The Dragon Parents Board is a committed group and we enjoy a special camaraderie — plus the satisfaction of working together to support O’Dowd. We are presently looking for motivated parents to assume executive and support roles for the upcoming 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. Learn more about getting involved…
Update on Dragon Parents Board Candidates
The nominations are in and we are thankful for the enthusiasm shown by those who held their hands up to join us on the Board next year. Watch this space for more about our incoming board members. Also, be sure to visit the Dragon Parents webpage to find out about upcoming Dragon Parents events and volunteer opportunities that suit your interests and availability. It’s a great way to get engaged at O’Dowd.
Spring Garden Festival Needs Volunteers
The Dragon Parents are looking to our trusty volunteer bakers, and other parents willing to pitch in, to sign up to supply goodies for O’Dowd’s Spring Garden Festival. This year the school has invited families from the surrounding neighborhood in addition to incoming students and families who will be on campus for an orientation event (Navigating O’Dowd), so the need is great. Mark your calendars and check the iVolunteer website for more details.
Saturday, April 29 11am—1:30pm
Join Us for a Sophomore Parent Happy Hour!
Our kids are almost half way done with high school! Let’s get to know each other better and support our students as they enter their junior year. Please join O’Dowd sophomore-class parents for a casual gathering at Monaghan’s — a popular sports bar and restaurant in Oakland.
It’s a great way to build our class community and network on topics we’ll face together, such as AP classes, test prep, proms and so forth. All O’Dowd Class of 2019 parents/guardians are welcome, but please leave the kids at home.
This social event was organized by parent volunteers. It is not school-sponsored. No host bar. No RSVP required, but please come! Questions may be directed to Monica Marcone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
5:30 PM — 8 PM
2820 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94602
TeacherTalks@O’Dowd Reveals Our Faculty’s Passions
Organized by the Dragon Parents, the second annual TeacherTalks@O’Dowd drew a good crowd to the Theater on the evening of February 15. In the tradition of TED Talks, some of O’Dowd’s esteemed faculty demonstrated their passion for teaching — giving current and prospective parents a better appreciation about what’s really happening in the classrooms and performance spaces at school.
Following a welcome reception, the program included a rousing performance of a scene from the hit Broadway show Hamilton. There were also interactive art exercises, a discussion about the nature of matter, mathematical tips on making the most of our busy schedules, and a discussion about race and society.
Thien Pham led parents through a hands-on art exercise.
Dr. David Hodel explained that matter is all about waves.