September 20, 2020

Oster Alphabet Challenge

Principal's Challenge

Thank you to all the students who participated in the alphabet challenge. I was so impressed by the students' creativity. I hope you enjoy the video.

USD Extended Care for Oster Students

I am happy to announce that, beginning October 5th, USD will offer Oster students the opportunity to attend USD Extended Care! The program will run on three campuses: Alta Vista, Guadalupe and Lietz…. and Oster students are welcome to join!

Please read through the information below, and if you are interested in registering your child(ren) for Extended Care, please fill out the Google Registration Form.

Here are some basics for our next session: (October 5 – 30) (Extended Care is closed on October 16 and 19 because these are non-school days.):

  • Grade Levels: TK - 5
  • Space Priority: Priority will be given in the following order: children currently enrolled; children of essential workers not currently enrolled; current Extended Care families, new registrations. A lottery will be used if space is limited.
  • Times: 8am - 6pm, or 12pm - 6pm
  • Location(s): Alta Vista, Guadalupe, and Lietz
  • Price: The price for this session will be based on the chosen schedule. Please note that there is a $50/child (or $75/family) registration fee (if not already paid) in addition to the tuition noted below:
    • 8am - 6pm: $1260 ($70/day for 18 days)
    • 12pm - 6pm: $900 ($50/day for 18 days)

There will be no discounts given at this time. *If your family qualifies for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, please contact Kristi Martik (martikk@unionsd.org) for financial assistance options.

Please read through our Information Packet for full details and regulations. Please be sure to read through the entire packet as it contains important financial regulations as well as our COVID-19 procedures.

*Special Note about Distance Learning: It is important to note that Extended Care will facilitate access to, and help support students with their distance learning. However, Extended Care is not able to provide tutoring or ensure that students will master concepts being taught.

After reading through our information packet, if you wish to register for Session 3, please fill out the following google form: Extended Care Registration

The google form Registration is due by 11 am September 21. Spaces will be offered to families beginning September 28.

Please contact the following people if you have questions:

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Mark Your Calendar for Oster's Spirit Days!

  • September 25: Show your school spirit (Green and White)

  • October 23: Dress as your favorite character

  • November 20: Share your family pet or stuffed animal

  • December 18: Wear your favorite sports gear

  • January 14: Pajama Day

  • February 26: Crazy hair day

  • March 17: Green day

  • April 16: Hawaiian Day

  • May 14: Disney Day

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September 25: Oster's First Spirit Day of the Year: Show your school spirit (Green and White)

October 1st-9th -Parent/Teacher Goal Setting Conference

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National Parent Teacher Association Learning Link

Find out what your child will be learning in each grade.

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Introducing the Cougar Science Quiz!

Oster HSC is excited to offer a monthly science quiz starting Monday, September 28, 2020.

  • The quiz is open to grade levels 1-5, with 3 grade-appropriate quiz categories.

  • The quiz will take place on the 4th Monday of every month.

  • There will be monthly awards for the top 3 winners in each of the
    3 quiz levels.

  • At the end of the school year, the 3 best scoring students will receive STEM science kits for recognition of their work.

For more information about the Cougar Science Quiz click here!

Free Online Math Tutoring

Leigh High School students in the Infinity Club would like to offer free one-on-one online tutoring in math for students in grades 1-5. Please click here for more information.

City of San Jose Art Contest

Calling all student artists! The City of SanJose Environmental Services Department is seeking student artists to participate in our Recycle Right Truck Sign Design Contest. Participants will create designs highlighting the importance of recycling in the City of San José.

Contest winners will have their artwork enlarged and featured on San José recycling and garbage trucks. Students attending San José public, charter and private schools (including home school and independent study students), grades K-12, are eligible to participate.

Visit http://bit.ly/TruckSignDesignContest for contest rules and additional information.

Monika Starr, Communications Division

City of San José | Environmental Services Department

408.975.2598 | monika.starr@sanjoseca.gov

sjenvironment.org | facebook | twitter | instagram | #keepsjclean

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Acompáñanos a un

Taller Gratis en Español

El viernes 25 de septiembre de 2020

En colaboración con Common Sense ofrecemos un taller gratis para padres de familia y adultos que se interesan por los menores de edad. El taller será en español.

Tips para Salir Adelante durante el Aprendizaje a Distancia con el ponente invitado de Common Sense, Jamie Nuñez.

• Fecha: Viernes, 25 de septiembre, 2020

• Hora: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm PST

Los participantes explorarán las formas en las que que pueden crear condiciones para el éxito de su familia a través de consejos prácticos y recursos para el aprendizaje a distancia. Los temas incluyen:

• Cómo estructurar el día

• Cómo crear acuerdos y expectativas

• Cómo mantener a los chicos motivados e interesados

• Cómo controlar el uso de electrónicos y el tiempo de pantalla


Please Join Us for a

Free Workshop (in Spanish)

Friday, September 25, 2020

We’ve teamed up with Common Sense to offer a free workshop for parents and caring adults. This workshop will be led in Spanish.

Tips For Thriving During Distance Learning with Guest Speaker, Jamie Nuñez, Common Sense

  • Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PST

Participants will explore ways to set their family up for success with distance learning tips and resources. Topics include:

  • Structuring the day
  • Creating agreements and expectations
  • Keeping kids motivated and engaged
  • Managing tech devices and screen time