December 2019

The Oster Staff would like to Wish all our Families a Wonderful Holiday Season filled with Love and Joy!

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Cold Weather is Approaching!

Winter is approaching quickly and it has given us a little preview of its power, with the cold wind and rain that we have seen recently. Please send your child to school with a jacket, sweatshirt, or extra layer of clothing. Students will be outdoors for physical education, as well as recess and lunch unless it is raining. Also, please check the Lost and Found rack in the front of the school cafeteria. Many jackets and sweatshirts end up there after being left on the playground during recess.

Penguin Patch Shop

H&SC will be hosting the Penguin Patch Holiday shop where students can buy gifts for their loved ones this Holiday season. The Penguin Patch Holiday Shop will be held in the Media Center on December 13th and 20th from 2:40-3:40. Students can purchase holiday gifts for friends and family with items ranging in price from 25 cents to 12 dollars.

HSC is looking for some parent volunteers to help at the Store. If you are interested please sign up at osterhsc.membershiptoolkit.com under the Volunteer tab.

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Girls on the Run at Oster!

Join Girls on the Run! The goal of GOTR is to inspire girls (grades 3-5) to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches will lead small teams through dynamic discussions, activities, and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program (March - May), girls will develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

Register now at www.gotrsv.org (space is limited so sign up ASAP). Please contact Kristen Yoshioka for any questions or more information: yoshiokak@unionsd.org

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Latino Literacy!

Robin Jones and Mary Avila will be hosting the Latino Literacy at Noddin beginning in January. If you are interested please click here to register.
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The Union School District Board of Trustees endorses a neighborhood school concept. The Board, however, recognizes that parents may wish to choose a school of attendance other than the assigned school. Therefore, the Board of Trustees believes that parental choice among the district’s public schools should be included as an integral feature of a well-rounded educational environment.

Home school attendance areas are established to optimize the use of existing facilities and to avoid crowded conditions. However, requests for Intra-District Transfers may be made for reasons of personal preference based on the needs of the family or child.

If you are interested in having your child attend a school within Union School District but outside of your home attendance area, you must complete an Intra-District Transfer Request. Pick up an application from the receptionist at the Union School District Office, 5l75 Union Avenue, complete and return it to the District Office by 4:30 p.m. on February 28, 2020. Intra-District Transfers will only be honored if space is available at the receiving school. Requests received after that time and date will be placed on a waiting list status. If there are more requests than openings at any particular school, a lottery selection process, as required by the Education Code, will take place.

Any Intra-District transfers approved for the first time for the 2008-09 school year and all subsequent years will be reviewed yearly to determine continued placement based on academic progress, behavior, attendance and finally space at the site. Once an intra-district transfer is approved, you do not have to re-apply, and the transfer is in effect through 5th grade for elementary schools and 8th grade for middle schools, unless otherwise noted on the transfer. Union School District BP 5116.1

Inter-District Transfers

If you live outside of Union School District and are currently on an Inter-District Transfer to Union School District, our District Policy does not require you to reapply for the 2020-21 school year, however, your home district Policy may be different, so please check with your home district.

Based on our District Policy and the Inter-District Contract, your child’s academic progress, behavior and attendance will be reviewed. If all are acceptable you will be welcome to remain in the District as long as space is available. Space determinations are often not certain, however, until late in August and possibly as late as October 1.

If you are by choice returning to your home school, please let your site know as soon as possible. If any of the criteria above is not met, we will let you know in writing so that you can enroll your child in his/her home school. Union School District BP 5117

Highlighting Oster Pride!

Congratulations Sophia Liu, 5th grader, for winning the Scholastic Book Create-a-Cover Contest "Who Is?" Sophia was one of ten talented winners. Oster would like to congratulate her for her creative and artistic work.
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December 20th: Pajama Day!

Winter Break, No School: December 24th-January 5th.

No Homework Night: January 6th

Home and School Club Meeting: January 8th @ 6:30 PM

USD Board Meeting: January 13th @ 6:00 PM

Staff Professional Development, No School for Students: January 17th