Dec. 12, 2022

Sage News: December 12, 2022

Week of December 12, 2022
World Changer of the Week

Audie Murphy is known for being one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II. He received every military combat award for valor available from the United States Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism. Click here to learn more about how he helped change the world.

Winter Break Reminder
Sage Oak will be closed Monday, December 19th - Friday, December 30th for Winter Break.

Bill of Rights Day
Bill of Rights Day is recognized on Wednesday, December 15th. Click the link below to learn more.

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We are so excited to offer regional science and engineering fairs for our TK- 8th grade students at our next Sage Oak Socials! We encourage you to complete this Science & Engineering Fair entry form to enter your student in their regional exhibition. The entry form allows you to choose from six Social locations - Redlands area, Fontana area, Calabasas area, Fullerton area, Buena Park area, or Temecula area. You have the choice to attend the location closest to you or connect with your Sage Oak friends and enter in the same exhibition location. This is going to be STEM-tastic!

For more details and resources check out the Sage Oak Science & Engineering Fair Planning Guide

For students seeking additional guidance with their science fair project, sign up for our free TK-8th grade Oakschool class, Getting Ready for the Science & Engineering Fair, which meets on Thursdays at 10 am.

We can’t wait to see what our Future STEM World Changers come up with!

Sage Oak’s Annual Letter Drive
Being a Future World Changer starts here and now! Change starts locally and writing letters of thanks and gratitude to community members is the perfect way to spread love and encourage change. Please join us in making Sage Oak’s Annual Letter Drive another great success! 

The Letter Drive is going strong with currently nearly 30 submissions and will run through Friday, January 6th, 2023. Please check out our Letter Drive informational sheet and complete one survey per letter sent so we can keep track of our student’s selfless acts of kindness. Last year our amazing students sent nearly 80 letters to neighbors, retirement homes, teachers, military personnel, hospitals, police stations, and more. What an impact! Let’s work together to exceed that number this year and spread a little kindness.
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Sage Stage- The TreePeople
Join us on the Sage Stage this Friday, December 16th at 9:00 am and meet the TreePeople. TreePeople’s mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun, and sustainable. 

TreePeople provides students, teachers, and the school community with the knowledge, tools, and support they need to create environmental change. 
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President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)
Thank you to all of our current students who are volunteering and working towards the PVSA (Presidential Volunteer Service Award) this school year. We love seeing the various ways our students are putting Sage Oak’s core value of serving others into practice.

The month of December is a wonderful time to give back to our communities. If you plan to do some volunteering this month but haven’t signed up yet for PVSA, it’s not too late. Any students still interested in this award are encouraged to register as a participant using the below steps. Volunteer hours can be completed up until April 30, 2023
  1. You can view how to register by watching this video instruction or through the .pdf instructions. We look forward to your participation. 
  2. To register, please complete this survey in its entirety.  
  3. After submitting the above survey, you will receive an email from on the next steps.
We would love to have you join in the fun. With winter break just around the corner, students can take advantage of this time of year to serve others in their communities.

Test Prep
Check out this informational flyer and video from one of our amazing Community Providers, Mr. D Math. He highlights the importance of taking the CAASPP test because it helps to build executive functioning skills for students. 

Learning life skills such as defining and achieving goals, stress tolerance, and time management are just a few great abilities to name that can be learned and gained from the experience of testing.
Winter Break:  COVID–19 Tests 

Hello Families,

With winter break around the corner, we know how important it is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the holiday season. We are offering free COVID-19 antigen tests for students. 

If you would like to request a test please complete the following Google form by Friday, December 16, 2022. You can anticipate receiving these tests no later than Thursday, December 22, 2022. It is recommended that the tests be used before returning to regular school activities. 

Also, please remember to submit your results to the State by scanning the QR code on the box which will provide instructions on how to do it. 

Thank you, 
COVID-19 Support Team