Originally delivered on 8/21/2023 6:00 am

SUBJECT: OHS Weekly Flash | Last Week of Summer!

Weekly Flash

August 21, 2023


  • A message from Principal Hudspeth
  • Classroom Visit information
  • Volunteer opportunities for Teacher Luncheon, Chalk the Walk
  • Spirit Wear for sale
  • Sign up for our Mentor Program
  • Board of Education meeting Wednesday
  • PTA registration opens Wednesday


  • August 23 (Weds) - Board of Education Meeting at 7:30pm (watch here)
  • August 28 - New Student Orientation and Class Visits; Chalk the Walk
  • August 29 - First day of school! Tears and Cheers 8:30am-9:30am
  • September 4 - NO SCHOOL
  • September 8 - PTA Meeting 9:30am in the APR
  • September 13 - Open House 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • October 7 - Harvest Faire

Follow us on OHS Families Facebook & OHS_Families Instagram to stay in the know, and check out our OHS PTA website!

Dear OHS Families,


I hope you have had a wonderful summer and chance to enjoy some time as a family.  My family spent some time in Maine and hosting family from abroad.  It has been great to recharge and now the excitement of the new school year is upon all of us! 


Building Updates

It has been a busy summer at Osborn Hill.  We have new flooring in the LLC (library) and connecting rooms. The student bathrooms in the main building were redone from floor to ceiling and will be finishing up this week.  Our adult bathrooms had a surprise paint job as well. 


Beyond all the renovations, our school interior is looking amazing.  Our long-time head custodian, Bill Augustine, is leading a new team at OHS of Carlos Moreno and Qamil Kalici.  The details in their work this summer have been extraordinary and the school is more ready than ever to be the lively place it is throughout the year.  Big thanks to Bill for his leadership and to Bill, Carlos, and Qamil for all their hard work and dedication this summer.


Class Assignments

On Tuesday, 8/22, class assignments will be available for you to see in Infinite Campus.  Our teams work hard in the placement process, making the best decisions possible with all the information we have. I encourage you to be as positive about the placements as possible when speaking with your child(ren).  Your reaction can positively or negatively impact your child(ren)’s reaction.  Thank you for your consideration.


In Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade, we will have 4 sections of each.  In third, fourth, and fifth, we will have 3 sections of each.  We have some new teachers I am excited to introduce to you, but I am going to hold off until later on Monday or early Tuesday because of some last-minute adjustments that may be necessary.  Thank you for your patience!


Student Visits next Monday

On Monday, 8/28, we have our visits in the morning.  Here is the schedule:

That leads up to our big first day on 8/29! 

Looking forward to seeing all of you in the coming weeks and catching up.  Enjoy the last days of summer vacation!


Volunteers needed for Teacher Luncheon and Chalk the Walk!

Our First Day committee is kicking off the school year a day early with two events next Monday, August 28!

Teacher Luncheon

Help us celebrate our fantastic teachers and staff with a PTA sponsored lunch the day before classes start.  We are looking for donations of drinks, desserts and more as well as volunteers to help on the day of.  Check out the sign-up sheet for more info.

Chalk the Walk

Let's inspire our students with a colorful and positive entrance to school! We are looking for parent volunteers to help decorate the outdoor areas of OHS for the first day of school. Click here to sign up and join us on Monday, August 28th between 4pm-6pm.  We will have chalk available for you to use, or feel free to bring your own. If you see your child’s grade is already taken, please still come by and help! The more the merrier and there is plenty of ground to cover. *This is a parent-only activity. 

Questions? Contact Lauren Petruccelli and Brittany Holzhauer

Shop for OHS Gear at Orientation

We are otter-ly excited to see you at our spiritwear table on Monday, August 28th!  Come to meet your teacher and stay to shop our latest spiritwear items, including jibbitz, new keychains, bracelets, water bottles and more! *Cash or check preferred*

OHS spiritwear clothing items can be found through our PuddleBear shop - stay tuned for some new styles to be added this fall.

OHS Mentor/Mentee Program is Back

Our OHS Mentor/Mentee program is back again this year! Our goal is to pair incoming Kindergarten or new OHS families with veteran families who can help answer any questions and support your family through the school year.

Mentee: New to OHS and have a million questions? Let us pair you with a seasoned OHS family to guide you through the year!  Sign up here to be a mentee

Mentor: If you're interested in mentoring a new OHS family, Sign up here

Deadline to sign up for either is Friday, August 25. 

Questions? Contact Vicky Siewert

Board of Education meeting Wednesday

The Board of Education is holding their next meeting Wednesday, August 23 at 7:30pm.  You can watch here.

The Board has not yet received the updated redistricting scenarios it requested from SLAM. You can revisit our July Special Flash on how the current options would affect the OHS community here.

Coming Soon - Join the PTA!

Joining our Parent Teacher Association provides instant financial support for our students, and it’s also a great way to stay informed about what’s happening at school, and connect in meaningful ways with other parents.  PTA registration will open on Wednesday - stay tuned for a Special Flash with more details!

Have news to share? Email Jen Braun by 10am Friday
to include in the following Monday's OHS Weekly Flash.

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