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April 17th - April 23rd, 2017 

  • Welcome back from Spring Break!
  • Board of Directors Meeting THIS WEDNESDAY, all are welcome to attend.
Start Time for 2017-18 School Year
Stacy Emory, CLC Director 

Now that the plan for next year is solidifying around our facilities situation, I wanted to confirm a few things about our schedule.

As you (hopefully) are all aware by now, it is almost certain that the District is going to delay the opening of the Mariposa School on this campus until fall of 2018. 

While not all the Mariposa students will be on campus, the program will still proceed to build and grow. Because only the the Mariposa fifth graders will be on campus, they will be adhering to the TL schedule for next year. TL made a slight adjustment to their time (delaying their start by 5 minutes) so they could have a reasonable zero period. This allows us to push our start time five minutes later than originally proposed.

CLC Schedule:
  • Start Time:  8:15 AM
  • Dismissal: 2:50 PM
  • Kinder dismissal: 12:00 noon
  • Minimum Day Dismissal: 12:35 (K-8th)

TL/Mariposa Schedule:
  • Start Time: 8:32 AM
  • Dismissal: 3:07 PM (M, Tu, Th, Fri)
  • Minimum Day dismissal:  1:20 PM (W)

Finally, we are still in the decision-making stage about shifting our minimum day from Wednesday to another day. I will summarize and present the pros and cons from the feedback you all have provided at CLC’s BOD meeting this Wednesday. 

3 Reasons Why Joining the Governance Council / Board of Directors Could be Right for You

As the newest member of the SCCLC Board of Directors, I was asked to share my experience during this first year, and encourage community members to consider joining the Board during their time at our school. With the next election for Parent Directors in May, here are three reasons why it could be right for you:
  • 1. Gain a deeper understanding of the funding challenges facing our school, and provide strong financial governance. The first thing I heard during my initiation was that our primary role as board members is to ensure the financial viability of our school. After ten months on the board, I now have a much greater appreciation for the variables affecting that viability. Whether it involves ensuring we maximize incoming state funds (e.g., ADA or the dollar amount we receive from the state for each day a student attends class,) investigating innovative ways to compensate Staff or debating the cash reserve the school should hold in the event of unforeseen expenses (e.g., State funding lapses,) the school budget rightfully receives much of the Board’s attention.

  • 2. Help implement the school’s strategic plan. SCCLC went through a strategic planning process during the 2015-16 school year. Over the past year, the Board worked closely with Administration, Staff and other parent-led groups to implement this strategy. Over the next few years, Board Members will continue to play an important role in ensuring the strategy and ethos of our community are reflected in the school’s daily actions, continuously improving our children’s learning experiences.
  • 3. Provide a parent’s perspective on the Board: The Board is comprised of several member types, each bringing a different perspective. As a Parent Director, we blend our children’s needs and experiences with that of the SCCLC community, and become advocates for the stability and advancement of the school in serving each learner.
Finally, one thing I sincerely appreciated over the past year is the commitment and passion demonstrated by each of my fellow board members. Should you share a similar sentiment, I encourage you to attend an upcoming meeting, or speak with a board member. Our next meeting is on Wednesday, April 19th at 7:30pm in the Library. I hope to see you there!  
Please contact Melissa May, Volunteer Coordinator, for interest in ANY of the following open positions:

Seminars Help:​​​​​​​
3/4 Seminars: Substitute needed for the Thursday, April 20th 3/4 Ukulele seminar. Ukulele experience is great but not necessary. The seminar runs from 8:40 to 10:15. 

2nd Grade Seminars: One of the leaders for the cardboard building seminar will be out Friday, April 21.  We need an assistant from 8:35 to 10:30 so kids have enough help to bring their brilliant designs to fruition. NO MORE CARDBOARD NEEDED! 

Staff Appreciation Volunteers:
Volunteers needed for Staff Appreciation Assembly Wednesday, April 26th​​​​​​​
  • Set up 8:30am-11am. Help set up chairs and items for the assembly.
  • Chaperone learners during the assembly - 11:00am-12:30pm.  We need a few people who can monitor the learners and assist them with any needs so that the staff can enjoy the assembly.
  • Clean up 12:30pm-1pm.

Photographers: We are looking for 4 photographers to take pictures of the grads before, during and after the graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 14th from 3:30 -6:30. This will let the graduates' families have more time to just enjoy the ceremony and the moment.

Campus maintenance: 
  • We are looking for a volunteer to help clean up the hallways on campus. There are a lot of leaves that need to be blown or raked. Especially near the 5-8 classrooms.
  • The students have been busy cleaning up the Charter garden but there is still some Stinging Nettle that needs to be removed along the garden edge. If you can help, please contact Elysha.

Hometown Days Parade:
Seeking a "2nd in command" to help Stephanie Smith with the Hometown Days Parade, and to take over the job of representing our school when the current lead graduates out next year. It's a fun, pretty easy job. This year the Hometown Days Parade is Saturday, May 20th and Charter will be marching at 10:00 am.

SCEF Event Help:
SCEF’s "Bash at the Canyon" event will be held on April 22nd at Devils Canyon featuring the band Tainted Love. If you would like to volunteer for one hour or all night long, we have a job for you! Volunteer sign up here.
  • Learn more about this event in the SCEF section below and here.
Quinta Ekong, CLC Office Manager
Gwynne Rinker, CLC Data & Operations

We are adding a new section to the Newsletter! Everyone needs a little more Quinta & Gwynne in their week...

Important: Recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr.

The FDA has announced a recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. Our Health Officer has reviewed all of the EpiPens that are stored in the school office and notified parents of affected lot numbers. 

If your learner has an EpiPen that is kept outside of the school office, it is your responsibility to check to make sure it has not been recalled. 
Please click here for complete information about the lot numbers affected in this recall.
Fiona Wainwright, Educare Director

Spring Enrichments begin THIS WEEK. It's not too late to sign up! 

Registration Links:
Emma Moore, SCCLC Library & Media Specialist

Now I want your books. Way back in November, I put out a call for book donations with the request that people hold onto them until the Spring. It's that time. Please drop books that meet the following standards at the curb across from morning drop-off. A large "DONATE BOOKS HERE" sign is posted. Hardback and paperback books will be gratefully added to the library collection and classroom libraries. 

Please DONATE BOOKS that are:
  • gently used
  • suitable for a K-8 audience
  • hardback or paperback fiction
  • hardback or paperback nonfiction

Please DONATE BOOKS that:
  • do not have licensed characters (e.g. Star Wars, Disney, etc.)
  • are not spiral bound
  • are not board books
  • are not activity or workbooks
  • are not adult books

Thank you. Please contact me if you have any questions about donating books or want to bring books in before spring.
Marie Stein, Yearbook Team Lead

It's time to order your 2016 - 2017 CLC Yearbook!   

The price is $25.00/book. Go to this link and click on "yearbook" to order. 

The CLC yearbook is a full-color, 128 page treasure trove of priceless memories of the 2016-2017 year at CLC.  Class Portraits, class candids and milestones, special 8th grade pages, tons of school events.  Your kids are going to LOVE it. We've seen the previews... it looks fantastic!

We are not able to have extra yearbooks available for sale in June as that would require the school to front the cost. So, if your learner wants a yearbook ORDER TODAY.  Yearbooks will be delivered in early June.

To view the list of families who have purchased their yearbook, as of 4/6/17 click here.

Christine Levenson, Parent Education Liaison

Upcoming Children's Health Council events for parents:

Executive Functions: What They Are and How to Support Them

April 26, 2017 
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Studies show that Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a critical factor to success, even more so than academics. SEL and Executive Functioning go hand in hand. Together they represent the missing puzzle piece for education. Learn more about these important areas and how they relate to success in home, school and life. Vivien Keil, PhD and Vanessa Fasoli, ACC will present this class.

Don't Miss: The acclaimed documentary SCREENAGERS will be shown

April 20, 7-8:30pm

Sequoia High School, Carrington Hall
1201 Brewster Ave, Redwood City


Find the latest news on our campus construction here!
Thank you to the following (and don't forget to check the rolling marquee on the SCCLC web page for additional thank you's!): 

  • Thanks to the parents and middle school learners for devoting their Friday lunches to planning what should prove to be a staff appreciation assembly for the memory books.
  • Quinta for slacking on changing the white board easel for 3 days this week so Karrie's b-day was extra long;)
  • Deep gratitude and appreciation for Akash Bijlani for the amount of time, care, and energy that he has put into researching and implementing our school lunch program. He has gone above and beyond in collecting parent and learner feedback about the lunch vendor this year. He has been hard at work analyzing the two vendors and finalizing his feedback and recommendation. Thank you, Akash for making this possible!
  • The office would like to thank Jessica Rosenberg for leaping into her new Health Officer role with both feet!   Her support and expertise has been deeply appreciated as we forge a new path through the year.


Visit the SCEF Website to learn more and donate 

Thank you to all who purchased Bash at the Canyon tickets.  The event is SOLD OUT!
Even if you are not attending the Bash, you can still be part of the fun!

1)  *New*-ONLINE AUCTION OPEN TO EVERYONE!  April 19th - 27th.  
Get your tickets to popular parent parties, summer getaways, event and sport tickets and more!   Click here for more information.

For $50 you get the chance to win two (2) FRONT ROW Loge tickets (face value is $500 each) to see HAMILTON on July 29, 2017 at 8pm and a one-night stay at the San Francisco Marriott.  Winner will be drawn a the SCEF Music in the Park concert on May 19, 2017.   For more information click here. To purchase a ticket, send an email here.  

Your donation makes a difference every day, for every child, in every classroom.  We are over 60% to our goal of $2.5 million.  Every donation counts! Go here to donate today.  Thank you!

San Carlos Community Information

Comedy Class for Ages 10-14

Create funny scenes with no script, but lots of imagination and teamwork in the spring class MAKE 'EM LAUGH, with San Carlos Children's Theater. Using the basics of improvisation and slapstick, students quickly learn how to think creatively on their feet, play off what other characters are saying, and make the audience laugh. It’s six weeks of wacky fun! Final class features an improv performance for friends and family. Class starts April 17. Late sign ups OK.  $169  Info:

Fairy Tale Acting Class

Imaginations soar as students ages 8-13 create their own version of Hansel and Gretel by adding fun plot twists, settings (the beach?) and new characters. Working as a team, actors write and perform a one-of-a-kind script blending in movement and music along the way. During final two classes, students perform their fractured fairy tale locally. They’ll never forget the thrill of performing a theater piece they created! 8 Friday classes  4/21-6/9. Get Details:

Have a great week!
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