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Weekly Newsletter Mar. 20 – Mar. 24

Live Oak Weekly News

Mar. 20 – Mar. 24, 2017

Please go to our web site for any flyers or additional information on the activities listed below.


$10 raffle tickets are on sale now!  Help support the sale of the Senior Raffle tickets.  Funds raised help seniors to attend Live Oak’s Safe and Sober Grad Night.  Find your favorite senior and purchase a raffle ticket.  Prizes include SJ Sharks tickets, SF Giants tickets, 4-Camera Home Video Security Surveillance System, TIVO Home Entertainment Recording System, Outdoor Gas Patio Fire Pit, 4-Burner Outdoor Gas Grill with Cover, gift certificates and packages to local restaurants and businesses, and so much more!!  Buy your raffle tickets now!


Attention Cal-SOAP Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors:  Cal-SOAP will be offering SAT Prep on Saturdays for the months of March and April.  Come to the Cal-SOAP office to sign up or for more information.


“Integrated Math III and Software Development” will be offered next school year, 2017-2018, and fulfills the “Integrated Math III” requirement for graduation.  This course explores the world of computer programming through the modeling of mathematical concepts such as polynomials, exponentials, logarithms, functions, statistics, trigonometry, and rational expressions.  Click here for more information.  If your child would like to request this math course in place of Integrated Math III for Fall, 2017, he/she must inform their current math teacher by this Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017.  Questions?  Contact Mrs. Boursier at .


All AP students are expected to take the respective AP exams for each class enrolled.  The cost of each exam is $93 and is to be purchased at the ASB office BY TODAY, Mar. 20.  Eligibility for reduced cost ($53) must be approved by Mrs. Yabrudy prior to payment.  Exams take place in May.  Refer to the schedule at .



This is a fundraiser to raise money for leukemia patients. Students can place their donations in the Penny for Patients boxes in their 2nd period class.  The top 3 2nd period classes that raise the most money will win a pizza lunch.  Thank you for your support!


The Sadie Hawkins Dance is this Friday, Mar. 24, at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center from 7-10pm.  Dress as iconic duo characters or matching outfits!

–         Tickets:  As of today, ticket prices have increased to $30 with ASB card, $40 without.  Last day to purchase is March 23 at 3:30pm.

–         Permission Slips:  All permissions slips are due to the Attendance Office by 3:30pm on Tuesday, March 21.  If you will bring a guest, a Guest Pass Application must be attached.


Join us this Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m, at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center.  Funds generated will benefit all sports programs within the Morgan Hill Unified School District, including Live Oak.

o Tickets:  On sale now at the LO front office, Booksmart, or online!  Sign up to be an event night volunteer and receive 50% off your ticket!

o Donations Needed:   We are looking for donations of fine wines, luxury items, services and other products as Silent or Live Auction items.  Become a sponsor and let the South Valley Wine Auction spotlight your business at this exciting community-wide event.  If you have any questions, would like to be a sponsor, or would like to make a donation, please contact Tirina Barnes — or go to our website at

o Volunteers Needed:  All event night volunteers are eligible for $25 discounted tickets!  Go to and click on “detailed list of volunteer jobs” for the Sign-Up Genius.  Thank you for your support!


Mark your calendar for this school year’s talent show!  Students, see Mr. Sumpter if you have questions.  Turn in your songs, lyrics, or music to the ASB office or Mr. Sumpter by Tuesday, Mar. 21.  Practice for the show is Tuesday, Mar. 28 from 4-6pm in the LO Theater.


Parents, mark your calendar.  The California Highway Patrol will be hosting a workshop on “What do you consider Lethal?  Parent-Teen Safe Driving Workshop”.  The workshop is on Thursday, Apr. 13 from 6:30pm-8pm in the Live Oak Library. Click here for more information.  Please RSVP to Officer Chris Miceli either by phone: (408)848-2324, x211, or by email:


To Live Oak parents of all grade levels:  We are creating a Safe and Sober Grad Nite June 8th and we need help to make it a success and work within a limited budget.  Here’s where you come in:

  1. Help support the sales of the Senior Raffle tickets which ends March 25th.
  2. Attend the Grad Night meetings- every Monday in LO library at 7pm (except Apr. 3 and May 29th)
  3. Donate time, goods and services. Soon there will be a way to sign up online through Sign-Up Genius.

“Why me?”, you ask.  Because although senior parents are also being asked to volunteer, their time is also occupied with preparing for graduation, hosting friends and family during that time, and celebrating their child’s accomplishments.  One day, when your child is a graduating senior, you will also need help with Grad Night from parents of other grade levels so that you can enjoy this special time with your own child.

Please make a difference for our seniors and volunteer! It’s the last big event for the senior year!  Questions?  Contact Margarita Grove 408-603-4463,


March EventsClick here for a listing of all athletic events happening in March or go to our web site.


For additional information on any of the items below, please contact Arron Thomas at or 408-201-6100, ext. 40248.

  • Job Search: Looking for a job?  There is a Job Board in the College and Career Center.  It’s updated weekly, so check it out!
  • Tutoring: If you need extra help with your homework, stop by the College and Career Center after school.  Free tutoring is available from 3pm to 4:30pm.
  • College Readiness Resource: Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that enables self- discovery, career exploration, academic planning, and college preparation.  It offers assessments you can take to find your strengths and possible career paths, practice tests and lessons to prepare you for the SAT and ACT, information on colleges all over the country, scholarship information, and so much more.  To log in, go to and use your school email address and school ID number.
  • College Visits at Live Oak: The following colleges will be visiting Live Oak to give a presentation.  If you are interested, please sign up and get a pass at the Career Center BEFORE attending the presentation.
    • San Jose State University, Mar. 23 2nd period (Seniors only) – Seniors, if you were admitted and plan on attending in the fall, San Jose State will hold a “next steps” workshop.


  • Parents: We need your help – Sign up to join a committee and be a part of this wonderful event for your senior! How?  Attend our meeting on Mondays, 7pm, in the LO Library.
  • Graduation Announcements – If you ordered graduation announcements, please pick them up at the ASB office before or after school, or during brunch or lunch.
  • Seniors: Ongoing Raffle – The more you sell, the less you pay out-of-pocket for your Grad Night celebration.  The deadline to turn in money is fast approaching.  Sell, those raffle tickets, to friends, family, neighbors, and businesses!!   You have an ADDITIONAL opportunity to sell tickets in front of Safeway on Tennant Avenue, Morgan Hill this weekend, March 25 & 26, from 10:30am – 3:30pm.  However, if you want to participate, here are the rules:
    • you MUST sign up for a time slot with Mrs. Sherri Bass, 408-710-0392, first call, first served. Time slots awarded based on your availability and the number of seniors signing up.
    • There will only be two tables (entry area and exit area), 3 seniors per table and 1 adult supervisor (parents, if you can help, please call Sherri Bass).

Take advantage of this opportunity!  Need more tickets? See Mrs. Bass or Mr. Grove in front of the ASB office during lunch on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.

Parents: click here for more information on the Senior Raffle and Grad Night event.

  • Lei Orders: If you would like to purchase a beautiful lei for your graduate on their special occasion, order forms are available at the ASB office or our web siteOrders must be received by Friday, May 19, 3:30pm.  Payments (if by check, made payable to LOSSGN) can be dropped off at the ASB office or mailed to Live Oak Grad Night, PO Box 1451, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Graduation Day Preferred Parking: Forms are available at the ASB office or our web site.  Preferred parking includes parking spaces in the Student Parking Lot closest to the football field, where graduation will take place.  There will be several slots reserved as disabled parking in both the Student and Staff parking lots 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.  Payments (if check, payable to LOSSGN) can be placed in an envelope with your name, phone#, and # of passes purchased, and dropped off in the GRAD NIGHT BOX at the ASB office located under the window.
  • Scholarships: Available year-round.  Go to the scholarship page on our website to see the many scholarships offered.
  • Dates to remember for Seniors and their parents:
    • 18 – Panoramic Photo: Panoramic photo is on Apr. 18, 11:45am. If you will be wearing your own special t-shirts for the photo, order them now so you get them in time.
    • 29 – Junior/Senior Prom, Gilroy Gardens
    • May 17 – Senior Beach Day, Santa Cruz
    • May 25 – Senior Awards Night, 7pm, LO Large Gym
    • June 1 & 2 – Finals
    • June 5 – Chromebook return, Senior Checkout, Graduation Practice
    • June 6-7 – Disneyland Trip: Permission forms now available at the ASB office.  All permission forms and payments are due by Friday, Mar. 31.  First come first served, limited tickets available.  So, get those forms in early!
    • June 8 – Graduation Practice, Graduation, Grad Night



– 20 – AP Exam Registration and Payment due

– 24 – Sadie Hawkins Dance, 7-10pm, Community and Cultural Center

– 25 – South Valley Wine Auction, 6-10pm, MH Community & Cultural Center

– 30 – Talent Show, LO Theater

athletic boosters Apr. 11 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
Band boosters Apr. 12 7:30pm-8:30pm Band Room
ELAC Apr. 10 6:30pm-7:30pm Career Center
grad night Every Monday 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
H&SC Mar, 23 8:45am-10am Library Conf. Room
mh ffa alum assoc. Apr. 12 6:00pm-7:00pm Room 551
SSC TBD 9:15am-10:30am Library Conf. Room