Originally delivered on 1/29/2024 6:00 am

SUBJECT: OHS Weekly Flash | February highlights - Sweetheart Dance, Souper Bowl, Love Local

Weekly Flash

January 29, 2024


  • Updates from Principal Hudspeth
  • Sweetheart Dance Saturday - last day for tickets, dance details
  • Love Local - share what you love about Fairfield
  • Souper Bowl food drive February 8
  • PTA Meeting Friday
  • Reflections Competition - announcing winners soon, chairperson needed for next year
  • OHS day at Fairfield U basketball game February 25
This Week
  • Monday January 29 - Last day to buy Sweetheart Dance tickets
  • Thursday February 3 - 4th Grade Orchestra Concert
  • Friday February 2 - PTA meeting @9:30am in the APR
  • Saturday February 3 - Sweetheart Dance @4:30 & 7:15 in the APR
Looking Ahead
  • February 8 - Souper Bowl food drive
  • February 13 - Early Dismissal @1:40pm
  • February 16-19 - NO SCHOOL
  • February 23 - Spirit Day
  • February 25 - OHS Day at FFU Game, 2pm

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Dear OHS Families,


As we move into February at the end of this week, we also arrive at our 100th day of school, a milestone of great celebration in our younger grades.  It is somehow fitting that our 100th Day of School falls on Groundhog Day this year.  Just as Punxsutawney Phil looks ahead to predict the changing seasons, our students have also been on an incredible journey of growth and learning over the past 100 days. It's a wonderful opportunity for us to reflect on the progress they've made and celebrate the accomplishments they've achieved so far.


Concert Appreciation

This past week we had a dazzling fifth grade winter concert featuring our fifth grade orchestra and chorus, with accompaniment of piano, guitar, and percussion.  It was a wonderful night to celebrate the musical learning that has been taking place this year in fifth grade. 

This coming Thursday, our fourth grade orchestra takes the stage for the first time.  This is an exciting first performance for first-year instrumentalists. 

Big thanks to our music teacher and choral director, Mrs. Haskitt, and our orchestra teacher, Mrs. Trombley, for all the effort they have put into developing our students’ interests and skills in music this year.  Also thanks to our accompanists, Mrs. Bettke and Mr. Haskitt.


Sweetheart Dance

This coming Saturday, 2/3, is the second annual Sweetheart Dance.  Big thanks to Rebecca Hasiotis, Marcia Lyman, Livia Gillespie, Eva Elinskas and all the volunteers who are working and will be working to make this night special.  I am looking forward to this special night.


Have a great start to February,


Sweetheart Dance - Everything You'll Need to Know!

Last day for tickets!

Last call! Today is the last day to buy your tickets for the Sweetheart Dance - click here to purchase.

Volunteers needed

If your child is taking another special adult to the dance - join the fun and volunteer! We are in need of helpers to staff our food, craft and game stations and to assist with set up and clean up.  Volunteers get an extra photo booth voucher!

Click here to sign up to volunteer!

Know Before you Go! Dance Details

  • There's no dress code, but kids and parents should dress to impress!
  • There will be a coat check - more streamlined this year
  • If you purchased a corsage or boutonniere, they'll be ready for you to pick up at the dance
  • Each couples ticket comes with a voucher for the photo booth. The voucher allows you to jump ahead of those who are waiting to take additional photos.
    • Volunteers get an extra photo voucher when they check in!
  • For food and drink this year we'll have a dessert and hot chocolate bar, and a water station
  • If you're escorting a 5th grader make sure you stay for the last dance - we'll have a special moment for 5th graders and their special adult!

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

Show your Town Pride with Love Local Fairfield

Here's a chance for the OHS community to show some love to our town! 

This week your child will be sent home with a heart template. The kids can decorate their heart with words or pictures representing what they love about Fairfield.  Put your name, teacher and school on the back of the heart, cut it out and return it to school by February 6. The hearts will be displayed in the windows of local businesses all around town during the month of February!

The Love Local initiative is sponsored by the Town of Fairfield.

Souper Bowl Can Drive February 8

Chiefs or 49ers? Root for your favorite team while helping your community at our Souper Bowl canned food drive Thursday, February 8! 

During morning arrival we'll have cars in the parking lot decorated with football gear.  Place your donated items in the bin of the team you think will win the big game.  We'll tally up the donations and Mr. H will announce the winning team that day! NEW this year is a donation box for anyone "just here for the half time show"!

Donations will benefit the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.  They are appreciative of anything you can give, but mentioned these items are in highest demand:

  • Canned fruit 
  • Jelly in plastic containers
  • Peanut butter
  • Tuna
  • Canned corn
  • Pasta

Questions? Contact Kate Quas and Lauren Wilke

PTA Meeting Friday morning

February's PTA meeting will be held this Friday, February 2 at 9:30am in the APR.  We'd love for you to join us!

Reflections Competition - winners coming soon!

Thank you to all of the PTA Reflections Competition Participants and to Kelly Vogel for spearheading this program!  In our inaugural year we received 20 entries in the categories of Visual Arts, Music Composition, and Literature.  We were blown away by each of the pieces submitted by our Osborn Hill students and can't wait to share them with our community!  Stay tuned for winners to be announced in the next week or two.

We are so excited to see what our creative kids come up with next year!  If you are interested in being the chairperson for this program in 2024-25 email info@ohspta.com and let us know!

OHS Day at the Fairfield U Basketball game - February 25

Have a ball with your fellow Otters just down the road at the Fairfield University Men's Basketball game on Sunday, February 25 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 plus tax and a portion of the proceeds benefits the PTA.

**Buy basketball tickets here**

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

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