Saturday, July 31, 2010

"Education for the Gifted and Talented" Certificate through UCR Extention offered at Oxford Prep

At Oxford Preparatory Academy, we believe that all students are unique and gifted individuals. We are committed to working collaboratively to develop life-long learners in a safe and caring educational environment where students are challenged, scholarship is expected, and differences are valued.

Every teacher at Oxford Preparatory Academy will have the opportunity to complete their "Education for the Gifted and Talented" certificate, offered through the University of California Riverside, by the end of this first academic year.

The first class begins August 9, 2010 and runs daily through August 12th. This 3 unit class is the first to be offerred at OPA for enrollees, which includes a 15 credit program for completion.

We have currently 7 openings for the class for members of the public interested in attending. The course will run daily August 9, 10, 11, and 12, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will take place on the Oxford campus, located at 5862 C Street in Chino.

The cost of registration is $50 dollars for the certificate program. The fee for the class is $495 due prior to the first day of class via check or credit card, and payable to Oxford Preparatory Academy.

The openings will be granted to the first to call and enroll and make payment.

For more information, please contact, or come to the school office at 5862 C Street in Chino to make your payment and reserve your spot in the program.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Tickets for Oxford's Big Bucks Banquet are On Sale NOW!

Get Involved! Sign up for an OPA Leadership Team!

Get involved, sign up for an OPA Leadership Team!

Elections for the OPA Convocation and Honor Society will take place August 19th, 2010. Please e-mail your name, phone number and position (see below) you are interested in running for to by August 1, 2010.

The OPA Convocation will be established to further the involvement of parents and guardians in their children’s educational program. This committee will be made up of 13 members with 6 elected parent positions :

Director of Educational Services, Director of Operations, four (4) teachers, one (1) non-certificated staff member, and six (6) parents (including one (1) from each of the following parent groups: English Language Learners, GATE, and Special Education).

The responsibilities of this committee include:

  • Developing, promoting, and evaluating educational initiatives;
  • Collaborating with stakeholders regarding school wide needs assessment;
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships with the community and;

Regularly consulting with parents/guardians under the direction of the Director of Educational Services, regarding the school's educational program, as required by Education Code 47605.

The PFA known as the “The Honor Society” will be made of the following elected positions;

President-Presides at meetings, coordinates work of officers and committees, prepares agenda, etc. 

Executive Vice-President- Assists President, coordinates, volunteers, fills in for President when needed 

Vice-president of Fundraising –Coordinates fundraisers and oversees fundraising committees

Vice-president of Development- Serves as spirit wear and ongoing fundraisers coordinator

Vice-President of Public Relations- Coordinates service projects, oversees disaster preparedness program, coordinates all public relations 

Vice President of Finance & Operations- Chief Financial Officer, administers banking account, prepares tax returns 

Recording Secretary- Keeps records of meetings, presents minutes, maintains notebook for members 

Corresponding Secretary- Send thank you notes to volunteers, notifies members of upcoming meetings 

Auditor- Obtains financial books bi-annually for audit, presents report to the board, assists in tax returns

Parliamentarian- Advises officers of by-laws and procedures, coordinates snack schedule, assists in vote tallying 

Historian- Preserves records of activities and achievements of school, coordinates photography

Deans of Committee-Serves as chairperson of committees such as, but not limited to, Fundraising, spritwear, book fair, memory book, room parents.

Please e-mail your name, phone number and position you are interested in running for to by August 1, 2010. Elections will be held August 19, 2010.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Regular Meeting of the Corporate Board of Directors Agenda and Approved Minutes Posted

The Agenda for the Regular Meeting of the Corporate Board of Directors of Oxford Preparatory Academy for the July 28, 2010 is posted, and is available for viewing outside of Royalty Cakes, located at 5236 D Street in Chino. The approved Meeting Minutes from the June 1, 2010 Meeting of the Corporate Board of Directors is also posted.

This meeting will be held Thursday, July 28, 2010 at 5:30 PM in the meeting room at Marie Callendar's Restaurant, located at 5455 Philadelphia in Chino. The meeting is open to the public.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Additional Pre-enrollment Meeting Offered Monday July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Parents who missed pre-enrollment meetings during the 30-day open enrollment period can still submit applications for wait list consideration for Oxford Prep.

The next pre-enrollment meeting will be held Monday July 26 from 7: 30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Founders Recreation Center in Chino Hills, located at 2000 Founders Drive (west of Chino Hills Parkway at Grand Avenue).

Attendance at one (1) pre-enrollment meeting is mandatory prior to submitting enrollment documents.

Please note that seating at the Founders Recreation Center is limited to 60 adults per meeting. Please make arrangements to leave children at home so that we can accommodate as many parents as possible at every meeting. Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.

You may download the application forms under the Admissions Tab on and submit them following the meeting. Please be sure to reference the list of required supplemental documentation to complete the enrollment process.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

You Can Help OPA win $500,000!

Kohls is sponsoring a Facebook contest and you can help simply by following this link and clicking five times!

  • Each person can instantly vote for OPA up to 5 times in a row!
  • Send the link to all of your family and friends and ask them to vote up 5 times each
  • Keep checking the link to see the votes add up...Kohls will be adding a leader board in the soon which will show how many votes our school has compared to other schools
  • Click on the Plus Sign (+) button and share your hopes, dreams and ideas for how this money will help our students!
  • SHARE this EVERYONE you know!! Facebook friends all over the world can vote for OPA!
  • May the Champions Win!!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

OPA is Taking Over Harrah's!

Come join your new OPA Family on a Turn Around Bus Fundraiser

Sunday August 1, 2010
10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Pick up and Drop off at Krikorian on Grand/71
We will have food and beverages for sale
50/50 & Gift Raffle

Let's Make this an Unforgettable Experience!

Only $30.00 per person
Call Tina at 714-393-7150 to reserve your spot today!

If gaming isn't your thing, make spa reservations by calling

Whether you wish to spend your time at the tables, by the pool or at the spa, the OPA family appreciates your support and looks forward to a GREAT day together!

This fundraising event is for adults only.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Uniforms

Girls (primary grades)

  • Monday: jumper, blouse and tie
  • Tuesday through Thursday may wear Monday uniform OR optional white polo, or blouse and skort
  • Friday University tee shirt and dress code appropriate bottoms from own wardrobe

Girls 5-8

  • Monday: white blouse, tie, plaid skirt
  • Tuesday through Thursday: May wear Monday uniform OR optional polo or blouse and skort
  • Friday is University tee shirt and dress code appropriate bottoms from own wardrobe

Boys are the same k-8

  • Monday: oxford shirt (long or short sleeve) and tie, pants and belt
  • Tuesday through Thursday: may wear Monday uniform OR teal polo shirt and black shorts
  • Friday: University tee shirt and dress code appropriate bottoms from own wardrobe.

All pieces are to be purchased from Vicki Marsha to ensure consistency in style, durability, dye lots, and the very essence of a uniform.

  • Shoes must be closed-toed and coordinated with the school uniform.
  • University shirts will be sold through the school and will be known once their classrooms have been designated (USC, Harvard, Stanford, for example).
  • Letterman Sweaters will be required uniform wear by November 1. They will replace paper certificates for awards and recognition ceremonies. Students can earn pins and patches for academics, sports, and extra-curricular achievements. The year on the sleeve is the year the student promotes out of Oxford.
  • Independent Study students are required to purchase one Monday Formal uniform. Should they desire any optional pieces (polos, skorts, pants or shorts (for boys) they may do so. One set of Monday formal attire is required for every Oxford Student.

Vicki Marsha Uniforms will make EVERY effort to deliver our uniforms before the beginning of school. We have six more order dates in Chino, all of which occur after the July 15 date indicated on the standardized receipt. VMU anticipates delivery in time for our September 7 school opening, and will keep in close touch with our school office.

Visit and use school code OPA2010 to preview the Oxford Uniform Program or shop online! Vicki Marsha's retail store is located at 5292 Production Drive in Huntington Beach. Their phone number is (714) 895-6371. While all uniform pieces may not be in stock yet, you are certainly welcome to make the drive to Huntington Beach. Parents report the service is fantastic, not crowded, and very personal!

After August 1, all Uniform Fitting and Order Dates will be held on the Oxford Preparatory Academy Charter School Campus, located at 5862 C Street in Chino

  • Thursday August 5- 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday August 13 - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Saturday August 14 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Sunday August 29 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Friday September 10 - 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Saturday, July 10, 2010

OPA Jr. High Parent Meeting Tuesday July 13, 5:00 p.m.

Attention all 7th and 8th grade Champions and Parents:

Please join your future Junior High Oxford Professors Tuesday July 13 at 5:00 PM at CrossPoint Church, located at 6950 Edison Avenue (at Euclid) for an information-packed meeting.

Topics to be discussed include :

  • Meet and Greet with our 7th and 8th Grade Teaching Staff
  • Curriculum Overview
  • Foreign Languages
  • Field Trips and Travel
  • Junior High Leadership Opportunities
  • P.E. and Sports Programs
  • And much, much more!

Don't miss this important meeting!

Champions Welcome!

Thank you for all of your hard work and patience in making our first ever Pep Rally a HUGE success!

We apologize for any inconveniences that occurred regarding the uniform fitting event prior to the Pep Rally. Many volunteers, along with employees from Vicki Marsha Uniforms, did their absolute best to make the event as smooth as possible. With that said, the large volume of students being fitted obviously made expediency a challenge. Many parents waited a significant amount of time to have their children fitted and/or make a purchase. Therefore, we have scheduled additional fitting dates and locations:

The next fitting date will take place at located at 6950 Edison Avenue on Thursday July 22- 2:00 PM from to 7:00 PM

After August 1, all Uniform Fitting and Order Dates will be held on the Oxford Preparatory Academy Charter School Campus, located at 5862 C Street in Chino

  • Thursday August 5- 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday August 13 - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Saturday August 14 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Sunday August 29 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Friday September 10 - 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM

To preview the OPA uniform options or order online, please visit and use our school code: OPA2010.

Making Uniforms Simple and Stress-Free

To make ordering even easier for families, a new uniform purchase sheet will be created and made available. The sheet will alleviate any confusion that may have been caused during the fitting event. The sheet will clearly delineate the mandatory uniform components from those that are optional, including those components that are not mandatory until November 1 (such as the letterman sweater).

For families who may be dealing with a financial hardship and are finding it difficult to pay for uniforms in full at this time, please contact Diane at Vicki Marsha Uniforms (714-895-6371) for assistance, including payment plans.

We want to thank Vicki Marsha Uniforms for their amazing flexibility and willingness to work with our families as well as our staff of volunteers. This is a new adventure for all of us, and we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Vans Offer Extended Through Monday July 12!

Discount pricing on any additional pair of Custom OPA Vans will apply to ALL ORDERS placed through Monday July 12!

Buy your first pair of Vans for $40
Buy each additional pair of Vans for $35

Custom OPA Vans shoes are NOT a mandatory uniform component. However, Vans has graciously worked with us to contribute a significant portion of each purchase back to OPA. To ensure that your child's custom Vans shoes will arrive prior to the start of the school year, shoes must be ordered no later than Monday, July 12. We will have two more Vans fitting events before the deadline:

  • Saturday July 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at SCATS Diamond Elite Gymnastics, 14040 Central Avenue, Chino
  • Monday July 12 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Royalty Cakes 5236 D Street, Chino

Thank you for your Amazing Support! Champion Families are the BEST!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Custom Vans Fitting and Ordering Dates and Form

VANS Custom Designed Shoes just in time for the beginning of the school year!

The Vans Company has specially designed line of shoes just for our Oxford Champions!

What better way to step foot on our new campus in September than with a color coordinated line of Vans footwear made just for our school?

Custom Vans are sold for more than $60 through the Vans stores and online. Oxford Preparatory Academy has a very special opportunity to make these custom shoes available to our Champions for only $40! What a fantastic deal!

Purchase your first pair of Vans for $40. Each additional pair purchased will be only $35. This offer is valid on July 8, from 2:00 to 4:30 PM prior to the Parent Pep Rally ONLY.

Oxford Students have three fantastic color combinations from which to choose: (Or choose them all!)

Your custom Vans will arrive with the OPA Logo embroidered on the tongue of the shoe!

Two Simple Ways to Order. One Important Deadline: Sunday July 11, 2010

July 8 - 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM at CrossPoint Church (prior to the OPA Parent Pep Rally during the Uniform Fitting Event)

July 10 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at SCATS Diamond Elite Gymnatstics Center, located at 14040 Central Ave in Chino.

Please download and print the Vans order form (shown below) and bring it with you. Order forms WILL NOT be provided at the event.

If your child wears Vans and you know the size you wish to order, you may download the Order Form and pay with PayPal using the link on the homepage on our Oxford Champions website. You do not need a PayPal account to use PayPal. Simply provide your email address and we can send an invoice to you, allowing you to pay with your credit card of choice safely and securely. Please note, if you opt to download the form and pay by PayPal, you do need to email your Vans order form back to OPA so that we have a record of your order.

Instructions for Online Ordering

Download and complete the order form to indicate your sizes and quantities. Attach it and send it OPAFUNDRAISER@VERIZON.NET and pay through the PayPal link on the Homepage of our website that says "Donate Now". Simply pay the amount of your total order. You must attach your order form so we can match your payment information and your order and have a record. When the Vans arrive, we will have a pick up date on campus.

If you prefer to pay by check or cash, you will need to come to the Fitting Event on July 8 or July 10 to submit your check payment. Please note your desired style number on your order form as listed under the image of she shoes above.

Due to the custom nature of this shoe order, all orders must for Custom Vans must be submitted no later than Sunday July 11, 2010 to ensure delivery by the beginning of school in early September. Please help us make sure our Champions have their Vans on time!

Please note OPA Custom Vans are optional and NOT a required component of the Oxford Uniform program.

School Uniform Fitting and Ordering Schedule

We have undergone a nationwide search for the perfect colors and styles for our Champions. Vicki Marsha Uniforms of Huntington Beach, California will provide our Oxford Champions with the perfect uniform solution . While our OPA families are welcome to visit their store in HB, our goal is to make uniform shopping as convenient and stress-free as possible. We are hosting several on-site preview, sizing, and order events for your shopping convenience.

Uniform Fitting and Purchase Dates and Locations

The July 8 Uniform Fitting Events and Custom Vans Shoe Sizing and Pre-Orders will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM, PRIOR to the Informational portion of the Parent Pep Rally. The Parent Pep Rally is informational and parent focused and we highly encourage family attendance!

Frequently Asked Questions for the Uniform Company

How many uniforms does my child need?
OPA will have a required uniform and it will be presented during the Uniform Events. K-4 students, for example, will have different clothing options than junior high students. Your budget and your laundry schedule will determine how many pieces outside of the required basic uniform you purchase. We suggest that you order at least 2-3 tops and bottoms as well as 1-2 pieces of outerwear for your child to wear on cooler days.

What forms of payment does the Uniform Company accept?
In-house or when we visit schools

  1. Visa
  2. Mastercard
  3. Discover
  4. American Express
  5. Personal Checks (Pre-printed with you name and home address No PO Boxes)
  6. Cash

Please note, parents will be making payment directly to the uniform company and not to OPA.

How soon will my credit card be charged when placing my order?
Your credit card will be billed at the time your order is placed.

Are payment plans available?
A 50% deposit is required at the time of ordering. Your items will be shipped upon receipt of full payment.

Can items with a school logo be returned?
Yes. As long as they have not been washed, worn, altered and still have the tags on them.

Are the Custom OPA Vans shoes a required part of the uniform?
The shoes are optional. However they are stylish, fun and custom designed in our school colors just for OPA!

Will uniforms be required five days per week?
The uniform will be required four days of the week. Students will wear their University shirts and nice pants within school dress code of choice on the fifth day.