In an effort to help you transition from summer to the schedules and logistics of school, the Oak Knoll PTO has curated information to help you get organized. Please make sure to check Parent Square for our Top Ten list. If you did not receive an email from Parent Square please contact the Oak Knoll office at (650) 854-4433.
PTO President Welcome Letter 2023/2024:
Oak Knoll Families,
On behalf of the PTO, I am excited to welcome you to this new school year! The last few years have truly shown the strength and resilience of our school community and proven what makes Oak Knoll so special–the strong partnership between the incredible teachers and staff and engaged families like yours. As a PTO, we strive to ensure that the sense of connection and belonging that the school works so hard to cultivate for each student is also extended to the entire family. We hope that you experience firsthand the welcoming and inclusive community that we try to foster. As teachers open their classroom doors for our kids on the first day of school, I encourage you to also take a courageous step, introduce yourself to fellow parents, and embrace the school community. After all…together is our favorite place to be and our community is richer when you are a part of it!
Here’s how you can get involved and what to expect as we kick off this new school year.
1. Mark Your Calendars and Join Us!
August 21, 3pm, Class assignments will be posted on ParentSquare.
August 22, Kindergarten, TK, and New Family Welcome event on campus.
August 23, 8:10am, First day of school – Join us in the courtyard next to the big gym at the Welcome Back Parent Coffee to hear Principal Alicia Payton-Miyazaki speak about the upcoming year, learn about our PTO committees and events, sign up for volunteer activities, and chat with friends old and new. You can get a jump start in learning about PTO volunteer opportunities by clicking here.
August 31, 8:10am, Community Connection Coffee – Stop by after morning drop-off for fresh coffee (every Thursday through September) and a time to connect with Principal Payton-Miyazaki, Assistant Principal Clancy, and other Oak Knoll parents.
September 7, 6pm, Back to School Night – Meet your child’s teacher on campus and learn about their plans for your child in the classroom.
September 7, 7pm, Parent Mix & Mingle – After a three-year hiatus, we are excited to reconvene Oak Knoll parents of all grades on the front patio at The Dutch Goose, for a casual night of fun and connection. We hope you’ll join us!
2. Get Involved
There are many ways, large and small, to get involved at Oak Knoll. Volunteer in your child’s classroom by signing up with your room parents, or find new opportunities to help the PTO at the Welcome Back parent event on the first day of school or by completing an interest form here. You can also indicate your willingness to serve as a room parent for your child’s class here.
3. Please Donate to the One Community Campaign
Your donations have a direct impact in making Oak Knoll the amazing school and community that it is. In the coming weeks you will hear more about our annual One Community Campaign (OCC), which provides critical support as we invest in the long-term academic, physical, and emotional needs of our children. The OCC funds enable specialist teachers in areas like art, music, library, and PE; as well as the PTO’s ability to deliver curriculum enrichment, student events, and family events. Click here to donate today. We ask all families to contribute an amount that feels meaningful, with a suggested donation of $2,000 per student. Every donation, of any size, is greatly appreciated!
2023-24 Oak Knoll PTO President