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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.

ACE Aftercare

Afterschool Care Enrichment, also known as ACE has been selected by the San Carlos school district as the Upper Elementary School care provider at Arroyo and Mariposa. ACE is founded by Eve Daskalakis who has served families in the San Carlos Childcare community since 2008. ACE is an innovative California State licensed childcare program that focuses on enrichment and youth development to challenge our upper elementary students each day. ACE will provide a familiar family-oriented after school program where students feel safe, at home and excited to be a part of each day.


ACE Aftercare Costs


Enrollment is now open for the 2022-2023 school year. ACE is currently enrolling Full Time, Part Time, and Morning Care options at both Arroyo and Mariposa Upper Elementary schools.


To Pre-register, please click the link below which will direct you to our childcare software program ProCare. ACE will follow up within 2 days by sending you a confirmation email as well as your official Registration Packet.


Arroyo 22-23 Registration Link


Please visit the ACE website for detailed program information at www.acesancarlos.com or feel free to reach out to Eve Daskalakis directly at:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 650-931-4007




Parent volunteers lead lively discussions about artwork done by great artists and civilizations to enhance student's appreciation of art and its history. Students learn art concepts and techniques used in a masterpiece to create their own original art. In the spring, students have the opportunity to showcase a selected artwork in the Open House Art Show. Additional parent volunteers assist with set up, clean up and supporting students with the creative process. For more information and to learn about volunteer opportunities, visit the Art in Action at Arroyo page.

Social-Emotional Learning

Our students at Arroyo will have access to learning and practicing a variety of social-emotional tools that will help foster a positive and caring school climate. The School Counselor, Teachers, and Administrators are working together to guide learners through three complementary programs: Second Step, Digital Passport and Restorative Practices. For more information, visit the Counselor's Corner page.

The Arroyo Garden

The Arroyo Garden is a 4,000 square foot interactive, outdoor learning space that brings 4th and 5th grade curriculum to life— from science to social studies, to reading and real-world problem solving. 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.  [Read More]

Band, Orchestra and Music

SCEF makes music possible at Arroyo! 4th Grade students have the opportunity to learn Music Fundamentals as a part of their elective wheel.  5th graders choose a year-long elective which might include Band or Orchestra.  All music classes will be taught by Central Middle School’s specially credentialed Band and Orchestra Directors and are offered on an A/B schedule opposite PE.


Theater, Art, & Design

In addition to Music Fundamentals, the 4th grade elective wheel contains Theater and Art classes.  Both are trimester long courses taught by Central Middle School teachers on a A/B schedule opposite PE.  5th graders take a year-long elective and may select from Band, Orchestra or Theater on an A/B schedule opposite PE.


Fitness and Wellness

4th and 5th graders will be provided instruction from Central Middle School’s credentialed PE teachers twice a week opposite their Electives. Students will be assigned A Day or B Day for their PE Class.

Student-Led Clubs

Student-led lunchtime clubs are a favorite for Arroyo Eagles! Students create new clubs each year based on their interests. Club ideas are presented to the Principal for approval and need an adult sponsor to be implemented. We hope to be able to offer virtual clubs a bit later in the school year.

School Breakfast & Lunch Program

Please visit the District Site for more information https://www.scsdk8.org/apps/pages/School-Lunch-Program

Spirit Wear

Want some Arroyo Spirit Gear? Check out our PTA store with some fun Arroyo Eagle items to show your school spirit! Special thanks to Sarah Kinahan and Jenny Goines for getting our Spirit Gear store set up.


Staff Appreciation

Our staff appreciation team treats the Arroyo teachers and staff to lunches and other treats to say thank you for all they do! Look for sign-up requests in the Eagle Eye Newsletter for these Wednesday lunches and for Staff Appreciation week.


Arroyo Yearbooks are a great way to capture school year memories! Look for announcements in the Eagle Eye Newsletters to place your order.