The ACORN, Issue # 8 for Oct. 22, 2018
Virtue for October - Courage
Calendar
THIS WEEK

  • 10/23 Facilities Committee Meetings at 4:30 pm > VIEW AGENDA


  • 10/26 Middle School Halloween Dance, 6 -8 pm > $5 entrance, Snacks & drinks for sale, COSTUMES welcome but NO masks or props allowed, Cell phones will be checked at the door, GRADES 6th to 8th only - students from other local charter schools are welcome to attend

NEXT WEEK

  • 10/30 Site Council Meeting at 4 pm **

  • 10/31 Halloween Parade, 2:15 pm > Please remember that costumes should be: media, gore, weapon, and mask free for school. Your class teachers will be communicating more details to you on whether or not they want the class wearing costumes to school, or if they'd rather they bring them to change into for the parade.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  • 11/12, Monday - NO SCHOOL

  • 11/14, 11/15 & 11/16 - Parent teacher Conferences, ALL HALF DAYS . dismissal @ 12:45 pm

  • Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL 11/19 to 11/23
Waldorf & Reading
Q: When do Waldorf schools introduce reading?

A: Our goal is to foster passionate readers who continue reading for pleasure throughout their lifetimes. To that end, we introduce reading in a developmentally appropriate way, when students are more comfortable with the written word and fully ready to engage with them.
Waldorf teachers begin teaching reading in the first couple months of first grade by teaching consonants and vowel names and sounds, through an artistic approach of drawing, painting, movement, and speech. This artistic, deliberate process engages children with great interest, and by the end of first grade, children are writing and reading sentences and short texts. Students typically begin reading printed readers with their teacher during the second half of second grade. This thorough and artistic approach to teaching literacy has been proven to build a solid base for advanced comprehension and vocabulary skills in later years.
* Parent members wanted for the
School Site Council
The focus of the School Site Council:
  • Review how Title 1 funds are spent currently and recommend spending for the 2019-20 Budget
  • Approval of our school safety plan
  • Review of test scores, demographics, ELD, professional development, and parent community engagement 

Blue Oak receives Title 1 funds due to our high percentage of families who qualify for free and/or reduced meals. These funds are to be spent in ways which support students who are struggling academically, regardless of household income.

Meetings
Rhythm: 5th Tuesday of the month
Meeting Time: 4:00 - 6pm

First meeting: October 30, 2018
Second Meeting: January 29, 2019
Third meeting: April 30, 2019

Meeting Location: Parent Center
Contact Summer@blueoakcharterschool with questions/interest, or feel free to attend the first meeting and see what it is all about.