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September 21, 2020

Wednesday, 9/23, is an Early Release Date. Students will be dismissed at 12:30.

Important Upcoming Dates

Dear Families,

This week, there are some important dates to note.

This Wednesday is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 and buses will run 3 hours earlier than they usually do. Wednesday night is our first PTO meeting of the school year. Even though things are different this year, PTO can still use your help and they also have lots of good things to share. We hope you join us Wednesday night at 6:30. PTO will post a zoom link.

Next Monday, 9/28, there will be no school due to Yom Kippur.

The week of October 5th, we will be sending out a Change Request Survey for families wishing to change their Instructional Model for 2nd Quarter. The change will not take place until second quarter beginning on November 2nd.

This year, due to our present circumstances, we will not be having our traditional Halloween Parade. However, students are still encouraged to wear their costumes to school and enjoy a school based Halloween celebration. If families want to contribute treats, all food must be store bought and individually wrapped. Halloween is on a Saturday this year, so we will be celebrating on Friday, October 30th. This is also an Early Release Day.

Have a great week.

First SAC Meeting of the Year

This meeting will be held through Zoom. We will post the Zoom link in Parent Square prior to the meeting. For more information, click here.

No School on Monday, 9/28- Yom Kippur

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We hope to see you at our PTO meeting this Wednesday, 9/23, at 6:30 on Zoom.

Our Amazing PTO

Please see this message from PTO, regarding their new Staff Member of the Week program.

Also, in support of our Boosterthon’s Sports Theme, students can share a quick video telling us about their favorite sport. Students who wish to participate, should share their first name, grade, and their favorite sport. Students can wear their team uniform or show their team's equipment. Keep it under 20 seconds. Please note, if your child shares, everyone with access to FlipGrid will be able to view it. Please use this link and select join with Google (and select your student’s school Google username.)

The Pep Rally will kick off the event on September 29th, and the event day is October 8th. The theme this year is Sports.

Please view PTO's Welcome Video here.

View this super quick video with details about the Boosterthon.

The Parent PTO Calendar is below.


We have had families reach out to inquire about purchasing our OES-StrongerTogether shirts. If you would like to purchase them for your family, please see the flyer for more information.

School Zone

Please be mindful of the speed limit in school zones. Also, be aware that you can only utilize a hands-free device, while driving on school property and in a School Zone. This means texting and making calls without utilizing the hands-free option is subject to traffic citation.

Mind Up

Our next MindUp lesson is on Focused Awareness. For more details, view the sample lesson.

Important Dates for September

9/23: Early Release Day for Students (Students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM)

9/23: PTO Zoom Meeting at 6:30 PM

9/28: No School- Yom Kippur

Every Friday is OES School Spirit Week. Students can wear a School Spirit Shirt. Jeans are also permitted on these days, as well.