Viking Tide

OVCS news you can use for Dec. 14-18, 2015

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Also don't miss this last week for yearbook orders, the Honor Society food drive, and Rent-a-Junior -- see below for more details.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Grades 5-12 Winter Concert, 7 pm in the MPR

Board of Education meeting in S. Otselic, immediately following the concert

Thursday, Dec. 17

LPP field trip to Norwich, 4:30 - 8 pm

Friday, Dec. 18

Second interim marking period ends

Grade 4 Parent Breakfast, 8 am in the classroom

Story Corner for babies and toddlers up to Pre-K, 8:30 am in the library

Morning Program, regularly scheduled for Friday mornings at 8:50 am


Families of 4th graders, it's your turn to enjoy a free continental breakfast with your student in Mrs. Moseley's room this Friday, Dec. 18 at 8 am. This is a great opportunity to learn more about 4th grade learning and instruction with Mrs. Moseley, and spend time with your student in their classroom. Younger siblings are always welcome too. Then come join us for Morning Program in the gym, which immediately follows the Parent Breakfast. We'll see you Friday!
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Student council recognition: Mrs. Kalin!

We would like to recognize a teacher that has helped many of us and many other students throughout her many years here at OV. She gives her all when she tries to inspire students to succeed. She is a hard worker and devotes her time to many clubs and associations. But no matter what she is doing, she always thinks of “her kids”. She cares for every one of her students. If it's going to her for a band-aid, a snack, or just someone to talk to, she can always be relied on. She has helped with the Play, has come to every game, and has helped us all by inspiring us to be great. Her passion for books has inspired reading in many students. We would like to recognize Mrs. Kalin for all that she does to make this school a better place. -- Peter Kalin


No extras are being printed so please reserve your yearbook now. If you are planning on mailing your $20 deposit, please do it now to make sure it arrives in time -- Mrs. Osowski needs to have deposits in hand by Dec. 20. You can also order your yearbook on our website:
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This Class of 2017 fundraiser provides (if you are known to us and not a stranger) our junior class helpers at $5.00/hour. Perfect for wrapping Christmas gifts and holiday decorating!
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This year each grade is working together by class to collect a variety of canned goods so, we hope, bags can be distributed to both the South Otselic and Georgetown food banks. The lists reflect what's most needed, but you are welcome to contribute other nonperishable foods. We are grateful for the generosity of our community to help others during this holiday season.
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Monday, Dec. 14

Hot dog or chili dog on bun, baked beans, fruit, milk

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Baked potato w/broccoli and cheese sauce OR Spanish rice, fruit, milk

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Christmas Dinner, stuffed shells, tossed salad, bread, cookie, fruit, milk

Thursday, Dec. 17

Turkey and cheese on whole grain bun, baked chips, carrot sticks, fruit, milk

Friday, Dec. 18

Fish or BBQ ribs on bun, cheese noodles, green beans, fresh fruit, milk

Monday, Dec. 21

Hard or soft shell taco w/seasoned meat, lettuce, tomato, onion, salsa, fruit, milk

Tuesday, Dec.22

Nachos w/cheese, refried beans, cottage cheese, green beans, fruit, milk

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Half day: dismissal at 11 am, no lunch served

Athletics this week

Remember that athletic schedules change frequently so please be sure to check back for updates.

Monday, Dec. 14

(NO Girls' Varsity vs. McGraw-- this game will be rescheduled.)

Boys' Modified basketball vs. DeRuyter, 4 pm

Boys' JV basketball vs. Sauquoit, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Wrestling @ Marathon ES, 6 pm (bus at 4:20)

JV Boys' basketball vs. George Jr. Republic, 5:30 pm

Thursday, Dec. 17

Girls' Varsity basketball vs. Madison, 6 pm

Friday, Dec. 18

Boys' JV basketball vs. Madson, 6:30 pm

Boys' Modified basketball vs. Brookfield, 4:30 pm

Saturday, Dec. 19

Wrestling @ Walton (6:30 bus)

Cox Block fire anniversary

A year ago today, the Cox Block fire forever changed the South Otselic landscape. It was a shocking event but it wasn't a last chapter. We now have a new store, we have deep appreciation for our community, and we are freshly reminded of those things that truly matter. We didn't make this 15-min short video, but some of you may appreciate its content. [Video credit: A. Pagan]

We are Viking proud. We are OV strong. We are home.

The Burning Heart of South Otselic

Holiday Sing-Along for Pre-K -- 4th grade

Thanks, everybody, for coming to our annual Sing-Along for students and families in Pre-K through 4th grade. The students were excited, a little nervous, and really happy to see you. We also noticed a lot of reading going on -- students were following along in the program as the evening progressed. We think that's awesome! Big thanks go to Mrs. Neal and Mr. Decker for teaching us fun holiday music and arranging the details for this fun event. We appreciate your support of music education in our schools, and of student opportunities to learn confidence. The OVTA also rocked the evening with a book and cookie give-away right after the concert. The treats were good for our imaginations and good for our tastebuds -- thank you! (Next, don't miss the Winter Concert presented by our older band and chorus students in grades 5-12; it's Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7 pm.)
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Thought of the week

In every triumph, there's a lot of try. -- Frank Tyger