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Weekly Newsletter – Nov. 13-16

Live Oak Weekly News

Nov. 13 – Nov. 16, 2018

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

NOV 19-23 – THANKSGIVING BREAK, NO CLASSES

Happy Thanksgiving!  There is no school Monday, November 19, thru Friday, November 23.  Classes will resume on Monday, November 26.

NOV 14 – RESTAURANT NIGHT AT MOOYAH’S

The Live Oak Emerald Regime and Color Guard is holding a fundraiser at Mooyah’s (255 Vineyard Town Center, Morgan Hill) on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 4pm-9pm.  A portion of your bill will be donated to this organization when you mention their name.  Click here to view the flyer.  Thank you for your support!

NOW thru NOV 16 – THANKSGIVING CANNED FOOD DRIVE

Your help is needed!  Please contribute to the annual Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive, sponsored by FBLA, for 125 underprivileged families in the Morgan Hill Unified School District.  Drop off cans in the LO front office or have your student bring them to their classrooms through November 16.  Thank you for your support!

NOV 19-29 – LIVE OAK BOYS SOCCER FUNDRAISER

Help out our LO Boys Soccer Program!  Order from the Mixed Bag Catalog from your favorite soccer player or click here to order online.  When you click on “Check Out” to pay for your order, enter the name of the soccer player you are ordering from or use the coach’s name, Dave Hernandez.  Orders can also be turned in at the LO Front Office.  All ordered items will arrive before Christmas!  The fundraiser runs from Nov. 19-29 and 50% of all sales goes to the LO soccer team. Our goal is to sell $6000 which will raise $3000 for the program.  Funds raised will be used to purchase new socks, soccer balls, jackets for the varsity team, and shirts for the JV team.  Questions? Contact our LO Soccer mom, Cherisse White, at cherisse@cherisseshairsalon.com or 408-981-4647.

NOW thru NOV 27 – ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT CARD ORDER

Gift Card (Scrip) fundraising allows you, our Live Oak families, to raise money for our Home & School Club.  You purchase gift cards from Live Oak Home & School Club at face value, and we will get a 2-13% rebate to use to support the teachers at Live Oak High School. It’s that simple! We are selling gift cards from now through Tuesday, November 27th.  Click here for the order form.  Complete the form and return to the school office with your payment by November 27th and your cards will be available to pick up at school on December 6th.  For more information contact Paula at 408-778-3666 or scotneycastle@charter.net.

NOV 28 – CLUB FOOD DAY

Our last Club Food Day was such a success that we are having another one!  Our next Club Food Day is Wednesday, November 28, at 3:20pm, right after school.  It will be held outside the math building next to the Student Parking lot.

NOV 28 – POINSETTIA PICK-UP

Thank you to all who purchased poinsettias through the LO Home & School Club!  Please plan to pick up poinsettias on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 between 1pm-6pm at the Live Oak Staff Lounge (accessible from the Staff Parking lot). If you ordered at least 2 cases, we can deliver them to you.

NOW THRU DEC. 3 – A TIME FOR GIVING

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—in a gift bag (no wrapping paper, please)—by December 3.  Thank you!

THANK YOU FROM THE LIVE OAK DRAMA GUILD

Thank you to all that came to watch our performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; it was a huge success!  The Live Oak Drama Guild held its first ever free student performance! We had a packed house with not a seat to spare, and 120 of Live Oak’s students got to see Shakespeare on stage (many of them for the first time). We look forward to offering more opportunities like this in the future!

CHEARLEADING TEAM FUNDRAISER UPDATE

The JV and Varsity Cheerleader team raised $2500 for the Breast Care Center in Morgan Hill!  LO Cheer would like to thank everyone who supported the event and stopped by the PINK BOOTH at the football game.   All of the money is going directly to the Breast Care Center in Morgan Hill for early detection programs.   LO Cheer looks forward to another successful event next year!

2nd ANNUAL STAND UP FOR SPORTS FUNDRAISER – NEED DONATIONS!

  • The Dinner & Comedy Show will be Friday, November 30th, 6-10pm at the Granada Theater. Please email Kristen Schoepe at kristenschoepe@gmail.comif you are able to donate any items or experiences to this event, or to become a corporate sponsor.  The proceeds benefit Live Oak Athletics.
  • We are in need of Student Athlete Volunteers to help as Greeters at this event. Dessert donations are needed as well.
  • Please click here to sign up and help our Athletic Boosters event be successful:

Thank you for your support!

DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR STAFF HOLIDAY APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

The Live Oak Home & School Club will be hosting a Staff Holiday Appreciation luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 18.  We need your help with set-up, servers, and cleanup as well as donations for gift cards, desserts, flower arrangements, and waters.  Please click here to go onto Sign-Up Genius and add your name where you can help.  We appreciate your support!

STUDENTS:  JOIN A CLUB!

Students, if you haven’t had a chance to join a club and are interested in becoming more involved at Live Oak, click here to see a list of clubs we have on campus.  You are welcome to attend the meetings and participate in the variety of activities that each club offers.

NEWS FOR SENIORS AND THEIR PARENTS

  • Caps, Gowns, Announcements: Forms to order your caps, gowns, and announcements are in the ASB office.  Don’t wait, pick one up before prices go up.
  • 13 – Parent Information Night: The Live Oak Counseling Office will be hosting a Class of 2019 Parent Information Night on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6pm-7pm in the LO Library.  We will discuss important senior information which will include:
    • College applications – University and community college applications
    • Financial Aid – Cash for College event
    • Scholarships – LO Common Scholarship
    • Cyber High – What it is, when it’s needed
  • 16 – Deadline for The Common Scholarship Application: Once submitted, this LO High School application automatically makes you a candidate for many local scholarships without the need to apply for each individually.  Click here for the application which will also be available on Naviance.  For more information see Arron Thomas at the Counseling and Career Center.
  • 30 – CSU and UC Application Deadline. Please encourage your students to attend application workshops hosted by Cal-SOAP after school on Mondays. Students can also receive support with college and financial aid applications during brunch, lunch and after school in the Counseling Office.
  • 19 – Yearbook Ads Deadline: Parents, design your Senior Tribute Advertisements for the yearbook NOW!  Deadline to submit your ad is Dec 19.  Go to http://www.yearbookordercenter.com/  to create your senior ad.  Our school code is “7674”.
  • College Visits: There are several college visits coming up (see below).  Seniors must sign up before the deadline using Naviance.

NEWS FROM THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

  • New Web Site: Check out our new Live Oak Athletics web site: http://loacornathletics.olinesports.com/ .
  • CCS Football Playoff Game – Rescheduled to Nov. 16, 7pm: Due to poor air quality, the game scheduled for last Friday has been moved to this Friday, November 16, at 7pm.  Live Oak will take on Sacred Heart Cathedral at the Live Oak Football Stadium.  Click here to purchase tickets from the CIF-CCS events fan site and avoid the lines the night of the game; tickets will be sent directly to your smart phone.
  • Student Athlete Volunteers needed, Nov 30: Students, we need of Student Athlete Volunteers to help as Greeters at the Stand Up for Sports fundraiser. Please email Kristen Schoepe at kristenschoepe@gmail.com if you are able to help.

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER NEWS

  • Scholarship: Elks National Foundation:  Attention Seniors:  The Elks National Foundation awards 2.44 million dollars in scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors through its “Most Valuable Student” contest.  500 4-year awards are awarded nationally.  A minimum of 6 $1000 scholarships are awarded locally through the Gilroy Elks Lodge #1567.  Click here to apply online.  Successful local applicants are forwarded to state and national competition.  Deadline to apply is Nov. 15, 2018.  Questions?  Contact Sam Bozzo at 1-408-825-3428 or fssam@charter.net, or Mark Good at mgood@terra-law.com.
  • College Visits at Live Oak: Seniors:  the following are colleges that will have representatives at Live Oak.  Please sign up to attend using Naviance.
COLLEGE DATE/TIME SIGNUP BY
Paul Mitchell the School, San Jose Dec. 12, 11:53am Dec. 5

DATES TO REMEMBER:

November
– Now thru 16 – Canned Food Drive
– Now thru Dec 3 – Holiday Gift Giving Tree, ASB Office
– 14 – Restaurant Night, Mooyah’s, 4-9pm
– 16 – Seniors:  Deadline for Common Scholarship Application
– 28 – Club Food Day, outside the math building next to Student Parking Lot, 3:20pm
– 28 – Poinsettia Pickup, LO Staff Lounge, 1pm-6pm
– 19-29 – Live Oak Boys Soccer Fundraiser, Mixed Bags Catalog
– 19-23 – Thanksgiving Break, NO CLASSES

ORGANIZATION DATE TIME LOCATION
athletic boosters Nov 13 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
Band boosters Nov 20 8:00pm-9:00pm Band Room
ELAC Dec 10 6:30pm-7:30pm Room 904
grad night Nov 26 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
H&SC Dec 13 8:45am-10am Library Conf. Room
mh ffa alum assoc. Dec 5 6:00pm-7:00pm Room 551
SSC Nov 16 9:00am-10:30am Library Conf. Room