OCS Newsletter

October 2022

Dear Families,

The weather this October has been incredible. I hope you have enjoyed lots of time outside. Our students love playing and learning outside. Please remember as the weather changes to send your child in with a heavy sweatshirt or jacket for those cool mornings and windy days.

As a school we are focusing on our core values of being safe, responsible, and respectful. We recognize those students who exhibit those qualities each month at our Wildcat Pride Assemblies. This month we will welcome back our school mascot, The Wildcat and even give him a name! We also have some sixth graders that have volunteered to become part of the OCS squad to enhance the spirit of our core values at our assemblies and throughout our school. We are thrilled to have this new club at our school.

Last week, we enjoyed fire prevention week. Students in grades preschool through 3rd grade visited the fire station and learned all about prevention. Ask your child what they learned!


Mrs. Fournier

Halloween Parade & Parties

We will celebrate Halloween on Monday, October 31st with the parade beginning at 2:15pm. We will start at the school and walk right into the downtown area. Families are welcome to watch on either side of Main Street. Parties will occur immediately after. Classroom teachers are currently sending home more information regarding parties and donations needed. If you are donating items please be sure to drop off in the main office before the start of the parade.


Attendance is crucial for student learning and we are always trying to find ways to increase student attendance. Beginning November 1st, Ossipee Central School will be using School Messenger to call parent/guardians' cell phones if their student is absent from school, only if the parent/guardian has not called the school to excuse their child by 11:00am. This new system will help OCS improve our attendance procedure for students in grades K-6, notifying parents and guardians quickly for reasons that impact the safety and academic performance of our students. If you have any questions please call the office.


The OCS preschool program is continuing to accept new enrollments for three year olds. If your child is three and you'd like to learn more about our preschool program please call the OCS office.

PTO News

Students were recently sent home with Meadow Farms Fundraising packets. This fundraiser will support the transportation costs for field trips this school year. You are welcome to use the paper order form or create an account online at http://www.meadowfarms.com/register and use group code 1032306. All orders are due November 1st. If you have any questions please email Carrie Dixon, cdixon@govwentworth.k12.nh.us.

The next PTO meeting is Thursday, November 3rd at 3:45pm in the OCS media center. The PTO is always accepting new members to incorporate new ideas and contribute to our OCS community.

OCC Santa Project Applications - Online

The 2022 Santa Project Application is online through the Ossipee Concerned Citizens website, http://www.concernedcitizensinc.com. Applications are due November 1st. If you would like a paper copy of the application or have any questions please call Ossipee Concerned Citizens at (603) 539-6851.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

This year parent teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 8th for a full day and the afternoon of Wednesday, November 9th, therefore there will be no school on the 8th and an early release on the 9th. Classroom teachers are currently sending home times for sign-ups. If you have any questions please call the office.

Important Dates

Trimester I Interims emailed home 10/28

Halloween Parade 10/31 2:15pm

PTO Meeting 11/3 3:45pm

No School 11/8 (Full day Parent/Teacher Conferences)

Early Release 11/9 dismissed at 1pm (Afternoon Parent/Teacher Conferences)

No School 11/11 observing Veteran's Day

Picture Re-takes 11/17

OCS Craft Fair 11/19 10-2pm

No School 11/23-11/25 Thanksgiving Recess