About Silver Oak From the Principal's Desk Daily Schedule Calendars Staff Library School Meal Program Enrichment After School Programs Community Involvement
Policies and Forms Enrollment/Registration Testing and Accountability Student Services School Site Council
Achievements Saber Shop Student Council Upstanders Yearbook Common Core Projects
AR Books IXL Raz-Kids Classroom Pages iPads in Classrooms Online Resources Student Survey
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School Calendar


District School Calendars

From the Principal

Hot Websites


Seven billion people– Check out this BBC website for some graphics on world population, including your place in the story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-15391515

Google Art Project– Google continues to branch out. Here’s a new art project with extraordinary resources:



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!!!


Visit :

Apple Online Seminars

App Corner

Here are some great apps for the iPad...


Science 360 

Immerses visitors in the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math


Khan Academy

Allows you to learn almost anything for free


Mars Globe (Free)
Take a tour of the Red Planet


And for the entire solar system:

A Solar System Journey (Free)
Nice app for exploring all the planets



Declaration of Independence (Free)
Includes text, notes and images of original document. Also has thumbnail bios of the signers.


For Building Brains:

A Year of Riddles (Free) 

This puzzle-a-day app will keep your students intrigued and challenged.


The Life of Art (Free)

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.


natlGeoAppLogo.jpgNational Geographic Today (Free)

This mash-up combines news, videos, quizzes, articles and photos in a daily offering.


MindsOfModernMathApp.jpgMinds of Modern Mathematics  (Free)

Explore nearly 1000 years of mathematics history.


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Interactive learning game for the young student who needs more time to connect letters with sounds.



Celebrating the Earth

The Four Seasons - An Earth Day Interactive children's story book

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.


Free Podcasts...

Say It Plain: Great African American Oratory

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...

California's Gold

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".

District News

For current happenings going on in Evergreen School District visit the eesd.org website or "like" Evergreen School District on Facebook.



Evergreen School District



Home & School Connection is a newsletter for parents of elementary aged children that is packed with practical ideas any family can use.


Parents will learn how to:

  • Improve school success.
  • Strengthen the home and school partnership.
  • Make learning fun with simple activities.
  • Enhance parenting skills and discipline.
  • Strengthen family life.
  • Build positive character traits.


April 2014

January 2014

Don't Miss Out on Teacher for a Day and Teacher Pastimes - On Sale Now***State Testing Begins in April***Yearbooks for Sale***

Great New PTO Event

Silver Oak PTO Invites You and Your Family to



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Friday, March 27
5-7 p.m.
Silver Oak Multipurpose Room


Hot dogs, popcorn, water and snacks

will be available for purchase at the event.


Silver Oak PTO is hosting it's first ever MOVIE NIGHT!  All are welcome to attend… Silver Oak students, siblings, friends and family!  There is no charge for admission, but if you would like to contribute toward the continuation of our movie license, donations will be gratefully accepted.  Kids must be accompanied by an adult - no drop offs, please.  Bleacher seating is available for adults - floor seating for kids… feel free to bring a blanket to sit on! Come enjoy the show!


Movie Description:
BIG HERO 6 (Walt Disney Pictures, rated PG, 102 min)

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy adventure that introduces Baymax, a lovable, personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends— adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred — who transform into a band of unlikely heroes. Bring home Disney's “Big Hero 6,” featuring comic-book-style action and hilarious, unforgettable characters — it's fun for the whole family!


Questions?  Email AJ Gibson


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School Break

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Silver Oak School will be closed for Spring Break

Friday, April 3 - Friday, April 10

Thursday, April 2 is a Minimum Day

Classes Resume Monday, April 13


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Regional Spelling Bee Results

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Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee!


Let's give a big shout out to Silver Oak 6th grader Rutvik G.! He competed for three intense hours with 48 other spellers last Saturday. Rutvik earned 2nd place when he was faced with the word s-o-k-o-l, which unfortunately he misspelled. The final word in round 10 was m-y-x-o-v-i-r-u-s that Meera Suresh, a 12-year-old from the South Bay spelled correctly. She will travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.


Will he compete again? Rutvik says, "Yes, one more. I will give it a shot again next year!" Congratulations Rutvik!


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Recycling at Lunch

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at Silver Oak


Using money they earned from selling Girl Scout cookies, and as their Bronze Award Project, Troop 61655 has created a new recycling program at Silver Oak. They are asking all students to join S.O.R.T.-- the Silver Oak Recycling Team -- and recycle lunchtime plastic. Look for the new blue bins in the lunchroom.  


Remember, when you SORT your recycling you help your school, your community and your planet.  


Thank you!  

Girl Scout Troop 61655


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Community Support

Chris Bergevin Fundraiser
Sunday, April 26
12 - 3 p.m.
Silver Creek Valley Country Club Pool


As many of you are aware, last September Silver Oak parent Chris Bergevin had an accident in the ocean that broke his neck, crushed his spine and left him a quadriplegic. Chris has been extremely courageous and mentally tough throughout his recovery. He has worked hard and has made some good progress. So much so, he has given us a letter to share with all of you. Please see, "A Letter from Chris," that he generated himself to read more about his life over the last seven months. 


The Bergevin family is eternally grateful for the outpouring of prayer, support and pledges during this unfortunate time. This fundraiser in April is to continue our support for Chris' journey helping the family finance in-home care. We hope you can join us.

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To follow Chris' journey please read: https://teamchrisbergevin.squarespace.com/ .


Thank you,

Team Chris

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Spring Portraits

Mark Your Calendar for Spring Picture Day!

Wednesday, April 1




The second set of school portraits is next week! In preparation, your child will be bringing home a Lifetouch portrait form. If you'd like to select one of seven special backgrounds or if you have any instructions for the photographer (such as any tips or fun facts to get a great smile), please fill out the form. Your child can give it to the photographer on Picture Day. No money is needed at this time.


After Picture Day, portraits will be sent home for your review.


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Got Milk?

Mobile Dairy Classroom Coming to Silver Oak April 2


Silver Oak students will meet a live cow and learn all about dairy in Mobile Dairy Classroom assemblies on April 2 at 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.



Mobile Dairy Classrooms, sponsored by the dairy council of California, teach kids about cow anatomy, how milk goes from a cow to a refrigerator, and the agriculture technology used.


Language arts, math, and science are integrated into the lessons as well as healthy food and activity choices and agriculture’s contribution to our food supply. Lower grades will learn about vocabulary, life cycles, and anatomy concepts. Upper grades will learn about the cow's digestive system, lactation cycle, agriculture technology, and milk processing.


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It's Teacher Time!

Has your child ever wanted
to be teacher for the day
or spend a little special time
with their favorite teacher?


Well, now they can! Silver Oak PTO is continuing our tradition of Teacher for a Day and Teacher Pastimes here at Silver Oak. Items are on sale from Wednesday, March 25 to Thursday, April 2 at 5 p.m. in BuyitNow! Auction for Teacher for a Day and Teacher Pastimes.  Don't miss out on this chance to give your child a memory of a lifetime and at the same time support classroom enrichment at Silver Oak.


BuyItNow! 2015 Auction
Wednesday, March 25 to
Thursday, April 2 at 5 p.m.


To Purchase One of These

FABULOUS Teacher Experiences

Click on the Buy It Now! button

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Teacher for a Day provides your child with the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a "teacher" for a day. Teacher Pastimes are an opportunity for your child to participate in a special event with their teacher. Both of these activities supplement classroom enrichment resources at Silver Oak. To see what fun activities each teacher has planned, please see our 2015 Teacher and Librarian Pastimes and Teacher for a Day descriptions.


So you don't miss out for your children to participate in these wonderful events at Silver Oak, make sure to place your order early. In past years many of these activities sell out quickly. If you have questions, please contact Katie Wilson at silveroakauction@yahoo.com.


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Lower Grade Play

Silver Oak PTO along with Starting Arts
are pleased to present

Tickets on Sale Now

Don't miss our fabulous 1st - 3rd graders as they bring the jungle to life with the help of a human child named Mowgli who is aided by an agile panther to escape a ferocious tiger. Along the way, the two meet a sinister snake, a herd of elephants, and a giant bear, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys, Mowgli and his friends are forced to run for their lives. Mowgli and the other jungle creatures battle the tiger and restore peace to the jungle. Tickets for our performances are on sale now.


To purchase tickets,

click on the yellow ticket.



Thursday, April 23 – 5 p.m. (Cast A)
Thursday, April 23 - 7 p.m. (Cast B)
Friday, April 24 – 5 p.m. (Cast B)
Friday, April 24 - 7 p.m. (Cast A)


To see who is performing in each cast, see our cast list.


Ticket Prices

Tickets bought online are $8 for early show and $10 for late show.
At the door the tickets are $10 and $12.


If you have questions, please contact parent producer and PTO Chair, Erika Kirchenbauer.


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Basketball Tournament


Silver Oak March Madness

2015 Basketball Tournament

12:45 p.m. on the school playground


Week 2 - March 27 Game Schedule

Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame

Big Purple vs. Kentucky Wildcats


Silver Oak has the fever....basketball fever that is. For the second year, four teams made up of 5th and 6th grade students, will compete in a 6 week basketball tournament during lunch recess from about 12:45 - 1:15 p.m. starting Friday, March 18. Teams will play each Friday for a total of 6 games. The winner of the most games will be the winner of the tournament. To see who is playing for each team, see 2015 Silver Oak basketball teams' rosters.


Week 1 - Score Card

Syracuse Orange (Won) vs. Big Purple (Lost)

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Notre Dame

Join us each Friday to cheer for your favorite team!


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District News - Follow Up LCAP Meeting

On March 26 Evergreen School District invites parents to join them for a follow-up session that reviews the feedback received throughout the consultation process and to share thoughts on District priorities and the LCAP. The meeting is Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chaboya gym, 3276 Cortona Dr. 


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Khan Academy LearnStorm Monthly Cup

Khan Academy is a great online resource for students tackling math, science, and more. The site offers practice exercises, instructional videos (which really help to introduce complex concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand manner), and a personlized learning dashboard for each student.


Recently, Khan Academy kicked off its second LearnStorm monthly cup. LearnStorm is a free, 3-month learning challenge designed to build a student’s ability to learn anything through mastery of math skills. The challenge ends on April 30.


Students can qualify for LearnStorm simply by practicing math on Khan Academy and earning points for this practice. Silver Oak students in grades 3-6 can join at any time throughout the challenge.


Enough Silver Oak students have participated so far to put Silver Oak in 15th place. If even more students join, our school could place even higher.


Top individual scorers and schools will get special recognition on weekly leaderboards and will be eligible for awards. Anyone can sign up and help their school or city take the top spot on the leaderboards. Everyone has a chance to be invited to the in-person finals event and celebration on May 9.


For more information, or to sign up for LearnStorm at Khan Academy, please see this Khan Academy web page


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Evergreen School District News

School Calendars for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Released


Now you can really plan ahead!

Here are the school calendars for the next two school years:


2015 - 2016 Calendar

2016 - 2017 Calendar


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Box Tops Annual Competition

It's Time to Clip Clip Clip!

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The Annual Box Tops

March Competition Ends March 31


This month is the competition month so one class in the upper grades and one class in the lower grades that have sent in the most Box Tops clippings at the end of March will win class pizza parties. Please put clipped Box Tops in a plastic bag with the name of your teacher on it. Have your child bring the bag to their teacher or they can drop it off in the large Box Tops Collection Box located in the school's multipurpose room.


Box Tops Clipped So Far This Year

As of February 2015, the top 2 classes in upper grade are Ms. Ellenberger (1079) and Mrs. Fong (688); the top 2 classes in lower grade are Mrs. Ferguson (611) and Mrs. Noteware (435). These are the number of Box Tops that have been collected from the beginning of the school year to the end of February. View the list of totals by class.


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We collected 511 Box Tops clippings in February and are at $684.80 for the year. We are behind last year's number by about 2000 Box Tops (or $200). So please check your cupboards and pantries to see if you have Box Tops you can clip and send in.


So Clip, Clip, Clip!

Please remember to cut the Box Tops clippings carefully around the dotted lines. For more information about this program, or to see a list of participating products, visit www.boxtops4education.com. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Liau.

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State Testing of Students

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All Silver Oak Students

in Grades 3 - 6

to take CAASPP Tests

Between April 13 and May 22


Beginning this April, Silver Oak students in grades 3-6 will join students throughout the state to take the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, the state's new academic testing program. These tests replace the Standardized Testing and Reporting, or STAR Program used prior to 2014. 


Principal Gellman created this handy *Silver Oak Test Reference Guide to gives parents a quick overview and schedule of the different tests and what tools students will use to take the tests throughout the testing period.


Silver Oak Student Test Schedule

Grade 3: English Language Arts & Math April 13 - 21
Grade 4: English Language Arts & Math April 22 - 30
Grade 5: English Language Arts & Math May 4 - May 12
Grade 5: CST Science May 11 - May 15
Grade 6: English Language Arts & Math May 13 - May 21


Practice Tests

To learn about the types of English language arts and math questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view grade specific practice tests online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Practice Test Webpage. Practice materials for the 2015 CST Science test are not currently posted on the state's website. To see sample questions from previous years, you can search the Internet for CST grade 5 science practice test.


Test Results - CAASP and CST Science

Following the spring 2015 testing, students will receive individual score reports. Student score reports will be sent home to parents and will include an overall score, a description of the student’s achievement level for English–language arts and mathematics, and other information. It is important to note that these scores cannot be compared to scores that your child previously received on the STAR Program tests because this test is based on the new Common Core State Standards, involves different types of test questions, and will not be reported using the STAR Program reporting categories.


For more information, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE CAASPP Webpage. If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact the school at 408-223-4515.


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District News


Math Material Parent Preview

March 23 – 27

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Evergreen School District Office


Evergreen School District is asking for input from parents and the community on the purchase of new math material. The material will be available for preview the week of March 23 – 27 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the District Office located at 3188 Quimby Road. Contact Karen Wevers at 408-270-6827 to set up an appointment.


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Interdistrict & School Choice Transfer Dates

Each year parents have the option of enrolling their children in a school that is different than the one that is assigned. There is one process for choosing a school within the district which the parent lives (School Choice transfer), and separate processes for selecting schools in other districts (Interdistrict Transfer).  As we begin planning for 2015-2016 enrollments, the following dates are important to keep in mind:


Now Through Friday, May 29, 2015

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If your child is currently attending an Evergreen School District school on an Interdistrict Transfer (i.e. you reside in another school district), you will need to begin the renewal process at your resident district office. Interdistrict Transfers must be renewed yearly. If your child has not been approved for an Interdistrict Transfer by your resident school district and Evergreen School District, he/she will not be placed in a class. We will begin the review of renewals for the 2015-2016 school year during this time frame. For additional information, see Evergreen School District Attendance Options.


Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 22, 2015        

School Choice Transfer Requests Accepted


If you are a resident of the Evergreen School District but wish for your child to attend an Evergreen school other than your home school, you must complete a School Choice Transfer Request form.  “School Choice” placements are dependent on space availability and are offered on a lottery system. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent and will not be provided by the district.  Forms will be available at your neighborhood school and at the Evergreen School District Office at 3188 Quimby Road after Monday, April 20, 2015.  Completed requests will be accepted at the District Office during the request window: Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 22, 2015. Requests received after Friday, May 22, 2015 will not be included in the lottery. These requests will be put on a waiting list. For additional information, see Evergreen School District Attendance Options. and information at the bottom of this page titled Enrollment & Registration.


Monday, March 2 – Friday, May 29, 2015

New Interdistrict Transfer Requests Accepted


If you live outside the Evergreen School District attendance area, are planning to have your child enrolled at one of our schools, and have not requested an Interdistrict Transfer from your resident school district, you must start the process of requesting an Interdistrict Transfer at your resident district office. Approved transfers from your resident district office should be received by the Evergreen School District Office (3188 Quimby Road San Jose, CA 95148) within this window of time. For additional information, see Evergreen School District Attendance Options.


If you have questions, please contact Jessica Villalobos at Evergreen School District 408-270-6806.


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Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

It's time for the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival -- inspiring students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative and creative problem-solving.



The festivals began around the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007, and are expanding across the country.  The closest one to Silver Oak is in Palo Alto. Details are:


  • Saturday, April 11, 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Open to girls in grades 4-9
  • Located at The Girls' Middle School, 3400 West Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA.


If you would like to register to attend, please fill out the registration form.


Julia Robinson was a mathematics professor at UC Berkeley for many years. She is famous for her solution of Hilbert’s tenth problem. The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals were started in the San Francisco Bay Area to honor her legacy and encourage more students to pursue mathematics.


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International Night

Silver Oak PTO presents

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Please Note Date Change:

International Night 2015

Will Now Take Place

Thursday, April 30

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Due to unforeseen calendar conflicts, International Night is moving to Thursday, April 30. Please make a note of this change of dates on your calendar so you don't miss one of the most fun PTO events of the year. As in past years the event will be held in the school's multipurpose room.


PTO's International night takes you around the world to learn and experience the different cultures within our own Silver Oak school community. About 30 countries participate in this wonderful evening as children travel from country to country getting their passports stamped. It's a pure celebration -- of our school, our teachers and students, our entire community -- with great food, activities, games, live music, and performances from our students, parents, teachers, and generous local businesses who donate their time and talents.


If you have any questions about this event, please email PTO International Night Chair Vidhya Iyer.


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Yearbook for Sale

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Silver Oak Elementary School




The teacher who had the ice dumped over their head, the school plays and Silver Oak Sings are just some of the memories from this school year. We are making memories every day and the yearbook helps preserve them so you can remember them forever. A limited number of books will be ordered, so place your order today to guarantee your copy.


To order, go to YearbookOrderCenter.com or you can call toll free at 1.888.287.3096 (M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Silver Oak's order number is 12035. For copy of the yearbook flyer, click here.




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Prepared to Keep Students Safe

What Type of Emergencies

Might Your Child Encounter At School?


All emergencies impact schools including local and national events. Here are some examples of emergencies that Silver Oak practices with students and staff throughout the year so everyone knows what to do:


  • Earthquake - may result in an evacuation depending on the location and severity of the quake
  • Missing Person or Student - may result in a lockdown.
  • Fire - may result in evacuation or shelter-in-place depending on location and severity of fire. 
  • Weapons - may result in an evacuation or a lockdown.
  • Bomb Threat - may result in an evacuation.
  • Chemical/Hazmat/Biological Materials - may result in an evacuation or a shelter-in-place depending on the location and type of incident.
  • Intruder- may result in a lockdown or evacuation depending on the circumstances. 


In response to an emergency that threatens the school, here are some of the actions the school might take:


Code Red

(Lockdown or Run, Hide, Defend)

Secures the building and safely shelters all students, staff, and visitors inside the school building.

Code Blue


Is a low-level lockdown that has been called because there is a situation/threat in the neighborhood that requires everyone to get inside. Staff and students can continue on their day-to-day activities indoors.
Code 9 (Evacuation) Requires students, staff, and visitors to exit an unsafe school building.


To learn more about how you can prepare for a school emergency please read Silver Oak's Parent Guide to Emergency Situations at School available under the Parent Resources tab on the school website. be prepared.jpg

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Celebrating 20 Years of Education Excellence


Silver Oak Elementary

California Distinguished School




Read About Us


Gellman, Rosemary
Giannotta, Cassie
Office Assistant
Martinez, Liz
Office Assistant

Student Absence Line

Please call to report your child's absence


All Parents Invited!

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Next Meeting:

Wednesday, April 1
8:30 a.m.

All Silver Oak parents of all grade levels are welcome to join Principal Rosey Gellman each Wednesday in the school conference room to discuss educational issues of the day and factors impacting student achievement. We hope you can join us!

2014-15 Birthday Book Club

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Each month 1st - 6th grade students choose books to be donated to their classroom libraries in honor of their birthdays. We recognize their donations by posting their names (and birthday months) here. Thank you to


Alyssa-Marie D.

Soham B.



Alia O.

Anthony T.

Anton L.

Ashwath V.

Cole R.

Connor C.

David B.

Diya V.

Gabriela S.

John K.

Katherine L.

Krystal M.

Lauren V.

Lewis P.

Luke B.

Natalie P.

Nikhil R.

Reza R.

Ruthvik S.

Samaarah S.

Schyler D.

Shrayes U.

Tyler T.

Zheng-Wei S.


Armand K.

Audrey N.

Brandon K.

Brandon O.

Dilan K.

Ethan M.

Gregory J.

Hoai-Trang H.

Jonathan S.

Kate K.

Lyndsey B.

Nicole J.

Olivia R.

Reece P.

Ryan D.

Ryker R.

Sharanya M.

Sicilie T.

Sunagsha S.

Sydney W.

Varun B.



Dylan K.

Elizabeth L.

Harry N.



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Traffic Safety


Traffic safety concerns continue to present a problem for the Silver Oak community. Please be reminded that:


  • Traffic tickets will be issued for parking violations.
  • Cars CANNOT be left unattended in red and white zones.
  • Pull your vehicle up as far as you can when dropping off or picking up a student to avoid congestion.  

If we all work together, the neighboring community and our Silver Oak family will benefit.


For more information please review the Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Protocol.

Awesome Authors

Please congratulate our latest Awesome Authors.

Stop by to view their work in the multipurpose room!

Nikhil R

Rutvik G

Cole R

Halle D

Spencer W

Moises D

Aui O

Soham B

Shivane S

Katie M

Catherine L

Evan H


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!

Joyce R
Siena M
Joshua V
Mac W
Ian C
Dean D
Hermione S
Brandon G
Rutvik 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 and rewarded by a visit and a treat from Mrs. Gellman.

Anit P.

Averie P.

Cooper G.

Hunter G.

Kaitlyn M.

Kaitlyn B

Max C.

Sophia V.

Zach H.

Brianna Y.

Aaron L.

Hailey N.

Phuong H.

Srijan B

Anthony G

Alexander C

Spencer W

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Truancy Defined


At Silver Oak, we believe that a student's success in school is directly proportionate to being at school and on time daily. The California Department of Education agrees!


The California Legislature defines a truant in very precise language. In summary, it states that a student missing more than 30 minutes of instruction without an excuse three times during the school year must be classified as a truant and reported to the proper school authority. This classification and referral helps emphasize the importance of school attendance and is intended to help minimize interference with instruction. The California Education Code (EC) section that defines a truant reads as follows:


EC Section 48260 (a): Any pupil subject to compulsory full-time education or compulsory continuation education who is absent from school without a valid excuse three full days or tardy or absent more than any 30-minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof, is a truant and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor or the superintendent of the school district.


In compliance, Silver Oak will send out truancy letters accordingly. Should you have any questions about letters received, please contact the site Principal. Parents are reminded that a student absence from school is considered "excused" when it is due to illness, a medical/dental appointment, funeral service for a member of the student's immediate family, a court appearance, or religious observance. All other absences are considered to be "unexcused."