Monday Memo

November 30, 2015

Welcome Back and Happy Monday to Ya!

Dates to Note:

Monday, November 30:
  • Final session for Yearbook Club
  • Basketball Game @ Fremont Middle School 5:00/6:00

Wednesday, December 2:

  • Final session for Pay It Forward Club
  • Basketball Practice

Thursday, December 3:

  • Final session of Chess Club

Raffle Tickets for Sale!

Not sure what we are raffling? Well here is the scoop.

Gift Card for Kalahari or Great Wolf Lodge: $1,200 gift card to winner's choice (Kalahari or Great Wolf Lodge) and $300 cash for the trip. Winner needs to notify school of choice on or before May 6, 2016.

Fort Wayne Family Fun Basket: Basket valued at $800. Fort Wayne fun that includes Fort Wayne Zoo membership, Science Central, Sky Zone, Crazy Pinz, and a variety of other family activities and dining options.

$300 Lunch Credit at Oak Farm for 2016-2017: $300 credit will be applied to your family's account at Oak Farm School. Credit is available for 2016-2017 school year.

Three entries will be drawn at Earth Fest on April 22, 2016 and you don't need to be present to win. Tickets are $10.00 or 6 for $50.00.

This would make a great stocking stuffer for any Oak Farm parent!

Moments with Macy.......

After School Clubs
We want to have another round of clubs available starting the week of Feb. 1 and running for 6 weeks. If you are interested in hosting a camp once a week, PLEASE contact Macy ASAP! She will need to know: Age of clubers, number of clubers (max is 8), day preference, and theme/topic. Then compensation is $200 for each club runs. If you know of a parent or outside community member that may enjoy hosting a club, please have them contact Macy.

Summer Camp
We are in the mist of planning the 2016 camp programs, Let Macy know by December 16 (Wednesday) if you are interested in leading or assisting with a camp. There is monetary compensation.
Macy needs by December 16:
  1. Age of campers
  2. Max number of campers
  3. Week Preference: June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25
  4. Full Day: 8:30 - 3:30 or Half Day: 8:30 - 12:00
  5. Theme for the camp or rough idea of how time will be spent


Classroom Projects for the Gala

The deadline is coming close...these items need to be done by Friday December 18!

As your classroom finishes these items, please place them in the Victorian Farmhouse Meeting room (aka: basement) - on one of the tables. This space can still be used for laminating, however large meetings cannot take place here from now through February 29.

Yearbook Club needs Pictures
Please continue to share pictures with Macy, Nan, or Kelly so we are able to save your classroom pictures on the school's photo drive, which then allows us to use them for yearbook, social media post and other projects. If you want to help setting up a folder on you Google Drive where these are stored and easily shared with others, please e-mail Macy.

A Second with Sarah.....

DECEMBER PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS:

December holds pay periods free of deductions! You will notice this on the December 3rd and December 17th pay dates. This applies to all those who have payroll deductions for health insurance premiums along with voluntary dental, life and AD&D premiums. The deductions resume on the pay date of December 31st. Enjoy this little extra cash for the holiday season!


END OF YEAR PAYROLL ITEMS:

Please notify Sarah S-C if you have had a change of address during the 2015 calendar year. This will ensure residence information may be updated for tax purposes. Also, if you would like to make any other payroll changes, such as number of exemptions, to begin in January now is the time to do so. Please see Sarah S-C.


POSITIVE DISCIPLINE CERTIFICATES:

As a reminder please print a copy of your Positive Discipline certificate and turn in to Sarah S-C on or before Friday, December 4th. If you did not receive an email which included a certificate attached, please check your spam folder first. If you still do not see that you received it, please notify Sarah S-C immediately.

Megan's Minutes

NEW Head Injury Procedures

If a child experiences ANY injury to the head while at school, please be sure to follow the below procedures, especially PROMPT and thorough communication with parents. Please see your mailbox and the three attachments for more detailed information.


Definition

A head injury is any trauma that leads to injury of the scalp, skull, or brain. These injuries can range from a minor bump to a devastating brain injury.

Injury Occurs at School – Procedures

· If a student sustains a head injury of any kind, ask the student or witnesses of the incident about—

o Any kind of forceful blow to the head or to the body that resulted in rapid movement of the head

o Any change in the student’s behavior, thinking, or physical functioning.

· If a student sustains a head injury during an athletic game, the student should be removed from the game immediately.

· Observe the student for signs and symptoms of concussion for a minimum of 30 minutes.

· Complete the Concussion Signs and Symptoms Checklist and monitor the student consistently during the observation period.

· Do NOT leave the student alone.

· Notify the student’s parents or guardians about the incident.

o If signs or symptoms are present, notify the parent or guardian and refer the student to a health care profession right away.

o If signs or symptoms are not present, the student can stay at school but should not return to sports, physical education class, or recreational activities on the day of the injury.

· Send, email, or fax a copy of the Concussion Signs and Symptoms Checklist to the parents or guardians that can be given to a health care professional if needed.

· Remind parent or guardian to continue to monitor the student for signs and symptoms of concussion.

December Birthdays:

12/10: Bonnie Fortune

12/11: Elizabeth Green

12/18: Megan O'Sullivan

12/25: Abby Minich

12/28: Suzy Ulmer

12/30: Tracy Reincke

A side Note...

If there is anything you wish to put in the Monday Memo, please feel free to e-mail me at nmeyer@oakfarmschool.com. Thanks!