NEWSLETTER! January!2015 - Oasis Trilingual Community School
Welcome Back Students!
Parent / Teacher Conferences
Date: January 23, 2015
Sign up sheet will be by the entrance
Classes WILL NOT be in session that day
SAVE THE DATES:
01.13.15 - Camille Parade Meeting
7pm @ City Hall (Temple City)
01.19.15 - No School – Martin Luther King Day
01.23.15 - Parent/Teacher Conf.
01.29.15 - Parent Coffee - (after drop off)
01.30.15 - Student Hot Chocolate
01.27.15 - Earthquake Drill
Please read the following attachments:
Our New 2015 Schedule
Teacher Evaluation Forms (due 2/13)
Emergency Comfort Kit Checklist (kit due 2/16)
Mandarin Poetry/Speech Competition (due 2/2)
All-year food class permission slip
School Rules video:
02.04.15 - Picture Day
02.16.15 - No School – Presidents Day
02.__.15 - Mandarin Field Trip (Jingshuang is making
arrangements. Details to be announced)
New Music Teacher: Mona Sena
Let’s welcome Mona, who attended Eastman
School of Music and is a professional trumpet
player. In addition to speaking four languages,
including Spanish, she also works for Music
Together and plays in a Mariachi band.
03.09.15 - Deadline: Mandarin Contest
03.16.15 - No School - 1st Day of Spring Break
03.16.15 – 03.20.15
03.23.15 - First Day Back to School
THE TEMPLE CITY CAMELLIA PARADE
New Oasis Brochures are here!
We are asking ALL parents to participate in the
distribution of brochures in strategic places we
have identified, to help recruitment. We will give
each parent a modest territory, to cover a
handful of the most helpful places. It may
require a little charm and finesse to get good
placement, so we’re limiting our spots to the
most critical. This will help secure and expand
our school in a very significant and important
WE ARE OFFICIAL PARTICIPANTS IN THIS YEAR’S PARADE
Date of Meeting: 01.13.15 @ 7pm – City Hall
Next Tuesday is a 7 PM meeting at City Hall for all
questions regarding the parade. Please bring your
children to help support our participation in this
years parade! – Date of Parade: February 21
For more information:
Character goal of the Month: Gratitude
We’re focused on reminding our students
to remember all we have to appreciate this
month, encouraging them to enjoy their
friends, families, school and teachers.
Musician of the Month: Charlie Parker
Don’t forget to purchase eCards to use
with the stores and online sites you prefer
to shop at, and Oasis will receive a
percentage of your order. We can do
significant fundraising this way, and while
shopping where you would anyway!
Inventor of Bebop, master jazz sax player
Charlie “Bird” Parker is our musical focus
for the month. Students will hear
“Orthinology,” “Yardbird Suite,” “How High
the Moon” and other genre breaking tunes.
Artist of the Month: Edward Hicks
Using a shallow, flat surface style, but with
hidden depth in the scale, deliberate
details and shadows, Hicks focused on
calmness and peace rather than abrupt
actions in his paintings.
All students are encouraged to apply for
this year’s Mandarin Poetry/Speech
Competition at Arcadia High School on
March 22nd. Registration is from
Feb. 2nd -- Feb 12th. Non-refundable fee is
$25 per student.
Here’s a micro-fundraiser initiated by one
of our students to demonstrate the
importance of giving. Donate loose
change from your purse, car, house or
even your pockets, (in the donation box in
We will be undertaking our major
fundraising effort with a "Buy-a-brick"
program starting this month. Donors can
donate to buy a minimum of one, or a
block of “bricks” to build a photo wall on
our Oasis website. The effort goes until all
bricks are turned on and our current
fundraising goal is met. It’s encouraging to
donors because when you move a cursor
over any purchased brick or block, it pops
up with the donor’s name and preferred
info, promoting everyone’s good will.
Once the program is operational we can
sell bricks to every friend, relative,
business owner and company that wants
to support our children and our school.
Ask Harry for more details.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
We’ve started reviewing the school rules
and rewards and consequences program
with our students daily. You can support
your children by granting one star for good
behavior per day, when your child does
his/her homework without complaining !.