In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- PTA News
- SCEF News
- Medication Pick-up Reminder
- Arroyo Digital Citizenship
- School Musical Auditions
- Summer Tennis Camp Starts June 15th
Hello Parents and Guardians,
Focusing on Citizenship & Stewardship
Wow, it’s hard to believe that we are at the final full week of school! There is so much to celebrate as we come to the close of our first year as Arroyo school. I think it is fitting to round out my focus on the 5Cs with a focus on Citizenship & Stewardship, which is really where the rubber meets the road in how our students present themselves in the world as thoughtful, engaged citizens and stewards of the greater community. The way that we define Citizenship and Stewardship for our students is: 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. We focus heavily on the skill sets that are required for students to be able to do this even at their very young age. They are skills that we must teach, demonstrate and remind our students to practice on a daily basis, which include developing leadership skills, practicing problem solving & conflict resolution skills, practicing mindfulness and self regulation, developing communication skills, learning environmental stewardship skills, and practicing kindness and empathy. We do this through a variety of approaches:
- Providing strong classroom instruction in Social Emotional Learning through Second Step, Project Cornerstone & Digital Passport
- Providing a robust garden program that teaches our kids to deeply value and respect our environment while actively caring for all aspects of the garden.
- Providing many organized leadership opportunities for students to participate in and run themselves, such as Safety Patrol, Play Rangers, Green Team, Student Ambassadors, Used Book Fair, Arroyo Talent Show, Friendship Club, Art Club, Soccer Club, Hair Design Club, Board Game Club, Drawing club, etc.
- Participating in Kindness Week and then carrying the ideas forward, throughout the year.
- Providing World Language class for student to begin to explore new languages and develop an appreciation and respect for cultural and linguistic differences in the world.
- Providing Project Based Learning opportunities that involve ‘driving questions’ that emphasize community needs that students can actively work to solve.
These practices lead to the development of strong citizenship and stewardship skills for our students, which leads to committed, responsible, kind-hearted, and engaged youth.
And I would be remiss to not acknowledge the impact that you, as engaged members of our school community, have had upon our students. So many of you provide guidance and support in the many aspects of our school that actively work to develop the citizenship and stewardship skills in our students. Leading by example is the best form of teaching. So, thank you so much for the impact you have had on our student body.
Assessing Citizenship & Stewardship:
Resources about Citizenship & Stewardship:
- What is Global Citizenship Education? http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/what-global-citizenship-education
- Five-Minute Film Festival: Developing Global Citizens https://www.edutopia.org/blog/film-festival-global-education-citizenship-resources
- Global Citizenship Websites for kids: http://asiasociety.org/education/cool-websites-kids?page=1
- Ideas for Getting Your Kids Into Nature: https://childmind.org/article/ideas-for-getting-your-kids-into-nature/
- June 8- 6th grade Math Placement Letters go home (5th grade parents please watch for them!)
- June 13 & 14 minimum days- Please plan accordingly!
- June 15- all lost and found items will be DONATED! Please look through the items!
Marie Crawford, Arroyo Principal
We have a lot of talent at Arroyo! Thank you to Alessandra Giacomelli, Kathi Matuzek, and Chris Uiterwilk for coaching our student leaders to create an amazing first ever Arroyo Talent Show. The show was amazing and celebrating the end of the year together afterwards in the sunshine was so much fun. Thank you, Susan Tolkheim, for arranging the food trucks.
Year end field day celebration for Arroyo have been planned thanks to Viki Young and Sharon Penn. Come join the fun! (Wednesday, June 14, 10:30 – 12:30 Volunteer here: http://signup.com/go/cJBSfqb)
We are busy planning next year. Do you want to get involved? Have a question? Please contact email@example.com.
Keep Calm and Support SCEF! We are only $500,000 away from meeting our fundraising goal for this year!
Please donate what you can to our Annual Fund. Our suggested donation is $1,200 per student, but all gifts–large or small–will help us reach our goal. Donate now at: https://scefkids.org/donate-today/
San Carlos Night at the Giants
Don’t miss out….last few tickets to celebrate San Carlos night at AT&T park! Watch the SF Giants take on the Minnesota Twins on June 9th.
Tickets are available until June 8 at the San Carlos Youth Center. $50 per ticket, cash or check only. All proceeds benefit San Carlos Parks and Rec and SCEF.
SCEF 2016-17 Donor Roll Draft
Click: http://scefkids.org/2017DRDraft/ to see our 2016-17 donor roll draft.
This draft includes all donations received between July 1, 2016 and May 26, 2017. Donations received between now and June 30, 2016 (the end of our fiscal year) will be included in our final published donor roll this fall. If you see an issue with your family’s entry, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make any needed corrections.
IMPORTANT Medical Information – End-of-Year Reminder
Please make sure to pick-up any medication that your student has here at school on the last day- June 14th, 2017. If they are not picked-up, they will be disposed of soon after school ends.
Also, all School Sports require a medical clearance from a doctor that has been signed in the past 16 months. Here is a link to the form so you can make sure your child has it signed in advance: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B34XiPFHDzAVb051MkNTVXEtZlE/view
Arroyo Digital Citizenship
As part of our yearlong safety and citizenship lessons at Arroyo, our students completed digital citizenship lessons from Common Sense Media and each earned their “digital passport.”
Common Sense Media is non-profit organization dedicated to safety education for kids and families. The mobile app and website are popular research tools for families used for selecting TV shows, movies and games suitable for young children.
Common Sense Media also offers an education curriculum for schools, with lessons geared for grades 3-5 and designed to teach the basic concepts of online safety.
At Arroyo, we have completed the five-lesson program called “Digital Passport.” In Digital Passport, the students played games on the computer designed to teach safety concepts, such as how and when it is appropriate to share information online. At the end of the unit, students all received their digital passport badges, signifying they have learned the core concepts of digital safety, respect, and community.
We find that a large number of students in grades 4-5 are aware of or active users of social media, and smart phones. Please be sure to talk at home with your child about the various safety responsibilities of being online. You can use the resources below as conversation starters.
Questions? Contact Julie Jobak, Kim Arasato, Danielle Cole (parent
Family and Parent Resources:
- Common Sense Media – Website with resources, ratings, FAQs, etc.
- Common Sense Media Connecting Families
- Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship – Discuss these with your children
- Family Online Safety Institute
- Top 10 Social Networks & Apps Your Kids Use
- Cyberbullying Resources from National Crime Prevention Council
- Stop Cyberbullying Parent Resources
- Raising Digital Citizens
- 10 Tips for Digital Citizens’ Parents
- Nine Ways to Set Limits on Screentime
- Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance – from Common Sense Media
Don’t Miss This! SMART-E After School Care 2017-2018
SMART-E is implementing an after school care placeholder fee for the 2017-2018. A placeholder fee of $150 for each child guarantees after school care throughout the school year. The $150 per child fee is nonrefundable, but can be applied to SMART-E after school care. The placeholder fee must be paid no later than June 30th. Families who do not participate will not be guaranteed after school care. To learn more about the SMART-E Placeholder Fee, visit our website at www.smartesancarlos.com.
Legarza Summer Camp Discounts
Join us for the 28th year of the “Bay Area’s Best Camp!” Legarza Camps give children the knowledge and motivation they need to achieve their personal best in sport and life.
Check out one of our Basketball, Volleyball or All-Sports camps in and around San Carlos.
Use Code: SCSD50 before June 1 to get $50 off, when you visit our website: www.LegarzaSports.org or Call: 415/334-3333
School Musical Auditions
Get set for next fall’s school musical MULAN JR! All SCSD students in grades 5-8 who register will be cast in a role. No prior experience required. It’s a great opportunity to try something different and meet new friends from all the San Carlos 5-8 grade schools. Audition registration opens Aug. 1, with auditions on Sept. 11 & 13. Rehearsals begin late September. Look for more details this summer on the San Carlos Children’s Theater website: www.sancarloschildrenstheater.com.
Summer Tennis Camp Starts June 15th!
Summer Tennis Camp offered by Silicon Valley Tennis starts June 15th -August 18th,2017. We offer Half-Day/Full-Day Options all summer long.
Times: 9am-12:30pm/ 9am-4pm
Location: 300 Phelps Road, San Carlos
We are looking forward to seeing you. To sign up, please go to www.svtennisacademy.com > “sign up for class” and follow 3 Easy Steps To Register. For any more questions, please call 650-419-5505 or email email@example.com.
Visit the Arroyo website Community Corner to learn more about the following:
- Summer Camps: Public Speaking, Debates & Personal Finance
- Soccer Summer Camps
- Kamparama 2017