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Learning and Growing

On Friday, our staff had the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and connect with each other for our Professional Learning Day. Teachers and specialists discussed reading assessments and how to best utilize the data to inform our reading instruction so that we meet students right where they are. Ohlone hosted PAUSD 4th grade teachers for the day, and we calibrated our scoring practices to ensure ...

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Busy Bees!

We are buzzing at Ohlone! Outside, you will see Coach Bryant with students warming up for an energetic game of sequence touch. On the farm, students are learning how to use tools and tend to their garden beds. In classrooms, students are expressing their creative individuality and working collaboratively to solve problems and share ideas. In the library, students are learning new ways ...

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Ohlone has been bubbling with learning, laughing, and playing in the sunshine. Your children are inquisitive, explorative, and inclusive with their open minds and hearts. They are collaborating with their peers, listening to others, and working with each other to solve conflicts and express their feelings. It is school! We are finally back. So are the geese :).

This week, our teachers and specialists engaged in conversations around educational equity. ...

Read More about Ohlone Family Connection - September 3, 2021

A Beautiful Start

We did it, everyone! Our first full week of school was filled with joy and connection. Students have been building warm and inclusive classroom communities, making new friends, and reconnecting with others on the playground whom they have not seen in-person for quite some time or ever! It has been a touching start to the school year. They have all missed each other. We have missed them. ...

Read More about Ohlone Family Connection - August 21, 2021

Hello, Ohlone!

I hope you are enjoying this last summer weekend. The weather is gorgeous!

Typically, we send the Ohlone Nuts and Bolts of School with the placement letter. Since placement will be emailed by 4:00pm on Wednesday, August 11, we are sending this important information now so you can begin to prepare your little cherubs for school. If your child has not been to Ohlone, ...

Read More about Ohlone's Nuts and Bolts of School

I am excited to welcome all of our students back to school on August 12th! We are busy preparing our campus and classrooms for a fantastic year ahead. During the summer our K-3 teachers have received training in our new phonics instruction through the Orton Gillingham method. We are excited to launch our district's Every Child Reads Initiative as we focus on literacy development for each ...

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