Thanks To Everyone Who Helped Oakland Kids Have a Great First Day

Welcome Back To School! We Have So Many Things To Be Excited & Hopeful About

Thank you.

A good first day of school doesn’t just happen. It takes thought and planning – whether the project is getting a district ready for 37,000 kids, or a school ready for hundreds, or a family ready for one or a few.

So on behalf of our GO community, thanks to everyone who readied a classroom or a lesson or a building or a district. It was inspiring visiting schools this morning and watching the photos post on Twitter and Facebook – first the beautifully decorated empty classrooms, then the buses and playgrounds and hallways and rooms filled with excited, nervous kids.

This is going to be an amazing year.

Our biggest thanks go to Oakland’s public school educators and school staff, and to the families, caregivers, and community members who’ve pitched in. There are many things to be thankful for at the start of the school year, and we would like to offer special thanks to the following folks:

And remember – your chance to contribute to opportunity for Oakland’s students doesn’t end with the beginning of school – it’s just beginning! There is no better way to bring in the new school and to get to know all the great things happening in Oakland education than to volunteer in one of our schools.

The Oakland Public Education Fund has partnered with the Oakland Unified School District to coordinate and handle all the volunteer needs of our schools by pairing you with our schools. So please consider becoming a volunteer.

There are far more contributions than we can mention in a single blog post – please add one you think deserves credit in the comments, or post them on Twitter at #OUSDday1 #backtoschooloakland or Facebook.

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