The Orion/Mandarin Gazette

Feb 24-28

School Calendar

February 2020

Feb 25-28 Book Fair in the library

Feb 24 8:15am School wide assembly #2 Grades 1-5 Introduce Core Value - Courage

Feb 26 7:00pm RCSD School Board Meeting-Agenda Item: Basic Aide Funding Model

Feb 27 Soul Shoppe special workshop "Free to Be" teaching students to self advocate

Feb 27 1:45-3:00 School Site Council


Mar 2 Dr. Seuss Birthday - Campus wide reading celebration

Mar 5 7:00pm Starship PTO

Mar 7 2:00-4:00pm Julia Robinson Math Games in the cafeteria

Mar 9-Mar 13 Early dismissal all week at 1:30 for parent-teacher conferences:kinder at 1:00

Mar 21 School wide auction - Orion Alternative and Mandarin Immersion - proceeds support all students at school

Mar 27 School Spirit to Celebrate Month of Courage "Be a Superhero-Dress like a Superhero"

Scholastic Book Fair Feb 24-28 in the school library

2/24 MON: 12:00 - 1:00

SPECIAL EVENT!! Join us before school on Tuesday (2/25) for Treats & Coffee. Muffins/ cookies/coffee served while supplies last!

TUES: 7:30 - 8:30 11:30 - 1:00 2:00 - 3:30

WED: 11:30 - 1:00 2:00 - 3:30

THURS: 7:30 - 8:30 11:30 - 1:00 1:00 - 2:30

FRI: 11:30 - 1:00 2:00 - 3:30

Student Lead Portfolio Conferences for Orion Alternative Students

One of the many unique educational elements of the Orion Alternative model is the student lead conferences during the Spring. Students in Orion Alternative classes will lead the conference by showcasing some of their work this second trimester that demonstrates and celebrates growth in their own educational goals, creativity and reflection. Students are expected to attend and lead the conference with their parents. Over the next two weeks they will practice with their peers and reading buddies presentation and public speaking skills. This builds self confidence, trust, and highlights for each student their personal strengths and goals. Teachers will dedicate the last 5 minutes of the conference to share the report card and discuss the results with parents and answer any questions.

The Starship Corner - The Parent Teacher Organization

Starship Corner: Every parent, teacher and staff member is a part of Starship! Questions or ideas: email Here are a few highlights for this week.