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February 17 - Presidents Day (No School)

February 18 - Staff Development Day (No School)

March 3 - Minimum Day

March 5 - Spring Picture Day

March 7 - LOEF Gala and Auction

March 18-20 - Minimum Days (Conferences and Book Fair)

March 24 - Minimum Day

March 26, 7pm - DVHS Band Festival

March 30, 7pm - DVHS String Festival

April 3 - Minimum Day

April 6-10 - Spring Break

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October 31 - Halloween-Minimum Day

November 1 - No School - Staff Development Day
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 Nominations for 2020-21 Officer Elections
The Live Oak PTA Nominating Committee met in January and February 2020 to consider all eligible candidates for the 2020-2021 term of office. On behalf of the nominating committee, I present the following slate of officers for the association's consideration: 

  • President: Jessie Chen
  • Executive Vice President: Leila Hareb
  • 1st Vice President, Ways & Means: Avantika Ahuja
  • 2nd Vice President, Programs: Mariam Ali
  • 3rd Vice President, Legislative Advocacy: OPEN
  • Recording Secretary: Kira Feick
  • Treasurer: Shilpa Nandigama
  • Financial Secretary: Jane Kong
  • Auditor: OPEN
  • Historian: Dharshana Eswaran

Nominating Committee:
Leila Hareb ( Committee Chair), Jessie Chen, Avantika Ahuja, Dharshana Eswaran and Fatima Sheikh

The election will take place on Thursday, March 19. If you or someone else might be interested in serving on a committee or have interest in serving in an appointed role. Please email us and we will pass on your interest/nomination to the board-elect after the executive board elections take place in March ( nominatingcommittee@liveoakpta.net and we will pass on your interest/nomination to the board-elect after the executive board elections take place in March. A list of appointed positions and committees are can be found on the Live Oak PTA website.
Live Oak Education Fund
LOEF Presents the "Great Gatsby Gala and Live Auction
March 7, 2020
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
You are invited to our annual LOEF Gala and Live Auction -- the best party of the year! Like every year, we expect this year to be a blast! This year, we are taking it to the next level with a GREAT GATSBY theme. It’s going to be a RIP-ROARING Time! This is not only a fantastic, fun community night, giving adults a chance to enjoy time having fun with other parents, teachers and staff, but it's also one of the most important fundraisers we have each year. At Live Oak, we rely on the Ed Fund through parent donations to fund the music, art, science, technology and library staff and various other programs. Ed Fund continues to pay 100% of paraprofessionals salaries. These paras work in your child's classroom and help keep teacher-student ratios down. Join us for a fun evening and support Live Oak!  

FREE CHILDCARE! The Growing Room, proud sponsor of the LOEF Live Auction and Gala, will provide FREE childcare during the Gala and Live Auction with proof of ticket purchase. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please contact The Growing Room for details.

Please note: Early Bird Pricing for Gala until February 12!

Student Council
Student Council Updates
Every 3 minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. Our participation in the Pennies for Patients campaign gives back to help the local blood cancer community, one penny at a time.

Support Live Oak's 2020 LLS Fundraiser, January 31-February 14. Information went home with students last week.
 
Valentine Grams will be sold at morning recess: February 5, 6, 7 and 11. Still only $1.00!

Spirit day is every Wednesday -- but mark your calendars for these special spirit days!
  • February 26th: Hat Day
  • March 25th: Sports Day
  • April 29th: Backwards Day
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International Festival - Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for our Annual International! The assembly will take place on Friday April 17th and International Festival (free and open to the public) will take place on Saturday April 18th. 

Please join us on Tuesday February, 11 at 8:15am, or Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30pm in the Teachers lounge for more information and to express interest in hosting country booths and for performances. Please use this signup to indicate your interest !

Is your son or daughter interested in learning traditional Filipino dance? No previous experience necessary. Practice/meetings start in late February. We will perform at the 2020 International Festival in April. If interested, or if you would like more information, please contact Cory Berberian  (408) 205-4940.
Save the Date - Live Oak Book Fair, March 17-20
Elephants, Tigers, and Books, OH MY! Get ready for Scholastics’s “Book Fair Jungle” at Live Oak! Please join us to celebrate the love of reading. With every purchase, Live Oak earns book credits to add books to our library. More information will be coming soon on the Live Oak PTA Website .
Thank You!
Thank you to all the parent volunteers and Live Oak Families for making Father Daughter Dance a success! A special shout out to our DVHS NHS volunteers for their support.
Photos for Yearbook Wanted!
Thank you parents for uploading the photos for yearbook consideration. Please upload to the links provided by your room parents. Photos form field trips, Run for Ed, Special Spirit days on Wednesday, or candid ones at school are welcome.
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.
Community Events
Special Needs Parent Ed event at Golden View February 2020
Let's Talk About Being Differently Abled
February 11, 2020, 7-8:30 PM
Golden View Elementary Multipurpose Room
5025 Canyon Crest Drive San Ramon
 
Have you ever wondered how to approach a conversation with someone differently abled but weren’t sure what language to use or how to be inclusive? Join us on February 11 at 7pm in the Golden View MPR for a panel discussion with parents and educators as we talk about physical and neuro-disabilities. The presentation will include a Q&A. Questions can be asked during the event, submitted ahead of time to the Golden View school office, or emailed to goldenviewpta@gmail.com. This is a free event and all are welcome, including parents and educators. For more information, view the flyer here.