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COMMUNITY LOVE

We are squeezing a lot into these last few weeks of school! We have 13 school days left, and I am excited for the end of year activities. Please take a look at our calendar and mark yours :).

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. It is also ...

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That is how many school days we have left this year. Wow! Time has flown.

This OFC is a bit chunky so I will keep this short and focus on my deep gratitude for our supportive community.

Thank you for the incredible book donations to increase representation in our class libraries. All of the books have ...

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BACK IN BUSINESS

Ohlone is beginning to feel more and more like the before time! Sprinklings of more parent volunteers is creating that community vibe that makes us complete again. There is some exciting news below!

Parents Back on Campus

I am happy to share with you ...

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Love & Gratitude

This has been a full short week! Love has been in the air as students shared valentines and appreciations for their friendships, teachers, and staff. We have enjoyed the little love-filled notes. Very thoughtful and well written! Thank you for raising the most amazing humans ever.

Our Ohlone Black History PTA Committee is ...

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Lunar New Year & Black History Month

It has been a wonderful week full of Lunar New Year festivities! Thank you to our fabulous PTA, teachers, and students for their contributions to a truly beautiful week of celebrations. PTA provided students with oranges and red envelopes ...

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Readers and Writers!

Ohlone students are growing their skills in reading and writing non-fiction text. K/1 students are writing about what they know as they sketch their ideas across pages. 2/3 students are learning how to utilize text features in non-fiction books as they write about topics that teach others. In 4/5, students are ...

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Happy New Year, Ohlone!

Having students back on campus this week provided the joy that only elementary children can bring. We have enjoyed their energy, inquisitiveness, and the kindness they show to one another!

January 14 - No school - Professional Learning Day

This Friday is a day off for students and a ...

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Great to Be Back!

It has been a wonderful week of reconnecting with your children after the break. It is clear that they enjoyed quality time with you during their time off from school. Teachers have jumped right back into teaching and learning. Students are excited and enthusiastic about sharing their writing, problem ...

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COVID CLINIC

Beginning next Tuesday, Covid Clinic will be the only testing company providing testing for students. Please be sure to register your child with Covid Clinic and order a test each week if you are interested in having your child tested. Please let your child's teacher know as well. If you do ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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, ...

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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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