Yearbook Cover Contest

Attached you will find the winner of this year's Yearbook Cover Contest: WINNER. The winner's artwork will be featured on the front cover, and she is Sharanya Balakrishnan from Mrs. Krepelka's class. The runner-ups were Advika Modi from Mr. T's class, Emma Shim from Ms.Yoshioka's class, Prestley Mueller from Mrs. Gorham's class, Ananya Khandelwal from Mrs. Paik's class, and Laasya Uday from Mrs. Augustine's class. This was one of the toughest competitions in my seven years at Oster. There was so much artistic talent that it was difficult to narrow the selection down. The winner was selected by the entire 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. A special thank you to all the children who entered the contest and shared their wonderful artistic talents with all of us. Please remember that there is still time to place your order for the 2019 Oster Yearbook for the discounted price of $25! The price of the yearbook will increase to $30 after April 5th. Place your order by printing the form found at this link http://bit.ly/2FFfNPv and submitting it to the H&SC mailbox in the front office, or order online via MySchoolAnywhere.

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 Auditor, 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 Auditor shall:

1. audit the books of the H&SC account twice yearly as of July 31st and January 31st

2. render a written report to the organization no later than October 1st and no later than April 1st of each year

H&SC also has a couple of chair positions that need filling before this school year ends.

Harvest Festival Chair:

Oversees the annual event. The chair will coordinate with the board and committee members

Haunted House Chair:

Oversees organization and supervision of the haunted house for the Harvest Festival

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 at the end of April and 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 (5th grade only). Students will be taking all assessments on their Chromebooks. Results will be available sometime in June, and the 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

Can you believe your child's elementary years are over? It's truly hard to fathom! We would like to celebrate your 5th grader with a small ceremony, as they move on to middle school. The celebration will take place on Wednesday, June 5th, at 10:30 a.m. on our upper-grade blacktop. We have 130 fifth graders being promoted, so this year the ceremony will be outside. 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 a very special hour for our 5th-grade students and their teachers. Thank you!

Become a Substitute Teacher

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of students? Then substitute teaching may be the right job for you! Union School District is seeking kind and compassionate people to join our team of substitute teachers. As a substitute, you can set your own schedule, gain valuable classroom experience, and enjoy a great source of supplemental income. If you would like to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher, please contact Lenette Solis at the District Office (solisl@unionsd.org or 408-377-8010).