Welcome to Oxford

We’ve got info for incoming families, the staff/room directory, plus the latest news and details for our current Oxford community of about 300 K–5th grade students, staff, families and friends. And we have all the details on how to donate, shop & give, and volunteer to support Oxford!

Presentations on Raising Boys, Common Core Math

If you missed the East Bay School for Boys’s presentation on raising boys at the January 21st PTA meeting, go to the meeting agendas & minutes page. If you want to review the PowerPoint from the BUSD presentation on the Common Core math curriculum at the November PTA meeting, we have it for you to download here.

Notes from our Coffee with the Superintendent

Berkeley Schools Superintendent Dr. Donald Evans visited Oxford on November 14 for a coffee Q&A. Dr. Evans opened with a talk about three areas of focus for him this year: RtI2, technology, and professional development for staff. He also praised the Oxford parents who came and met with him about how overcrowding is impacting our students, and shared their concerns and suggestions with the group. Read more of Principal Beth Rhine’s meeting notes.

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Board of Education Office Hours

Members of the Board of Education are holding office hours as part of their efforts to make themselves available to the community. This is an opportunity for parents, students, teachers, staff and community members to have one-on-one communications with the Board. Office hours and locations are available on the BUSD website.

Get Pencil for Communication

getpencil.comWe are using a free tool called Pencil—via web, email, iOS/Android—to create the Oxford community directory, as well as for room parent and volunteer communications. There are groups for classrooms, grades, events and the whole school. You can reach anyone in the school via Pencil: just search for their name in the Roster for the Oxford Community group, click on their name, then click the Message button.

Pencil is a secure network, accessible only by email invitations from Oxford members. If you have not yet received an invitation, email your name and your child’s name, grade and teacher to .