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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

Mission Possible: Pledge by Oct. 5 to be Eligible for Last Raffle Drawing***Walk-and-Bike-to-School Week Oct 5-9

School News

Announcing the newly elected 2015-2016 Student Council officers
Silver Oak is pleased to announce and welcome the newly elected 2015-2016 Student Council officers:

President:  Jonathan M. - 6th grade
Vice President:  Saurish S.- 5th grade
Secretary: Brianna H. - 6th grade
Treasurer: Kate K. - 5... Continue
Posted by: S.O. Webmaster
Published: 9/26/15

Use This Easy Tool to Find AR Points and Tests for Books
You know that Silver Oak encourages kids to read! But did you know that our Library page has a tool to check the AR points for any book? Each month teachers ask students to read books and take AR (Accelerated Reader) quizzes on these books. The AR... Continue
Posted by: S.O. Webmaster
Published: 9/26/15

State Testing Results
The California Department of Education (DOE) released the first year results of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests (CAASPP) in English language arts/literacy and math, which 3.2 million students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 too... Continue
Posted by: S.O. Webmaster
Published: 9/18/15

Silver Oak PTO News

Learn More About How Your Pledge Dollars Help Our School From Principal Greenfield
Click below for an important message from Principal Howard Greenfield.



Pledge Drive 2015 funds will be used this school year for classroom enrichment programs for all grades at Silver Oak.  Please support our studen... Continue
Posted by: Jinny Baw
Published: 10/2/15

Counting Down to Final PTO Pledge Drive Raffle Drawing Oct. 6
It's Your Last Chance Silver Oak to Win One of These Amazing Raffle Prizes!

Gold Level ($250 Pledge)

$100 Century Theatres Gift Card

Two Reserved Front Row Seats for the 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony (Only 6th Graders Eligible)

Plat... Continue
Posted by: Howard Greenfield
Published: 10/2/15

Walk and Bike to School Week - October 5-9
The Silver Oak PTO-sponsored Walk-and-Bike-to-School Week is next week, October 5-9, 2015. We encourage all students and parents to set the alarm 20 minutes early so you can walk or bike to school—one day or each day. Can’t walk or rid... Continue
Posted by: Howard Greenfield
Published: 9/29/15

Register Now through October 7 for 2015-2016 Math Olympiad
Silver Oak PTO is happy to announce the 2015-16 Math Olympiad classes at Silver Oak. All interested students in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades, especially those who enjoy mathematical challenges and want to hone their problem-solving skills, are stro... Continue
Posted by: S.O. Webmaster
Published: 9/25/15

Registration Now Open for Silver Oak Programming Classes
Registration for two school year long programming classes for Silver Oak students in grades 4th - 6th opened Monday. To register for a class click Register Now.

Primary Programmers Bronze is open to all 4th and 5th grade students.  Student... Continue
Posted by: S.O. Webmaster
Published: 9/21/15

Battle of Books Reading Lists
It’s time to begin preparing for the return of Battle of the Books in the fall! The Battle of the Books is an exciting team-based competition for 3rd through 6th graders! In October, students square off in teams of 5 or 6 -- with 3rd/4th gra... Continue
Posted by: S.O. Webmaster
Published: 9/1/15

Community News

DogFest Walk 'n Roll - October 10
Grab a leash and be part of Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll on Saturday, October 10! It’s a community dog walk that supports the mission of Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). Registration is free.

Each year Silver Oak ... Continue
Posted by: S.O. Webmaster
Published: 9/30/15

Peachjar eFlyers

   Family Authorship Program
   21st Century Family Learning Program: "The Whole Child, The Whole Family"
   Day on the Bay - October 11
   National Junior Basketball (NJB) - Coyote Creek / Evergreen
   Youth League ... Continue
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Published: 9/30/15

Evergreen School District News

Healthy Children Learn Better
Sleep, Medication, EPI-PENs, glasses illness - Tips from the Evergreen School Nurses to Help Your Child Learn Better

As we begin the school year it is important to remember a few things:      

   Please be sure yo... Continue
Posted by: S.O. Webmaster
Published: 10/1/15

21st Century Family Learning Program: “The Whole Child, The Whole Family"
21st Century Family Learning Program:
“The Whole Child, The Whole Family"
Parent University
When: October 7, 2015, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Katherine Smith Elementary,
2025 Clarice Drive, San Jose, CA 95122  

Evergreen School Distr... Continue
Posted by: S.O. Webmaster
Published: 9/30/15

Pledge Drive Status

(as of 10/1/2015)


75% (490 Students)


Contribution Goal

73.5% ($119,860)


Click here for the latest classroom standings.

Silver Oak Elementary

California Distinguished School



Read About Us

Student Absence Line

Please call to report your child's absence


All Parents Invited!


Principal's Cafe

Smarter Balanced Test Scores
Wednesday, Oct. 7
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.


Silver Oak parents of all grade levels are invited to participate in the Principal's Cafe October 7 at  8:30 a.m.  Mr. Greenfield meets monthly with parents on the first Wednesday of each month in the school conference room to discuss educational issues of the day and factors impacting student achievement. We hope you can join us!

Birthday Book Club

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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.

August Birthdays September Birthdays

Brianna Y.

Brooklynn C.

Claire T.

Darren K.

Emily V.

Heena K.

Julian P.

Kaitlyn M.

Kaiyao Z.

Keith T.

Lainey T.

Landon G.

Landon H.

Mary H.

Mason H.

Mia C.

Michael L.

Nguyen P.

Rachel H.

Sanjana V.

Trisha S.

Vivian H.

William K.


Andrew Y.

Anya R.

Danielle M.

Darya A.

Ethan K.

Gabrielle H.

Hayden G.

Kailie D.

Kirsten P.

Lillian Y.

Madison L.

Marleen P

Meena K.

Minh-Dan L.

Moises D.

Nithya P.

Sahana V.

Shweta S.

Zachary H.

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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

The Awesome Authors program at Silver Oak highlights students’ writing abilities.  Each week, teachers from K-6 pick one student in each class who has exhibited exceptional writing for that week.  Students then get to meet with Principal Greenfield to share their work with him, along with the other Awesome Authors of that week.  Finally, the students’ work is posted on the Awesome Authors wall in the school’s multipurpose room.


Silver Oak School congratulates students on being "Upstanders" throughout the school year. This recognition is given to students who have someone's back or stand up for a friend. Our Upstanders earn a bracelet and an invite to an end-of-the-year party!

Ana Lucia P.
Elle W.
Eiliyah A.
Karen Y.
Diamond Leon G.


At Silver Oak, students caught by their teacher doing a good deed, like helping another student or adult through random acts of kindness, are recognized by name on our website.

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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."