Real-world math– In this website, math teacher Thomas Petra shares practical math lessons, lesson ideas, examples, and downloads, including how to find the volume of the Great Pyramids of Giza, converting currency, working with time zones, and tracking a storm’s progress: http://realworldmath.org.
iPads and Learning
As iPads continue to become an important tool for student learning, Apple continues to offer information we need for our planning. Join Apple experts for online seminars and learn how Apple education solutions are enhancing teaching and learning and increasing student achievement. Find weekly webcasts for iOS devices (iPads and iPods-touch) which feature a different topic each day of the week. In addition, the Tune-In-Series are available on-demand. Catch some if you can and enjoy!!!
This beautiful new app was created in conjunction with a 2012 exhibition at the Getty Center in L.A. It is focused on the question "How do objects end up in a museum?" Beautiful photographs, animations, video and 360° rotations.
This app was released for Earth Day in 2011 and is now free. Earth Day is being observed on April 22 this year. This interactive story book has lots of engaging seasonal activities: grow a tree, help a gardner, shovel snow.
Here's a collection of notable African American oratory, including downloadable transcripts and profiles. When you download printed material from iTunes U, it will show up in the iTunes Library in the iTunes U section.
Virtual Missions Field Trips - Great info for 4th grade students, teachers, and families...
Huell Howser, as part of his California Gold TV series, visited all 21 California missions. You can download these episodes from the iTunes store. Look for the word "mission" in the podcast description field, Also the podcast titles includes the word "classic".
For current happenings going on in Evergreen School District visit the eesd.org website or "like" Evergreen School District on Facebook.
On February 1 the California Department of Education released the 2014-2015 School Accountability Report Card (SARC). To see our school's report card click 2014-15 Silver Oak SARC.
The purpose of this report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators.
Since November 1988, state law has required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. A similar requirement is also contained in the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
February 22, 2016 will be the day to pick up your packets to register for Kindergarten if your child will be five years old on or before September 1, 2016 or Transitional Kindergarten if your child will turn five between September 2, 2016 and December 2, 2016.
Registration packets for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten will be available in the school office starting February 22, 2016. Completed Kindergarten registration packets will be accepted in the school office Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8:30 am. Completed Transitional Kindergarten packets will be accepted in the school office beginning April 4, 2016. Please note that in addition to the registration packet, parents must have the following items:
Proof of residence: Three pieces of original documentation are required. (Acceptable forms may be viewed at www.eesd.org under “Registration” in the “Parents” section.)
An original birth certificate or other legal document showing date of birth (i.e. Passport)
Immunization record (California schools enforce a “no shots, no school” policy.)
Under a new law known as SB277, beginning January 1, 2016 exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccination. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next ￼immunization checkpoint at Kindergarten (including Transitional Kindergarten) or 7th grade.
For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website at www.shotsforschool.org, or contact your local health department Immunization Education and Planning Program 408-937-2271.
In class, most students are beginning to prepare for the 2016 Silver Oak Science Fair to be held Tuesday, March 8. The science fair project gives students the opportunity to extend their knowledge of a particular scientific topic or idea that they find interesting. It allows them to share the results of their investigation with others through an experiment, model, demonstration, collection or invention. Winners of the 2016 Silver Oak Science Fair competition will be announced March 8 and are eligible to advance to the Evergreen School District Science Fair on Thursday, March 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Quimby Oak Middle School.
Parents of fifth and sixth grade students are invited to a preview of the Growth and Development videos at Carolyn Clark Elementary School in the multipurpose room, located at 3701 Rue Mirassou, San Jose, 95148. Children are not allowed at the parent previews.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Carolyn Clark Elementary School
3701 Rue Mirassou, San Jose, 95148
5:30 - 7:15 p.m.
5th grade program overview 5:30 - 7:15 p.m.
6th grade program overview 7:15 - 8 p.m.
The Growth and Development unit is a 4 lesson program. The curriculum includes information on the endocrine system, changes that occur during puberty, and reproduction. If for any reason you do not wish to have your fifth/sixth grade child participate in this program, please write a note to your child’s teacher and he/she will be excused.
Coming Soon! 2016 Teacher for a Day and Teacher Pastime Sale
You will have the opportunity to support Silver Oak Teachers and the PTO with our Teacher for a Day and Teacher Pastimes "fun"raising event while giving your child a memorable experience teaching class or spending quality one-on-one time with their teacher.
This is a first come first served sale, not an auction, so buy early. The Buy It Now! sale starts 10 a.m. on Monday, February 22.
All proceeds from Teacher Pastimes are given directly to the teachers for additional resources and supplies for their classrooms. The PTO and our teachers appreciate your support!
Last week, almost 400 students and their families packed the multi-purpose room for a night of BINGO fun! We played 8 BINGO games, ate a lot of snacks and gave out 140 prizes, including the Grand Prize, donated again by Suzette Mack, Family Travel Specialist. Huge thanks to Suzette for supporting Bingo Night year after year!
And, of course, a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who donated their time to help make sure everyone had a great time.
Thank you, Silver Oak PTO, for sponsoring this event! We'll see everyone again next year!
Evergreen School District is asking for feedback from parents on their Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). There are five District Priorities that form the framework of the LCAP and our planning process. These priorities were built through consultation with the broader Evergreen community and we are now reviewing the effectiveness of some of the key objectives. This is our second year of directly surveying the community for feedback and input.
Two ways parents can give feedback
Take this short online survey. Click LCAP Survey to begin. We encourage all parents to take the survey. Your feedback is important as it helps us prioritize District needs.
Or, attend an in-person session. The schedule is as follows:
Title 1 parent consultation, Wednesday, February 3, 6:30 p.m., ESD Teachers Center
Presentation to PAC/Public consultation, Wednesday, February 3, 9:30 a.m., Norwood Creek School
Evergreen Teachers Association consultation, Thursday, February 4, 3 p.m., District Board Room
CSEA consultation, Tuesday, February 23, 5 p.m., District Board Room
Webinar, Monday, February 29, 12 p.m., Three separate broadcasts in English, Spanish and Vietnamese (log-in details to come)
Migrant PAC consultation, Tuesday, March 1, 6 p.m., LeyVa library
Community Forum/Student Forum, Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 p.m., Evergreen School Multipurpose Room
Presentation to Board of Trustees, Thursday, April 14, 6:30 p.m., District Board Room
Silver Oak parents of all grade levels are invited to participate in the Principal's Cafe February 10 at 8:30 a.m. Mr. Greenfield meets monthly with parents on the second Wednesday of each month in the school conference room to discuss educational issues of the day and factors impacting student achievement. We hope you can join us!
Birthday Book Club
Each month 1st - 6th grade students choose books to be donated to their classroom or school library in honor of their birthdays. We recognize their donations by posting their names (and birthday months) here.
Jake Ryan N.
The Awesome Authors program at Silver Oak highlights students’ writing abilities. Each week, teachers from K-6 pick one student in each class who has exhibited exceptional writing for that week. Students then get to meet with Principal Greenfield to share their work with him, along with the other Awesome Authors of that week. Finally, the students’ work is posted on the Awesome Authors wall in the school’s multipurpose room.
Students of the Month
Silver Oak School congratulates students on being "Upstanders" throughout the school year. This recognition is given to students who have someone's back or stand up for a friend. Our Upstanders earn a bracelet and an invite to an end-of-the-year party!
Ana Lucia P.
Diamond Leon G.
At Silver Oak, students caught by their teacher doing a good deed, like helping another student or adult through random acts of kindness, are recognized by name on our website.