August 2014 PTA newsletter

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Read the PTA’s August Newsletter – welcome (back) to Ocean View!

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Also check out our page about staying connected to news from Ocean View and getting involved with the PTA.



Golden Sneaker Contest!

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Golden Sneaker Contest starts today! Make an extra effort to Walk/Roll/Share Rides to/from school for the next 2 weeks and help your class win the contest. Our goal is to reduce pollution, be active, and relieve congestion in front of the school.

If you live far from school, you can always:

* Park a few blocks away and walk.
* Share rides with friends who lives near you or on your way to/from school.


Kidpower Parent event – February 6

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Thursday, Feb. 6th —  7-9pm
Ocean View Multipurpose Room
adults only (childcare available)
RSVP Gabrielle 925-457-4337 or

Open to all Albany families!

Description of Workshop:

The Kidpower Parent Workshop is designed to help adults help young people develop skills for being safe with people, including strangers, peers, and others they know. Each session is different, because every group is unique, and every workshop is tailored to the ages and life situations of the participants’ children. Participants learn ways to help their children learn People Safety skills in a way that is age-appropriate and effective without being scary and that is adaptable as children grow, take on more independence, and experience new situations. During the workshop, adults will learn how to help kids:

Be and act aware and confident
Check with adults if anything seems unsafe
Move away from possible problems
Follow Stranger Safety rules
Stay safe from hurtful words
Use voice as a safety tool
Set clear boundaries
Say “No” or “Stop” clearly and respectfully
Deal with other kids poking, pushing, grabbing, etc.
Use safety plans if lost in a store, park, or library
Get help from busy adults – and persist!


Please join us at the next PTA General Meeting on Thursday, January 9th at 7pm in the Ocean View Library. Peter Parenti, AUSD Director of Curriculum & Instruction Common, will present the Common Core State Standards Initiative. This initiative has established a single set of clear educational standards for K – 12th grades in English language arts and mathematics. The standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter college programs or enter the workforce, and are meant to be clear and concise to ensure that parents, teachers, and students understand the expectations in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school.


Every Wednesday, after school–otter pops, popsicles and ice cream sandwiches are sold at the cafeteria windows next to the Multipurpose Room. All proceeds go back to the school; please try to give your student exact change and help them decide on their choices. Prices are: Otter pops $0.25/Ice cream sandwiches $1.00/Popsicles $0.50/Jamba Juice, $2/Kettle Corn, $3 small, and $5 medium.

Jamba Juice (strawberry whirl & and mega mango)
Peter’s Kettle Corn (small $3, medium $5)

Here is the schedule for the rest of the school year:

Jamba Juice                                                        Kettle Corn

Jan 8                                                                      Jan 22

Feb 5                                                                     Feb 26

Mar 5                                                                    Mar 19

Apr 2                                                                     Apr 23

May 7                                                                    May 21

Jun 4                                                                      Jun 11