Ohlone Family Connection
December 3, 2021
Great to Be Back!
Thank you to our parent volunteers who have come to help with farm and special projects and lessons. We are hopeful for more opportunities to have parents re-join us on campus. I will keep you posted when we can open the Willy Wonka gates. We miss and need you!
Traffic is busy at drop-off and pick-up as we all enter and leave through the front of the school. I am continuing to work with Friends on the possibility of reopening the back gate on Colorado. There are a few requests we are discussing to ensure safety and a respected partnership. In addition to a crossing guard, we will need two parent volunteers each day to help monitor the Friends parking lot and the back gate for drop-off and pick-up. If you are interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It doesn't have to be every day. We need you, village!
The picture above is a "Fall Tree Reflections" art piece from Cluster 2. Beautiful! I hope you enjoy spending time with your amazing children this weekend. It feels like popcorn and a movie tonight!
On the Horizon
12/13 - PTA Executive Board Meeting - 8:30-10:00
12/13 - Site Council & CVC Meeting - 3:00-4:30
12/14 - Pajama Day with Stuffies
12/14 - PAUSD Board Meeting - 6:30pm
12/15 - Student Council Meeting (Students) - Lunch
12/17 - Minimum Day - All Students Dismissed at 1:30pm
12/20-1/3 - Winter Break
1/4 - Students Return to School
CVC: 4/5 Cluster Night - Tuesday, December 7 - 6:00-7:30pm
The Core Values Committee is excited to host our Cluster 3 CVC Night next Tuesday. Several of our 4/5 teachers, CVC Parent Leads, and I will facilitate an evening of conversation and connection focused on the topics below. A Zoom link will be emailed to you by your child's teacher. We hope you can join us!
4/5 Cluster Night - Tuesday, December 7, 6:00-7:30pm
Topics: Routine Building, Time Management and Organization, Friendship, Independence & Self-Advocacy
Inclusive Schools Week
Pajama Day - Tuesday, December 14
Student Council has approved its first Spirit Day this year. Pajama Day with Stuffies! If your child chooses to bring a stuffie, it must fit in the palm of their hand (per Student Council). They may also want to leave their very favorite one at home if they are worried about losing it. Thank you!
Ohlone Times 11th Edition
5th Grade Music
There was an update to the California Department of Public Health Guidelines on 11/24/21 in regards to band. Students who are using musician's masks and bell covers while playing wind and brass instruments may now be spaced 3ft apart while playing indoors. More information about the update can be found on the CDPH website here.
Health & Safety
We appreciate your open and timely communication about illness and potential Covid exposure. As you know, time is of the essence for notification. Please email email@example.com and copy me as soon as possible should your child test positive or be identified as a close contact outside of school. Thank you, again.
Parent Education & Resources
Rosemary Wells at Linden Tree - December 5
Rosemary Wells (best known for the children’s books about Max and Ruby, Noisy Nora, and Yoko) will be at Linden Tree in Los Altos this Sunday, December 5 at 4:30 p.m. She will be signing books and introducing her two new books:
- The Welcome Chair (illustrated by the great Jerry Pinkney, in one of his last works)
- Poems From When We Were Very Young (Ms. Wells has illustrated A.A. Milne's poems)