Originally delivered on 1/8/2024 6:00 am

SUBJECT: OHS Weekly Flash | Early Dismissal Tuesday, Sweetheart Dance Tickets

Weekly Flash

January 8, 2024


  • Updates from Principal Hudspeth
  • After school activity registration starts tonight
  • Sweetheart Dance tickets for sale
  • Reflections arts competition entries due Friday
  • Buy your tickets for OHS night at the Bridgeport Islanders hockey game 
This Week
  • Monday January 8 - ASA registration opens at 8pm
  • Tuesday January 9 - Early Dismissal @1:40
  • Friday January 12 - Reflections contest entries due
Looking Ahead
  • January 15 - NO SCHOOL
  • January 16 - Composting begins in the APR
  • January 20 - OHS night at the Islanders game
  • February 2 - PTA meeting @9:30am 
  • February 3 - Sweetheart Dance

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Dear OHS Families,


I hope you are having a good start to 2024!  It was great to see many of you during our first week back from the break. 


Early Dismissal- Tuesday, 1/9

This Tuesday, 1/9, is an early release day.  We will dismiss students at 1:40.  This is a professional development afternoon for staff.  Your child(ren) will dismiss via their typical dismissal plan unless otherwise noted in School Dismissal Manager by you.


Winter District Screening Assessments

This week begins our window for winter district assessments.  These include NWEA math for K-5 students, Acadience LA assessments for K-3, and NWEA LA assessments for 4-5.  For grades 3-5, it is important that students’ chromebooks come to school charged, since their assessments will be completed through the Chromebook. 


Martin Luther King, Jr Day- No School, Monday, 1/15

Next Monday, 1/15, is a holiday in honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King's legacy serves as a powerful reminder of his contributions to equality, justice, and unity.  This is a good time to discuss the importance of kindness, respect, and understanding, and how these values can contribute to creating a more compassionate and inclusive community.


Composting in the Lunchroom- Starts 1/16

On Tuesday, 1/16, we will be having a CARES assembly in the morning to teach our new lunchroom processes before kicking off our new procedures at lunches that day. Big thanks to our Green Team and the parent volunteers, Emily Bergantino and Beth Nori, for working to get this organized.


Have a great week,


Register tonight for After School Activities

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

Phase 1 registration opens TONIGHT at 8pm, 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 log in
  • Under "Programs/Events" choose "After School Activities - Winter 2024"
  • 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

Sweetheart Dance - Tickets on Sale

Grab your dancing shoes, the Sweetheart Dance is February 3 in the APR at OHS! Every OHS student is invited to join the dance with one special adult (parent, caregiver, etc.). There will be a photobooth, craft area and games, hot chocolate bar and desserts, and of course, a DJ! In order to accommodate all students, the dance is divided into two sessions:

4:30pm-6:15pm for students in Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

7:15-9:00pm for 3rd - 5th Graders

** Please note - we cannot accommodate older students in the younger session, and vice-versa. For families with children in both groups, you have two options:

  1. Buy a couple's ticket for the first dance and bring your K-2 grader. Purchase a sibling ticket for your 3-5 grader, too.  At 6:15pm, bring your K-2 grader home and pick up your 3-5 grader and return to OHS for more fun!
  2. Purchase two couple's tickets. One special adult escorts the K-2 grader to the first dance.  At 6:15, you head home after having fun.  At 7:15, another special adult escorts the 3-5 grader to the second session of the dance.

If you have more than one child in the same age group, they can both be accompanied by the same special adult. You would purchase one couples ticket and a sibling ticket.

Tickets are for sale NOW on our website  

Prices are $35 for a couple (adult and child) and $15 for an additional sibling. You can add on boutonnieres and corsages for an additional price.

The deadline to buy tickets is January 29.

**Click here to purchase tickets**

Volunteers needed

We're looking for volunteers to help make our dance a success - from setting up, to manning the dessert bar/crafts, etc. Thank you for taking the time to make this a fun night for all!

Click here to sign up to volunteer.

Questions? Contact the Sweetheart Dance committee - Rebecca Hasiotis, Eva Elinskas, Livia Gillespie, or Marcia Lyman

Reflections Art Competition - deadline is Friday!

There are only a few days left for students to complete their videos, photos, dances or art pieces for the Reflections Art Competition. Entries must be submitted by Friday!

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! 

For more info on how to submit your child's entry, contact Kelly Vogel.

Volunteer to join the judging panel

Any parents interested in helping select the OHS finalists can also email Kelly Vogel.

Score! January 20 is OHS night at the Islanders game

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 $28 and come with a free hat! A small portion of each ticket sale will benefit the PTA. Buy your tickets here:


While you're at the game, consider purchasing tickets to the 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit our OHS 5th grade activities!

Questions? Contact Melissa Miller

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

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