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Weekly Newsletter – May 13-17

Live Oak Weekly News

May 13-17, 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 6th) is at the top of the newsletter and has a headline that starts with asterisks (**).

** MAY 14 – EARLY RELEASE 2:10 PM:  AMGEN BIKE TOUR OF CALIFORNIA

Cyclists participating in the Amgen Tour of California will ride through Morgan Hill Tuesday, May 14th in the afternoon. MHUSD has decided that all district schools will be released early, at 2:10 pm, to avoid our students and their parents being caught in traffic as a result of the planned street closures. Please make the necessary arrangements to pick up your student at that early release time. The school buses will pick up students at the earlier release time. Click here to see Live Oak’s early release class schedule for May 14th.

** MAY 17 – DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL

This year’s powder puff football game will be held on May 21st at 7pm at the Live Oak Football Stadium.  Permission forms are available at the ASB office.  If we do not get enough players, the event will be canceled.  All payments must be made in CASH and will be taken on Friday, May 17th only.

** 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 27 – MEMORIAL DAY, NO CLASSES

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

** REGISTER FOR PAINT NITE FUNDRAISER (TO BE HELD MAY 29)

There are 23 tickets left as of this writing!  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!

** 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!

** WASC ACCREDITATION

Our principal, Dr. Reitano, is happy to report that Live Oak received official word of our WASC accreditation review that occurred a few months ago:  Live Oak has earned a 6 year accreditation (with a 1 day mid-cycle review). This is a positive affirmation of our work and we should be very proud!  WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) is the accrediting body for educational institutions and program in the western region of the US. 

Congratulations to Live Oak staff, students, and parents! This positive outcome could only have been received as a result of our collective efforts focused on supporting students.

** JUNIORS & SENIORS:  LAST CHANCE TO GO TO PROM! (TO BEL HELD MAY 18)

Last chance to go to Prom, don’t miss out!  Turn in permission slips to Mrs. Calabretta in the front office. Last date to purchase will be this Thursday,May 16th.  If you’ve already turned in your permission forms and have not yet paid, please do so as soon as possible at the ASB office.  Tickets are $100 with ASB card, $110 without. 

** 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.

** SENIORS – GET PSYCHED FOR GRAD NIGHT AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS!

Seniors, Grad Night at Universal Studios is fast approaching.  Click here to view a flyer with information, or visit the ASB Office.

** 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 .

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

The time schedule for the last two weeks of school varies due to senior activities and final exams.  Click here for the schedule.

LIVE OAK COMMUNITY – HELP WITH GRAD NIGHT

We need your help!!  We are falling short on funds and if we cannot raise enough, we may have to cancel Grad Night!  Live Oak has hosted its own Grad Night since 1987.  Help keep it alive for future grads to come!  We are beginning preparations for the event and there are many ways you can help.  Truly, this event is not possible without your help.

  • Donate on GoFundMe:  Click here to go to our GoFundMe page and make a donation.  We are looking for donations from alumni, friends, family, relatives, and businesses.  Share the link with people you know!  Our Non-profit Tax ID #27-2284842.
  • Donate by cash, check, or credit card: Make checks payable to LOSSGN.  Cash and checks can be dropped off at the LO Front Office or ASB Office.  Checks can be mailed to Live Oak Grad Night, PO Box 26, San Martin, CA 95046.  To donate by credit card, click here for the QR code.
  • Donate items for the event: We need help with donations for the event – snacks, drinks, gift cards for making purchases and also for the evening’s raffle, fruits, sandwiches, and ice.  Click here to sign up on SignUp Genius.
  • Donate your time or talent: We need a lot of volunteers, before, during, and after the event.  Set-up includes laying out the gym floor cover, putting up the pipe and drapes, hauling heavy items from the storage containers to the gym, putting up decorations, and more.  During the event we need help with registration, food service, the bag room, making popcorn, working the drink machine, announcing prizes, and more.  Then of course there is clean up.  Did we say we really need your help?!  Click here to sign up on SignUp Genius.

Thanks so much for your support!!

NOW THRU MAY 17 – AP EXAMS

AP exams will be given over a two-week period between May 6 thru 17.  Make sure your students eat healthy and get lots of rest in preparation for their exams!

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 18 – PROM AT CLUB AUTO SPORT, SAN JOSE, 7P-11PM

MAY 18 – SOUTH VALLEY WINE AUCTION

The Live Oak Athletic Boosters is teaming up with the South Valley Wine Auction to raise funds for the LO Athletic Program.  The South Valley Wine Auction will take place at the Community Recreation Center in Morgan Hill on Saturday, May 18, from 6pm-9pm.  Click here to purchase tickets online.  The LO Athletic Boosters will receive 75% from all proceeds made from donated items for the raffle.

Donations:  We need donations!!  We’re looking for wine ($25 or more per bottle), tickets to sporting events, vacation rentals, experiences, etc.  Please contact Alyssa Madden to arrange drop-off/pick-up.

MAY 18 – RANCH DAY

The Pine Ridge Association is hosting a Ranch Day at Hunting Hollow, Henry Coe State Park on Saturday, May 18, 10am-3pm.  Hot dog lunch available for $3.50; parking is free.  Learn how to churn butter or spin wool into yarn, watch dogs herd sheep, and have your children participate in kids’ activities.  Click here for more information.

MAY 20 – RESTAURANT DAY: BETTO’S BISTRO

The Live Oak Safe & Sober Grad Night Committee is having an ALL-DAY fundraiser through Betto’s Bistro 17385 Monterey Rd, MH) on Monday, May 20 from 10am-9pm.  Purchase a meal from Betto’s and a portion of the sale will be donated to Grad Night.  Support the Class of 2019 and have lunch and/or dinner at Betto’s!  Click here for the flyer.

 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 – POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL GAME, 7PM, LO FOOTBALL STADIUM

MAY 23 & 28 – 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 tutor students in all subjects.

NEWS FROM ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

Athletics Awards – Athletics Awards Night will take place on Wednesday, May 22.

MORGAN HILL FFA NEWSLETTER

Click here to read The Corduroy Tribune, the FFA publication created in part by senior, Julie Muzzi and sophomore, Jackie Badillo. 

NEWS FOR SENIORS AND THEIR PARENTS

  • Donate on GoFundMe: We are still short of finances for this event.  Please help!  Click here to help Grad Night with a donation, no matter how big or small.  Share the link with your friends, family, and coworkers!
  • Caps and Gowns: These must now be purchased online at https://www.herffjones.com/.  Cost is $50.
  • Preferred Parking on Graduation Day: Passes for preferred parking are now on sale for $25 a space.  Click here for the form and turn in 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.  There will be a limited number of spaces, NOTE:  There will be several slots in Preferred Parking reserved as disabled parking for those with the proper DMV tags; a golf cart will be available to shuttle guests that park in these slots.  Cost is $25 per parking space.  There will be disabled parking available in the Staff Parking Lot, however they ARE NOT ‘Preferred Parking’, therefore open to the general public. 
  •  May 23 Senior Awards Night – Senior Awards Night is Thursday May 23, at 7pm in the LO big gym.
  • May 31 Universal Studios Hollywood Trip – Universal Studios permissions slips should be turned into the Attendance Office after they are signed by your parents. See Pam in the ASB office if you have any questions.
  • Financial Aid:  Scholarships are offered year-round so check out Naviance for scholarship information or do your research online. 

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.
  • College Visits at Live Oak: 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, will be retiring after this school year. Organizers are trying to invite as many of Mrs. Rockwell’s past and present students to surprise her at her party. If you are a previous student of Nordstrom or Mrs. Rockwell’s we would love for you to 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 has the exciting opportunity to partner with Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) to build and grow our Computer Science and Engineering program. There are more than 500,000 open computer science positions without qualified talent to fill them across all industries. We are trying to help ensure our students have access to the necessary education to ensure a successful future for them. Action We’re Taking: Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS is a program that recruits, mentors, and places passionate technology professionals into high school classrooms as volunteer instructors. These volunteers 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. As a TEALS partner school, Live Oak needs to assist with volunteer recruitment from the computer science and software engineering fields to support these courses alongside our teachers. 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

VTA is conducting public outreach as part of the Community-Based Transportation Plan (CBTP). 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. They want to hear from the youth in our community.  Please participate in the online survey by going to www.vta.org/morganhillcbtp and click on the yellow box.  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 17 – Final Exams

14 – Early Release, 2:10pm

18 – South Valley Wine Auction

18 – Ranch Day

18 – Prom at Club Auto Sport, 7-11pm

20 – Restaurant Night: Betto’s Bistro, Morgan Hill, 10am-9pm

21 – Powder Puff Football

22 – Athletics Awards Night

23, 28 – Lemonade & Learn

27 – Memorial Day, no classes

29 – Paint Nite Fundraiser

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

ORGANIZATION DATE TIME LOCATION
athletic boosters May 14 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
Band boosters May 21 8:00pm-9:00pm Band Room
ELAC Sep TBD 6:30pm-7:30pm Room 904
grad night Sep TBD 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
H&SC Sep TBD 8:45am-10am Library Conf. Room
mh ffa alum assoc. TBD 6:00pm-7:00pm Room 551 – parents Sci. Lecture Hall-students
SSC Sep TBD 9:00am-10:30am Library Conf. Room