March 28, 2021

Virtual Visit by Famous Children's Book Author, Lincoln Peirce

Oster's 3rd-5th grade students are invited to join Hicklebee's authors' visit with Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate series, Tuesday, March 30th at 11:00 am.

Link to log on:


If your student has a question for Lincoln, please have them fill out this Google form by March 29th. https://forms.gle/ockveXDvGdSa4HnH6.

If families want to order a book with autographed bookplate, families can go to Hicklebee's Sales Website: https://www.hicklebees.com/LincolnPeirce Orders need to be in by April 9th. Preordered books will be dropped off at Oster for students or parents to pick up.

More information on this event can be found here:


Important Attendance Reminders

Daily school attendance is very important. If your student cannot attend their in-person or distance learning, please remember to call the school attendance office first thing in the morning and notify the teacher.

Please note that if your child misses in-person instruction for the day, this will be treated as a typical in-school absence. Moving forward, teachers will assign makeup work upon a student’s return to in-person school. This means that in-person students will no longer be able to attend distance learning classes on the day of their absence. Should you have concerns about being able to consistently attend 4-days per week, please don’t hesitate to contact your teacher or me.

Important Pick Up and Drop-Off Reminders

While we love our furry friends, please leave them at home when dropping off or picking up your child. Dogs are not allowed on campus. Some people are allergic to animals, and some children are very fearful of dogs.

Also, parents, please come to the gate to pick up your child. We will not release students if we do not see the parent. This includes our 4th and 5th grade gates. If your student has permission to walk home or ride their bike, please communicate that to their teacher.

Lastly, this is just a reminder that masks are required and must be worn by all adults when dropping off or picking up your child. We appreciate your support in keeping our students and community safe.

Be Seen and Heard Assembly

We invite you to attend a virtual parent information night to learn more about the Be Seen and Heard© program. The presenter, Victor Pacini, will lead parents through an overview of the program and will be available to answer questions. This presentation is open to ALL Union Elementary School District parents/guardians.

Tuesday, March 30th (6:00 - 7pm)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 830 4914 1054

If you are unable to come to our parent night, you can watch a preview of the program, entitled “Peace of Mind,” at this website: www.victorpacini.com/peace-of-mind-2

Requests to Opt-out:

As a parent/guardian, you have the right to determine whether your child attends the scheduled assemblies. If you DO NOT want your student to attend the Be Seen and Heard© assembly, please complete this BSAH Parent Opt-Out Form prior to the day of the assembly.

Spring Break Activity Kits!

Oster's HSC has created kits to keep students entertained on Spring Break. Kits include:

a Scholastic book selected by your teacher, a Math Activity Book, a Paintable Wooden Garden Gnome, Crayola Chalk, a marble fidget toy, and more.

If your student attends in-person, they will receive their kit from their teacher at the end of the week. If your student is a Distance Learner, kits will be distributed on Wednesday, March 31 in the FRONT parking lot (unless otherwise noted) on the following schedule:

TK: 9:45-10:15

K: 10:15-10:45

1st: 11:00-11:20

2nd: 11:20-11:40

3rd: 9:15-9:45 STAFF parking lot

4th: 11:00-11:20

5th: 11:20-11:40

We would love to see all the fun and creative actives your child creates from their spring kit. Feel free to share your photo with us using the following link:https://photos.app.goo.gl/zQieXjC8kkfsEjdk9

USD Writers and Artists Fair

Our students and teachers inspire us every day. We celebrate the opportunity to share select works here.

We encourage and invite all Union School District students to submit original art & literary works inspired by one of our four categories: Dreams and Aspirations, Grace and Gratitude, Hope and Kindness, and Courage and Strength. Examples of writing and art submissions include but are not limited to: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, music composition/performance, multimedia art, and digital art.

We look forward to receiving your submissions for our virtual showcase, formerly known as the USD Writer's Faire.

Student submissions will be accepted from now through Spring Break.

Submissions will then be reviewed and cataloged.

We will share a selection of entries in May.

Please note that only selected works will be showcased.

USD Food Service Distribution - March

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays @ Dartmouth Middle School

11am - 1pm

Location: Dartmouth Middle School (5575 Dartmouth Drive)

  • 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 required.
  • Students do not need to be present.
  • Pick up only - no eating at the school.

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

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Dates to Remember

  • April 1: Oster's Chef's Night Out at Starbird (Prunyard)

  • April 5-9: Spring Break (No school)

  • April 15: HSC Meeting @6:00 pm

Oster's Chef's Night Out

Our next Chef’s Night Out is Thursday, April 1, at Starbird in the Pruneyard from 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM. Use code OSTER15 at checkout. See the flyer for full details: http://bit.ly/CNOStarbird

Spring Break April 5th-9th

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Thanks to everyone who sent in their photos for our photo challenges. The yearbook is nearly complete! We could still use a few more photos in these categories:

  • ALADDIN CAST - please send photos in your costume! It doesn’t have to be the final version, just something that represents your character.

  • SCIENCE QUIZ WINNERS - show us your prize or certificate!

We’ve set up a photo drive to make sharing pictures easier: https://bit.ly/OsterYBPhotos

The yearbook price is $30 and there are 48 copies remaining. You can order online at: http://bit.ly/OsterYB

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Please consider choosing Oster Elementary Home and School Club as your selected Amazon Smile charity. If you're not a member, consider joining this FREE giving program at smile.amazon.com to support your school.

Did you know Amazon Smile is now available for your mobile device? Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone. And thanks for supporting Oster!