On Saturday, October 22, Oxford parent Kristen Burmester organized and supervised a group of Cal students as they did some projects around the school. Check out the new stairs with a railing for the cafeteria stage! And they cleaned out and organized the emergency bin, another major endeavor. They did painting and posting student work, too. I am so excited about the stairs, I can’t get over it!
And then on Sunday, October 23, we had the Annual Harvest Fair. Gaby Raymond organized the Fair and Jos Burns and Kendra Dodsworth organized the Book Fair. It was really nice, people hanging out while the kids ran around and had fun. There was lots of good food and games to enjoy. It was a great day. A big thanks to Kristen, Gaby, Jos, Kendra, all the room parents, and the volunteers!
Report cards are coming soon. They will be given to parents/guardians during conferences with teachers in the beginning of November. It might seems like school hasn’t been in session long enough for report cards but BUSD has a shorter first trimester in order for families to be notified of their child’s progress early in the year. This way, if additional support is needed, we can intervene early. And for those who are working at or above grade level, challenge opportunities can be created. If you haven’t already set up your teacher/parent conference, teachers will be in touch soon.
From The Oxford News:
It’s Report Card and Parent Conference Time!
Teachers have been working hard to get them done and I’ve spent some time looking them over, too. It helps to give me a more complete picture of each child. Report cards will go home next week; they will be given to families at the parent/teacher conference. If you haven’t scheduled your conference or have forgotten when it is, be sure to reach out to your child’s teacher. KQED’s MindShift has a helpful guide on focusing parent-teacher conferences on creating a partnership, so please check it out.
This is a new report card format, aligned to the Common Core standards, so everyone is still getting used to it. As with any report card, only limited information can be conveyed with numbers and marks; the critical part of knowing how your child is doing at school is the parent/teacher conference. An information sheet explaining report cards in more detail will be given to families at the conference. Blanks on the report cards show that it isn’t any area of concern, or that the topic hasn’t been taught yet. There may also be an N/A if it hasn’t been covered yet. Be sure to check out the information sent home by our Family Engagement Liaison to help be prepared for the parent/teacher conference.