Ohlone Family Connection
May 14, 2022
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. It is also Mental Health Awareness month. I have included some resources for you to explore as a family below as we celebrate our AAPI community and attend to the mental health of our students and ourselves.
There have been a ton of fabulous events these past two weeks! Please enjoy the pictures from our Spring Fling, Tree Planting, School Lunch Hero Cape Day, May the 4th Be With You, and Surprise Staff vs. Kids Kickball Game. So much fun :).
This Wednesday, we are celebrating our very own Elbra Beitsayad, Siew Kye Ong, and Jay Gluckman at the PTAC Honorary Service Award Evening for their incredible PTA work for our Ohlone students, families and staff. Well-deserved recognition!
I look forward to seeing everyone next week!
Spring Fling and Festival!
Coming Up Next Week
Monday, May 16
6:30-8:00 - Incoming Kinder Buddy Night (Zoom)
Tuesday, May 17
2:30-3:15 - Farmers' Market
Wednesday, May 18
Lunch - Student Council Meeting (Both Terms)
5:30-7:00 - PTAC Honorary Service Award Evening @ Paly MAC
7:00-8:00 - Health & Wellness Career Fair
Friday, May 20
Cluster 2 Games Day
8:30-9:30 - PTA General Meeting & Board Elections
Saturday, May 21
9:00-1:00 - Farm Work Day
On the Horizon
5/23 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8:30-10:00
5/23 - Site Council Meeting, 3:00-4:30
5/23 - PTA Volunteer Appreciation Evening, 6:00-8:00
5/24 - PAUSD Board Meeting, 6:30
5/25 - Ohlone Playdate, 4:00
5/26 - Farm Volunteers & ML Appreciation Party, 5:00-7:00
5/30 - Memorial Day Holiday, No school
6/1 - 5th Grade Promotion, 10:00
6/2 - Last Day of School
6/2 - 5th Grade vs. Staff Softball Game
6/2 - Farm Closing Ceremony
Breakfast Party on the Farm - Thank you, Sherry Family!
Tree Planting - Thank you, 5th Grade Class of 2020-21!
School Lunch Hero Day for Tish
Surprise Staff vs. Students Kickball Game
May the 4th Be With You
May 21 - Last Farm Work Day 9:00-1:00
No experience necessary! Sign up for any amount of time you can give. We need 40+ parents to help. Sign up here!
Staff and students are interested in creating a new mascot or breathing new life into the apple. If you have an idea you would like to share, please complete the Google form below by Tuesday, 5/17.
Student Council will be discussing ideas received from students, staff, and parents at our Wednesday meeting. We are asking all submissions to include the meaning behind the mascot suggestion as it relates to Ohlone. Thank you!
Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Resources
Please visit these AAPI resources to explore with your family:
Middle School Shout Out
They Called Us Enemy was piloted by approximately 800 eighth-graders at Fletcher, Greene, and JLS Middle Schools. A post piloting survey showed 85% of students thought the book was good, very good, or excellent. It was chosen by the committee because it represented a new historical perspective for students and increased access to all reading levels.
The Supplemental List for 8th grade is also exciting! Take a peek :):