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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:

http://www.googleartproject.com/

 

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

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 



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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.

 

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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.

Newsletters

April 2014

January 2014

Fitness Run Contribution Sheets Deadline Extended to Wed., Oct. 22***Thank You Silver Oak Parents for Making PTO Pledge Drive a Success!***Battle of the Books Playoffs Continue

Pledge Drive Thank You Message



From PTO President Stacey Johnston and Silver Oak Principal Rosey Gellman

Halloween Parade

Halloween Happening...

 

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Halloween Parade

Friday, October 31

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

 

On Friday, October 31, Silver Oak will host the annual costume parade beginning at 8:30 a.m. Students can come to school dressed in their costumes that morning. Students can change into regular school clothes after the parade or they will have the option to wear costumes all day if costumes don't interfere with daily activities (Please note: some costumes lend themselves to wearing all day and some don't -- please help your child to make this decision.) If students plan to change after the parade, please have them wear street clothes under their costumes.

 

Costume participation is voluntary, but should your child choose to join in, the following guidelines will be adhered to:

  • Do not wear makeup that would interfere with the rest of the day's activities
  • Do not bring makeup or hairspray to school
  • Costumes should:
    • Be elementary-school appropriate
    • Be safe to walk and move in
    • Not be excessively gory, gruesome or frightening
    • Not include weapons of ANY kind

 

Check with your classroom teacher if you have any questions about costumes, the parade, or guidelines in general.

 

Students will line up outside by class along the track and then proceed twice around the track and then back into their classrooms. Parents will be asked to stay behind the yellow line until parade time when parents can then watch the procession inside the track on the grass. Hope to see you there.

 

If you are using this as a Kodak moment, please remember the photo policy of the Evergreen School District to not post pictures of other students on social media.

 

 

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The Coolest Pumpkins in Town

The second graders recently participated in a unique pumpkin literacy project and the results were amazing!

 

Second grade teachers asked families to decorate pumpkins as their favorite storybook characters. You can see some of the wonderful pumpkins in the Silver Oak library, such as Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland), Library Lion, Cat in the Hat, Wilbur/Charlotte (Charlotte's Web), Fly Guy, Flat Stanley, Captain Underpants, and Corduroy.

 

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More pumpkins are on display in the second grade classrooms. Wow!

 

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District News

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New eFlyer Service Helps Schools Go Even More Green

 

Evergreen School District is now using an online service called Peachjar to send school-approved flyers to parent's email inboxes. These eFlyers will keep parents informed about upcoming school activities, programs and events while saving on the cost of paper and duplication.

 

Last Friday Silver Oak parents received an email from Peachjar explaining this new service. The school district automatically signed all parents up for this service, so no action is needed to begin receiving emails with school flyers. However, parents can manage their account preferences, such as eflyer delivery frequency, by logging into Peachjar and clicking on “My Account.” If you have any questions about flyers you will receive through this service, please contact Liz Martinez at emartinez@eesd.org or 408-223-4515.

 

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Student Council News

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HALLOWEEN GRAMS

ARE HERE

by Fadi B., Silver Oak 6th grader

 

Get your friends a Halloween gram! Grams will be on sale during lunch on October 21, 22, and 24. Each gram will be $0.50. You are not allowed to use Saber Savers. The gram will be delivered to classroom you write on the slip of paper. It will be delivered on Halloween. Thank You!!!!

 

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Catch the Fitness Wave

Silver Oak PTO presents
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2014 Fitness Run Fun-raiser
Wednesday, October 22


Only 6 days away from the annual Fitness Run and only 27 Student Contribution sheets have been turned in !!!

 

PLEASE TURN IN YOUR SHEETS!!
DEADLINE TO TURN IN CONTRIBUTION SHEETS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

 

Be on the look out in your student's Friday folder for the 2nd ORANGE Fitness Run Contribution sheet or click here to download a copy of the form.  Students who raise $25 or more in contributions will automatically be entered into a raffle for awesome prizes.

 

Silver Oak continues its commitment to fitness with the 2014 Fitness Run! All Silver Oak students participate in the running of this event as part of the school's Physical Fitness Program. Everyone runs with their grade around the playground track and the students running the most laps will receive a personalized medal for their victory. This is a fun event for parents too. SO - mark your calendars and plan on joining us to cheer your child on!

2014 Fitness Run Schedule

 

Grade Warm Up Run Time
First 8:15 a.m. 8:30-8:45 a.m.
Second 8:40 a.m 8:55-9:10 a.m.
Third 9:10 a.m. 9:25-9:45 a.m.
Fourth 9:40 a.m. 9:55-10:15 a.m.
AM Kindergarten 10:20 a.m. 10:35-10:50 a.m.
Fifth 10:45 a.m. 11-11:25 a.m.
Sixth 11:20 a.m. 11:35 a.m.-12 p.m.
PM Kindergarten 11:55 a.m. 12:10-12:25 p.m.

 

Be on the look out in your child's Friday folder for the orange Fitness Run Contribution sheet or click here to download a copy of the form.  Students who raise $25 or more in pledges will automatically be entered into a raffle for awesome prizes.

 

Great Prizes in the Fitness Run Raffle

SHARKIE RETURNS TO SILVER OAK.......

 

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FITNESS  WORKOUT with Sharkie

Raffle Drawings Daily October 15 - 21

 

SPECIAL THIS YEAR: Every day there will be 6 lucky winners drawn for a FITNESS WORKOUT with Sharkie, the mascot from the San Jose Sharks hockey team.  Total of 30 students will be able to workout with Sharkie:

 

SHARKIE WORKOUT DATE:  Thursday, October 30 1 - 2 p.m. (Silver Oak Track)

 

And, all students who raise $25 or more for the Fitness Run will automatically be entered into a raffle for the following prizes.  As a THANK YOU to our families who donated to the Pledge Drive, each student who contributed $250 (+) to the Annual Pledge Drive will get an additional ticket into the raffle.

 

Sharkie Workout  (30 winners)   Target Gift Cards
Lego Power Miners Series Set    Jamba Juice Gift Cards
LEGO Alien Conquest   Movie Passes
Sports Basement Gift Card iTunes Gift Cards

   …….. and many more RAFFLE Prizes

 

Grand Prizes to the top 2 students

with the Highest Contributions to the Fitness Run

 

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The 2 students who raise the MOST money for this event will win FITBITS. To be eligible for the Fitness Run PRIZE RAFFLE and FITBITS…

please fill out the Fitness Run Contribution sheet and return to your child’s teacher no later than Monday, October 20.   

 

Thank our primary sponsors for their very generous donations to this year's PTO Fitness Run!

 

Fitness Run Sports Bag Participation Gifts – Freeman Orthodontics

Sharkie Sponsor: Xavier & Maggie Ferla – Dance Theatre International

Fit Bits: Beatriz & Mario Quezada – State Farm Insurance

Volunteer/Sharkie Food & Bev – New Leaf Community Markets - Silver Creek

 

Question? Please contact PTO Fitness Run Chairs: Sue Foltz, suefoltz@yahoo.com or Stacie Pittenger, sdpittenger@yahoo.com.

 

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School Pictures

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  • Proofs came home on Friday, October 10 with your child.
  • Each proof has a portrait ID and access code which you can use to access your photographs and the wide variety of backgrounds on mylifetouch.com.
  • Orders for these proofs must be placed by June 27, after that date you will no longer be able to view/order these pictures online.


Picture make-up day is Wednesday, October 29.

 

If you prepaid for your portraits and are not satisfied, return the portraits on make-up day and Lifetouch will rephotograph free of charge. If not satisfied with the retakes, you can make an appointment and Lifetouch will rephotograph. If at that point you are still not fully satisfied, you can return the pictures for a full refund.

 

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Red Ribbon Week

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"Love Yourself Be Drug Free"

 

PTO is proud to sponsor

Red Ribbon Week at Silver Oak

October 27-31

with age-appropriate activities that encourage students to lead healthy, happy, drug-free lives.  

 

Hey Boos and Ghouls, whoooo wants to go to a spooky pizza party?

 

Your class can win a fun pizza party by participating in this years’ Red Ribbon Week door-decorating contest. There will be one winning class for upper grade and one for primary. Ideas need to be collaborative, creative, and send a positive message about living a healthy drug-free life.

 

Rules:

1.)    Doors need to be finished and on display by Friday October 24
2.)    All students need to be represented on the door in some way
3.)    Decorations need to be removable and not damage doors
4.)    Door will be judged on creativity and positive message
5.)    Winner to be announced on October 31

 

RED-y to be Drug-Free! - Wear Red to School on October 30.

 

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Box Tops Sept. Results

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September Box Tops have been totaled. We received 992 Box Tops in September, which makes a total of $260.70 so far this school year.

 

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Keep clipping those Box Tops - we need to collect more if we're going to reach our goal this year! Want to see how your class is doing so far? Check the Box Top totals by class.

 

Remember, only unexpired Box Tops and Box Tops with visible expiration dates can be counted, so please cut the Box Tops out carefully and bring them in as soon as you clip them.

 

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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Calling All Mathematicians

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Do you know students who enjoy math? There is an upcoming Julia Robinson Math Festival that will take place in San Mateo on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Students will get a chance to work on fun math problems with fellow kids who love math. There will be adult mentors who can help them as well. It will be a great, non-competitive environment for everyone to learn and have fun.
 

There will be two sessions in San Mateo that day: Early Bird festival from 9 - 10:30 a.m. and Late Bird festival from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. These festivals are designed for students in grades 3-8. Kids who come to the Early Bird festival can stay and continue to the later festival, and kids who register to the Late Bird festival can arrive early.

 

To register, please visit http://juliarobinsonmathfestival.org/register.php. Students can register as an individual or a school group. There is a small registration fee, but anyone who has difficulty paying can request a fee waiver with a simple checkbox, so a lack of funds should not discourage kids or groups from attending.

 

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Night of Fun

Dandiya Night Was a Blast!

 

Dandiya Night was celebrated on Friday, October 10 evening. It was a fun evening with great turnout. Everyone had a great time celebrating the Indian festival of Navratri, dancing to Bolllywood music played by the DJ, and enjoying a variety of Indian snacks as refreshments.

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PTO thanks all the volunteers and everyone who attended, for making this event a great success!  A special thanks goes to Rajol Phadke, our Dandiya PTO chair, for going all out and giving all it takes as a new Silver Oak parent!! And thank you to our generous sponsors:

 

Arbor Dental
Kumon of Evergreen
Eye Level of Evergreen
Super India
8Elements for sponsoring samosas(food):
India Cash and Carry for sponsoring pakoras(food):
New York Life for sponsoring the Dandiya sticks

 

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Walk-and-Bike-to-School Week Results

Silver Oak PTO

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W2S_SpecialVisitor.pngWalk-and-Bike-to-School Week came to a close Friday, October 10. We had a special visitor that morning to welcome the students and teachers alike. Gigante, the mascot for the San Jose Giants, was out on the black top high-fiving kids, dancing, riding a scooter and signing autographs.

 

Principal Gellman announced the final results at the end of the day.

 

  • In 3rd place, we had a tie with 83% participation: Mrs. Yang’s second-grade class and Mrs. Gardener’s one/two combo class
  • In 2nd place, with 93% participation and just 1% behind 1st place: Ms. Clark’s third-grade class
  • In 1st place, and winners of the Golden Shoe trophy and special snack party from New Leaf Community Market…Mrs. Richard’s third-grade class with 94% participation! When Principal Gellman awarded the Golden Shoe award the class erupted in cheers.

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W2S_NewLeaf.jpgThank you for walking and biking to school and making the week truly joyful.  And a special thanks to the more than 40 volunteers who offered their time to stamp hands each morning and distribute the colorful wristbands each day. And an extra special thank you to the New Leaf Community Market for sponsoring this PTO event, Council Member Rose Herrera for the grant to pay for the colored wristbands each day, and to the San Jose Giants and Gigante, for a fabulous finish to our week to make the day extra special for all!

 

We had a great week!

Silver Oak, let’s keep walking!

 

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Pledge Drive Ends at 86% Pledge Participation!

THANK YOU
to the 86% of Silver Oak families
who pledged this year!
You did an amazing job!
 
Here are the totals as of 10/9:

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  • Thank you for rallying behind our children to provide PTO-sponsored enriching programs! 
  • Click here to see a pledge listing (if your child's name is not on the list and you've pledged please contact us at soepto@gmail.com).
  • Click here to view your class participation.
  • Congratulations to Mrs. Brown's, Barde's, Mrs. Richard's, Mrs. Gardener's classes for reaching 100% pledge participation!  Your classes won popsicle parties!
  • Congratulations to the Google Field Trip winners -- the top highest pledges from grades 3-6 win a Google Field Trip with Principal Gellman.  The winners are: Nathan B., Divya V., Romina J., Matthew S., Isabella Q., Anton L., Katie L., Alex L., Daryl B., Zayaan A., and Zaid A.! 

Let The Battles Continue!

Silver Oak PTO presents

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Battle of the Books
Playoff Schedule - October 13-21

Finals - October 29

 

After two days of exciting Battle of the Books matches, we're down to the 3rd/4th grade Elite Eight and the 5th/6th grade Final Four!

 

On Friday, October 17, the 3rd/4th grade play-offs continue at lunchtime with the Mischievous Readers facing The Wolves.

 

Also on Friday, the 5th/6th grade semi-finals will see the Book Squad against the Legendary Flames of Books, and the Book Keepers versus Team Nameless. The winners will meet in the Championship Finals on October 29, at the Battle of the Books assembly

 

Play continues on Monday, October 20, for the 3rd/4th graders, when the Peace Readers will square off against the Flaming Book Readers; the Lightning Bolts will go up against the Book Dominators; and the Ninja Readers will face the 49ers.

 

The winners of the 3rd/4th grade Elite Eight round will move on to the Final Four on Tuesday, October 21, to determine who will make it to the championship at the October 29 assembly.

 

Don't Miss the Final Rounds

at the Battle of the Books Assembly

Wednesday, October 29

 

Please contact PTO Battle of the Books Chair Corinne Bordelon if you have any questions.

 

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Making Music at Silver Oak!

Silver Oak Students Enjoy These

Exciting PTO Music Enrichment Programs

 

Kindergarten welcomes back visiting

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Again this year, our kindergarteners will experience the dynamic energy of innovative San Francisco artist James Henry.  This master percussionist has been a friend to Silver Oak for many years.  Mr. Henry delivers monthly classroom workshops in our K-wing, and will once again perform a February assembly for the entire student body.
 

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Matt Powell returns with his impressive cornerstone music program for grades 1 through 4.  Designed around education standards, the curriculum leads classrooms through guided activities that ensure a level of success, making the students an integral part of a fun, interactive experience.  Mr. Powell also guides the PTO after school instrumental music program and conducts the PTO Silver Oak Band.

 

Grades 5-6 will "make some noise" with

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We are pleased to introduce Angelica Lovio, guest instructor for grades 5 and 6. Ms. Lovio will lead our fall music workshop, MAKE SOME NOISE!, which is designed to make music theory fun and engaging for our upper graders.  The program includes seasonal songs, hands-on percussion studies, music games and more.

 

Contact PTO Fine Arts Director, Lisa Anderson for more information at lc_anderson@hotmail.com

 

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New Silver Oak Tradition is Born

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Students Start Their Morning with a New Silver Oak Tradition

 

Principal Rosey Gellman began a new tradition this week when she brought all Silver Oak students together for an impromptu spirit rally song fest. On Tuesday morning, students and teachers began their day moving, grooving and singing to the songs of Happy by Pharrell Williams and Count on Me by Bruno Mars. Mrs. Gellman hopes this new, fun student activity, called Silver Oak Sings or SOS, will energize and inspire the students. Click on the arrow in the box below to see if you agree.

 

Book Fair Looking for Volunteers

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Silver Oak

PTO Book Fair

November 17 - 21

 

Silver Oak's PTO Book Fair is just around the corner and we are looking for parents interested in volunteering before, during and after this fun event. If you would like to work at book fair this year, please click on the link below or contact our PTO Book Fair Chair Erika Marcuccillo, marcuccillo@gmail.com.

 

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Click on

PTO Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up Link

to see specific dates and times.

We need volunteers for:

 

Set Up - November 13
Class Previews - November 14
Book Sales - November 17-21
Break Down - November 24

 

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Upper Grade Play News

Save the Date!

Upper Grade PTO Play

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the School Version

 

Performance Dates Announced

 

Rev your engines for another musical adventure at Silver Oak!  This year we are proud to be working with Starting Arts once again to offer GREASE School Version, as the Upper Grade Play.  Our 4 - 6 graders are hard at work bringing this exciting production to life.  Set in 1959, GREASE School Version, follows the adventures of Danny, Sandy and all their kookie friends during one year at Rydell High School.  Our G-Rated version is sure to be a crowd pleaser, so rat your hair, put on your pedal pushers, and prepare to join us for the upper grade play during the week of December 8! Tickets will go on sale mid-November. Tickets for nightly performances are $10 online & $12 at the door. Performance dates and times are:

 

  • Wednesday, December 10 - 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 11 - 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 12 - 6:30 p.m.

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What is Measure M?

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How Does Your Vote On Measure M Impact

Evergreen School District and Silver Oak?
 

The Evergreen School District Board of Trustees has placed a bond measure called Measure M on the November Ballot. If passed, Measure M will generate $100 million for safety and modernization projects in Evergreen schools. To learn more about Measure M, please read these FAQs to find out all about this proposed bond measure and how it impacts Evergreen School District and Silver Oak.

 

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Silver Oak Elementary

California Distinguished School

2012

Imagine...Innovate...Instruct

 

Read About Us

Administration

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

Student Absence Line

Please call to report your child's absence

408-223-4515

All Parents Invited!

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Next Meeting:

Wednesday, October 29

8:30 a.m.

All Silver Oak parents of all grade levels are welcome to join Principal Rosey Gellman each Wednesday from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 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 a book to be donated to their classroom library in honor of their birthday. We recognize their donation by posting their names here each month.


 


 

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Traffic Safety

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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 Awesome Authors.

Stop by to view their work in the multipurpose room!

 
Jackie Z.
Samiksha S.
Linus T.
Olivia R.
Ryan S.
Mathew S.
Varsha B. Billy C.
Zeerak A.
Aasha J.
Christopher W.
Katie M.
Sofia L.
Ruslama K.
Elise N.
Shivane S.
Joelle L.
Wesely S.
Phuong H.
Steffi B.
Christopher F.
Ian C.
Enna O.
Rachel H.
Kailyn H.
Arianna V.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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."