In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- PTA News
- SCEF News
- Halloween Party
- Outdoor Education Help
- STEM Fair Workshop
- SMART-E Enrichment Postponed
- Kindergarten/TK Registration Now Open
Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
First of all I would like to share with you how incredibly proud I was of our students and staff as we practiced our campus-wide earthquake protocol, Drop Cover and Hold On, and our campus-wide evacuation procedures last Thursday, October 19th. I can say with confidence that we have clearly practiced our procedures, and know what to do in the event of a full scale emergency.
I have a few reminders for this week. It is goal setting conference week, so every day will be a minimum day. Please let your child’s teacher know if you have misplaced your conference time or need to reschedule for any reason. Also this week we will have informational presentations for all grades. On Monday night we will host our ROPES info night for the 4th grades at 6:00pm in Mustang Hall and on Tuesday night we will host our first Science/STEM Fair workshop for interested 5th graders at 6:30pm in the library. Both of these additional, voluntary projects are incredible experiences for our students.
Lastly, I want to mention a few items, as Halloween gets closer. Often times we start to see candy make its way into lunches. Please help with this by checking to make sure that students don’t add candy to their lunches when they are making them. Also, many students have asked about costumes and makeup that are OK to wear/bring on Halloween. My general rule of thumb is that we do not want to have anything that impedes learning (puffy, boxy, large and/or inflexible costumes that get in the way of students) , is inappropriate (including weapons, overly scary/ gory, etc.), or makes it difficult to identify the child (no full face paint or masks). These items need to stay out of the classroom. Please help to manage this at home. You might decide to have a simple costume for school and a different one for trick-or-treating. I want to emphasize that October 31st is still a school day and although we will have a short Halloween party for the students, we will also be engaged in regular school learning, routines, and procedures. Thanks for your assistance!
Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind:
- October 23: 4th grade ROPES Orientation @ 6:00pm in Mustang Hall
- October 24: 5th grade Science Fair Workshop # 1
- October 23-27: Goal Setting Conferences
- October 31: Arroyo Halloween Party
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 email@example.com. Thank you!
Operation Gratitude-Halloween Candy Buy Back
Halloween is just around the corner. Don’t get bogged down in candy…bring your extras to your school office between Nov 1-6. San Carlos dentists Drs. Amin, Chang & Kaher will donate $1 per pound of wrapped candy collected to SCEF, matching up to $3500! All candy will be shipped to our troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude. Support our troops and support SCEF!
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 on 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.
Kick off the holiday season by attending one of our extremely popular parent hosted parties. Meet other families in our community…make new friends! For a full list of parties go to www.scefkids.org/events.
Halloween Party – Volunteers Needed!
Calling all witches, fairies, and ghouls! Dig that costume out of your attic and come help us throw a great Halloween party for our Arroyo kids. The kids will be visiting Mustang Hall in shifts on Halloween, and we need lots of parents to help run the games they’ll be playing. Shifts are short and easy, so please sign up!
Not a fan of dressing up? You can get in the spirit by wearing black and orange instead, or come as you are and help with setup the day before the party.
Please sign up today, and thank you in advance for your help!
Many spooky returns, Stacey Rabkin, Susan Milotich, Kirstin Mitchell, Cris Pizzato
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 last ing relationships, and earn community service hours! Do you know a sibling, neighbor, caretaker, or friend who may be interested? Please c ontact 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
SMART-E Enrichment Classes Postponed
SMART-E ENRICHMENT CLASSES are postponed this week due to parent-teacher conferences.
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/
Visit the Arroyo website Community Corner to learn more about the following:
- Time to register for Recreation Youth Basketball
- “2018 San Carlos Chickens’ Ball
- Time Stands Still: A Review of Broadway Here and There”
- Help the Northern California Fire Victims
- Belmont United Soccer Club programs
- Juventus Soccer Open House 11/13-11/16