Oct. 17, 2022

Sage News: October 17, 2022

Week of October 17, 2022

Question of the Week
Each week we will send a short Question of the Week survey! This will be a weekly opportunity for Personalized Learning Academy families to provide valuable feedback on Sage Oak events, resources, and activities. We encourage you to look for the question of the week in the Monday Sage News. 

World Changer of the Week
Each week, we will celebrate our 2022-23 school year theme of "Future World Changers" by highlighting a disruptor who broke the mold and helped reshape our world. From inventors, founders, and leaders to local heroes, activists, and entrepreneurs, anyone can be the change.

This week, we’ll highlight Sunisa “Suni” Lee, the first Asian-American all-around Olympic gold medalist in women’s gymnastics. Click here to learn more about her major accomplishments.

Make a Difference Day 
Sage Oak recognizes Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 as Make a Difference Day. Make a Difference Day has been celebrated on the fourth Saturday of October since 1992.

Oakschool Quarter 2 Enrollment
Enrollment for our Oakschool courses for Quarter 2 (November 7th-January 26th) begins tomorrow, October 18th!  

Oakschool provides an amazing array of engaging enrichment and core courses for TK-8th grade students.  

Courses span a nine-week period and course fees are deducted from students' instructional fund accounts. Quarter 2 classes and descriptions can be viewed in the catalog and on the master schedule. Virtual Learning Academy students may enroll in Oakschool classes that take place on Mondays. 

Enrollment forms will be open from Tuesday, October 18th through Friday, October 28th. Please utilize the appropriate form for your student’s program:  PLA FORM / VLA FORM.

Virtual Learning Academy Prospective Parent Webinar
Our next webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19th 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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Field Trips & Events
Get ready for more field trips! We are excited to announce that our second round of field trip sign-ups will take place on Monday, October 24th at 12:00 pm! In the meantime, you can preview upcoming field trips on the website under the “News and Events- Calendar” section. 

Just a reminder, if you plan to purchase tickets using instructional funds, please reach out to your teacher/EA to confirm your student has enough funds in their account PRIOR to purchasing tickets. Want to do a test run?  We suggest you go through the login process and sign-up for our practice field trip called “Trip to the Moon!” this week to make sure your login is working and to troubleshoot any technical difficulties prior to the actual field trip sign-ups on October 24th.  You can find many answers to your questions and tutorials on the field trip FAQ. For additional assistance, contact the events team at events@sageoak.education.

Join Us for Virtual Clubs this Friday
Come join us this Friday, October 21st for some fun clubs with our Virtual Academy teachers!
*Sage Oak teachers will share the Zoom links for security purposes*

3rd-5th Graders Art of Lettering with Inspirational Leaders @ 10 am
Join us each month as we learn about an inspirational leader of the world! We will choose an inspiring quote while using the techniques of hand lettering or cursive!
Supplies Needed: Pen and Paper

6th-8th Graders Art Exploration Club @ 11 am 
Imagine. Draw. Create! Join us as we explore a variety of art techniques and unlock your creativity! 
Supplies Needed: Paper, pencil, and any art supplies you have on hand. 

Sage Stage- ”Tales from a Bicycle Seat” 
Multi-media storyteller, musician, and adventure cyclist George Maurer will present Tales from a Bicycle Seat on the Sage Stage this Friday, October 21st at 9:00 am, a cultural exploration of his epic journeys across the US, Iceland, Patagonia, Sri Lanka, Canada, and Vietnam. 

Touches on diversity, cultural exchange, character education, growth mindset, cultural geography, and more. A short segment on bike safety in every show. The new theme this year is ecology/recycling/sustainability!
Passcode: sagestage
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High School Clubs
Come join the fun with our collection of student-led clubs! From Music to Anime, Astronomy to Gaming, come meet fellow Sage Oak students with shared interests. A few are also open to middle school students! Find descriptions, grade levels, sign-up forms, and more below. 

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Counseling Corner
Internet Safety Workshop
Presented by your Sage Oak Counselors, our Parent Workshop on Internet Safety will educate participants on many internet-related risks, such as online predators and grooming behavior, and discuss how to keep your kids safe online. 


The content shared in our workshop applies to children of all ages. Please join us on Thursday, October 20th at 4:00 pm. You can click here to register for the meeting (and be sent meeting reminders) or here for the direct Zoom link. 

Counseling Classes: Quarter 2 
Quarter-two counseling classes will be starting soon! Does your student struggle to stay organized, initiate tasks, or plan? The Executive Functioning Class covers these topics and more! There will also be classes focused on social emotional learning, where students will learn about Self Management and taking responsibility for one’s behavior and well-being. Both classes start on November 7.  If you have any questions about counseling classes or anything school counseling-related, Ms. Allie and Ms. Coral would love to hear from you! Please complete the counselor request form, and we’ll reach out to you soon. 

College Financial Aid- Parents of High School Students, please click here for the recording of the Financial Aid Presentation given by school counselor, Coral Prendergast.  This informative presentation will help guide you in supporting your student’s financial aid needs and answer any questions you might have! If you need help with navigating college applications or completing the FAFSA please click here to schedule an appointment with Coral. 

Summer School Surveys
As the seasons change, we are reflecting on the incredible learning that took place this summer through our TK-8th grade Summer Branch Out and High School Credit Recovery programs.  In order to continue offering these programs, we need your feedback. 

If your family participated in summer school this year, please take a moment to answer a few questions on this short survey (less than 5 minutes).
TK-8 Summer School Survey
High School Summer School Survey