In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- One Week until the Wild West Book Fair
- Stampede & Soar Coming up on October 15th
- SCEF News
- STEM Fair Informational Meeting
- Boxtops for Education are Back!
- October Lunch Menu
- French Enrichment Class held at Central
- Elementary Choir
Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
We had our first evacuation drill last week and your children did an amazing job! The administrators from CMS made it a point to let our Arroyo Eagles know how impressed they were with their silent drill.
We are also almost ready to launch our student led clubs. The club leaders decided they needed one more week to prepare so we will launch next week. And we are getting ready to launch our parent led classes (Garden, Art in Action and Project Cornerstone) the first week of October. We are also very excited about our upcoming Central Arroyo Book Fair and the Stampede and Soar. Thank you for supporting these wonderful opportunities!
One BIG change that we will be making on October 4th (National Walk to School Day), will be the implementation of a new school-wide exiting routes. I have been working with our district Safe Routes to School team, including the San Carlos Police Dept. to resolve some very unsafe practices. Starting October 4th we will no longer have bike/scooter parking in the existing Arroyo Ave. space and all children will park bikes/scooters in the space by the Wild Zone. All children will exit the school at the Chestnut/ Woodland exit, unless they are being picked up in the pick up lane of the parking lot. Please watch for a separate email providing more information later today. Thank you!
Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind:
- September 25: Outdoor Education Parent Meeting at 6:00pm in the Learning Commons (5th grade parents only)
- October 2-6: Central Arroyo Book Fair
- October 4: Walk to School Day & New exit routine for Arroyo
- October 15: Stampede and Soar
- October 23: 4th grade ROPES Orientation @ 6:00pm in Mustang Hall
- October 23-27: Goal Setting Conferences
School Site Council Request:
We are STILL looking for at least one parent to fill a School Site Council (SSC) vacancy. Please let me know if you are interested in participating in SSC this year. We will hold our first meeting in October.
Marie Crawford, Arroyo Principal
One Week until the Wild West Book Fair!
Please take a minute to look at the schedule and sign up to volunteer! We have spots open throughout the week for set up and helping children choose books.
The Central Arroyo Book Fair will be held the week of October 2nd–5th for students and open the morning of the 6th for parents. 4th–7th grade students will visit the book fair during the week with their English classroom (see class visit schedule or sign up to volunteer by clicking here). There will be a great selection of books for all grades. You can send your child to school with a check made payable to Central Arroyo PTA for them to purchase books (please note the limit they can spend in the “memo” section). We will fill in the amount spent on the check.
The Book Fair will be open before and after school, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, except on Wednesday when it will be open from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. The Family Night event will be Wednesday, October 4th, from 6:00-8:00 pm. Pizza will be served in the cafeteria from 5:30 – 7:00 pm hosted by our PTA. Also, parents are invited to join us for Bagels and Books on Friday, October 6th from 8:00 – 9:00 am for shopping with a cup of coffee and a bagel. If you can’t make it to Family Night, Bagels and Books is a great chance to do some book shopping and stock up on your holiday gifts!
We need your help to make this event a great success! Please consider signing up for a slot (or more) to help out via this link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4aa9a62a1-central. It is a great chance to visit with the students and encourage them to find great books to enjoy. Thank you for your support!
Funds raised from the Book Fair help support the Central Arroyo PTA. If you have any questions please contact Kathy email@example.com, Eileen firstname.lastname@example.org, Katie email@example.com or Cynthia firstname.lastname@example.org
Stampede & Soar Coming up on October 15th!
The annual Stampede & Soar is Sunday, October 15th! Thank you to Julie Alsaegh and Nina Shah who have stepped up to lead the charge!
The deadline to register and get a free t-shirt was September 22nd at 2 pm but you can still register your student for the timed race or fun run. The Stampede & Soar is free for all students to run this year, so please register (at no cost) now! The deadline to register for the competitive heat (prizes will be awarded) is October 9th at 6:30pm. We want all Arroyo and Central students to participate in this fun community building event. The first heat will be a 5K competitive race and the second heat will be a 3K fun walk/jog.
Interested in helping out? We need your help making this event a success! Please send your contact information to our new Stampede & Soar Co-Chairs, Julie Alsaegh at email@example.com and Nina Shah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diamond Earring Raffle
Can’t attend our very popular Evening at Town event? You can still win this stunning pair of diamond earrings, valued at $9500!
Buy a raffle ticket for $100, 3 for $250 or 6 for $500 and try your luck.
Only 150 raffle tickets will be sold. Email: email@example.com and get yours!
A big thank you to Geoffrey’s Diamonds & Goldsmith for donating these lovely earrings for our raffle.
SCEF 35th Anniversary
For 35 years, the San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF) has been raising funds to support vital programs at all of our schools that enrich the everyday learning experience of your child. SCEF recently celebrated its 35th Anniversary with a reception. Thank you to all who joined us!
Watch this short documentary celebrating 35 years of SCEF support for our public schools:
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.
STEM Fair Informational Meeting
Don’t miss the 2018 STEM Fair Informational Meeting & Demonstration on Bubble Gum Science on Tuesday, September 26fh from 7-8PM in the Central Middle School Library. STEM Fair is open to all interested 5th – 8th grade students interested in exploring science or engineering by creating a project for this year’s fair. Please plan on attending this informational meeting for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boxtops for Education are Back!
It’s that time of year already! Submit your Box Tops anytime prior to 9/30 in either school office. Boxtops for Education provides us with an easy way for you to help the Central Arroyo PTA. Just clip Box Tops from your favorite products, gather your Box Tops in an envelope or bag and drop them off at either school office. You can drop them off all year long but we have a submission deadline coming up in October and they do expire, so bring us what you have! We earn 10¢ per Box Top, and the Central Arroyo PTA uses the extra funds for programs like Art in Action, teacher appreciation, the Arroyo Garden, teacher classroom grants and more! Popular brands include Cheerios, Annie’s, Ziplock, Hefty, and many more. For a full list of participating Box Top products visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products
Any questions please email Juliet Chan at Juliet2004@yahoo.com
October Lunch Menu
Click here to view the delicious entrèes being served in our school lunches. Remember, it’s easy to set up an account on LunchIsServed.com and pre-order school lunch. Orders must be made by 9:00am the day before service. If you have any questions, please contact Mindy Hill email@example.com
French Enrichment Class held at Central
Is your child fluent in French? Or is your child interested in learning French? EFBA (Education Francaise de la Bay Area), a SMART-E partner, is coming to Central MS, starting the week of October 2nd. Francophone programs (Middle School) will be Tuesdays & Thursdays, and Anglophone programs (Elementary) will be Mondays & Wednesdays (1.5 hrs per day). To learn more, please visit http://www.smartesancarlos.com or their website at www.efba.us or email Joanne.firstname.lastname@example.org.
“WEE THE SINGERS” Elementary Choir offered through Murphy Music Camps – IT’S NOT TOO LATE!! We had our first meeting on September 19th but will accept new applicants through Tuesday September 26th! So if you missed out last week, please visit murphymusiccamps.com to sign up! If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.