SCC Weekly Newsletter: May 6 - 12, 2019
Calendars for the 2019-20 & 2020-21 School Years Have Been Approved!

Lost & Found is full again! A ll items will be washed and donated on Wednesday, May 9. Items are on display until that time; come on by and grab your goods! See photo album of items here .
Director's Spotlight On... Supporting SCEF
I wish it wasn't so, but it's true. Without your support, SCC–and the other amazing schools in San Carlos–would not be able to do so many of the things we do. The nonprofit San Carlos Education Foundation and its board of parent volunteers work each year to raise funds to support our K-8 Spanish and PE programs, library and literacy, technology, and seminars.

The level of parent engagement and support at San Carlos Charter is truly inspiring. Because of you, we do achieve our goals and improve our programs--allowing our children to learn, grow, and thrive.

Wednesday May 8, is SCEF Day. We will be wearing green to say THANK YOU for your generosity and commitment to our schools. This year, to help with budgetary planning, the SCEF board is asking donors to make their donations by May 31, 2019. Your donation, at any level, will help support vital programs at all of the outstanding San Carlos K-8 schools.

There is still time to make a gift to SCEF, most easily here:

As every year, I am sincerely grateful for your partnership and engagement. Thank you for all you do for our kids.

P.S. If you have not yet completed the Parent Satisfaction Survey, I encourage you to do so. The link will remain open for another week.
SCEF Update
Make It Happen In May--SCEF DAY IS WEDNESDAY, May 8 !
While SCEF’s fiscal year ends in June, we are on a campaign to reach our fundraising goal by May 31st in hopes of minimizing budget reductions. If the School Board has the estimated SCEF Grant for the 2019-20 school year in June, they can consider this estimate in their final budget deliberations.
  • Check out our SCEF Day flyer with more information at:
  • To understand how your donation to SCEF makes a difference in your child’s education, watch our video at:
  • Go to to make your donation or add to your gift this year. Gifts of any size are appreciated and will make a real difference for our kids. If you are going to donate via payroll deduction with your employer please act now as it can take up to 8 weeks for funds to be received by SCEF.
June 14, 2019 is San Carlos Night at Oracle Park!
Join parents and community members for the 2019 San Carlos Night at SF Giants. Hear our students sing the National Anthem before the game & watch the Giants take on the Milwaukee Brewers (gametime is 7:15 P.M.). Stay after the game for FIREWORKS!!! Tickets available at San Carlos Youth Center from April 8. Cash or Check only.
If your child wants to sing the national anthem before the game, you can purchase a spot at:
Office News
Gwynne Rinker , Data and Operations Manager
It's time to show your Charter Pride!
We're very excited to announce that our new Charter Spirit Store is up and running, and we have lots of fun garments and accessories to help show our Charter Pride! Bumper stickers, t-shirts for the whole family, water bottles and more. If you order now, you'll be able to sport your colors for the Hometown Days Parade!

Visit and check it out!  
San Carlos Hometown Days
Hometown Days is coming up and SCC will be walking in the parade . If you are interested in joining, we arrive by 9am on Saturday May 18 at the staging area on Cedar street next to Central Middle School ( map).

  • If anyone is interested in driving their truck in the parade or playing music on a loud speaker, let Blake Jacquot know and we can discuss.
  • Blake's mobile is 607-262-6114. Feel free to call or text with any questions.
  • Parking is on the street, library underground parking, or in Central's front lot.
  • Parade route
  • Starting at 9am, anyone is allowed to ride their bike along the parade route. The streets will be closed.

Stay tuned for a special announcement of the SCC Hometown Days motto, created by the SCC Leadership Council.
Volunteer Corner
Melissa May , Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Help Wanted
If you can help with any of the following or have questions, please contact Melissa May .
  • The Newsletter Team is looking for additional help with Charter's weekly newsletter for next school year. This job is approximately 1 to 3 hours per week.
  • Graduation Sound Tech: We are looking for a person or business that rents AV equipment and can have someone available to set up and run it at Graduation on Wednesday 6/12 from 3-7PM. Any leads in our community would be awesome! Please reply to Melissa May or Gwynne Rinker. 
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Friday, May 24
Click the image below to view the invitation and details.
Volunteer Jobs Still in Need
Board Game Durability still needs volunteer help.See here for more information. : Please click the link below to log any hours not covered by a Signup.
PRT Update
Please Join Us!
  • Graduating Parent Appreciation: Thursday, May 16th at 6pm
  • PRT General Meeting: Thursday, May 16th at 7:30pm

PRT members and general attendees, please use the SignUp link if you will be attending to help us plan:

Graduating parents, please look for an evite from the PRT to indicate your RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you there! Stay tuned for location information.
Any questions? Any agenda items? Please contact the PRT leadership team at
Educare Happenings
Katie Hall , Desi Smith & Nathan Sweatt , Co-Directors of Educare
Summer Camps at SCC
Just Added to our summer lineup: Gardening Camp with 3/4 Teacher Sarah Rushing 
For further details on each camp and to register, click HERE

Educare Summer Camps

Outside Providers
School Advocacy
StandUP for Schools Funding Rally, May 8th from 4-5pm
Join with families and educators across the Bay Area to shine a spotlight on the urgent need to increase funding for California public schools. San Carlos Charter families and educators will gather along San Carlos Avenue between Walnut and Elm (both sides).

Please click here for more information and other ways to show your support!
Parent Education
Lorea Martinez , Parent Ed Liaison
If you haven’t already, please answer this BRIEF Parent Education survey to help us plan a great Parent Education series in 2019-2020.

When parents develop strong relationships with their children, they plant the seed to have trustworthy teenagers. Fostering emotional intelligence, listening to them, and avoiding punishment while setting boundaries are some of Dr. Markham’s advice for respectful parenting. For more details, read this great article

Coming up this week, you can get learn about how to parent if you are going through separation and divorce (Thurs). For details and other events, click on the button below. Happy Parenting!
Hot Lunch Information
Akash Bijlani , Hot Lunch Coordinator
Just a reminder that ChoiceLunch will officially be back for the 2019-2020 school year, and there will be no increases in the meal prices! This table summarizes next year’s meal prices, which includes an entree, snack, and fruit. Educators will continue to receive a $1 discount. Prices for Jamba Juice and ChoiceLunch’s unlimited plan will be announced in August. Also, info about next year’s online menu & ordering system will be sent out during the summer. 

Looking to get a head start on your volunteer activity for next school year? Well, here’s your chance! The hot lunch team is looking for regular volunteers to help either on a weekly or every other week basis or as a back-up (volunteers who help out when regulars are not available). Regular volunteer opportunities for next school year are available on Mondays and Thursdays, and back-up slots are available all 5 days of the week. Volunteer hours are from 11:50 am-1:05 pm. If you’re interested in earning double volunteer hours and $6.50 in ChoiceLunch credit, please contact Akash at or at (650) 248-9166.
Greater San Carlos Community Information
  • Click the BLUE button below for information Bike and Walk to School Day, Hometown Days (including the Youth Dance for middle-schoolers), and more!
  • Thank you to Munazza Bukhari, Emma Moore, Anke Rademacher, JeNelle Wiley, Rene Hernandez, Peter Bierman , Katherine Sherman, Grace Chen, Robert Casamento, Leigh Casamento, Shrijeet Mukherjee, Frank Martinez, Sierra Nelson-Liner, and Nicole Marquis for your hard work in 5-8 Seminars! 
  • We appreciate Cindi Hunter for all her time and effort with Charter's compost and recycling program. Cindi has spent hours writing grants, cleaning, organizing and labeling bins. THANK YOU!
  • Thank you to Grace Chen for bravely stepping in last Monday morning to act as crossing guard at the busy Dartmouth intersection! We're not sure what happened, but we're so grateful that Grace took charge and stepped in!
  • Many thanks to Ed Hahm, Christine Levenson, and Mandy Arendtsz for chaperoning Sarah's field trip to Recology.
  • Hooray for Lila Pastor who ran CLC's first ever Book Battle this week. Thank you for creating and executing such a fun and exciting event!
Have a great week!
-The Newsletter Team at