School traditions foster the vibrant sense of community that is central to Live Oak’s educational program.
Visiting author and illustrator events, book-related crafts, and recommendations from our dedicated librarians round out this celebration of reading and literature. The Book Fair invites parents and students to support the library by purchasing books, both for their own reading and as gifts to the school.
Camp Live Oak
Camp Live Oak is the most eagerly anticipated event of the year! With the support of faculty, camp staff, and parents, students take on new challenges, from sleeping in cabins with classmates, rock climbing, and a “polar bear swim” to quiet-time journaling, and performing in a talent show.
Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) Day
Kids come to school in their pajamas to Drop Everything And Read. Literature comes alive as kids read alone or in groups, often supplemented with a visit from a local author. Our Head of School might be found in her office, reading her favorite childhood book aloud.
Family Service Night
True to Live Oak School's values, this family gathering is dedicated to service projects that support local organizations such as the Homeless Prenatal Center, the SPCA, the Food Bank and others. Together, we recognize that much can be accomplished by a group of energized volunteers with shared effort.
Grandparents and Special Friends Day
In May, grandparents and special friends are invited for a school visit. This special morning includes musical performances, classroom activities, and a breakfast reception - a wonderful opportunity for students’ grandparents and other special adults to share a day in their loved one’s life at school.
Live Oak students join neighborhood schools and organizations every year for the Potrero Hill Peach March. The event brings students in the neighborhood together in the interest of getting to know each other and working for peace. There are musical performances, presentations, and interactive activities.
Every Live Oak student is a member of a mixed grade Grove. Groves encourage a sense of belonging, connectedness, and responsibility. Middle school students take on leadership roles in these groups, acting as models for social interaction and supporting younger students in Grove activities and community projects.
Annually, Live Oak’s art teachers cover every corner of the school with student art. All of the children have work on display. The entire community is invited to a showing, where students act as docents. This provides an opportunity for children to share the learning behind their artistic process and to show off their final pieces.