In-School Activities & On-Campus Enrichment

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.

During our Art Masters lesson this month, we will be learning about Henry Matisse. We will not be meeting in person for the artist assembly and art lesson; however, online links to access the pre-recorded assembly and lesson will be available until June 2, 2021. The link will be provided on your student’s Canvas page and in the Grizzly Growl.

Previous artists that we learned about:

October: Marc Chagall. 

November: Frederic Remington. L

December: Georgia O’Keefe. 

February: Asian Artists and Asian Brush Technique

***Want to show off your masterpiece and have a chance to win a prize?
Prizes and giveaways will be awarded at random to select participants. ***

 

Creativity is intelligence having fun!   ~ Albert Einstein

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. 

Yearbook

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!

Send your pictures to
yearbook@osograndepta.com

Yearbooks may be purchased by clicking here

Assemblies

This year we will be offering three school wide virtual assemblies through Arts Teach. Arts Teach is an educational program in conjunction with Segerstrom Center for the Arts that is designed to help bring arts experiences to schools and communities. 

View this year’s assembly topics and dates

Our Library

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.

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. 

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. 

View this year’s Red Ribbon Events

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:

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. 

Online entry form can be found here.

 

 

Literacy Day

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.

Contact osoyoungauthors@gmail.com with questions

S.T.E.A.M. Labs

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.

ChromeBooks

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.