In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- Halloween Volunteers Needed
- Spirit Wear Distribution
- SCEF News
- Fitness and Wellness Assessment
- SCSD School Board Elections
- SCSD School Board Meeting Nov. 2
- Healthy Cities News
- Mysterious Fairytale Comedy
Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
Thank you for your participation in our goal setting conferences. The teachers have shared with me that your children did a great job sharing about their learning journey and academic areas that they would like to focus on as learners this year. We greatly value the partnership of student, teacher, and parents to support your child’s growth and development. Thanks for being active participants in your child’s academic lives.
Please consider joining me on Friday, November 3rd for coffee with Mary Jude Doerpinghaus, SCSD Interim Superintendent. She would love to have the opportunity to connect with you informally. We will hold the coffee from 8:00-9:00 am in the Learning Commons. This is meant to be informal, so please drop by when you can.
In case you missed it… my general rule of thumb for Halloween costumes 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). 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 31: Arroyo Halloween Party
- November 3: Coffee with the Superintendent
- Nov. 6-9: 5th grade Outdoor Education week
- November 10: Veteran’s Day, No School!
Halloween Volunteers Needed!
We need YOU to help 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! http://signup.com/go/PHKfDng
Thank you in advance for your help,
Stacey Rabkin, Susan Milotich, Kirstin Mitchell, and Cris Pizzato
Arroyo Spirit Wear
Thank you to all the families that ordered Arroyo Spirit Wear. Your items will be distributed the week of November 6th. Contact Jen Pedrotti at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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 – Come and see San Carlos school district music teachers perform with professional musicians!
- 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.
Gala Planning – Our team is busy preparing for our annual Gala. If you have access to vacation homes, one of a kind experiences, airline miles or hotel points and would like to donate them to our auction, please contact Christopher: email@example.com
Want to be a host for SCEF parent parties? – Did you know that SCEF parent parties raised about $125,000 last year? And the hosting contribution counts towards your annual SCEF donation? We are always looking for party hosts and a variety of fun themes and types of events. If throwing parties is your thing and you’d like to know more, please contact Jackie King (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fitness and Wellness Assessment
The Fitness and Wellness department (5th grade) has embarked on a new assessment system. We moved away from traditional grading and have designed a rubric based assessment system, in an effort to provide students and parents with actionable and informative feedback.
This new assessment system will also engage an element of the district’s strategic plan, which has a focus on the 5 C’s: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Citizenship (global and local) and Creativity & Innovation.
The students have four areas of focus on the Rubric:
- Skill performance
- Understanding concepts/principles
This new assessment will allow teachers to provide meaningful and ongoing feedback to students and parents. It will also provide students the opportunity to more fully engage in goal setting. Please refer to the two links below:
San Carlos School District Board Member Elections – It’s time to VOTE, November 7
Please spend time becoming informed on the candidates for School Board and VOTE. This is a VERY important election as our District will be hiring a new Superintendent and continue to tackle huge budget challenges.
At ShapetheFuture.org you can find lots of information on the upcoming election. Here are some helpful bits of information.
- San Mateo Journnal – http://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/local/san-carlos-school-board-race-tightens/article_d82c0ea0-b48b-11e7-a23a-836ae036a86c.html
- Candidate Forum on October 10th (this is the link to the recording of the Candidate Forum that was held on October 10th) – http://www.scsdk8.org/candidate-forum-on-october-10-2017/
- Roster of Candidate – https://www.shapethefuture.org/documents/dynamic/candidaterosterweb.pdf
- Voter’s Edge of California – http://votersedge.org/ca/en/ballot/election/63-f659e0/address/null/zip/94070/contests/contest/16193
- Documents about the role of a school board member – http://www.scsdk8.org/school-board-role/
SCSD Board Meeting – November 2
Next SCSD Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 2nd. For more information go to BoardDocs for the agenda.
Healthy Cities Tutoring News – In Case you Missed It!
Healthy Cities Tutoring is holding another new tutor orientation and training on November 8 at Clifford School from 6:30-8:00 pm. The address is 225 Clifford Ave. Redwood City (right off of Eaton Avenue).
We have children on our waiting lists at all of our schools and hope you will consider attending this training and joining us as a volunteer tutor at your child’s school.
Please call 650-508-7327 or contact Donna Becht for more information. Thank you!
Enjoy a Mysterious Fairytale Comedy!
Treat the kids to laughs with the upcoming San Carlos Children’s Theater production of THE PRINCESS WHO HAD NO NAME Nov. 10-12 & 17-19.
Filled with hilarious characters, you can’t go wrong with this mysterious comedy that weaves together the magic of a classic fairytale, the silliness of a fractured fairytale and the fun of a mystery. The Princess’s quest to remember her true identity will keep you guessing right up to the happily ever after ending.
Community posts are not sponsored by SCSD. Visit the Arroyo website Community Corner to learn more about the following:
- Juventus Sport Club Open House Nov 13-17th
- TRYOUTS – SAN CARLOS UNITED SOCCER CLUB
- Need childcare during Thanksgiving Holiday Week?
- The Nutcracker Tea Party!