Oak Farm Montessori School

Community Memo - October 16, 2016

REMINDER: NO SCHOOL MONDAY!

Dates to Note:

Monday, October 17: SCHOOL CLOSED - fall break

Tuesday, October 18: Deadline for Small Hands Orders

Deadline for After School Clubs sign up

MUSIC 101: Parents invited to join clubbers last 10 minutes of class

Thursday, October 20: LAST DAY TO ORDER NOVEMBER LUNCHES!

Monday, October 24: Discovering Me Program 9 - 10:30am

Falcons Basketball practice begins

Thursday, October 27: SCHOOL CLOSED - conferences

Friday, October 28: SCHOOL CLOSED - conferences


REMEMBER - THURSDAY is the LAST DAY TO ORDER NOVEMBER LUNCHES!

Order here: http://www.orderlunches.com/

Small Hands Orders - DUE TUESDAY!

Pick out a few stocking stuffers for your kids, and grab a few gifts for your nieces and nephews.

After School Clubs

Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, Oct 18th. Please email Nicole Lowe at nlowe@oakfarmschool.com to secure your spot!

A printable form may be found here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwlFep220jniVTdyeHZ2Y0pKVms/view?usp=sharing


The clubs that will be offered are:

Monday: Parent/Child Yoga (Primary) & Chess (K's and LE)

Tuesday: Music 102 (Primary) & Baking with Jill (FULL)

Wednesday: ATA Tigers (Primary) & Drama (3rd, UE & MS)

Thursday: Crafternoon (LE, UE and MS) & Baking (FULL)

Friday: Karate for Kids (LE and UE) *returning students only


Clubs will run for 7 weeks - starting the week of October 31st.

Cost for each club varies-Fees will appear on your next invoice, except ATA & Karate

We must have a minimum of 8 students in each club.

NO clubs the week of Thanksgiving Break

MUSIC 101: Parents are invited to join clubbers for last 10 minutes of class this week!

Reading is Fundamental!

Scholastic flyers were sent home last week and hopefully your children are circling all the books on their wish list! Alex Meyer, our Library Specialist, wants to make sure everyone knows how to place their orders on line as we no longer accept paper forms. Follow the simple steps below and start building your child's library today while enriching the students of Oak Farm at the same time. Please feel free to email the library with any questions you may have to ameyer@oakfarmschool.com.


Online instructions:

1. Please go to the following link: https://clubs2.scholastic.com/.
2. If this is your first time ordering, locate the option on the far right of the page that says First Time Here? PARENTS.
3. Click on the link that reads Connect To Your Teacher.
4. Enter the
5. Class Activation Code: PHDFZ.
6. Click the orange Connect.
7. The teacher will read “Ms. Meyer” (unfortunately Scholastic does not offer a first name option) as this goes through the library. Do not try to find your child’s teacher.
8. You may log in or create an account this time.
9. Select the books you would like to order and send your order by midnight of the due date.

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Oak Farm Connects

Stay n Play is this Friday, Oct 21 after school. Pack your family a snack and play in the woods or explore the music garden. This event will offer families some time to chat and relax in a great environment that the kids are familiar with. No RSVP needed.

Box Tops Alert!

Thank you Kristine Landrum for volunteering to be the new Box Tops Coordinator! Please make sure you have your child bring their Box Tops to school by Friday so our volunteers can help cut, count, and sort. Check those cabinets, check your grandmother's cabinet, and see if you spy any at school! Those little pink squares add up quickly.

Parent Teacher Conferences - Oct 27 & 28

All School Conferences will be held on:


  • Thursday are being held 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • Friday are being held 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.


REMEMBER you must reserve your spot online:

www.myconferencetime.com/oakfarmschool


Please contact Aleena Knepper for assistance at aknepper@oakfarmschool.com

LET'S FEED THE TEACHERS!

Parent Teacher conferences are only two weeks away and we still have many spots open to sign up for parents to bring in lunches or snacks to keep the teachers energy and spirits high! You should have received an email from SignUp Genius last week detailing instructions and quick link to the sign up page. Please make sure emails from this site are not heading to your trash folder as we will be utilizing their services throughout the year. You can visit the sign up sheet here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4baaa928a0f49-feed/

Calling ALL Basketball Players !

Basketball Players!

Ready to pass, shoot and score? If you are a boy in the 5th through 8th grade, please let Donna Wolfe know at dwolfe@oakfarmschool.com that you are interested in joining the team. Our season is October 24th through December 15th. If transportation to practices is an issue, please let us know as we have carpooling options available! See full details here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwlFep220jniRWx2THZrVWw2MFk

Falcon Nation - Athletic News & Reviews

Hello Falcon Nation!!

Soccer:

Soccer finished their season on a strong note beating Central Noble last Monday night and fought a tough battle again Fort Wayne Fusion on Tuesday. Great Job Everyone!

The Falcon's soccer record moves to 5-4.

We ended the year with a family pizza party to celebrate a great season of soccer!!

I want to thank all the players for their hard work this season!! I also want to thank all the parents and staff for all the support and volunteer help with this program.

If you have some pictures from this year, could you please send them to Nikole Albright at nalbright@oakfarmschool.com for her newsletter. Thank you!


Cross Country:

The Falcon Cross Country team traveled to Lakewood Park last Monday night. Allison Burton ran a 15:00 followed by Kaitlin Traylor with a 16:30. Max Stuckey ran a 15:50 with Grant Lake coming in next with a 16:49. Great job runners!

The runners then traveled to the Cardegle CC meet at Shoaff Park. The Falcons ran hard and finished strong to end their season! Be proud!

The team met at 800 Degrees Pizza for a small celebration of all the hard work throughout the season.

Once again, I want to give a thank you to all the runners for all their hard work this season!! I also want to thank all the parents and staff for their support and volunteer help with the program.


Upcoming Oak Farm Athletics:

Remember to email me if your son is interested in playing basketball this winter. I will be sending out forms next week to all that have contacted me with interest in playing.


Community Activities:

Cole Center Family YMCA Youth Boys Basketball Sign Up:https://ops1.operations.daxko.com/Online/2055/Programs/Search.mvc

Monday Meet up at Moose Lake in Laotto!

Are you looking for a way to connect with other Oak Farm parents? Tricia Weiss, out music teacher, would like to meet monthly for good food, great company and conversation! Join her Monday, October 24th for lunch at noon at the Moose Lake Village in Laotto. Check out their site for directions and menu! http://mooselakechristiancraftvillage.com/cafe-moose.html

Reduce clutter - Drop off newspapers & magazines to us!

The Art Department needs your help. As our study of current events continues, we need a collection of current magazines and newspapers. A weekly or monthly drop of your printed news would help us so much. The drop off site will be at the Vic House. Pop culture and entertainment news counts too!

Grant a Wish

Remember you still have time to "Grant A Wish" at Parent Teacher Conferences next week. Educational items for your child's classroom, PE, Art, Music and more will be available for purchase at your P/T conference waiting area. Instructions will be at each table and items can be purchased with cash, check or December invoicing. Any questions or to "Grant A Wish" before P/T conferences may be directed to Nicole Lowe. at nlowe@oakfarmschool.com

Growing the Greenhouse

Construction began last week for the new greenhouse at the Middle School. Students will be helping once the walls are ready to go up. Soon we will have plants AND students Growing Tall!

Volunteer Needs

1. WWWW this week in the Vic House basement!

2. We are looking for a person willing to help put together a toddler size quilt for the Gala. The Infant and Toddler classes will have the material pieces in the next few weeks to start the quilt. Please contact Abby Miller (abbylynnmiller@yahoo.com) if you or a grandparent can help!

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It's always a beautiful day at Oak Farm