Silver Oak Newsroom

Posted 09/14/2019 06:00AM
On Monday, September 23 you may see several buses waiting in front of the school to take all Silver Oak fifth graders on the annual field trip to Walden West. Each year, Silver Oak's fifth graders spend one week at this outdoor science school, located in the Cupertino Foothills. During their stay, they learn about the forest, meadow, and stream communities through the use of games and other activities. Qualified naturalists help show the interrelationships between plants and animals, as well as the effect we have on the environment. To learn more about the Walden West experience, click the headline.
Posted 09/12/2019 09:40PM
Peachjar is an eflyer management system used by Evergreen Elementary School District (EESD) to automatically send through email information about sports programs, academic programs, after school care, and many other things parents will find of interest. Or you can click on the PeachJar button on the front of the school's website to see all the flyers for our school.
Posted 09/12/2019 09:24PM
Hello! I am looking forward to a year of fabulous lessons in the STEAM Lab with all of our Silver Oak Students. If you are able and interested in volunteering in the lab please sign up via Sign Up Genius. Even just one hour of your time this year, would help out greatly. Hope you can find a grade, day, and time that works for you. Thank you, Veronica Gardener, STEAM Coach & Specialist. Click the headline for more details.
Posted 09/12/2019 02:31PM
Learning to play an instrument can result in unexpected improvements in other areas of your student's education... and it is fun! 2019-20 Silver Oak After School Band registration is open through September to interested 5th and 6th graders! No previous experience is required. Click the headline to learn more!
Posted 09/11/2019 05:24PM
We are halfway through our Fall Pledge Drive in our effort to fund classroom enrichment, technology investments, and classroom grants for this school year. Thank you to all that have supported the drive to-date! Prizes await for participation at all levels! See what classes are approaching 100% participation! What classes are in the lead for total dollars raised? Click the headline to see!
Posted 09/10/2019 05:46PM
Volunteers are needed for Walk-and-Bike-to-School Week, September 30 - October 4, 2019. If you are available in the morning from 7:30-8:05 any day during that week, we would love your help! Please sign up to help make this fun week a success!
Posted 09/09/2019 11:25AM
Congratulations to our first pledge drive raffle winners! Two more prize drawings remain... pledge today to qualify to win! Your pledge dollars support all the necessary classroom enrichment programs and grant support that SOEP provides to Silver Oak! Make your pledge today!
Posted 09/09/2019 10:48AM
During the week of September 2, Silver Oak students in kindergarten and grades 2, 4 and 5, participated in discussions led by the YWCA of Silicon Valley about topics of bullying and sexual abuse in an age-appropriate manner. The premise of the program is all children have the right to be safe and healthy at school and at home. Click the headline to learn more.
Posted 09/09/2019 09:27AM
Silver Oak is preparing to begin our "BUILDING Year" in the Project Cornerstone ABC Program. Volunteer to be a Classroom Reader and be a part of helping our students further appreciate the value of respect, tolerance, friendship, perseverance, and conflict resolution skills through the magic of story telling! Click the headline for more information...
Posted 09/06/2019 09:58AM
PTO is in immediate need of 1 - 2 parent volunteers to be our Fall Book Fair Lead. Book Fair will run Nov 14-21, and we have experienced team members willing to support a new lead or lead team. All proceeds benefit the Silver Oak Library. Please help keep make our book fair possible!
Posted 09/05/2019 11:20AM
Full day Kindergarten begins Monday, September 9 with Kindergarten classes starting at 8:05 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. This Thursday, September 12, will be the first Minimum Day for Kindergarteners this year. Classes will begin at 8:05 a.m. and end at 12:20 p.m.
Posted 09/05/2019 10:03AM
Grades 4, 5, & 6... You are invited to join the 2019-2020 Silver Oak Math Olympiad Team! Registration is now open, and there are less than 10 spaces remaining! Click the headline for more information.
Posted 09/03/2019 01:45PM
Attention Grades 1-4... this is your chance to shine in Silver Oak's holiday vocal ensemble showcase! Registration is open, and space is limited!
Posted 08/31/2019 12:05PM
Over the past three years Silver Oak Elementary has been working on supporting students by developing specific Habits of the Mind. Learning these 16 habits will help them become better problem solvers, and to effectively operate in society and promote strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity and craftsmanship. The idea behind our work is to provide our students with the skills to work through real life situations that equip them to respond using awareness, thought, and intentional strategy in order to gain a positive outcome.
Posted 08/30/2019 08:19AM
Parents I wanted to let you know that our STEAM Lab will be up and running starting September 9th. This was done with the support of our parent community through your donations to the school along with support from the Evergreen School District. Our STEAM Lab will be once again run by Mrs. Veronica Gardener, who has been leading our STEAM program over the last three years. Mrs. Gardener has worked exceptionally well with our teachers to bring to life the Next Generation Science Standards. Teachers teach lessons about a specific standards in their classrooms and Mrs. Gardener designs and leads hands on problem solving lessons that foster an environment of critical thinking, collaboration, communication and innovation with our students. Mrs. Gardener also incorporates robotics, coding, and engineering into lessons in the lab providing 21st century learning experiences.
Posted 08/29/2019 04:48PM
Interested 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are invited to register for Primary Programmers to learn basic programming concepts, or further hone their knowledge. This year-long program is offered free of charge... don't miss this opportunity to introduce your student to the world of coding!
Posted 08/25/2019 11:00AM
Thank you to all students and families for participating in the Box Tops For Education program last year. Thanks also to our teachers who drummed up support and encouraged kids to get their families to earn money for Silver Oak simply while doing everyday shopping. Together we raised over $800 for our school. This year we need a volunteer to lead the program. Please contact Principal Howard Greenfield if you are interested or have any questions.
Posted 08/25/2019 11:00AM
The Box Tops For Education program has always been a great way to earn money for our school while doing our every day shopping. This simple concept continues but will be even easier than before. Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. Click the headline for more details and learn how to get started.
Posted 07/16/2019 08:40AM
Check out all the fabulous experiments going on in the Fab STEAM Lab. Students have been busy creating, destroying, analyzing and learning great things!
Posted 11/08/2018 04:05PM
Check out all the fabulous things going on in the Fab STEAM Lab. Students have been busy creating, destroying, analyzing and learning great things!
Posted 05/03/2018 07:48AM
Famous persons paper mache dolls, the connection between speed and energy, biomimicry and exoskeletons are just some of the fascinating things students explored in the Fab Lab in March and April. To see pictures and the experiments, click this story's headline.
Posted 05/03/2018 07:37AM
Silver Oak's STEAM Project Specialist and Coach, Veronica Gardener, is looking for volunteers to help in our FabLab. Click on the story headline to learn more about where you can lend your time and talent to our Fab STEAM program.
Posted 04/12/2018 02:10PM
Click headline for listing of grade by grade projects completed in the FabLab in January 2018 and December 2017.
Posted 04/12/2018 01:36PM
Plate tectonics with graham crackers and Cool Whip, brightness of the sun and stars, rock formations and weather are just some of the wonderful things students explored in the Fab Lab last month. To see pictures and the experiments, click this story's headline.
Posted 02/07/2018 03:17PM
Click headline for listing of grade by grade projects completed in the FabLab in December 2017 & January 2018.

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