October Holiday Care will be offered on October 9, 12, and 13. If you are interested in Holiday Care services, you must register online via the Extended Care resource tile in the Portal. The cost is $100 a day; please note that charges are adjusted for those participating in the Adjusted Tuition Program.
The fall sports season has officially begun and the Live Oak Lightning middle school cross country runners and volleyball players enjoyed a successful opening to the 2023 campaign. Read more about each team's first competitions and stay tuned for more sports updates throughout the season.
During our first writing workshop of second grade, we asked the question, “Why do writers write?” To begin this activity, we introduced the thinking routine, See, Think, Wonder. Thinking routines were developed out of Harvard’s Project Zero, where Jen went for professional development this summer.
Each year, Live Oak administrators and resource specialists host Roundtable conversations at the school. Parents/guardians and Live Oak staff discuss the developmental characteristics of children at a particular age and stage as they relate to the Live Oak academic program.
One of the core values at Live Oak is knowing students well; that means everyone is able to bring all of themselves, their history, and their identity into our community. In honor of this value, the Parent & Guardian Association and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee invite you to our third annual Around the Live Oak World, an all-school event in appreciation of the rich cultures and family traditions at our school.
With the new school year underway, Affinity Groves will begin meeting, offering inclusive spaces for students to find community, learn about themselves and others, and engage in meaningful conversations and activities around identity.
Our Extended Care staff play an important role in engaging our students in a full day of work, play, and creativity. Even though you may not always see these dedicated educators before or after school, we want to introduce the Extended Care team, including three new members to the team this fall. Read more about them below and say hi to them if you see them around campus before or after school!
When children enter the Extended Care afterschool program, a whole other world of imagination and growth opens up to them. Through experiential learning opportunities and consistent care, students explore and thrive in a supportive and fun setting.
Welcome to a new school year at Live Oak! We hope you are as excited to start the year as we are to have you joining our community this fall. The information found on this page is intended to reinforce and supplement that which you received via email over the last few months.
Live Oak School is pleased to welcome Maurice “Mo” Hill, Jr. as the Director of Enrollment Management and Admissions. Maurice brings over a decade of innovative independent school and higher education admissions experience with a demonstrated commitment to expanding equity in the admissions process and leveraging community partnerships to increase access for all students.
Audrey Soriano and Kendall Jones, Kindergarten South Teachers
The Gold Rush Unit is the final curricular theme each year in kindergarten, marking the end of an exciting year of learning and growth for Live Oak’s youngest students. This unit of study allows kindergartners to practice and refine many skills from the school year including reading, writing, drawing, and asking big questions as they learn why people came from all over the world to California in the 1800s.
The Live Oak athletics season came to a close this spring with a lot to be proud of. Highlighting the accomplishments was the seventh grade boys JV futsal team, which won the championship with a 3-1 victory over CAIS. The team title capped a perfect season for the JV boys as they finished 8-0 for the year.
A Warm Live Oak Welcome to Grandparents & Special Friends
The hallways and classrooms were filled with new guests and our students were filled with joy as they got to share their school with the most important people in their lives on Grandparents & Special Friends Day.
In the ChangeMaker Lab we believe in using real tools for problem solving and building. From the earliest visits in kindergarten, students have the opportunity to practice their skills as designers, then use tools to make those ideas into a reality.
By: Rob Wasielewski, Eighth Grade Humanities Teacher
Eighth grade humanities students recently started their study of Reconstruction, the twelve year period following the end of the American Civil War. This is a critically important—and often overlooked—period of American history, in which, according to Adam Sanchez in his When Black Lives Mattered essay, “the impossible suddenly became possible.”
By: Sydney McGhie and Kelley Plasterer, Fourth Grade East Teachers
Fourth grade scientists study the cyclical nature of our natural world. Our big question of the year for science is: How can we make sense of problems in order to design multiple solutions? During our life cycles unit, students build ecosystem models and study how energy makes it from the sun, to our food, to us, and then back into the soil to start life over again.
Perspective Through a New Lens: Fifth Graders Dissect Cow Eyes
Savannah Hair and Lisa Duque, Fifth Grade East Teachers
Fifth graders visited the Exploratorium to dissect cow eyes, learning about the anatomy and mechanics that enable vision, while exploring their broader throughline: How does exploring multiple perspectives help me understand and shape my world?
Live Oak School welcomes and admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, citizenship status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and faith to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of Live Oak School. Live Oak School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, citizenship status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and faith in administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, Adjusted Tuition program, and athletic and other school-administered programs.