December 8, 2023
Here are the new announcements in this newsletter:
- No classes Dec 14, and Dec 18-January 1
- Math Market
- January 2-4 Project Week 2024
- January 5 OCEAN Green Up
- “Midsummer Night’s Dream” - Poster Art Competition
- YMCA Winter Break Meal Boxes
- Seeking Wooden Chairs
- OCEAN High School Student of the Week
No Classes Dec 14, and Dec 18-January 1
There will be no classes on December 14 for a conferencing day.
Schools will be closed for Winter Break Dec 18-January 1. Classes resume Tuesday, January 2.
K-5 Math Market is Tuesday December 12th in MB's Classroom Middle School Math Market is Wednesday December 13th in Koyuki's classroom. Students are encouraged to bring in a home made craft to "sell" at the market using class money. It is a wonderful way to share crafts and gifts with eachother. Markets will take place during regular school hours. Please send your child's craft with price tags made for each item.
December 14, What the Dicken's Free Showing at KCPT - Adult Accompanied, RSVP required
There are free tickets available for OCEAN students and an accompanying adult for What the Dickens at KCPT on December 14 for the 10am showing.
RSVP is required as there are a limited number of tickets. Please use this form to RSVP. Only students and adults on our list will be able to attend.
No OCEAN teachers will be attending the play as it is a conferencing day, so families are responsible for accompanying and supervising their students. Please double check this does not conflict with your conference time before signing up.
This show is recommended for ages 4+ and contains theatrical fog, strobe lights, and loud sound effects. Siblings are welcome with accompanying adult.
January 2-4 Project Week 2024
K-12 students are invited to participate in Project Week. It is a chance for students to immerse themselves in a hands-on experience with OCEAN friends of all ages. We value this experience for our students as we strive to build community as we provide meaningful learning experiences.
Project Week is January 2-4, 2024.
- K-5 students are invited to join their project on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-2:30.
- 6th-12th grade students are invited to join their project Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-2:30 and, Wednesday from 8:30 - 1:00.
- All students sign up for a project at school this week and next. Information will come home with project assignments next week.
- Puppet Making for the play: Grades 2nd-12th (meeting in Katie's room)
- Sewing costumes: Grades 2nd-12th (meeting in MB's room)
- Painting the set: Grades K-12th (meeting at the 4H building in the Fairgrounds)
- Acting: Open only to those cast in the play (meeting in Daniel's room)
Special Note for the Cast:
Students cast in our production of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be doing acting for the play during project week. Our plays director, Marc Weinblatt, will use this week to launch the production. Actors should not sign up for the other project week offerings.
Special Note for the Violinists:
Violinists who are interested in performing music in the plan should plan to join Kristen and Daniel Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of Project Week from 11-12 and will be meeting in Judd/Koyuki's room. For those who are off campus at the time, that will mean finding transportation to those sessions. For those on campus and part of project week, that will mean taking a 1-hour break from your project and joining violin for that hour. Students who are part of painting at the fairgrounds should make a plan with Daniel.
Special Note for High School Students:
- Kyle will be offering a study hall during your normally scheduled class times. If you are not signed up to participate in project week you must attend study hall during your regular scheduled class times.
Sign ups for Puppets, Sewing and Painting
- Unless in the cast, Kindergarten and 1st grade students are placed into the "Set painting" project. There will be activities at this project appropriate for younger (and older) students.
- Staff have checked in with K-8 students not in the cast and students have indicated their 1st and 2nd choices for Project Week. Students will find out their Project before break.
- 9th-12th grade students will work with their teachers in class on Monday to decide if Project Week or Study Hall is the best fit.
Questions? Ask your conferencing teacher.
January 5, OCEAN Green Up
Join us and clean up the OCEAN campus, sew reusable shopping bags out of sailcloth to take home, make a hanging plant to take home.
As always this is parent accompanied. Once I have three confirmed chaperones willing to help sew, make hanging plants and pick up trash on campus the Green Up is a go. No experience needed.
Important: Please RSVP via email ASAP if you can join us. Please email email@example.com to ensure we have enough supplies.
When: 1/5/24 Friday
Start Time: 10:00 End time 2:00pm
What to bring: Water Bottle, Lunch, Snacks, Raingear, and Appropriate Shoes.
Provided: Work gloves for garbage pick up on campus.
Make a Kokedama (hanging plant)
Make a canvas, reusable shopping bag with volunteers from JeffCo Repair
Pick up trash on our campus!
“Midsummer Night’s Dream” - Poster Art Competition
We are seeking student submissions of artwork for the “Midsummer Night’s Dream” poster. One or more student’s art/drawings will be chosen to be part of our theatre production’s poster.
This friendly “competition” is open to all K-12 OCEAN students and must be original, hand-drawn (no computer images) and solely the work of OCEAN students. (Please no friends/parents/family members hands involved in the actual drawing.)
Ideas & Themes can include but are not limited to:
- Irish/Celtic imagery
- Nature-based Celtic Fae/Faerie folk - more feral as opposed to frilly in style.
- Nature & Magic
- Characters such as Puck (horned like a satyr), Bottom (human with a donkey head), etc.
Artwork must be submitted on 8.5 X 11 inch white paper and can be in color or black & white. Digital format may be acceptable as well.
We must be able to edit size, and/or photocopy for adapting to our poster.
Deadline for Submissions - Dec. 10th:
Submit hardcopy to the TURN IN box in the hallway of the classroom portable (See MB if you can't find it ).
or digital photo of artwork to Danny McEnerney - Hellodanny@outlook.com
(Don't forget to write your name on the back!)
Questions: Call Danny McEnerney 360-531-0872
YMCA Winter Break Meal Boxes
This break, the YMCA will be offering free boxes of healthy food (e.g., some produce from Red Dog Farm) to families as well as $25 gift cards to either Safeway or Chimacum Corner Farmstand. Complete this form to sign up: https://forms.gle/Nnou2SwQT4k5CcgK9.
Seeking Wooden Chairs
Wooden chairs needed for an art project. Looking for sturdy wooden dining room or desk chairs, painted or plain. Mismatched or matching, any will do!
OCEAN High School Student of the Week
Each week an OCEAN high school student will be featured in the PT Leader. Students can be nominated by staff, families or students. Email Sarah to make a nomination.
Ian Rose is the OCEAN School Student of the Week. Ian is a focused and hard working student. He asks great questions in class, and he is a skilled writer and mathematician. Ian also is a skilled bike mechanic. Over the last school year Ian has shown tremendous growth as a learner. He has a great sense of humor, and he is a kind and caring member of our OCEAN community.
See what has been happening at OCEAN.
Information from previous newsletters:
- December 14, No OCEAN Classes
- December 12 and 13, Math Market
- December 18-January 1, Winter Break
- January 2-4, Project Week
- January 5, OCEAN Green Up
- January 11, Comprehensive Sex Education Family Info Session, 5pm
- January 15, No School MLK Day
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