What’s Happening in Oakland Education this Week 1/15/18

It is still open enrollment in OUSD and with charters, and many school tours and info sessions are happening this week, also A Blueprint for Quality Schools feedback sessions, an LCAP study session, Skyline Dance, a celebration of Mack’s latest championship, an author discussion looking at how government policy drove segregation, that and much more, please read share and get involved

This Week

1/16/2018 Blueprint for Quality Schools: District 6 Community Feedback Forum. The Blueprint for Quality Schools

1/17 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. What do we need in Early Childhood Education- Make your voices heard! 

1/17 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Street Academy Prospective Student Orientation

1/18 8:30am9:30 am Learning Without Limit’s Info Sessions (K-5)

1/18 5-8:30pm The LCAP Parent and Student Advisory Committee invites you to the 2nd* COMMUNITY STUDY & FEEDBACK SESSION: OUSD SERVICES TO SCHOOLS & THE 2018-19

1/18 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. AAFE Youth Forum

1/18 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Greenleaf Kinder Dual Language Informational Visit

1/18/2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Greenleaf Enrollment Stations

1/18 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Skyline Dance Production: In the Spirit of Dance

1/19 10:30am Cox Academy Info Night (PreK-5)

1/19 It’s almost time! Let’s celebrate the two-time defending California State Champion McClymonds High School Warriors Football Team.

1/20 10:00-2:00 OUSD elementary School Enrollment fair

1/20 2pm – 4pm The Color of Law

1/21 9:00am – 10:00 Lazear Charter Academy Info Session (TK-8)

Further Out

1/22 8:00 AM OUSD Teacher Hiring Begins! Apply today! Teach in Oakland

1/22 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Community Advisory Committee for Special Education–Monthly Meeting

1/23 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Fest.

Opportunities / Funding for Educators and Youth

Let’s get to college!

SMASH Academy Accepting Applications

How you can help
Help ICS survive the OUSD budget cuts

Ms. Zissis, from Sankofa Elementary, needs iPads for her speech students

Wondering how to support students and staff through the OUSD #budget cuts?

Help out ICS, Sankofa, or other youth being affected by budget cuts

 

This Week

1/16/2018 Blueprint for Quality Schools: District 6 Community Feedback Forum. The Blueprint for Quality Schools process has generated many options regarding potential changes to OUSD schools (and school offerings). At this community forum, hosted by Board Director Shanthi Gonzales, we’ll look at a few of these options. All community members – and especially families, staff and students of District 6 – are encouraged to attend this forum to:

Hear what the Blueprint Advisory Group has brainstormed

Share your own ideas about the future of our schools

Provide feedback for the Board and OUSD staff as we move toward Board decision-making

Please RSVP so that we can have an accurate count for child care, translation and refreshments. Location: East Oakland Pride Elementary School, 8000 Birch St, Oakland, CA 94621

1/17 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Make your voices heard! The Alameda County Board of Supervisors is considering an unprecedented new investment to address the early care and education crisis in our communities. We must let them know how crucial it is that they take action & what our families & communities need. This could mean:

  • $140 million dollars of new revenue for early education
  • More Quality Programs for our children
  • Improved Access to affordable child care for working families

We must let them know how crucial it is that they take action & what our families & communities need. LOCATION: Alameda County Administration Building, 1221 Oak St 5th Floor, Oakland, CA 94609

1/17 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Street Academy Prospective Student Orientation. To attend Street Academy, all interested students and families must attend the Prospective New Student Orientation. We invite you to call (510)874-3630 to reserve your space. Spring term begins March 12, 2018. Location: Street Academy, 417 29th Street, Oakland, CA 94805

1/18 8:30am9:30 am Learning Without Limit’s Info Sessions (K-5) Join Learning without Limit’s Info Sessions! Learn more about the school and tour the campus! Achieve Academy

1/18 5-8:30pmThe LCAP Parent and Student Advisory Committee invites you to the 2nd* COMMUNITY STUDY & FEEDBACK SESSION: OUSD SERVICES TO SCHOOLS & THE 2018-19 BUDGET ICS & TCN Auditorium 2825 International Blvd., Oakland 94601 .For more details or to RSVP, please contact Cintya Molina at [email protected]

1/18 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. AAFE Youth Forum West Oakland Youth Center, 3233Market Street, Oakland, CA 94608 African American Female Excellence

1/18 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Greenleaf Kinder Dual Language Informational Visit. Families, you are invited to our Greenleaf Kinder Dual Language Informational Visit! We will include information about our Dual Language Program and the new enrollment process. We will also provide support to enroll your student. Location: Greenleaf Auditorium, 6328 E 17th St, Oakland, CA 94621The zipcode must be numeric with at least five numbers.

1/18/2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Greenleaf Enrollment Stations. Greenleaf opens a station to support families with enrollment in grades K, 6 and 9. Please bring: student birth certificate, Parent ID, Proof of address. Location: Greenleaf Auditorium, 6328 E 17th St, Oakland, CA 94621The zipcode must be numeric with at least five numbers.

1/18 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Skyline Dance Production: In the Spirit of Dance

Tickets:

$10 Advance (student store or online)

Contact: Dawn James Email: [email protected] Website: https://skylinetitanstore.myschoolcentr…

Location: Skyline High School Theatre, 12250 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA, 94619

1/19 10:30am Cox Academy Info Night (PreK-5) Join Cox Academy’s Information Nights! Learn more about the school and tour the campus.

1/19 It’s almost time! Let’s celebrate the two-time defending California State Champion McClymonds High School Warriors Football Team. This coming Friday, January 19. Be there! Parade Around Oakland 1:00-3:30 p.m. Rally at McClymonds at 4:00 p.m.

1/20 2pm – 4pm The Color of Law Join the Richmond Public Library and the Richmond Museum of History as we welcome writer and scholar, Richard Rothstein.   Author of the recently published “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of how our Government Segregated America” Mr. Rothstein will be presenting the research and findings compiled to the Richmond public on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
Please join us! This is a FREE EVENT and will take place at the Richmond City Council Chamber located at 440 Civic Center Plaza from 2pm – 4pm.

1/20 10:00-2:00 OUSD elementary School Enrollment fair, Futures/CUES School 6701 International Blvd.

1/21 9:00am – 10:00 Lazear Charter Academy Info Session (TK-8) Join Lazear Charter Academy! Learn more about the school and tour the campus!

Further Out

1/22 8:00 AM OUSD Teacher Hiring Begins! Apply today! Teach in Oakland. Oakland Unified School District is open for hiring teachers today, January 22nd, 2018. Both internal and external candidates can be considered for open teaching positions. Location: 1000 Broadway ave, Oakland, ca 94611

1/22 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Community Advisory Committee for Special Education–Monthly Meeting. Contact: Ray Bermudez: Email: [email protected]

1/23 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Fest. Where Do We Go From Here: Continuing the Legacy 50 Years Later

January 23: Elementary Schools A-I: District-Wide Competition

January 30: Elementary Schools K-Z: District-Wide Competition

February 6: Secondary Schools 6-12 Grade: District-Wide Competition

All competitions are located at Castlemont High School, Philip Reeder Performing Arts Center
8601 McArthur Blvd.,  Oakland, CA 94605The zipcode must be numeric with at least five numbers. Contact: Awele Makeba [email protected]510-601-0178The zipcode must be numeric with at least five numbers.

Opportunities / Funding for Educators and Youth

Our district-wide scholarship is now live! Apply for the East Bay College Fund Opportunity Scholarship today and share with all Oakland high school seniors. Let’s get to college!

SMASH Academy Accepting Applications– Since 2004, SMASH has helped bring a rigorous STEM education to hundreds of students from low income, underrepresented communities. A few SMASH facts: Impact: SMASH is a 3 year STEM acceleration summer residential and academic year program that works: check out their alumni outcomes here. Free of Cost: SMASH is a free program — equivalent to a $24,000 scholarship.

Nationwide: SMASH is continuing to expand to serve more students across the nation. In addition to existing sites at Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, Davis, and Morehouse College, SMASH will be opening two new sites in 2018: Wayne State University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. The SMASH 2018 application deadline is March 1, 2018.  Students can apply here.

2018 KPAA Scholarship Program now accepting applications

The Kaiser Permanente Asian Association (KPAA) Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from high school students who are scheduled to graduate in spring 2018. KPAA scholarships recognize students who have brought demonstrable, tangible benefit to an Asian community and who have the potential to be future leaders. Students may have demonstrated this potential through their activities in school, in the community, or in the face of unusual circumstances.

Since its inception in 2000, KPAA has awarded 107 scholarships totaling $287,500. In 2018, KPAA offers seven scholarships of $3,500 each.

Applications are being accepted online at this website. Online applications must be submitted by Feb. 21, 2018. On May 1, 2018, the KPAA website will list the names of those awarded scholarships.

Scholarship funds will be distributed in August 2018. The funds will be sent directly to the college, university, trade, or technical school the winners will attend in the fall.
Have questions?
If you have questions about the scholarship application, please visit http://www.applyists.com/contact-us/contact-us-customer-care/ . For general questions about the scholarship or to learn more about KPAA, please visit https://kaiserpermanente-asianassociation.org. The following Kaiser Permanente business resource groups also offer scholarships:

Kaiser Permanente African American Professional Association – contact Charvette Blincoe at [email protected] . KP Pride – contact Jay Bachicha at [email protected]

Kaiser Permanente Latino Association – contact Eva Ramirez at [email protected]
KP employees interested in financial aid for their own education efforts should call the Kaiser Permanente Student Financial Aid Program toll-free at  866-232-2934 for more information about scholarships and loans to complete degree and certificate programs in nursing and allied health fields. There also is information on the KP Careers Planning website, under Regional Resources.

 

How you can help

Help ICS survive the OUSD budget cuts Oakland Unified is facing another enormous budget shortfall. District level budget cuts are being shouldered by teachers and families, with each school being asked to cut on average $120 per student. What this means for many schools is an IMMEDIATE LOSS of after-school programs, support staff,  access to technology, field trips, and many of the enrichment activities that make their schooling experience enjoyable and equitable. At schools in Oakland’s wealthier neighborhoods, these cuts will be offset by parent donations and annual fundraisers that bring in an average of $300,000 per year.  At flatland schools, populated predominantly by students of color, these cuts will be felt by teachers and children, and they will be felt deeply. Please click here to help.

Ms. Zissis, from Sankofa Elementary, needs iPads for her speech students. An iPad would be a great supplemental therapy tool. Learn more about similar projects from Oakland teachers that still need funding. GO will match your contribution!

Wondering how to support students and staff through the OUSD #budget cuts? Here are 5 ways — from donating school supplies to staying engaged!

 

 

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