Live Oak Elementary School Newsletter
January 22, 2019
Character Trait: Effort
1/22-2/14  2019-20 TK/Kinder Registration

1/24 7:15am International Fest Volunteer Meeting (Staff Lounge)

1/24 School Board Hearing

1/25 LOEF Poker Night

1/30 Special Spirit wear Day - Twins

February and March
2/1 Father-Daughter Dance

2/5 Math Festival

2/1-2/15 Pennies for Patients

2/4-2/9 Words Matter Week

2/9 Saturday Explore Program

2/11 6:15-6:45pm Ed Fund Town Hall Meeting

2/12-2/13 LO Community Night Out at Crumbs

2/12 Box Tops Turn in Deadline

2/13 Spelling Bee

2/13 Special Spirit Day - French/Paris

2/14 Valentine's Day Class Parties

2/13 Site Council Meeting

2/15 No School - Staff Development

2/18 No School - President's Day

3/2 Ed Fund Gala and Live Auction - An Evening in Paris

3/5 SRVUSD Superintendent Forum

3/27 7pm WRMS Incoming 6th Grade parent Night

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Principal's Message
Dear Parents and Families,

The Student of the Month character trait we are highlighting this month is "effort". Students will be recognized at the end of the month, January 30th.

TK/K registration opens this week. Please look at the school website for more details.

We love having our parents on campus volunteering in classrooms, helping on field trips and watching special programs and events we have. In order to have volunteers on campus we need all adults who want to volunteer on the campus use our SRVUSD Volunteer Management System to have the appropriate level of clearance.

ALL adult volunteers will need to go through this process. The District will NOT be asking parents to incur any of the costs associated with these clearance processes. Visit the SRVUSD Volunteer Webpage, for more information and to begin the application process.

Please help us by completing the appropriate steps needed. We do not want to turn parents away from helping or watching your student(s). However, if you are not cleared we cannot have you on our campus. Remember Valentine's Day is Thursday, February 14th and teachers will be looking for parent volunteers to help in class. Our Spelling Bee final school round is Wednesday, February 13th. Parents must be cleared to watch their student. Please plan accordingly and work on your volunteer clearance. Thank you!

Have a great week! Nadine
Father-Daughter Dance
Buy Tickets Now!
February 1, 5:30-8pm
Our Annual Father-Daughter dance is scheduled for February 1st!

Appetizers and dessert will be served.  Tickets are on sale now.  NO tickets will be sold at the door.

Only a handful of tickets remain. THIS EVENT SELLS OUT FAST!

Math Festival Assembly
Volunteers Needed
February 5
It's time for the Annual PTA Math Festival Assembly. Please join us on February 5 by volunteering to staff a table where the kids will celebrate math in fun and engaging activities. No special math skills are required. There are activities at each table that are simple enough for Kinder students and some that are challenging even for adults.  Please sign-up to volunteer!
Reflections Winner - State Level
Congratulations and good luck to Live Oak student Mahika R. who is moving on to the state level for literature, intermediate division in the PTA Reflections Art Program!

Mahika is one of a record breaking 18 entries from the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs that was selected to move to the California State level judging (CAPTA). The advancing student artists were recognized at the 32nd district showcase. Congratulations to all the students who are moving to the state level.
Annual LOEF Poker Tournament
Friday January 25
Thank you to all of you who bought your Poker Tickets and supporting Live Oak! Special thank you to our sponsor, our very own Live Oak parent and local real estate agent,  Dale Corpus. Thank you for supporting LOEF and Live Oak! Also, we are so excited that  Curry Cravings (owned by Live Oak Parents) will be catering our Poker Night. Looking forward to a fun night! See you on Friday!

All net proceeds go to Live Oak Ed Fund and to programs and equipment in the classroom!

LO Student Council - Pennies for Patients
February 1-15
Pennies for Patients to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society begins February 1 and runs through the 15. Parents should look for collection boxes to come home at the end of January. We will have a special guest at our January 24 SC meeting from LLS to kick off our campaign. We set our goal as the year, so this year's goal is $2,019. We usually collect over $5,000 and double our goal!
2019-20 New Student Enrollment Information
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) is excited to welcome new students to our District for the 2019-20 school year. Believe it or not, now is the time of year to begin enrollment for new students! For all new students, grades TK - 12, enrollment begins with completing and submitting an online enrollment application, and concludes with bringing your enrollment documents to your resident school site. Enrollment information and links are provided on the  Enrollment page  of the District website .

At the appropriate time (see timelines below), please visit the SRVUSD website  to complete and submit the online enrollment application. Along with the other required documents, you will need to print the Online Enrollment Summary and take it with you when you go to the school site to complete the enrollment process.

Timeline for TK and kindergarten enrollment:
  • January 22: Online Enrollment opens
  • January 23-February 14: New TK and kindergarten students with siblings at their resident school site bring online enrollment application summary and required documents to their resident school site.
  • January 28-February 14,: New TK and kindergarten students without siblings at their resident school site bring online enrollment summary and required documents to their resident school site.
  • February 14: Completed enrollment packages must be received and verified by school office staff by February 14th in order to be included in a lottery, should it be necessary. Enrollment applications received after February 14 are received on a first come-first served basis for space.
Timeline for new student enrollment grades 1-12:
  • March 1: Online Enrollment opens
  • March 4:  School sites begin accepting online enrollment application summary and enrollment documents
We look forward to welcoming new students to the SRVUSD for the 2019-20 school year. Enrollment questions can be directed to the District Enrollment Coordinator, Sandy Cattarusa.
"The Self-Driven Child"
March Parenting Speaker Event
Save the Date - March 14
San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs is pleased to sponsor the authors of The Self-Driven Child, Dr. William Stixrud, Ph.D. and Ned Johnson, for our March Parenting Speaker event! In their book, The Self-Driven Child, the two offer a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens Bill and Ned have helped over the years to teach you how to set your child on the real road to success. As parents, we can only drive our kids so far. At some point, they will have to take the wheel and map out their own path. But there is a lot you can do before then to help them tackle the road ahead with resilience and imagination.
The Self-Driven Child, a  discussion & book signing by William Stixrud & Ned Johnson
Thursday, March 14,  7pm-9pm ( Location: TBD)
William Stixrud, Ph.D. is a clinical neuropsychologist and a faculty member at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical School. He lectures widely on the adolescent brain, meditation, and the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, and technology overload on the brain. He has published several influential scientific art icles and is on the board of the David Lynch Foundation.

Ned Johnson is the founder of PrepMatters, a tutoring service in Washington, DC, and the coauthor of Conquering the SAT: How Parents Can Help Teens Overcome the Pressure and Succeed. A sought-after speaker and teen coach for study skills, parent-teen dynamics, and anxiety management, his work has been featured on NPR, NewsHour, U.S. News & World Report, Time, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
Visit the SRV Council of PTAs website for more information and upcoming registration details.
Print and Post
Winter/Spring Calendar of Events
Don't miss a thing! Download our "Print and Post" Calendar of Events for Winter and Spring 2019. This handy list of dates and events will ensure you and your students are connected and don't miss a thing.
By-Trustee Area Information
Public Hearing
January 24, 7pm
On Thursday, January 24, following a presentation, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education will hold the first of two statutorily required public hearings to receive community input on proposed trustee-area maps, pursuant to Elections Code section 10010, subdivision (a)(2). The meeting will be held at 7 pm in the Boardroom of the SRVUSD Education Center at 699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville.

The San Ramon Valley Unif ied School District's Board of Education is currently elected under an "at-large" election system, where trustees are elected by voters of the entire District. On December 11, 2018, the Board adopted Resolution #48-18/19, declaring its intent to transition from at-large to by-trustee area board elections, where each board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary, and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area.

On January 8, 2019, after two public hearings to gather community input on the trustee-area map creation process, the Board adopted Resolution #51-18/19, establishing the criteria to guide the District's demographers in preparing draft trustee area boundary maps.
On January 16, 2019, the District published two proposed trustee area maps on the its website. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend the meeting to give feedback on the proposed maps.
School ADA - Did You Know?
Does the fresh powder beckon you?

As we approach the President's Day Holiday Weekend in February and Spring Break in March, we want to take a moment to ask you to consider the impact that attendance has on both your student's success and on the District, as a whole. 

While we hope you will not extend the holiday beyond the already planned days off, if you are planning to extend your holiday, please consider attending at least a partial day when school is in session. Partial day attendance ensures that your student will not fall behind on assignments and that the District will receive the ADA for that day.

Thank you for your consideration.