January 19, 2023
Next week the Great Kindness Challenge begins!
Oster students and staff will spread acts of kindness all throughout the week.
How Families Can Participate at Home
Kindness Books to Read with your Family
How Kind! By Mary Murphy
Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler By Margery Cuyler
The Kindness Quilt By Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Andrew’s Angry Words By Dorthea Lachner
Hey, Little Ant By Phillip and Hannah Hoose
Each Kindness By Jacqueline Woodson
Extra Yarn By Marc Barnett
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, By Eileen Spinelli
Andrew’s Angry Words By Dorthea Lachner
Highlighting Oster Pride
Oster's 4th and 5th graders recently had an opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. 15 finalists competed on Tuesday, January 17th, and a school champion was crowned. Congratulations go to Akira Lavu from Mr. Sinclair's class who will now go onto the regional competition. Second place went to Nethra Iyer in Ms. Plane's class and third place was Jiyul Kim from Mr. T's class. The other awesome finalists were George Liu, Ami Zaraysky, Surabhi Moro, Ananya Saravana Kumar, Venkat Ganesh, Angela Zheng, Gagan Nithin, Rayhaneh Bahmanpour, Hilal Basturk, Zenia Shroff, Suhas Moro and Doreen Chiang. Great job kids and Go Cougars!
Calling all Oster's Artist and Writers
Union School District is excited to announce the 2023 USD Creativity Showcase! All of our TK through 8th grade students are invited to participate. We cordially invite all of our Oster students to submit their creative work in the themes of Community, Health, and Wellness. Submissions may be in the form of, but not limited to: Multimedia Art, a Performance, or a Written Work limited to one page. Masterpieces will be displayed and shared at our USD Creativity Showcase on Saturday, April 1, 2023. This event will be hosted at Union Middle School as part of our district-wide Health and Wellness Community Event.
For full details about this event please visit https://bit.ly/2023USDShowcase.
2023-2024 Registration Begins on February 1st
Oster is hosting an online multi-grade level orientation meeting for new incoming families of students in TK through fifth grade. This event will take place at 6:00 PM on January 25th. Click the link below for more information about this virtual event.
Pre-registration Form Linked Here- Multi-Grade Orientation Meeting (Virtual)
Please share this link with friends or neighbors who will be joining Oster in the fall.
Cougar Science Quiz
Oster Yearbooks - Order NOW
The Oster 2022-2023 Yearbooks are available to order for $30. Order by the end of January to ensure you get a copy. We have to lock in our book count on February 1 and will only be ordering a small supply of extra copies. You can purchase your yearbook online directly through Balfour at: http://bit.ly/OsterYB
Oster’s yearbook is produced by Home & School Club and we are looking for volunteers for next year. Interested? Join us for Oster HSC’s Volunteer Fair on Friday, January 20th at 8:15am in the Oster staffroom!
It Takes a Village
It takes a Village and we want you to be a part of ours! Friday January 20th at 8:15am join us for Oster Home & School Club’s volunteer fair; learn more about the volunteer needs for this Spring and beyond. Coffee and empanadas provided!
International Night: INFO SESSION
Mark your calendars for International Night, Wednesday, April 19th from 5 - 7pm, details to follow. International Night is presented by Home & School Club and marks the return of a long-time Oster tradition.
To prepare for International night, we need YOUR help. County leaders are needed. Join us at the info night on Wednesday, January 25th from 6 - 7pm in the Oster Teachers’ Lounge (next door to the office).
Learn how you can be part of this special event!
Discussion will include: How to lead a country’s booth? What are the expectations? Brainstorm how to make this fun!
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 19th SSC Meeting @ 3:00
Jan. 27th: School Spirit Day-Show off your Culture
Jan. 30th: Staff In-Service Day (No School for Students)
2023-24 School Year District Calendar Approved
We are pleased to share the 2023-24 school calendar that was approved by the USD Board of Trustees at its December 12, 2022 meeting.
Current year and next year district calendars are available on our website at: https://www.unionsd.org/about/calendars
Becoming a Substitute Teacher
Please join us on January 25th at 8:15 am in the Oster staff room for an informational meeting on how you can support our school community by substitute teaching. The process for signing up is easy and the reward is HUGE.