Social-Emotional Learning: The Saklan Way

All Saklan parents are invited to join the PA for coffee and pastries and meet Kim Parks, Saklan’s Middle School Dean and Director of Teaching and Learning. Kim will be speaking about how Responsive Classroom techniques are being utilized from Owlets through 8th grade, sharing their purpose and benefit to students.

Kim will also discuss the goals of Family Groups and Buddies and address the overarching themes that are an important part of the Saklan SEL program: the importance of relationship building; the benefits of small class sizes; clear, concise, positive teacher language; one-on-one teacher/student conferencing to deliver feedback; quick action/debriefing when an incident happens; teaching students ways to resolve conflicts and give them opportunities to try.

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Looking for Wine Donations

Love wine? We are excitedly preparing a Wine Raffle for this year’s Auction Shindig, and we would love y’alls help! Please consider donating a favorite bottle or two (rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate or Wine Enthusiast) to this year’s collection.

All proceeds from this year’s Wine Raffle will support Saklan’s Summer Reflection Fund, which funds summer professional development opportunities for our beloved teachers and staff.

Please bring your wine donations to the Saklan Office or drop them off at the Auction Shindig table in front of Saklan on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Not a big wine fan, but want to support professional development opportunities for Saklan teachers and staff? Click here to contribute to the Summer Reflection Fund.

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Parent Ed with Dr. Briscoe-Smith

This event will be held over Zoom. Look for the Zoom link in the January 20th edition of Next Week at Saklan.

Special thanks to the Saklan Parent Association for organizing this wonderful parent education opportunity.

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Seeking Swag

Saklan’s Auction Committee is fixin’ to acquire irresistible auction items for our upcoming Auction Shindig. Here are a few specific things we are looking for:

  • Vacation homes – Do you have or know someone with a vacation property, timeshare or other access to destination properties? 
  • Event Tickets – Do you have season passes for the Giants, A’s, Warriors, theatre, symphony, or live music venues?
  • Adventure Experiences – Hot Air Ballooning, Circus School, and Cooking Classes are always popular items. 
  • Wine – Do you belong to a winery and have a few extra bottles of your favorite Cab you would be willing to part with for a good cause?
  • Gift Cards – Your unused gift cards can enhance a basket of themed goods. 
  • Parent Socials – Are you willing to host a dinner or party at your house?

Please let us know if y’all have any other ideas to make this event even better. As our mission says, think creatively! Click here to download the donor packet, here to complete the donor form online, or email ewilliamson@saklan.org to give the committee the 411. 

Help Plan the Auction

All Saklan community members are invited to join us for an Auction Planning Meeting on Tuesday, January 25th at 12:15 p.m. over Zoom.

Can’t make the meeting but want to help? Email Emily at ewilliamson@saklan.org and let her know.

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We’re Having a Shindig!

Get your cowboy boots and hats ready ’cause we’re having a shindig! This adults-only event will be held mainly outdoors in the courtyard of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church on Saturday, March 19th at 6:00 p.m.

Help Plan the Auction!

All Saklan community members are invited to join us for an Auction Planning Meeting on Tuesday, January 25th at 12:15 p.m. over Zoom. Look for the Zoom link in Next Week at Saklan.

Can’t make the meeting but want to help? Email Emily at ewilliamson@saklan.org and let her know.

#SaklanShindig

January Parent Education

This event will be held over Zoom. Look for the Zoom link in the January PA Newsletter (emailed to all Saklan families on January 5th) or the January 20th edition of Next Week at Saklan.

Special thanks to the Saklan Parent Association for organizing this wonderful parent education opportunity.

#SaklanParentEd #SaklanPA

Sugar Blues Parent Ed

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the first Parent Ed talk of the year on Thursday, November 9th. During the event, Alexis Bernstein, founder of Within Reach Nutrition and a Saklan parent, shared everything one needs to know about sugar. She discussed how much sugar the average American consumes, sugars effects on the body, why we crave it, and gave advice on how to “crowd it out” of your diet. If you weren’t able to join us, you can view the recording of the session here.

Thank you very much to Alexis Bernstein for sharing her expertise with our community, and to the Saklan PA for organizing this event.

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