Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
As our first trimester draws to a close, I would like to thank all of the parent volunteers who have helped at school, organized clubs and events after school, and supported our Stampeded and Soar fun run to raise funds for our PTA. Your engagement and support makes a huge difference for all of our students and the greater Arroyo community.
Our District is fortunate to have a district-wide fundraising program through the nonprofit San Carlos Education Foundation. Your donations to SCEF help provide programs and staff to ensure a well-rounded education for all students in the San Carlos public schools.
Please support SCEF to ensure that these programs continue:
- Makerspace, Design and World Language exploratory classes
- Band, Orchestra and Videography elective classes
- Health and Wellness programs (including our counselor and PE programs)
Without the support of your donations through SCEF we would not be able to provide many of these enrichment programs for our students. I am very thankful to our parent community for being staunch SCEF donors.
November 9 is our first SCEF day of the year. Wear green to show your support. If you haven’t already done so, I urge you to consider a donation in whatever amount makes sense for your family. Our awesome SCEF volunteers will be on hand during morning drop off to give you a cheer! You can also donate online at http://www.scefkids.org/donate. There is even an option to make your donation in monthly increments. Your donations will ensure that we are able to continue vital and innovative programs that benefit our children and provide them with a well rounded education. Your donation will continue to keep our schools strong, help them retain their individual strengths and build new ones.
Thank you for your support!
Marie Crawford, Arroyo Principal
Online Book Fair Open Until November 12th!
Thank you to all the students who purchased wonderful books to read! And thank you to all the volunteers that made the book fair a success! Even though the book fair at the library is over, if you want to still shop, visit the online book fair until November 12th at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/centralarroyo16. Thank you for your support!
Arroyo School Spelling Bee
Calling all super spellers! Arroyo School is participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee! All Arroyo 4th and 5th graders are invited to take part of this optional event and there is no need to sign up! If you think your student might be interested, please encourage them to study the words from their grade level.
- 4th Graders: The first round will take place on Thursday, November 17th during lunch and will consist of a written test of 15 words randomly chosen from the 2017 4th Grade Word List and 2 tie-breaker words.
- 5th Graders: The first round will take place on Friday, November 18th during lunch and will consist of a written test of 15 words randomly chosen from the 2017 5th Grade Word List and 2 tie-breaker words.
- The highest scorers for each grade level will compete in the Arroyo spoken final round on Thursday, December 8th @ 5-6:30 PM in the Learning Commons. Students who progress to this round should prepare by studying the complete 450-Word List.
ROPES Registration Will Be Closing on Thursday
Registration for ROPES (Rite Of Passage ExperienceS) will be closing on Thursday, November 10, 2016. To register for a group project click here or for an individual project click here. If you are not familiar with the ROPES program or just want more information, please visit the website at http://www.scsdk8.org/learning/project-based-learning/ropes/. For additional questions, please speak with your school principal, teacher or email the District Office at email@example.com.
Halloween Party Thanks
Thank you very much to Maiko Green, Kate Corpus, Christy Fletcher, and Karen Laing and all of their volunteers for our first Arroyo Halloween party. It was a smashing success
Volunteering at Arroyo
Thank you to all of the volunteers who are helping each week in the Makerspace, in the garden, with Art in Action, in the library, on the playground, at the after school clubs and and with Project Cornerstone. Your time, enthusiasm, and caring for the school and its students is apparent and is creating a wonderful culture of community and togetherness.
If you would like to volunteer at Arroyo, but can’t during the school/work day, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will find other ways for you to get involved.
If there are roles at Arroyo or within the PTA that interest you now or possibly for next year, please reach out to us at email@example.com and we can answer your questions or get you connected with the right person. Jobs can be shared, done at home, or during the day. Everyone is welcome!
Student Led 4th Grade Room 9 Book Drive
Three students from Ms. Geiges Room 9 classroom are organizing a book drive to enhance their classroom library. They are asking for donations of new or gently used books (3rd – 5th grade reading level appropriate). You can drop off on the porch all this week at either 959 Tamarack or 1915 Belmont. Or, support them during their live event on Saturday Nov. 12, 4-5pm at 1915 Belmont. Stop by to drop off your book donations, they will also be selling cookies and lemonade!
SCEF Day is November 9!
Our first SCEF Day of the year is Nov 9. Wear green to show your support!
Help SCEF sustain critical, 21st century learning programs in all San Carlos public schools.
Donate online at: http://scefkids.org/donate/ or drop your checks off to our enthusiastic volunteers at school!
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Parent Education Night
San Carlos School District, Belmont Redwood Shores School District and Carlmont High School in partnership with StarVista presents “Navigating the Tides of Childhood and Adolescence”
Monday, November 14, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Performing Arts Center, Carlmont High School
Register here: http://www.StarVistaNTT.eventbrite.com. Admission is free but priority will be given to registered attendees should the event reach capacity.
Join us for a panel discussion for parents and community members on the unprecedented challenges facing children and adolescents today.
Discussion topics include:
- Preparing children and adolescents for adulthood
- A teen’s reflections on childhood and what was helpful from adults and the community in becoming a healthy and happy young adult
- Strategies and techniques to help parents and schools support their children’s skills and abilities to self-advocate and problem solve
- Strategies to nurture healthy children, to promote resiliency and empathy and to provide resources for children and families
Visit the Arroyo website Community Corner to learn more about the following:
- The Sequoia Players Present: Loserville
- San Carlos Preschool Shortage