5/15-24: Eagle Council Samaritan House hygiene-item drive
Tue 5/23: PTA Pizza Dinner and Honorary Service Awards, 5:15 p.m.
Tue 5/23: Celebration of Learning and Art Show, 6 p.m.
Fri 5/26: Minimum day
Mon 5/20: Memorial Day, no school
Fri 6/9: Arroyo Talent Show
Mon 6/12: Field Day
Thu 6/15: Last day of school, minimum day
Thank you to everyone who made our teachers and staff feel so valued and appreciated this week, and all year long! I want to especially thank our PTA Staff Appreciation team of Beth Rowell, Leslie Ostrander, and Erika Nelson, along with our room parents, headed by Hilary Briant, for coordinating the efforts, and to everyone who sent food, flowers, heartfelt messages, and more! We are so lucky to have dedicated professionals and amazing volunteers supporting our school community.
State testing continues this week with the computer adaptive tests (CAT) and performance tasks (PT) in math for both grades. Next week 5th graders will take the California Science Test (CAST). Please avoid unnecessary absences before 10:10 a.m. and make sure students arrive at school on time. Getting a good night's sleep and having a healthy breakfast are also important in helping students do their best. Encourage students to do their best but not to worry if there are questions that feel too hard. Students are not permitted to have electronic devices (cellphones, smartwatches, etc.) in the classroom during testing windows.
Eagle Council is hosting our final community service drive of the year with Samaritan House, and they have decided to make it a grade-level competition to see whether 4th or 5th graders bring in more donations. We’ll be collecting hygiene items (masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand soap, dishwashing soap, laundry soap, shampoo, body lotion). Donations can be dropped off in the blue bins inside the office, and be sure to put them in the bin labeled with the right grade level. Donations will be accepted May 15-24.
Saturday, May 20, is the beloved San Carlos Hometown Days Parade. We would love to have as many of our Arroyo families join us as possible wearing school colors and spirit wear. It’s an easy and fun way to show San Carlos how our Eagle spirit SOARS! Please see additional details below and RSVP here so we know how many to expect!
Our annual Celebration of Learning is coming up on Tuesday, May 23. Please join us at 5:15 p.m. in the Central quad for pizza and our Central-Arroyo Honorary Service Awards. Then stop by your child’s classroom from 6:00-6:45 for a closer look at some of the things they’ve been learning this year. Our Art in Action Art Show will be on display in the Learning Commons from 6:00-7:00, and Central Middle School classes will be open from 6:00-7:15.
Here are a few other dates to make sure you have on your calendar:
Friday, May 26: minimum day with dismissal at 12:50
Monday, May 29: Memorial Day holiday (no school)
Friday, June 9: Talent Show (10:30-12:00), parents of performers are invited to attend
Monday, June 12: Field Day, volunteer information coming soon
Thursday, June 15: Last day of school, minimum day with dismissal at 12:50 and a special clap-out for our 5th graders around 12:30.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Arroyo moms! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Arroyo Art Show Needs Volunteers
The Arroyo Art Show will be on Tuesday, May 23, in the Learning Commons during the Celebration of Learning (previously known as Open House). This is a great time to showcase the Art in Action program and see all the art pieces parents have had a hand in helping students create. We need help getting ready for the show! Sign up here. Thank you for your continued support of Art in Action!
Celebrating AANHPI Month and Pride with Art in the Library!
We are excited to celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Pride Month in the Arroyo-Central Library this month and next. In addition to the wonderful books our librarian, Katie Hultgren, makes available, we will offer supplies for art projects (origami and rainbow flags) that students can make during their lunch hours on specific days. If you are able to assist students with these projects, please sign up here! Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Seeking Talent Show Volunteers
We need help supervising talent show practice! Practice will be held during recess on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:00-12:40 p.m. May 16-June 6, with the final production on Friday, June 9. We especially need someone to supervise on Friday, May 19. Volunteers will sign in at the front office and then report to The Wild Zone, which is by the scooter/bike rack area along Woodland Avenue. Arroyo student leaders will lead practice sessions, so all you need to do is supervise for 40 minutes. We hope you will consider signing up!
Honorary Service Awards Help Needed
Tuesday, May 23 • 5:15 p.m.
Please join us at the Honorary Service Awards on Tuesday, May 23, at 5:15 p.m. We will recognize individuals for their outstanding service to children and youth in our community with an award presentation and pizza dinner. The event will take place just before the Celebration of Learning (previously Open House).
We’re looking for a few volunteers to help on the day of the event. Please check out the sign-up for ways you can help. Thank you.
Join Arroyo in the Hometown Days Parade
Saturday, May 20 • meet 8:30-9 a.m.
Calling all Arroyo students and their families! The San Carlos Hometown Days celebration is May 19-21, and Arroyo School will be marching in the parade on the morning of Saturday, May 20. This is a great opportunity to show your school spirit and celebrate being an Arroyo Eagle!
Arroyo students and their adult chaperone will meet between 8:30 and 9 a.m. on Cedar Street by Central Middle School. Students are encouraged to bring water and wear purple or Arroyo school gear. Please register so we know how many people to expect. Full details will be sent in an email to families closer to the parade.
Recognizing Parent and Community Support
Every eligible school in our school district was recognized as a California Distinguished School. Of the many things that contribute to our fantastic schools, we want to acknowledge the generous parent and community support through SCEF. With this additional local fundraising, our schools can provide our students with a balanced and enriching education.
Mental Health & Wellness, and Physical Education
SCEF supports school programs that develop strong minds and bodies. Your contribution helps to ensure that our children have counselors who offer guidance and support. SCEF grants help fund physical education programs, which increase student physical health and result in better academic performance.
Technology Staff and Equipment
Your investment in technology ensures that our children have access to the tools they need to succeed. SCEF grants fund technology associates, computer devices and applications to aid learning.
Make It Happen in May
Our campaign to reach our annual fundraising and “Make It Happen in May” will help us deliver a reliable grant estimate for 2023-24 so that SCEF contributions can be considered in the final school board budget deliberations in June. Please help us achieve our goal of $3.7 million to support San Carlos public schools and PTA programs by making a donation today!
Hoping to pack just a few more weeks of excitement into your kids’ summer break? Book a week or two at Camp Galileo full of traditional summer fun, imagination-sparking STEAM projects and new friends. Stack up the savings with a multi-week discount of $25 per week if you enroll in 2 weeks or more. Promotions this month:
- Through May 24, save $35 off per week with code SUMMERPLANS35.
- May 25-31, save $29 on each week of Camp Galileo during our Memorial Day Sale using code MEMORIALDAY23.
Book at galileo-camps.com. Learn about our scholarship program at galileo-camps.com/scholarship-program.
Making Room for a New Public Gathering Place in Downtown San Carlos
City Council Supports Permanent Closure of the 700 Block of Laurel Street: Last month, the City Council directed staff and the consultant team to move forward with a bold vision to transform the 700 block of Laurel Street into a plaza (one possibility pictured), thereby paving the way for a more pedestrian-friendly downtown. Learn more at sancarlosdowntownplan.com.
San Carlos Youth Center Celebrates Mental Health & Wellness Week
The San Carlos Youth Center Staff would like to share these events for ages 10-17 during Mental Health & Wellness Week, May 22-26:
- Monday, May 22: Resource Tabling with San Carlos Youth Advisory Council & Stanford Medicine Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing, 3-6 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 23: Be Sensitive Be Brave High School Workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m., registration required
- Wednesday, May 24: Yoga Health Center Free Youth Class, 4-5 p.m., registration required
- Thursday, May 25: San Mateo County Library “Calm Corner,” 3:30-4:30 p.m.
- Friday, May 26: SPCA Therapy Dogs, 3-5 p.m.
San Carlos United Soccer Tryouts
San Carlos United is holding tryouts this month for boys and girls born between 2006 and 2015 for the fall 2023 season. If interested, please register at sancarlosunited.org and a team manager will reach out to coordinate. We look forward to seeing you at the San Carlos United tryouts!
Parent Education Opportunities
Can a plant-based diet improve your family’s health? Join Kaiser Permanente pediatricians Kathryn Gopez and Elizabeth Nadiv for Plant-Based Nutrition: Building Healthy Habits for Family Eating (May 18).
NEW! What is “immigration grief,” and how does it affect generations of newcomers? Michelle Remond, an immigrant advocate, presents Understanding Immigration Grief: Connecting to Past, Present, and Future Generations (May 23).
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.