Volume 56, Issue 6
September 21, 2016
Invitation from Mr. Carlson
It is true that math is on our minds. There is a national conversation about the need to advance in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects to be globally competitive, and this urgency is especially acute in Silicon Valley. It is also true that math instruction and learning is beginning to look different than when we were in elementary and middle school. We thought the strongest math students were the ones who answered all the problems in their head and super fast. What do mathematically powerful students look like today?
Dr. Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford Graduate School of Education, has been at the forefront of this conversation. Her research connects math learning to the recent focus on cultivating a growth mindset. Teachers and students are flocking to her online courses on her website, youcubed.org, and her books are being passed around math departments. Her most recent book is called, Mathematical Mindsets. Dr. Boaler was selected last year to be the keynote speaker at the Annual Conference for CAIS, and tomorrow she will be in our gym. I recommend that you adjust your plans so that you can attend the Common Ground Speaker Series tomorrow night at Saint Andrew's at 7:00pm. Come early, because I anticipate it will be a very popular event.
to continue the dialogue, there will be a follow up conversation "Mathematical Mindset at Saint Andrew's" on Thursday, September 29th at noon in room 40. This conversation will be led by a member of the Saint Andrew's Math Department.
Support our School
Supra Manohar, the Annual Fund Chair, is hosting the
Annual Fund Kick Off Coffee on September 26th from 7:30 am to 8:30 am
on the Plaza. Come enjoy the Gourmet Coffee Cart, delicious treats and
learn more about the Annual Fund.
Meet up with your grade level Annual Fund Ambassadors and enjoy the tunes of the Dad's Band. See you there!
Ninth Annual Spaghetti Dinner
The Dad's Club* invites you get to know the families of Saint Andrew’s while enjoying a fabulous Spaghetti Feast!
Date: September 23rd
Location: Saint Andrew’s Hall
Time: 6:30 PM (dinner)
Cost: FREE! Please bring a des
sert item to shar
Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, meatballs, sausage, green beans, garlic bread and more! (Gluten-free and vegetarian available upon request.) Tasty beverages will also be provided! Bring your favorite dessert to share. It adds to the fun.
*Dads are still needed to
help shop, cook, serve, supervise students and clean-up.
Please sign-up on iVolunteer.
Upcoming Activities at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
Sunday, October 2, 10 am
Don't miss one of the most fun services of the year in honor of St. Francis Day! Enjoy the parade of our parish pets and animals in all their barking, meowing, squawking, braying, splashing glory! Bring your dogs on leashes, fish in water, cats and other small animals in carriers please. Stuffed animals welcome, too! Kibble and cake afterwards. Woof!
LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS: A WORKSHOP FOR PEOPLE WITH OPINIONS
Saturday, October 8, 9 am - 12 noon, The Center
The Living Room Conversation (LRC) vision is a world in which people with fundamental differences of opinion and backgrounds work together with respect — and even joy — to realize the vibrant future we all desire. This summer we held our first Living Room Conversations at Saint Andrew’s and began to help make that vision a reality right here in our own community. We hope that you will join us!
LRC is the brainchild of Joan Blades, one of the co-founders of
, a very liberal online activist movement. She and other liberal and conservative leaders, including Mark Meckler, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, recognized that partisanship is polarizing our country. They had shared concern that people in America are not talking with each other — that we’re either on the left or the right with no one in the middle. Their concern led them to develop a format that supports conversation about difficult issues.
At the May diocesan workshop, six people from Saint Andrew’s tried the format and experienced talking about messy stuff in a way that felt energizing and holy. We want to share it with as many people as possible, so we committed to bring the program to Saint Andrew’s. The 30 people who attended our first workshop gave the program positive evaluations, and we look forward to continuing the discussions! For more information, contact Canon Linda,
. This workshop is free, but please RSVP to (408) 867-3493 or by email, so we know how many bagels to order.
Check your uniforms
We've recently noticed students coming to school wearing items outside of the approved uniform policy. Examples include: leggings on students older than Kindergarten, shoes laces that are not the correct color, non-MerryMart/Appletree sweaters, etc. Please review
the uniform policy
and help to make sure that your child is in compliance each morning.
Lifetouch Photography will be on campus next Thursday, September 29th to take photos.
Students should wear their full dress uniform
. Picture packages may be ordered on-line at
Our Picture Day code is BY416895Q0.
(Order forms will be sent home by Thursday, 9/22, however if you order on-line there is no need to return a paper order form on Picture Day.)
Retake picture day will be Thursday, November 3rd.
The book fair closes tomorrow! Be sure to stop by between 7:30AM-4:00PM to pick up your reading treasures.
Media Rules: Healthy Connections in the Digital Age
fall conference topic will discuss media and its impact on families. Navigating technology can feel like uncharted and unprecedented territory for parents. How can we effectively manage media use when the rules of engagement seem to be constantly changing? Join Challenge Success on September 30th to explore how adults and kids can establish healthy connections and positive relationships in the digital age. Tickets are $10 and can be