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for the week of 1.21.14

“the Leaves” - Blue Oak Weekly Newsletter

From our Principal__________ __________________
> Laurie Kopping 879-7483 or Laurie@blueoakcharterschool.org
   At a recent Parent Council meeting there was a discussion about parent education and what the school could do to support parents in this area. A decision was made to focus on bringing the Nurtured Heart Approach to parents. The Nurtured Heart Approach is a specific way of responding to children that strengthens the child, the adult, and the relationship between them. In response to this request, Blue Oak has scheduled a 3 part Parent Education series.  Beginning in February, each of these will be held on that last Thursday evening of the month from 6-8pm.  Mark your calendars now for 2/27, 3/27 and 4/24, so you can plan to attend all 3 events, as they will build upon one another.  FREE Childcare will be provided to Blue Oak families.
   Josh Kuersten, a behavior consultant, advanced trainer in NHA, and a favorite among staff, will be our guest speaker!  Josh has previously worked with training our staff and we have found him to be a dynamic and inspiring presenter. You will not want to miss this amazing opportunity.

1/24 THIS Friday – Half Day – 12:30 pm pick up school wide
1/27 Monday – No School (Staff Development – Waldorf Training weekend)
1/28 Tuesday @ 6pm – the Parent Council Meeting (PC)
2/1 Saturday 8:30am- 2:30pm – ALL SCHOOL WORK DAY

IMPORTANT REMINDERS________________________
> Community Coordinator, Summer O’Neill 717-0138 or summer@blueoakcharterschool.org
 Our teachers and Principal have been working very hard in their Waldorf Training program.  This upcoming Friday is a major due date for them and another full training weekend.  So, this week let’s hold them in our hearts and be appreciative of their dedication and their continual efforts to educate and improve themselves, so our children can receive the best public Waldorf education possible. 
* Thank you notes, Break-room treats and treasures, big hugs? Good week to share the love!

> Nutrition Programs Coordinator, Cat Kirkland 879-7483 ext.2039 or cat@blueoakcharterschool.org
   Please remember that the Supper meals/snacks, must be eaten on campus.  This is a requirement from that State and if the meals are taken off campus, the school is penalized financially.  So, please grab your Supper and grab a seat.  It is a nice chance to chat with your fellow community members and talk to your child about their day!
  Remember that you can check out our food program by visiting our school website @ http://www.blueoakcharterschool.org/nutrition-program/
You can start your child any time throughout the year and you can order for one day a week or every day.  Think about looking at the menus with your child to see if adding hot lunches to their week interests them.  There are a lot of options.  To check out the details you can go directly to www.orderlunches.com and type in our school password: BOCS244.
* You may also qualify for our Free and/or Reduced Lunch Program.  Questions regarding any of our nutrition programs can go directly to Cat.

> Community Coordinator, Summer O’Neill 717-0138 or summer@blueoakcharterschool.org
- Upcoming Participation Opportunities -
> Do you play the Piano?
  This weekend we will be hosting our second Waldorf teacher training weekend of the year. The teachers need a volunteer to play piano for their Eurhythmy classes.  The times are Friday 4:30-5pm, Saturday 9:00-9:30am & again from 3:15-3:45 pm, and Sunday 9:00-9:30 am, all in our Great Room. The music is not complicated and sight reading is preferred. Please contact our principal Laurie@blueoakcharterschool.org if you are interested and available to support teachers in this way.
Have a Rake?
   We need a couple parent volunteer to rake over the fall material underneath the swings on the Grades playground.  After a while the fall material gets worked away from underneath the swings and it is important to rake it back out, so that there is an evenly dispersed area of fall material directly underneath the swings.  This job can be done during school hours or after school hours.
> ALL SCHOOL WORK DAY, Sat. 2/1 from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
   It’s that time again. Our second Work Day of the year is just around the corner. Mark your calendars and plan on being here.  It is a family affair.  We will take you for an hour or the whole day, just come and contribute when and where you can.  We will be collecting requests over the next few weeks, so if you have any thoughts or ideas for a project please contact our Community Coordinator directly.
* Plan on bringing snacks and/or a lunch to get you through the day and we will provide water and coffee!

COMMUNITY NEWS____________________________
> Sarah Lee, 2nd Grade Teacher
   Way to go Blue Oak Chess Club!  Recently the Blue Oak Chess Club sent 6 student representatives to the Sacramento Valley Scholastic Chess League's monthly meet.  Representing Blue Oak was Alex from 2nd grade; Gwen, Harley, Bryce, and Isabelle from 5th Grade; and Galen from 6th grade.  The chess meet had 119 K-12 students, from 12 schools in Butte County. Each student plays three rounds of chess against another student of a similar skill level. This is the third meet in which Blue Oak students have participated, Blue Oak tied for 7th place. 
  Chess club meets Tuesday afternoons (3:15-4:15pm) in Brianna Lee's 5th grade classroom.  There are regularly 18-22 students of varying skill level and age attending.  The club is run by volunteer Lloyd Lee, a grandparent to two Blue Oak students (Sam- 8th and Townsend- 5th) and father to 2nd grade teacher Sarah Lee.
  Mr. Lee recently received a donation which allowed him to purchase six much needed tournament chess sets, boards, and three time clocks, which will help these eager students practice and be ready for the next meet at Maywood Middle School in Corning, Wednesday, February 19.
  If you are interested in sending your child to this free afterschool program, please send a note to your child’s teacher and plan to pick them up at 4:15pm.

> Enrollment Clerk: Maggie Buckley 879-7483 ext. 2037, Maggie@blueoakcharterschool.org
   January is Open Enrollment month for the 2014-15 school year.  There will be a School Tour every Wednesday for the next 4 weeks and one more “Mornings in the Kindergarten” in January.  If you have friends who are curious about our school, this is a great month for them to come learn more. 
  This month is also the time for current families to fill out paperwork for new Kindergartners and for Kindergartners who will be returning for a 2nd year. Remember all siblings of currently enrolled students receive priority enrollment, but you still need to fill out the paperwork to enroll them.
   The public lottery will be on Thursday, February 13, 2014.  Applications can be turned in to the front office up until 3pm February 12, 2014.  Families will be notified of lottery results and placement information by the end of March 2014.  If you have any questions concerning the lottery or enrollment please contact our Enrollment Clerk directly.
- Schedule -
> School Tours, 9 am to ~ 11:30am, on the following Wednesdays:  1/22, 1/29, 2/5 and 2/12
* You must call the front desk to sign up for a tour 879-7483 *
> Mornings in the Kindergarten – 10am to ~12 noon on Saturday 1/25
   Mornings in the Kindergarten are an opportunity for the child to participate in the Kindergarten classroom and for the parents to observe their child in this educational environment.
* You must call the front desk to reserve a space, 879-7483 *

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES_______________________________
> Executive Director, Nathan Rose 879-7483 or Nathan@blueoakcharterschool.org

1st Grade Aide

   We are looking to hire a new Aide for a 1st grade class. An employee has received a new position and is looking to move onward & upward, therefore a position is opening up.  This position pays $10-$12/hr. and is 20 hours per week. To see further details and how to apply please follow this link:

Computer Technician
   We are looking for a computer technician to provide additional technology resources at Blue Oak. This position is $12/hr. about 20 hours per week. If you or someone you know are interested please contact Nathan Rose directly.

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