Yearbook Cover Contest

Attached you will find the winner of this year's Yearbook Cover Contest: https://bit.ly/2pIsv8h. The finalist was Maanasi Keralapura from Miss Yoshioka's class, with runner-ups being Arya Gulati from Mr. T's class, Sophia Liu from Ms. Bruneau's class, Sharanya Balakrishnan from Mrs. McGowan's class, and Lily Colombeau from Mrs. Paik's class. We had so many talented artists turn in beautiful work, and the finalists were selected by the Oster student body. Mrs. Rabago made it possible by emailing our classroom teachers the images of the finalist's artwork, and then teachers had their students vote. We want to thank all the children who participated because each piece submitted was amazing!

There is still time to place your order for the 2018 Oster Yearbook for the discounted price of $25! The price of the yearbook will increase to $30 after April 15th. Place your order by printing and submitting the form (attached PDF) or order online via MySchoolAnywhere: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=OsterElementary124372

H&SC Open Board Positions

Our H&SC is looking to fill two board positions for the 2018-2019 school year. If you are interested in serving as our H&SC Secretary or Co-Treasurer, please contact Cady Burstein at osterhsc@gmail.com Below are descriptions of the two positions.

Secretary shall:

1. keep an accurate record of the proceedings of all meetings

2. be prepared to read, on call, the minutes of any previous meeting

3. have available unapproved copies of the minutes of the latest meeting no later than one week after said meeting, and have them posted to the website

4. have access to a copy of Roberts Rules of Order Revised

5. conduct all necessary correspondence of the organization, i.e. Thank You letters, etc.

The Co-Treasurer shall:

1. receive all money for the organization and shall deposit them on a weekly basis in the name of the organization in a bank approved by the Executive Board

2. be holding agent for money collected for Science Camp, Field Trips, Pennies for Patients, Student Store, Library fees, and other funds required by the school and not to be spent by the Home & School Club

3. keep an accurate record of all receipts and disbursements

4. present a statement of account at every regular meeting, and any time that this statement may be requested by the Executive Board

5. make a full annual report to the organization

6. post the annual budget at Back to School night

7. contact and provide necessary documents to the tax preparer.

CAASPP California Assessment of Student Performance Progress

Our 3rd-5th grade students will begin practicing for our state assessment after spring break. Grade levels will begin the official testing in early May. CAASPP is also referred to as the Smarter Balanced Assessment. The assessment will include adaptive tests in English Language Arts, Math, and Science. Students will be taking all assessments on their Chromebooks. Results will be available sometime in June and individual scores will be mailed home to our families. A more detailed letter sharing tips for preparing students, along with the actual testing schedule, will be sent to families with children in grades 3rd-5th.

5th Grade Parents

We would like to celebrate our 5th grade students with a small ceremony as they move on to middle school. The celebration will take place on Wednesday, June 6th, at 10:30 a.m. in our school cafeteria. Students will return to their classrooms following the ceremony and be excused at 12:15 p.m by their classroom teacher. We ask that younger siblings please remain seated with their parents throughout the entire graduation, or remain at home with a sitter. This is an important hour for our 5th grade students. Thank you!

Thank you for Supporting Pennies for Patients

A very big THANK YOU to the Oster community for your generous support of Pennies for Patients! We collected $2,624.46 in coins and $2,396.00 in cash and checks. The grand total of our donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was $5,020.46. Thank you for supporting this worthy cause which helps fund research and support patients and their families going through the fight against cancer.

California Kitchen Dining4Dollars

Wednesday, April 4th, 11am-9pm

925 Blossom Hill Road

San Jose, CA

Oster gets 20% donated back to our school! Please pick-up a flyer in our school office.