In-School Activities & On-Campus Enrichment

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.

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
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • Musical Composition
  • Visual Arts

The 2019-20 theme, “Look Within”, calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts.

Entries from all grades and all abilities welcome. 

Information and Entry Form

 

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 21 – Oct 25th, and will feature creative ways our Grizzlies can find their passion & make healthy choices.

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

Art Masters Program

Art Masters is a PTA sponsored interactive art education program in which the students not only learn about Master Artists, but also create art inspired by these artists.

Students are first introduced to each artist at an assembly.  Then, in the classroom, they are introduced to oil pastels, watercolor crayons, drawing chalk, paints, and how to use each tool as an artist.  A professional art teacher helps the students execute the projects, and these pieces of art are brought home for parents to treasure!

Six Master Artists will be studied during the school year

View this year’s Art Masters events

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 osograndeyearbook@gmail.com.

Yearbooks may be purchased by clicking here

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.

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.