Live Oaks School Dates: Monday, September 26th: After school, Kids Yoga Class begins Tuesday, September 27th: After school, Bricks for Kids begins Room Parent Tea, after school Friday, September 30th: After School Art with The ...

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  • Important Dates:

    Monday, September 26th:

    After school, Kids Yoga Class begins

    Tuesday, September 27th:

    After school, Bricks for Kids begins

    Room Parent Tea, after school

    Friday, September 30th:

    After School Art with The Giggling Pig

    begins (Session FULL!)

    Monday, October 3rd:

    No School

    Wednesday, October 5th:

    Early Release 12:45 pm, Conferences

    Thursday, October 6th:

    Early Release 12:45 pm, Conferences

    Friday, October 7th:

    Early Release 12:45 pm, Conferences

    Friday, October 14th:

    LOS Trunk or Treat, 6-8 pm

    In this issue:

    Open House I

    News You Can Use II-III

    Live Oaks Leadership IV

    After School Yoga Series Flyer V

    After School Makerspace Flyer VI

    After School Bricks for Kids VII

    LOS Trunk or Treat VIII

    Chess Club FlyerSession FULL

    Giggling Pig FlyerSession FULL

    September 23, 2016 Volume 2016-2017, Issue 4

    Live Oaks School

    575 Merwin Avenue

    Milford, CT 06460

    (203) 783-3564

    Rose Marzinotto Bonnie Etense

    Principal Teacher Leader

    Live Oaks School


    Live Oaks School Open House!

    What an amazing turnout for Open House! We hope you enjoyed the

    opportunity to meet your childs teacher and learn more about they school

    days here at LOS. THE LOS STAFF

    Lunchroom Updates

    New this year, guests to our lunch room will have reserved seating for an

    opportunity to enjoy lunch with their student. In an effort to be fair and equi-

    table to all, we also ask that lunchroom visits be limited to one time per

    month per student. Thanks for your cooperation!

    WE ARE.


  • II

    News You Can Use

    LOS After School Activity Schedule!

    Please take a few moments to review the flyers at the end of this newsletter. If youre interest-

    ed in signing your child up for an activity, simply print the form, submit payment, and be sure to

    put in an envelope clearly marked with the activity and your childs name.

    NEW!!! LOS Makerspace begins on October 6th! Space is still available for Playful

    Practice Yogabegins this MONDAY!

    Please be mindful of pick up times. Often times our instructors for after school classes

    have additional classes scheduled. Help them out by picking your child up on time in the

    main lobby.

    Monday Playful Practice Yoga, Begins Monday, September 26th, 3:05-3:45 pm - A few

    spots are still available!!

    Tuesday- Karate, Begins September 20th, 3:15-4:00 pm

    Bricks for Kids, Begins September 27th, 3:15-4:15 pm

    Thursday-Chess Club, Begins September 22, 3:05-4:05 pm (pick up in library, SESSION FULL)

    Friday Giggling Pig, Begins September 30th, 3:15-4:15 pm (SESSION FULL)

    Support our LOS Makerspace LOS Makerspace is an after school activity where students can design, create, and explore new

    interests. Our PTA has graciously supported our launch by providing us with a wide range of ma-

    terials. We are reaching out to our LOS Families for donations of the following you may have

    around the house:

    Yarn scraps

    Left over skeins of yarn

    Crochet hooks

    Origami paper

    Blocks (wood, plastic, etc.)

  • III

    Is your student ready to ride a bicycle to school?

    Per the Milford Public Schools Parent Student Handbook:

    Only students in grades 3, 4, and 5 may ride their bicycles to

    school at the elementary level. By state law, all bicycle riders must wear a

    helmet. All riders are to walk their bicycles once on school property and

    park them at the bicycle rack. Bikes are to be locked at all times. The

    school is not responsible for the loss of or damage to bicycles.

    Rollerblades and skateboards are not allowed on school grounds and will be confiscat-

    ed and returned to parents.

    IMPORTANT: If you are planning on sending your student to/from school by bicycle, please

    send in a note to update your childs arrival and dismissal procedure.

    We want to keep them safe!


    Only current, paid members can view the LOS PTA Facebook page.

    After school Yoga begins Monday, September 26th

    After school Giggling Pig begins, Friday, September 30th

    Next meeting: Wednesday, October 19th, 7 pm ~ Child care provided!

    LOS Staff Takes on the Gulf Beach Half Marathon!

    The Before

    Mrs. Etense, Mr. Armando, and Ms. Costantini And the after! We did it!

  • IV

    Live Oaks Leadership

    What leadership opportunities are available for Live Oaks students?

    Student Leadership Team:

    Who: Grades 4 & 5 Students

    How: Application process, including recommendations from teachers and parent/guardian

    Dates: Year long

    Info: Student Leadership Team (SLT) began last year at Live

    Oaks with 20 student members. Students met to plan and

    organize various community service and kindness projects

    throughout the year. The focus for this group is to promote

    a positive school climate and to encourage student activ-


    Safety Patrol:

    Who: Grade 5 Students (There may be some opportunities for Grade 4 Bus Safety Positions)

    How: Application process, including recommendations from teachers and parent/guardian

    Dates: 1/2 year positions (some availability to continue for full year)

    Info: Safety Patrol consists of both Hallway Helpers and Bus Safety Patrollers. All Safety Patrol-

    lers participate in leadership lessons including listening, communicating, and how to be helpful

    to others. Students wear a safety badge and sash while on duty.

    Morning Announcement Team:

    Who: Grade 5 Students

    How: Interested students signed up during lunch

    Dates: Students will be selected to announce on a rotating

    schedule for the school year.

  • Playful Practice

    Kids After School Yoga Series hosted by

    Live Oaks School

    Get in the yoga flow!

    Slither like snakes, hop like frogs and take a yoga adventure! This class will incorporate music,

    movement and sequential yoga poses. Imaginative breathing exercises and creative decision

    making is introduced in this well-rounded series.

    6 Week Series Beginning: Monday, September 26th

    Monday afternoons

    $35 for the Six-week Series, Checks

    Beginner Yoga Series Session Schedule:

    First Session, September 26th: Bugs & Slugs

    Second Session, October 10th: Into The Forest

    Third Session, October 17th: Things That Fly

    Fourth Session, October 24th: A Growing World

    Fifth Session, November 7th: Water & Ice

    Sixth Session, November 14th: Rainforest Fun

    All props and mats needed will be provided for class time. Students should wear comfortable clothing to

    move freely. Learn More about the instructor, Haley Proto on the back of this flyer.


    Playful Practice, Kids After School Yoga Series

    Childs Name: _________________________________ Grade: ___________

    Teacher: _____________________________________ Room #: ___________

    Payment enclosed: CASH or Check made payable to Haley Proto

  • H.A.P.Y

    Haley Alexandra Proto Yoga

    Haley believes that everyones body and mind can benefit from the yoga

    journey. She began her own journey in 2002, when she signed up for Yo-

    ga 101 as part of a gym requirement for college. It was there that she

    was introduced to the various styles of yoga and learned basic postures

    as well as breathing exercises. She enjoyed the increased flexibility,

    strength, and the clarity of a calm mind; and immediately fell in love!

    Haley loves learning and sharing what she has learned with others. She

    enjoys teaching mixed-level hatha, vinyasa flow and restorative classes

    that offer an introduction for students new to yoga while encouraging ex-

    perienced students to deepen their awareness of technique, breath and


    Haley completed her 200-hour training from The Breathing Room Yoga

    Center in New Haven, CT. She also received a 20-hour Children's Yoga

    certificate from Full of Joy Yoga and a 20-hour certificate for Color Har-

    monics Light Therapy Level 1.

    Visit her website:

  • WaiverandReleaseForm


  • A new after school adventure is headed to LOS this year. We are so excited to announce the launch of Makerspace where students can design, create, and explore new interests. Our PTA has graciously supported our launch by providing us with a wide range of materials and supplies including: origami, knitting, Legos, circuits, and so much more. Students can even use Kindle Fires to find instructional videos. Our students will be in control of selecting their own activities and working on their own projects week to week.

    Activities will be self-guided, yet supervised.

    Space is limited to 20 children, so please reply ASAP.

    The six-week session will cost $60. 100 percent of the program fees will be reinvested in new equipment and material for future Makerspace programs.

    Thursdays from 3:10 4:30 pm ~ Program Dates: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10

    Makerspace After School Program Please make $60 check payable to LOS PTA.

    Student Name _____________________________ Grade _____ Room# ____________

    Parent/Guardian Name & Phone# _________________________________________

    Parent/Guardian Email Address: __________________________________________

    Name/Phone# of person picking up child if different from above


    Photo Release:

    I give permission for the child(ren) listed above to be photographed during the Makerspace Program.

    ________________________________________ ______________________ Signature of parent/guardian Date

  • Bricks 4 Kidz in conjunction with the Live Oaks PTA is pleased to offer you another fun and exciting after school enrichment program.

    Tuesdays 3:15 4:15PM (60 minutes)8 week program Dates: Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 15, 22

    No Class Nov 8 Professional Development DayLocation: LOS Media CenterCost: $145

    Sibling discount: 10% OFF applied for siblings enrolled in the same session

    Join Bricks 4 Kidz for a Lego STEM experience at the Woodbridge Recreation Center. Our projects,designed by engineers and architects, motivate children by reinforcing STEM based principles whileenhancing self-esteem, improving fine motor skills and teaching important math skills. Our Legomodels are fully MOTORIZED. We will build vehicles, contraptions, inventions, animals and muchmore. Come join us in this educational fun! We Learn, We Build, We Play with Lego Bricks!NEW model builds EVERY SEMESTER!-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you would like your child to participate in this program, please complete and return this form with acheck made payable to Bricks 4 Kidz by September 23, 2016. Please submit this to your childs teacherin an envelope marked Bricks 4 Kidz. Thank you.

    Childs Name: Age:Current Grade: Classroom #Parents Name: Phone #:Email:Photo Release: Yes NoBy checking Yes, I grant permission for a photo/image that includes my child without any other personal identifiers to bepublished on the public internet site, including but not limited to:, Facebook, Youtube

    Ask us about our birthday parties, in school field trips and team building events!Call 203-805-STEM

  • Join us for the Live Oaks annual

    Trunk or Treat Friday, October 14th 6:00-8:00pm

    (Rain Date: Friday, October 21st)

    TRUNKS NEEDED: Trunks will be accepted on first come first serve basis.

    Numbers are limited to the amount of parking spaces available. Decorations for

    your trunk are not required but highly encouragedthe more festive the better!

    1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place trunks will be recognized with trophies!

    Trunks arrive by 5:30 pm. Park your cars in the back parking area, filling in

    the farthest spaces first. (Once the Trunk or Treat begins, cars will not be

    allowed in/out of the parking area. We want to keep our kids safe!)

    Parents remain outside by their cars to hand out the Halloween treats they

    have brought for the Trunk or Treaters. Remember to dress warmly!

    Trunk or Treaters may start going car to car (with a guardian) at 6:00 pm.

    CANDY DONATIONS: Appreciated! Donations can be sent into school with your

    child or you can drop it in the box in the front lobby.

    Click Here to RSVP!

    NOTE: If you are signing up to be a trunk, please let us know

    if you are available for both 10/14 & 10/21 by emailing us at

    Contact Jane Mirmina at with questions.

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