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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PTA Mtg Wed 11/19: Q&A on Curriculum

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If you have questions about the Common Core, the current math curriculum, “A Story of Units,” math homework or differentiation, then you should come to Wednesday’s PTA meeting for a presentation and discussion by Berkeley Unified School District’s Lori McDonald and Oxford first grade teacher Jaime Vines. Go to the Oxford committees’ Agendas and Minutes page to see the full agenda for the evening.

The PTA meeting takes place on Wednesday 11/19 from 6–7:30 pm. Childcare provided. Please bring a dish to share if you are able.

Calendar Items & Classroom Concerns

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From The Oxford News:

Dear Oxford Families,

At last week’s PTA meeting, we had wonderful presentations by Anna Rainer, our art teacher, Robin Harley, our computer teacher/coach, and Jarrett Sanders, our P.E. teacher. It was very informative to hear what is happening in our “enrichment” classes. If you are interested in hearing more, consider attending a future PTA meeting. I will also see if we can ask them to share some information about their programs on the Oxford website.

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PTA-funded Staff to Present at 10/15 Mtg

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10/15 Meeting Agenda & Logistics

PE, Art and Technology are all programs funded by the PTA for about $65,000, and our school would not be the same with out these essential teachers. Please join us next Wednesday, October 15th, to hear from Jaret, Anna and Robin, as they will expand on their goals and curriculum for the year. We will also have our new Family Engagement Coordinator, Carol Perez, discuss her role at our school.

Dinner is at 6:00 pm, the meeting is from 6:30–7:30 pm. Please bring a dish to share if you can. Childcare provided. Everyone is welcome to attend!

PTA Dues & T-Shirts

We have almost reached our goal of 100 PTA members. If you have not done so already, please go to the Join the PTA web page to sign up. Continue reading “PTA-funded Staff to Present at 10/15 Mtg” »

Join the PTA as a Member, as a Leader

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I am in search of someone who wants to be involved this school year as either a PTA Co-President, Vice President or at a minimum for a few months in 2015, who is then willing to take on the Presidency the following school year. It will be much easier to pass on institutional knowledge if someone is more closely involved before they jump into Presidency. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Messages from the Principal & PTA

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From The Oxford News, August 28, 2014:

Welcome back to school!

It’s been a nice summer but we have been busy the past few weeks, getting ready for school, and we are off to a great start. I want to thank the PTA for coordinating our “Welcome Lemonade” on Monday, August 25th, as well as the “Coffee on the Playground” this week. It was great to see all the new families joining the Oxford community and those returning. We are all looking forward to a great school year!

And what would a newsletter be without me mentioning traffic around the school? Please don’t park in the bus zone on Walnut or on Oxford. The area in front of the school on Oxford is for drop-off & pick-up only. (The parking enforcers will come and ticket and it’s a pricey ticket.) If everyone drove around the school in a clockwise direction, it would make the flow easier and the passenger door (where your child is) will always be facing the curb, allowing for a safe exit from the car.

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