Together we volunteered more than 16,000 hours!! Congrats! As a thank you, please join the PTA board for a Volunteer Thank You breakfast after flag on Friday, May 24th on the staff lounge patio. Thanks to all of you amazing Grizzly volunteers for helping this year run smoothly!
Reach for the stars and participate in this year’s Science Fair!! You can enter the fair as an individual, as part of a group, or as a Robotics Team. Please follow the link and fill out the interest form–this will help us know how many Grizzlies are participating in this annual tradition! The event will take place on Wed, March 13, in the MPR.
Show your appreciation to your teacher by sponsoring a lunch. Participating is easy and there are still a few lunches available! Check out the store page and simply click on the teacher or staff member you would like to sponsor and complete your order (there are multiple pages). Each lunch is $15. Once processed, your work is done! Teachers and staff will be notified of their sponsoring families. What a great way to show your appreciation!
If your Grizzly has a passion for writing, this is a great opportunity! Grizzlies have the opportunity to create a story or poem & enter it into the contest by Tuesday, February 19th. The class with the most participants will win a class award. All entries will be blind judged. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be chosen per grade. Submissions will be judged on the 3 C’s: 1. Creativity (originality of story); 2. Complexity (word choice and language); and 3. Completeness (finished story idea).
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You’re invited to join us at our 2nd Annual CUSD Innovation Showcase, Wednesday, January 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Capistrano Valley High School’s “Cougar Mall” in Mission Viejo.
Come and learn about CUSD’s extraordinary educational programs, pathways, and choices for CUSD families. All families are welcome. Please spread the word to families with children ages one and up!
The event will include breakout sessions, school and program highlights.
Breakout Sessions (30 minutes each)
Looking for resources for a student? Family Resource Center can help ––6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Join this session to learn about the free Family Resource Center that can provide families and the community information about interventions, reference materials, online and in person resources, and information to support the individual needs of every student!
Career Technical Education––Your Pathway to College and Career Success ––6:30 p.m. & 7:30p.m.
Attend this informative session about the exciting career courses available throughout the district on middle and high school campuses. We offer pathways in 14 career areas with hundreds of hands-on classes and labs. Areas such as Engineering, Robotics, Aviation, Surgical Technology, Dental Assisting, Medical Careers, Sports Medicine, Video Production, Theatre Performer, and many, many others. Join us for a virtual tour!
Need help navigating your college and career options? Futureology can help––6:30p.m. & 7:00p.m.
Join this session to learn about a free CUSD service that helps families make informed choices by providing personalized guidance during the college and career planning process. Understand the types of counseling, workshops, and resources available to ALL CUSD students.
CUSD Schools and Programs to be Highlighted
- School of Choice Information
- Seven #CapoForward Schools and their programs (Del Obispo, Hidden Hills, Kinoshita, Lobo, Marblehead, RH Dana and Wood Canyon)
- Preschool Programs/Early Childhood Development
- Tijeras Creek Elementary (STEM)
- Harold Ambuehl Elementary
- Wagon Wheel Elementary
- Carl Hankey K-8 IB Academy
- Capo Valley HS (Film, Robotics & Engineering)
- Dana Hills HS
- South Orange County School of the Arts (SOCSA)
- Health and Medical Occupations Academy (HMO) Program with Kaiser Permanente
- Monarch Beach Resort Culinary Arts Program
- Full-day kindergarten programs: Meet with representatives from full-day kindergarten schools
- Secondary Programs
- Family Resource Center
- Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
- CIF/Sports Information and Eligibility
- Language Immersion Program Information
- Futureology College and Career Counseling
- College and Career Advantage and Career Technical Education
- Middle School Career Technical Education Investigation Labs
We hope to see you on Wednesday, January 23. Please visit capousd.org for more information on our showcase schools and programs.
On Fri, Feb 8, we’ll be hosting a Cardiac Screening for Oso Grizzlies & their families in the MPR from 3:00-7:00pm. In connection with Heartfelt Cardiac Projects, we’ll be offering cardiac screenings for a donation of $85 per person, ages 5 and up. The echocardiogram (ECHO) and electrocardiogram (EKG) are the best tools for detection of the risks of sudden cardiac death. These tests typically cost $1,500 and are not covered by insurance.
Mark your calendars now & sign up by clicking this link: http://heartfeltcardiacprojects.org/
Calling all Scientists! Space explorers! Educators! Every single grade will be enjoying this outing. No formal training or background necessary to support this program. Please contact Julie Fingersh at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping!
**Field Trip Dates are:
Mon, Jan 14: 4th Grade
Tues, Jan 15: 1st Grade
Thurs, Jan 17: 5th Grade
Thurs, Jan 24: 3rd Grade
Fri, Jan 25: 2nd Grade
Wed, Jan 23 & Wed, Jan 30: Kinder
Happy Wellness Wednesday Oso! We are your team in green! We are looking for more mom’s and dad’s who want to be apart of this Health and Fitness Committee. The more the better! Please email Chelsey Tona at email@example.com for details. We are also placing another order for green shirts, email Chelsey and get yours!!! These green shirts represent our movement towards living a healthier lifestyle. The healthier we do, the healthier our kids follow! Make it an amazing day!
FUN RUN DAY is FRIDAY OCTOBER 12th!
The Grizzly Fun Run is our school’s largest and most important fundraiser of the year! For the 3rd year in a row we will have Boosterthon on board to partner with the PTA to deliver a fantastic program to the Oso Grande community. This year’s theme is Mind Spark Mystery Lab!
The Boosterthon staff will be onsite throughout the week prior to the Fun Run delivering important character lessons focused on community service, kindness, and being healthy! Students will have opportunities throughout the week to win daily prizes with pledge donations through their own individual webpage. Our Fun Run will kick off on Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 with our school wide Pep Rally!
If you have questions or would like to help with this event please contact Shannon Weitzman at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love your help capturing special moments for the yearbook! Please take pictures of your student with their classmates and friends throughout the year. We are able to accept cell phone photos but tend to have better luck with “real” cameras if you can take pictures with both!
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