Originally delivered on 9/18/2023 6:00 am

SUBJECT: OHS Weekly Flash | Early Dismissal Tuesday

Weekly Flash

September 18, 2023


  • Updates from Principal Hudspeth 
  • Run Club starts Friday
  • Harvest Faire raffle tickets on sale Wednesday
  • Volunteer to staff Diversity Day stations
  • Read minutes from our first meeting
  • September 19 - Early Dismissal @1:40pm
  • September 20 - Raffle tickets on sale
  • September 21 - Run Club returns @8am, Author Kelly Bennett visits
  • September 25 - NO SCHOOL
  • September 26 - Board of Education meeting
  • September 29 - Diversity Day | Spirit Day
  • October 6 - Pink Pledge Day
  • October 7 - Harvest Faire 10am-3pm

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Dear OHS Families,


Thank you for coming out for Open House last Wednesday.  It was a special evening to start the year and have all of you visit.  Big thanks to our staff for all the work in making the night successful and providing helpful information. 


Attendance Policy Handbook

As Patty and I mentioned in the Open House welcome video, we wanted to invite you to look at the Attendance Policy Handbook.  Specifically, page 4 of the handbook has a nice one-page summary of important items to know about attendance.  We are looking to lower our number of students who are chronically absent this year.  Students are chronically absent if they miss 10% of the school year or more, whether the absences are excused or unexcused.  Once a student has 19 absences in a school year, they will be considered chronically absent for the year.  If your child is having difficulty coming to school over a few days, please don’t hesitate to reach out so we can provide support.


NWEA Assessments starting

Our window for the NWEA Assessments begins today, 9/18, and is open for the next two weeks.  Grades K-5 will be taking the Math Assessment and grades 4 and 5 will also be taking the Language and Reading assessments. Results will go home at some point in October to families in Infinite Campus.  


Author Visit- Kelly Bennett

We are looking forward to welcoming award-winning children’s author Kelly Bennett to OHS on Thursday, 9/21. Kelly Bennett is the grandmother of two OHS students, Dylan and Aidan Cummings, and we look forward to her presentations to our students in assemblies throughout the day.  


Trauma-Informed Training for Staff on Tuesday

On Tuesday, 9/19, we have an early dismissal.  Our full staff will be trained in Trauma-Informed Care by a regional trauma coordinator from CES, Dana Bossio.  This will be an extremely helpful training to our staff. 


Chromebook Insurance Deadline- October 1- Grades 3-5

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 receive Chromebooks from the school to use during the school year. The district offers insurance on the device for $30 for the year and will cover two incidents of damage, including loss. Damage to a Chromebook could be a cracked screen, a keyboard with missing keys, or other issues. Insurance enrollment is open now and will end on October 1, 2023. I recommend it as the costs for fixing these issues can be expensive. For additional information click here.


Have a good week,


Osborn Hill Run Club is back!  This year we will meet weekly on Friday mornings at 8:00am on the black top in the back by the gym.  Our Fall session will meet from 9/22 - 11/17 and conclude with our annual Turkey Trot on 11/21!  To participate in Run Club your family must be current PTA members.

What happens at Run Club?

We will do a quick warm up and then the kids will run (or walk) on the back field.  We will finish with a cool down and stretch and be ready for the first bell at 8:45.  No running experience necessary.  Our Run Club is all about getting our kids outside, moving their bodies and having fun. Each week our runners will collect motivational tokens for their participation.

New this year: Mileage Club!

This year we are introducing a new Mileage Club which will allow our runners to track their progress through a QR code lap tracker.  In order for your student to receive their personal Mileage Club Card, your family MUST be a member of the PTA. Once you are registered your child can attend as many times as you'd like while Run Club is in session.

Want to join the fun? Click here to sign up for Run Club on the PTA Website. 

Please note that there is no access to the school during Run Club. All runners are expected to stay on the back field with the group during Run Club.  If your child is comfortable and fully engaged in the program, you may drop off.  Parents are encouraged to participate if they would like to join.  A change of shoes is recommended on Run Club days.    

Any questions? Contact Courtney Cataldo.

Get your Harvest Faire Raffle Tickets!

A day at the golf course! A family photo session! Nintendo Switch! And much more. Tickets for our Harvest Faire raffle baskets go on sale Wednesday. You can purchase them on our website until October 3, and in person at the Harvest Faire until 2pm.  You do not have to be present to win!

Have a basket?

We are in need of baskets to display some of the raffle prizes. Any teachers or families with baskets can drop off in the main office for the committee to pick up.

Join us on October 7th

Save the date to join us at the Harvest Faire Saturday, October 7th from 10am-3pm. The Harvest Faire is our annual PTA fundraiser with fun for the whole community.  In addition to the raffle, there will be inflatables, games, crafts, a bake sale and more! Visit our website for more information.

Diversity Day volunteers needed

Diversity Week is just around the corner! We still have plenty of room for volunteers to assist our 3rd and 5th graders on the morning of Friday, September 29th. Sign up here and help guide the students through stations exploring learning challenges, motor skills, and cultural diversity, while also promoting respect and inclusion within our school. A big thank you to those who have already signed up to lead a station – we are so appreciative!!  FYI we provide all the necessary materials to facilitate your station in advance of the big day, so no prep work required … just bring yourselves!  Parents and relatives from all grades are welcome to sign up! 

The Diversity Committee thanks you for your support!

PTA meeting recap online

Couldn't make our last meeting?  We've got you covered! You can read the meeting minutes and view our meeting schedule for the year under the 'OHS PTA' tab on our website.  The next PTA meeting will be on October 19th at 7pm in the APR, where we'll be joined by Board of Education member Jessica Gerber.

Speaking of our website...

Planning playdates just got easier.  Did you know PTA members get access to contact information for our OHS families? Click on the 'Directory' tab on our website, or on the Membership Toolkit App.

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

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