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Make Up Picture Day - September 20
Make up picture day is on Friday September 20th. Please sign-up below for as many volunteer slots as your schedule allows. Only SRVUSD-cleared volunteers may volunteer on campus.
Breakfast Book Club Volunteer Meeting - September 13
Our children have a wonderful opportunity to participate in Breakfast Book Club. However, volunteers required. Please join us for a volunteer meeting on Friday, September 13 at 8:15 am in the Teacher Lounge. Student participation will be based on the number of parent volunteers we have per grade level.
Volunteers Must Complete/Update Their Volunteer Applications
Complete or update your SRVUSD Volunteer Management System Status to participate in on campus activities -- your volunteer clearance needs to be complete and up to date.
Auction Parking Spots are RESERVED for Auction Winners ONLY. Please do not park in the RESERVED parking spots that are clearly marked with specific family names. These are reserved for our Auction winners only. If you are interested in having one of these spots for your family, please save the date and plan to attend our Annual Gala on March 7th. You'll have a chance to bid for a great cause and maybe have your family name there next year!


UPCOMING DATES TO NOTE:
September 11, 7:25am
Run Club at Tiffany Roberts

September 13, 8:15am
Breakfast Book Club Volunteer Interest Meeting

September 18, 8:15-9am
Coffee With the Principal

September 18, 7-8pm
Homework Battle Parent Ed

September 19, 2:35-3:15pm
Student Council Meeting

September 19, 6pm
Coffee with the Principal followed by CAASPP Presentation at 6:30pm

September 19 7pm
PTA Meeting

September 20
Make-Up Photo Day

October 1
Yearbook Prices go Up

October 1
Minimum Day

October 4
No School - Staff Development

October 7-11
Conference Week (Minimum Days)

October 7-11
Book Fair

October 11, 4pm
Reflections Entries Due to Live Oak office

October 12
Run for Education Health & Wellness Fair, Mini Run and Friendship Run

October 13
SRVEF Run for Ed

October 26
Harvest Festival

October 31
Halloween-Minimum Day

November 1
No School - Staff Development Day
Live Oak PTA
Save the Date - Fundraising Day
at Zachary's in San Ramon - October 15
Eat at Zachary's on October 15th and 15% of your pre-tax bill will be donated to Live Oak Elementary School PTA! (See flyer in your child’s Thursday folder)

Help us raise funds for events such as the Harvest Festival, International Festival, Father-Daughter Dance and Mother-Son Bowling as a way to bring the Live Oak Community together!
Run for Education - Register Today!
New courses, new expo location, new parking, new medals!  Don’t miss out on the 36th Annual Run for Education on Sunday, October 13th. The 10K run starts at Charlotte Wood Middle School at 8am and the 5K starts at 8:30am on Camino Ramon, near BR 2700, adjacent to City Center.  Both courses are all new and both finish at BR 2700, next to City Center! 
 
The Run for Education includes events for the youngest runners ages 2-6, The Mini-Run! And our newest event is the Friendship Run, for students with special needs and their supporters. These events take place on Saturday, October 12th during our Health & Wellness Expo at BR 2700, adjacent to City Center. School groups, bands, choirs and mascots are invited to sign up to support the events on Saturday and Sunday.
 
The Run for Education, as part of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, supports the education of all students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. 
 
Don’t want to run? No problem! Become a volunteer or a Virtual Runner and still support your school! See all the details and register or sign up at www.srvef.org/the-run
Auction for Education
The Auction for Education is Gearing Up! The Rotary Club of San Ramon is once again organizing the Auction for Education to benefit public education in our valley. Please mark your calendars! The auction will open November 1st at 10am and close November 9th at 10pm.

Questions? Contact Don Bierman.
Save the Date - Book Fair October 7-11
Get ready for Scholastic’s “Arctic Adventure” Book Fair at Live Oak! Please join us to celebrate the love of reading. With every purchase, Live Oak Elementary earns book credits to add books to our library. More information will be coming soon on the Live Oak PTA website.
Run Club This Week
Run Club will be tomorrow, September 11, at 7:25am at Tiffany Roberts Turf Field. Parents must be present. Be sure to check the Live Oak PTA Run Club page and Facebook page for any cancellations or updates. Run Club will be canceled due to inclement weather. Never drop your children off - always accompany them.
Live Oak Yearbooks - Discount Ends Soon
Live Oak Yearbooks are a wonderful keepsake for students and families.Order them before the prices go up in September. You can place your order online or via check addressed to Live Oak PTA at the front office.
Reflection Arts Program - Entries Due October 11
Look Within is the 2019-20 Reflections Theme! Join us on the Reflections
Adventure of the Soul as we all "Look Within". Summer is a PERFECT time to get started -- reflect, create, explore through the Reflections Art Program. For more information on the general rules, visit the SRV Council of PTAs site. Submissions are due to Live Oak October 11.

Encourage your students to participate and hand out some art materials, camera, bundled up energy and tell them "What does 'Look Within' mean to you?"
SCAN or CLIP, COLLECT and EARN!
Box Tops Have Gone Digital
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!

We will continue to accept clipped Boxtops as long as they are not expired. Please keep clipping, saving, and turning in boxtops to teachers by by our first turn-in date October 18. You can ‘double dip’ during the packaging transition by clipping the physical Box Tops AND scanning your receipt with those participating items!
Label It - Don't Lost it!
Mabel's Labels - For Everything Your Child Takes Out of the House
Live Oak PTA has partnered once again with Mabel's Labels to help your child stay organized and keep their stuff out of Lost & Found! Every year, Live Oak donates hundreds of items of clothing, water bottles, backpacks, lunch boxes and other items that are left around lost & found and cannot be reunited with their owner. Mabel's Label's are a great option to mark your child's belongings. And, besides saving time and money dealing with lost items -- you benefit Live Oak! 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.
Avoid Lost & Found
Community News
The Homework Battle: Strategies to Help Families Get Homework Done Without the Nightly Warzone - September 18
You are invited to participate in a panel discussion with a middle school principal, district administrators, school psychologists, and special education teachers to discuss what can be a challenging partnership for parents to navigate. The event will take place Wednesday September 18, from 7-8pm at Gale Ranch Middle School MPR. The panel will discuss:
 
  1. What is the Official Homework Policy and how to know if it needs to be modified for your student.
  2. Strategies to help build a homework routine that works for your family.
  3. How to Initiate Effective Communication with your child’s teachers.

Please submit your homework questions/problem for our panel to discuss using this Google Form.