cris Adair with questions. Thank you!
Healthy Cities Tutoring Orientation and Workshop – Feb. 7
Orientation for New Volunteers
Healthy Cities Tutoring welcomes your attendance at an Orientation session for new volunteers on Tuesday, February 7 in the Central Middle School Library. Learn the basics on becoming a Healthy Cities tutor. The orientation will be from 6:15-7:00 pm.
Workshop – “Tutor Tips” for Tutors and Parents
Following the orientation session, we are holding a workshop for both tutors and parents from 7:00-8:15 pm. This session is called “Tutor Tips” and will provide helpful strategies on how to work with students who need a little extra support. One of our school district teachers will be leading the workshop. She is a great problem solver and will answer any and all questions.
We hope you can join us on February 7 for either the orientation, workshop or both! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-7327 with questions.
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, 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!
SMART-E Presidents’ Week Camp
Looking for an adventure during Presidents Week Break? 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/
Presidents’ Week Theater Camp
Fill your child’s Presidents’ Week Break with song and laughter! Kids 6-13 shine in Musical Theater Camp with San Carlos Children’s Theater! Campers have a blast as they work with a director, choreographer & vocal coach in fun activities designed to boost creativity, confidence and teamwork. Week includes improv, singing, dancing, storytelling, games, and a brief show. Camp runs Feb. 20-24, 9 am-3pm / $390 / Central Middle School. Details: http://www.SanCarlosChildrensTheater.com
Practical Parenting Strategies to Support Your Child’s Success in School
Wednesday, February 1st at 6:30pm
San Carlos School District Board Room
Open to all SCSD Parents
We will discuss the challenges of being a parent and explore strategies that will increase your effectiveness and sense of control. We will discuss parenting styles, the benefits of behavior expectations, reward charts (when it is and isn’t appropriate to use them), creating household structures and routines, and how to reinforce behavior with positive and negative consequences.
*This is a parent only event. No childcare will be available. Should you have any questions call 650-590-5947.
Visit the Arroyo website Community Corner to learn more about the following:
- City of San Carlos- Take a Survey on City Communications
- Magical Bridge Playground coming to Redwood City Red Morton Park for all of our surrounding communities to enjoy!