SCC Weekly Newsletter: January 20 - 26, 2020
in Observance of MLK Jr. Day

2020-21 Enrollment Is Underway!
Docents needed for tours.
See Enrollment Section Below for More Info.
Enrollment for 2020-2021
Enrollment Season Is In Full Swing! 
Re-enrollment Information for Current Learners
All existing Charter families have received information regarding re-enrollment for current learners. Please check your inbox for a message from SchoolMint with directions. The Enrollment Team greatly appreciates your effort to complete these forms as soon as you receive them. If you have difficulty with re-enrollment please contact or for support!
If for any reason you do not intend to re-enroll your child for next year, please contact the Enrollment Team. We appreciate your consideration so we may notify the next person on the waitlist. As a reminder, the school loses valuable funding every day we do not have a child enrolled. Early notification will allow waitlisted learners to shadow prior to the summer holidays. Should you have any difficulties or questions about re-enrollment, please contact the Enrollment Team.
New Family Orientation and Open House Tours
Do you know a family interested in SCC who was unable to attend the Orientation for the 2020-2021 school year? Please have them contact Enrollment Team or Miriam as soon as possible for information on how to register for the adult-only Open House Tour.
Docents Still Needed for Open House Tours 
Are you passionate about SCC? Please consider acting as a docent for one of our enrollment Open House Tours. On tour days, after registration and a brief introduction by Stacy at 9 am, select classrooms will be open for observation until 10:30. Parent and learner docents help lead prospective families around the school and are on hand to answer questions about the program and their family's experience. It is a great time to share your love of SCC. Please contact Miriam for more information.
Volunteer Corner
Melissa May , Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Help Wanted
The Upper Garden Needs Your Help!
You may have noticed the gradual installation of the upper garden on our campus this school year. Many of the initial steps that needed to occur are now complete including grading the space, the installation of a shed, drainage and a fence. I am happy to share that we are finally ready to begin the next phase of the installation.

Some of you have expressed interest in helping with this project. To get this up and running, we will need assistance from parents, educators, learners and any interested community members . Click here for the various ways you can be involved and volunteer tasks we've identified. Please consider volunteering for one (or more!) of these tasks. If you are interested please email or for details.   
Volunteer Jobs Still in Need
Parent help needed with vision & hearing screening, Dancing Under the Stars, and the Variety Show. See here for more information.
PRT Update
Save the Date!
The third PRT meeting of the year will be:
  • Thursday, February 27th from 7pm-9pm
  • Location is TBD
Educare Happenings
Katie Hall & Desi Smith , Co-Directors of Educare
Girls in Engineering
Last call for Girls in Engineering (Grades 2-8) Demo Night! This Thursday, 1/23, from 6-7 PM. 

Same Day Drop-In Policy
Please take a moment to refresh yourself about our Same Day Drop-In Policy. This is for any families who wish to enroll their learner(s) AFTER the 10 PM deadline.

Upcoming Educare Special Days!
Educare will be closed on January 20th, February 17th, and February 21st
  • February 18: Tie Dye Tuesday @ Educare (7:20 AM - 6:20 PM)
  • February 19: Willy Wonka Wednesday @ Educare (7:20 AM - 6:20 PM)
  • February 20: Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
  • March 9: La Petite Playhouse (7:20 AM - 6:00 PM)

For more information (registration, pricing, daily details, etc) about each day, click the link ahead of each section. Please pay extra attention to drop-off and pick-up times and locations, as they are not always the same.
Parent Education
Lorea Martinez , Parent Ed Liaison
Our children discussed Martin Luther King, Jr., in school this past week, which brings an opportunity for us, parents, to reflect on what what we can do to raise kids who are "includers" and see value in all individuals. Our role is key since the implicit biases that we have are passed on to our children. In this great article, Jennifer Miller provides tips for how to unlearn our implicit bias.

Coming up on Tuesday, you can learn about breaking down the barriers on teen mental health. And on Wednesday, join other CLC parents for an “ Art and Wine Parent Night” with Behavior Specialist and Registered Art Therapist Sara Barulich. In this self-care session, you will learn the therapeutic value of creating mindful art through Zentangling. For more details and to RSVP, click here. Adults only. 

For more parent ed events, click on the button below. Happy Parenting!
Hot Lunch Information
Akash Bijlani , Hot Lunch Coordinator
The ChoiceLunch calendar is open through the end of February! There are many new entree and salad options including: 
  • Twice-baked potato skins
  • Bacon, egg & cheese burrito
  • Gluten-free bacon, egg, and cheese burrito
  • Sukhi’s potato samosas with green chutney sauce 
  • Gluten-free BBQ chicken wrap
  • Chicken satay salad 
  • BBQ chicken pizza pocket
  • Broccoli cheddar potato skins 
  • Hummus and cracker plate
  • Chicken bacon ranch potato skins 
  • Korean bulgogi chicken salad 
  • Gluten-free chicken caesar warp 
Just another reminder that we are well below our ordering average this school year compared to last. If we don’t get our volumes up, ChoiceLunch will likely decide to drop us as a customer next school year. So, please, order hot lunch! Please click on the link to order.
Order Yearbooks Now
The yearbook is now on sale for $25. To purchase go here:

Recognition Ads
Recognition ads (formerly called shout-outs) are 1/4 page ads in the back of the yearbook. We have only a limited amount of Recognition Ads and they'll be available on a first come, first served basis.  DEADLINE TO ORDER AN AD IS 2/13/2020 using this link. To design an ad you simply upload the photo or photos you want to include and the text.

Upload Photos
Please continue to upload photos to for use in the yearbook! We especially need photos for:
SCEF Update
Teacher Outings and Summer Camps Auction
This is certainly a favorite SCEF event for our families! On January 27th the online auction for teacher outings and summer camps goes live. Wait until you see all the fantastic events SCC educators and staff have donated this year! To learn more about this auction take a read here.

Lucky On Live 
Can’t attend the Starlight Gala, but want to participate and possibly win your choice of one of the BIG auction items? Attending the Gala (tickets still available here) but want to up your chances to WIN? New to San Carlos and want to know more? Here's a primer on the LOL raffle: To buy Lucky On Live raffle tickets email
SCSD School Theater Productions
Annual SCSD Musical This Week!
Cut loose January 23-26 at the exciting musical Getting to Know FOOTLOOSE, featuring students in grades 4-8 from Charter and 4 other SCSD schools! Tickets on sale at this link .

4th/5th Grade SCSD Theater Production
The PTAs and San Carlos Children's Theater are doing a production this year for upper elementary learners! Details are still being confirmed--thank you for your patience!
Greater San Carlos Community Information
  • Measure N Information, San Carlos Week of the Family, 6th Grade Basketball Tryouts, ROPES Presentations
  • Huge thanks to the Enrollment Team and all the educators who came out in support of the Enrollment Orientations last week. We hosted over 100 families eager to learn about our program, and we couldn't have done it without you all!
  • A tremendous thanks to our 5/6 educator team and parent volunteers Tate Blahnik, Karen Kaufman, Josh Saffren, and Jon Vetter for all the hard work, dedication and patience that went in to pulling off extremely memorable 6th grade and 5th grade milestones. And special shout out to the 5/6 educators who held down the fort over the last two weeks.
  • The 6th grade appreciates Deena Bertolina for helping organize the medications on the 6th grade milestone to Yosemite last week!
  • Thank you to the Lost and Found squad, Dena, Deena, Kelly, and Dorinda, for helping keep our campus clean and organized and making sure our students easily find their lost items.
  • A HUGE thank you to Katherine Sherman for her thoughtfulness (and skill!) She made and delivered an entire steaming vat of incredibly delicious red lentil soup with North African spices (along with a tray of sandwiches) to the Staff on our rainy Thursday last week... "just because." We are all so grateful for the nourishment and warmth for both body and soul!
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