In This Issue
- Principal’s Message
- PTA News
- Hot Lunch Helpers Needed
- Box Tops for Education
- SCEF News
- SMART-E Fall Enrichment
- Middle School Basketball Prep/Training Class
- Legarza After School Basketball Class
Hello Arroyo Parents and Guardians,
It was so wonderful to see you all at Back to School Night last week. We are off to a great start this year with your wonderful children and our dedicated teaching staff. We are also looking forward to a ‘normal schedule week’ after the Labor Day holiday.
I want to mention a few topics about social emotional learning. FIrstly, we have launched our Second Step classes that are being taught by Andrea Dimas (Arroyo counselor) to our 4th grades and Julie Jobak (CMS counselor) to our 5th grades. We are thrilled to have this program taught by the professionals! Secondly, we launched our Mindfulness classes last week that are being taught by Eva Iglesias. The kids love the 15 minute classes…so do the teachers! And lastly, I want to share that we are using PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) as a guide to our school rules at CMS and Arroyo. Our guiding principles are: Be Respectful & Kind, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. All rules and procedures that we teach fall very easily under these 3 guiding principles. It sure has helped us to teach our rules with a collective, positive vision for the children.
Have a wonderful week!
Marie Crawford, Arroyo Principal
Thank you to all of the parents who have already donated and volunteered! We have over 130 parents who have signed up to be a volunteer at Arroyo and as of Thursday of last week, we had collected over $30K thanks to your generosity. We are on our way to our goal of $100K. Thank you!
We mentioned our new PTA funding model in the PTA message last week, in a flyer that was sent home, and in an e-mail you received from Marie last week. Thank you for trying something new with us and please give us your feedback on how you think it is going and what we can do to improve. We are asking every family to donate $250 at the beginning of the school year to the PTA to fund our terrific events and programs. We will keep you updated on our progress.
You can still sign up to volunteer for an event, a committee, a PTA position, or for classroom programs. All signups can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget, our first PTA meeting of the year is September 13th at 8:45 am in the Library. Everyone is welcome.
Hot Lunch Helpers Needed!
Hot Lunch is in need of more volunteers this year and could use your help! Shifts are just 1-2 x per month for 1 hour, depending on how frequently you’d like to help. It is a great way to interact with the kids as you will be helping kids locate their pre-ordered hot-lunch in Mustang Hall. You will be there for both Arroyo’s and Central’s lunch service. The shift is: Mon, Tu & Fri from 12:05-1:05 and on Th from 11:40-12:40. (No help is needed on the Wed minimum day, although lunch IS still offered). If you are interested in helping, please contact Elizabeth Wolfe at email@example.com and indicate your availability. THANK YOU!
Box Tops for Education
It’s that time of year already! Submit your Box Tops anytime in September (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 products visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products.
Please email Juliet Chan at Juliet2004@yahoo.com with any questions.
Supporting our schools made easier.
Cross one thing off your back to school list! Stretch your SCEF donation across the entire school year by making a recurring monthly gift. Go to www.scefkids.org/donate choose “Monthly Donation” and enter the amount you’d like to give each month.
There are 10 months left in our fiscal year. A sample breakdown is shown here:
- $50/month = $500 total
- $120/month = $1,200 total
- $240/month = $2,400 total
- $360/month = $3,600 total
- Leadership Circle begins at $3,500.
It’s that easy! Go to www.scefkids.org/donate to set up your recurring gift.
Donate your items for our auction
Do you know over 25% of our annual fundraising comes from our auctions? If you have access to vacation homes, one of kind experiences, hotel or airline points, contact Christopher at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help.
SMART-E Fall 2017 Enrichment
Enrollment is now open for the SMART-E Fall 2017 Enrichment Classes! From sewing and soccer to art and science, there is definitely something for every interest! We welcome our new enrichment class partners, Clay (Lisa Haaga), Chef Koochooloo, Comic Books (Erik Evans), Mindfulness (Eva Iglesias), Design X (sewing), Homeroom Spanish, KidzToPros, and Murphy Music . Classes open the week of 9.18.2017. For more Info: http://www.smartesancarlos.com/fall-enrichment-2017/
Middle School Basketball Prep Training/Training Class
Looking for a class where your child can prep for the middle school basketball season, and brush up on their skills? Want your child to develop better fundamentals and basketball IQ?
Join our highly trained and certified staff for 6-Sunday’s in September and October at Central Middle School!
Each weekend we will work on fine tuning specific fundamentals, teach new skills, and practice high school drills to help your child succeed!
Register at www.legarzasports.org or call 415-334-333
Legarza After School Basketball Class
Come experience Legarza’s 1 hour after school basketball class shortly after early release on Wednesdays (1:30-2:30). Our highly trained and experienced staff will help your child succeed by teaching basic fundamentals and challenging them with fun and exciting drills, games, and activities. Positive encouragement and measured fundamental improvement are trademarks of our classes that your child will experience as they improve and have fun!
Visit the Arroyo website Community Corner to learn more about the following:
- Kidizens Fall & Winter Workshops
- Love to Sing? Ragazzi Boys Chorus Auditions Now!
- Come Sing with the San Francisco Boys Chorus in our new San Mateo Location
- SCSD Musical for Grades 4-8: Mulan JR.
- Private Piano Instruction
- Guitar Class at Arroyo starting on Tuesdays after school!
- 4H 2017-2018 Enrollment
- Theater Social Skills Class Open for Registration
- Science Action Club
- Starting a San Carlos Engineering and Technology Club
- Interested in Cub Scouts?
- Attention all aspiring Designers and Makers