Nov. 7, 2022

Sage News: November 7, 2022

Week of November 7, 2022

Question of the Week
Please complete this week's Question of the Week. We value your feedback and look forward to your input on Sage Oak events, resources, and activities. Please continue to keep an eye out for the weekly Question of the Week every Sage News. 

World Changer of the Week

This week, we’ll highlight Deb Haaland, the first Native American Cabinet Secretary. Click here to learn more about her historic influence.

Veterans Day - November 11, 2022
Sage Oak will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
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Election Day
Tuesday, November 8th, 2022, is recognized as Election Day. Election Day for federal offices occurs on the Tuesday following the first Monday of November. Click below for resources.

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Virtual Learning Academy Prospective Parent Webinar
Our next webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9th at 4:00 pm. This webinar is designed for parents to learn more about our Virtual Learning Academy (VLA). Use the link below to register and learn more. Please share with anyone you feel may be interested.

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STEM Club Guest Speaker
The STEM club invites all middle and high school students to hear guest speaker Dr. Amy Mlinar, Senior Scientist at The Planetary Science Institute, who will be giving a presentation on planetary science. This out-of-this-world event will take place via Zoom on Friday, November 18th at 11 am. Please click below to sign up.

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Cultivate & Create Arts Contest
Sage Oak is excited to host our annual Cultivate & Create arts contest! We are looking forward to cultivating our students’ creativity and talents in several different categories this year. Students are encouraged to showcase their talents in the areas of dance, film, music, photography, and visual arts.

This year’s theme, “World Changers” encourages students to explore their passions and dreams and imagine the incredible ways that they can positively impact their family, school, community, and the world! Winners will be chosen based on the interpretation of the theme, creativity, and artistic technique. Click the link below for specific contest details and a link to upload your entry. All entries must be received by Friday, November 18th.   
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January Science & Engineering Fair Socials
Exciting news! Our January Socials will include regional science and engineering fairs for our TK-8th grade students. You can look forward to science fair presentations, STEM activities, science-based vendors, and connecting with teachers and other Sage Oak students. 

First and second place TK-8th grade regional winners will advance to the school-wide Science & Engineering Fair on Friday, February 24th in Rancho Cucamonga. High school participants will not participate in regional competitions and will complete the entry form in order to participate in the school-wide fair only. The expectation is that TK-8th grade students who enter a regional competition will commit to participating in the school-wide competition if they earn first or second place. Check out the Sage Oak Science & Engineering Fair Planning Guide and click below for the Science & Engineering Fair entry form. All entry forms for TK-12th graders must be submitted no later than Friday, December 16th. We can’t wait to see what our Future STEM World Changers come up with!
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No Sage Stage This Week
This week, the curtain will be closed on Sage Stage and we take the day to honor those who have served. We encourage students to use this day to spotlight a hero in their family or community! 

Counseling Classes: Quarter 2
Parent Webinar:  Thursday, November 17 at 4:00 pm
Does your child experience feelings of stress or anxiety? It’s normal to feel anxious but when feelings become all-consuming or disruptive to everyday routines, it can feel upsetting or even debilitating.

 

This workshop will focus on helping your child break free from feelings of anxiety. You will learn what anxiety looks and feels like and reflect on your thoughts, behaviors, and parenting practices. We will discuss ready-to-apply strategies and long-term techniques to support your children in coping with their anxiety. Additionally, we'll discuss when and how to collaborate with your school counselors and seek additional support for your child. Click here to join and/or here to register and receive event reminders. 

New Counseling Classes & Groups
We will be starting our new classes and groups soon, and we hope you join us:

Social-Emotional Learning Class: Self Management: Grades TK-8, starting November 14th
Academic Support Class: Executive Functioning: Grades 3-8, starting November 14th
Grit & Motivation Small Group: Grades TK-2 & 3-5, starting November 29th
Self Confidence Small Group:  Grades TK-2 & 3-5,  starting November 29th
Middle School Empowerment: Grades 6-8,  starting November 29th  

Check out our counseling website for more information about our counseling program, including social-emotional, academic, and college/ career resources for students and parents.

President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)
Are any of your students still looking for ways to serve this year? We are excited to give our students opportunities to become World Changers! 

Sage Oak continues to partner with the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). You can learn more about PVSA by visiting this link.  
This year our PVSA award timeframe will run from May 1st, 2022 until April 30th, 2023. Students can record hours they have already completed since May 1, 2022, in addition to any hours they will earn from this point on.  
Students have the opportunity to earn the following awards: 



Any students interested in these awards are encouraged to register as a participant using the below steps.
  1. Please complete this survey in its entirety.  
  2. After submitting the above survey, you will receive an email from sageserves@sageoak.education on the next steps.

Families can view how to register through this video instruction or through the PDF instructions. We look forward to another great year of seeing our students serve!