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Weekly Newsletter Nov. 20 – Nov. 24, 2017

Live Oak Weekly News

Nov. 20 – Nov. 24, 2017

Please go to our web site http://liveoak.mhusd.org for any flyers or additional information on the activities listed below.

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NOTE:  Most of the following is NEW INFORMATION from the previous newsletters.  We will resume the more comprehensive version after the break.  Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving.

THANKSGIVING BREAK – NOV. 20-24

Happy Thanksgiving!  There is no school Monday, November 20, thru Friday, November 24.  Classes will resume on Monday, November 27.

POINTSETTIAS FOR SALE – NOW thru NOV. 27

Don’t wait to place your order!  The LO Home and School Club (HSC) is having a Poinsettia Sale.  The HSC raises funds to help pay for staff and classroom needs which will in turn improve your child’s educational experience.   These beautiful, vibrantly red poinsettias are grown in 6 ½” pots and are about 16”-18” tall.  They are perfect to give as gifts or use to decorate for the holiday season.  Ask your friends and family to place orders too!  Cost is $10 per plant or $55 for 6.  Deadline to order is Monday, Nov. 27 (the day we get back from break), delivery at Live Oak will be Wednesday, Nov. 29.  Click here for an individual order form, or here for a ‘multiple orders’ form.  For more information, click here or go to our web site.  Drop off completed forms and payments at the ASB office Monday, 11/27, by 3:30pm.  Questions?  Email Marianne Snook at marianne.snook@gmail.com .

ANTI-BULLYING WEEK, Nov 30-DEC 1

SHOPPING WITH SCRIP GIFT CARDS – ORDERS DUE DEC. 1

The holidays are upon us!  Gift cards can be used to give as gifts, to purchase gifts, or for personal shopping.

What it is:  Purchase gift cards through Live Oak and a 2-13% is donated back to the school.  For example, let’s say you buy a $100 gift card for See’s Candies.  9% of that $100, or $9, will go back to Live Oak. You still have the entire $100 of the gift card to spend or give as a gift.

What businesses participate:  Many merchants participate in this program:  Macy’s, The Disney Store, Big 5, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Target, Staples, iTunes, Home Depot, and many more!  Go to shopwithscrip.com to see what businesses participate in the Scrip program.

How to order:  Set up an account (enrollment code:  52D36A3B48166) and purchase gift cards online or fill out the order form on our web site.  Click here for more information.  Place an order now!  Questions?  Contact Paula at 408-778-3666 or scotneycastle@charter.net .  Thanks for your support!

LO DRAMA GUILD PRESENTS:  A CHRISTMAS CAROL – DEC 1,2, 8, 9, 15, 16

The Live Oak Drama Guild presents an original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday story. From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, A Christmas Carol uses nothing more than some simple props, fresh physicality, and the power of imagination to convey this timeless story of redemption.  Witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long, in this highly theatrical adaptation.  Catch the show at 8pm on all dates except Dec. 9, or at 2pm on Dec. 2, 9, or 16.  Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.  Click here for more information.

SENIOR PICTURE MAKE-UP FOR YEARBOOK ONLY – DEC 5

Lifetouch will be on campus Tuesday, Dec. 5, as make-up day to take photos of seniors for yearbook only, if they have not already had their photo taken.

A TIME FOR GIVING – NOW THRU DEC. 6

The holiday gift giving tree is now up at the ASB office.  We invite students to choose a tag and fulfill the gift request for a needy child.  Return the tag and gift—unwrapped in a gift bag—by December 6.  Thank you!

 

MEETING DATE CORRECTION for ELAC – DEC 11

The next ELAC meeting is on Monday, Dec. 11, not Dec. 4.  All are welcome to attend!

SENIORS:  NOT TOO LATE TO ORDER CAP AND GOWN – DEC 16

Seniors and Senior parents, Herff Jones will continue to take orders for cap and gowns as well as announcements.  Free shipping for all cap/gown/announcement orders mailed to Herff Jones before Dec. 16.  Don’t forget to add 9% sales tax to your order.

HELP NEEDED – STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON – DEC 19

In appreciation for all they do, the Home & School Club will be hosting a luncheon for the Live Oak staff on Tuesday, Dec. 19.  We need your help to make this a special event.  We are asking for gift cards and dessert donations.  Gift cards can be dropped off in the HSC mail box at the LO Front Office up until 8:30am on Dec. 19.  We will have online sign-ups for dessert donations and other help through Sign-Up Genius; look for the link in the next newsletter.

SENIORS:  COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

Don’t wait until the last minute!  With your week off from school, it’s a perfect time to work on those college applications and do research on scholarships.  Be sure to enter the colleges you applied to into Naviance.  Once school resumes, the counseling team is available to assist with completing your applications.  A reminder of deadlines:

  • California Community College: Varies. Some Community Colleges are open now. Please check the Community College for dates and deadlines.
  • California State University (CSU) Deadline: November 30th
  • University of California (UC) Deadline: November 30th
  • Private/ Out of State Universities: Varies. Please check the University website for dates and deadlines
  • Trade Schools: Please check the Trade School website for dates and deadlines.

DEPARTMENT HAPPENINGS

The various departments at Live Oak have been very busy this first quarter.  Read what they’ve all been up to on our web site or by clicking here.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

November:

– 20-24 – Thanksgiving Break, No School
– now thru 27 – Poinsettia Sale
– now thru Dec 6 – Giving Tree in ASB office
– 30 – Dec 1 – Anti-Bullying Week

December:
1 – Scrip Orders due, final before holidays
1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 – A Christmas Carol, LO Theater (See above for times)
5 – Senior picture make-up for yearbook only
16 – Seniors: cap/gown/announcement orders due for free shipping
19 – Staff Appreciation Luncheon