Recognition and Achievements

Student of the Month

Congratulations to our
October 2019 Students of the Month


Lower Grade

Kindergarten

Natalie P.
Alex H.

First Grade

Anthea Y.
Sophia C.
Ziyad E.

Second Grade

Vihaan S.
Arjun M.
Ethan P.
Martin K.

Third Grade

Maddy T.
Jenna B.
Jacob H.
Jordan T.


Upper Grade

Fourth Grade

Snehal S.
Kaily S.
Diya K.

Fifth Grade

Anika B.
Nell T.
Abhinav I.

Sixth Grade

Mihir M.
Gabby H.
Brooklynn C.

Battle of the Books Champions

Silver Oak Battle of the Books
FALL 2018

Battle of the Books at Silver Oak is a reading incentive program for students in 3rd through 6th grades. There are two competitions... Grades 3/4 teams and Grades 5/6 teams. The Battle of the Books contests, consisting of quiz show format questions about books, are moderated by Principal Greenfield.

The winner of the Grade 5/6 competition was "You Are What You Read". The Grade 3/4 winner was "The Underdogs".

All of the winners did an amazing job of reading and absorbing information from the selected books. Members of the winning teams each received an award certificate as well as an Amazon gift card. Even more important, they had a chance to immerse themselves in some wonderful books. We wish all of the Battle of the Books participants happy reading in the future, and thank them for their enthusiasm for books.

We’d like to recognize and thank all the students who participated in this year’s Battle of the Books, and showed us how fun reading can be!

Special thanks also go to America's Battle of the Books for providing the book lists and quiz questions, to school librarian, Mrs. Hokanson, for ensuring that contest books were available at Silver Oak, to the PTO for funding the program, and to Principal Greenfield for moderating the contest.


 5th/6th Grade Contest Winners
5/6 Grade 2018 Winners - "You Are What You Read"
eNews Story


3/4 grade winners with Principal Howard Greenfield
3/4 Grade 2018 Winners - "The Underdogs"
eNews Story



Math Kangaroo Results

Math Kangaroo Logo

On March 21, 2019, 70 students from Silver Oak took the Math Kangaroo test. Over the course of 75 minutes, the students in grades 1 through 4 solved 24 questions, while those in grades 5 and 6 solved 30 questions. The questions were increasing in difficulty and the last few were very challenging for the grade levels. Questions are in a puzzle-like format and challenge students’ logical and analytical skills.

Congratulations to all the Math Kangaroo students for taking on the test challenge, for working hard and for earning good scores. You make us proud!

Nine students from Silver Oak have made it to the National merit list. Diya V. (Grade 5) scored full marks with all answers correct and has ranked first place in the nation!

Name

Grade

National Rank

State Rank

Xiyao Z.

2

14

Annabella C.

3

19

Sudhir V.

3

15

Priyanka K.

3

14

Tanisha B.

3

8

Gareth L.

3

4

3

William W.

4

4

Diya V.

5

1

1

Matthew C.

6

13


Science Fair

2019 District Science Fair

These fabulous students will display their science projects at the District Science Fair, oThursday, March 21. Congratulations!

Grade

Students

1st

Navraj S.

2nd

Team: Nicholas V. and Gavin C.

3rd Shant Y.

3rd

Callen T.

4th

Team: Sarah S., and Katelyn N.

4th

Team: Mihika P., Gia P., Nadezda L., and Isabel C.

5th Team: Melissa M., Alia O., Natalie S., and Kayli A.

5th

Team: Eesha B., Hoai Trang H., Gabby H., and Allison C.

6th

Team: Sophie C. and Sophia D.




During the 3rd Annual STEAM Night/Maker Faire classroom Science Fair projects selected to go to the District Science Fair were on display in the multipurpose room. The second grade and Mrs. Ferguson's class displayed their community projects. The winners of the individual grade projects displayed and explained their theories and findings before heading to the District event on March 15, 2018. This year's Silver Oak winners are:

StudentsProjectGrade
Lucas P.
Which shape is the strongest?1st
Matthew F.Which shape is the strongest?1st
Mia D.Which shape is the strongest?1st
Michelle L.The importance of choosing our drinks and brushing our teeth3rd
Sophia W.Citrus Power3rd
Gabriela S.
Diya V.
Eesha B.
The Boat Geniuses4th
Melissa M.
Spencer W.
Float a Boat4th
Luke B.The night bike sensor (NBS)4th
Melanie P.Where does the dirt go?5th
Matthew S.There's no "Eye" in Human
5th
Sanjala V.Predicting the Weather with a self-made barometer5th
Kiara R.
Anton L.
Michael L.
Triangle Pulley6th
Ethan K.
Ryan S.
Lauren C.
Triangle Pulley6th

Spelling Bee


2019

Spelling Bee Logo

Picture of top three Silver Oak spellers

Huge thank you to our wonderful pronouncer Mr. Hunter Elkins and our judges,
Ms. Taline Yerganian and Ms. Jennifer Hagerman for moderating and judging the event.

Silver Oak held its 13th annual Spelling Bee competition on January 17, 2019. The multipurpose room was buzzing with anticipation with 20 fantastic spellers and their proud families and friends.

It was an evening filled with excitement and suspense as our Silver Oak spellers battled it out in a war of consonants and vowels placed in just the right order. When the spelling was done, Deshna S. won third place honors, Soham M. took second place, and Silver Oak crowned a new Silver Oak Spelling Bee Champion... Mahin N.!

1st Place: Mahin N. (6th grade)
2nd Place: Soham M. (6th grade)
3rd Place: Deshna S. (6th grade)


Congratulations to the all 20 Silver Oak
Spelling Bee Participants
for a spectacular showing of their
amazing spelling skills!

4th Grade
Aidan S.
Adelyn W.

5th Grade
Micah C.
Hoai-Trang H.
Kaitlyn H.
Jayden L.
Joshua L.
Anderson N.
Zayd Q.

6th Grade
Aaditya B.
Varsha B.
Sophia D.
Karthik K.
Sohan M.
Shayan M.
Mahin N.
Matthew N.
Ana Lucia P.
Tristan P.
Deshna S.


What's Next?
Online Qualfier Test for the Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee

As 2019 Silver Oak Spelling Bee Champion, Mahin N. has qualified to compete with other regional school champions via an online local test administered at Silver Oak on last January. The top School Champion finishers of the online lest (up to 50) will move on to the 2019 Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee on Sunday, February 17th at the Amador Theater in Pleasanton, CA. The champion of the Bay Area Regional Bee will win an expenses-paid trip to the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland. Good luck, Mahin!!

Spelling Bee Participants

Fitness Run Winners

Fall 2017 Fitness Run

MEDAL WINNERS:

BOY (LAPS)

TEACHER

GIRL (LAPS)

TEACHER

KINDERGARTEN

SUMAI (6)

Nissen

ANGELIYAH G. (6)

Ferguson

KINDERGARTEN

JUDE R. (6)

Ferguson

AMY G. (6)

Ferguson

KINDERGARTEN

SUBIR P. (6)

Ferguson

ARIANA (6)

Trusso

KINDERGARTEN

ETHAN P. (6)

Trusso



KINDER TEACHER



MS. NISSEN (4)


FIRST GRADE

GAVIN (8)

Murnin

KAYA (7)

Noteware

FIRST GRADE

KABIR (8)

?

HALLE (7)

Noteware

FIRST GRADE

DHRUV (8)

Noteware

SANYA K. (7)

Roberts

FIRST GRADE

ALEX G. (8)

Roberts



FIRST GRADE TEACHER



MS. MURNIN (4)


SECOND GRADE

CALLEN T. (9)

Weber

SOPHIE (8)

Weber

SECOND GRADE



MYRA (8)

Brown

SECOND GRADE TEACHER



MS. WEBER (6)


THIRD GRADE

BOSTON (12)

Brown

NADEZDA L. (11)

Richard

THIRD GRADE



CLAIRE B. (11)

Barde

THIRD GRADE TEACHER



MS. BROWN (6)


FOURTH GRADE

JAYDEN L. (15)

Wong

BROOKLYN C. (14)

Wong

FOURTH GRADE

MOISES (15)

Wong



FOURTH GRADE TEACHER



MS. FONG (12)


FIFTH GRADE

ROMIR B. (15)

Tibbens

GRACE M. (14)

Tibbens

FIFTH GRADE

ETHAN M. (15)

Giacomini



FIFTH GRADE

TANUJ N. (15)

Laraway



FIFTH GRADE

ANDREI N. (15)

Tibbens



FIFTH GRADE

LOUIS B. (15)

Laraway



SIXTH GRADE

OWEN W. (17)

Hoshino

LAUREN C. (16)

Neil












OVERALL WINNER:


ENDURANCE WINNER:



OWEN W. (17 laps), 6th grade


MR. GREENFIELD



Math Olympiad Results

MATH OLYMPIAD
Math Olympiad

The annual Math Olympiad competition consists of five tests administered at schools around the world once per month from November through March. The Math Olympiad competition is geared toward stimulating enthusiasm and a love for mathematics and is open to students in grades 4 through 6. Practice sessions focus on mathematical concepts, problem solving skills, and fostering mathematical creativity and ingenuity.

2018 - 2019 Team Results

The team score is calculated by summing the top 10 highest scores from all team members. Our Silver Oak team scored 207 points.

Students with Top 10 Highest Scores

STUDENT

SCORE

Diya V.

24

Matthew C.

23

Molly K.

22

Sanjala V.

21

Aaditya B.

20

Annabella C.

20

Zayn D.

20

Deshna S.

20

Sanjana V.

19

Tanisha B.

18


Congratulation to all the kids who participated in Math Olympiad this year. Everyone worked hard attending early morning coaching sessions, put in extra hours of studying at home, and strived for accuracy during the contests.


Honor Roll

Honor Roll
Roll is a special accommodation awarded to students who reach certain academic goals throughout the year. You must be in grades 4-6 to be eligible for the program. Gold Honor Roll is awarded to students who receive all A's on their report card and demonstrate satisfactory citizenship (no N's or U's). Silver Honor Roll is awarded to students who receive all A's & B's on their report card and no N's or U's. Report cards are given out each trimester, so students have three opportunities over the course of the school year to reach Honor Roll.

Birthday Book Club

Birthday Book Club Silver Oak School

2019-2020

Each month 1st - 6th grade students choose books to be donated to their classroom or school library in honor of their birthdays. Each month, we recognize their donations by posting their names (and birthday months) here.

OCTOBER BIRTHDAY BOOK DONORS:

Stacked books

AUGUST BIRTHDAYSOCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
Aarav B.Aarav B.
Anjana B.
Alivia C.
Anthea Y.Amanda K.
Julian P.Ananya K.
Landon H.Brody C.

Chandi N.

Charlize N.
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYSDev A.
Chase T.Diya K.
Sushil V.Gitaz B.
Hayden N.
Kaydan N.
Kayla B.
Kennedy R.
Makayla K.
Naina S.
Peyton F.
Sourav N.
Sudhir V.
Twinkle C.
Vyom L.
Wenxin Z.
Zachary Y.

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