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.
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,