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
Common Core Standards Emergency Guide New Parent Information Science Fair School Site Council Principal's Forum Parent University Home and School Connection Child Care Give Back to School Programs District News District Schools and Maps English Language Advisory Committee
About PTO Pledge Drive 2014-15 Sponsors Volunteer Programs and Events Calendar PTO 2014 - 2015


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.


FunnyAlphabetApp.pngFunny Alphabet (Free)

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

Jungle Book Play Tickets On Sale Now***State Testing in April and May***Yearbooks for Sale***

School News

Mrs. Gellman Announces Her Retirement


After four years as principal of Silver Oak School, Mrs. Gellman told staff and parents this week that she will retire at the end of this school year. In this letter, Mrs. Gellman reflects on her time at Silver Oak.


Rosey Gellman’s amazing career in education spans over four decades. Beginning as a teacher in New York, Mrs. Gellman moved to California and has worked in Evergreen School District for twenty-seven years as a library media teacher, classroom teacher, coordinator of new teachers' training and professional development and principal.


If you have spent any time around Mrs. Gellman, you know that her focus is “all about the kids.” She has always been committed to finding unique and novel approaches to teaching and learning. During her tenure at Silver Oak, Mrs. Gellman has infused life and vitality into the school. Her accomplishments include implementing her vision of bringing 21st century learning into every classroom and into the hands of every student with Apple TV, MacBooks, iPads and Chromebooks. She improved and increased parent communication through weekly Principal Forum meetings, revitalizing School Site Council, modernizing the school website and holding the first ever parent webinar. Most importantly, Mrs. Gellman has modeled for us all what it means to be an advocate for equipping children to share in the responsibility for their education and teaching them how to make good decisions through programs such as Awesome Authors, Expect Respect, Upstanders, Battle of the Books, Liberated Lunch, Doodle 4 Google, Orators’ Café, Silver Oak Sings, March Madness and Safety Patrol.


Her energy, vision and leadership will be greatly missed. Silver Oak families are extremely fortunate to have been a part of the contributions she made to our children’s lives.


Mrs. Gellman plans to continue working with children by volunteering to help cancer children at Stanford and assisting special needs children through equine therapy. Mrs. Gellman will also spend time with her family and grandchildren.


More information on her retirement party on Friday, June 5 will be announced soon.  


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Contest to Name STEM Lab

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Silver Oak School to Pilot New STEM Lab


STEM Lab Naming Contest

Submit Ideas by Friday, April 24


Exciting things are taking place at Silver Oak! We have been selected by Evergreen School District to design, build and pilot a new learning space for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) lab that all Silver Oak teachers and students can use. The projected opening of the new lab is in fall 2015.


Over the summer, two adjacent classrooms in the B-wing will be transformed into a place where students can conduct experiments and simulations in a controlled environment. Removing the wall between these classrooms will give students space and freedom to move around and make decisions about where and how they work on projects. The lab will be outfitted with special equipment and furniture and wired for the latest technology so students can take advantage of a space that promotes collaborative learning in groups working together to solve real problems in innovative ways.


Contest to Name New STEM Lab

A contest to name the new STEM Lab was presented this week during morning announcements. Mrs. Gellman asked students to think big, be creative, and drop their idea for the perfect STEM Lab name into a large science beaker in the front office. Submissions should be made on a post it note with student's name and room number. Multiple entries are acceptable. The name that best describes this new learning environment will become the official name of the lab. The winning name will receive a prize. Parents are welcome to participate too. If you have a name you want to submit, stop by the front office between April 13 – April 24.  


If you have any questions about the new STEM Lab please contact Rosey Gellman.


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3rd - 6th Grades Public Speaking Event

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Wednesday, April 22 at 6 p.m.

Silver Oak Multipurpose Room

Silver Oak believes that the opportunity to write and deliver a speech to an appreciative audience is an experience that should be available to all students. Please join us on Wednesday, April 22 when selected students from each 3rd - 6th grade class will take the podium to give their speech on the theme "Follow your Passion, Change the World." Students are currently working hard writing and editing their speeches. Using a personal experience, or an experience they’ve heard or read about, these young orators hope to tell how one's passion can positively influence those around us and inspire listeners to take up their own passion for the greater good. Parents will be notified on Tuesday, April 21 if their child is participating in the evening's showcase. 


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Student Bill of Rights

Our student lead Expect Respect Team has created a Silver Oak Student Bill of Rights. This week the team visited students in kindergarten through 6th grades to share these Student Bill of Rights with them:

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At Silver Oak, our objective is to teach not only math, history, language arts, etc., but to also educate students about the intricacies of bullying and how to prevent it. At the forefront of the anti-bullying movement is the Silver Oak Expect Respect Team. Expect Respect is a group of teacher-selected students who meet every week to discuss ways to prevent all kinds of bullying. Led by Mrs. Gellman, this group not only prevents bullying, but it also runs the Saber Shop.

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New Look for Evergreen School District's Logo

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New Logo

You may have noticed Evergreen School District (ESD) has turned over a new leaf. If you received the latest District Spring 2015 Newsletter in the mail, or attended one of the LCAP PowerPoint sessions or noticed a few changes to the District's web presence or on their social media feeds (Twitter & Facebook) you may have seen a little something different.


After many decades of using the old shield as the District visual identity, Evergreen School District has spruced itself up a little bit. The new logo was developed from feedback the District received from the community earlier this year. The new leaf design captures the essence of what was before (the old trees may be gone but a new, fresh budding leaf has taken their place), but also feels forward-looking. To learn more about the design process and transition for using this new logo, please click here.


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Box Tops March Results

Box Tops March 2015 Schoolloop.pngOur March BoxTops competition was very successful! Over $481.70 Box Tops were collected during the month. There were two pizza party winners: Ms. Ellenberger's class at 1467 for the upper grade and Mrs. Roberts at 776 for the lower grade. We are now at $1175.30 out of our $1500 yearly goal. So close!


To see how your class is doing: check the Box Top totals by class.


We have about a month left to achieve this year's goal.

If we meet our goal for the year, the whole school will get an ice cream party!   


Last year we raised $1669 from Box Tops for Education! It's an easy way to earn FREE cash for Silver Oak. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents. 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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Lower Grade Play

Silver Oak PTO along with Starting Arts
are pleased to present

Tickets Still Available for

Thursday's & Friday's Performances

To purchase tickets,

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.



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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School Dress Code

Please remember to follow the school dress code even as the weather heats up:


  • Shorts and skirts should be at or below finger-tip length when arms are at your sides.
  • No spaghetti strap, racer-back or low cut shirts. Tank-top straps should be at least 2 fingers wide. Spaghetti-strap shirts can be worn if covered by an opaque shirt or sweater.
  • No midriffs showing.
  • Closed toe shoes or sneakers are required. Flip-flops or open toe sandals are not safe for school.


Overall, please use good judgment when deciding on what clothing is appropriate for school. If students are not in compliance with the guidelines above, they will be sent to the office to call home and can return to the classroom when a parent/guardian has dropped off an appropriate change of clothing.


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ESL Students Celebrate

Give a  BIG Silver Oak SHOUT OUT to our 17 Oak ESL students who worked hard to earn their proficiency in English this year! These amazing Silver Oak students, from grades 1st - 5th, were honored at a special ceremony and celebrated their achievement with other students throughout the school district on April 1 at Quimby Oak Middle School. Congratulations to all of you. Way to go!!!

Kailyn H.
Aadrit T.
Alexander C.
Sophia D.
Sarah J.
Krystal M.

Nayan M.
Alvira M.
Tristan P.
Sunagsha S.
Sanjana V.
Zakaria K.
Emily M.
Nithya P.
Siddhant S.
Kevin L.
William C.

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State Testing of Students

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Silver Oak 3rd Graders to Start CAASPP Testing

the Monday After Spring Break


All Silver Oak Students in Grades 3 - 6 to take CAASPP Tests

Between April 13 and May 22


When we return from Spring Break, Silver Oak 3rd graders will be the first in the school to start taking the CAASPP tests. Throughout April and May, 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


Please make sure to schedule appointments and other activities that may take your child away from school

around the dates and times when they will be taking tests.


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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2015 PTO Sabercat Carnival

It's Our Biggest School Event of the Year!

2015 PTO Sabercat Carnival
May 14, 2015

4-7 p.m.


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This is a Fun Family Event for all ages.

Wristbands* On Sale Online

April 14 - May 8 

Children's Wristbands*: $10 Online. $15 at Event.
Attendees 16+ and children under the age of 3

do not need to purchase a wristband
*First 100 Children to purchase a wristband

receive a FREE Beach Boardwalk T-Shirt.


Click on the Orange Wristband to Buy Now

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Calling All Parents,
Grandparents and Teens


We need over 150 volunteers. We are reaching out to all of you (mom, dad, grandparents)! Does your teen have volunteer hours they need to complete before school is over? Teens are welcome to volunteer for many roles as well. Please sign up for at Least one slot (~ 1 hour slot) to make sure the carnival a success. Of course you can sign up for more than 1 slot!


If you are concerned about child supervision, please coordinate with a friend and rotate taking roles volunteers and overseeing your children.


Please go to Volunteer sign-up sheet to see where we can use your help.

Donate for the Bake Sale!


Want to help but will not be able to volunteer your time, donate to the Bake Sale? Donate store bought drinks, cookies, cupcakes, etc. and drop off in the school office conference room by 10 a.m. on Thursday. May 14. Click Bake Sale Donation sign-up sheet to volunteer.


Contact PTO Carnival Event Chair Catherine Azevedo if you have questions.


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Book Swap a Big Success!

book-swap-logo.pngStudents had a fantastic time and ended up with some great "new" reading material at the 2015 March 25 PTO Book Swap!


We ended up collecting over 2000 books (200 more than last year) and 218 students (32%) participated. Check the Book Swap class participation list to see how many students participated in each class.


Great job everyone! Thank you to all who participated and to Lillian Moore for sponsoring this fun event. We hope all of the students enjoy their "new" books.

Calling All Silver Oak Talent!

Silver Oak PTO announces



Silver Oak PTO’s 13th Annual Talent Show

Online Enrollment Begins

Thursday, April 2 at 10 a.m.


Wanna show off your TALENT??? You think you can mimic, juggle, perform a safe stunt, dance, sing, play an instrument or anything else?  You are at the right place!  We're gearing up to produce Silver Oak PTO’s 13th Annual Talent Show.  Students from kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to try out. Auditions, rehearsals and performances all take place in the multipurpose room. Important dates follow, and more information will be available during online enrollment. 


To register for this year's PTO Talent Show click

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Online Enrollment - opens: Thursday, April 2 at 10 a.m. and closes: April 15 at 5 p.m.
Auditions - May 4 Silver Cast and May 6 Oak Cast
Assemblies and Shows - May 20 and 21


Contact PTO Talent Show co-chairs Sri Sridhar or Lux with any questions.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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ESL Students Celebrate

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Give a  BIG Silver Oak SHOUT OUT to our 17 Oak ESL students who worked hard to earn their proficiency in English this year! These amazing Silver Oak students, from grades 1st - 5th, were honored at a special ceremony and celebrated their achievement with other students throughout the school district on April 1 at Quimby Oak Middle School. Congratulations to all of you. Way to go!!!

Kailyn H.
Aadrit T.
Alexander C.
Sophia D.
Sarah J.
Krystal M.

Nayan M.
Alvira M.
Tristan P.
Sunagsha S.
Sanjana V.
Zakaria K.
Emily M.
Nithya P.
Siddhant S.
Kevin L.
William C.

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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 22
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

Silver Oak PTO
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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."