Arroyo Eagle Eye - 3/13/22

Principal's Message

Dear Arroyo Families,

Eagle Council has a fun St. Patrick’s Day spirit week planned for this week. Please encourage your child to participate as we channel our inner leprechauns!

  • Monday - Rainbow Day! - Wear your favorite color of the rainbow or mix them all up together to find the pot of gold!
  • Tuesday - St. Patrick’s Day Art - Turn in projects to decorate the Learning Commons.
  • Wednesday - Upside Down & Backwards Day - Leprechauns are tricky creatures who like to mix things up! Wear your clothes backwards, inside out, upside down, etc. 
  • Thursday - St. Patrick’s Day - Wear GREEN!
  • Friday - Anything but a Backpack Day - Bring your materials in anything but a backpack.

We are also extending our Eagle Council food drive for Samaritan House one more week. Please consider donating healthy snacks like nuts, granola, protein bars, healthy snack crackers, trail mix, dried fruit, etc. Donations can be brought to the office or classrooms by Friday.


Thank you to SEDAC for a great Abilities Awareness Week. The Canine Companions assembly was a big hit! Students are also enjoying our March Madness Book Bracket. We’ll finish voting for Round 1 on Monday and move into Round 2 this week.


Do you have a 3rd grader coming to Arroyo next year (or know someone who does)? We have a number of welcome events coming up including a meet & greet and campus tour this Friday, March 18 at 8:45am.  See the flier linked here for more information about this and other upcoming events. 


Teachers have completed the T2 report cards and they will be sent home via email by March 16. As in T1, you will receive two emails, one with a link and one with a unique password to access your child’s report card. Please take the time to download your child’s report card when you receive the message as the link expires after a few weeks.


As a reminder, the content of the 4/5 report card is intended to promote student ownership over their learning. In keeping with that goal, we hope you will have a conversation with your child around their progress and their goals for the final trimester of the year.


I also want to remind you that the 4-point rubric (beginning, developing, approaching, mastery). is on the back page of the report card. Learning is a process, and skills students learn are not isolated, but build on one another throughout the year. The report card should be a fluid document where students are consistently moving towards mastery of skills and concepts by the end of the year.


As you and your child review the report card, it is important to keep things short and supportive. If you feel that your child should, or could be doing better, talk to them about it and encourage them to take ownership by talking to the teacher themselves, asking for help, and developing a plan. If you feel your child is doing exceptionally well, be specific with your praise but also ask them where they might push themselves to move to the next level. This is a great opportunity to build a healthy relationship around academic and social emotional development.


Looking at the week ahead, I want to remind you that tonight is SCEF’s Virtual Starlight Gala from 4:30-6pm! It’s not too late to purchase a ticket and join in the fun! Whether you join the gala or not, please check out the silent auction with a number of great auction items including special time with Arroyo teachers and staff. It’s also time to sign up for the Stampede & Soar Color Run. Please see the PTA section below and sign up by March 15 to be sure to get a special event t-shirt.


I also want to remind you that as of Monday, masks will be highly recommended but not required at school. Please talk with your child(ren) about what you, as a family, feel comfortable doing in regards to mask wearing and reiterate our message of being respectful towards people who may be making different choices.


Don’t forget to change your clocks for Daylight Savings!



Mindy Shelton
[email protected]


PTA News

Help Make a Difference at Arroyo!

The Central Arroyo PTA is looking for executive board members! Open positions include: Co-President for Arroyo, Communications Director, Events Chair, Fundraising and Membership Chair, and Programs Chair. Email Central Arroyo PTA President Kirsten Kell for more information or to express interest.


Your Photos & Ordering Copies of the Arroyo 2021-22 Yearbook!

Parents & Teachers can now sign into TreeRing and upload photos into shared folders for the various classrooms or themes and also purchase their yearbook.  Note that your purchase includes ability to setup personal/custom TreeRing pages. Yearbook orders will be delivered to the school in June.

Our yearbook reps for each class will look through the shared photos folders periodically for use on your classroom’s montage page and the events pages.  Deadline to be announced soon, but good to start uploading photos now, including photos from class events, Art in Action, Lunch Clubs, Library, STEM, Ropes, and more.

Quick instructions:

  • Goto Treering at    Use our passcode: 1014628525232886
  • If you’ve used TreeRing before then click the green Log-In button on the bottom right, and if you are new to TreeRing you’ll create a new account.  
  • Select your teacher’s name
  • You can purchase a yearbook now or click the “Buy later” link in the top left
  • Scroll down to find Share Photos >  “Share Your Photos” button.
  • Click Shared Photo Folders icon and find the appropriate classroom or named event folder, then upload by clicking Add Photos button 
  • More detailed instructions here

If you have any questions please email [email protected] or [email protected].



The 2022 Stampede and Soar Color Run is coming up on Sunday, April 10!

Join the Arroyo Eagles and Central Mustangs as they Stampede & Soar through the City of Good Living! This year’s fun run will be a color chase celebrating community and raising money for our school through business sponsorships. 


Event Details

  • Sunday, April 10th from 9-11am
  • Central/Arroyo Campus
  • 1.5 mile laps through 4 color stations
  • Run/walk one or two laps
  • DJ music and food for purchase 
  • Liquid food-grade color provided by Chameleon Color

Register by March 15 to guarantee a 2022 Stampede & Soar t-shirt.


Tickets $25 per participant. SIGN UP TODAY!


Volunteer Spots Still Open, Help Make This Stampede Really SOAR!

Our Stampede & Soar team needs your help! Please check out what is still available.

  • Logistics- Course Marshall, walk the route, give letters to the neighbors, hand out orange vests to the route monitors, be a route monitor
  • Coordinate student poster making and other ways to increase student participation, Put up banners
  • Entertainment Committee, Food, Field Games afterward

If you are interested in helping with this event, please sign up here



There is Something for Everyone During Our Annual Fundraising Season!
Can't make it to tonight's SCEF auction event? There are still MANY ways for you and your family to participate and celebrate.
- Fund-The-Future, which is dedicated this year to supporting our school libraries
- March 10 - March 21 is the Online Silent Auction. Take a look at the get-aways, shopping, and dining experiences, as well as SO MANY teacher outings for your kids to join their teacher outside the classroom.

Generous community members and businesses have donated many items to SCEF and when you purchase these items and outings you are helping to raise much-needed funds for our schools. The online silent auction is open to everyone. Check it out!

As always, thank you for your stalwart support of our local public schools!



District News

COVID Reminders - Stay Home When Sick and Get Tested

Staying home when sick and getting tested for COVID-19 are two of the most effective ways to keep our community safe. Click here for more information.



If you have any of the symptoms listed above, call your school office to report an illness, stay home, and take a COVID test. If you need to report a COVID case, please call our District Nurse - Page Pollack at 650-632-8300 (Arroyo Office) or Human Resources at 650-590-5922 if the nurse is unavailable.


For additional information, visit our COVID-19 Resources page and review the SCSD Health & Safety Plan.



Community Partner News

Heathy Cities Tutoring Orientation and Training
Join our MARCH 15 New Tutor Orientation & Training to learn more about being a tutor and working with your student in different subjects like math and language arts.

7–7:35pm | New Tutor Orientation: If you have not tutored with us, this session covers everything you need to know to get started with a student!

7:45–8:30pm | Tutor Tips Workshop: Interactive training with strategies for how to work with tutees in all subjects.



City of San Carlos Afterschool Enrichment Programs
The City of San Carlos offers a wide variety of Afterschool Enrichment Programs for youth ages 5-14 years old that provide participants with a stimulating environment that promotes critical thinking, problem-solving, education, and sports. Visit to check out class offerings.

Registrations begins on Tuesday, March 8. Contact the Recreation Office at (650) 802-4382 or [email protected] for assistance.


Parent Education Opportunities
Special event! Ross Greene, PhD, is an internationally renowned clinical psychologist who helps children improve their behavior in a positive, collaborative way. Join us for Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Moving from Power and Control to Collaboration and Problem Solving (March 16, Online).

What are ways parents can set healthy boundaries for kids' use of technology in a post-pandemic world? Experts from Common Sense Media and Kaiser Permanente present Parenting in a Digital Age: A Conversation with Digital Media Experts (March 24, Online).


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics (Students Ages 5-11)
San Mateo County Health is offering pediatric COVID-19 vaccines at eight sites throughout the county. Free and advance appointments are now available, highly encouraged, and may be scheduled through MyTurn. Families may also come without appointments. Learn more.


Schedule Your Appointment at the Curative COVID-19 Testing Van

Please take advantage of the COVID-19 testing sites at one of our school locations or those provided by the San Mateo County Health Department. Click on the links below for more information or to sign-up.

NEW OPTION - WORKSITE LABS - Arroyo Upper Elementary (Patio 3)
- Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30pm
Sign-up for testing at Arroyo


CURATIVE KIOSK - Central Middle School Parking Lot

- Mondays 11am-6pm

- Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am-4pm

- Thursdays 12pm-7pm

- Fridays 11am-6pm

- Sign-up for testing at Central here


CURATIVE VAN - Tierra Linda Middle School Parking Lot

- Wednesday & Friday 11am-5pm

- Saturday 8am-3pm

- Sign-up for testing at Tierra Linda here

- Other Community Based Testing sites in San Mateo County Here