Oct. 24, 2022

Sage News: October 24, 2022

Week of October 24, 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.

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World Changer of the Week

This week, we’ll highlight Michael Jordan who has had a significant impact on the sport of basketball, the fashion industry, and the hearts of many around the world. Click here to learn more about him and for some fun printable activities.

Field Trips & Events
Field trip sign-ups will open today, October 24th at 12 pm! Just a reminder, if your student is in the PLA program and plans 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. Students in the VLA do not require instructional funds for their field trips.  

Have field trip questions? 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.
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Oakschool Quarter 2 Enrollment
Enrollment for our Oakschool courses for Quarter 2 (November 7th-January 26th) is well underway and we have had an excellent response so far!  


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 close this week on Friday, October 28th at 12:00 pm and classes will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please utilize the appropriate form for your student’s program:  PLA FORM / VLA FORM    

We would appreciate all Sage Oak parents taking the time to complete this Oakschool survey at their earliest convenience. This will help us gather feedback from both current and prospective Oakschool families. Thank you! 

Virtual Learning Academy Prospective Parent Webinar
Our next webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26th 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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Join Us for Virtual Clubs this Friday
Come join us this Friday, October 28th for some fun clubs with our Virtual Academy teachers!
*Sage Oak teachers will share the Zoom links for security purposes*

TK-2nd Graders Cooking with Kids @ 11 am 
Create fun food items to share with friends and family. Using only a handful of ingredients, these treats will be easy to make and delicious to eat!
Supplies Needed: pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges, whipped cream, candy corn, clear plastic cup

6th-8th Graders Middle School Recess @ 10 am 
Brain break! (or is it?!) Games and activities for middle school students who are ready to laugh, learn, and hang out while playing some friendly games.
Supplies Needed: a cookie or cracker (about the size of a golf ball), a roll of toilet paper, 25 coins, a piece of paper and a marker, and two balloons.

Sage Stage- Jamie Butterworth 
Join us on the Sage Stage this Friday, October 28th at 9:00 am and meet Sage Oak community provider and art teacher, Jamie Butterworth. She is known for creating beautiful landscapes and abstract art pieces.

She is going to be sharing a few art techniques with us! This will be a creative and inspirational Sage Stage you don’t want to miss! Here are a few supplies you may want to have the following supplies on hand:
  • a black Sharpie or permanent marker
  • watercolors
  • paper that will hold watercolors (watercolor paper or mixed media)
  • paintbrush
  • water
  • paper towel
Passcode: sagestage
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College & Career Connection: Video Game Design
Hey Sage Oak Gamers! Have you ever wished you could spend the entire day on a video game? If so, considering a career as a video game developer might be for you. 

Video game design is a fast-growing college major that combines art and technical work that can help you create a portfolio that will potentially open doors for a career in game development. Working in game development usually involves a diverse team of people and is not one career path, but many different career paths! Click below for more information.
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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 Monday, November 7th. 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 below, and we’ll reach out to you soon. 
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