Originally delivered on 11/20/2023 6:00 am

SUBJECT: OHS Weekly Flash | Turkey Trot Tuesday, Variety Show Date

Weekly Flash

November 20, 2023


  • Updates from Principal Hudspeth
  • Turkey Trot on Tuesday morning
  • Variety Show - we have a date!
  • Pumpkin composting at OHS this week
  • OHS Night at the Islanders hockey game
  • Final call for Lost & Found items
  • FPS Toy Drive 
This Week
  • November 21 - Turkey Trot
  • November 22 -Early Dismissal @1:40
  • November 23-24 - NO SCHOOL
Coming Soon
  • December 5 - Early Dismissal @1:40
  • December 15PTA meeting @9:30am 
  • December 22 - Early Dismissal @1:40
  • December 25 - January 1 - NO SCHOOL 
  • January 20 - NEW! OHS night at the Islanders game

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


Happy Thanksgiving to the OHS community! We are grateful for our Family of Friends!

Dear OHS Families,


Thanksgiving week is upon us.  I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving break with family and friends.


I am thankful this year of our community and all the active, caring people who make it thrive: Our families who give so generously of their time to help with the many PTA committees, school events, and school teams, or who simply support the students and staff and one another throughout the year; Our staff, who make the most of each day and give so much of themselves to our students and community; And our students, our reason for being a community, who come each day with ideas, feelings, and wonderful personalities to share.  We are lucky to have one another and Thanksgiving is a good moment to celebrate this!


CARES Assemblies Last Week

This past Tuesday, we had our November CARES Assembly.  This was a celebration of the Kindness Challenge work we started in October.  In the assembly, we acknowledged the appropriate timing of the celebration, given that Veterans Day had just passed, World Kindness Day was the day prior, and Thanksgiving was so close. Lindsay Gaines, Christine Rollo, and Melissa Salvatore, our parent volunteers on the School Climate Team, constructed a beautiful bulletin board in the APR, with a painted rainbow that is broken up in the middle with grey clouds of negative feelings.  The challenge for the month included catching kind acts as they happen and writing them on rainbow-colored sticky notes.  At the assembly, we shared some of the kind acts that had taken place and collected the sticky notes.  We then covered all the clouds with the sticky notes of kindness to represent what kindness does for our community.  Big thanks to Lindsay, Christine, and Melissa for all their time and effort on the culminating bulletin board.  It is a beautiful addition to the APR and good reminder for our students of the positive impact kindness has on our community. 

Holiday Consideration

As we approach Thanksgiving week, the world around us is becoming heavily centered on the holiday season.  With two weeks until the start of Hanukkah and five weeks until Christmas and Kwanzaa, I would ask that we do our best to hold back on too much focus at school on holidays so we can continue to focus on teaching and learning. We will be asking Santa hats and light-up necklaces to stay in backpacks while class is in session. We want this to be a fun season but there is much to teach and learn!  Thanks for your help with this.

Lockdown Drill #2 Week of 11/27

We will be having our second lockdown drill of the year sometime early in the week of 11/27.  I will send out communication after it is complete to update you.

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving,


Turkey Trot is Tuesday

On your marks, get set, the Turkey Trot is on Tuesday! The kids will take part in a fun run around the building during school hours and parents can root the kids on! Start time is staggered by grade and class with K-1 starting at 9:20. Usually 2nd grade lines up by 9:35 and then 3-5 around 9:50.  Please note these times are not exact as once we get started the goal is to keep the classes rolling through continuously. 

We're still looking for a few parent volunteers to provide guidance on the course.

Please reference the course map so you can choose your volunteer locations: 

  • Grades K-1 will do a shorter loop starting up by the playground in the back. 
  • Grades 2-5 will be traveling around the building (starting in the back parking lot)

We'd love your help - click here to sign up!

Questions? Contact Courtney Cataldo and Kate Fierman

The wait is over - we have a date!!

The OHS Variety Show 2024 will be on Saturday, April 27th at 11:30am at Black Rock Church.

That's right, a Saturday! Venue availability and holiday considerations have driven us to shake things up this year. 

Much more info about our new, easy registration process and all the important dates you'll need will come in a Special Flash tomorrow!

Pumpkin Composting at OHS!

Ready to say farewell to your fall decor? Join the Green Team to compost your pumpkins along with schools across FPS! 

Osborn Hill School is scheduled to have a dumpster available through November 28th to toss your pumpkins and add to the compost pile. The dumpster will be located in the first parking space of the Upper Loop - please visit after school hours. Last year Fairfield Schools composted more than SIX TONS! 

Questions? Reach out to Emily Bergantino

OHS Night at the Islanders

Get ready for some hockey with your friends from Osborn Hill and the Bridgeport Islanders!

Come cheer on the Islanders on Saturday, January 20th at 7pm as they take on the Hartford WolfPack at Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport. At the event, there will be an opportunity to participate in a 50/50 raffle which is a great way to win some cash!

Buy your tickets now

We have a section reserved for OHS. All family members are welcome, and each child must attend with a ticketed adult responsible for them. Tickets are $25 and come with a free hat!  A small portion of each ticket sale will go to OHS PTA. Buy your tickets now here: https://fevo-enterprise.com/event/osbornhill.

Questions? Contact Melissa Miller.

Reminder - School Dismissal Manager

Please remember to update School Dismissal Manager with any of your child’s upcoming absences for travel, when they are sick, leaving early or arriving late for appointments or travel, and for any changes in their dismissal for after school activities.  

Lost and Found - Last Call!

These unlabeled items on the lost and found table will be donated if not claimed by Tuesday afternoon.  Please label your child's items with initials or last name.  

Attention Incoming Kindergarteners!

The office is compiling an email list of incoming kindergarten students for next fall. If you will have a kindergartener for the next school year, please either:

  • Email TBudlowski@fairfieldschools.org with your future KDG student’s name, date of birth, your address, your best contact phone number, and the preschool they attend
  • Call the school office at 203-255-8340 extension 1 so the registration procedures can be emailed to you in January.
FPS Toy Drive

It's the season for giving! The Maintenance and Custodial Division of Fairfield Public Schools is holding a Toy Drive to support various charities throughout the town and Connecticut.

You can donate the following new, unwrapped toys:

Dolls, Toy Cars/Trucks, Board Games, DVD's (G-PG), Books/Crayons, Diapers & Wipes, Gift Cards

Donations can be placed in the collection box inside the main hallway. The Toy Drive runs through December 18.

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

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