Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday week!!
This year we are very lucky to have a School Counselor, Ms. Katie Naszady, on Tuesdays and Fridays. In addition to meeting with individual students and whole classes, Ms. Naszady is running three groups on Separation/Divorce, Friendship/Social Skills and Test Taking/Study Skills. These groups will run until Christmas Break, and new groups will begin after the New Year. Ms. Naszady would like to use this opportunity to gather information from you, our parents, on what groups you would like to see offered here at White Oak. Please click on the link below to select which group topics you would like to see offered:
If you would like your student(s) to participate in a group when the next group rotation starts, please contact Ms. Naszady at
We had another successful Coffee with the Principal last month where we continued our discussion of the Common Core State Standards! Below are links to the two videos I mentioned. The first provides a meaningful rationale to the shift toward these new standards and give you an idea of what will be different. The second provides a comical, real-life example of why we need to adjust the way we teach. I will continue to post relevant documents on our school website under the document library. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!
Dr. Daggett – Don’t Use it, You Lose it
Why we need Common Core – I choose ‘C’
For your information:
The District is now offering the opportunity for students who turn 5 after December 2 and prior to February 1, the opportunity to enroll in a satellite of the District's Buttercup preschool program. These children would attend school alongside the Journeys students. These "senior" Buttercup students will have all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of regular Buttercup students including the payment of a monthly $550 tuition. When students turn 5, they will be transferred to the elementary Journeys program. (The final month's tuition would be prorated.) Interested parents can pick up a program registration form at the Buttercup Office located at 6098 Reyes Adobe Rd., Agoura Hills, 91301.
Drop off reminders:
The staff parking lot is open to parents who are dropping off Kindergarten/ Journeys students, the MPR drop off area is designated for parents who are dropping off 1st – 5th grade students. Please note that in both parking lots, the drop off area is one lane wide only and should be used as such to maintain a safe and efficient operation. Our campus supervisors are there to guide you through the procedures outlined in our school directory, including:
- Pull all the way to the end of the parking lot
- Be sure your child is ready to get out of the car as soon as you stop
- Students should exit the car on the passenger side
- Do not park in the drop off lane
- Please be patient for the line to move forward; do not cut around stopped cars unless directed to do so
Parents who have driven their children to school are also welcome to park on the street and walk on campus. I appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our drop off procedures.
Have a happy and safe winter break – see you in the New Year!
Sarah Medler, Ed.D.SENIOR BUTTERCUP ENROLLING NOW
2nd Grade 2013 Supply List
3rd Grade 2013 Supply List
4th/5th Grade 2013 Supply List
Thank you Volunteers from Ms. Hokanson on Vimeo.