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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:



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

Bingo Night this Thurs!***Tickets on Sale Now for 20th Anniversary Crab Feed Dinner

Family BINGO Night

Family BINGO Night!

Thursday, January 29

5:30 - 7 p.m.

Multipurpose Room

Sponsored by Silver Oak PTO



Don’t miss out on Family BINGO Night! It’s FUN and FREE for all Silver Oak students and their families. We’ll have snacks for everyone, and prizes for the lucky winners.


Arrive early for the best seats. Bingo markers will be available for $1.00, but are completely optional.


For more information, please see our Bingo Night flyer. And, if you have time to help volunteer or have any questions, email Karen Prince.


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Help Wanted

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We need noon yard supervisors!!


We are looking for moms or dads or grandmas or granddads who might like to spend a couple hours a day with our great students.  If you are interested in working 3 or more days a week for a couple of hours, please contact Liz Martinez in the school office at 408-223-4515.


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Art Lessons

funded by Silver Oak PTO

Silver Oak Art Classes Start

Monday, January 26


Students in 4th - 6th grades will be thrilled to hear that San Jose Museum of Art resident Mr. Stuart will teach art classes at Silver Oak for six weeks beginning Monday, January 26. Research has consistently proven that music and art education build vital critical thinking skills in children. Silver Oak teachers claim that kids will not miss school on a day that Mr. Stuart is teaching! This program is funded by the generous donations made by parents during the Silver Oak PTO Pledge Drive.


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Chaboya Middle School PTSA


It is time to get involved!



Chaboya Middle School’s PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) is gearing up for next year and looking to fill vacating board positions with incoming 7th grade parents. They are looking for parents who can make two-year commitments.


Volunteering with the PTSA is one of the best ways to get to know your child’s school and teachers and to meet other Chaboya families. Chaboya's PTSA funds numerous enrichment activities for students and teachers. Please make a difference and consider joining Chaboya’s 2015/16 PTSA Board.


Contact Anne Rodriguez if you are interested or have any questions.


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Emergency Contact Up-To-Date?



Has Your Email Changed?


Do You Have A New Address?


Do You Remember Your PowerSchool Login Information?


Please review your information on PowerSchool and School Loop so, in the event of a real emergency we are able to reach you quickly. Keeping in touch with parents and caregivers is important to us at Silver Oak. There are two online systems we use at Silver Oak to stay in touch.


  • PowerSchool is the system we use to contact you in case of an emergency and for safety notifications. On PowerSchool you tell us who you want us to contact and where you want us to contact you...on email, through text or calling your home or mobile phone.
  • School Loop lets us keep you up to date on what is happening at school. Through School Loop we send out information about school events, holidays, and other important activities.


It is important that you are registered on both systems to help us get information out to you about your child in a timely manner. Please click on the PowerSchool and School Loop guides below to help you get started. If you have forgotten your PowerSchool login information or have other questions, please contact please contact Cassie Giannotta or Liz Martinez or call 408.223.4515 in the front office.


PowerSchool Registration Instructions

School Loop Registration Instructions


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Spelling Bee

Silver Oak PTO Announces

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Congratulations to the

9th Annual

2015 Silver Oak Spelling Bee Winners!!!


It was an exciting evening at Silver Oak's multipurpose room as 26 students faced off to see who would be the #1 top speller for 2015. The competition was tough and after a record 23 rounds, Rutvik G. won this year's spelling bee with the final word "immediacy."


Please give a big shout out to these three top sharp Silver Oak spellers who won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the PTO Silver Oak Spelling Bee. (left to right) 3rd place - 5th grader Matthew D., 2nd place - 5th grader Dhruv S. and 1st place - 6th grader Rutvik G.


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Thank you to all 26 4th - 6th grade Silver Oak students who studied and participated in the Silver Oak oral spelling bee this year!! We have many strong spellers here at Silver Oak.

Grade 4



Grade 5

Grade 6
Faith Ho R.



Rutvik now advances to compete in the Bay Area Regional Written Semifinal Spelling Bee in February 2015 at Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.  If selected at the Written Semifinal Spelling Bee, he will compete at the Oral Final Spelling Bee in March 2015 at KPIX-TV, San Francisco. Best of luck to you Rutvik!


For more information, please contact PTO Chair Usha Gandhasri at silveroakspelling@gmail.com.


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Mark Your Calendars

Silver Oak PTO presents

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Call for Countries to Participate in

International Night 2015

March 19


Each year, 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.


Join the Fun and Share Your Heritage

Currently 9 countries have signed up to participate: China, Vietnam, Netherlands, Sweden/Norway, India, Sicily/Azores and Poland.  If you are interested in hosting a table, or staging a performance or volunteering in any other way, email PTO International Night Chair Vidhya Iyer.


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Box Tops Purchases for Silver Oak

Thank you Silver Oak parents, staff, and students for turning in your Box Tops clippings!


Box Tops.jpgSince we achieved our Box Tops goal last year, Silver Oak is able to pay for extra classroom security with cinch-lock devices for the doors!


We will buy extra playground equipment with the rest of Box Tops money. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!


For this year, we have only received $414 worth of Box Tops so far. Help Silver Oak earn free money again by meeting our $1500 goal for this year. Box Tops clippings will be collected monthly to avoid any expiration date. In addition, we will continue to hold our annual Box Tops competition. One upper grade class and one lower grade class with the highest number of Box Tops in March will earn a pizza party.


Please contact Mary Liau with any questions.



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Library News

Our library has had some wonderful former students who have donated community service hours over the past few months.


Thank you so much to Kavya K. (pictured) and Saadi S. for their time and willingness to help our school library after they have moved on to Chaboya Middle School.




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Project Based Learning in Action

Silver Oak 6th Graders Announce

the Grand Opening of


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Open January 12 - February 6 

During lunchtime recess on

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays


Silver Oak 6th graders have been hard at work creating a boutique student store that opened Monday, January 12. This new store will sell special items until February 6 in the multipurpose room. During this time, the regular student store will be closed.


These entrepreneurial students also created a website showcasing the items available during their sale. So now before students visit the store at school, they can examine items in the online catalog by clicking on Silver Oak Swag Shack to see all the great things they may want to buy. Merchandise includes fun, new school supplies and small toys ranging in price from 50 cents to $3.  Cash only, please… no Saber Savers.


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Throwback Thursday

Name 2 Silver Oak Assistant Principals

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Tonya Bailey, Mary Helmer, Art King,

Sharon Stone, Lyn Blom


For 20 years Silver Oak has provided a unique and exceptional place for students to learn. Join us to celebrate all our great achievements at the Silver Oak's 20th anniversary crab feed dinner, Friday, February 6. To purchase tickets click buy now.


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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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Girls on the Run Registration

Girls on the Run Program Registration

Opens Saturday, December 13

Program Dates: The weeks of March 2 - May 16, 2015


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Girls on the Run Silver Oak is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-6th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.


Is your daughter counting the days until the Girls on the Run program begins in March? Program registration for the 2015 season opens in December!


  • The registration link will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, December 13. Go to www.gotrsv.org to access the registration link in December and to learn more.
  • Registration is ONLINE ONLY and first-come, first-served. Some sites did fill up the first day that registration opened last year.
  • For sites that do fill, there is a waiting list option. Please register for the waiting list, because when space opens, we move girls into the program in the order their registrations were received.
  • For General information about the program visit: www.gotrsv.org


Please contact Rose Weber for questions about our GOTR site or review this Girls on the Run at Silver Oak flyer.


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Celebrate Silver Oak's 20th Anniversary

Don't miss out!
Join us for a fun night of celebration!!

Click BUY NOW to purchase tickets to
Silver Oak's 20th Anniversary Dinner. 


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Celebrate Silver Oak's 20th Anniversary

Don't miss out!
Join us for a
fun night of celebration!!

Last Day to
Purchase Tickets is
January 30


To purchase tickets to
Silver Oak's 20th Anniversary
Crab Feed Dinner.




Silver Oak Elementary

California Distinguished School




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Giannotta, Cassie
Office Assistant
Martinez, Liz
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Student Absence Line

Please call to report your child's absence


All Parents Invited!

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Next Meeting:

Wednesday, January 28
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:

Aaditya B. (Jan)

Aaron L. (Jul)

Alexander L. (Jun)

Amanda C. (Jul)

Anish S. (Jul)

Ann-Mei S. (Jul)

Anthony G. (Jan)

Anya I. (Jan)

Arnav R. (Jul)

Avi M. (Oct)

Braden F. (Jan)

Bradley N. (Jul)

Brandolyn R. (Jul)

Brianna H. (Jan)

Calvin L. (Jul)

Cole B. (Jan)

Cooper G. (Jan)

Hailey H. (Jun)

Ian C. (Dec)

Jiale F. (Jul)

Kaitlyn H. (Jan)

Katherine T. (Jan)

Kayla C. (Jan)

Kyra C. (Jan)

Lauren C. (Jan)

Lauren Y. (Jan)

Maya G. (Jan)

Medha M. (Jun)

Melanie P. (Dec)

Rachel H. (Jan)

Ria S. (Jul)

Shreya Y. (Jul)

Sruthi S. (Jan)

Yahia K. (Jan)

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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 January Awesome Authors.

Stop by to view their work in the multipurpose room!

Daryl B
Ethan T
Emily M
Selina T
Aarav V
Nadezda L
Lisette D
Katherine T
Anton L
Anit P
Elizabeth L
Justin L
Adrian L
Taarak B
Mia A
Alex C
Kayden W
Joshua L
Jerry Y
Joyce R
Akhil A
Valerie N


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


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

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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."