In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- PTA News
- Digital Safety Education
- SCEF News
- Candidate Forum Tuesday
- School Board Meeting
- Outdoor Education Help
- STEM Fair Workshop
- Healthy Cities Tutor Training
- Free Scavenger Hunt
- Fun SCCT Fundraiser
- Kindergarten/TK Registration Open
Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
I hope you enjoyed a lovely day off with your child/children. I know you may hear it quite often, but I can attest to the statement that ‘our kids grow up fast’! My daughter, Ashleigh, is busily filling out college applications as she gets ready to launch into the adult world. It goes by really quickly! And as I watch my daughter’s launch I think about all of the things that I hope we have helped to instil in her. She is a very good student, but that is not what I think about as I watch her launch. I think about who she is as a contributing member of society and what special gifts and talents she brings to our greater community, while also being a kind and considerate neighbor, colleague and friend. I also think about one of the biggest skills that she is still working on mastering, which is the ability to learn from failure. This will be a critical skill as she goes off to a new home, at some yet to be determined university next year, learning how to live as an adult. I think she is ready, and the skills that she has (and is still developing!) will be what really supports her in this new life, along with her academic mindset.
As an Arroyo community, we tried to capture some of these important life skills in the Arroyo EAGLE acronym. This is something we talk about at school during assemblies and in the classroom:
E- Energy and enthusiasm
A- Adventurers try new things
G- Giving to others
L- Leaders who help others
E- Embracing and including everyone
S- Stewards of our community
Here’s to building the life long skills that will carry our EAGLES far in life!
Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind:
- October 15: Stampede and Soar @ 8:30am
- October 18: Healthy Cities Tutor Training @White Oaks 8:30am and 6:30pm
- October 23: 4th grade ROPES Orientation @ 6:00pm in Mustang Hall
- October 23-27: Goal Setting Conferences
Do you enjoy Art in Action? Family Fiesta Night? Pizza at Family Night? Stampede & Soar? Do you feel good about staff appreciation and the principal, teacher, and library grants given annually by the PTA to support our school? We need your help to close our operating budget gap. We are currently $16K short of our goal to fund our annual budget. Many thanks to those of you who have already donated. We appreciate it! If you haven’t already, please consider donating the $250 suggested PTA donation here. Any amount is welcome, but we need everyone to contribute what they can. If you have any questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
The Central Arroyo Book Fair was a huge success. Thank you to our co-chairs, committee members, and all the volunteers who helped with this event and Family Night.
Do you have a question about what is happening around Arroyo? Do you have input or suggestions? Please send them to email@example.com. Do you have questions about what is happening in the district with policy, safety, curriculum, superintendent search, board elections? Please reach out to our school board members. They welcome feedback and love to hear from parents.
Digital Safety Parent Education
Save the date for two terrific opportunities to learn more about digital safety!
Keeping it Positive: Teen Behavior in Cyber Space and Beyond
Central Middle School Atrium, October 17th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Screenagers Movie Screening
San Carlos Youth Center
November, 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Rockin’ Halloween Ball- A SCEF tradition!
In 1993, the San Carlos Education Foundation first hosted”Ghouls for Schools,” a wildly popular fundraising event at the Fox Theatre Redwood City.
Today, SCEF still parties for schools at Halloween with the parent-hosted Rockin’ Halloween Ball; and it’s still THE costume party of the year!
Event: October 27, 2017 at Club Fox. Tickets available at: www.scefkids.org/events.
Be sure to check out our other parent parties too. They are a wonderful way to meet new families and make new friends!
SCEF is proud to host this year’s Faculty and Friends Concert
Here is your chance to listen to top quality music right here in our town! The San Carlos School District music teachers will perform with other professional musicians at the annual Faculty and Friends Concert
November 3, 2017 at 7pm
St. Charles Church, 880 Tamarack Ave, San Carlos
This is the 12th year running for this amazing concert. Don’t miss your chance to hear exceptional music! Buy your tickets now at: www.scefkids.org/events
All proceeds benefit the music programs in our district’s middle schools.
Candidate Forum on Tuesday Night
This November, San Carlos citizens will be voting to fill three seats on our local school board. SCEF and the PTA Coordinating Council are hosting a Candidate Forum Tuesday Night, October 10, 7 – 8:30pm in the District Office meeting room, 1200 Industrial, Unit 9 so that citizens can meet the candidates. Among the usual duties of oversight, school board members elected this Fall will hire a new Superintendent, negotiate a new contract for teachers and address budget issues facing public schools in California including the allocation of pension costs previously funded by the state which now are being charged directly to school district budgets. Please attend the candidate forum to learn more or visit the district’s website to find out more about the Board’s role at http://www.scsdk8.org/school-board-role/.
School Board Meeting Thursday
Next SCSD Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 12th. For more information go to BoardDocs (http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/scsdk8/Board.nsf/Public) for the agenda .
Outdoor Education Help
Our Fifth-grade students and teachers are looking forward to the upcoming Outdoor Education trip November 6th -9th! We are looking for high school and college-age cabin counselors to join the fun! As cabin leaders, students will learn valuable leadership skills, build lasting relationships, and earn community service hours! Do you know a sibling, neighbor, caretaker, or friend who may be interested? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
STEM Fair Workshop #1
Come ready to discuss and refine your project ideas with our world class group of community scientists and engineers! We will also briefly review STEM Fair basics so that students who missed the first meeting can catch up, discuss experimental design and perform a greatest hits demo of golden slime, pop soap and sparking grapes.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Central Middle School Library
Healthy Cities Tutor Training
Healthy Cities tutoring provided tutors for 325 students at the seven SCSD schools during the 2016-2017 school year. Additional tutors are needed again this year to meet the need.
Volunteers range in age from 14-94 and no prior tutoring experience is needed – just an interest in helping a child for 45 minutes once a week. Scheduling is flexible, before, during or after school.
Where: White Oaks School, Multi-use Room
When: October 18
Time: Two identical sessions offered: 8:30-10:30 AM and 6:30-8:30 PM.
We need more tutors like YOU! Hope you can join us on October 18th.
Questions please call 508-7327 or go to HCT website (http://www.healthycities.site).
Free Scavenger Hunt
Team up with friends or family Oct. 22 for THE GREAT SCCT SCAVENGER HUNT — a free community event sponsored by San Carlos Children’s Theater. Teams of all ages will follow clues and complete crazy tasks as they race to win raffle tickets and prizes! All you need is a little fairytale knowledge, comfy shoes & a sense of humor! The hunt begins at 10:00 am at Mustang Hall, 828 Chestnut St. Check-in opens 9:00 am. Advance registration nice, but not required. www.SanCarlosChildrensTheater.com.
Fun SCCT Fundraiser
Join San Carlos Children’s Theater for a fun night on the town Oct. 14th 6:00 -10:00 pm at Devil’s Canyon Brewery! “Beyond the Stage: Casino Comedy Night” guests will enjoy an international buffet, casino-style games, comedy laughs, group games with prizes, and an exciting live auction with can’t-miss opportunities like safaris, winery tours, Disney vacation, Master’s final golf tickets, Tuscan getaway, lake home, and more! Great holiday gifts! Get more info: www.SanCarlosChildrensTheater.com.
Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten Registration Now Open
Registration for all grades is now open (October 9, 2018) for any NEW incoming students. The registration process is centralized at the District office for all schools except the San Carlos Charter Learning Center (please visit their website for their registration procedures). Please do NOT go to individual schools to register. If your child is a current student at one of the schools of the San Carlos School District schools in either transitional kindergarten, kindergarten or grades 1 to 8, you are not required to re-register during this window. For all students currently attending a SCSD school for the 2017-2018 school year, an email with your child’s InfoSnap code and instructions will be sent out later in April 2018 for you to re-register your child online and no action is required at this time. For questions regarding the registration process, please contact the District Registrar at (650)508-7333 or visit http://www.scsdk8.org/enrollment/enrollment-procedures/.