Friday Flyers

June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020

CONGRATULATIONS to our graduates of the OA Class of 2020! We are so proud of all of you and all that you have achieved. Watch your inbox for a link to the video of today’s ceremony and tributes – coming this afternoon. Read more…

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

End Of Year Meetings
Meetup with Sue: All are invited to a community meeting hosted by Sue on Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. to wrap up the school year. A reminder and Zoom link will be sent out next week. Read more…

May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

Summer Enrichment – Coming Soon!
What’s on the Blue Jays summer calendar? Watch your email inboxes next week for information about summer enrichment opportunities for students hosted by our very own OA faculty, plus summer driver’s education with Moira. Music, science, math, movies, and much more are on the menu. Details next week! Read more…

 

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

Scheduling for 2020-2021
It’s that time again! The schedule request process via Google Forms has begun for the classes of 2021 and 2022 who met with Laura yesterday evening, and after their meeting on Monday, the class of 2023 will receive their Google Forms. Read more…

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

We Met Our Goal – Thanks to YOU!
Thank you to all of you for your generous donations to our annual fund campaign and to our spring Feather the Nest virtual fundraiser this past Saturday – we have met and surpassed our annual goal and have raised $103,378.40. We are so grateful for all of your generous support! Read more…

April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020

Dear Families,

I will continue to offer one parent meeting per week and will alternate between a mid-day and evening schedule. So, next week we will meet on Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m. The following week we will meet on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. I will send reminders and Zoom info in advance of each meeting. Read more….

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

Dear OA Families,

Instead of Spring Break, I am going to call it Spring Broke.

I will be available throughout Spring Broke if you need to be in touch. The rest of the team – teachers, support staff, and admin – will be taking a well-deserved break. I have asked them to unplug, so they will not be answering emails. Read more…

March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

Dear OA Families,

Congrats – we’ve made it through another week of Virtual School! Thank you for all of your support, kind words, encouragement, and Freudian analysis of what we’ve been doing (courtesy of Paul Epstein). It has been a wild ride, and the bronco is still bucking. Read more…

March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020

Virtual School in a Parents’ World

This afternoon we had our first OA parent Zoom gathering. There were 25 of us in the conversation. It was wonderful to see everyone’s face and to hear about how you’re all doing.  We discussed how things are going thus far. Here are some highlights from the conversation: Read more…

March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020

Virtual School, Day 2…
Quotes from students to Sue:
“hi i read email.”
and
“Did you know that students could actually unmute themselves when muted by a teacher? And they thought we didn’t have any power.”
What a great note on which to end a challenging week! Read more…

March 6, 2020

March 6, 2020

Coronavirus: Update from Sue
We are continuing to monitor the news about the coronavirus and following guidance from the CDC and Contra Costa Health Services. This situation changes daily, so we cannot make predictions about whether school will remain open or if we will be required to close. Read more…

February 28, 2020

February 28, 2020

Coronavirus: Update
Public Health officials now believe the coronavirus will have a widespread effect on the United States, so we are creating plans in the event that schools are required to close. Read more…

February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020

Celebrate OA! – Feather the Nest on March 21
Please join us for a community gathering on Saturday evening, March 21 beginning at 6:30 to celebrate and close the gap on our $100,000 Annual Fund goal. Read more…

January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020

Rolling into 2020 Like…
We’re back and in full swing with a lot going on already! Educational Adventures groups are solidifying, we have new students (YAY!), seniors are being seniors – and getting accepted to college, and there was at least one new puzzle in the Community Room to start the year. Here we go! Read more…

October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019

Monday and Tuesday is our annual all-school retreat at the Point Bonita YMCA. Please be sure students are at OA by 9:45 at the LATEST on Monday so that we can board our bus and vans for an on-time arrival. Read more…

September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

A cool and misty morning…perfect for Macbeth at CalShakes! Here are a few shots from the preliminaries – a few brave students participated in a quick read of the play before they settle in to watch the pros. When shall we three meet again / In thunder, lightning, or in rain? (I.i.1) Read more…

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