Silver Oak Newsroom

Posted 08/02/2018 03:40PM
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I hope you all had a restful and relaxing summer. I would like to take a moment to introduce myself as the principal of Silver Oak. My name is Howard Greenfield and I have been part of the Silver Oak family for the past three years. I am very excited to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. This year Silver Oak will continue on a Habits of Mind focus to continue to create well-rounded students who are ready to succeed with any challenge or endeavor they encounter. There are 16 Habits of Mind that research states will support students in being successful and over the last two years we have focused on Listening with empathy and understanding; Striving for accuracy and persisting; Applying past knowledge to new situation; Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision; and Managing impulsivity. This year our focus areas will be Thinking flexibly, Thinking about thinking and Finding humor. You can learn more about the Habits of Mind at
Posted 08/16/2018 01:28PM
Mark your calendar - Wednesday, August 22 at 8:05 a.m... come to the Multipurpose room after the bell rings on the first day of school for the annual SOEPTO Back-To-School Meet & Greet!
Posted 08/16/2018 01:54PM
Please support the Annual SOEPTO Pledge Drive to enable us to fund the various classroom programs and equipment we provide to all the students of Silver Oak for this school year. Click the headline for more detailed information.
Posted 08/14/2018 11:04AM
This summer has brought some changes to Silver Oak with some of our staff members. 4th grade adds Ms. Pamela Price to its team of teachers and Ms. Victoria Chavez will be teaching 2nd grade this coming school year. Click the headline to learn more about our newest teachers.
Posted 08/10/2018 05:15PM
A Kindergarten supply list will be available at the Teacher Meet & Greet, Tuesday, August 21 at 1 p.m.
Posted 08/10/2018 09:46AM
Over the past 2 years here at Silver Oak we have been working with our students on Habits of Mind. There are 16 Habits that will help provide students with soft skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. To date, we have worked with our students on Listening with Understanding and Empathy; Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision; Persisting; Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations; Striving for Accuracy; and Managing Impulsivity. This year we will be staring off the first trimester focusing on Thinking Flexibly.
Posted 08/02/2018 03:29PM
First graders and their parents are invited to meet their teacher the day before school starts from 2-3 p.m. Class assignments will be posted on first grade classroom doors at 1:50 p.m.
Posted 08/02/2018 03:22PM
You and your child have the opportunity to meet your teacher at a special kindergarten orientation, Tuesday, August 21. After a welcome from Principal Greenfield beginning at 12:45 p.m. in the multipurpose room, kindergarten class assignments will be available followed by a teacher meet and greet in the kindergarten classrooms.
Posted 08/02/2018 02:32PM
Drop-off and pick-up of students before and after school can be challenging at Silver Oak. Please follow the established procedures and if possible, make plans to participate in carpools in order to alleviate traffic. Before and after school, teachers are on duty in the front of the school, at the bus loop and back gates to maintain order for the safety of your children. Please follow their directions. Please remember that students are not allowed on campus before 7:45 a.m.
Posted 06/21/2018 01:28PM
Announcing new principal assignments at ESD schools
Posted 06/19/2018 02:42PM
Please take a minute to access your PowerSchool accounts, review that your contact information is correct and then file your login information somewhere you can easily find it on August 21. This is especially important because at the start of the 2018-19 school year, you only be able to find out your children's new class assignments by logging on this system. Click on the headline for instructions.
Posted 06/18/2018 02:37PM
The front office is open June 15-19 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. We will reopen August 15 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Have a great summer.
Posted 06/17/2018 09:00PM
Click the headline to view or print the 2018-2019 Evergreen School District Calendar.
Posted 06/14/2018 02:35PM
Read the full report(s) in response to the Cal-OSHA call for investigation into conditions at Dove Hill
Posted 06/13/2018 02:45PM
We address some misinformation circulating on social media and other sources.
Posted 06/07/2018 05:08PM
The latest update on labor negotiations with ETA
Posted 06/05/2018 03:38PM
Read the full agenda for the June 7 Joint Use Board Advisory Committee
Posted 05/07/2018 09:43AM
We know many have had questions regarding the current negotiations process with Evergreen Teachers Association; we provide an update and talk next steps
Posted 05/03/2018 02:46PM
On April 11, 491 Evergreen students were recognized as proficient in English.
Posted 05/03/2018 07:48AM
Famous persons paper mache dolls, the connection between speed and energy, biomimicry and exoskeletons are just some of the fascinating things students explored in the Fab Lab in March and April. To see pictures and the experiments, click this story's headline.
Posted 05/03/2018 07:37AM
Silver Oak's STEAM Project Specialist and Coach, Veronica Gardener, is looking for volunteers to help in our FabLab. Click on the story headline to learn more about where you can lend your time and talent to our Fab STEAM program.
Posted 04/19/2018 11:52AM
On April 18 the Santa Clara County Board of Education, honored Evergreen School District as the first California Exemplary District in Santa Clara County
Posted 04/12/2018 02:10PM
Click headline for listing of grade by grade projects completed in the FabLab in January 2018 and December 2017.
Posted 04/12/2018 01:36PM
Plate tectonics with graham crackers and Cool Whip, brightness of the sun and stars, rock formations and weather are just some of the wonderful things students explored in the Fab Lab last month. To see pictures and the experiments, click this story's headline.
Posted 03/13/2018 03:17PM
View the power point presentation being shared during budget consultation sessions

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