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Weekly Newsletter February 15-19

Peek @ the Week

Monday, February 15

Tuesday, February 16

  • Interim reports go home
  • STAR Testing (2nd Grade)
  • No GLP- use this time to prepare for SLO post assessments & end of year conferences
  • ALL OES faculty & staff meeting regarding PD make up hours and end of the year SLO assessments and conferences in media center 2:45-3:00 (no math PD)

Wednesday, February 17

  • STAR Testing (2nd grade)
  • Literacy Coach Meeting
  • Homebound/504 Coordinator meeting @DO 3:30 pm

Thursday, February 18

  • STAR Testing (2nd grade)
  • Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

Friday, February 19

  • STAR Testing (2nd grade)
  • School Spirit Day
  • Order Lunch Out
  • PTA Board Meeting 10:00 am
  • Fire Drill

Need to Know News Shared with OES Parents

Mixed Bags FundraiserHelp us build a rock wall! The year’s Spring PTA Mixed Bags Fundraiser started last week and will continue through next Monday (Feb. 22nd). This is our school’s main fundraiser for the spring semester. The funds raised during this time will help to provide a permanent rock wall to be shared by all OES students! Thank you, in advance, by supporting this effort and helping us provide even more opportunities and experience for our students!

Greenville Drive Reading Challenge
– The Greenville Drive Reading Challenge will begin on Monday for all students in grades 2nd-4th. To complete the program challenge, students must read 5 books during the designated 5-week time period. The challenge will end on Friday, March 18th. For each student who completes the challenge, free admission to Greenville Drive Celebration Game, recognition on the DriveVision, a parade around the outfield warning track, a chance to throw the First Pitch, a Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars T-Shirt, and a reading level appropriate book will be given! Our school goal is for 100% of all students to meet this year’s challenge and for our school to receive schoolwide recognition!

Registration for 4K, 5K, & 1st Grade – Registration for all new, incoming “All Stars” is set for Thursday, March 3rd from 12:00pm-5:00pm. In order to register, you must bring the following items: proof of residence, immunization records, and birth certificate. If you are registering for 5K or 1st grade, it is important that your child come to registration with you. If your child already attends OES, this registration is not for you.

Spring & Class Pictures
– Order form for class pictures must be returned by Thursday, Feb. 25th. Class pictures and your child’s spring portrait will be taken on Friday, Feb. 26th.

A Message from Dr. P

Tech in 2 - This year’s “Tech in 2” will take place on Thursday, June 2nd at Boiling Springs Elementary. Last year’s event proved to be full of great resources, ideas, and collaboration; this year promises to be even better! Please go ahead and “Save the Date” and, if at all possible, make plans to be there! The district has invited several regional and national technology experts to this year’s event. More information is to come.

Staff Retirements – According to board policy GCQE, staff members who plan to retire at the end of the current school year are asked to submit their intentions in writing no later than March 15, 2016. Early notification will give us a better opportunity to find a qualified replacement.

Transfer Requests- Any teacher who wishes to request a transfer for the upcoming school year must discuss his/her desire to transfer with his/her principal. The teacher must submit a written transfer request (see GCK-R). The written request, along with a current resume, should be submitted to the office of personnel by March 1, 2016.

Posting of Vacancies- The district’s primary method for posting/advertising vacancies will be our district web site. (On the main page, click on Human Resources.) The district will make every effort to keep the postings current.

OES Shout Outs!

This past Thursday, the OES Honor Choir and PE Club performed at the Wofford Men's Basketball game. Thank you Mrs. McCraw and Mrs. Cabe for ALL you do for our OES All Stars!!

Mark Your Calendars...

· Feb. 15th thru 19th – Jump Rope for Heart (Morning “Jump” Start, 7:00-7:25 in gym)

· Feb. 15th – Greenville Drive Reading All Stars Program Starts (2nd-4th grade only)

· Feb. 16th – Interim Reports

· Feb. 18th – Chick-Fil-A PTA Spirit Night

· Feb. 19th – OES School Spirit Day

· Feb. 25th – Class Pictures Orders Due

· Feb. 26th – Spring & Class Pictures

· Feb. 26th – Six Flags Reading Challenge Log Due

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Birthday Wishes Go Out To...

Tracy Owens- February 22

Lori Hutchins- February 23

Turner Fortner- February 23