May 23, 2021

5th Grade Promotion Celebrations: Thursday, June 3rd

This year the importance of community and connection could not have been more clear. So, as a community, we are excited to honor our 5th graders with an in-person promotion ceremony at Oster. We will celebrate their growth, the supportive people who guided them, and the close friendships they have formed. Fifth grade Zoomers are welcome to participate in the ceremony, in-person. All they need to do is notify their teacher by Friday, May 28th.

Schedule of 5th Grade Promotion Ceremonies

Mr. Sinclair - 8:15-8:45

Mr. Tarshis - 8:45-9:15

Mr. Hickey - 9:15-9:45

Online Summer Reading Resources

We are encouraging all of our students to keep their school-issued technology devices over the summer. This will allow students to continue to have access to the programs they have been using throughout the year. Online learning access and remote support will be available through July 23.

The library of available resources includes RAZ-Kids, Lexia, Typing Agent, Zearn, Brain Pop and more. Click HERE for the list of programs and instructions for logging in from your USD device. You will also find details for accessing tech support over the summer. Happy learning.


As a reminder, the CDC has made new recommendations for travel. Although there is no active restriction on travel, non-essential travel is highly discouraged. Since there are some questions regarding international travel, we plan to follow this guidance. Please use THIS GRID for guidance. There are two columns for vaccinated and not vaccinated travelers. Please note that there is a short quarantine time for those not vaccinated. If your student is traveling (or currently traveling) over these last few weeks, please adhere to these guidelines. Thank you.

Oster's Science Quiz

The final Cougar Science Quiz of the 2020-2021 school year launches Monday, May 24 at 9 AM. The theme is Biology and Zoology. Good luck quiz kids!

Crossing Guard Still Needed!

Oster is seeking a crossing guard. If you are interested in this position, please contact the front office at 408-266-8121.

Lost and Found

We're putting the cart out by the office 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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Dates to Remember

    • May 24-28: Last Week of After School Extension Activities
    • May 31: No School (Memorial Day)
    • June 2: Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremonies
      (Pre-registration Required)
    • June 4: Last Day of School
      Regular Dismissal Time 12:00
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Oster's Silent Auction Success

Our Silent Auction this year was a huge success! Thanks to our generous supporters, Oster raised nearly $5000! This will help us fund a new play structure, enrichment programs, and so much more. We appreciate your support, Oster community!

If you have not picked up your winnings yet, please contact us at osterhsc@gmail.com to arrange for a pick up time.

Go Cougars!

Last Call for Yearbook

There are less than 15 copies of the yearbook available to purchase!

Price is $30 and you can order them online at: http://bit.ly/OsterYB

Summer Camp Spotlight

With summer fast approaching, the HSC staff wanted to share some of our favorite smaller camps that you might not have heard about. Check out our list of favorite local camps at: http://bit.ly/HSCSummerCampSpotlight
(We are not affiliated with these camps. We just want to share the fun.)

HSC needs your help!

Your Oster Home and School Club Board have the following open positions for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Co-treasurers

  • Auditor

No experience necessary - we can train you!

Additionally, Oster is looking for Project Cornerstone leaders for the 2021-2022 school year.

If you are interested in any of these positions or want to offer your help in other ways, please contact us at osterhsc@gmail.com