March 8-March 12
March 8 Parent Information Event for Return to School via Zoom In Spanish at 5:00pm & 7:00pm in English
March 9 Parent Surveys Due by noon
March 10 School Site Council at 4:15pm
March 11 PTO Meeting via Zoom at 7:30pm
March 18 & March 19 School Picture Day at Mickinley School from 1-5
March 18 & March 19 Asynchronous Instruction all-day - Teachers Prepare classrooms for onsite instruction
March 15 During the week I will share Return to School plan and schedules
March 15-19 Parent-Teacher Conferences-All synchronous instruction ends by 12 pm this week
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
March 23 Early release day at 11:30 am for teacher professional development
March 29-April 2 Spring Break -no school
Return to School Plans at Orion
If you have not yet completed the survey, please complete it by TUESDAY, MARCH 9 by 12 noon.
You only need to complete it once.
ORION PARENT PARTICIPATION FORM:
MANDARIN IMMERSION FORM:
For families choosing to return to campus, actual in-class instruction begins on Thurs, April 8.
The week of March 22, students returning to campus will participate in an hour-long health and safety orientation and campus tour. The schedule will be shared soon.
I know this change in programming at this time of year is extremely disruptive to families. We will do our best, based on the results of the surveys to keep students with their homeroom teachers if possible.
I have received many emails from families sharing their experiences over the past year. While Distance Learning has been difficult for everyone, I appreciate hearing the overall support and care our community has for our teachers and staff.
Parent volunteers can become paid yard duty, contact email@example.com
We will need your support at drop-off and pick-up times, help direct traffic, provide extra crossing guards, do temperature checks, help supervise during recess, and more!
Parents who sign up to become a district yard duty will participate in regular bi-weekly COVID 19 testing on site with Curative..
Orion School Picture Days March 18 and March 19 from 1-5 at McKinley School
Date: March 18 and March 19
Location: 400 Duane Street, RWC 94062
The link to the Sign Up Genius is: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48a9af28a2fbc16-orion
The link for parents to place an order is: http://lmsep.com/
Bilingual flyer attached.
Last week we launched our multicultural study of Kenya!! We had a fantastic assembly introducing Kenya and the students voted to adopt 3 infant elephants through The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Our weekly assemblies will continue to focus on Kenya and there will project and additional resources and links for kids to access. This Wednesday we will have a special guest from Kenya visiting our assembly!
Here are the slides for last week’s assembly
Our first all-school art project is to create our school Kenya banner which will include the Maasai Mara sunset and a safari animal. We hope all students will participate in this project and we will hang the banner at school. Please turn in your students' art to the school during the next distribution pick-up and have them take a picture of their art and post it to their classroom.
Here is the video with instructions for the Kenya Banner Art project.
We have a website where we are organizing all of the resources for families. Check-in out!
Parent Forum to Address Questions for Return to School Survey
Monday, March 8th, 7pm
This is an online event.
Families from both programs are welcome to attend.
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A Spanish Language Event is scheduled for Monday, Marc 8 at 5:00pm
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PTO FUNDRAISING UPDATE
Paypal Link: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2207235
Please make sure you have participated in our Direct Drive, we continue to strive towards our annual goal of $97K and we are about halfway there. If we are not able to meet the goal we will have to cut key services such as supplies for teachers, virtual field trips, Art, Soul Shoppe and Library. Please donate what you can, we ask each family to contribute $500 if they are able.
A reminder that the PTO funds
Supplies for Teachers
Virtual Field Trips
Training for teachers
K/1 Book request form: Please sign up here and Librarian Cristina will pack some books for your student.
Bibliocarro request: If you would like books delivered please sign up here
Any questions or issues relating to BiblioCarro, please email Krissie Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What did you do this month? The yearbook will be comprised of pictures we send Renee of this unforgettable year. School at home is still school. Send us pictures of you and your kids and pod did this month! email@example.com
Starship Meeting update This week we have our monthly Starship PTO meeting. Please remember that all parents, teachers and staff are members of Starship. All parents are encouraged to attend, please join us! Priorities this month include
Returning to campus
Spring Fundraising. Zoom Link and 3/11 PTO Agenda
Topic: Orion Starship PTO Meeting
Time: Mar 11, 2021 07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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School Site Council this week-all welcome to attend
Wednesday, March 10th, 4:15-5:15pm
This is an online event.
Free Meals to Every Child is RCSD until 18
Also check out the school calendar for this school year.