March 24, 2023
Here are the new announcements in this newsletter:
- Family Resource Night April 19
- Field Trip April 28: KCPT Redd
- Field Trip May 5: MoPOP
- Healthier Together Aquatics Center Feasibility Study
- Student of the Week: Levyn blu Hamm
Repeated relevant information is below the new announcements each week.
Family Resource Night Wednesday April 19th at 5:30
Parents! Adults! OCEAN staff is standing by to help support your work at home. Join us for an evening of K-8 Math/Science support with MB, Koyuki, Judd and K-12 writing support with Katie and Judd. Dinner and childcare is provided so we ask you to RSVP to MB by Monday April 17th so we can plan accordingly.
Dinner and childcare provide with RSVP.
OCEAN Field Trip: Friday April 28th Key City Public Theatre
OCEAN Field Trip: Friday April 28th
Key City Public Theatre: Port Townsend, WA
RSVP BY APRIL 11th @ 3:00 PM
Who: Students Ages 13 and older
When: Friday April 28th
Meeting Time: 1:15 PM @ Key City Public Theatre
419 Washington St, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Show Starts: 1:30 PM
Parent Pick-Up: 2:45 PM @ Key City Public Theatre
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call/Text: 360-379-4248
WORLD PREMIERE OF THE PLAY: REDD by Kat Agudo
Description: A twisted retelling. Rue, a mysterious orphan, narrowly escapes the clutches of the Village Elders. With danger stalking Rue at every turn, will this unlikely crusader survive? Redd is loosely based on Little Red Riding Hood, but moves away from the Euro-centric telling and instead embraces Asian folklore and alternative versions of the same fairy tale. The show features BIPOC and LGBTQI2 creative team leaders and cast. The play addresses themes of colonialism, women/youth empowerment, ancestral trauma, and cultural awareness/understanding. It's haunting and filled with humor. This project received a National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America grant.
The show is rated PG-13, primarily for adult themes and a small amount of strong language. We are hoping to connect with your LGBTQI2 and BIPOC student groups. Performances will include post-performance discussions with company artists and with enough advance warning, we can also offer an in school session to further explore themes of the play.
OCEAN Field Trip: Friday May 5th Museum of Pop Culture - Seattle, WA
We are going to the Museum of Pop Culture to enjoy a day filled with music, pop culture, entertainment, and fun in Seattle.
WE NEED CHAPERONES
K ~ 5th Grade = 1 chaperone : 5 students
6th ~ 8th Grade = 1 chaperone : 7 students
9th ~ 12th Grade = 1 chaperone : 10 students
CHAPERONE VOLUNTEER FORM: If you want to go to be a chaperone, make sure you fill out volunteer paperwork. You only need to complete this ONCE every other year. Select this link
Please RSVP by APRIL 21st via this Google Form. Select this link.
Who: K-12th Graders
When: Friday, May 5th
Meeting Time: 7:00 AM @ Haines Place Park and Ride (Next to Safeway)
Trip Leaves: 7:15 AM on Jefferson Transit Bus to Kingston Ferry Terminal
Trip Returns: 5:30 PM @ Haines Place Park and Ride (Next to Safeway)
What to bring: Backpack to carry your water bottle, lunch, and snacks. Wear comfortable shoes to walk in. We will be walking about 4 miles round-trip in Seattle from the Ferry to the Museum of Pop Culture and back.
Save the Date: Spring Events
Please add these important upcoming dates to your calendar:
April 24, May 1-4, May 8-11 - State Testing days, detailed calendar will be sent after spring break
May 15: No OCEAN Classes - conferencing day
May 30: No OCEAN Classes - staff meeting day
June 8: Last day of OCEAN classes and End of the Year OCEAN gathering - Fort Worden Beach Shelter
Seniors Important Dates:
June 13, 5:15pm-7:00pm OCEAN Senior Tea at the Cotton Building
June 15, 7-9pm Port Townsend Graduation
Healthier Together Aquatics Center Feasibility Study
Please share your ideas on your preferred amenities and preferred site for the new Healthier Together Aquatics Center! Survey closes March 31st at 5:00pm
OCEAN Student of the Week
OCEAN School fourth grader Levyn blu Hamm was nominated for student of the week by teacher Koyuki Fritchman.
Levyn is eager to participate, engages in kind interactions with peers, and supports others when they need help. In repair class on Thursdays, she strives in team and independent tasks. This week, she worked really hard in supporting students with physical disabilities in the classroom. She stepped up to guide this student in their needs in a kind and respectful manner. Levyn persevered and continued to work hard even when the sewing projects took a bit longer than she may have originally thought. Her perseverance and diligence is remarkable.
Information from previous newsletters:
Highly Capable Student Referrals
As a reminder, the window is open for Highly Capable Program referrals. The Port Townsend School District screens all second grade students for these valuable services; but if you have a student K-11 who may qualify, please fill out the HCP referral form, and return it to your school counselor. The referral deadline is March 31.
Annual District Family Survey
We want to hear from you!
Please take this 10-15 minute survey before Friday, March 27th.
1. Choose your language preference on the opening page of the survey.
2. Select your child’s school. If you have children in multiple schools, complete one survey per child.
3. Complete the survey and click submit.
Spring Break Food Boxes, Jefferson County
Thanks to our generous community, the YMCA of Jefferson County is able to provide healthy meal boxes to families over spring break. They will provide one produce box and then a box of non-perishable food. They provide food delivery to all families who want this service. Please fill out this survey to let us know how we can best help the children/youth in your family.
Please note: THE YMCA NEEDS VOLUNTEERS to make this program happen. If you're able to volunteer or know someone who would like to volunteer for the Meals Program, please share this contact: email@example.com. Thank you and have a wonderful Spring Break!
- March 28 - MS LABWell Field Trip
- March 28 - ORCA Meeting 5:30-7pm
- March 29-30 - Math Market
- March 31 - HS LABWell Field Trip
- March 31 - End of 3rd Quarter - High School Student grades sent home
- April 3-7 - Spring Break
- April 12 - 14 - Neah Bay Field Trip
- April 19 - Family Resource Night 5:30-7pm
- April 22 - Craft with OCEAN at the Library
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