Announcements

Join us for dinner and cocktails at Raise Your Hand for Breakthrough!

Tickets are now on sale for Breakthrough's ninth annual Raise Your Hand dinner, to be held on February 13, 2019 at SF Day. The event provides essential financial support for Breakthrough's high-impact college access and teacher training work.

This year's dinner features a keynote address by Al Letson, a nationally renowned journalist, poet, and playwright who hosts Reveal, the Center for Investigative Reporting's radio show and podcast. 

Individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities are available as well. We hope you'll join us!

We are so proud of our Digital Dolphins Gray, Green, and White teams for their collaboration, innovation, and perseverance throughout the season. The SF Day team members were incredible hosts to the visiting robotics teams at the tournament held on November 19, 2018. Visit our Digital Dolphins Padlet here.

Congratulations to our Digital Dolphins Gray Team for advancing to the regional tournament at UC Berkeley on January 19, 2019! Team members advancing include: Amalia, Blake, Everett, Gavin, Harrison, Jordan, Otis, Ruby, and Wyatt. Go Dolphins, Go! 

WHEN:  Saturday, November 17 from 8:00-5:00p. Optimal drop in times are 9:30-12p and 1-4:30p.

WHERE:  SF Day - all over our campus!

WHAT:  The Lego League Robotics Competition is an amazing experience for students to demonstrate their ingenuity and passion for making and creating. This competition is open to the public so feel free to stop by and cheer on our Green, White, and Gray Digital Dolphins Teams!! 

WHY: Our SF Day Digital Dolphins robotics team members have been working hard all year to program missions, research their project, and learn to work together as a team.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED! To be great hosts and facilitate the competition, we are seeking judges and referees. Judges and Referees cannot know the students competing.For example, if you are a K-4 parent you might make a great judge. Friends and colleagues are welcome. Training for judges and referees is minimal, and can all be done online. A background in robotics or technology is not required to volunteer. Breakfast and lunch will all be provided for all volunteers!

Want to get some insight into what this is all about? View our Digital Dolphins 2017 Video

Contact: Sarah Costello (scostello@sfday.org)

On October 18, SF Day community members--and millions of Americans--will wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth. Students are welcome --but not required--to join! For more information, including a list of others participating, visit glaad.org/spiritday. You can find resources for parents and educators available at glaad.org/spiritday?resources. Thank you for your support!

Join us to hear guest speaker, Dr. Yong Zhao, on October 2. Dr. Zhao will be speaking on "Reaching for Greatness: Empowering Your Kids to Harness Their Talents to Conquer the Challenges of the Modern World." 

Dr. Yong Zhao calls for a paradigm shift in education and brings extensive evidence to show that every child has both the potential and the need to become great. He advocates that the goal of education is to help each child discover and develop their unique strengths and passions so that they can be best prepared to meet the challenges of the modern world including globalization, technology, smart machines and the need to create value for others. To do so, parents and educators need to make education personalized by the child, instead of personalized for the child. Together, we need to help each child find what uniquely makes them great.

Dr. Zhao currently serves as a Foundation Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on the implications of globalization and technology on education and has published 100 articles and 20 books. He is a recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association and was named one of the 2012 Ten Most Influential People in Educational Technology by the Tech & Learn Magazine. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy for Education. His latest book, World Class Learners, has won several awards including the Society of Professors of Education Book Award (2013), Association of Education Publishers’ (AEP) Judges’ Award and Distinguished Achievement Award in Education Leadership (2013). Learn more about Dr. Zhao at zhaolearning.com.

To RSVP please visit: https://speaksf_yongzhao.eventbrite.com This event is FREE for SPEAK member school parents, educators, and staff. A non-member fee of $15 will be collected at the door. Seating will be first come, first served.