"the Leaves” - the Blue Oak Weekly Newsletter
From our Principal_______________________________
> Laurie Kopping 879-7483 or Laurie@blueoakcharterschool.org
A giant thanks to Julie Slupski who played piano at our Waldorf teacher practicum this weekend. Teachers from Blue Oak and several other Waldorf inspired schools deepened their understanding of Eurythmy, a movement art unique to Waldorf education. This would not have been possible without Julie’s gift of time and talent. Thank you Julie!
From our Executive Director_________ __________________
> Nathan Rose 879-7483 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations Blue Oak we have improved tardiness by 50% over last year! Thank you for your support in making this happen! When children are late or absent, their rhythms are disrupted. These consistent rhythms continually help create structure and security for your children, so when students arrive on time and join their class in a productive way, their routine helps them stay connected on a daily basis; improving behavior and reducing discipline issues. You have heard us say many times that “rhythm replaces strength” and we thank you for honoring this rhythm.
Currently our attendance for December & January is approximately 92%. Our goal is 95%, so this is an area we can continue to improve. When students are healthy, please help support their learning by having them in school.
(* signifies event is also a participation opportunity and/or there are more details below *)
1/28 * TONIGHT @ 6pm – the Parent Council Meeting (PC), in the Parent Corner*
2/1* Saturday 8:30am- 2:30pm – ALL SCHOOL WORK DAY *
2/5 * Wednesday 3:15pm - Facilities Map Creation for 2014-15 school year in the Music Room*
2/7 * Friday 3:15pm - Admin. Design Committee for the 2014-15 school year (location t.b.d.)
2/7 Friday 7-9pm – Middle School Dance hosted by the 7th Grade*
2/11 * Tuesday @ 6 pm – Blue Oak Charter Council Meeting (BOCC) in the Resource Room*
2/13 Public Kindergarten Lottery
2/14 Friday – NO SCHOOL – Holiday
2/17 Monday – NO SCHOOL - Holiday
2/24 Monday @ 6pm – Waldorf Homeschool Information Evening in the Parent Corner
2/27 * Thursday @ 6pm - Parent Education Evening *
PART 1 of a 3-part series on the Nurtured Heart Approach w/ guest speaker Josh Kuersten
2/28 Friday – “Call for Hours” #2 – Update and turn in you Participation Hours for Trimester 2
- February Lunch Orders are due
Go to www.orderlunches.com (school password: BOCS244)
More details on our Nutrition Programs can also be found on our website http://www.blueoakcharterschool.org/nutrition-program/
> Nutrition Programs Coordinator: Cat Kirkland 879-7483 ext.2039 Cat@blueoakcharterschool.org
> Do you have a child who will be enrolling as a NEW Kindergarten Student next year?
You need to submit an Admission Interest Form for any incoming siblings ASAP.
This is the time of year for current families to document their interest in having their little ones start Kindergarten with us next year (2014-15). All incoming Kindergartners with a sibling already attending Blue Oak always receive priority enrollment, but in order for us to identify those new students we need you to complete the form and turn it into the front office before we open up enrollment to the larger public. The public lottery will be held 2/13/14 so, in order to receive priority enrollment for your child you must submit the Admission Interest Form to the front office absolutely no later than 3pm, February 12, 2014.
> Enrollment Clerk: Maggie Buckley 879-7483 ext. 2037, Maggie@blueoakcharterschool.org
> School Tours
January & the first part of February, is our open enrollment period for the 2014-15 school year. There will be a School Tour every Wednesday for the next 3 weeks. If you have friends who are curious about our school, this is a great month for them to come learn more.
School Tours, 9 am to ~ 11:30am, on the following Wednesdays: 1/29, 2/5 and 2/12
Public Kindergarten Lottery 2/13/14. New Blue Oak families will be notified of lottery results by the end of March 2014.
* You must call the front desk to sign up for a tour 879-7483 * small children are not permitted on school tours (nursing infants are the exception)
> Community Coordinator, Summer O’Neill 717-0138 or email@example.com
*ALL SCHOOL WORK DAY - this Saturday 2/1 from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
inside & outside
We will be providing Coffee and water, please bring your own snacks or lunch.
8:30am – Inside work will begin * cleaning and painting the east hall (kindy & upper grades hallway) ALL supplies will be provided
10 am – Outside work will begin * general clean up, raking out woodchips, adding sand to boxes, irrigation work, rain gutter drainage improvements, NEW Volleyball court created, re-paint asphalt games, i.e. four-square, hop-scotch, volleyball, etc. - SOME supplies will be provided -
WHAT TO BRING? hard rakes, wheelbarrows, leaf blowers, brooms, Tractor/Bobcat ?
* Facilities Map Creation for 2014-15 school year – Wednesday 2/5/14 @ 3:15pm
in the Music Room (corner of Great Room)
If you would like to give feedback and/or have input as to what the Blue Oak School facility should look like for the 2014-15 school year this is the meeting for you. Please join us.
* Admin. Design Committee 2014-15 school year – Friday 2/7/14 @ 3:15pm
If you would like to give feedback and/or have input as to what the Administrative design should look like next year and future years, please join us.
> Middle School VALENTINES Dance – Friday 2/7/14 from 7 – 9 pm in the Great Room Hosted by the Blue Oak 7th Grade classes as a fundraiser. Grades 6th through 8th are invited to attend and it is $5 per. student at the door. Students who wear hearts on their clothes/nails/hair will get a chocolate candy kiss! Back by popular demand will be the DJ, the photo booth (photos are $7 and up), snacks and drinks and also some games. ALL Students from schools other than Blue Oak must be signed in and out of the dance by their own guardian with their phone number provided. No exceptions.
We hope to see many of you there for another wonderful evening of dancing!
> Volunteer Parent, Tiffany Wilhelm @ firstname.lastname@example.org
> FREE DENTAL CARE for uninsured children ages 1-12 years old - Friday 2/7/14 from 9am – 5pm. One day only and Pre-registration is required! CALL 893-4044
Children can be examined and treated. No income statements to fill out and NO insurance needed.
This year’s event is hosted by the dental office of Dr. Erik Roos.
> AFTERCARE services provided by C.A.R.D. – Openings in Grades 1st-6th program
Are you looking for a safe, fun and enriching place for your child after school? If so, CARD’s “Kids on Campus” after school program is the place for you! We currently have openings in our 1st-6th grade program. Our program consists of arts, crafts, games, free play, homework and fun staff!
“Kids on Campus” is held in the Great Room and runs from the time school gets out until 6:00pm.
Three Enrollment Options:
1) 5 days (M, T, W, Th, F) $165/month,
2) 3 days (M,W,F) $105/month
3) 2 days (T/Th ) $75/month.
To enroll your child or find out more information, please call the CARD office at 895-4711.
> 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: http://www.edjoin.org/viewPosting.aspx?postingID=500922&countyID=4&onlineApp=1
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.