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Important Upcoming Events

April 16-19  5th Grade Walker Creek Ranch Camp

April  18  GCC Meeting 3:15 pm Science Lab

April  24-25 4th Grade Age of Sail Camp

April  24 Family Math Mania  6-7 pm  MPR




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WHERE Glorietta Elementary MPR
RSVP HERE! for this fun filled family math night!


Come play with numbers through fun games, activities, and hands on projects.

  • Explore 8 hands on stations!

  • Choose from 3 level activities at each station Create projects to take home

  • Go at your own pace

  • Reinforce classroom learning

  • Connect with the Glorietta community


This event is a collaborative effort from the Glorietta Staff, Student Council, and the OUSD Math Coach




Orinda Cares Buddy Project

Glorietta students learned about the impact of the Camp Fires on students at Ponderosa Elementary in Paradise CA and helped create Peace Kits to support them.  Working with their buddies, students personalized notes and drawings to include with the tools for mindfulness and resiliency in a canvas bag that will be delivered to all the students at Ponderosa Elementary . 

Our own Glorietta parent, Tanuka Gordon with Mindful Littles, helped organize and lead the Orinda Cares collaborative effort with the district.  Glorietta parents and School Board members Liz Daoust and Hillary Weiner along with a host of other volunteers helped make the 2 days of effort a success!  It was a moving and meaningful experience of compassion and caring for others.

Amazing Diverse Ability Awareness Week

Diverse Ability Awareness Week (DAAW), took place January 14-18. The week starts with a performance at an all-school assembly featuring Urban Jazz Dance Company, a dance troupe comprised of deaf and hearing dancers. All week, students will participate in class activities focused on exploring ideas and themes about diverse abilities.  The week culminated with interactive fair on Friday, January 18.

Presenters included:

  • CEID (Center for the Early Intervention on Deafness)
  • Carrie Farber, Principal Product Manager, Walmart eCommerce, who is visually impaired
  • Christina Lyons of Child's Play Occupational Therapy 
  • Kate Bolton-Schmuckler, Visual Impairment specialist from Contra Costa County of Education

Kidpower Information

OUSD values that our community  works together in nurturing healthy and happy students. One of our District’s strategic goals is supporting students’ social, emotional and physical needs. We continue to deepen this culture of student safety in a variety of ways, including utilizing programs like Kidpower at all of our sites.

What's Kidpower?

Kidpower prepares people of all ages, abilities, and walks of life with training, resources, and skills to prevent and stop bullying, abuse, kidnapping, prejudice, and sexual assault.

Mission and Values

Kidpower is dedicated to working together to build cultures of caring, respect, and safety for everyone, everywhere.

The Kidpower curriculum empowers students, parents, and teachers by using a strengths-based approach to create a culture of safety.  

This digital newsletter includes lots of additional useful information and videos about Kidpower.

Click HERE for more details about all of the Parent Workshop dates

How else can you get involved?

Parents are welcome to join any classroom trainings that are being held at Glorietta.

*Please contact the front office to RSVP

Trimester 2

February 13th

Trimester 3

March 15th

April 25th       

Additional Resources

Kidpower Website Registration for Kidpower Membership

2018-2019 Glorietta Staff


Want to stay involved or get more information? Please visit the Glorietta Parents' Club website and read the weekly Gabette (e-newsletter).

Go Gophers!

Crazy Fun Sock Drive Success

To honor beloved PE teacher, Karen Fazio, who loved to wear and share crazy fun socks, Glorietta Student Council held a “Sock it to Cancer” CRAZY FUN SOCK DRIVE . Congratulations to Glorietta's Student Council for collecting 533 pairs of socks!  All were donated to hospitals and cancer clinics and were greatly appreciated.  Thank you to all of the generous Gophers who donated!

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2019 CAASPP testing for Grades 3-5

Glorietta's CAASPP testing window  is April 29, 2019 - May 17, 2019.  More details about Glorietta's testing schedule will be coming soon.

Contact us:

Attendance Line: 925-258-6385

Tracey Lewis, Principal

Cheryl McNair, Secretary

Mission Statement

Glorietta is a community of inventors, creators, explorers, thinkers, problem solvers, peacemakers, and friends.      

We support each child’s educational journey through collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity to foster lifelong learners and engaged, productive citizens in our ever-changing diverse society.