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January 2017 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Here is what's coming up!
January 20- Spelling Bee (online)
January 30 100th Day of School - Fun things happening in classes today!
February - Arts Outing in Tulsa *new date coming soon!
February 13-17 - Spirit Week (online)
February 20- Presidents Day – no school
March 3- Teacher professional day- no school
March 9/10- Parent Teacher conference – no school on Friday 3/10
March 13-17 – spring break – no school
April – state testing- look in email for information on locations/times/days
May 20 - Graduation *Cap and gown below
May 25th – last day of school!
Family Fun in Oklahoma
FREE First Mondays for Kids at Sam Noble
FREE Art Adventures at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on Tuesday
FREE Monthly Mini Model Build at the Lego Store in Penn Square Mall on Tuesday & Wednesday
FREE Reading Wednesdays Story Time at Myriad Gardens
FREE Whole Kids Club Story Time on Thursday
Oklahoma City Thunder - 2017 Black History Heroes Challenge
Presented by Sprite, this contest challenges Oklahoma students in kindergarten through 12th grade to use their creativity in honoring an outstanding individual in black history or an impactful African-American in their lives. Students are encouraged to create an essay, art piece, collage or video describing their hero and how they've had an impact on their life.
Winners in each of five age groups will receive a Thunder prize pack, including four tickets to the Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans home game on Feb. 26, recognition at center court prior to the game, an autographed Thunder item and an award plaque. Select entries will be displayed on the concourse at Chesapeake Energy Arena during the Feb. 26 game.
Your student must mail or deliver their entry, along with a completed entry form, to the Thunder offices no later than Feb. 16
Click here for entry form.
Setting Goals & Sticking With Them!
Ahhh, it’s a brand new year. Full of promise and fresh starts! We always start a new project with the best of intentions, but it’s easy to quickly fall off the wagon. Life gets in the way, and slowly but surely we end up back at square one.
Here are a few tips to help you Set and Stick to your goals this year:
Create S.M.A.R.T. Goals!
The acronym S.M.A.R.T. means Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-sensitive.
Your goal should be clear and specific, this way you can focus your efforts and be truly motivated to achieve it.
It's important to have measurable goals, so that you can track your progress and stay motivated. Tracking progress helps you to stay focused, meet your deadlines, and feel the excitement of getting closer to achieving your goal.
Your goal also needs to be realistic and achievable to be successful. In other words, it should get you out of your comfort zone, but remain possible.
The root word of realistic is “real.” A goal has to be something that we can reasonably make “real” or a “reality” in our lives. There are some goals that are simply not realistic. You have to be able to say, even if it is a tremendously stretching goal, that yes, indeed, it is entirely realistic—that you could make it. This is in no way to say it shouldn’t be a big goal, but it must be realistic.
Every goal should have a timeframe attached to it. One of the powerful aspects of a great goal is that it has an end—a time in which you are shooting to accomplish it. You may even want to break down a big goal into different parts of measurement and timeframes—that is OK. Set smaller goals and work them out in their own time!
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NEXT UPCOMING SESSIONS IN THE SERIES
Practice Makes Progress
Tuesday, January 17
7:30pm ET/6:30pm CT/5:30pm MT/4:30pm PT
Did you miss the last session on motivating your student? Click here to watch the recording.
Introducing Wednesday Workshops
Click HERE to watch a 2 minute video from Nicole Ellison explaining what Wednesday Workshops are!
Check out the calendar to see which topics will be offered this school year @ http://ovca.k12start.com/calendar/
Are you an expert at one of the topics being offered? Or do you have vast experience as an LC and you would love to share your knowledge with others? PLEASE email Nicole Ellison at email@example.com She is always looking for LC’s to share the mic!
Wednesday, January 11th 4pm
Elementary: What is Good Writing
Middle School: Motivating My Student & Creating 2nd Semester Plan
Links in OLS
Wednesday, January 18th , 4pm
Creating a Schedule/Time Management
Wednesday, January 25th , 4pm
Computer Refresh (Clearing Cache, Saving Files, and More)
Learning Coach University
K12 Learning Coach University™ was created to support the Learning Coaches who guide the schooling of their children at home. Online classes provide a clearer understanding of the developmental process of learning as well as effective strategies and resources to use at home to help every child succeed. Click here to view the upcoming sessions.
Come Join the OVCA Booster Club!
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Thank you for supporting OVCA students and families!
Want to meet other families in your area? Get connected with our Co-Op’s around the state. Click here to sign up for additional information on OVCA Co-Op’s.
OVCA Military CO-OP https://www.facebook.com/groups/385954058264501/OVCA CO-OP South Central https://www.facebook.com/groups/1426537394234389/
OVCA CO-OP Northeast https://www.facebook.com/groups/168538123342038/
OVCA CO-OP North Central https://www.facebook.com/groups/547015578702224/
OVCA CO-OP Tulsa https://www.facebook.com/groups/1396437950590840/
OVCA CO-OP OKC https://www.facebook.com/groups/ovcacoop/
OVCA CO-OP Southwest https://www.facebook.com/groups/678593742152182/
Students and families in the OVCA Military Co-Op were interviewed and photographed recently by the k12 marketing team! They will be featured in future advertising to military families nationwide! Join us today to be a part of what we are doing! Email OVCA's Military Base Site Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Let's show our teachers some love!
Click on the link below and give your teachers a special shout out!
McDonalds Teacher of the Month contest - Make your submissions on Twitter!
McDonalds of Central Oklahoma is proud to announce their sponsorship of the “Teacher of the Month” program beginning Oct. 17.
Every month a teacher will be selected based off of a submission on why they are deserving of this recognition, submissions can be made by anyone.
Submission will be received via Twitter, @McDCentralOK using #McDTeacher.
Winners receive a $100 Gift Card, $25 McDonald’s Arch Card, School Supplies for their classroom and featured on our Twitter page.
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