January 17, 2021

This week there is no school on Monday: it's Martin Luther King Day! Here is a link to five ways to celebrate this year since many traditional celebrations are canceled due to the pandemic. https://www.historynet.com/5-ways-to-celebrate-martin-luther-king-jr-day.htm
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Mark your Calendars!

  • January 18: MLK Holiday (No School)
  • January 25: Science Quiz

  • January 25-29: Great Kindness Challenge week

  • January 28: TK/Kindergarten Registration Orientation

  • February 1: Registration for 2020-21 School Year Begins

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Kindergarten Orientation for the 2021-2022 school year will be Thursday, January 28 at 6:00 PM. If you have another child who will be joining us next school year, or you have friends or neighbors with incoming kindergarteners please let them know about this event. A link to sign up is on our website and listed below. Kindergarten registration begins February 1, online.

USD Student Registration

To confirm your attendance, all attendees must pre-register by filling out the Google Form below. You will be sent a ZOOM link before the orientation.

Pre-registration Form Linked Here

Science Sundays with Leigh High School Students

Leigh High School students are offering an opportunity for Oster students to have fun with science for free. Their next session is on January 17th at 2:00pm via Zoom. For more information, please use this link. Click here to register.

Oster's Science Quiz

Our next quiz will be Monday, January 25th.

  • If your student is already registered with the Cougar Science Quiz, there is no need to register them every month.

For new participants who want to join the quiz, the link to register will be posted on our Oster HSC website one week before the upcoming quiz date.

New Challenge for Oster's Yearbook

MY FAVORITE BOOK - Here’s an easy photo challenge to start the New Year. Grab your favorite book, place it near your smiling face, and take a picture. If you have a favorite series, and you can get more than one book in the shot, go for it! We’ll get fun yearbook photos and great book recommendations in one place! Check out the flyer for more details and how to submit your photos.

Oster's Community After School Activities and Programs

Please check as new programs continue to be added!

Even though we're distance learning, Oster has partnered with outside vendors to provide enrichment programs for the kids! Please click on the link below to view current offerings. Check back frequently as new programs/sessions get added.

Oster's after-school activities are linked here.

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You’ve all heard the story of Aladdin and the Genie of the lamp. Now you can be a part of the storytelling! This is a Starting Arts virtual production offered to Oster students in 3rd through 5th grade. Rehearsals will happen over Zoom. During tech week, the director will help students create video recordings that will be professionally edited into a movie. In May, Starting Arts will host a virtual watch party so that students can invite friends and family (from anywhere!) to see their talent, hard work, and dedication in action! Production starts February 3rd, 2021. Visit https://bit.ly/osteraladdin for more information and to register.
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Oster Yearbooks on Sale

The Oster 2020-2021 Yearbooks are now on sale. Early bird pricing is available through January 31, 2021. Oster is again using Balfour to produce our yearbooks. All orders need to be placed directly through Balfour. You can order online at: http://bit.ly/OsterYB

The yearbook price increases to $30 on February 1, 2021--so order yours today and save!

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Food Services Grab and Go Meals

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 11 AM - 1 PM
  • Please stay in your car and wear a mask or face covering. Staff will come to you.
  • Walk-up community members may pick up meals from a distribution table.
  • Meals are available for any student 18 years old and younger.
  • No paperwork/identification is required.
  • Students do not need to be present.
  • Pick-up only - no eating at the school.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Diane Nunes at (408) 558-4203 or nunesd@unionsd.org.

Pick-up Location
Dartmouth Middle School
5575 Dartmouth Drive