Last Auction Items Available thru Fri 5/27!

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Oxford kids with mural 2016There are still a handful of items still available from the Oxford auction!

We’ve heard from several folks who weren’t able to attend last night that they still wanted to help support to Math Tools or Instructional Aides. Several seats at sign-up parties, a few awesome lots, and the Special Appeals are still available.

The online auction CLOSES AT 12 pm Friday, May 27, and the remaining items will go to the highest bidder at that time!

Oxford-made Quilt up for Disco Auction

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Oxford quiltMs. Anna and a few parents have put together a stunning quilt made by our Oxford kids! We are so lucky to have our talented teacher Anna—bid for a lifetime’s memory and an absolutely gorgous and meaningful piece for your home at!

There will be no art in our school unless we raise money with events like our Online Auction and Disco Inferno Auction Party this Saturday May 21 at the Wooden Duck. We’ve already raised about $8,000, with $22,000 to go to meet our budget goal for the year and enter the 2016–2017 school year in the black. Together we can do it!

Keep shopping, spreading the link to family & friends, sharing on social media, and BUYING your tickets (tickets are $0, $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can do; you must have a ticket to bid) to come out and have a fantastic evening of delicious food, drinks, and dancing with our cool community!

Costumes are encouraged but not required for this fun disco evening.

Strong women, Scranimals, Book Exchange and more

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Highlights from this week’s newsletter include…

Oxford loves to dance!

Strong Women in the Library

The Emmy Orth/Strong Women of the World contest may be over, but it’s never too early to begin thinking about next year’s project. The PTA has generously purchased a few new books for the Oxford Library and the Strong Women of the World collection. The books will be on a special display in the Library. Learn about remarkable women (and girls!) who have made their mark.

Let’s play Scranimals!

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The Great Oxford Monkey Race

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No, we’re not racing monkeys at Oxford. But we are watching the (paper, not real at all) monkeys swing across the hall showing which class has sold the most raffle tickets for this Friday’s raffle & dance.


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End of 2014 + Winter Camp for Magicians

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From our Principal

As 2014 comes to an end, I want to thank you all in making the first part of the school year a successful one. There have been some challenges but that comes with the territory. Overall, we have settled into a good groove for the 2014–15 school year and I see things continuing to grow and strengthen in our school community.

If you’re wondering what you can have your child do over winter break, I recommend having your child read daily, and write letters to relatives and friends. Continue reading “End of 2014 + Winter Camp for Magicians” »

PTA & Fundraising Updates

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From our PTA President

New PTA Officers Needed

With the 2015 quickly approaching, we hope to find volunteers participate more closely with some of the PTA decisions. This will help there to be an easier transition for all when those folks take over in June: President, Vice President and Treasurer. If you are interested in finding out more about any of these roles, please and one of us will be happy to fill you in.

Winter Fair in January

The Winter Fair will take place at the on January 30th, from 6 to 8 pm—more details and new classroom project ideas soon.

Hand in Spellathon $

In the meantime, don’t forget to send in any Spellathon pledges still sitting on your counters. The final dollar amount raised will be announced next week!

~ Sabrina Leunig

Yes! Grants awarded to Oxford!

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Eat @ Crepevine on Tues 11/4!

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The Crepevine (Shattuck/Cedar) will donate 50% of all purchases made by Oxford families on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014!

As in previous years, Crepevine on Shattuck has generously offered to donate to Oxford 50% of the total purchases made by our community on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. This is a great opportunity to spend a relaxed time with your family while trying Crepevine’s excellent dishes and benefiting your school, all at the same time!

Berkeley Half Marathon: Support Oxford’s Team

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Give to Oxford’s Berkeley Half Marathon Team!

In its second year, the Berkeley Half Marathon has again named the Berkeley Public Schools Fund as the race’s official local charity. Last year, the Schools Fund raised $30,000 with the help of runners at each school—$10,000 of which went to individual PTAs.

The race is Sunday, November 9. This year there will be a 5k race in addition to the Half Marathon, which will make it easy for families to run together to support their school.

The Schools Fund has already set up individual school teams on Crowdrise—including a page where you can donate to Oxford’s team—and there’s a how-to video for signing up. Also, joining an individual team qualifies runners for a discount registration code.

Running for an individual school will direct 50% of your fundraising to your school PTA and 50% to the Schools Fund. Continue reading “Berkeley Half Marathon: Support Oxford’s Team” »