Retreat – Success!
Our retreat was a great success – the weather was beautiful, we hiked, climbed, beached, did yoga, lightsaber battled, played, ate, slept (?), and bonded during our two days at Point Bonita. Here are a few shots from the retreat, and you can find more on our Facebook page.
Thanks to Katherine, Sue, Peter, and Mollie for the photos.
Lights On at OA!
The power is back on at OA and we will be open for school on Tuesday. Thank you all for your patience as we navigated this very unusual school week.
See you on Tuesday!
OA 2020 Vision – Join Us!
This year’s Annual Fund, OA 2020 Vision, kicks off this week (due to the school closure, you may not receive your fund letter in the mail until late next week). 2020 Vision is about imagining OA’s future and making our dreams a reality. Our goal is to raise $100,000, which will go to enhance our science labs and outdoor spaces. Tuition does not cover the cost of an OA education. The school relies on the generosity of current and alumni parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends to bridge the gap. Please consider what OA means to you and your child and join us In envisioning a bright future for the school. Click below to be redirected to our website where you can make a gift securely online with PayPal.
You may also mail a check to:
Attn: OA 2020 Vision
19 Altarinda Road
Orinda, CA 94563
Stockwell is HERE!
Our machine has been installed, and Simon has already tested it out! Download the Stockwell App so you’ll be ready to use the machine when we get back to school on Tuesday.
All you need is your phone to get access to the Stockwell – just walk up to it, enter the code on the machine, take what you want and leave. A set of cameras inside the machine recognize what you take out and charge your credit or debit card.
Here’s a video that gives you a bit more info about the machine, how it works, and what you can find inside.
Repping OA in the City – Jamie K!
Shoutout and thanks to senior Jamie who attended a school fair with Janet in San Francisco. Jamie represented the school beautifully as always, sharing the story of OA to prospective students and their families. Thank YOU, Jamie, for all you do for OA!
While I subscribe to the philosophy and belief that students will bloom where they are planted, I also feel strongly that students should ultimately attend a college that is a good fit for them. There are lots of aspects to consider when selecting a campus and figuring out what a student really wants and needs is key to finding a good match. I’ve put together a list of questions that can be used to spark family discussions.
Get Social – OA Facebook and Instagram
Check us out and follow us on our Facebook page and our reborn Instagram feed (@orindaacademy). We’ll post photos of what’s happening at OA each week, plus reminders of events and breaking news. Check us out, and spread the word.
Upcoming Events: Mark Your Calendars
October 11 – Teacher Work Day – No school for students
October 14 – Fall Holiday – No school
October 16 – Progress Reports – mid-1st semester
October 20 – Open House for Prospective Families
October 25 – Open Mic Night
October 30 – PSAT for 10th and 11th graders
November 11 – Veterans Day – No school
November 25-29 – Thanksgiving Break – No school