February Newsletter

Obsidian Middle School

February 4 -8 is Counselor Appreciation Week!

We are so grateful to have Trisha Bruck on our staff! She has a huge heart for kids and she's an excellent member of the Wolf Pack. Thank you for all you do Ms. Bruck!

A Night Under the Stars Dance!

Friday, February 8th

5:30 to 7pm

$5 Entry

Semi-Formal Attire



Career Day is Coming! We need YOUR help!

Do you have an interesting career? Do you enjoy spending time with middle school students? Please consider joining us on April 18th for Career Day! It runs from noon to 2pm. Speakers run three 30-minute small group sessions and present on their career. Kids love speakers who bring visuals, great stories and sometimes hands on items.

Please email megan.storey@redmondschools.org if you are interested in helping us.

Parent Helpers Needed

  • February 8th- Volunteers needed to help at our winter dance. Also looking for donations of soda, water, candy or funds to help with decorations. Please email kelsey.bennett@redmondschools.org if you can help
  • Any Time- Looking for parent volunteers to come in and help create college display boards for our upcoming College and Career Week. Please contact Trisha.bruck@redmondschools.org if you're available! We are very flexible and can use any help we can get.


Juntos, meaning "together" in Spanish, is an OSU / School Campus program that empowers Latino youth to finish high school, and equips them with the tools, inspiration, and opportunity to pursue higher education. The program runs for 6 weeks and is free to our families. Please contact trisha.bruck@redmondschools.org for more information! Click the link below!


Band Corner

February 2nd: Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Festival, Madras High School, all day. Optional for participating 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Free admission for audience members.

February 9th: Vocal Solo and Ensemble Festival, Ridgeview High School, all day. Optional for participating 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Free admission for audience members.

February 14-15: Oregon All-State Band and All-State Choir. Congratulations to Preston Sleeth and Xander Macsurak for auditioning and being accepted into the 2019 Oregon All-State Band. They will be performing in Portland on February 15th. Congratulations to Keely Crockett for auditioning and being accepted in to the 2019 Oregon All-State Choir. She will be performing in Portland on February 15th.

College Gear Day!

Wear college gear every Wednesday at OMS! Sport your favorite school proudly. OMS believes ALL kids can attend post-secondary education programs!

Fred Meyer Rewards!

Guess what! There is an EASY way to earn cash for OMS. If you have a Fred Meyer rewards card, log into Fred Meyer's website, click "Community Rewards" and select Obsidian. It will link right up to your rewards card and start earning cash for our school. The best part? You STILL keep your gas rewards! Sign up today!


Nurse's Corner

Exclusion day for state required immunizations is Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Students who are not current will not be able to attend school until their records are complete. Letters will be mailed the first week of February to parents whose children are incomplete and will be excluded if not updated by February 20, 2019. If you do not receive a letter than you are up-to-date with your immunizations.

Please arrange for your child to receive needed immunizations so that they can remain in school. If you need assistance in locating a health care provider or clinic site, please contact your child’s school.

February is National Dental Month!

Lifelong habits begin at home. The whole family can make dental health part of their daily routine by sharing these reminders:

Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, especially after breakfast and before bedtime.

Floss every day. An adult should help a child under the age of 8 but older children should be ready to floss on their own.

Limit the number of times you eat snacks, especially the sticky ones and long lasting ones.

Visit a dentist regularly for a routine check up and a cleaning.

Don’t forget, the school nurse can help your family find a dental home to keep your teeth healthy!

Bring Your Box Tops!

Box Tops are worth 10 cents and every little bit adds up! Remember to cut your box tops off and send them to school. We have a collection box in the office.

Cereal Boxes Needed!

Ms. Eberhard is still in need of cereal boxes for an upcoming project. Please bring your empty boxes to the office and we can get them to her classroom. Thank you!

Social Media

Please like us on Facebook (Obsidian Middle School) and follow us on Instagram (OMSMiddleSchool)

Dates To Remember

2/4 - 2/8: Counselor Appreciation Week

2/4: No School- District-Wide Curriculum Day

2/8: A Night Under the Stars Dance 5:30 to 7pm

2/18: No School- President's Day

2/21: NAEP testing for 8th graders- select sample only

2/26: 8th graders to RVHS for school tour

2/28 & 3/1: 8th grade field trips to OMSI with science classes

3/14: Family Fun Night 5:30 to 7:30

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