Letter from the President

Dear Friends of the OEF,

I would like to convey a big thank you on behalf of the entire OEF for your support over the years to help enrich the students in grades K-8 in Oakland. It is through your generosity that we have been able to provide scholarships for students, grants for teachers, and projects in our schools.

This school year is like no other year we have experienced through hybrid and/or remote learning. We are looking to continue our collaboration and support students in any capacity we see fit in order to fill the increased needs across the district. We believe in the potential of all children and we will do our part to create an environment which develops a love of learning in the early years.

I would like to thank all of the teachers and staff in Dogwood, Heights, Manito and Valley for all they do on a daily basis. Also, with sincere gratitude to all of the OEF Board Members and Trustees for their time and effort as well. Wishing everyone the best in our unique 2020-2021 school year!

Melissa Gebhard

OEF President