Join us Oct. 13 for our 20th Anniversary Celebration in Oakland

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September 24, 2012 Did you know that it has been 20 whole years since the enactment of the Charter Schools Act in California?

You are receiving this invite because you have contributed to the success of the charter schools movement in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Please join us, on Saturday, October 13 at beautiful Preservation Park to commemorate this great milestone and to celebrate the significant impact charters have made to public education in Oakland.

Will your school participate?

With a brief program in the morning featuring community leaders and outstanding students, every confirmed school will have the opportunity to have a FREE booth in our Charter School Expo from 10 a.m. - noon. This will be an opportunity for schools to share information about their impact, history, and yes - enrollment & admissions!

SAVE THE DATE Oakland Charter Schools 20th Anniversary Celebration
*From Military to Montessori, Arts to Science - 20 years of Providing High-quality, Public School Options to Families *
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Registration Opens- 8 a.m.
Program Begins - 9 a.m.
Charter School Community Expo - 10 a.m.
Preservation Park
Oakland, CA 94612

Space is extremely limited - please email us to confirm your participation. Please be sure to include:

  • How many spaces you would like to reserve for your school community (No more than 40 spaces per school can be reserved. After September 24th, more spaces may open and become available). As space is extremely limited please recognize that this number is a firm commitment (please do not over-estimate).
  • If your school will be participating in the Charter Schools Community Expo
  • Number of tables needed (one table per school site)
  • Your school's 20th Anniversary contact/point person (who will be responsible for communications and coordinating with us)

Highlighting our Stories and Success

Local media will be covering the event and the 20th anniversary of charter schools throughout the fall. No one tells the story of Oakland charter schools better than you, your parents, students and teachers.

  • Do you have a rock star parent who can attest to the impact of Oakland charter schools?
  • Do you have current students or alumni who have a unique charter story that should be shared with the world??
  • Or a teacher with an incredible perspective to share?

Let us know!

Weekly Event Planning Calls - Every Tuesday

Would you like to be more involved in the event planning? Share your input during a conference call each Tuesday on which we'll share programmatic and logistical updates and field questions.

Time: 9 - 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday through Oct. 9
Call-in info: (605)475-6700, access code: 7414393

There will be raffles and giveaways at the event, as well as local talent and student performances, and LOADS of charter fun & love!

This will be a chance for us to demonstrate our power through solidarity, so we hope to see you and your families on October 13!

David Castillo
Oakland Regional Director

Ainye Long
Director, Parent & Community Engagement