January 24, 2021

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Great Kindness Challenge

The need for kindness and unity is greater than ever, so Oster will participate in the Great Kindness Week again this year. This week intends to focus on kindness and see it permeate our campus culture, off school grounds, and into our local community.

Throughout the week teachers will be promoting acts of kindness and providing students with different lessons. For creative and simple ways your family can participate, check out the video below and print the Kindness Checklist for helpful tips and examples.

By the end of the week, I would like to celebrate all the wonderful things our community did. Please consider sharing with us by uploading a picture or video to THIS FOLDER. The more, the better.

Principal's Kindness Challenge

Let's show some Oster love to our local healthcare workers! My principal's challenge for students and families is to create a Valentine(s) for them. A box will be placed outside the office (8:00-3:30) for students to drop off their Valentine(s). Friday, February 12th, I will deliver them to our local healthcare facilities. My goal is to collect over 500. WE CAN DO THIS! #Go Cougars
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The Great Kindness Challenge - Family Edition


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

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Mark your Calendars!

  • January 25: Science Quiz

  • January 25-29: Great Kindness Challenge week

  • January 28: TK/Kindergarten Registration Orientation and 100th Day of School

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

  • February 3: Oster's Chef's Night Out (Main Street Burgers)

  • February 8: USD Board Mtg. @ 6:00

  • February 9: SSC Mtg. @ 2:45

  • February 11: HSC Mtg. @ 6:00

  • February 15-19: Presidents Week Break (No School)

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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

Childcare at Oster

Oster Clubhouse, operated by LGS Recreation, has been closed this year due to low enrollment. LGS Recreation has decided to end its childcare services at Oster for the rest of the year. Our district currently offers the Extended Care program at several other sites. We are very excited to announce that the district can provide the Extended Care program at Oster. Please look for more details soon.

Oster's Chef's Night Out

Mark Your Calendar! Our next Chef’s Night out is Wednesday, February 3rd, at Main Street Burgers in Willow Glen.

Oster's Science Quiz

The next Cougar Science Quiz is Monday, January 25. The Quiz opens at 9 AM and is available for 24 hours. Anyone who registered for a previous quiz can participate. If you want to register for the first time, click here to sign up.
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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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Yearbook Challenge

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.

Don't Forget to Order Your Yearbook

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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Please be on the lookout for an email from your student's teacher with a personalized upload link for their class portrait using EZPix from Balfour. It's just a few simple steps to crop and upload their portrait--you can even do it straight from your phone. Photo tips: avoid a busy background, no harsh light or dark shadows on faces, and please try to include head and shoulders (much like the boy in the frame) in your photo. If you haven’t received a link, please follow up with your teacher. The first class to submit all of their photos will win a prize from the yearbook committee.

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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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