May/June

Osterizer

Our Oster families raised $3,665.00 for Pennies for Patients! Thank you!!

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Oster's Open House

On Wednesday, May 22nd, we will be having our annual Open House. This is one of my favorite school events! We celebrate all that your child has accomplished through an Art Vistas Showcase, classrooms filled with student projects, and a wonderful Silent Auction. Families will also have the opportunity to visit our two new and improved garden spaces. The kindergarten garden and upper-grade garden (located behind our 4th & 5th-grade portables) are ready for viewing and we will have parent volunteers available to share what they have done and the plan for the next year. This is not a formal event so families are able to arrive early at 5:30 and spend time in the cafeteria viewing all the art projects or begin bidding on exciting Silent Auction items. From 6:30 to 7:30, the classrooms will open up for one hour and families get to view so many wonderful student accomplishments. Our classrooms will close at 7:30 and families will have between 7:30 and 8:00 to bid one last time on an item or visit the Art Vistas Showcase. Please note that the Silent Auction will close during the one hour that the classrooms will be open. Please mark your calendars and join us for a special evening that celebrates your child!

International Night

Come learn about and celebrate different cultures in our world and in our Oster community at International Night! This event will take place on Thursday, May 16, from 5:30 to 7:30. All are welcome. You will have the chance to “visit” over 20 different countries. Hear music and see dances from China, Ireland, and Thailand. Play games popular in India and Great Britain. Sample foods from Greece, Vietnam, and Turkey. Dinner tickets will be available to purchase in advance. Watch your Wednesday envelopes for more information, and watch for a Sign-Up Genius email for ways to volunteer. Also, if you would like to represent a particular country at this event, it's not too late! Please email Jenny Schaeffer at jenny.schaeffer@gmail.com for more information. We hope to see you there!

Silent Auction

Our annual Silent Auction is coming up on Wednesday, May 22nd, at our Open House. The Silent Auction committee has been working hard to secure some awesome packages that await your bids. In the past, the committee has been very lucky to receive donations from our amazing Oster families. So if you own your own company and can donate products or services, they would be most grateful. If you can convince your employer to donate that would be great, too.

Or do you have any talents or skills that you can offer? Are you a brilliant baker, a creative crafter, an accomplished artist, a heroic hairdresser, a nifty nail technician, a phenomenal photographer, or an opulent other? If so, please consider donating your expertise to our Silent Auction.

Just email osterdonation@gmail.com with your donation idea and someone will happily get back to you. We appreciate your support!

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Oster's Teacher of the Year

It warms my heart to share that Mrs. Cyndi Michael was voted Teacher of the Year by her colleagues. Mrs. Michael has been teaching for 18 years and 16 of those years at Oster. She was inspired at a very young age by her father who was a teacher and administrator. When she was a little girl, she always played pretend school because she wanted to be just like him. As she grew older, she realized that she really loved being around children and got her first teaching experience with a youth group at her church. Mrs. Michael shared that teaching is the most rewarding job that she could ever have. Each day she is greeted by big smiles, warm hellos, and children who are eager to learn. She has the opportunity to watch each child grow and develop throughout the year and get to know what makes them unique and special. "Their sincere, kind, and caring ways make me want to be a better person and reminds me of what is really important in life. I'm so grateful to be a teacher!" A warm congratulations to Mrs. Michael!!

Adventure Games

We are so excited to once again offer the annual Oster Adventure Games on Friday, May 3rd at 5:30 pm! The event is the perfect way to unwind after a long week! Oster students in K-5th grade and their parents/guardians can participate in fun-filled games like dodgeball, kickball, relay races, and human-hungry hippo. We will serve pizza and popsicles and have a DJ to set off the festivities! Each registered participant (children and adults) is $5.

Paper registration forms can be found in the office or parents can register online here: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=OsterElementary12437. (Tickets can be found under the Events tab) Please note that the deadline to register online is May 2nd! Ticket prices increase to $7 on day of the event! Questions? Please contact Amy Aina 617-448-1861

Seagate Team #17 Nitrogen

Oster was represented at the Tech Museum's annual Tech Challenge. The Tech Challenge is on its 32nd year and invites students in grades 4-12 to use the engineering process to solve a real-world problem. Teams spend months collaborating, using critical thinking skills, creativity, and communication to create and document their process and final design. Teams then have an opportunity to showcase their work in the Spring in front of judges. Oster is proud of our Seagate Team that consisted of Kim Nguyen, Minjee Kim, Blake Kim, Yufong Qian, and Hayoon Song. They won most Outstanding Device Performance. They will be honored at our May 13th District Board Meeting. Congratulations Team!!
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