“Caring for Ourselves, Caring for Each Other and Caring for Our Community.”

 “Caring for Ourselves, Caring for Each Other and Caring for Our Community.”

In November, we turn our focus to the larger Oakland community beyond Chabot. Throughout the month, students will have opportunities in class to learn about Oakland’s amazing diversity and rich history. This learning will culminate on the afternoon of November 16 when our school becomes a learning lab filled with Oakland artists, writers, scientists, activists, and musicians — all here to share their diverse talents with our students.
 
Our celebration of Oakland invites a lot of family participation. One of the best ways to get involved as a family is to work with your child to complete the Oakland Passports, which will be sent home sometime in the next week. These passports invite families to visit a variety of places in Oakland and capture the experiences through drawings, photos, and writings. The passport includes a  list of different places and sites in Oakland that you can take your child to. These are just suggestions, the only requirement is that the places visited are in Oakland. Some are a quick drive by and others are places that you can spend a long time visiting. This is about what works for your family. On the back cover there is space to write questions that your child may have about Oakland, which will be used in the classrooms.

Autism Speaks Walk in Honor of Chabot’s Inclusive Community 

Autism Speaks Walk in Honor of Chabot’s Inclusive Community 

Natalie (Hughes) Weinberger, one of Chabot’s Inclusion Specialists, will be leading a team for the Autism Speaks Walk on November, 4 2017 in honor of our AWESOME Inclusive Chabot Community.

Natalie is walking to raise funds for Autism Speaks who fuel innovative research, and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services for the Autism community.

If you would like to join her team, make a small donation, or learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorders, please check it out here.

Supporting kids takes a village. Show others that you are a part of theirs!

Shoo The Flu – Free Flu Shots for Students

Shoo The Flu – Free Flu Shots for Students

Our school will be hosting a Shoo the Flu Vaccine Day this month.

All students and staff are eligible to receive a flu vaccine through Shoo the Flu. The vaccine is free, regardless of insurance, and is the same vaccine given at any doctor’s office. Once again, the nasal spray flu vaccine (FluMist) will NOT be available this year. This means all health care providers and Shoo the Flu will have only flu shots available. Getting a flu shot is strongly recommended and Shoo the Flu will have enough flu shots for all students with completed consent forms.

Consent forms were distributed in September. A Shoo the Flu Vaccine Day will be held here at school for one day on October, 27 2017. All you will need to do is complete the consent form. Participation is optional – only students with a completed consent form will be vaccinated.

For more information visit shootheflu.org.