The Hoot Owl

MARCH

NOTES FOR THE MONTH:

Spring Break is one week away. We hope that you have a relaxing time off making memories with your child. While you are away, we ask that you read with your child so that they continue to improve their reading skills. Ask them questions relating to the books they are reading such as: "Who is the main character?" "What are some things you know about that character?" "What is the problem in the story?" etc...


First grade program is Thursday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. for parents.


Spring Break is March 9-13


If you need to pick up your child early from school, you must be at the school no later than 2:45 p.m. We will not pull a child to leave until you arrive. Emergency transportation changes can be taken by phone until 2:30 p.m. Daily changes need to be done using a note sent to the teacher.


Medications must be hand delivered and signed in to the nurse. Do not send medication to the nurse via your child.

PTO CHOCOLATE SALES

Chocolate sales are well under way. We still have about 200 boxes of chocolate left to sell so if you can sale a box, please send in the permission slip and let's get this chocolate sold!


If you have a box or two of chocolate, please remember to send in the money by Thursday, March 5. Opened boxes of chocolate may not be returned. It must be paid for.


Our goal this year was to sell 510 boxes and if we sell them all, we stand to earn over $10,000. This will complete our goal to get our outdoor classroom and 2 gaga pits for the playground.


Thank you for helping PTO with this fundraiser by selling or buying chocolates.

Transportation

MORNING

*Parents are encouraged to go through the car rider line instead of parking and walking students in. If you choose to park, you must walk them to the door. The parking lot is not a drop off location.

*Remember that you are in a school zone in our driveway and therefore, it is against the law to be on your cell phone. Take this time to wish your child a good day.

*If you arrive and there is already a line formed, but a space between cars, please do not cut into that space. Typically spaces are left for parking spaces or the back parking lot access.


AFTERNOON

*To enter the car rider line from the feeder road, you need to go to Oak Ridge School Road, turn right and enter that direction.

*Parents may not park and walk up to get their child. You must remain in the car rider line in order to pick up your child.

*Again, remember this is a school zone and cell phone use is prohibited.

*If you arrive and there is already a line formed, but a space between cars, please do not cut into that space. Typically spaces are left for parking spaces or the back parking lot access.

ATTENDANCE STATISTICS:

Attendance GOAL Percentage for Year - 97.0%

Attendance as of January 27 - 96.%

Total Tardies for the Year -

YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW!

Information has been sent home about ordering yearbooks. The cost of the yearbook is $26.00. You can place your order at www.jostensyearbooks.com. The current offer is good until April 24, 2020. After the April 24 deadline, pre-ordering will be cut off and the only option to purchase will be the few extras that are ordered.


We have had a lower number of pre-sales for yearbooks so we are will be backing off the total number of yearbooks we purchase. If you want to ensure that your child gets a yearbook, please make sure and place an order before the deadline of April 24.

PARENT SUGGESTION BOX

Below is a link to an online "parent suggestion box." These will be looked at every week or on an as needed basis. If you have anything you would like to compliment our school on or any specific concerns you think need to be addressed, please feel free to complete the form at the link. It is an anonymous form with an option for you to register your name. If you do not give a name or email address, you will not hear a follow up as we will not know who to contact. However, the concerns will be addressed in the appropriate committee meetings.

SAFETY IS A PRIORITY

If you have any tips about safety and security that need to be reported to the CISD Police Department, they have two options to use are anonymous reporting tools. Please help us stay safe by reporting any concerns you might hear.


Remember ALL visitors must enter through the front office and have an ID for check-in.

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VOLUNTEERING

Each year, in order to volunteer at ORE, parents and other family members must complete a volunteer application with the district. Please take time to complete that using the link below.

DATES TO KNOW:

MARCH

5 - First grade program at 2:00 p.m.

6 - Early Release for end of third nine weeks

9-13 - Spring Break

16 - Return from Spring Break

17 - St. Patrick's Day

19 - First grade field trip to Old MacDonald Farm

30 - PK field trip to Montgomery County Fair


APRIL

1 - Kindergarten Graduation Pictures

7 - STAAR Writing for fourth grade

10 - School holiday

20 - 24 - Spring Book Fair

23 - ExplOREtorium Night