EVENT DATE: Dec 13, 2015
The Oxnard School District is home to 17,000 kindergarten through eighth grade students and over a 1,000 preschool and early childhood education students. Students are served in 20 schools and our San Miguel Early Childhood Education Center. Our District and School Site operating budgets meet the educational and social emotional needs for a student population that is 89.9% free and reduced lunch. We are committed to meeting the language needs of close to 10,000 English Learners in transitional bilingual, dual immersion and sheltered English Instruction programs. For the last two years, the Oxnard School District has embarked on the STEAM journey supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics at all of its schools through the development of a strand focus at each school. We that exposing our students to STEAM strands best prepares our students for the 21st Century and the global workplace of tomorrow.
Our school site staff cannot accomplish the goals we have for our students alone. Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) are a vital component of our schools. PTAs support reading initiatives, student incentives, field trips and activities that enhance the school culture. Any activity that is supported by PTA has an exponential effect because high parent involvement and support energizes students and staff to reach new heights. Participating in the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon this year on December 13th as a member of the PTA Roadrunners team gives me an opportunity to run alongside our parents, teachers, administrators and our board president to promote PTA participation in our schools and gives us an opportunity to raise funds for the Oxnard Council PTA. I ask that you consider helping out the Oxnard Council PTA in one of two ways (or both). First you can consider joining the PTA Roadrunners team by running in the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon. Second, you can donate to this fundraiser. I assure you that your donation will have an immediate impact on our schools and enrich the lives of our students.
Dr. Cesar Morales, Oxnard School District Superintendent