This week is a very busy week for us and it is hard to believe that the first trimester of school is here.
This week your student will be bringing home their report card. Report cards are one way we communicate with our parents about how students are doing in school academically, socially and emotionally. It is an indicator on how a student is performing and a great way for parents to validate a student’s hard work and also look at areas that may need support. If you are unclear about any area of the report card we encourage you to contact your student’s teacher.
We look forward to the Turkey Trot on Wednesday and thank our parent and PTA volunteers for their time and help. It is fun to see everyone out on the field supporting a healthy lifestyle.
Our second group of 5th graders left for Camp Arroyo Monday and it so nice to visit the students at camp and see how much fun they have. Students work on team building, cooperation and leadership skills. It is also enjoyable to see them help clean up and serve food to their tablemates. We especially thank our parent chaperones and drivers as well as our 5th grade teachers for their commitment to our students. Camp is always successful due to the volunteerism of our community.
Our 4th graders will go to Mission San Juan Bautista on Thursday and visit the fifteenth of the twenty-one California Missions. Students will learn about the history and importance of the missions in California history. Field trips are an important part of the curriculum at Live Oak and we appreciate our parent drivers for their time and support.
Thursday evening I hope to see many of you at our PTA and Parent Education evening. We are excited to share information about Math and very honored that Amy Pult, 2nd grade teacher will be sharing her love and knowledge about Common Core math practices. Hope to see you there!
Finally, our week ends with the Thanksgiving break beginning November 24th. We are deeply thankful for our school and the beautiful campus we have. We know it takes the partnering of all of us to have a successful school and we cannot thank our parent community enough for your generous donations and time spent volunteering at events, in classrooms, completing homework, reading with your children and everything else you do for us.
Thank you to our staff that comes prepared every day to teach and care for children. To our office team, we appreciate you helping all of us get our questions answered and always having a smile on your face. Behind the scenes, our custodial and food team makes sure the campus is safe, clean and a hot meal is prepared daily. No one who achieves success does it without the help of others. We are deeply grateful and thankful for all of you.
For those of you traveling over the break, we wish you a safe journey. Wishing you all a restful, relaxing, healthy and happy Thanksgiving break. We will see all the children on Monday, December 1st. Nadine