In-School Activities & On-Campus Enrichment
Art Masters Program
We are excited to announce that Art Masters is back!
For those of you new to Oso, Art Masters is the program we use to provide art education and instruction in compliance with the California Content Standards for Visual Arts which is 100% PTA funded. It introduces the students to history and culture as shown through various master
artists. The students listen to a lecture learning about the history of the artist and the art style used. The students then participate in an art lesson lead by an Art Masters trained teacher, applying the
same techniques that they learned about unique to the artist. It’s a very exciting hands-on lesson that all the students look forward to.
This year we will be learning about six different artists including:
Ancient Americas, Native American, Raffael, African Legacy, Lichtenstein & Wright.
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.
We are working to determine what assemblies we will be able to offer this year. Stay tuned.
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.
Details on this year’s Red Ribbon Week will be coming soon.
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
- Film Production
- Music Composition
- Visual Arts
The 2021-2022 theme, “I Will Change the World By….” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts.
Entries from all grades and all abilities welcome.
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.
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.