Oxford Elementary School’s 100 Year Anniversary Weekend celebration.

Please RSVP at http://new.evite.com/ if you can make it (I can’t seem to figure out how to create a generic link to the event, so be sure to click “not Lee” when you “change” your RSVP–thanks).

You and your families are cordially invited to Oxford Elementary School’s 100 Year Anniversary Weekend celebration.

imagesThere are two events, the Harvest Faire (Oxford’s annual carnival and book sale with a food booth, games and prizes). This event demonstrates that the ‘Oxford Spirit’ is still alive and kicking and is really geared towards families with kids or for Oxford Alum who would like the opportunity to come see the school and will be held at Oxford School at 1130 Oxford Street (between Eunice & Los Angeles Streets) on Saturday, October 16th from 11 AM to 3 PM.

The second event is the main event and will be a no-host Potluck Picnic on Sunday, October 17th to celebrate Oxford School’s 100 Year Anniversary held at Cordonices Park located just a few blocks from Oxford School at 1201 Euclid Avenue in Berkeley (Euclid @ Eunice Streets). This event will be held on Sunday, October 17th from 10am to 2pm and is for people who love Oxford school (adults/kids).

Please bring your families, a picnic basket  with food and drinks and then a dish to share with others, a picnic blanket or fold up chairs to sit on and any frisbees/balls/etc. for the kids. We have a picnic area (area #2) reserved for the event but there are limited tables so many of you will want to sit on the grass. You may also want to bring any Oxford photos/memorabilia that you would like to share with the others.

When you RSVP feel free to share a positive memory or school tradition from your days at Oxford.

Also, please sure to spread the word to other Oxford Families and faculty/staff who attended Oxford over the past 100 years by forwarding them this invitation or printing it out and hand-delivering it to them if they don’t have an email address. We are spreading the word for this event by word-of-mouth.

Please wear casual/comfortable clothing as these events are informal.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Mike Mayeri (Oxford Alum ’76) & The Oxford Anniversary Team

P.S. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please email Mike Mayeri @ ilovenetworking@gmail.com

Oxford Students

“This school was opened in 1910, with Mrs. Clara Partidge in charge. . . .”

“At the close of the first day of school in the Oxford building, August 4th, 1910, there were 99 children enrolled in nine grades under the charge of three teachers:  Mrs. Partridge, Miss Porter, and Miss Newton.  Three rooms in the shell had already been completed, two in the east wing, and one in the north wing.  Now, in November, 1917, there are nine regular class rooms occupied, and classes are conducted in the principal’s office, the teachers kitchen and dining room, and a kindergarten in the small tower room over the furnace room. . . . “

“The Oxford School was opened when the Intermediate School system had been established for five months. . . .”

“During our first term there were 107 families represented in our enrollment.. . . .”

Extract from:

Waterman, S. D. ; HISTORY OF THE BERKELEY SCHOOLS; The Professional Press, Berkeley, California: 1918

Ken Cardwell, Archivist

Berkeley Historical Society

Mrs. Bowman's 3rd grade, 1969

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