Originally delivered on 10/9/2023 6:00 am

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Weekly Flash

October 9, 2023

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:

  • Updates from Principal Hudspeth¬†
    • Staff changes, car loop reminders
  • Visit the Book Fair this week Tues-Fri
  • After-school Activities - New session registration starts SUNDAY!¬†
  • Pajama Day Fundraiser is October 20
  • Harvest Faire thanks
  • Share your Harvest Faire/Pink Day photos with the Yearbook
  • October 10-13 ¬†Fall Book Fair
  • October 10 - Board of Education meeting @7:30pm (watch here)
  • October 19 - PTA Meeting @7pm
  • October 20 - Pajama Day fundraiser
  • October 20¬†- Cub Scout info session @Ffld Museum, 6:30pm
  • October 24 - Board of Education meeting @7:30pm
  • October 25 & 26 -¬†Early Dismissal @1:40
  • October 27¬†- Spirit Day
  • October 31 - Halloween parades
  • November 1 - Picture retakes

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

Dear Families,

 

October has already been busy with fun and learning, as well as opportunities for our community to come together.

 

Harvest Faire Thank You

Thank you for coming to the Harvest Faire on Saturday.  Though inside for the second year in a row, we managed to squeeze a good deal of fun and community into the event.  We had many volunteers who gave of their time to make the day possible and many generous people who donated exciting baskets for our raffle.  Rebecca Hasiotis and Meredith Anastasio organized the fair as the PTA leads for the event and provided an incredible level of care and attention to details.  Eileen Ainsworth and Ali Galperin took care of all things raffle, gathering donations since the summer, managing tickets, and getting all baskets to the winners. Our PTA president, Rachel Parrish, was a big part of setting up, ensuring the day was running smoothly, and helping clean up.  Thank you to everyone who made this event possible!  It is a huge gift to our community.  

 

Book Fair This Week

The Book Fair is right on the heels of the Harvest Faire this year, making the setup more challenging for our volunteers and organizers. Rhiannon Kelty, Ashley Maguire, and Christine Rollo are leading the event and, with the help of volunteers, stayed late on Friday and again after the Harvest Faire on Saturday getting everything ready for the Book Fair in the LLC.  It is all looking ready for classes to visit starting on Monday and sales to begin on Tuesday after school. 

 

Staffing Update

In the coming weeks, one of our school psychologists, Audra Dressler, will be taking on a new role in the district, providing specially-designed instruction and conducting evaluations at the three middle schools in town.  This is a great opportunity for Mrs. Dressler, though we are going to miss her at OHS.  Mrs. Dressler has done a great deal for our community in her time at OHS and has been a great support to students, families, and staff during this time.  I want say a big thank you to Mrs. Dressler for all her dedication to our community. 

 

Mrs. Lindsay Feducia-Martin will continue as our full-time psychologist. In addition, we have hired a full-time School Social Worker to provide social skills groups, counseling services, and supports to families.  I am happy to report that we have found a strong candidate for this role, Mrs. Stefanie Cappellieri. Mrs. Cappellieri has a background in social work and is coming to us from the Boys and Girls Village, where she has spent the last several years. Mrs. Cappellieri will start at Osborn Hill on November 1st.

 

Car Loop Reminders

When dropping off or picking up in our car loops, please do your best to stay in the vehicle while your child(ren) load or unload and please do your best to move along in a timely manner to help move the cars through the lines. 

 

I sent a message out in ParentSquare last week with more safety reminders related to the Lower Wing Loop.  Please keep the safety of our students and community members at the forefront as you move through our loops.  For full reminders of arrival and dismissal procedures, please read this.  

 

Thank you for your continued efforts for our community,

David

It's time for our fall Scholastic book fair! Students will preview the fair with their classes on Monday and the sale will run from Tuesday - Friday.

Kids can shop independently with eWallet 

Can' make the fair? Create an eWallet account so your student can visit the fair and shop for books. Have an account from last year? Remember to log on and activate the eWallet option for any leftover funds! 


Teacher wish lists

Look for your favorite teachers' bin by the registers to purchase books they would love to add to their classroom library! Purchase at the fair and present the book in person.


We need your help!

Sign up here to work the registers and help students pick the perfect book!


Questions? Email Rhiannon Kelty, Ashley Maguire & Christine Rollo

After School Activities Registration starts Sunday

It's that time again! Registration for our second session of after school activities starts this Sunday, October 15 at 8pm.  


Registration will occur over 2 phases: 


  • Phase 1- Sunday, October 15th at 8pm- Wednesday, October 18th at 9am
    • During the first phase families may register EACH CHILD for ONLY ONE ACTIVITY.


  • Phase 2- Thursday, October 19th at 8pm - Sunday, 22nd at 9am
    • During this phase the registration page will reopen for students to register for any classes with vacancies. Students may register for more than one activity during this phase.


We will continue with  an all digital format this year. Please note no printouts of the description will be going home via backpack mail.  All information can be found on our website.


Payment will not be collected until you receive confirmation from the class teacher after registration closes.  


Registration closes at 9am Sunday, October 22nd. Late registrations will not be accepted and classes will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  


Questions? Contact the ASA team

Pajama Day fundraiser October 20

Ditch the shorts, sweats, and T-shirts, and come to school in cozy pajamas. Who doesn't love that?! Yup, the annual 5th-grade fundraiser is back!   


When:  Friday, October 20th

Who:  Everyone (that means your kid!)

What should I do:  Bring in $1 in an envelope marked "5th grade fundraiser"

Why:  Raise funds to help support 5th graders during their end-of-year activities

Harvest Faire thanks

An enormous THANK YOU goes out to the Harvest Faire team: Rebecca Hasiotis and Meredith Anastasio and to our Raffle team: Ali Galperin and Eileen Ainsworth for their tireless work over the past months to plan and execute our Annual Harvest Faire and Raffle fundraiser and to all those who stepped up to volunteer their time and baked goods.  We could not have this event without your support, and it's amazing to watch the OHS community come together to make this fun day happen...even in the rain!   

Share your photos with the Yearbook

Did you snap any photos at the Harvest Faire? Have any shots of the kids dressed in pink last Friday? Email your favorite photos from the Harvest Faire and from Pink Day to the Yearbook Committee for a chance to be featured in the 2023-2024 Yearbook. 

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

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