The following is an overview of the rich and diverse programs at Arroyo*. If you would like to volunteer for these programs, please go to our Volunteer Opportunities page to view current volunteer opportunities and signup.
After School Care
On-site before and after school care will be provided by SMART-E in Portable 2B (near Arroyo and Woodland). Registration is now open, and we encourage all parents who might need care to sign up now to guarantee a spot for this fall.
To register or learn more, go to http://www.smartesancarlos.com/smarte-arroyo/.
After School Sports
After school sports programs for 5th graders are available from Legarza Sports. For more information, go to:
https://www.legarzasports.org/central-sports. (Look for Arroyo or programs for 5th graders)
Art in Action
Trained parent volunteers, called Art Docents, use classic works by great artists to enhance students' knowledge and appreciation of the art as well as art history and media types and techniques. Students then create their own original masterpieces that reinforce the concepts and techniques discussed in the masterpiece. Sign up to volunteer and contact Christina Parsey at email@example.com with questions.
The Arroyo Garden is an interactive, outdoor learning space that brings our 4th and 5th grade curriculum to life – from science to social studies to reading to real-world problem solving, and much much more.
Visit our Garden webpage at http://arroyoschool.org/garden for the latest updates, a map of the garden, photos, curriculum and to sign up to help.
Through their garden work, Arroyo students will develop their leadership skills and deepen their understanding of environmental stewardship. Best of all, the garden space is a fun, quiet place for meeting, reading, reflection and discovery. Thanks to the joint efforts of the PTA, SCSD, and SCEF, students and staff can use this outdoor, organic classroom for standards-based lessons and project-based learning as well as exciting new club programs and community service projects. If you have garden questions, please contact Elisa Niño-Sears at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Band & Orchestra
Our school community encourages and supports ownership of learning, leadership development, risk taking, play, and the pursuit of individual passions while fostering intrinsic motivation to learn and discover the world around us. Meditation Club and the Green Team are volunteer-led after school clubs, while students create new clubs each year. Last year’s clubs, included art, hair design, friendship and board games. Students present their club ideas to the Principal for approval and implementation.
This student run club will educate the Arroyo community about current local, national, and global environmental issues with a focus on sustainability and conservation. Activities may include information campaigns/petition drives, conducting waste audits, picking up litter, and monitoring waste sorting at lunchtime. In addition, we may go on field trips to assist with environmental projects in the community. Students can join the club at the beginning of the year. If you have
questions, please contact Angela Holloszy at email@example.com.
Healthy Cities Tutoring Program
Healthy Cities Tutoring is a non-profit organization that matches community volunteers with students to provide one-on-one mentoring to increase the academic success and self esteem of our youth. No experience is necessary to become a tutor. Volunteers work just one hour per week at times convenient for them. Dozens of students benefit from this program every year. To learn more, visit the Healthy Cities website at http://www.healthycitiestutoring.org.
New hot lunch provider for 2017-2018
All families in SCSD may order lunches from our school lunch vendor, Choicelunch, using the ordering site LunchIsServed. Please go to the LunchIsServed site to set up your account. Even if you don’t plan on ordering lunch for your child(ren) right away, it’s best to have an account registered for every child in case they ever forget a lunch or need an extra lunch for any reason. You can choose to load money onto the account when you’re ready to place your orders.
For more information, see the District Hot Lunch webpage.
The PTA provides Hot Lunch Coordinators who hand out lunches to students once or twice a month. If you can help, please visit http://signup.com/go/ETKZksp. Send your questions to our Hot Lunch Coordinator, Sabrina Mendez, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch & Recess Volunteers
Come help supervise and assist our students at recess and at lunch. We need help in the garden, wild zone, makerspace, and library. If you are interested in helping, please contact Tracey Olazar in the office or at email@example.com.
Kids can benefit from meditation as much as adults. In this club, we will introduce students to age-appropriate tools to increase focus, quiet their minds, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase self-confidence. Some of the activities that we will do include breathing exercises, yoga poses, visualizations, and games. We understand that not all 4th and 5th graders may be able to do sitting meditations, so that is not the goal of the club. The goal is to teach kids life skills like breathing, listening, and visualization techniques that will help them better cope with and thrive in their daily lives. For more information, contact Eva Iglesias at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social‑Emotional Learning (SEL)
This year at Arroyo, our students will have access to a variety of social-emotional learning programs that will help foster a positive and caring school climate. Teachers, school counselors and parent volunteers are working together to guide learners through three complementary programs: Second Step, Digital Passport and Project Cornerstone.
- Second Step - School counselors will lead students through weekly lessons focusing on empathy, emotion management and problem solving. More information and the activation key for your child’s grade level can be found on Counselor's Corner page.
- Digital Passport - Teachers (fifth grade) and school counselors (fourth grade) will guide our learners through this online digital safety program teaching the rules of the road for technology, from Common Sense Media.
- Project Cornerstone - Parent volunteers have identified key citizenship lessons that will be incorporated into Arroyo student learning. Examples include anti-bullying and digital safety. Parents will work with teachers and Arroyo staff to prepare and deliver the content and incorporate it into Arroyo culture. If you would like help deliver the Project Cornerstone lessons in the classroom, please sign up on Signup.com. If you have additional quesDons, please contact Michelle Chang at email@example.com or visit Counselor’s Corner.
For more information, visit the Counselor's Corner page.
We have a team of volunteers who will be focused on making sure the staff at Arroyo is appreciated for all they do for our children. This may include meals or treats throughout the year. Please contact Kirsten Haithcox at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
* We are hoping to offer these programs at Arroyo and final decisions will be based on volunteers and budget availability.