The OIS Tribune

March 2021 - Osceola Intermediate School

949 Education Avenue, Osceola, Wisconsin 54020

Julie Bender, Principal


World Class Education With A Small Town Feel

Safe - Respectful - Responsible

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A Message From Mrs. Bender

March is finally here! A month filled with LUCK! We only have 1 week remaining of our remote schedule for 3rd and 5th grade learners, and we feel SO lucky to welcome everyone back next week! With a smile, we will promote our eagerness to spread the joy of learning to all students IN PERSON on March 8th!

  • Reminder- ALL students will learn remotely on March 5th

As we continue to spread the joy of learning, TOGETHER we can spread the excitement of LUCK this month. Please continue to encourage your child(ren) to work hard and never give up!

"Luck is truly believing you are lucky!"

Julie Bender

OIS Principal

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Remote Learning Day

OIS Families and Students,

We have practiced remote learning a handful of times here at school- preparing and providing everyone the opportunity to get a feel for learning while at home. Please remember that this format is still new to all of us. Staff will continue to make changes as needed. Please continue reading below for important additional information.

Winter FUN Day at OIS!

Our February Winter Fun Day has been rescheduled for this month of March! The JOY of winter in Wisconsin is something to celebrate! We are going to spend a day playing, enjoying the outdoors and building everlasting relationships with kids!

  • March 19th- Trollhaugen (5th Grade)
  • March 19th- Outdoor activities and more (4th Grade)
  • March 19th- Outdoor FUN at the ARC (3rd Grade)

We look forward to spending this day with our students!

OIS Winter Book Fair - Rescheduled!

We are hosting our second student ONLY Book Fair here at OIS. The book fair will be open to 4th grade the week of March 1st-4th and the following week for 3rd & 5th grade March 8th-11th.

You can also order online! Click HERE and place your order.

Book Fair eWallet

Give your child a safe, cashless way to shop the in-school Book Fair, with contactless checkout. It's easy to create a free account and funds are available immediately. Plus, family and friends can now contribute, too!

  • Any unspent funds get returned. No fees. No cash- just easy to purchase books!
  • Click HERE to learn more!

Read to Feed at OIS

We will be raising money for Heifer International this year through a program called "Read to Feed." Students at OIS will be taking part in this program during the month of March. The money will be donated to empty bowls in May.

For more information and to donate online, please click HERE.

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Summer School - June 2021

More information will be sent home with your child on March 4th!

  • NEW this year- registration can be completed via paper or ONLINE!
  • All information will be sent out on March 4th!

The dates of summer school 2021 are set for June 7th-30th! We look forward to a great summer of engaging learning and fun!

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Remote Learning for Students in Quarantine

Our goal is to ensure all students stay on pace and are provided the best possible experience regardless of what environment they are in. OIS teachers are dedicated to your child regardless if they are here in person or at home (learning remotely because that is what works best for your family at this time OR in quarantine).

If your child needs to be in quarantine, please contact the OIS office as soon as possible so we can get them set-up in the correct Schoology course. Please click on the link below for further information.

Student Expectations and Guidelines

  • The remote schedule will be in your child’s Schoology course.

We look forward to this learning opportunity and hope you find it valuable!

The March Family Challenge

The March family challenge is to complete a random act of kindness as a family!

By submitting this form your child will be entered to win this month's prize, which is a gift card to Thiel’s American Pie! Forms are due by March 22nd!

Fill out the form HERE!

Teacher Requests

It is our priority to ensure students at OIS receive the BEST education possible both academically and socially, and classroom placement plays a huge role in this process. Please click below to fill out a teacher request form (no paper copies will be provided).

Please note that we will do our best to honor requests, but priority will be given to creating equitable, balanced class lists. Please make sure all requests are submitted by the deadline of March 31, 2021.

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Gavin Doyle - 3rd Grade

Nominated by Ms. Piggot: Gavin is always happy. He will volunteer to help even when other students do not want to help. He impresses me with his kindness to peers in both words and actions. Encouraging others to do their best is another strength of Gavin's. He puts forth effort on all tasks and tries his best. He enjoys talking about his family and hockey. All of these qualities make Gavin a great SOM!

Ethan Corder - 4th Grade

Nominated by Mrs. Stephenson: Ethan is a fine young man: he is kind to others, he works hard every day, he is respectful to adults, he advocates for himself, and he has a fun sense of humor. Although often quiet, he is fun to talk to; we've had great conversations about many topics, including growing strawberries and tomatoes, camping, and the Packers. He has a fabulous vocabulary. He's not afraid to let me know how I can do things in a more efficient way and he's typically correct. Overall, Ethan is one of those students that I look forward to seeing every day and he puts a smile on my face with every conversation that we have.

Lana Greene - 5th Grade

Nominated by Mrs. Bauer: Lana is a super student with a fun, creative side. She works hard in ELA and especially has a talent for writing. Lana thinks up interesting story plots and includes all the best details. She is also the kind of kid you would want in your group for any project. She is responsible, respectful and a team player!

2020-2021 School Compact

2020-21 Osceola Elementary and Intermediate School Compact

We know that students learn best when everyone works together to encourage learning!

  • To read the full compact, please click HERE

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School Board Meeting

The community is always welcome to attend our School Board Meetings. Below are scheduled meetings in March:

  • Wednesday, March 10th - 6:30 PM
  • OHS Auditorium
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2021-2022 School Calendar

The 2021-2022 school calendar was approved by the Board of Education. You can find the calendar on the district webpage for vacation planning or please click below:

2021-2022 School Calendar

March Calendar

  • March 1st-4th - 3rd & 5th grade are remote
  • March 5th - Remote Learning Day/In-Service
  • March 5th - Trimester 2 ends
  • March 9th - Report cards go home
  • March 14th - Daylight savings time begins
  • March 15th-18th - Wellness Week
  • March 19th - Outdoor Fun Day for all grade levels
  • March 29th - April 2nd - No School - Spring Break
Home & School Connection

Click HERE for the March edition of Home & School Connection!!

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State testing is approaching...

The Forward Exam is designed to gauge how well students are doing in relation to the Wisconsin Academic Standards. These standards outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be ready for graduation and so on. In order to meet the state and federal reporting and accountability requirements, all 3 - 5 grade students will complete the exam.

  • We are currently working on the OIS exam schedule- we need to complete the test during the required testing window, but also ensure students will not burn out or experience testing fatigue.
  • We will be administering the Forward Exam in April
March Lunch Menu

Click the button to download or print the lunch menu!

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Osceola Intermediate School

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. We are STRONGER together!