Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
Thank you to everyone for joining us at our first ever Student-led, Goal Setting conferences last week. We received lots of positive feedback about the incredible level of ownership that our students conveyed as they talked about themselves as learners and shared their goals for the year. This sense of ownership for skill development and learning is something that we want to focus on wholistically for all of our students. We are constantly looking for opportunities and ways that our students can develop and strengthen their individual capacities not only as academics, but also as collaborators, communicators, innovators, problem-solvers, and ultimately great citizens. Arroyo opportunities that we currently offer include Safety Patrol, Classroom Ambassadors, School Ambassadors, Tech Support, Environmental Agents, Green Team, and Event Promoters & Announcers. The students have shared and led other great ideas such as Friday Dance Party and the Arroyo Newspaper, with plenty of other possibilities still in the beginning stages of development. I am constantly inspired by the level of excitement and commitment that I witness from the Arroyo students!
And with that said, we have plenty of opportunities this week for our students to take on some new challenges or to strengthen their skills and learning. Our 4th grade families will have the opportunity to learn about ROPES tonight in Mustang Hall at 6:00p.m. Tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 25th in the library, both 4th and 5th grade families can find out about Tech Challenge. In addition to this, we will have children’s author, Jennifer Holm, visiting on Thursday, October 27th. This will be a great kickoff to our Book Fair which will run all next week in the library.
Lastly, I’d like to mention that Halloween is right around the corner. We are very fortunate to have many, many volunteers helping to lead an incredible Halloween party for all of our students. This 50 minute party will run throughout the day with 4 classes attending at a time. Although it goes without saying, Monday, October 31st is also a school day and we will still be focused on learning! And with that said, I’d like to share a few guidelines for Halloween: your student may come in costume (we will not provide time to change into a costume for the party); please do not send your student with a face mask, weapons, or makeup; make sure that your student can sit, stand, write/type, move freely in the chosen costume; if your child’s costume has battery powered components or other distractions (such as pumps, sensors, etc.), please ensure that they know how to turn off them off in class, since this will not be allowed during learning time. Thank you in advance for your support with this. I hope to see some great homemade, ‘Maker’ costumes this year, in celebration of our incredibly creative students!
Marie Crawford, Arroyo Principal
Book Fair is Next Week!
We look forward to seeing your child(ren) at the Book Fair, either before or after school, or during their regular library visit. Join us Wednesday for Family Night, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We still have slots available if you can help: Book Fair Sign-up. Also, parents are invited to join us for Bagels and Books on Friday, November 3 for shopping, a cup of coffee and a bagel, from 8:00 and to 9:00 am. If you can’t make it to Family Night, Bagels and Books is a great chance to do some book shopping. Stock up on some holiday gifts! Thank you for your support of the Central Arroyo Book Fair! Any questions please contact Sara Mancini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Stampede & Soar Results
Stampede and Soar results are in! We had 436 students and 114 adults register for the run and we received many donations. Thank you for helping us raise $63,080 for the Central Arroyo PTA. A huge shout out to our Arroyo students for winning the participation contest by 22%, and to our 4th and 5th grade race winners! And many thanks to ALL the volunteers who contributed.
|Place||4th Grade Girls||4th Grade Boys||5th Grade Girls||5th Grade Boys|
|1||Ariana Kumar||Ryan McDowell||Eden Guelman||Dylan Williams|
|2||Amelia Hsu||Carter Techel||Samantha Virrueta||Rowan Henige|
|3||Taliesin Miller||Camerson Reynolds||Owen Leungback|
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 4, 2016, 7:00 pm at St. Charles Church, 880 Tamarack Ave, San Carlos.
This is the 11th year running for this amazing concert. Don’t miss your chance to hear exceptional music! Buy your tickets now at: http://scefkids.org/friendsconcert. All proceeds benefit the music programs in our district’s middle schools.
Operation Gratitude-Halloween Candy Drop Off
SCEF, along with Drs. Amin, Kasher & Chang, supports Operation Gratitude which sends Halloween candy to our troops. The doctors will donate $1.00 to SCEF for each pound of candy collected. Please drop off your extra candy in your school’s office between Nov 1-3 to ensure we send as much candy as we can to our troops. Support our troops & support SCEF!
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE): Teal Pumpkin Project & Walk
Do you have food allergies? In the US, an average of 2 students per classroom do! Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is dedicated to making those lives better and finding a cure for food allergies.This year SCSD is raising awareness and support for food allergies by encouraging families to consider providing non-food toys and treasures at your Halloween celebration (read more about Teal Pumpkin Project), and participate in the FARE Walk at Leo Ryan Park in Foster City on November 5th at 9am-12pm.For more information about sponsorship opportunities or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Trish Lawson at 650-703-7724 or email@example.com.