In like a Lion, out like a lamb?

March 7, 2016

Charles Dickens once said...

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”

Dates to Note:

Monday, March 7:

  • 8th years are off to MMUN conference in New York City!
  • Last Monday of Discovery Me
  • Chess Club 3:30-4:30 pm @ Green Farmhouse
  • Track coach meeting for past and present year coaches 3:45 @ Vic House conference room

Tuesday, March 8:

  • Lower Elementary Cook Day
  • No Golf Practice - Coach Moyer is out of town

Wednesday, March 9:

  • Again, No Golf Practice - Coach Moyer is out of town
  • Cross-Stitching Club 3:30-4:30 pm@ Red Barn

Thursday, March 10:

  • SteAm Club 3:30-4:30 pm @ Art Center
  • Infant, Toddler, and Primary Parent Ed Event 6-7:30 @ Victorian Farmhouse

Friday, March 11:

  • InService Day - School Closed to Students - Possible make up snow day

Saturday, March 12:

  • 8th Year home from MMUN conference

Monday, March 14:

  • Chess Club 3:30-4:30 pm @ Green Farmhouse
  • Track Parents Meeting 3:45 @ Middle School
  • Golf Team Picture @ 3:45

Megan's Minutes

High School Conversation Continues

6th and 7th grade parents, please join us to continue the dialogue. 3rd and 4th grade parents are also welcome.

Tuesday, March 15th, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Middle School.

Bridget and Megan will share the developing vision for a potential Oak Farm High School program, and will seek feedback and gauge interest from parents as we continue to determine whether a high school program is in Oak Farm's immediate future.

Small Fry Banter....

Student sharing with a teacher:

"I've done so many works my brain is full!! If I do anymore I feel like my head will explode!"

Lower Elementary

The Importance of Disaster Prevention....

Off-Campus Athletics, Field Trips, & Other Activities

In General

  • The Emergency Bag is required to accompany any off-campus activity.
  • In the event of an emergency situation, follow the appropriate procedure in this plan, the instructions of law enforcement or other emergency personnel at the site, and the instructions of the hosting location.
  • Notify administration
  • If a student or students require transportation via ambulance, a faculty member should accompany the student(s) unless there isn't another faculty member present.
  • Do not leave students unattended or unsupervised
  • If no faculty member is available to accompany the student(s) to the hospital, contact administration to arrange for a faculty member to meet the ambulance and student at the hospital
  • Do not discuss details of the incident except to assist administration and/or law enforcement and emergency services. Refer all inquiries to Head of School.
  • Do not release students to anyone unless directed to do so by law enforcement or administration
  • Do not return to campus unless directed to do so by law enforcement or administration.
  • Follow directions of adminstration

Art and Music Moment....

Check out some of the cool projects going on at the art center!! The creativity is bursting from the pages!

"Art is a Harmony parallel with Nature!" Paul Cezanne

A Moment with Macy...

Faculty Childcare for Friday

If you will be utilizing the childcare provided during Friday's inservice, please be sure to do the following:

1. Priamary - Middle School parents please let Nan know that your child(ren) will be present - Infant & Toddler parents, please let Lori know ASAP!

2. Pack a snack (or 2) and lunch - using the same guidelines as a regular school day

3. Bring a quiet activity for your child to enjoy with others

4. Childcare will be provided in the Vic House - depending on the age range and number of children they will be in either the after care space and/or the rec room.

5. Be on time... you can drop your child(ren) off as early as 7:45 and pick them up as late as 4:00

6. THANK our team of Specialists who are providing the care for the children this day... they will be working a rotated shift - but all are helping out and giving some of their day so others can work in their classrooms and with their teams.

Raindrop on Roses, Whiskers on Kittens.....

Staff Appreciation Week this year it is the week of May 2-6. We need more staff to fill out this google form for upcoming events or for parents that want to do their own thing that week/end of year to make someone feel special. Please take some time and go to the link below and fill out the Google sheet. Thanks!!

Sitting Spot Word of the Week....

Transformation (Noun):

The act of passing from one state or place to the next, a change that results in a transition

Rabbi Dr Abraham Twerski On Responding To Stress

Liftin' it up with Lori Z!

Oak Farm Spring Sports Updates

Note: Weekly athletic emails are back! These emails will go to all parents with students in Upper or Middle school. After March 14th, the emails will go only to students who are signed up for Golf or Track OR anyone who has requested to be part of the athletic emails. Please let Lori know if you want to be part of the athletic emails. If you do NOT receive regular emails and your child is signed up, please let Nan or Lori Z. know.

If you are interested in Oak farm athletic gear, the flier is attached. Our next deadline for ordering is: Monday, March 21st. This will allow us to have items returned after spring break and before track events begin. You can turn your order form to the Vic House, at the Parent Meeting or with your child's coach.


Monday, March 14th

A team group picture will be taken at the middle school at 3:45pm. We will have uniforms available or will distribute prior to this day. Please wear kacky's or jeans for the picture.

Week of March 14th

Indoor practices as scheduled

Looking ahead:

Thursday, March 24th through April 1st

No school nor practice; Enjoy Spring Break


We have 8 spots open on our track team. We've extended the registration deadline to March 7th. Track is open to any 5th through 8th grader. Please let Lori Z. know right away if your child is interested in track.

Monday, March 14th

Track Parent Meeting at 3:45pm at Oak Farm Middle School commons area. If you have not turned in your paperwork, this is the perfect time! Please note: Your child cannot practice or run in a meet without the required paperwork.

Thursday, March 17th

Practice 3:45- 5:30pm @ Middle school by the Outbarn and Soccer Field. Remember to have your child bring a drink and snack to eat between school and practice!

Looking ahead:

Monday, March 21st

Practice 3:45pm - 5:30pm @ Middle school.

Thursday, March 24th through April 1st

No school nor practice; Enjoy Spring Break

Go Spring Sports! Thank you Coaches, Parents and Athletes for all you bring to Oak Farm Athletics!

Spring Break is 3 weeks away!

Not going anywhere for Spring Break? Well there is still fun to be had!! The Skatin' Station is having a Free Skate Spring Break! Worried kids will be bored over? No stress! You can have a win-win situation! The Skatin' Station wants to help the area food banks and soup kitchens. If you bring 4 cans of soup, laundry soap, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Cereal, Canned Meat, or Peanut Butter your admission is FREE!! So grapped some canned goods and come on out to the Skatin' Station March 18th through 31st (times vary) and have a rollin' good time!!

Did you know.....

A 2009 study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health looked at over 300,000 people’s medical records and found that those who lived about a kilometer away from a park or wooded area were less likely to suffer from anxiety or depression compared to those who lived farther away. Getting out for a short nature walk can help you clear your mind and catch a break from the hustle and bustle of life. So Get outside and surround yourself with nature!

March Birthdays!

3/1: Heather Lemmon

3/5: Krissy Mulholland

3/23: Tia Matney

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