It’s the final week for open enrollment in OUSD schools, and this week we have more school tours, the MLK oratorical fest starts, the community advisory committee for special education, ACOE has board and committee meetings, an OUSD board meeting, all that and more with links below, please read, share and get involved
1/21 9:00am – 10:00 –Lazear Charter Academy Info Session (TK-8)
1/22 8:00 am 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.
1/23 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Daze of Justice Film & Healing Community Event
1/23 10:00 am ACOE Program & Agency Budget Committee Meeting
1/23 6:30 pm ACOE Board Meeting
1/23 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Laney Child Center Workshop!
1/24 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Board of Education Regular Meeting
1/24 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Street Academy Prospective Student Orientation
1/24 9:00 am – 10:00 am Greenleaf Enrollment Stations
1/24 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cal Fresh Enrollment Clinic! Do you qualify?
1/24 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm OPEN HOUSE at American Indian Public School (K-8)
1/25 10:00 am – 10:30 am Aspire Eres Academy Open House
1/27 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Skyline Drama presents – Teens Igniting Change in the World
1/27 11:00 am-3:00pm Ascend Info Night (TK-8)
1/30 4:30pm Educators Curriculum Workshop!
1/31 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm OPEN HOUSE at American Indian Public High School (9-12)
2/2 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Tour at East Bay Innovation Academy Middle School
2/5- 2/9 African American Literature Read In
2/7 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Teacher Recruitment Event. Join us at the first hiring event of the season!
Opportunities / Funding for Educators and Youth
How you can help
Help ICS survive the OUSD budget cuts
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!
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], 510-601-0178
1/23 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Daze of Justice Film & Healing Community Event OUSD Sanctuary Task Force invites you to watch & discuss: DAZE of JUSTICE: A Documentary by Mike Siv. Location: Oakland High School, 1023 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland Please R.S.V.P! Join us to lift up awareness, healing, and community to represent for our sanctuary city and school district!
1/23 10:00 am ACOE Program & Agency Budget Committee Meeting – Alameda County Office of Education at 313 W. Winton Avenue, Hayward.
1/23 5:00 pm Alameda County Committee on School District Organization Meeting – Alameda County Office of Education at 313 W. Winton Avenue, Hayward.
1/23 6:30 pm ACOE Board Meeting Regular meetings of the Board are held at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Board Room of the Alameda County Office of Education at 313 W. Winton Avenue, Hayward. Any exceptions to the regular schedule are announced through the ACOE website
1/23 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Laney Child Center Workshop! Join us at the Laney Child Center Application Workshop! Tuesday, January 24th (3pm-4pm) English/Spanish/Chinese/Cantonese Assistance available.
1/24 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Board of Education Regular Meeting – Closed session begins at 4:00 p.m. Open session begins at 5:30 p.m. Location: The Great Room at La Escuelita 1050 2nd Avenue 94606
1/24 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
1/24 9:00 am – 10:00 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 94621
1/24 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cal Fresh Enrollment Clinic! Do you qualify? Do you know if you qualify for Cal Fresh (Food Stamps)? Find out by joining this Enrollment Clinic hosted at the Unity Council! January 24th (2pm-4pm) 1900 Fruitvale Avenue. Suite 2A. Oakland, CA 9460. Free application assistance! If you have any questions please contact Vanessa Ramirez at 510-636-4906.
1/24 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm OPEN HOUSE at American Indian Public School (K-8) Visit the campus and meet the staff! American Indian Public Schools will host an open house! Bring your family and receive more information regarding the school! For more information please contact the school at 510-893-8701
1/25 10:00 am – 10:30 am Aspire Eres Academy Open House Aspire Eres Academy will have a public Open House for all families. Visit the campus and learn more about the school! January 25th 10:00am-10:30am 1:30pm-2:00pmThe zipcode must be numeric with at least five numbers.The zipcode must be numeric with at least five numbers.
1/27 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Skyline Drama presents – Teens Igniting Change In The World Making Shakespeare Real and Relevant … Making Theatre Real and Relevant Presents …
TEENS IGNITING CHANGE IN THE WORLD
directed by Awele (ah WAY lay) / dramaturgy by Philippa Kelly Location: Shotgun Players | 1901 Ashby, Berkeley, CA 94703 Contact: Awele Email: [email protected]
1/27 11:00 am-3:00pm Ascend Info Night (TK-8) Join Ascend’s expo January 27th! (11am to 3pm) If you are interested in touring the campus, please schedule by calling at 510-879-3140.
1/30 4:30pm Educators Curriculum Workshop! Teachers & community educators: Learn ways to bring history and current events to your classroom. R.S.V.P Location: Oakland High School, 1023 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland OUSD Sanctuary Solidarity Resource Guide
1/31 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm OPEN HOUSE at American Indian Public High School (9-12) Visit the campus and meet the staff! American Indian Public High School will host an open house! Bring your family and receive more information regarding the school! For more information please contact the school at 510-220-5044
2/2 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Tour at East Bay Innovation Academy Middle School 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.
Coming Up Dates For Tours (Times: 1:30pm-2:30pm)
Friday, February 2nd ,2018
Friday, February 16th ,2018
Coming Up Dates Information Nights (Times: 7pm-8pm)
Wednesday, February 21st ,2018
2/5- 2/9 African American Literature Read In – JOIN US! In a diverse city like Oakland, our students need opportunities to see themselves—and all of their classmates—in the books they read. To celebrate Oakland’s diversity through literature, the Ed Fund hosts three volunteer Read-Ins a year. Save the date for our upcoming Read-Ins:
- African American Literature Read-In Week, February 5-9, 2018
• Asian Pacific American Literature Read-In Week, May 7-11, 2018
• Latinx Literature Read-In, October 2018
SIGN UP YOUR SCHOOL
We can help you host special guest readers from the community or send staff to document other celebrations you might choose to host (examples: assemblies, family engagement event, cross-grade buddy reading, after-school special activity). If you’d like some pointers, try our tips on hosting Read-In volunteers at your school.
2/7 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Teacher Recruitment Event. Join us at the first hiring event of the season! Over 20 Oakland schools will be present to find the next amazing educator to join their community for the 2018-19 school year. Please come prepared to speak with principals about teaching positions and copies of your resume. We look forward to seeing you there! Location: Think College Now / International Community School Gymnasium, 2825 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601The 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
Please share this opportunity with anyone who may be interested.
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.
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.
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 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!