Nov. 16, 2020

Sage News: Week of November 16, 2020

Week of November 16, 2020

Fall Break
In observance of Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 26th, Sage Oak is closed for fall break November 23rd-27th. This week also coincides with National Family Week.

To learn more about the Thanksgiving holiday and traditions, click the link below:

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Native American Heritage Day - November 27th 
Native American Heritage Day, held annually the Friday after Thanksgiving, encourages Americans of all backgrounds to observe and honor Native Americans through appropriate ceremonies and activities. 

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Sage Oak Spelling Bee
We are excited to announce our first annual Sage Oak Spelling Bee! If your child loves to spell and is interested in a little friendly competition, then consider participating in the spelling bee! We will host a virtual spelling bee in late January or early February. The competition is open to all K-8th grade students and students will compete within their age range.

If your student(s) would like to participate in a Sage Oak spelling bee this year, please fill out our interest survey by Friday, December 4th. One form per student.

Thank you for your interest in this program!

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Sage Oak Letter Drive
Embrace this year’s theme of  “I Can” by participating in Sage Oak’s Letter Drive. Our goal is to send at least 100 letters in each county Sage Oak serves- Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Inyo, Kern, and San Diego. The Sage Oak Letter Drive will start on November 16th and last until December 16th.

How to Participate: 

1. Write a letter of thanks, draw a picture, create a card, or find another creative way to encourage, thank, or share kindness with someone in your community.  It could be to an essential worker, people serving our country, first responders (police, sheriff, firefighters, etc), community helpers, senior citizens, children’s hospitals, or hospital patients, or anyone in your community that may need some words of encouragement!

2. Help us reach our goal by filling out this survey showing us how you participated. After you fill out the survey, consider sharing it with us on social media using #SageOakLetterDrive.

3. Send your letter in the mail or drop it off.  

We will update the Sage Oak community on our progress as you all help us track your letters. Students that send 10 or more letters will receive a personalized Certificate of Kindness!

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Virtual Field Trips
Check out the Sage Oak Website to see all of the exciting virtual field trips and workshops that will be coming up! You can sign up your students on Wednesday, December 2nd - Thursday, December 3rd. If you need any help creating an account or signing up, please contact your teacher/EA.

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Secondary Education 

  • Graduates! If you need a college counseling appointment as you complete your college applications, please sign up here
  • Join us for our High School Webinar Informational webinar of the month on Monday, November 30th at 8:30 am! Sign up here.

November Math Matters
This month, we are diving into modeling with mathematics and using appropriate tools strategically. We emphasize the importance of connecting math to the real world through the mathematical modeling cycle. For practice problems, posters, and other helpful tools, visit our November Math Newsletter.


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