Greatness Grows Here
Live Oak Community, Vol. 1 Ed. 5
Put First Things First
Happy Holidays LOE Families,
It is hard to believe that the holiday season is among us! Is it truly possible that in a few weeks it will read 2016 on the calendar? Where is the time going? One way for me to wrap my mind around the speed of which this school year is moving, is to recognize all of the amazing things happening at our school and pause to reflect on the growth.
We certainly have a lot to be grateful for and many things to celebrate about instruction, academic achievement, and student leadership. As I think about this season of cheer and "all things good", I want to encourage you, as parents, to share with our students that this is a season of putting others first as service leaders. Additionally, as we develop the learning and growth of our student leaders, I encourage all of us to thank one another for the role we play in each individual student lives. I thank all of YOU for entrusting the Live Oak team everyday to educate your child and catapult them into a bright and amazing future, no one can do this alone, so we appreciate your ongoing support, communication and partnership. Remember you can support us at home by utilizing ST Math and Lexia Core 5 during homework time, to reinforce the learning that is happening each day at school.
Check out the amazing things happening at our site below!
Everyone can win...
You're in charge...
Club Rush Day was established so that Live Oak students can further their leadership capacity and become connected to Live Oak Elementary in a deeper and more meaningful way.
Way to go Falcons.
We're excited to share that, to date, APEX has collected $10,096.83 for our APEX Fun Run. Only 63% of all money has been counted so we're expecting to see our earnings grow. APEX is hoping to have 90% of all money collected by the end of the year and are hoping to have final results for us when we return from Holiday Break.
Our Smart Card Fundraiser raised $4800 (-) expenses leaving us with a net income of $2340. Thank you everyone!! We will be having the Smart Card pizza party on Dec 11.
We'd like to mention the upcoming Family Board Game Night that Dr. Kerr has planned and scheduled for the 16th. The PTA will be assisting in this fun event.
Our Chipotle Night Fundraiser earned us approx $600. FUESD paid us $200 for the District wide Panda Express Fundraiser.
I want to share with everyone that our PTA recently voted on purchasing $5000 worth of new playground equipment for our students and $5000 to purchase new books for our Library. We've also increased our budget to spend approximately $10,000, which will expand our Art Program for ALL our students.
We're going to be purchasing new t-shirts to honor our Students of the Month.
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.
- When we return from Holiday Break, 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.
- December 16: Family Board Game Night at LOE
- December 21-January 1: Winter Break
- January 4: School Resumes
- January 11: DELAC Meeting at MEES at 6PM
- January 19: School Board Meeting at 6PM
Together is better...
Intervention, otherwise known as "Team Advantage," is in full swing, and the kids are experiencing a lot of growth and success! First through Sixth grade participants in Team Advantage meet with a Reading teacher four days a week for thirty minutes sessions.
The lessons in these sessions involve phonemic awareness activities, letter sound/recognition, syllabication, long and short vowel practice, sound-spelling pattern practice, onset/rime practice, sight word recognition, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and writing. We also utilize educational games and videos when appropriate to make learning even more fun and meaningful.
Students involved in Team Advantage, the Math edition, are making excellent progress and are moving steadily through the ST Math syllabus. 99% of our students are on target towards Common Core State Standards mastery! Our after school Math Tutoring group is working hard and making important learning connections that will help them to be more successful in the classroom and with homework. Way to go Team Advantage!
Trimester 1 Awards Assembly
Live Oak's 3rd-6th grade students were recognized in our First Trimester Awards Assembly, held on Friday, November 20th. Our exceptional students were honored in four different categories: 1) Perfect Attendance, 2) Citizenship, 3) Academic Achievement, and 4) Academic Honor Roll.
Please continue to encourage your students to strive to be an Academic Leader. We are so proud of our kids, and know that they are successful because they have a supportive family behind them. Keep up the good work at home!
Our first two GATE events are underway. We celebrated our kick-off last week, and kids made posters, passed out collection bins, and made public service announcements to promote our current philanthropic activity of collecting canned food for the Fallbrook Food Pantry. The FFP feeds the hungry in our community, and our kids are motivated to collect as many cans as they can! It doesn't hurt that there's a little friendly competition to make things more interesting...Dr. Kerr and Mrs. Porter have agreed to do their homework on the roof of the school, and play handball with the class who collects the most cans!
Our second Service Learning Project is collecting toys for the Toys For Tots foundation. Live Oak will serve as a collection point for any families who would like to help to make sure that all kids can enjoy a present on Christmas. The last day to drop toys at LOE will be Friday, December 18th. Thank you, in advance, for your generous hearts during this holiday season!
Students who plan to participate in our Literacy and Leadership Colloquium should be prepared to meet in B13 at lunch onWednesday, December 16th to have their book choice approved by the Colloquium leader, Mrs. Beeman.
We look forward to the Lego Challenge Club and Book Club, beginning after the holiday season (more information to follow).
Sharpen the Saw
Balance feels best....