IN THIS ISSUE
- Principal’s Message: School attendance, COVID testing, San Carlos Week of the Family
- Register for Feb. 3 Glow Party
- PTA Meeting Jan. 18
- Plus SCEF, District and Community News
Mon 1/9: No school, staff development day
Tue 1/10: School resumes
Mon 1/16: No school, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Wed 1/18: PTA meeting in school library, 8:45 a.m.
Thu 1/19: School Board meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Fri 2/3: Glow Party
Dear Arroyo families,
Welcome back and happy new year! I hope you have had a wonderful winter break and enjoyed connecting with family and friends and making great memories.
School resumes on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Our staff will be back on the 9th working on developing PBL units for the spring with our trainer from PBL Works. As I mentioned before the break, many classes will be starting new units and activities on Jan. 10, so as long as your child is healthy, please ensure that they are in school for the first day back.
We appreciate you using the COVID tests sent home before the break to make sure your child tests negative for the virus and is symptom-free before returning to school. If your child tests positive or you need additional test kits, please contact Tracey Olazar ([email protected]) in the office and she will be happy to help. For more information, please see the SCSD Health and Safety Plan.
San Carlos Week of the Family kicks off on Friday, Jan. 13. Please take a look at all of the events the city has planned and consider participating. It’s a great way to spend time together as a family. Whether you choose to attend any of the activities, we hope you’ll set aside a little extra time to spend as a family throughout that week.
Remember that there is no school on Monday, Jan. 16, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. I encourage you to consider finding a way for your family to get involved in this national day of service.
I look forward to seeing our Eagles back at school on Tuesday!
Time to Register for Let’s Glow Arroyo
Have you registered yet for Arroyo’s favorite party: Let’s Glow Arroyo? We’ll transform Mustang Hall into a glow-in-the-dark wonderland from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, complete with dancing, snacks, selfie station, graffiti wall, glow games, and more! Please register your student-adult pair here to guarantee a swag bag for your student. (Arroyo siblings are welcome to come together with one adult.) We’re also looking for volunteers to help out with setup, take-down, and in short shifts during the event. Please take a swing through the volunteer opportunities and sign up here. Can’t wait to see you there!
Next PTA Meeting Is Jan. 18 at 8:45 a.m.
Please join us at the first PTA meeting in the new year on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 8:45 a.m. in the Central/Arroyo library. Hear from the principals and get updates on the upcoming winter and spring events. We would love to see you! Be sure to check out the agenda before the meeting to see what will be discussed.
We are incredibly grateful to those of you who donated to SCEF to support a well-rounded education for every student, including support for your school’s PTA. Your contributions extend library hours, and provide mental health support, additional technology resources and staff support, music at every grade level, teacher grants, assemblies, library books, celebrations, community gatherings, and more. To learn more, visit scefkids.org.
Save the Dates: Mark you calendar for these events:
- Online Auction featuring Teacher Outings and Summer Camps, Feb. 6-13
- Virtual Salute to Educators: Online Silent Auction, Live Auction and Fund-A-Need, Sunday, March 12
- Revel at Devil’s Community Dance Party, May 6
January Reminders: COVID Testing + Lunch Ordering
In an effort to ensure a safe return to school in January, please test your child before sending them to school on Tuesday, Jan. 10. If your child tests positive or you need additional test kits, please contact the office and they will be happy to help. For more information, please refer to the SCSD Health and Safety Plan.
Did you order hot lunch for January? Ordering closes a week before the meals are delivered so place your orders as soon as possible to ensure your child gets the meals they want. If you order, please have a conversation with your child first. Find out whether they like the meals, eat their entire meal, and how often they throw the meal away. Our compost bins are overflowing each day with meals that are opened and then thrown away. We need your help to avoid food waste and ensure our students have the nutrition they need to power through the day’s learning. Please only order meals if your child likes the food and will eat it. Thank you!
It’s Time to Register NEW Students for the 2023-24 School Year!
If you have a student who will be NEW to the district next year, be sure to register them for school during our Priority Registration window: Jan. 10-Feb. 10. Registration is ONLY for students who are not currently attending our schools; students who are in TK-8th grade now do not need to re-register. However, if your child is in one of our SCSD preschool classes, they do need to register as a new student.
All completed registrations received during this timeframe will receive priority into their home school if space is available. Registrations received after Feb. 10 will be processed on a space-available, first-come, first-served basis. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page or email us at [email protected] if you have questions.
Virtual TK/Kindergarten Welcome Night for New Families
Do you have friends or neighbors who have an incoming TK or Kindergarten student who are new to the District? If so, please invite them to join us for our Virtual TK/Kindergarten Welcome Night on Monday, Jan. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The virtual presentation is designed to provide families with information about the San Carlos School District, its community partners and programs, and to provide an overview of how to register for school. See flier for more information.
Mark your calendars for these key dates:
- Monday, Jan. 9: Virtual TK/Kindergarten Welcome Night for new families, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Jan. 10: New Student Priority Registration opens in PowerSchool at noon (only for students new to SCSD).
- Wednesday, Feb. 1: Intradistrict Transfer Google Form opens for families wishing to request a transfer to another school within SCSD, noon
- Wednesday, Feb. 1: Virtual Elementary School Tours for incoming TK/Kindergarten families, 4-4:30 p.m.
- Friday, Feb. 10: New student priority registration deadline, 4 p.m.
San Carlos Week of the Family
The San Carlos Week of the Family is an annual event organized and run by community volunteers with the goal of strengthening relationships by providing a series of activities focusing on family fun and community interaction.
The events start on Friday, Jan. 13, and kicks off with Game Night and citywide RoShamBo at Tierra Linda starting at 6 p.m. Join the fun as local board game experts provide both new and old favorites for us to enjoy! Healthy Cities volunteers will run the RoShamBo contest where winners from local schools can play with others for prizes!
The fun continues for the next two weeks including community service projects, trivia night, Hiller Museum event, scavenger hunt, library events, Children’s Theater, bike events, Reading Bug events, pickle ball, bocce ball, history walk, Crab Feed, and more!
Check out our website for all the details!
Parent Education Opportunities
This month, we welcome nonprofit Mission Be for two sessions on Cultivating Mindfulness: How to Bring Gratitude and Positive Practices Into Your Home with founder Carin Winter (English), and Cómo llevar la gratitud y las prácticas positivas a su hogar con Karen Allen (español). Both Jan. 11, online.
What is “radical inclusion” and why does it matter? Vikram K. Jaswal, PhD, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, presents Radical Inclusion: Understanding Visible and Invisible Differences (Jan. 18, online).
MANY WAYS TO VOLUNTEER AT ARROYO
SHARE YOUR STUDENT’S ACHIEVEMENTS
We want to honor students who are doing great things outside of school and have two ways parents can help.
As part of our Arroyo School program, we offer assistance to families as needed. The support can be a yearbook, grocery gift cards, or scholarships for school trips and PTA events. The recipients are kept confidential, and the principal is the only one who will know. Please complete this form to make a request.
Participate in our rewards programs and a percentage of your purchases will automatically be donated to the Central Arroyo PTA — at no cost to you!
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