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Cougar Dash Fun Run

Our Home and School Club is working closely with the Boosterthon organization to organize and support us with the fundraising of our annual Walkathon, now known as Cougar Dash Fun Run. The Fun Run is a pledge-based fundraiser, meaning students will be getting pledges for the number of laps they will run on the day of the event. Most students walk/run around 30-35 laps so a pledge of $1 per lap will come to around $30-$35 dollars. Friends and family may also choose to do a flat donation. Parents and sponsors enter pledges online at funrun.com so tracking pledges, collections, rewards, etc. is made simple. H&SC will be sending a flyer home with more information on how it all works. Our goal is to raise $25,000 in profits and this money will be put toward our music program and school field trips. We invite all our families to come out and cheer for your child on Friday, March 22nd. Attached is the schedule so that parents are aware when their child will be walking http://bit.ly/2Stygmw. Please mark your calendars and come join the fun!

Safety Drills

Student and staff safety is of utmost importance, therefore, we have scheduled fire, earthquake, and lockdown drills throughout the year. Our lockdown drill that we had earlier in the year was once again a big success. Oster was a ghost town within two minutes of the staff hearing the lockdown announcement. In March, we will be having our first lockdown drill during recess or lunch. We want to ensure that all staff and students know what to do in case of an emergency during free play. The staff has gone through training and they will be reviewing steps for students to take when they hear the announcement. We are working closely with officer Tim Harden from the SJPD and Retired Firefighter Gil Smith. A special thank you to the following parents who have assisted with past drills or who have served on our School Site Council: Jenny Kelley, Dana Rosa, Charvi Parekh, Michelle Wagner, Nicole Julius, Chad Alexander, Jenny Schaffer, Eva Vathis, Marsh Portman, and Mrs. Ullmark's husband, Brian Ullmark. We could not have done it without their support!

Parent Teacher Conferences

It is that time of the year again when parents have the opportunity to meet with their child’s classroom teacher and discuss their academic and social development in school. Conferences begin Thursday, March 7th, and continue through Friday, March 15th. We will have a 1:15 p.m. dismissal time throughout this conference period for grades 1st – 5th. TK and Kindergarten schedules remain the same. Your child’s teacher will be sending out a form to schedule a time to meet. Conferences allow teachers to share the progress of each child and provide parents the opportunity to ask clarifying questions and give input into the positive development of their child. It is important that children know that the success of their education is a team effort between home and school.