In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- SCEF News
- Crossing Guard Update
- Remember to Order Lunch
- Don’t Miss Shrek!
- Theater Camp 2/20-2/24
- Science Fair Workshop #6
Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
I hope that you have all had a lovely holiday break. I enjoyed the snow with my family and had a wonderful time exploring many winter activities including skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, snowman and snow fort building and even an outdoor ropes course! The snow is so much fun to play in, especially with the right clothes. And speaking about weather, it looks like we will be returning to school with a week of heavy rain ahead. Please help your child to be prepared. We will allow the kids to play outside if it is just misting or lightly sprinkling with rain, so that they can get their wiggles out. Please make sure that your child has waterproof outerwear so that they can play if the conditions allow.
I am looking forward to seeing all of the students today. January is always an exciting time to focus deeply on learning and skill building. One area that we will continue to think a lot about are the 5Cs, which include: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Citizenship/Stewardship. These skills form the foundation for the deeper learning that we want to provide for your child/ren. I invite you to look for evidence and ownership of these skills in the projects, presentations, leadership activities, electives and day to day interactions for your child/ren in the months to come.
I can’t wait to see what we will accomplish in 2017!
Marie Crawford, Arroyo Principal
The San Carlos Education Foundation presents this year’s Honorary Service Award to the following individuals and business for their extraordinary commitment and service:
For contributing generously and unconditionally of their time and energy to the San Carlos Educational Foundation, THE MARK OLBERT SERVICE AWARD presented to CRIS ADAIR.
For inspiring others to further the mission of the San Carlos Educational Foundation, THE CARRIE DUBOIS SPIRIT AWARD presented to SALLIE GASPARINI & JENNIFER KAUFMAN.
For making a significant impact on our school community through their contributions of time and talent, THE CATHY & ERIC VON DER PORTEN STEWARDSHIP AWARD presented to MARIANNE JETT.
To the business that has made a significant impact to our school community, THE GREG ST. CLAIRE BUSINESS AWARD presented to BOB BREDEL.
Crossing Guard Update
Our crossing guards currently serve 7 intersections throughout our district, helping kids cross the street safely. The guards are part of The Crossing Guard Company and they are funded by the City and SCSD. Mindy Hill, SCSD Wellness Director, serves as a liaison between their supervisor and the company. Please contact Mindy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you see a guard is not at the intersection between 7:30-9am, 12:30-1:15pm Wednesdays, and 2:45-3:45pm. Also feel free to let Mindy know what’s working!
Remember to Order Lunch
Let Lunch Master do the work! Place your lunch order for January. Warm up your child at lunch with LunchMaster’s Homemade Macaroni and Cheese (offered on January 9th and January 12th) or Red Beans & Rice Bowl (offered January 17th).
Order lunch today! Click http://eatnow.thelunchmaster.com to order or register for a LunchMaster account.
Don’t Miss Shrek!
Join Shrek and his wise-cracking donkey this month as they set off on a hilarious life-changing adventure in the SCSD production “Shrek the Musical JR.” Featuring performers from Central, Tierra Linda, CLC and Arroyo schools, this twisted fairly tale musical will have everyone in the family laughing. The annual SCSD musicals always sell out so get tickets early! Performances: Jan. 18-22 at Central Middle School. Order tickets and read cast info: http://www.SanCarlosChildrensTheater.com.
Try Theater Camp February 20-24
Fill your Presidents’ Week Break with the song and laughter of Musical Theater Camp. Kids 6-13 shine on stage as they work with a director, choreographer and vocal coach in fun activities designed to boost creativity and build confidence. The week is packed with improvisation, singing, dancing, storytelling, crazy theater games, and a presentation for family. Camp runs Feb. 20th-24th, 9 am-3pm / $390 / Central Middle School. Details: www.SanCarlosChildrensTheater.com.
Science Fair Workshop #6: Having a Conversation with the Judges and Preparing Your Abstract
The FINAL Science Fair Workshop will be held, Tuesday, January 10 from 7-8:30 pm in the CMS/Arroyo Library.
This is a special review session where other mentors will be looking at your poster content and will be aimed to give you advice on your final poster! Bring any drafts and data that you are planning to include on your poster and be prepared to practice your elevator speech! DO NOT glue down any poster sections onto your boards yet!!
We will also discuss how to register for the science fair, what to expect during your interviews with judges and how to prepare an abstract that will summarize your project.
Helpful information (including workshop presentations) continue to be available on our website at http://www.scsdsciencefair.org/SCSD_Science_Fair/About_SCSD_Science_Fair.html.
Our next PTA meeting will be Wednesday, February 8 from 7:00-8:15 pm. Hope to see you there!
NOTE: Community Posts are not sponsored by or affiliated with the SCSD. Visit the Arroyo website Community Corner to learn more about the following:
- Winter Writing Classes at The Sentence Center