May/June

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Distinguished School

I am very proud to share that Oster school is once again being recognized as a California Distinguished School. The Distinguished School Program recognizes elementary schools that have made exceptional gains in implementing academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. Oster received this award four years ago and once again the California Department of Education saw evidence that our staff goes the extra mile to ensure that all students receive a rigorous education. State Superintendent, Tom Torlakson, wrote in his news release in reference to the 287 schools who were selected in the State of California, "These schools implement outstanding educational programs and practices that help California students realize their potential, and put them on the path to achieve their dreams. Every day at these schools, teachers, administrators and classified employees, working with parents, apply their dedication, creativity, and talents toward providing a great education for all their students." Congratulations to the Oster staff and our parent community who offers us constant support!!

Silent Auction

Our annual Silent Auction is coming up on Wednesday, May 16 for 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!

Adventure Games

Previously known as Epic Games, this fun-filled evening is back. This event is open to all girls and boys in all grades. It takes place Friday, May 4th from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at our school. Students must bring a participating adult, so please do not drop off children and leave them unattended. Adults and students will be playing Kickball, Dodgeball, Hungry Hippo, and participating in Relay Races. The cost is $5.00 per person (parent and child must have their own ticket) and it includes a variety of refreshments. Pre-registration is required, so please contact Amy Belyea at amybelyea@gmail.com if you still need tickets.

Message from H&SC Board

Hello Oster families:
The Home and School Club is looking to fill a few more positions for the 2018-2019 school year. We have one board position open for next year:

  • Secretary - this person handles the minutes and agendas for HSC meetings as well as communication via Facebook.

We are also in need of a few chairs for committees. If we can’t find interested participants we may need to cancel or postpone some favorite Oster Activities:

  • ·Harvest Festival Chair - we have a chair for the Haunted House but need someone to oversee the event.
  • ·Frozen Friday Chair(s) - Oversees the Frozen Friday program. This position does not necessarily mean you sell every Friday but we need a person to be the point person for a full committee.
  • Art Vistas Chair shadow - our current art docent chair will have a 5th grader next school year so we need someone to fill the position for the 2019-2020 school year. Next year, you would work with Petra to learn everything you need to know to run this valuable program.
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Oster's Teacher of the Year

Each year, our teachers vote for a Teacher of the Year to represent our school. This year, Miss Kristen Yoshioka was nominated by her colleagues. Miss Yoshioka is one of our 4th-grade teachers who goes out of her way to build positive relationships with each of her students. She uses a variety of instructional strategies, including technology, to engage children in all subject areas. Outside of the classroom, Miss Yoshioka has provided technology workshops for our staff and takes the lead every year with our Girls on the Run Program. Her kind, friendly, warm demeanor is appreciated by students, staff, and parents. Congratulations Miss Yoshioka!!