Feb. 3, 2020

Sage News: Week of February 3, 2020

Sage News: Week of February 3, 2020

School Choice Week Contest
Congratulations to our School Choice Week essay contest winners! Thank you for sharing with us why you love Sage Oak. We enjoyed reading all of the submissions and hearing about how Sage Oak positively impacts your learning experience!

Contest Winners
TK-2nd: Sofia Bajarin
5th-6th: Natasha Lee
7th-8th: Gabriella Warkentin
12th: Lilith Christopher

Click on the student winner's
name to read their essay!
Participants - Thank You!
Justice Chavez
Violet Salvo
Diego Salvo
Aubrianna Crutchfield
Ethan Dy
Laney Heim
Renee Sandberg
Natalie LoGuercio
Hannah LoGuercio
Taylor LoGuercio
Ixchel Chavez
Audrey Chavez

9th-12th Grade Cultivate and Create Winner
We continue to highlight our winners of the Sage Oak Cultivate and Create event for 9th-12th grade. This week we showcase the visual work of Talitha Dermovsesian. She took a unique approach in creating an animation of her visual piece titled "Healing the Community Through One Brush Stroke at a Time."

Talitha comments, “In this drawing, I decided to touch on topics such as the restoration of forests, global warming impacted by poor air quality, and the major problem of litter. Using artwork to create an awareness of these current issues will create the ability to create change. Being able to heal my community through art, even if it starts with just one individual, is powerful.” Thank you for your inspiration, Talitha!

Click the link below to view Talitha's submission:

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National School Counseling Week
February 3-7, 2020 is National School Counseling Week. Allie Whalen, Sage Oak school counselor, is introducing the title of the week, “School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans." What a perfect fit for our school and her vision! Allie is here to help your students manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills.

New in February:

  • Office Hours most Fridays from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. If you would like to schedule an appointment during this time, please complete this survey and Allie will contact you with call-in information.
  • Allie will be starting a 5-week counseling group addressing the topic of stress & anxiety for elementary and middle school students. This is the perfect topic leading into this spring's testing season. If your child is interested in attending her online group counseling sessions, please fill out this interest survey.
  • If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out at awhalen@sageoak.education.
We hope you will join us for Sage Oak’s annual STEM Day tomorrow! There will be fun and educational STEM activities for students and parents, including coding with Ozobots, engineering Lego marble mazes, dry ice experiments, a paper airplane challenge, and much more!

 Additionally, we have some incredible prizes, such as science kits, iFLY flight packages, books, science curriculum, and more, that will be raffled off at the end of the day. All families are welcome to attend.

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Math Matters
The year 2020 is off to a fabulous start and we are excited for you to read our Math Matters newsletter for February, focusing on some great strategies that involve the creation and use of a multiplication table. We cover some awesome instructional strategies and new resources you won’t want to miss!

Click the button below to read our newsletter:

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Newly Approved Vendors
We are excited to introduce to you the newest community vendors to join our Sage Oak family.  

Check out this spreadsheet for a complete list and see what they have to offer our students by clicking the button below:

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Your Guide to College Financial Aid Webinar
We invite you to join Traci King and the Secondary Education Department tomorrow, February 4th,  at 4:00 PM for our next webinar in our college readiness series!

This session offers an introductory lesson on college financial aid literacy, including scholarship options, institutional aid, and the FAFSA. Knowledgeable panelists will share common terms, definitions, and resources aimed at helping viewers understand ways to pay for college. They will also help students and parents navigate the financial aid award package, with a special focus on the first-year award.

Click the button below to sign up:

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Reminder: Test Prep Course hosted by Melissa Webb 
If you have not yet signed up for Melissa Webb’s free 7-week online Test Prep webinar course there is still time! The first webinar will be a parent informational overview on Monday, February 10 that you will not want to miss! 

For more information, please click here. To sign up for the webinar, click the button below:

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