Greatness Grows Here

Live Oak Community, Vol. 1 Ed. 6

Put First Things First

Work first, then play....

Doctor's Note:

Happy 2016 New Year Live Oak and families!

It's hard to believe a new year is upon us. Both professionally and personally I take this time to reflect on the previous year's goals and set revised goals for the new year. It is through this cycle that one can celebrate growth and recognize areas that need a little refinement.


Goal-setting is a skill we focus on every trimester and school year at Live Oak as evidenced by our school-wide goals and data evidence notebooks.


Similarly, at LOE we have reached many of our goals and still have some under refinement. Our collective staff vision for the 2015-16 school year was "Find Your Greatness". Collectively, we continue to keep this philosophy at the heart or core of everything we do for the betterment of student achievement.


Having said that, we can not attain "Greatness" without the love, support, and dedication from you, the parent community. As we embark on this new year, I want to personally thank the Live Oak parents and families for your unwavering passion in supporting and influencing our school mission and vision!


As your principal, I hope this new year brings you peace, joy, time to "sharpen the saw" with your Falcon student and an opportunity to stop by and say hello to Mrs. Porter and I. We know everyone is busy...bit we'd love for you to volunteer one day, come to a PTA meeting, attend a parent event, stop by the office to say "hi" or all of the above!


Respectfully--


Dr. Kerr

Think Win-Win

Everyone can win...

Live Oak Elementary has SWAG!

Yes, SWAG! SWAG refers to our School-Wide Academic Goals. At the end of each trimester, Live Oak students will track their progress towards achievement of our three academic and leadership roles. We track this progress on a school-wide, classroom, and individual level. Ask your student about his/her Leadership Notebook for more information about individual academic and leadership goals.

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  1. School-Wide Goal #1: All students will increase a grade level in Reading Comprehension by the end of the third trimester, and students below grade level standards will increase a grade level and a half.
  2. School-Wide Goal #2: All students will meet or exceed grade level standards in the ST Math syllabus by the end of the third trimester.
  3. School-Wide Goal #3: 100% of our students will identify as a leader with a leadership role.

Or, as our kids like to say, “Read, Read, Read, Ji, Ji, Ji, Lead, Lead, Lead!” Please continue to encourage your child to work on our web-based instructional tools, Lexia and ST Math. Our kids are experiencing so much growth and success with these fabulous supplements to our curriculum. At LOE, we provide our learners with leadership experiences to foster self-confidence and a growth-mindset. Ask your student(s) how the 7 Habits are impacting their learning at LOE!

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Student of the Month Assembly

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Be Proactive

You're in charge...

STEM Opportunities at LOE

LOE's STEM program has had an exciting first half of the school year. Students are being exposed to:


  • Google Apps for Education
  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • Engineering Design
  • Instructional Technology
  • Computer Coding
  • Digital Citizenship

Please look for upcoming informational parent opportunities in February, March, April and May.

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Begin with the End in Mind

Have a plan...


  • Every Friday morning between 7:30 - 8:15 AM, PTA will be selling Spirit Wear in the student drop off area.
  • Every Wednesday morning between 7:30-8:30, PTA's recycling committee is in the student drop off area collecting recycling water bottles, soda cans, etc.
  • PTA Sponsored Yogurt Palace sales every Wednesday
  • PTA Sponsored Jamba Juice sales every Fridays
  • Box Tops and Major Markets receipt collections are all ongoing events.
  • Every Friday, Spirit Wear day, PTA will have our popcorn machine at the lunch tables and whoever is wearing their Spirit Wear shirts will get a bag of popcorn.
  • January 18: MLK Day No School
  • January 19: School Board Meeting at 6PM
  • January 28: STEM Family Night at PJHS
  • January 29: Student of the Month Assembly
  • February 15-February 19: School Closed Presidents' Week
  • March 24: LIM Leadership Day
  • March 25-April 1: Spring Break
  • April 4: CAASPP Window Opens
  • Synergize

    Together is better...

    ELAC and DELAC

    LOE's ELAC Team has been working very hard to provide information and resources to parents of English Language Learners. We will be meeting on1/25/2016 from 7:45 - 8:45 at LOE in the Multipurpose room, be there so your voice can be heard (Habit #8, Find your voice and help others to find theirs).

    Discussion Topics:


    • FUESD Blueprint and Single Plan for Student Achievement
    • CAASPP video - understanding your student's score
    • Needs and assessment parent survey
    • CELDT video - understanding test scores
    • PIQUE is back and begins 4/5/2016
    • Fallbrook Extended Learning Academy (FELA) information
    Hope to see you there! If you are unable to attend the meeting, please see Mrs. Porter, assistant principal for information.

    STEM Parent Night at Potter is Coming!

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    LOE Student Clubs

    Students at LOE are hard at work making their school a better place, while improving their lives too! We have started many exciting new clubs this year that have leaders who are diligently synergizing to make LOE fun and leader oriented.


    • Recycling Club

    • Gardening Club

    • STEM Club

    • Reader Leaders

    • Sports Club

    • Chess Club

    • Shining Stars/Drama Club

    • Safe School Ambassadors

    • Anti-Bullying Club
    • Sign Language
    • Translating
    • Hospitality
    • Clean Up Crew
    • Mandarin
    • Student Lighthouse

    PE at LOE

    The Physical Education Program at Live Oak Elementary is well underway for the year and we have some very exciting things coming up in the next few months. First, we have our Don Dornon School Field day on Monday, January 25th for our 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Students will get the chance to participate in our version of the Don Dornon Games while trying out for the district wide games. Parents are welcome to come help with the field day. Second, we have the Statewide Fitnessgram testing beginning in February for our 5th graders. All students in California are tested on the Fitnessgram in 5th, 7th and 9th grade. Therefore, all our 2nd thru 6th grade students will be practicing for the next several weeks. Finally, our lower grade students have started new units in balancing/stunting and hula hoops. All in all we are having lots of fun!
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    Sharpen the Saw

    Balance feels best....

    Kid President + Peanuts // Life is like a comic.