Originally delivered on 10/16/2023 6:00 am

SUBJECT: OHS Weekly Flash | PTA meeting on Thursday

Weekly Flash

October 16, 2023


  • Updates from Principal Hudspeth 
    • Early dismissals coming up, car-loop system not changing, Halloween parades info
  • After-school Activities registration is open
  • PTA meeting Thursday - babysitting available!
  • Pajama Day fundraiser is this Friday
  • Drop off boxes for food drive
  • Cub Scout all grades info session Friday
  • 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
  • November 1-17 - Turkey Trot Food Drive
  • November 7 - NO SCHOOL
  • November 10 - NO SCHOOL

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Dear OHS Families,


We have managed to hit the mid-point of the month already!  Please keep in mind we have two early dismissal days coming up next week on 10/25 and 10/26 for parent/guardian conferences with teachers.


Book Fair Thank You

This past week we had a busy and successful Scholastic Book Fair in the LLC. The organizers, Rhiannon Kelty, Ashley Maguire, and Christine Rollo deserve our thanks for managing all the goods, finding volunteers, and for all the other pieces that go into making the event possible.  Thank you also to all the volunteers throughout the week for giving of their time for this popular event.  Thank you to our families for stopping by and supporting the book fair.


DESSA Mini Opt-Out Reminder

The district sent out information of our upcoming social and emotional universal screener, the DESSA-mini. You are able to opt your child out of this screener by emailing me by the opening of the window on October 17th.


Staying with our Current Car-Loop System

I sent out word on Friday that we will be staying with our current Car-Loop System so please keep your current student pick-up numbers.  The current system works well and there were some challenges with the system we were going to switch to that make it less desirable at the moment.

Halloween Parades – Tuesday, Oct 31st
There will be two Halloween parades on Tuesday, October 31st:

  1. Our kindergarteners will have a parade around the outside of the school at 9:30 am.  Students in the other grades will stand outside their exterior classroom doors to cheer on our kindergarteners.  Family members of our kindergarteners can stand in front of the school to see the parade.  K students can come to school in costumes, keeping masks and other parts in bags.

2. Our parade for students in grades 1-5 will begin at 2:30 pm. I will send out specifics for this parade route next week. For now, it is important to know students in grades 1-5 will have a little time before the parade to put on costumes.  Please think about costumes that will allow studednts the ability to manage on their own. 

Please keep in mind we cannot have toys shaped as any sort of weapon - e.g. a pretend gun, sword, knife, sickle, pitchfork, etc. Please save those for neighborhood trick-or-treating. Also, please make sure that any masks allow for proper visibility. For anyone who chooses not to wear a costume, which is completely fine, I would encourage the wearing of school colors, spirit wear, or Halloween colors.

Have a good week,


After School Activities Registration is open!

We've got some new offerings and old favorites ready for the next session of after school activities.  

Phase 1 registration is open NOW through Wednesday at 9am.  

In this phase you can sign up for one class per child. Phase 2 opens Thursday at 8pm through Sunday 9am.  In phase 2 you can sign up for as many classes as you like.  You can view this session's classes on our website

To view the schedule and sign up:

  • Visit ohspta.com and login
  • Under "Programs/Events" choose "After School Activities"
  • Click on the green register button to sign up
  • We will let you know if you are placed on the waitlist
  • The activity teacher will confirm your enrollment and collect payment

*Make sure you're signed up for the PTA so your student is eligible!*

Questions? Contact the ASA team

PTA Meeting Thursday 7pm

We hope you can join us for our PTA meeting this Thursday at 7pm in the APR. Board of Education member Jessica Gerber will be here to take questions and give us the latest updates from the district.

New! Babysitting available during the meeting

  • Need a sitter so you can attend? We can help! The PTA is providing babysitting services during the meeting free of charge for any current Osborn Hill students. Click here to sign up by Wednesday. We can only accommodate 20 students at this time.

Questions? Contact Rachel Parrish

Pajama Day fundraiser Friday

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

Questions? Contact Karla Barguiarena

Boxes needed for Food Drive

Have extra boxes? The Turkey Trot team will gladly take your small moving boxes or shipping boxes as they prepare to collect items for the Turkey Trot Food Drive. Boxes can be brought to the main office.  The food drive will take place from November 1-17. 

Questions? Please contact Kate Fierman and Courtney Cataldo

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

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