This year, one of Chabot’s hallmark events, the Oratorical Festival, will happen in the virtual world! Each year Chabot students join with students from all over our city to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by memorizing and dramatically presenting a famous or original poem, speech, or piece of literature. Representatives from Chabot are then selected to go on to the District competition. Last year, OUSD’s Oratorical was featured in an HBO, Emmy-winning documentary.

EMMY 2020, OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
We Are The Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical
Free: https://www.hbo.com/classrooms/we-are-the-dream

This year the Oratorical theme is “Where Do We Go From Here?: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Chabot’s Festival will take place on January 29. Participation is 100% voluntary; participants will need to submit a video by January 22 (Flip Grid or individuals; Zoom for choral). More details about this event will be shared via Room Parents, but, in the meantime, everyone whose students may be interested in participating is encouraged to work with your children over vacation to choose a piece and start practicing.

As a reminder, there are two special storytelling assemblies this week with special guest Diane Ferlatte.

K-2 on Thursday 12/17 – 2:30 – 3:30

3-5 on Friday 12/18 – 2:30-3:30

Check your email from Room Parents for links.