Old Adobe Union is excited to announce that we have received a $55,600 grant from the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend in support of our independent reading program. The grant, titled "Accelerating Through The Zone" builds on our work around independent reading last year by providing more training for teachers, more books for classrooms, and covering the cost of the Accelerated Reader and STAR Reading programs, key tools that helps us match readers to books in their "zone". We are grateful for the support of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend and appreciate their passion for all children reading at grade level by the end of third grade. We know that reading is one of the keys to success in school and life which is why we devote time to indpendent reading, a strategy that has been shown to build not only fluency and comprehension, but a lifelong love of reading. We look forward to working with all of our students so that they "Accelerate Through The Zone" all year long.
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year in Old Adobe Union School District! I hope you had a terrific summer. This is an exciting and productive time for our district, as we prepare to implement a new math program and updated writing program; have hired several new staff; started construction on our solar project; and completed our first Summer Scholars program, serving over 300 OAUSD students!
Last year in my opening letter, I shared my excitement that we were opening two Transitional Kindergarten (TK) classrooms and an expanded PE program. Both were hugely successful. Our PE program is back this year and we are doubling the number of TK
classrooms for a total of four. Our fabulous Kid’s Care program, offering morning coverage starting at 6:30 a.m. and afternoon coverage until 6 p.m., is now available at all Old Adobe Union school sites! Old Adobe Union also launched music for all schools in
2014-2015 and each school site will look to build on that success in 2015-2016.