Blue Oak's weekly newsletter
Issue #9
November 3, 2017
GRATITUDE
A warm and heartfelt thank you to all of our teaching staff! You have made it through the first 2 months of school and the day after Halloween!

We are grateful to you for everything you bring to our children day in and day out.

Thank you for continually showing up for our children and guiding them through their days.

We love you!

Only a few more days to Thanksgiving Break - you can do it!
Mark your Calendars
NEXT WEEK

  • 11/6, Monday @ 5:30 pm - Lantern Walk for classes: Stevens, MacMillan, and Bonea @ 5-mile recreation area

  • 11/6, Monday @ 6 pm - BOCC Facilities Committee Mtg. in the Parent Center

  • 11/7, Tuesday @ 6 pm - Parent Council (BOPC) Mtg. in the Parent Center

  • 11/8, Wednesday @ 6 pm - Lantern Walk for all Kindergarten classes at Blue Oak

  • 11/9, Thursday @ 12:30 pm - Thursday Marketplace in the Great Room

  • 11/9, Thursday @ 1:15 pm - Garden Club Meeting out on the back yard

  • 11/9, Thursday @ 6 pm - Lantern Walk for Ms. Adams class @ Horseshoe Lake in Upper Bidwell

  • 11/10, Friday - NO SCHOOL

save the date

  • 11/15, 11/16 and 11/17, Parent Teacher Conferences HALF -DAYS school-wide, 12:45 dismissal for grades 1-8. Kindergarten at 12:30 pm.

  • 11/17, Friday, 6 to 9 pm > Fundraising event: "FRIENDSGIVING" - Family friendly evening with home-cooked dinner, dessert and LIVE music from the Michael Shay band. Simple and sweet affair on campus. Ticket sales are at the front desk ($15/adult, $8/kids, OR $40 for a family pass for any family w/ 4 or more members) and online ticket sales are also available. This event is open to the public - get your tickets soon, limited amount available.

Announcements
Fall Lantern Walk
The essence of this festival is to acknowledge the light that shines forth from each of us. This light needs to be protected, just as the lights inside our lanterns do, so they don’t blow out.

Like one of the songs says:

“Each of us is one small light,
but together we shine bright!”
Fundraising Update
To date, we have raised $23,555.41 from direct donations from our community. Thank you to everyone who has given so far!

Much of this has come from our Annual Giving campaign held in September, ran by parent Volunteer Stephanie Boyden. Thanks to her leadership we are a 1/3 of the way to our goal for the year!

For more on how to donate to the school go to our website. One time donations are welcome at anytime and monthly automatic recurring payments can be set up as well.

We have also been awarded three grants which financially benefit our school in various ways.
One for the gardens, totaling $3,745.
One for Bully Prevention, totaling $2,700
One for Improving Systems of Academic and Behavioral Supports, totaling $25,000.
Waldorf-Inspired K-5 Homeschool Program

We are excited to announce the opening of our new, Waldorf Inspired, homeschool program!
Classes will begin November 13th under the direction of Jacob Carr, an experienced Blue Oak Waldorf teacher.
If you are interested in enrolling a student please contact our registrar:
Maggie Buckley, at 530-879-7483 ext. 2037
 
For more on Mr. Carr visit our website.
Volunteers
Needed
contact: Summer@blueoakchareterschool.org
MAINTENANCE CREW MEMBERS
Looking for volunteers to join our maintenance team. If you are handy or like improving things, please contact Summer to get on this list.

FINANCE COMMITTEE PARENT MEMBERS
There are parents seats open on this committee. It is a Board Advisory committee.
They meet regularly on the second Tuesday of each month at 4 pm in the Parent Center.
You can stop by the next meeting to check it out and express your interest.

LIBRARY HELPERS
Our library is in need of support. Further details to come. If you are willing to help please contact Summer.

DECEMBER BOOK FAIR HELPERS
We will be holding the Scholastic Book fair during the week of December 4th. Further details to come. If you are willing to help please contact Summer.
Blue Oak Sponsors
Thank you again to the Plant Barn for their donation to our Harvest Festival. All plants have now been planted in our school gardens for all to enjoy!
Please support the local business which support our school.
Visit their website today!