OSSB Panther Paws News

Monday - March 1, 2021



  • 1st - 2nd NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
  • 5th NO SCHOOL

Social Security Webinar for OSSB families March 2, 2021 - 6:30 pm

SSI Webinar Registration Information

Interested in learning more about the Social Security Administration, and specifically Supplemental Security Income? Please join us online or by phone - March 2nd at 6:30pm. Register here for the SSI webinar After you register for the webinar, you will be sent the Zoom/Call-in information. We hope you are able to join us!

OSSB Early Learning Center News

We finished our Ice Castle unit by talking about clothing and boots that one would wear in cold weather. We also did a science experiment to see what materials were waterproof on our picture of a boot. ~Mrs. Brinkman

Don't Forget Physical Fitness Fridays!

OSSB staff will be offering Fitness Fridays on Zoom. Each week, they will offer new and exciting exercise routines. To maximize the health benefits, full and active participation is a must. Be ready to sweat! The sessions will start at 9:30 am and run for approximately 45 minutes. Proper dress is required – tennis shoes and exercise clothes. You may want to keep a water bottle nearby during the activity. We encourage everyone to join!

Mrs. Henry, Ms. Gilliland, Mrs. Kallstrom, and Mr. Lee

Fitness Friday (join here)

OSSB Social Media

OSSB Parent Teacher Staff Foundation Facebook Page

Did you know that OSSB receives support from the OSSB PTSF, a non-profit Foundation? Find out more at www.ossbfoundation.org or click on this link.

Disclaimer: The following information is being provided for informational purposes only. Listed events are not sponsored or endorsed by the Ohio State School for the Blind. OSSB does not guarantee the veracity of the information or data provided at these events. In no way is OSSB instructing students and families to participate in the described events.

Resources and Workshops for Families

Free YouTube Concert, Matthew Whitaker - March 3rd at 8:00pm

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) in the Library of Congress will kick off its 90th-anniversary celebration with a free virtual concert by jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker.

Whitaker, who has been blind since birth, is an NLS patron who has garnered accolades across the jazz world. He won ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards for 2019 and 2020 and has been featured on stages worldwide and on TV shows, including Ellen and NBC’s Today. In a story on the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes, neuroscientists discussed how Whitaker’s brain is stimulated by music—so much so that his visual cortex lights up when he plays.

Like previous NLS concerts that featured José André in 2019 and Justin Kauflin in 2014, this event showcases NLS work in providing patrons with direct access to the world’s largest collection of braille, audio, and large print music materials.

Whitaker’s concert will be broadcast on the Library of Congress YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/libraryofcongress). An interview with Whitaker will be posted there at 8:00 a.m. (EST) on March 3. For more information, follow NLS on Facebook or the NLS Music Notes blog. Information courtesy of the Library of Congress Website

Helpful Resources on Guardianship and Estate Planning

Click here to order a copy of Guardianship in Ohio.

Click here to order a copy of Planning for Bright Tomorrows: Estate and Future Planning for Ohioans with Disabilities and Those Who Love Them

Central Ohio Transition Bootcamp - Ohio Family2Family

Transition Bootcamp sessions are intended to provide information on the transition from high school to adult life for youth with disabilities. Families, individuals with disabilities, educators, and other professionals are invited to attend these sessions at no charge.

Visit our website at www.ohiof2f.org to register or check for links on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OhioFamily2Family

Please contact: Lynne Fogel – Lynne.Fogel@cchmc.org or 513-814-9181

Location: **Due to COVID-19, our sessions will be presented online via Zoom

Time: Thursday evenings 7:00-8:30 pm

  • March 18, 2021 – Employment Panel – success stories!
  • April 22, 2021 – Lifelong Learning for Everyone

Planning support for Central Ohio Transition Bootcamp is provided by: Disability Rights Ohio, Franklin County Board of Developmental Disability, Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools, and The ARC of Ohio

To see information from past Transition Bootcamp webinars, please go to https://www.ohiof2f.org/columbus-transition-bootcamp-booster-sessions/

Background photos in the March newsletters will include photos taken during past NCASB swimming competitions and elementary swim meets. In this photo, OSSB graduates, Alex and Lalita help Little NC swimmer, Josh by tapping him with a tennis ball on a stick, before he reaches the pool end.