What’s Happening in Oakland Education The Week of December 4th and Beyond

Another busy week in Oakland education with meetings on the OUSD budget crisis as well as many schools doing tours. It’s public school enrollment time in Oakland and families need to make the best choices they can, you can see school tour schedules and registration info below, also the larger school enrollment fairs are coming up, some great conferences, and there are always opportunities for families, educators and ways you can help and get involved, please read and share

This Week

12/5 9:30 AM ICS Prospective Family Tour

12/5, 2017 | 9:00-10:30 AM (Q & A at 10:30 AM) Skyline High School tour-

12/5 9:30-10:30- East Bay Innovation Academy Tours

12/5 5:00-7:00 PM OUSD Middle School Enrollment Fairs

12/5 10:15 Kaiser Elementary is hosting tours

12/5/2017 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Special Education Teacher Credential Information Session

December 6th, 9:00 – 11:30 am Community meeting on Blueprint for Quality Schools

12/6/2017 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Budget and Finance Committee Meeting

12/6 Winter Mixer for Girls’ Champions

12/6 5:00-7:00 OUSD High School Enrollment Fairs

12/6 Community meeting on Blueprint for Quality Schools

December 7, 2017 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST Latitude High School 37.8 – Parent Information Session

12/7/2017 5:00 PM Board of Education Resolution Review

12/7 8:30 am – 9:30 am Learning Without Limit’s Info Sessions (K-5)

12/7 9:00am-10:00-Lazear Charter Academy Info Session (TK-8)

12/7 East Bay Innovation Academy Tours

December 7th, 9:00 – 11:30 am  Community meeting on Blueprint for Quality Schools

December 7th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm   Community meeting on Blueprint for Quality Schools

12/7, 2017 | 9:00-10:30 AM (Q & A at 10:30 AM) Skyline High School tour

December 8- 9:30 am – 10:30 am Cox Academy Info Night (PreK-5)

12/89:30 AM ICS Prospective Family Tour

12/8 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM Montera Prospective Parent Tour

12/8 9:00 am – 10:00 am Join Achieve Academy’s Info Session

December 8th, 8:30 – 10:30 am   Community meeting on Blueprint for Quality Schools

December 8, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:30 PMJoin us for the 1st annual RHA Oakland Winterfest!

12/9 10:00-2:00- Enroll Oakland School Enrollment and Community resources Fair

DECEMBER 9, 2017  |  8:00am to 2:00pm BROTHER’S CODE

12/11 9:30 AM ICS Prospective Family Tour

12/13 9:30 AM ICS Prospective Family Tour

12/13 4:00-5:00 Achieve Academy Info session (pre-K-5)

12/13 10:15 Kaiser Elementary is hosting tours

December 14th,at 8:30am9:30 am Learning Without Limit’s Info Sessions (K-5)

December 14th,9:00am10:00Lazear Charter Academy Info Session (TK-8)

12/15 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM Montera Prospective Parent Tour

December 15th, 10:30am Cox Academy Info Night (PreK-5)

12/16 West Oakland School and Resource Fair Public 

12/16 Strengthening the Arts Education Ecosystem

12/18 10:15 Kaiser Elementary is hosting tours

December 19, 20179:00 AM – 9:45 AM PST Francophone Charter School Tours

12/20 BEO Annual Fireside Chat “Sustaining Communities

December 20, 2017, 5:30-6:30pm Latitude High School 37.8 – Parent Information Session,

Opportunities for Educators/Families/Students

 Teachers: Free Field Trips to the Exploratorium this Fall. 

9/19 – 11/30 Apply for Paint the Town!  

How you can help

 East Bay College Fund’s Mentor Recruitment season is here!  This Week

This week

12/5 9:30 AM ICS Prospective Family Tour Attention​ ​Prospective​ ​Elementary​ ​School​ ​Parents: Visit​ ​ICS! Location: International Community School (ICS), 2825 International Blvd Oakland, CA 94601. Come​ ​see​ ​the​ ​amazing​ ​work​ ​happening​ ​at​ ​ICS!

12/5, 2017 | 9:00-10:30 AM (Q & A at 10:30 AM) Skyline High School tour-Every fall, Skyline leadership students and parents lead tours of the classes and campus. Our tours start in our Farnsworth Theater for an overview of the school and its programs and end with an opportunity to have any questions answered by our administrative team. Register for a 2017 Campus Tour.

12/5 9:30-10:30- East Bay Innovation Academy Tours Are you applying to East Bay Innovation Academy? We recommend you to attend one of their tours and information nights! See the list of dates below. If you have any questions please contact the school at 510-577-9557. East Bay Innovation High School 3800 Mountain Blvd Oakland, CA 94605 United States

12/5 5:00-7:00 PM OUSD Middle School Enrollment FairsEnrollment Season for all Oakland Public Schols open November 13th! Find and apply to OUSD schools at www.ousd.org/enroll, RISE / New Highland Campus, 8521 A Street, Oakland, CA

12/5 10:15 Kaiser Elementary is hosting tours for those considering our school for the 2018-19 school year. Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. School strives to provide a complete academic program in a stimulating and creative learning environment where all can feel respected, valued and safe. We seek to impart the necessary skills for student excellence and to produce well rounded, reflective, socially aware individuals. We value those qualities that cultures and races share, as well as those that make them unique. Our school is an open-enrollment school which focuses on integrating the Arts and Humanities into the curriculum. Attracting students from all over Oakland, Kaiser is unique in the district in the way it brings together children and families from so many diverse backgrounds. Ethnically, Kaiser is a microcosm of the city of Oakland. Click here for more information.

12/5/2017 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Special Education Teacher Credential Information Session Join fellow special educators interested in earning their teaching credential.Loyola Marymount, through a special partnership with OUSD, is offering up to 46% off tuition for OUSD employees. Find out more on 12/5 how to earn your special education teacher credential in an affordable way in 12-14 months with fellow OUSD educators!

December 6th, 9:00 – 11:30 am Community meeting on Blueprint for Quality Schools, including investment in school buildings; expanding, merging, or closing schools; grade configuration changes.  RISE Community School, 8521 A Street

12/6/2017 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Budget and Finance Committee Meeting The First Interim budget report and FCMAT implementation plan will be presented. Also the Board will hear an update on Multi-year projections and 2018-19 budget calendar. Committee Room, KDOL TV Studio, B-237, Met West High School Entrance 314 East 10th Street Oakland, CA 94606

12/6 5:30 – 7:00 – Winter Mixer for Girls’ Champions The end of the year is near, and we want to cap it off by celebrating the incredible work that our members and other girls’ champions do! Join Alliance for Girls and the Membership Engagement Committee for our annual winter mixer for girl-serving organizations and girls’ champions. Come mingle with fellow colleagues in the field while enjoying some drinks and delicious bites!

12/6 5:00-7:00 OUSD High School Enrollment FairsEnrollment Season for all Oakland Public Schols open November 13th! Find and apply to OUSD schools at www.ousd.org/enroll, Roosevelt School 1926 E.19th st , Oakland, California

12/6 6:15 – 8:45 Community meeting on Blueprint for Quality Schools, including investment in school buildings; expanding, merging, or closing schools; grade configuration changes. Oakland Technical High School, Library, 4351 Broadway.

Thu, December 7, 2017 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST Latitude High School 37.8 – Parent Information Session, by Latitude High School 37.8 If you want to attend a small, innovative school that supports you to achieve your college and career goals by doing rigorous, engaging projects in the city of Oakland, then we want you to apply to be a part of our community at Latitude. Learn more about Latitude here: https://www.latitudehigh.org/ Epic Charter School, 1112 29th Avenue, Oakland, CA 9460

12/7/2017 5:00 PM Board of Education Resolution Review The BOE will debrief the Nov. 27 meeting and discuss a decision for Dec. 13. La Escuelita, BOE Committee Room 1050 Second Avenue, Oakland, CA

12/7 8:30 am – 9:30 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! http://efcps.org/achieve-academy/

12/7 9:00am-10:00-Lazear Charter Academy Info Session (TK-8) Join Lazear Charter Academy ! Learn more about the school and tour the campus!

12/7 East Bay Innovation Academy Tours Are you applying to East Bay Innovation Academy? We recommend you to attend one of their tours and information nights! See the list of dates below. If you have any questions please contact the school at 510-577-9557. East Bay Innovation High School 3800 Mountain Blvd Oakland, CA 94605 United States

12/7, 2017 | 9:00-10:30 AM (Q & A at 10:30 AM) Skyline High School tour-Every fall, Skyline leadership students and parents lead tours of the classes and campus. Our tours start in our Farnsworth Theater for an overview of the school and its programs and end with an opportunity to have any questions answered by our administrative team. Register for a 2017 Campus Tour.

December 7th, 9:00 – 11:30 am  Community meeting on Blueprint for Quality Schools, including investment in school buildings; expanding, merging, or closing schools; grade configuration changes Location: Life Academy, 2101 35th Avenue

December 7th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm   Community meeting on Blueprint for Quality Schools, including investment in school buildings; expanding, merging, or closing schools; grade configuration changes Location: Martin Luther King Elementary School, 960 10th Street

December 8- 9:30 am – 10:30 am Cox Academy Info Night (PreK-5) Join Cox Academy’s Information Nights! Learn more about the school and tour the campus.

12/89:30 AM ICS Prospective Family Tour Attention​ ​Prospective​ ​Elementary​ ​School​ ​Parents: Visit​ ​ICS! Location: International Community School (ICS), 2825 International Blvd Oakland, CA 94601. Come​ ​see​ ​the​ ​amazing​ ​work​ ​happening​ ​at​ ​ICS! Guided​ ​tours​ ​are​ ​available​ ​on​ ​the​ ​following​ ​dates:

12/8 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM Montera Prospective Parent Tour – Parent-led tours start at 9:30AM with a brief overview of the IB curriculum with Mr Avent and a couple of our student leaders in the Montera courtyard outside the school office, and last about 45-50 minutes concluding back in the courtyard to chat with Montera parents with any other questions you and your student might have. We highly recommend bringing your student, but if they cannot come, we have a Welcome Day that gives our incoming students a day to tour the school with a 7th grader as well as a 2-day Summer Bridge program for our incoming 6th graders. Please register here

12/8 9:00 am – 10:00 am Join Achieve Academy’s Info Session!Learn more about the school and meet the staff!For more information, please call 510-904-6440. Achieve Academy 1700 28th ave Oakland, CA 94601 United States

December 8th, 8:30 – 10:30 am   Community meeting on Blueprint for Quality Schools, including investment in school buildings; expanding, merging, or closing schools; grade configuration changesLocation: Lincoln Elementary School, 225 11th Street

December 8, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:30 PMJoin us for the 1st annual RHA Oakland Winterfest! Come celebrate the holiday traditions of our diverse Oakland community at the 1st annual RHA Winterfest. This event is designed to bring together neighbors for a casual multi-cultural holiday celebration, as traditions from different religions and/or cultural groups all share messages of hope, celebration, and joy. Redwood Heights Recreation Center, 3883 Aliso Avenue,Oakland, CA 9461

 

12/9 10:00-2:00Enroll Oakland School Enrollment and Community resources Fair Oakland families are invited to learn more learn more about their public school options. Event will include:School Booths (Elementary, Middle, High School) – Meet school principals, teachers and familiesEnrollment Booths – Explore and compare schools using Oakland’s school finder. Get help with your application and/or enroll online.Resource Booths – Learn more about support services provided by local community organizations. RSVP Here! East Oakland Youth Development Center, 8200 International, Oakland, CA 94621

DECEMBER 9, 2017  |  8:00am to 2:00pm BROTHER’S CODE boys and young men of color in middle and high school are invited to join us to learn more about the skills and networks that can guide them to exciting opportunities within the tech sector. Volunteer at our annual #BrothersCode event on Saturday, December 9 in #Oakland. Click the link to learn more and get involved: http://www.hiddengeniusproject.org/events  Youth participants will:Play with technology while practicing coding and programming skills, Explore the vast range of career opportunities within the tech sector, Learn about the various education pathways that can lead to participation in the tech sector, Investigate the various ways they can leverage technology to strengthen their communities and reach their goals, Network with enthusiastic tech sector professionals from a range of backgrounds Merritt College, 12500 Campus Dr, Oakland, CA 94619

12/11 9:30 AM ICS Prospective Family Tour Attention​ ​Prospective​ ​Elementary​ ​School​ ​Parents: Visit​ ​ICS! Location: International Community School (ICS), 2825 International Blvd Oakland, CA 94601. Come​ ​see​ ​the​ ​amazing​ ​work​ ​happening​ ​at​ ​ICS! Guided​ ​tours​ ​are​ ​available​ ​on​ ​the​ ​following​ ​dates:

12/13 9:30 AM ICS Prospective Family Tour Attention​ ​Prospective​ ​Elementary​ ​School​ ​Parents: Visit​ ​ICS! Location: International Community School (ICS), 2825 International Blvd Oakland, CA 94601. Come​ ​see​ ​the​ ​amazing​ ​work​ ​happening​ ​at​ ​ICS! Guided​ ​tours​ ​are​ ​available​ ​on​ ​the​ ​following​ ​dates:

12/13 4:00-5:00 Achieve Academy Info session (pre-K-5) Join Achieve Academy’s Info Session!Learn more about the school and meet the staff, For more information, please call 510-904-6440. Achieve Academy1700 28th ave, Oakland, CA 94601 United States

12/13 10:15 Kaiser Elementary is hosting tours for those considering our school for the 2018-19 school year. Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. School strives to provide a complete academic program in a stimulating and creative learning environment where all can feel respected, valued and safe. We seek to impart the necessary skills for student excellence and to produce well rounded, reflective, socially aware individuals. We value those qualities that cultures and races share, as well as those that make them unique. Our school is an open-enrollment school which focuses on integrating the Arts and Humanities into the curriculum. Attracting students from all over Oakland, Kaiser is unique in the district in the way it brings together children and families from so many diverse backgrounds. Ethnically, Kaiser is a microcosm of the city of Oakland. Click here for more information.

December 14th,at 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! http://efcps.org/achieve-academy/

December 14th,9:00am10:00Lazear Charter Academy Info Session (TK-8) Join Lazear Charter Academy ! Learn more about the school and tour the campus!

12/15 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM Montera Prospective Parent Tour – Parent-led tours start at 9:30AM with a brief overview of the IB curriculum with Mr Avent and a couple of our student leaders in the Montera courtyard outside the school office, and last about 45-50 minutes concluding back in the courtyard to chat with Montera parents with any other questions you and your student might have. We highly recommend bringing your student, but if they cannot come, we have a Welcome Day that gives our incoming students a day to tour the school with a 7th grader as well as a 2-day Summer Bridge program for our incoming 6th graders. Please register here.

December 15th, 10:30am Cox Academy Info Night (PreK-5) Join Cox Academy’s Information Nights! Learn more about the school and tour the campus.

12/16 Strengthening the Arts Education Ecosystem Join teaching artists, program directors, and arts administrators who make up our landscape of arts education as we explore the question: What does a sustainable arts education ecosystem look like in the Bay Area? Facilitators Aimee Espiritu and Mika Lemoine will help us discover the answer and work toward that vision.

12/16 West Oakland School and Resource Fair Public · Hosted by Enroll Oakland Charters Oakland families are invited to learn more about their public school options. There will be:* School Booths (Elementary, Middle, High schools) – Visit with school principals, teachers and families* Enrollment Booths – Explore and compare public schools using Oakland’s school finder. Get help with your online application and/or enroll online.* Resource Booths – Learn more about support services provided by local community organizations. Defremery Recreation Center 1651 Adeline st, Oakland, CA 94605

12/18 10:15 Kaiser Elementary is hosting tours for those considering our school for the 2018-19 school year. Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. School strives to provide a complete academic program in a stimulating and creative learning environment where all can feel respected, valued and safe. We seek to impart the necessary skills for student excellence and to produce well rounded, reflective, socially aware individuals. We value those qualities that cultures and races share, as well as those that make them unique. Our school is an open-enrollment school which focuses on integrating the Arts and Humanities into the curriculum. Attracting students from all over Oakland, Kaiser is unique in the district in the way it brings together children and families from so many diverse backgrounds. Ethnically, Kaiser is a microcosm of the city of Oakland. Click here for more information.

December 19, 20179:00 AM – 9:45 AM PST Francophone Charter School Tours for 2018-19 by Francophone Charter School of Oakland Venez visiter l’école ! School tours include a couple of class visits while school is in session, an overview of the school, and a “Questions and Answers” session with our Executive Director Heidi Hughes. We look forward to meeting you soon. A bientôt ! Francophone Charter School of Oakland, 9736 Lawlor Street, Oakland, CA 94605

December 20, 2017, 5:30-6:30pm Latitude High School 37.8 – Parent Information Session, by Latitude High School 37.8 If you want to attend a small, innovative school that supports you to achieve your college and career goals by doing rigorous, engaging projects in the city of Oakland, then we want you to apply to be a part of our community at Latitude. Learn more about Latitude here: https://www.latitudehigh.org/

12/20 BEO Annual Fireside Chat “Sustaining Communities” BEO Leading Voices presents “Sustaining Community for Our Future” a fireside chat with a group of our community’s most brilliant thought leaders sharing visionary insights in response to the massive migration of black people moving out of California, with a particular focus on the Bay Area. With gentrification, incarceration, lack of jobs rapidly growing, ideals to sustain our community is vital for us to envision how we are to support our families, grow neighborhoods, and build innovative businesses with emerging opportunities, industries and technologies. Join Us!

12/22 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM Montera Prospective Parent Tour – Parent-led tours start at 9:30AM with a brief overview of the IB curriculum with Mr Avent and a couple of our student leaders in the Montera courtyard outside the school office, and last about 45-50 minutes concluding back in the courtyard to chat with Montera parents with any other questions you and your student might have. We highly recommend bringing your student, but if they cannot come, we have a Welcome Day that gives our incoming students a day to tour the school with a 7th grader as well as a 2-day Summer Bridge program for our incoming 6th graders. Please register here.

1/9 5:00-7:00 PM OUSD Middle School Enrollment Fairs – Enrollment Season for all Oakland Public Schols open November 13th! Find and apply to OUSD schools at www.ousd.org/enroll, MLK school, 960 10th st ,Oakland, California

1/10 OUSD Middle School Enrollment Fairs – Enrollment Season for all Oakland Public Schols open November 13th! Find and apply to OUSD schools at www.ousd.org/enroll, Elmhurst Community / Alliance School, 1800 98th ave Oakland, California

January 11th, at 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! http://efcps.org/achieve-academy/

1/12 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM Montera Prospective Parent Tour – Parent-led tours start at 9:30AM with a brief overview of the IB curriculum with Mr Avent and a couple of our student leaders in the Montera courtyard outside the school office, and last about 45-50 minutes concluding back in the courtyard to chat with Montera parents with any other questions you and your student might have. We highly recommend bringing your student, but if they cannot come, we have a Welcome Day that gives our incoming students a day to tour the school with a 7th grader as well as a 2-day Summer Bridge program for our incoming 6th graders. Please register here.

January 12th, 10:30am Cox Academy Info Night (PreK-5) Join Cox Academy’s Information Nights! Learn more about the school and tour the campus.

January 18th,at 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! http://efcps.org/achieve-academy/

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

January 21st, 9:00am10:00-Lazear Charter Academy Info Session (TK-8) Join Lazear Charter Academy ! Learn more about the school and tour the campus!

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! http://ow.ly/A8Ix30gXK8m  pic.twitter.com/zyudeP8RFw

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 at smash.lpfi.org. To learn more visit www.lpfi.org/smash.

How you can help

East Bay College Fund’s Mentor Recruitment season is here! The East Bay College Fund, which is currently supporting 800 Oakland scholars in college, is excited to begin recruiting Mentors for the 2018/19 Scholar year! College is definitely challenging, but it can be made easier with the support and advice of someone who has been there before. Every young person needs supportive relationships in order to grow and develop into thriving, productive, and engaged adults. Mentoring is a powerful way to help the next generation succeed! East Bay College Fund’s next Mentor Information Sessions will be on the following dates:Saturday, November 18th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.Thursday, December 14th from 6 – 8 p.m.For more information about upcoming mentor information sessions please contact Volunteer Manager, Lena Ringstrom, at [email protected]und.org

 

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