October 2019

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Oster's Annual Harvest Festival

Our exciting Harvest Festival will be on Saturday, October 26th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is a wonderful community event and we encourage all of our students to attend and bring friends and family. There will be a variety of games, prizes, an inflatable obstacle course, a cakewalk, cotton candy, food trucks, great raffle baskets, and a spooky haunted house. If children would like to wear a costume, they may do so as long as it is not gory, bloody, violent, or too scary for our younger students. If you would like to help please log onto the Oster H&SC website and look for the volunteer link. This is one annual event that you will not want to miss!

Halloween Parade

On Thursday, October 31st our school will be having our Halloween parade at 1:15 pm. Students will parade around the upper-grade blacktop, so we ask that all visitors stand behind the classes. Please do not block any children from viewing the parade. Class parties will follow the parade and teachers will be sending notices out sharing how parents can help. Children are asked NOT to wear their costumes to school (except TK and K students). 1st-5th graders will have an opportunity to change before the parade. As you and your child decide on a costume, please keep in mind that it needs to be comfortable and easy to walk in. Costumes need to be in good taste. Bloody masks, or weapons (toy weapons included), are not permitted. If your child is unsure about their costume being too violent or bloody, please have them check with their classroom teacher or the school office. If your child does not participate in Halloween activities, we will have a teacher in our Makerspace offering STEAM activities. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me.

Independent Studies

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With the holidays approaching, it is important to schedule your vacations so your child misses as few days as possible. If you plan to be away from school at least five days to a maximum of 10 days, please contact the school office, at least two weeks before your departure date, to arrange for an Independent Study Contract.
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Support Oster by Donating to Home and School Club!

We are just past the half-way point in our Education Fund Campaign and we’ve raised $35,760. Thank you to all who have contributed so far. Programs like music, science, art, field trips, counseling, school supplies, Jiji math, specialty teachers and more, could not continue without your support. We hope you will help us with a donation today as we still have a way to go to meet our goal of $80,000 by October 31.

Many corporations match dollar for dollar so please check with your employer. Last year we raised $30,000 from corporate matching alone.

Click the link below to make a Tax Deductible Donation to the Oster Home and School Club (HSC) Education Fund (Tax ID #36-4614368).


Lost and Found Rack Overflowing!

Please check the rack outside the cafeteria for any missing items that may belong to your student. Any unclaimed items left after November 15th will be donated to charity.
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Picture Make Up Day: October 17th

School Site Council Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 17th, 3pm

1855 Lencar Way

San Jose, CA

Spirit Day: Friday, October 25th Wear Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

November 3rd is Daylight Savings! Don't forget to turn your clock back 1 hour.

Home and School Club Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 6th, 6:30pm

1855 Lencar Way

San Jose, CA