Originally delivered on 12/4/2023 6:00 am

SUBJECT: OHS Weekly Flash | Early Dismissal Tuesday

Weekly Flash

December 4, 2023


  • Updates from Principal Hudspeth
  • Mad Science assemblies
  • Variety Show - song submissions start in January
  • Ozzie's Holiday Shopping List - spiritwear, name bubble labels, and hockey tickets
  • Prizes up for grabs in the Reflections Competition
  • Thanks for supporting our Operation Hope meal
  • Have an incoming Kindergartener? Tell the office!
  • FPS Toy Drive 
  • December 5 - Early Dismissal @1:40
  • December 8 - Report Cards issued on Infinite Campus
  • December 15 PTA meeting @9:30am; Spirit Day
  • December 22 - Early Dismissal @1:40
  • December 25 - January 1 -Winter Break, NO SCHOOL 
  • January 5 -  Deadline for Variety Show registration, Reflections contest entries
  • January 9 - Early Dismissal @1:40
  • January 15 - NO SCHOOL
  • January 20 - 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!

Dear OHS Families,


This week we have many families starting Hannukah on Thursday evening.  Wishing everyone celebrating a Happy Hannukah and a special time with family.


Early Release Day on Tuesday

This Tuesday, 12/5, is an early release day for students at 1:40.  This is a professional development afternoon for staff. 


K-2 Science Program

On Wednesday, our K-2 classes will be participating in an assembly from Mad Science called Spin, Pop, Boom!  This presentation is a chemistry focus and brought to us by the PTA. Thanks to Kate Fierman for organizing the event and to the PTA for supporting special programs for our students.

OHS 5th Grade Chorus

Fifth Grade Chorus Performance at Fairfield Inauguration

Last week, our fifth grade chorus opened the Fairfield Inauguration of newly elected officials with a beautiful rendition of “A Little Bit of Love” by Weezer.  We were invited to perform just a few school days in advance of the event, but Mrs. Haskitt and the chorus had this song prepared and took on the challenge.  It was kind of Mrs. Haskitt to accept the offer and wonderful of all the families who brought their fifth graders to the event to make it possible.  The students were really excited to be there and performed beautifully. You can see their performance here.  It is the very first part of the event.

Have a great week,


Mad Science assemblies coming to OHS

Mad Science Worldwide is coming to Osborn Hill. On Wednesday, grades K-2 and on December 13th, grades 3-5 will enjoy an interactive and spectacular STEM presentation done by Mad Science Worldwide during the school day.   Click on the link to learn more about the program: https://www.madscience.org/ 

Variety Show - Song Selection starts in January

Registration for our annual Variety Show is open - but hold your song ideas until the new year!  All you need to sign up is the name of your group or child, and the names and grades of all students in your act (10 max). Email those to ohsvarietyshow2024@gmail.com by January 5th and you're in!

Song submissions will open on January 5th 

We make every effort to not use songs more than once during the show. We understand this can feel stressful because it creates a first-come, first-serve situation. Please be flexible if your song has already been chosen by another group.  

Swifties - take note!

Please note -It's a Taylor Swift Era!! If your group has their heart set on Taylor Swift, you may want to consider a plan B. When you submit, it would be a good idea to submit a second choice at the same time.  

You can get ALL the information you need on the Variety Show, including the full timeline of important dates and deadlines, on our website:


Questions? Contact the Variety Show Committee

Ozzie's Holiday Shopping List

Stumped on gift ideas? Consider adding these gifts to your cart that will make your otters smile and help out the PTA. It's a win-win!

OHS Spiritwear

Check out our latest collection of cozy hoodies, pajama pants, a beanies to keep any otter warm this winter. Featuring sizes for children and adults!


Custom Name Labels

Name Bubbles feature labels that are machine washable and dishwasher safe. No more lost sweatshirts and water bottles! Purchasing from our direct link will give a portion of the proceeds to the OHS PTA.

Click here for Name Bubbles custom name stickers

Bridgeport Islanders hockey tickets

A hockey game is fun for the whole family - and more fun when you're sitting with your OHS friends! We have a section reserved for Osborn Hill families on January 20th. Tickets are $25 and come with a free hat! A small portion of each ticket sale will benefit the PTA. Buy your tickets here:


6 Ways to Win! Enter the Reflections Competition

Do you have a kid who loves to take photos? Or always makes videos? Put those social media skills to good use and encourage them to enter the Reflections arts competition. 

Answer the prompt "I am hopeful because..." using one of these six categories:

  • Visual arts 
  • Photography
  • Music composition
  • Film production
  • Dance choreography
  • Literature

There will be a winner from OHS in each category for grades K-2 and 3-5. Winners will get a gift card to Crumbl and move on to the state competition! Entries must be submitted by January 5.

Learn more about the Reflections Competition on our website:


Thanks for supporting our Operation Hope meal

Thank you to everyone that donated to the meal we provided for Operation Hope. Thanks to your very generous donations we had enough money to bring extra produce, snacks and goods along with the dinner.  We are so grateful to have such a caring giving community of families at Osborn Hill. We appreciate your support!

Thank you,

Kate Kirk and Meg Horn

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.

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

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