May 29, 2022

PRINCIPAL'S End of the Year Message and Important Information

I want to thank all the parents and students for another great year. While the year was not without COVID challenges, the staff and I were thrilled to spend an entire year with our students in person. Please note that the last day of school is Friday, June 3rd. School is out at 12:15, so please plan to pick up your student accordingly.

CONGRATULATIONS to our fifth graders, who will be moving to middle school next year. Life will be filled with new experiences and changes. Your courage and strength have been an inspiration to us as you persevered through all the challenges these past few years. Please come back to visit us and don't forget...once a cougar, always a cougar. Congratulations, students, and congratulations, parents! Well done!

Thank you to Oster's HSC Board and Oster's School Site Council for being incredible partners with the school. We would not be able to provide our students with all the amazing opportunities if it wasn't for your support, dedication, and love for our school and students.

Lastly, I would like to congratulate the following staff who will be retiring or moving on to new and exciting opportunities:

Mrs. Gorham (2nd Grade), Mrs. Mace ( Office Admin Assistant), Ms. Yoshioka (TK teacher), Ms. Tu (4th Grade), and Mrs. Soyster (RS Teacher). While we are sad to see them leave, we wish them all the best in this new chapter of life. Thank you for making a difference in our students and the Oster community.

No School On Monday: Memorial Day. Enjoy the Long Weekend!

Congratulations to Oster's Girls on the Run who ran their 5k last weekend. Way to go Girls....Go Cougars!

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Fun Highlights from the First Grade Piggy Opera and Kindergarten Sing-A-Long

BMX End of the Year Student Assembly...thankfully the rider made the jump and no teachers were injured.

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Please consider donating to your child's classroom to help with school supplies' beginning of the year. Thank you in advance for your support!

TK-5th grade supply list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cHk3CxbRWkCBiTeotlwVV0nQT2jx6GG7m_AZxUnU1lc/edit?usp=sharing


For the 22/23 school year, we need Lunch Duty Supervisors and a Crossing Guard (AM and PM). Please consider offering your support and making a difference for our school community. These positions can be a fun way to meet more students, parents, and staff. Volunteer or paid positions are available ($16 per hour). If you are interested, please fill out this form, and someone from the front office will contact you prior to the beginning of school.


Yearbooks will be distributed to those who purchased one during the last week of school within the classrooms. If you're not sure whether you ordered one, please search your email for a receipt from Balfour.

If you would still like to buy a yearbook, please email Osterhsc@gmail.com, and they will let you know if there are additional yearbooks for sale.


We will have extensive construction happening at Oster over the summer, and as such, our campus will be completely closed to visitors. This work may continue through early August. We will keep you posted on when the work is scheduled to be completed. Thank you for your understanding.


If you hve stored your child's medication in the school health office, please make arrangements to take them home on the last day of school. Any medication that remains after the close of school will be discarded. If your child is attending summer school and will need the medication during the shortened day, please be sure to take it to that school site's main office on the first day of classes.


Please be sure to let the office know if you are planning on moving. It is essential we collect all relevant documents and technology devices from students not returning. This will also help us prepare our numbers for enrollment next school year. Thank you!


We're putting the cart out by the Cafeteria each day. Please check for lost clothing, water bottles, etc. Everything that isn't claimed by the last day of school will be donated to charity.

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Extended Care program for next school year!

If you are in need of daycare for before or after school care next year USD Extended Care program is now open for enrollment. All registrations received before June 1st are guaranteed space beginning the first day of school. Union Extended Care is a great place for your child to participate in enriching STEM, Art, Outdoor, and SEL activities before and after school right here on campus. Varied schedule options are offered and financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Parents can register today at unionsd.ce.eleyo.com!


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5th Grade Promotion Ceremony: Thursday, June 2nd at 10:30 am

Mark Your Calendars!

  • May 30 Memorial Day (No School)

  • June 1 4th Grade Gold Rush Day

  • June 3 Last Day of School: Minumum Day 12:15 pm (All TK students come in the morning)

The 2022-23 School Year Calendar is now available on the USD website.


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Union Summer Camp is gearing up for another summer of fun! Join us for an action-packed day camp that includes a variety of active and hands-on learning opportunities surrounding engaging and exciting themes. Union Summer Camp is open to all students entering grades TK-6 and is a great place for your child to build long-lasting friendships. The weekly sessions will run from the 2nd week of June through mid-August! For details, please see the flyer below. Register at unionsd.ce.eleyo.com

Summer Camp Opportunities at Noddin Elementary School

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Snapology Summer Camp

Snapology offers the best S.T.E.A.M. camps. Children will have a blast exploring themes like Minecraft, Star Wars® and Superheroes while learning all about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. We use LEGO® bricks, technology and other familiar toys to make STEAM concepts accessible to all learners. Shhh… Don’t tell them it’s educational! Don't forget to check out our newest camp - Cubelets!!

We are offering half-day and full-day camps at Noddin Elementary starting June 13th till July 25th. There are tons of types of camps like Robotics, Snapology Scientist, Amazing Race, Animation Studio, Escape Snapology.

Please note: This is not a USD sponsored program.

Click on the link below and register:


USD COVID Dashboard

To receive an update on Oster's weekly reported cases, please click on the link below.

The District dashboard is published each Friday at 5 pm and can be located on USD's COVID-19 Information page at https://www.unionsd.org/about/covid-19-response#h.m61isujeu3an