The 2020 Science Fair Still Goes On

The 2020 Science Fair Still Goes On

I am thrilled to announce the 2020 SCIENCE FAIR is not going to be stopped by COVID -19!

Oakland Science and Engineering Fair

Keep in mind you must submit your work by Tuesday, May 19 by 3 pm to participate. They are encouraging you to work with your family or collaborate digitally with your peers. Yes, adult organism DNA is allowed.

All Science Fair information is included within the “Science Resource” document. This is shared with students via google classroom, under the “Enrichment” tab.

Working as a family is encouraged and a tri-fold board is not necessary. A great opportunity for students to participate without the traditional stresses.

You can use a past activity from the OUSD Science – OSEF@Home Challenge

Tools – Student Planning Packet – Primary Grades

Tools – Student Planning Packet – Upper Grades

Parent ED Webinars

Parent ED Webinars

Early Literacy Skills at Home

Every Tuesday at 3:15, Grace Smith, our Small Group Specialist, will be leading a 45-minute Zoom session devoted to fostering early literacy skills at home. These webinars are geared towards parents of children in or about to enter kindergarten or first grade. Please check your email for Zoom Links and contact for questions.

Past Webinars:
April, 28th – Video and Slideshow
May, 5th – Video and Slideshow
May, 12th – Video and Slideshow
May, 19th – Video and Slideshow

Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Wellbeing at Home

On all Thursdays, in May we are hosting a drop-in discussion, from 1:30-2:30 pm for parents to talk about supporting your children at home during this time. This group is hosted by Chabot Staff — Celia Bermeo, TSA; Katherine Smetak, Inclusion Specialist; and Jennifer Porter, School Psych. Check your email for Zoom Link or email

Past Webinar:
April, 30th – Video and Slideshow

Focused and Fearless

Focused and Fearless

In elementary school, children are taught to be kind and inclusive, stand up to hate and bullying, celebrate diversity, take risks, and to do their part to make the world a better place. Today, our children are exposed to a world in which these values are often at odds with what they see and hear in the news and on social media.

Focused and Fearless is the result of a school-wide advocacy project at Chabot Elementary to empower students to use their creativity and their voices in celebration of love over hate. After learning about the history of protest and social change movements in America through videos, historic images, and iconic songs, students created original video content and sang along to the song “Focused and Fearless”.

The song was written by their music teacher (Foxtail Pines) and features over 500 young people using their voices and actions to inspire kindness and positivity in the world around them.

For anyone who wants a reminder of how amazing Chabot really is, be sure to check out the Focused and Fearless Video

Especially while we can not be physically together, it is a tremendous gift to see our students singing, holding hands, and being together at school. I am very grateful to Adam Schraft and the hours of work he put into making this project come to life.