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Archive By Author - Teresa Hammond


Mommy Musings - Playing The Game

I need a little help understanding something.

November 30, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – Thanks And Gratitude

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.

November 23, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Mommy Musings - Teaching The ‘Tricks’ Of ‘Treating’

So it has begun…The Seven Months of Celebration.

November 09, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Mommy Musings - Emergency Call List - For Grown-Ups

The start of every school year brings with it much work.

November 02, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Oakdale, Manteca Rally For Fundraising Efforts

Former Oakdale Leader Sports Reporter Jagada Chambers first entered the Mustang Corral at the age of 13. It was 1989, North Stockton Bengals vs. Tri City Outlaws - and yes, he scored.

October 26, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings - Rally Time

Fair warning: If you are a person who wakes up in the morning and thinks…What am I doing in this town? Well, turn the page because this is not the column for you.

October 26, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Oakdale, Manteca Rally For Fundraising Efforts

Former Oakdale Leader Sports Reporter Jagada Chambers first entered the Mustang Corral at the age of 13. It was 1989, North Stockton Bengals vs. Tri City Outlaws - and yes, he scored.

October 26, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings - Who’d Have Thought?

On the morning of June 12, 1986 the farthest thing from my mind was how I would feel about my life in 25 years.

October 19, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - iWonder

This week's column was supposed to be about my 25-year High School Reunion. It's actually already written and was completed 48 hours prior to my Friday deadline. Like most of my colleagues, I am usually pounding out my column an hour or two before my editor is to read it. I guess you could say it's tradition.

October 12, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Mommy Musings - Responsibility Of Learning

I never dreamed of being a teacher.

September 28, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Oh, Pardon Us …

Will someone please explain to me what happens to perfectly rationally thinking adults as they enter a school zone?

September 21, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Mom Versus Friend

There's a funny thing that seems to have happened to me since becoming a parent. Admittedly, I am no longer concerned nor bothered with the status of popularity.

September 07, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


From Far And Wide - Bordona ‘Family’ Reunion Hosted In Oakdale

Those who know Phyllis Bordona, know she does not sit idle … long.

August 24, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings - Supplies, Supplies, Supplies??

As of this morning we are officially one week into the 2011-2012 school year. The jolt to our laid back summer morning routine has me wondering- How did you all fare?

August 17, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Tail Chasing

Just 24 hours post a one-week vacation with my kids, I am faced with the task of writing something witty and entertaining for all of you - our readers.

August 03, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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Mommy Musings – An Open Thank You

During the course of this column, I have used this space to highlight a lot of things.

April 22, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


SOS Race Earns Thousands

The morning of Saturday, April 18 brought made to order weather for 272 runners, spectators and volunteers greeted by a blue, sun-filled sky as they participated in the Sixth Annual Support Oakdale Schools (SOS) Fun Run/Walk.

April 22, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Teachers Settle Contract

It was once again a standing room only start to the monthly meeting of the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting on Monday, April 20. This time however, the Technology and Staff Development Center was not filled with teachers, but rather parents of accomplished students.

April 22, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mommy Musings –Ladies Who Lunch

It's hard to write a column about an event that not everyone is able to attend. Yet, recognize the unique opportunity this event offers to our community and its symbolic hat tilt to its western heritage.

April 15, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings –The Self In Selfless

Several years back the 'pay it forward' notion became very vogue and popular. Buzz words which left such an impression on American society that it literally became a 'thing' during the holidays at a popular coffee house.

April 08, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Area Trio Opening Dialogue On Mental Illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. With a current estimated population of over 21,000 within the Oakdale City limits that's over 5,000 Oakdale community members who will be affected by mental illness in some way.

April 08, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Veronica’s Care Closet Seeking Donations

As many look ahead to lazy mornings and summer schedules Oakdale High School's Dana McLain has other thoughts on her mind.

April 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Mommy Musings – Define Perfect

The simple notion of that title has me giggling.

March 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Magnolia Third Graders Dig Into Squid

Magnolia Elementary School third grade teacher Melissa Clark is excited about dissection.

March 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Mommy Musings – Saying Goodbye

There's nothing easy about saying good bye to someone you love.

March 19, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


End In Sight For Negotiations?

The bad news is: our teachers have not yet settled salary negotiations. The good news is: if settled they have the opportunity to reopen for another increase in October.

March 18, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Saying Goodbye

There's nothing easy about saying good bye to someone you love.

March 18, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


OHS Freshman Accompanied By 4-Legged Companion

If today's teenager is to be selfish and lazy, one need not tell Hope Kindred. The Oakdale High School freshman missed that memo.

March 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Schools Reach Some Contract Agreements

For the third consecutive month vacant seats were at a minimum for the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting conducted Monday night, March 9. Oakdale City Council chambers were once again filled to capacity as teachers and parents stood along the sides, back and spilled out into the entry way.

March 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Students Step Up For Positive Change

Oakdale Junior High School staffers Ben Cortez and Brandi Chavez are aiming to join forces. During the 2014-2015 school year, Cortez the teacher and Chavez the staffer each have pioneered new programs which are proving successful on the campus.

March 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


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