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Weekly Newsletter – May 20-24

Live Oak Weekly News

May 20-24, 2019

Go to http://liveoak.mhusd.org for any flyers or additional information on the activities listed below.

A NOTE TO OUR READERS:  Anything new since the last newsletter (sent May 13th) has a headline that starts with asterisks (**).

MAY 27 – MEMORIAL DAY, NO CLASSES

There will be no classes on Monday, May 27, Memorial Day.  Classes will resume Tuesday, May 28.

MAY 29 THRU JUNE 7 – FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

The seniors take their final exams on different days from grades 9 thru 11.  Release times vary during the last week of school.  Click here for the complete schedule.

** SENIOR SPIRIT WEEK

Let’s celebrate our seniors by showing our spirit this week with the following themes:

Monday – College Gear Day

Tuesday –Greek Day

Wednesday – Hawaiian Day

Thursday – Senior Citizens Day

Friday – Camo Day

There will be activities organized by ASB every day.

** NOTE FROM THE ASB AND LIBRARY OFFICES:  CASH ONLY PLEASE

Cash only please when making payments to the ASB and Library offices.  Note:  The Grad Night Committee is still accepting checks to pay for preferred parking and Grad Night tickets.

** PRESENTATION FROM CLASS OF 2020 COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT

If you missed the College Information night for LO juniors, you can view the presentation on our web site.  Click here for the presentation in English, or click here for Spanish.

** PARENTS OF JUNIORS – RAISE MONEY FOR CLASS OF 2020 GRAD NIGHT

If you have a student that will be a senior next year, this is your opportunity to help raise funds for the Class of 2020 LO Safe & Sober Grad Night! The Class of 2020 (parents and students) usually work the general parking area on graduation day, this year it’s June 7.  Any money raised is put towards next year’s Grad Night.   If you can volunteer to help, please text/call Piper Dietz at 408-843-7909 or email logradnight@yahoo.com .

PAINT NITE FUNDRAISER – REGISTER NOW! (TO BE HELD MAY 29)

There are several tickets left for this event!  The LO Safe & Sober Grad Night Committee is hosting a Paint Nite fundraiser at the Running Shop and Hops (17500 Depot Street, Suite 100, MH) from 6:30 to 8:30pm on Wednesday, May 29.  Click here to register!  Bring your dinner, have a drink, and enjoy a night of painting with friends!  A portion of the fee collected will be donated to Grad Night.  Thanks for your support!

** SENIORS:  ATTEND GRAD NIGHT!

If you’ve already signed up for Grad Night, please be sure you’ve paid the $120 fee and turned in a signed permission form (both your signature and your parent’s).  And if you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late, don’t miss out! There’ll be a lot of activities, games, food, movies, and so much more! Celebrate with your friends and create lifetime memories. Permission forms can be picked up at the ASB office.  Remember, if you sold more than 12 tickets during Senior Raffle, you can bring a friend for free for every additional 12 tickets you sold. Cost remains at $120.  Questions?  Call/Text Piper Dietz at 408-843-7909 or email logradnight@yahoo.com .

** GRADUATION PARKING: JUNE 7

General Parking:  General Parking in the Student and Staff lots, including handicapped spaces, is $5 per parking space.  First come, first served.  Pay at the time you arrive for graduation.  Cash only please.

Preferred Parking:  Preferred Parking is in the Student Parking Lot closest to the football field, where graduation will take place.  These spaces are $25 per parking space.  Limited space available, first come first served!  Order forms are on our web site or in the ASB office.  Order form and payment must be turned in before June 6 to reserve your Preferred Parking space.  Forms and payments (checks payable to LOSSGN) can be dropped off in the GRAD NIGHT BOX at the ASB office.

Disabled Parking:  Several parking spaces will be reserved as disabled parking (within General Parking $5, and within Preferred Parking $25) for those with the proper placard.  First come, first served.  Golf cart shuttle will be available for guests that park in these slots.  Order form and payment for a disabled space in Preferred Parking must be received before June 7th.

** LIVE OAK SAFE & SOBER GRAD NIGHT – THE NIGHT IS NEAR, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

We are down to 13 days of school left!  Setup for Grad Night begins this Saturday, May 25, at 10am.  The more help we have, the sooner we can get things done!!  We are looking for help with some heavy lifting on Saturday at 10am.  We need pick-up trucks, trailers, or SUVs to move things from the storage containers to the gym.  Please sign up on the VOLUNTEERS link below; you can also call/text Piper Dietz at 408-843-7909 or email logradnight@yahoo.com. We also still need people to work the night of the event!  Parents of all grade levels are welcome to volunteer.  Sign up your visiting family members to work the event with you!  You can sign up through the following links.  We appreciate your donations and your time! 

Donationshttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544aeaf2ca7fd0-grad3

Volunteershttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544aeaf2ca7fd0-safe3

Fundinghttps://www.gofundme.com/q483f3-safe-amp-sober-grad-night-2019 

NOTE:  You can also donate by cash, check (made payable to LOSSGN), or credit card to help fund event or allow us to purchase gift cards for the raffle:  Cash and checks can be dropped off at the LO Front Office or ASB Office.  To donate by credit card, click here for the QR code.

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE FIELD TRIP

The Live Oak AP Computer Science class too a field trip to Google.  Highlights included a presentation from one of the Googlers on how to interview for a job at Google – how to prepare and what they’re looking for – and free lunch at one of the famous Google cafeterias.  Click here to view photos of the field trip.

NOW THRU JUNE 1 – CECELIA’S CLOSET & FOOD PANTRY

Cecelia’s Closet & Food Pantry is collecting new and gently used clothing as well as NEW underwear and socks, for elementary and middle school children in our community as part of our annual Back to School event.  Collection sites will be located at various MHUSD schools May 1 thru June 1.  Collection will continue through the summer.  Contact Robin Guevara for more information at 408-310-2240 or robin2girls@gmail.com.

MAY 21 – STAND UP FOR SPORTS EVENT COMMITTEE MEETING

3rd Annual Stand up for Sports Event Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, May 21st, 7pm in the library.  Please join us and find out all about this great event!  We will discuss all positions’ roles and responsibilities.

MAY 21 – BAND BOOSTERS MEETING

The Band Boosters have their next meeting this Tuesday, May 21, from 8pm-9pm in the Band room.  All are welcome.

MAY 21 – CANCELLED: POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL GAME

Due to lack of interest, the Powder Puff football game has been cancelled.

MAY 22 – ATHLETIC AWARDS NIGHT, 7PM

This year’s Athletic Awards Night will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at 7pm.

MAY 23 – SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT

Senior Awards Night will bel held on Thursday, May 23, at 7pm in the big gym.  Senior students are asked to check in by 6:30pm. 

MAY 23, 28, 30 – LEMONADE AND LEARN

In preparation for final exams, we will have Lemonade and Learn sessions after school in the library.  Staff will be available to help students in all subjects.

** MAY 24 – DEADLINE TO REGISTER: MEXICAN HERITAGE SUMMER PROGRAM

  • Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Institute of Mexicans Abroad, is sponsoring a fully-funded 5-week summer cultural immersion and volunteer program from July 8 – August 10, 2019 in Mexico for students of Mexican heritage living in California. The program is intended to strengthen ties between students and their communities/states of origin in Mexico.
  • Students will have a chance to travel to one of seven states to engage in a variety of educational activities, cultural and environmental site visits, and placement in community-based volunteer projects. Housing is shared in homestays and optional language training is available. All activities, housing and board, insurance, and local expenses will be covered by the program; students are responsible for roundtrip airfare to Mexico City, and any personal expenses while abroad.  A limited amount of funds is available through the program to assist students with airfare, on a need-basis.
  • Deadline to apply is Friday, May 24, 2019Click here for full program details and application form (or click here for Spanish).  Applicants must be between the ages of 18-30, and enrolled in high school, college, or graduate school (or recent graduate). Applications are to be submitted via email, postal mail, or in person to the nearest Mexican Consulate.
  • Questions? Please contact the Consul for Community Affairs:  imesac@sre.gob.mx, 916-329-3542, 2093 Arena Blvd, Sacramento, CA  95834.

** JUNE 4 – SENIORS:  PANORAMIC PHOTO

The Senior Panoramic Photo will be taken on Tuesday, June 4, 9am.  Don’t miss it!  This is a great keepsake photo with all your fellow seniors.  Order forms are available at the ASB office.

VOLUNTEERS FOR SPRING STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON (TO BE HELD JUNE 4)

The LO Home & School Club (HSC) will be hosting the Spring Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, June 4, at Guglielmo Winery.  They are looking for volunteers to help set up and clean up, as well as donate gift cards and desserts.  Please click here to enter your name where you can help.  Thank you!

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED

Students, The Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras is still in need of student volunteers. You can even volunteer for a school club or organization and can also receive civics points.  To sign up, please pick up a Volunteer Form at the ASB office ASAP.

LOOKING FOR CERTIFIED LIFEGUARDS

The Live Oak Sports Camp is looking for certified lifeguards to work this summer.  If you are interested and are a certified lifeguard, please contact Coach Cummins.

2019 LIVE OAK SPORTS CAMPS

Registration forms are now available.  2019 will be our 33rd year in providing a quality summer camp program for the community of Morgan Hill and beyond.  Live Oak High School has an outstanding tradition of producing quality student-athletes throughout the years. Many outstanding Live Oak coaches will participate along with many excellent student-athletes that will double as coaches and counselors.  This year there will be 3 All-Sports camps, and specialty instructional mini camps in baseball, softball, cheer, field hockey, boys’ basketball, dance, diving, volleyball, girls’ basketball, track, indoor soccer, water polo and tennis.  Click here for more information.  Questions?  Contact camp coordinator Mark Cummins at liveoaksportscamps@yahoo.com .

LIVE OAK SAFE & SOBER GRAD NIGHT – THE NIGHT IS NEAR, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

We are down to 13 days of school left!  Setup for Grad Night begins this Saturday, May 25, at 10am.  The more help we have, the sooner we can get things done!!  We are looking for help with some heavy lifting on Saturday at 10am.  We need pick-up trucks, trailers, or SUVs to move things from the storage containers to the gym.  Please sign up on the VOLUNTEERS link below; you can also call/text Piper Dietz at 408-843-7909 or email logradnight@yahoo.com. We also still need people to work the night of the event!  Parents of all grade levels are welcome to volunteer.  Sign up your visiting family members to work the event with you!  You can sign up through the following links.  We appreciate your donations and your time! 

Donationshttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544aeaf2ca7fd0-grad3

Volunteershttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544aeaf2ca7fd0-safe3

Fundinghttps://www.gofundme.com/q483f3-safe-amp-sober-grad-night-2019 

NOTE:  You can also donate by cash, check (made payable to LOSSGN), or credit card to help fund event or allow us to purchase gift cards for the raffle:  Cash and checks can be dropped off at the LO Front Office or ASB Office.  To donate by credit card, click here for the QR code.

** NEWS FOR SENIORS AND THEIR PARENTS

PARENTS:  Click here to view the Class of 2019 pamphlet that contains important dates, information on senior activities, and expectations of seniors.  Click here for Finals Schedule and Summary of Activities.

Grad Night Web Site – https://liveoakgradnight.com/

– Grad Night Fundraising – https://www.gofundme.com/q483f3-safe-amp-sober-grad-night-2019

– Preferred Parking on Graduation Day – Passes are on sale for $25 a space. Click here for the form; turn in both form and payment (checks payable to LOSSGN) to the ASB Office.  Preferred parking is located in the Student Parking Lot and includes spaces in front of the tennis courts and extend to the football field.  First come, first served!  NOTE:  Preferred Parking will have spots reserved as disabled parking for those with the proper DMV tags, $25 per parking space.  A golf cart will be available to shuttle guests that park in these slots.  Disabled parking will also be available in the Staff Parking Lot, however they ARE NOT ‘Preferred Parking’, therefore open to the general public. 

May 23 Senior Awards Night, 7pm, LO big gym – Senior students are asked to check in by 6:30pm.

May 28 Yearbook Distribution (seniors only) 3:15pm – Pick up in Rm 602 [Student ID Required]

May 31 Universal Studios Hollywood Trip –Busses leave LO May 31 at 8am and return to LO June 1 at 9am.  See Pam in the ASB office if you have any questions.  Click here for the flyerNOTE:  This is a regular school day for seniors not attending.

June 3 Senior Panoramic Photo – Order forms are available in ASB Office.

June 4 Chromebook Return 10:30am-12:30pm – For students with last names that start with A-L.

June 4 Cap & Gown Pick-Up 10:30am-12:30pm – For students with last names that start with M-Z

June 5 Chromebook Return 9am-11am – For students with last names that start with M-Z.

June 5 Cap & Gown Pick-Up 9am-11am – For students with last names that start with A-L.

June 5 Senior Checkout 10am-12pm

– June 6 Graduation Practice 1:30pm – Practice will be held at the tennis courts.

June 7 Graduation Practice 9am – Practice will be held at the LO Football Stadium

– June 7 Graduation 6pm – Seniors must arrive at Tennis Courts at 5:30pm

June 7 Grad Night 10pm-4pm – Will be held in the Big Gym and surrounding area; check-in from 10pm-11pm.

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER NEWS

  • Tutoring at Live Oak – Free tutoring is available before and after school, Mondays thru Thursdays, in the Counseling Office.  This service for our students is sponsored by Cal-SOAP.
  • Financial Aid – Scholarships are offered year-round so check out Naviance for scholarship information or do your research online. 
  • None are scheduled at this time.

SAVE THE DATE: NOV. 22

The 3rd annual Stand up for Sports event will be held on Friday, November 22nd, 6pm at The Granada in Morgan Hill. More information to come. 

MRS. ROCKWELL (FORMERLY MISS BEALE) IS RETIRING FROM NORDSTROM ELEMENTARY

Mrs. Rockwell (formerly Mrs. Beale), one of Nordstrom Elementary School’s teachers, is retiring. Organizers are inviting as many of Mrs. Rockwell’s past and present students as possible to surprise her at her party. If you are a previous student of Nordstrom or Mrs. Rockwell’s please join us in giving Mrs. Rockwell a surprise farewell she will never forget! On Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 2:15, wewill gather inside the school grounds under the canopy and picnic table/lunch area. Cake and water will be provided.  Click here for the letter from the organizers that contains additional details and information.

ADULT VOLUNTEERS FOR MORGAN HILL MUSHROOM MARDI GRAS (MAY 25 & 26)

The Live Oak Emerald Regime is seeking volunteers to help during the Mushroom Mardi Gras on May 25 & 26. Volunteers must be 21 and attend a training prior to the event. Here is the link, then scroll down to “Live Oak Marching Band and Color Guard” to sign up. Volunteers may put in the notes if they want their portion of the proceeds to go to another LO supporting program such as Drama Guild or Home and School Club.

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING MENTORS NEEDED!

Live Oak is partnering with Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) to build and grow our Computer Science and Engineering program. We’d like to help ensure our students have access to the necessary education to ensure a successful future for them. Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS is a program that recruits mentors, and places passionate technology professionals into high school classrooms as volunteer instructors who can bring subject matter expertise and will join to teach computer science together. TEALS provides training for both parties, rigorous curricula, and opportunities for students to continue their education outside of the classroom. Classes will be offered during first period to permit volunteers to attend their jobs. Please help –if you or someone you know works in the computer science or software engineering field and would be interested in making a difference in our students’ future success, please contact Kristopher Boursier at boursierk@mhusd.org . You can read more about TEALS on their website at http://www.tealsk12.org

VTA – MORGAN HILL PARTNERSHIP IN CBTP PLAN

Participate in the Community-Based Transportation Plan (CBTP) by clicking here to complete their online survey. The CBTP focuses on mobility needs in disadvantaged communities and communities of concern in the city of Morgan Hill with a concentration of low-income, non-English speakers, elderly, or disabled communities. For more information, click here.  You can also click here to print the form to fill out and return to the LO Front Office. All survey input is due by June 7.

SUMMER FIELD TRIPS IN SILICON VALLEY

California Passport Tours, a local Morgan Hill company, is hosting three Summer field trips aimed to inspire and provide insights into career and volunteer opportunities available in Silicon Valley for students who are 14 years or older. Learn about immigrants from Japan, Vietnam, Portugal, China, and Italy and how they shaped our area’s history and culture.  Hands-on experiences at the Computer History Museum, Apple Visitor Center, Google, Facebook campuses,  Click here to sign up.  Need more information?  Click here

DATES TO REMEMBER:

May:

now thru Jun 1 – Cecelia’s Closet Clothes Drive

now thru May 24 – Senior Spirit Week

21 – Band Boosters Meeting, 8pm

21 – Stand Up for Sports Event Committee Meeting, 7pm, LO Library

21 – Powder Puff Football CANCELLED

22 – Athletics Awards Night, 7pm

23 – Senior Awards Night, 7pm, Big Gym

23, 28, 30 – Lemonade & Learn

27 – Memorial Day, no classes

29 – Paint Nite Fundraiser, 6:30pm, Running Shop and Hops

June:

4 – Staff Appreciation Luncheon

4 – Seniors: Panoramic Photo, 9am

10 – July 26 – Summer Enrichment Program (http://www.bgclub.org, click here for more info)