In-School Activities & On-Campus Enrichment
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people each October. The program raises drug awareness by focusing on the positive and healthy choices kids can make, and encouraging them to pursue their passions. This year it will take place Oct 26 – Oct 30th, and will feature creative ways our Grizzlies can find their passion & make healthy choices.
Art Masters Program
We are excited to continue Art Education through Art Masters this year! As with most everything else, the Art Masters Program is going to look different. The program will be a virtual experience; however, we will continue learning about historical artists and applying concepts by allowing students to express themselves creatively. Our hope is to continue to foster the wholistic learner and encourage creative expression.
The Artists we will learn about in the coming months:
October: Marc Chagall. Link available until Nov. 3rd.
November: Frederic Remington. Materials to be provided in the Thursday Folders to Option A and B students. Option C students are welcome to come to the office anytime between 8a-2:30p M-F(excluding holidays) beginning Friday Nov. 6th.
December: Georgia O’Keefe
Unlike years in the past, this year we will not be meeting in person for the artist assembly and art lesson; however, a link will be provided to you for our first artist. The link with be in your child’s Canvas and in the Grizzly Growl.
You will also have the opportunity to share your masterpiece. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded to randomly selected participants. We look forward to seeing your creations!
Creativity is intelligence having fun! ~ Albert Einstein
National PTA Reflections Contest
Does your Grizzly enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This is a nationwide contest sponsored by PTA where pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students are encouraged to submit original works of art in one or more of the following categories:
- Dance Choreography Rules/Guidelines
- Literature Rules/Guidelines
- Photography Rules/Guidelines
- Film Production Rules/Guidelines
- Music Composition Rules/Guidelines
- Visual Arts Rules/Guidelines
The 2020-2021 theme, “I Matter Because”, calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. This program will be virtual this year! You will be creating a physical work, but only video, photo or document will be turned in for judging.
Entries from all grades and all abilities welcome.
We at Oso Grande Elementary are very fortunate to have a PTA-funded librarian on staff 5 days a week! Miss Bethanie reads to the children during their assigned library times and keeps the books, shelves, and records in tip-top shape! Our library has become a more beautiful, organized, and welcoming place since she joined us at our school.
Literacy Day is filled with fun activities to illustrate how reading and writing is paramount to education. Leading up to Literacy Day, we’ll be holding a Young Author contest.
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One way to always remember the school year is to purchase our Oso Grande Yearbook. Volunteer parents work hard to capture all the big and little moments throughout the year, in the classrooms and across campus. You can purchase for your Grizzly right here on our PTA website.
We would love your help! Please take pictures of your student with their classmates and friends throughout the year. We are able to accept cell phone photos but tend to have better luck with “real” cameras if you can take pictures with both!
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We are so lucky to have two STEAM Labs at Oso Grande! Our STEAM Academy for lower grades, our STEAM University for upper grades, dedicated to teaching our kids about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math through fun and interactive experiments and activities.
Our PTA has purchased and donated chrome books to our classrooms so that all students 3rd Grade and up can each have a chrome book to work on. This saves our teachers time and effort in sharing the ChromeBooks between classrooms. PTA funds new and replacement ChromeBooks as needed.
Book Club & Battle of the Books
Oso Grande’s 1st Annual Book Crew! Our school is currently accepting 4th and 5th grade applicants for the 2019-2020 school year. The new Ladera Ranch reading club program is intended to encourage students to deepen their love of reading and provide the opportunity for them to participate in a book competition at the end of the year. Each month, participants will read the assigned monthly book from a list of 8 books spanning a variety of genres. Meetings will be held in the MPR on selected Friday mornings from 7:15-7:50 a.m. The Book Crew meeting schedule will be sent to all participating parents and students after the registration has been completed.
All Abilities Day
Designed especially for our 4th Graders, PTA hosts “All Abilities Day” which includes an assembly followed by rotational visits to 4 stations to learn a little more in the following four categories (Food Allergies, Mobility, Learning Styles, and Social & Emotional Health). The objective is to share information about how uniquely we all work and to hopefully build respect & inclusion for others.
Staff Appreciation Week
We love our Oso Grande Staff! Throughout this designated week, our PTA supports several ways to recognize and appreciate our Oso Grande staff, including teachers, office staff, administrators, crossing guards, custodial team, etc.
Social Emotional Learning
Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success. To learn more about our program, click here.
This year we will have two school wide assemblies focusing on the social and emotional well being of our students.