Author: Catrin Morris

TARGET GIFT DRIVE: Our goal is to provide 65 OA families with a $100 TARGET GIFT CARD so they can 
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HER initiative (an OA girl empowerment club) has teamed up with our social worker to create an Amazon Wish List 
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One Weekend Only: December 5th & 6th As we are nearing the end of 2020, we have some good news 
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Looking ahead to the high school application process? In case you missed the informational session on Nov. 12, here is 
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OA will continue virtual for the launch of term 2 while DCPS and city senior leadership negotiate staffing.  DCPS hopes 
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3rd Grader Donates prize – $650 in books– to the Oyster Library!! OA 3rd-grader Annika recently won a global illustration 
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Grades at Your Fingertips with ASPEN Dear DCPS Families, We are pleased to share that starting in mid November, families of 
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The middle school is making a small adjustment to the timing of classes which are now slightly shorter to accommodate 
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This week’s academic calendar will not shift as previously announced.  Tuesday, Nov. 3 — Election Day; no school for students and 
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3rd-Graders’ GOTV postcard initiative makes the news… Again! After learning about elections, a group of OA 3rd graders started mailing 
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This past weekend, the Washington Urban Debate League kicked off the local debate season, online!  Students from 26 different schools gathered 
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Dear MS Families, Officially, we are at the  mid-point of Term 1. The end of the first quarter of the year 
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Athletics will take place this year assuming we have some in person interactions during school hours. For now, we are 
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Back to school night is optional for parents this year and will be an opportunity to meet with school leaders 
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Given the multiple and ongoing protests throughout the country we are posting (finally!) the wonderful photos from our June Oyster-Adams 
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SY19-20 Locker Cleanout Schedule Starting this week, parents are invited to sign up for a time to clean out their 
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April 27 marks the start our 4th and final term of the 2019-2020 School Year.  The language below is a 
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How To Be A Perfect Pandemic Parent Just kidding! No one thinks parenting during a lockdown is easy. Everyone is new 
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Balancing family & work has always been hard.  With 2/3 of American families headed by single parents or by two working parents, juggling 
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Thursday April 16- No school for students and teachers Work for Thursday is moved to Friday Friday’s work will be 
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How can we better monitor our kids’ use of tech at home? Our kids have never spent this much time 
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Why not use this opportunity to teach your kids about the health care industry in America and about how viruses 
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Does your child need extra help with distance learning and homework? To ensure that Oyster-Adams maintains its mission to provide 
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Contact camp director & Oyster Librarian Laura Kleinmann at laura.kleinmann@k12.dc.gov
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Games Night Was a Blast! THANK YOU to everyone who attended game night! Hope you had a blast trying out different games! And THANKS 
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#OA Thankful: New Teachers Lounges Finally, our beloved : new vibrant and comfortable teachers lounges at both campuses. The OCC 
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Bring the family to the Oyster campus for a FUN Games Night! You’ll have a blast! More info below.
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Buy a gorgeous tree or wreath and raise money for our school! Sat/Sun 10am-5pm on Dec 7/8 and Dec 14/15! 
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Nov. 12-15th: 8am – 8pmNov. 16th: 10am – 4pm Nov. 18th: 8am – 4pm Oyster Campus Special guests:Critterdude: 11/12 – 6:30 PMAuthor Laura Krauss 
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Many parents want to say thank you and wish the teachers and OA staff a wonderful, well-do eserved break this 
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