March 1, 2021

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Socialistic Book Fair Begins Monday!

We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair on March 1-14, 2021!

The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters—helping them become lifelong readers. And you’ll love the option to experience the magic of a Book Fair through this season's new Virtual Fair experience!

Plus, enjoy these special virtual shopping features:

  • Access to over 6,000 products

  • All orders ship direct to home

  • eWallet that friends and family can contribute to

  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*

  • All purchases support our school (we earn 25% in rewards)!

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with virtual shopping:


Thank you for continuing to support our school.

Happy reading Oster Cougars!

Mrs. Taormina

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In person Learning

3rd-5th In-Person Learning Begins March 8th

Parents will be notified of their child's placement, Monday, March 1st, by 4:00 pm. Please look for an email from your child's current teacher.

3rd-5th Grade Schedule

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Entry and Exit Gates

Oster now has six different drop-off and pick-up locations (map attached below). If you have more than one child and would like to drop them off and pick them up from one location, please contact me so that we can decide which location would be best and the paths that your children should take to their classrooms. Children will not be lining up. They will walk directly from their drop off location to their classroom and enter the room when they get there. However, during the first week of in-person learning, teachers will be out on the blacktop, ready to receive their students and show them their classroom location.

Another reminder that parents will not be allowed on campus when students return.

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Stop by our upcoming February Grab & Go Meals Pick Up Days between 11 AM and 1 PM

  • Closed for Presidents' Week Break (Feb 15-19)
  • Monday, February 22
  • Wednesday, February 24
  • Friday, February 26

Location: Dartmouth Middle School (5575 Dartmouth Drive)

Note: There will be no pick up on during the Presidents' Week Break. Come by on February 12th to pick up bulk packages of meals.

  • Please stay in your car and wear a mask or face covering. Staff will come to you.
  • Walk-up community members may pick up meals from a distribution table.
  • Meals are available for any student 18 years old and younger.
  • No paperwork/identification required.
  • Students do not need to be present.
  • Pick up only - no eating at the school.

If you have questions, please reach out to Diane Nunes at (408) 558-4203 or nunesd@unionsd.org. y questions regarding meals and meal service.


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Dates to Remember

  • March 2: SCC Meeting @ 2:45

  • March 3: Oster's Chef's Night Out (Mendocino Farms)

  • March 8: USD Board Meeting @ 6:00

  • March 11: HSC Meeting @ 6:00

  • March 14: Daylight Savings

  • March 17: Spirit Day (Green Day)

  • April 5-9: Spring Break (No school)

Childcare Information at Oster: USD Extended Care Program

  • Provides before/after school care for K-5

  • Open on all school days as well as Staff

  • Development Days.
  • Camps during school and summer breaks

  • STEAM Activities, Homework Support,

  • Outdoor Group Games, School Technology

For registration information click here: Extended Care Registration

Please contact the following people if you have questions:

· For financial or registration questions, please contact Kristi Martik (martikk@unionsd.org)

· For programmatic questions, please contact Andra Feldman (feldmana@unionsd.org) or Valeria Montes (montesv@unionsd.org)

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Due to technical difficulties, the Science Quiz was postponed until, Monday, March 1. Remember, the theme is SPACE! Good luck Cougars!

Past and Present Science Quiz winners: we’d love to get photos of you with your prizes/certificates for the yearbook. Send photos to oster.usd.yearbook@gmail.com

Chef's Night Out

Our next Chef's Night Out is Wednesday, March 3 at Mendocino Farms from 11AM–9PM. Please place orders online at http://bit.ly/CNOMendocino and use the code OSTER33. 20% of your purchase will be donated back to our school!

Yearbook Information

The yearbook committee has two final photo challenges that will run through March 26: DISNEY and SPORTS.
For DISNEY, you can dress as your favorite character, don your ears, or pose with your favorite stuffed friend--OR all of the above. Please make sure we can see your face!

For SPORTS, we are looking for players and/or fans! Pose in your favorite team jersey, or send in a pic of you doing YOUR sport, in YOUR uniform, with YOUR gear… Any sport counts! (Even if it doesn’t require a uniform…)

Check out the flyer for more details about the challenges, and please submit your photos to oster.usd.yearbook@gmail.com
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Thanks to everyone who has submitted photos. We have received Yearbook Portraits from 86% of the student body. For those who haven’t yet submitted a portrait, please email your high resolution image to oster.usd.yearbook@gmail.com.

The yearbook price is now $30 and there are 87 copies remaining. You can order online at: http://bit.ly/OsterYB
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If you shop on Amazon, please consider adding Oster Elementary Home and School Club as your selected Amazon Smile charity. Amazon donates a percentage of qualified purchases back to Oster through this program and every little purchase helps. If you're not a member, consider joining this FREE giving program at smile.amazon.com to support your school.

Did you know Amazon Smile is now available for your mobile device? Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone. And thanks for supporting Oster!