Ohlone Family Connection

April 23, 2021

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Ohlone Staff Thanks You!

Oh, you spoil us! Thank you for the delicious burritos from Sancho's Taqueria. All of the flowers, chocolate, cupcakes, coffees, pictures, cards, kudoboards, and air hugs truly uplifted our spirits. The bucket-filling was endless and heartwarming. Your kindness is much appreciated. We are grateful to have incredibly supportive Ohlone families. Thank you!

There are a few things that are cropping up each week, so you may see the OFC a bit more frequently in this last stretch of the school year. I want to keep you in the know!

Earth Week was inspiring and students engaged in impactful activities and discussions. Please see the great work of our Green Team below.

I spent some time with Room 1 and Marieluise on the farm today. Sheep to sweater! The kids were able to feel, wash, brush, spin and weave. Fascinating!

I also want to thank our PTA for working so hard to keep our traditions alive. Spring Fling is just around the corner. Don't forget to have your child submit their video. They are due today :).

I hope this weekend brings you connection and happiness. I am looking forward to pool time and a picnic with both of my boys and husband. Oh, wait. Is it supposed to rain? Plan B: Finishing Crash Landing on You on Netflix. Can't wait!

I am looking forward to welcoming our last formerly hybrid classes back full-time next week. It is buzzing at Ohlone, both in-person and online! Have a beautiful weekend!


Ohlone Principal

On the April/May Horizon

4/26 - Farm Council - 12:30-2:00

4/26 - Site Council Meeting - 2:30-4:00

4/27 - Grades 3-5 CAASPP Testing

4/28 - Student Council Meeting - 3:00-3:45

4/28 - Core Values Committee (CVC) - 6:00-7:30pm

4/29 - Temple Grandin Author Visit - 8:45-9:30

4/30 - Ohlone Times - 12:00-12:30

5/2 - Spring Fling - 4:00pm

5/4 - Grades 3-5 CAASPP Testing

5/5 -Grades 3-5 CAASPP Testing

Spring Fling Videos Due Today!

Please submit videos today, April 23!

Ohlone’s annual talent show will be a YouTube Live Premier event, taking place on Sunday, May 2 at 4:00pm.

Students who want to participate in this show should create a video clip of their performance and submit it by Friday, April 23, using this Google form. Questions? Contact Alex Nakonechnyj at alexandre_nako@hotmail.com.

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Student Equity Challenge - Day 3

Day 3 Focus: Representation

Question for students: In the media you see - your books, movies, games and shows - do the characters represent you? How does that make you feel?

As part of the Student Equity Challenge next week, please read a story from an African American author to or with your child.n Please also feel free to explore the Equity Book List for other titles of interest!

2021-22 Enrollment Survey

If you haven’t done so, please fill out this enrollment survey by Monday, April 26th.

Please fill out one for each student in your household, including your rising 5th graders. These are challenging times, and we understand that plans are not set, or might change. Please fill out the survey anyway, there is an option to choose for everyone.

If you are unsure if you have already completed this form, please do so again. It’s easy to remove duplicates. We need to hear from everyone. Thanks!

The Ohlone Office Team

Puberty Talk Parent Info Night - 4/26

There is a parent information webinar on Monday, April 26th from 5:30-6:30pm. Please register here.

You may view a bilingual version (English/Spanish) of the student facing webinar materials at bit.ly/Bilingual-PT-Toolkit-Preview. If you have any questions, please contact Rosemarie Dowell at health@pausd.org.

Core Values Committee (CVC) - 4/28

Please join us for the first official meeting of the Core Values Committee (CVC) on Wednesday, April 28th, 6:00-7:30pm. Dawn, teachers from each grade level, and parents will get together to discuss the Ohlone Goals, and share some of our struggles and triumphs during this pandemic year. We'll have a chance to share in small groups and connect. Please join us!

Temple Grandin Author Visit on Thursday, April 29, 8:45-9:30

The big day is coming up! I can't wait!

Please consider ordering the book to continue to support free author visits. Click on the link below. Thank you!


Ohlone Book Fair

Ohlone Book Fair runs through Saturday, May 1.

We are excited that this year’s Ohlone Book Fair will be exclusively online and will run for 2 weeks (from Sunday, April 18th - May 1). As always, all purchases will benefit Ohlone and it is a wonderful way to build community and give the gift of reading to our children. OHLONE BOOK FAIR: SHOP HERE

May 12th Author Visit with Greg Pizzoli

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Earth Day in Room 7!

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Every day is Earth Day!

All month long, check out the Earth Week Activity Center for lots of fun eco-friendly activities kids can do. Click here: https://bit.ly/ewac2021

  • The Lamp adds to our padlet of Earth Week ideas. What are some ways you can think of that help the planet? What are some things you've made or done?
  • Click on the Bingo card to try out the different activities. If you get Bingo, send a picture of your card to promiserani@gmail.com - you'll win a special surprise.
  • Join the Green Team meeting on Friday, April 30th at 2:30pm to celebrate our successes. Check Schoology for the Zoom link.

PBL Affirmation!

How PBL Taps Into the Science of Learning and Development

Parent Resources

After School Care

Ohlone Kids Club now has extended hours and can offer care until 5:00pm. Please visit their website or call Danielle for more information.

Right at School also has openings for before and after school care. Check out their website!

Twinning on Crazy Anything Day!

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