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April 28, 7-8pm - Kyle Dine Allergy Guy Presentation via Virtual Zoom Meeting

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Site Council
Seeking Parent
Site Council Members
for Live Oak 2020-2022
The Live Oak Elementary School Site Council is impactful parent engagement governing the goals and plans of the school. It is made up of parents, teachers, administrators and classified representatives.

We are looking for three parent representatives to join the School Site Council for the next two-year board term (Fall 2020 - Spring 2022). The Site Council typically meets in the library the second Wednesday of the month during the school year, from about 2:30-3:30pm.

If you are interested in serving, click here and complete the School Site Council Statement of Interest & Qualifications Form.

Deadline to submit your form is Friday, May 1st

The election for new parent council representatives will take place via electronic ballot in May.
Student Council
Student Council - Spirit Wear Calendar
Below is a list of upcoming student council-led special spirit days for the remainder of the year!

  • April 28: Backwards Day
Check out the fun video featuring our students -- Backwards Day

  • May 6: Wear Your Teacher's Favorite Color
  • May 13: Dress as your teacher/career day
  • May 20: Pattern Day: polka dot, stripe, tie-dye, checkered
  • May 27: Grade Color Day
  • Kinder: dark green
  • First: red
  • Second: purple
  • Third: black
  • Fourth: blue
  • Fifth: lime green
Live Oak Education Fund
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Live Oak Education Fund Board 2020-2021 Elections
Partnerships between parents, educators and children enhance students' success. Children learn more and have better lives when the school community works together to share thoughts and information, working on projects to benefit children.

The Live Oak Education Fund financially supports programs that benefit children at our school. It raises money to pay for our art teacher, librarian, technology instructors, music instructor and classroom para-educators.
 
Want to be part of the LO Ed Fund Board for the 2020-21 school year? We need parents to fill positions like Executive Vice President, Vice President of Communications and several open Committee Chair Positions. Without a board in place, we will not be able to sustain our current programs and staffing support.

Elected Board Positions Include:
  • President
  • Exec Vice President
  • Vice President, Communications
  • Treasurer
  • Financial Secretary
  • Secretary

We are also looking for interest to fill our Committees:
  • Communications (social media, newsletter)
  • Corporate Match
  • Registration
  • Sponsorship
  • Read-A-Thon
  • Annual Gala, Live Auction
  • Online Auction
  • Poker Night

If you are interested in taking on a role, but would like to know more details about the positions, time commitment, etc., you can contact our nominating committee at liveoak.edfund@srvef.org
 
As an Ed Fund board member you become an important part of helping to ensure the sustainability of our programs and services. Please join us to make a difference in the education and welfare of our children. We look forward to having YOUR HELP!
Live Oak PTA
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week at Live Oak
May 4-8th
Live Oak Families -- it’s that special time of year where we get to celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff. Our staff have been working hard all year, both in person until March, and of course, remotely during shelter-in-place. They are working even harder during this difficult time. Shelter in place is making staff appreciation a little more challenging -- but with all things, we can get creative and make sure the staff know how much we appreciate balancing their own children and families, while take care of the mental wellness and academic needs of our students! There are still so many ways we can send positive and gestures to the teachers and staff! Here are a few things PTA is planning and/or suggestions for you! As always, it's okay to find your own personal way of expressing appreciation too! We encourage parents AND students to consider each of these -- teachers like to hear from both!
 
  • Monday - Send a note via email to the staff. You may find all the email address on our school website.
  • Tuesday - Make a special short video to send to your teacher
  • Wednesday - Wear your teacher's favorite color (check with your room parent if uncertain)
  • Thursday - Draw or paint some Art work for your teacher take a photo and send it to them.
  • Friday - Be creative! Free choice how you will share your love to our staff.
 
Any gifts that will not be perishable may be sent to the school office via mail. Teachers and staff are not yet on campus so it may take time before the mail connects with individual teachers, but it will get their eventually.
Kyle Dine, the Allergy Guy - A Virtual Event!
Join us for an entertaining and educational evening with Kyle Dine on Tuesday, April 28th from 1-2 pm (NEW TIME). We will meet virtually on Zoom. After an engaging performance, Kyle will host a live Q&A for participants starting at 1:40 pm. Register here to join the fun! 
 
Kyle Dine is an educator and musician who performs at schools across North America raising food allergy awareness. After growing up with multiple food allergies, his goal is to help spread allergy awareness in schools through his fun, educational, and engaging assemblies. His songs help empower, support, and educate all children. This event is sponsored by the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs Health & Wellness Committee.
Recognize Volunteers, Staff Members or Community Members with an Honorary Service Award
The Live Oak PTA is excited to announce that nominations are now open for Honorary Service Awards! Do you know someone in the Live Oak community who is consistently going above and beyond? A teacher or other staff member? Room Parent? Para-educator? PTA volunteer? Restaurant or other local organization? Show them how much you appreciate all their hard work by nominating them for an HSA Award! 
 
Honorary Service Awards are a unique way for us to publicly acknowledge both individuals and organizations for outstanding service to children and youth in our community. These special members of our community provide thousands of hours each year to support Live Oak. Please take a few minutes to review the selection criteria (on the FAQ page) and nominate one (or more!) of Live Oak’s many hard working volunteers, teachers, support staff, community members and/or parents for an award.   
 

More information on the PTA’s Honorary Service Award Program can be found on our FAQ page or at the California PTA's HSA webpage. For questions, please email hsa@liveoakpta.net.
Health & Wellness Update:
Coronavirus Resources

Contra Costa Health Services provide daily local updates about COVID-19. It is imperative that we continue to physically distance ourselves from one another, practice good hand hygiene, and wear face coverings/masks when leaving the house for essential activities.
 
Parents and students alike are dealing with a myriad of emotions during this uncertain time. The UCSF Department of Psychiatry released an article, “Emotional Well-Being and Coping During COVID-19” that provides tips on how we, as adults, can deal with the emotional toll of the pandemic. The California State PTA offers resources about how to help our children cope during this unprecedented time. Jackie Rodriguez, SRVUSD Social Worker, has also compiled a list of community resources that can be found here
 
Stay home. Stay safe. Stay connected virtually!
SCAN or CLIP, COLLECT and EARN!
Boxtops have gone digital! Instead of clipping, you can download the Boxtops app, register (designating Live Oak) and scan the eligible receipt. Every scan will earn 10 cents for the school!
Avoid Lost & Found
Label It - Don't Lose it! Mabel's Labels
Mabel's Label's are a great option to mark your child's belongings. Live Oak gets a percentage back from every label. Labels come as stick-ons, stamps, iron-ons and more! Visit the Live Oak PTA Website to learn more.
Meals and Covid Resources
Stay Up to Date
Please click on SRVUSD Coronavirus Information for any updated information from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District throughout the remaining school year. Decisions and actions can change quickly based on guidance from the State of California, County Department of Public Health, and the Contra Costa County of Education. It is important to read any emails received from the District and/or regularly check the District's Corona Virus webpage (listed above) for the latest information.

Official District communications will be your primary source of information during the closure. In addition to being emailed, these communications will also be posted on the SRVUSD website and the official District Facebook page. Please read each communication so that you stay informed. If you are not receiving District communications and want to check the status of your email in our system, please contact
communications@srvusd.net and we will help you. 

Thank you everyone for your patience, kindness and empathy during these challenging times. We hope everyone can find something good each day. Go Wildcats!
Grab N' Go Meals
The District will continue to provide meals for students in need throughout the closure. Grab 'n Go meals are available from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at three SRVUSD school sites. The menu will be limited and all items will be prepackaged. Please see the flyer for details. Please note that sometimes something comes up to prevent things from going as planned, so be sure to check out the official District Facebook page. Facebook page, look for emails or check SRVUSD website for the latest updates.