The Hoot Owl
THINGS TO KNOW:
*JACKETS - With the cooler weather upon us, we are already accumulating a nice collection of "lost" jackets. Please help us by placing your child's name in their jacket before they wear it to school. Also, remind them to check the lost and found for any missing jackets in the gym.
*FOURTH GRADE PROGRAM - The fourth grade program will be on Thursday, December 6 @ 6:30 for parents.
*PTO MEETING - PTO will be held on Thursday, December 13 in the lounge.
*PTO SPIRIT NIGHT - Will be held at Mama Juanita's on Tuesday, December 11 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
*POLAR EXPRESS DAY - We will have our annual Polar Express Day on Tuesday, December 18. Students are invited to wear "school appropriate" pajamas that day and enjoy watching the movie, The Polar Express.
*CLASS PARTIES - Grade level parties will be on either Tuesday, December 18 or Wednesday, December 19. Please check with your child's teacher to get the correct information.
*EARLY DISMISSAL - December 19 is early dismissal day. School will dismiss for the holidays at 12:10 p.m.
*WINTER HOLIDAYS - Winter break runs from December 20 - January 8.
* PLAYGROUND UPDATE - Got an update from the playground folks. The 2 pieces have been ordered and we are hoping they will be installed over Winter Break and ready for the students when they return!
*CHANGE OF TRANSPORTATION/PICK UP EARLY - If you have a need to change your child's transportation, the best option is to send a note to the teacher the day of the change. If it is an emergency and you need to change during the day, the cut off for that change to be effective is 2:30 p.m. If you need to pick up your child early, you will need to be in the front office no later than 2:45 p.m.
*YEARBOOK ORDERS - Below is the link to order your 2018-19 yearbook. They are now $24 each until December 28, 2018. In January, they will go up to $26 each.
CAR RIDER LINE
AFTERNOON NOTES - Remember that you must enter the car rider line from Oak Ridge School Road instead of our driveway.
REMINDER - Don't forget when you are in the car rider line, it is against the law to be on your cell phone. (Not to mention that it is dangerous to our staff and students who are on duty.)
Spirit Night is Tuesday, December 11 at Mama Juanita's on Hwy 242. This will be from 5:00-9:30 in the evening. Please come out and support our PTO and treat your family to dinner.
Season’s Greetings to Everyone!! Winter season is here which will be followed by colds, coughs and runny noses. Often times we are told “not contagious, treat the symptoms” This means that students may need some medication at school to help them get through the day comfortably. If your child needs medication at school, please remember it must come in the original container, with age/weight appropriate doses. Parents must bring in the medication to the clinic. There is a form at school that must be filled out for any medication given here at school. Cough drops and chapstick can be kept in the classroom with the teacher however it should still be checked into the clinic by a parent. Keeping one in their desk will prevent your child from missing class time to run to the office for lip care. The holidays are a time for many special celebrations for adults and children. It seems that wherever we go sweet treats are being offered. It is important for all to remember to limit the amount of sweets we consume daily and limit children’s pop intake to once or twice a week. Brushing teeth twice daily is essential. Sharing caps, hats or hooded items can aide in the spread of head lice. Remind your child not to share any items that go near the hair. Girls with long hair should wear it pulled back or up and secured while at school. Also Remember: Head Checks Once A Week at Home!!!
Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season,
Nurse Sims J
DATES TO KNOW:
6 - Fourth grade music program - 6:30 p.m. for parents
11 - Mama Juanita's PTO Spirit Night from 5:00-9:30 p.m.
13 - PTO Meeting
14 - Teacher Luncheon hosted by PTO
18 - Polar Express/PJ Day
19 - Early dismissal at 12:10 p.m.
9 - Students return to school
21 - School holiday - MLK Day
Official attendance time is 9:00 a.m. If your child arrives after 9, he/she will be counted absent for the day. Tardy time this school year is 8:01 a.m. If your child arrives after 8:01, the parent needs to walk the child into the front office and sign the child into school.
It is just as important for students to remain at school all day as it is for them to be on time. The 20 minutes missed frequently at the end of the day do add up and cause students to miss important information for their learning. Please allow your child to stay at school all day unless there is an emergency.
Thank you for help with these matters!