Principal's Message

October 2021
Hello Families,
As we move towards the end of October I have some good news to give you about upcoming school events.  We hope you can attend.
The beginning of this school year has been challenging but I feel we have left the harbor and have the full wind in our sails now. Please come by the office and talk with Anisa or Gabby should you have any questions/concerns or call at 475-2000.  
 
School to Home -- School Communications
We are starting a new home to school communication network at Live Oak Elementary called Bloomz – More info to come from teachers - Keep an eye out and stay informed with communications: newsletters, flyers and calendars (check backpacks), classroom bulletin boards, school website (www.lo.losd.ca), school automated calls, office bulletin boards and windows, , parking lot small marque, lunch menus (http://losdnutrition.com/index.php?sid=2901131905440473&page=menus)
Live Oak School Facebook page -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/237665506246155/
 
New Live Oak Elementary Staff
I would like to extend a warm welcome to the following new staff to our school:
·       Anna Maria Garcia – Transitional Kinder
·       Karla Atencio – Dual Immersion Kinder
·       Barbara Louthan – English Only Kinder
·       Olivia Tostado – Second Grade
·       Christiane Orellana – Fourth Grade
·       Stacey Arista – Fifth Grade
·       Ana Guerrero – Health Clerk
·       Crystal Perez - C2C Coordinator & Parent Liaison 
·       Sofia Perez - TK Classroom Aide
 
Introducing Crystal Perez
Family Engagement Manager for Cradle to Career. Crystal is a Live Oak native being born and raised in this area.  Live Oak School is very close to Crystal’s heart she was a student here as well as her 3 kiddos.  Crystal greets students & parents alike every morning & every afternoon, offering a hello or a welcoming have a nice morning. Come say hello on a Wednesday morning at the Resource table.  Should you or someone you know need access to local resources please contact Crystal to help give a soft hand off. Crystal is also working alongside Ms. Tostado and Ms. Atencio in coordinating ELAC for the current school year.  Our first event will be Dia de Los Muertos celebrating our friends and family whom have passed on, see upcoming events.  
 
PBIS-(Positive Behavior Intervention System) will continue to be our management guide for our school community. We are currently working on lunch time behaviors and how to use our recycling and compost system. 
 
Drive for Schools Fundraiser-With the SC Beach Boardwalk
This has been our best year yet.  Big Thank You goes out to our families!!  We have taken in over $12,000 and all of these funds stay here at Live Oak School to benefit our students! We will be holding our drawing for the bigger prizes soon. Drawing for the ticket buyers will be held on Oct. 24 at the SC Beachwalk at 1:00. Prize list is posted on our school’s Facebook page.
 
Our Home and School Club is looking for volunteers to help with our Friday Pop ‘n’ Pop stand.
Please email HSC at lohomeschoolclub@gmail.com to let them know when you are willing and able to help out.
 
Upcoming School Events:
       -Halloween Parade Halloween Parade Friday Oct. 29, 2021 at 9am.  Visitors come and watch their kiddos                    celebrate and show off their costumes.  Please lookout for the flyer coming home soon.
      - Monday, November 1st – No school (teacher work day) 
      -Day of the Dead: Tuesday Nov. 2nd 2021 5:30-6:30pm Come enjoy music, pan and chocolate as well as a                     viewing of homemade altars.
      -ELAC Meeting Dates: ELAC meets the 3rd Thursday of every month.  Via Zoom Thursday Nov. 18th 5:30pm
           https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81151362140?pwd=U2YwRjgzeGxNTlNvRW96c1pZcnVGQT09
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