Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
October is such an exciting month for all of us at Arroyo School!
Our teachers are preparing our students for our first ever student led conferences, which will occur the week of October 17-21 (this is a minimum day week). During these conferences, students will share how they are doing as students and their specific learning goals that they would like to accomplish this year.
We are also solidifying our ‘at home learning’ approaches, especially with the passage of our new Homework/Learning Beyond School Hours policy by the SCSD board. This policy supports the following practices for our 4th and 5th graders:
- Students (with the assistance of their teacher) will be encouraged to create personalized ‘at-home learning’ goals, which will also complement and deepen their in class learning experiences
- Students will be encouraged to work independently or collaboratively on activities that will enhance an assigned piece of writing, experiment or project
- Students are expected to engage in daily reading, which is considered key to each child’s long-term success as a learner
- Students are expected to engage in near-daily Math practice and/or problem solving, as assigned by the teacher or further extended by the student (which might include online programs such as Khan Academy, Front Row, etc.)
We are also ready to launch our volunteer led classes, which include the Arroyo Garden, Art in Action and Project Cornerstone (SEL class). Our students will be engaged in a number of wonderful learning experiences every month that will complement the great programs that they are already receiving. Thank you to all of the parents who have worked tirelessly to organize, train and prepare for these classes. We are so very fortunate!
And lastly, I’d like to encourage all of you to participate in our Stampede and Soar, which will be on October 16th. It is not too late to sign up! Please click on this link: http://centralarroyopta.myschoolcentral.com. You may have heard by now that there is a friendly wager between Mr. Domer and myself with regard to Stampede and Soar participation. The principal with the greatest percentage of student participation will get to color the other principal’s hair in the winning principal’s school color…I think Mr.Domer will look great with purple hair.
Stampede & Soar – Volunteering, Registration and Sponsors
Stampede & Soar Volunteer Opportunities
The Stampede and Soar has many open volunteer spots. You can help before October 16th, on October 15th, or at the event itself. We need help selling food, monitoring the course, registering participants, handing out t-shirts, bringing supplies such as pop up tents and coolers, and setting up/taking down. Please sign up via SignUp.com.
Stampede & Soar Registration Still Open!
The Stampede and Soar T-shirt deadline has passed, but it’s not too late to register! Show your school spirit, sign up and come sporting your green and purple. Registration and apparel available for purchase on our PTAEZ Online Store.
Start time: The first heat is a student-only competitive heat at 8:30am followed by a fun run/walk heat for students and families at 9:00am. More event information
Thank You to Our Stampede & Soar Sponsors
Silver Sponsors: Alana Corso of Dwell Realtors, Da Vinci Marble, Chang Orthodontics, Coast to Coast Development Inc., Floorcraft, JM Lehman Construction Inc., Justine Ford & Associates, Karen Eller Ha of Keller Williams San Carlos, KAZ Consulting, Kings Camps & Fitness, Peninsula Children’s Dentistry, Prima Printing and Skyhawks Sports
Bronze Sponsor: Horticare
Father/Daughter Event – Inspiring Girls to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders
October 16, 2016: 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m; The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco – Crowne Room
Recognizing the vital role of girl-empowering Fathers, SheHeroes is hosting our 1st Fathers & Daughters Celebration. Our honored speakers are inspirational game changers in their individual fields who will speak about the crucial role men play in supporting women and girls in STEM and other fields.
Buy your tickets here: http://bit.ly/sheHeroes1016. No tickets at the door.
Healthy Cities Tutor Training – Oct. 19
“I had been meaning to sign-up to be a Healthy Cities tutor for the last several years. I’m so glad I did! It has been such a great experience. That one hour a week has become a favorite time of my whole week.” – A Healthy Cities tutor
You too can help a student in one of our seven San Carlos schools and get involved in a great volunteer experience by becoming a volunteer with Healthy Cities Tutoring.
The teachers leading the training sessions will cover beginning reading, writing, reading comprehension, math games, middle school adjustments and more. And, we promise you will learn some helpful tips to work with your own child even if you decide not to become a tutor!
Our tutors include parents, high school students and retirees and everyone gets the satisfaction of helping a child in need of a little extra one-on-one assistance. No tutoring experience is required.
Please consider attending one of the upcoming training sessions on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from either 8:30-10:30 am OR 6:30-8:30 pm. The sessions are being held at White Oaks School in the MUR. No RSVP is needed.
Please email email@example.com or call 508-7327 with questions. Thank you!
Celebrate International Walk-to-School Day – Wednesday, Oct. 5
Each year over 40,000 students worldwide celebrate the joy that is walking to school. This year we are hoping to break all SCSD participation records by having students and families join the parade to school by foot, scooter, skateboard, or bicycle. We have simple prizes and stickers to hand out along several routes, and Mayor Cameron Johnson plans to join a crew coming down Cedar Street. It’s a great event and we hope you’ll plan to leave a few minutes early to enjoy the fun. If you happen to walk along a route with a crossing guard, it would be a great idea to write them a nice thank you card for their efforts!
Remember, to obey all pedestrian laws by remaining on sidewalks, walking scooters and bicycles in crosswalks, and listening politely to our dear crossing guards.
Please contact Mindy Hill if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
SCEF News – Auction Donations & Town Event
Donate your item for our auctions!
Some of the ways SCEF raises money for our schools is through our teacher outings auction, live auction and silent auction. Because of the success of our online teacher outings auction, many other items will be available online for the first time this year! Our auction team is busy curating items. If you have anything that you would like to donate to our auctions, please contact Christopher at email@example.com
Evening at Town a rousing success!
The Evening at Town event was a great success and raised nearly $100,000 for our San Carlos schools! Many thanks to our district wide organizing committee led by Jennifer Berry and Jayne Smith: Alana Corso, Tanya Lehman, Amy Truel, Bethany French, Joy Sykes & Marianne Jett. SCEF also thanks Greg St Clair and Avenir group for their continuing generosity.
The Book Fair will be held between October 31st and November 3rd in the Library. Wednesday, November 2nd will be family night. Please join us to browse the books at the Book Fair with your friends and family. Open to all families and friends in our Central Arroyo community.
Staff Appreciation Committee
Want to spoil our teachers and staff? Join the Staff Appreciation Committee! Please sign up here to receive information about upcoming events so you, too, and contribute: http://signup.com/go/6Kp1YJ.
Visit the Arroyo website Community Corner to learn more about the following:
- Sequoia High School International Festival – You’re Invited!
- Calling all Cardinal Kids and FOOTBALL FANS!