The Orion Gazette
Weekly News for December 2 to December December 6, 2019
Dec 4 Starship PTO Meeting at 7:00pm - Updates on the Orion Mission/Vision Framework
Dec 5 8:30am English Language Advisory Committee Meeting in the staff room
Dec 6 Orion Social at Devil's Canyon for current and future Orion families
Dec 7 Downtown Holiday Parade - Orion and MI students marching in the parade
Dec 9 8:30-9:00am Grades 1/2 only Coffee with Principal Katherine inside the staff room
Dec 13 Winter Holiday School Community Event co-hosted by Starship and Los Dichos
Dec 16 8:30-9:00am Kindergarten only - Coffee with the Principal
Dec 20-Jan 7 N0 School Due to Winter Break
Jan 8 Classes Resume
Boletín Semanal en Español - The weekly Gazette in Spanish
Este boletín está en español y en todos los idiomas. En su teléfono o tableta, desplácese hasta la parte inferior y elija su idioma preferido para leer el boletín escolar semanal.
This newsletter is in Spanish and all languages each week. On your phone or device, scroll to the bottom and choose your preferred language to read the weekly school bulletin.
Orion Mission - Vision - Values Framework
November 18, 2019
Kindergarten students show their school spirt with Fall colors.
Students Give Thanks
Ms. Ibarra's grade 5 students along with Miss Rachel's 3rd graders give thanks over a shared meal.
Winter Holiday Celebration
Friday, Dec. 13th, 5:30pm
This is an online event.
Reclassification Ceremony Celebration
English Learner students must demonstrate the ability to access challenging academic content and interact with other students and teachers both academically and socially in an English language setting in order to be considered for reclassification. Evidence of this ability is demonstrated by the student on the annual English language proficiency assessment.
We celebrate the following students from Orion and Mandarin Immersion:
Emma Chui Grade 2
Lekang Xie Grade 3
Naomi Segovia Cardenas Grade 5
Jonatan Siliezar Gonzalez Grade 5
Coffee with Principal Katherine
We will meet in the staff room located in the main building after drop off.
Mon - Dec. 9 Grades 1 and 2
Mon - Dec. 16 Kindergarten
Stay posted in January for grades 3-5 coffee dates
Downtown Holiday Parade
Saturday, Dec. 7th, 4:15pm
Meet at Broadway and Marshall
Attendance Campaign begins December 9
Starting Dec. 9 parent volunteers will be at the school entrance on the Myrtle side of school to pass out late passes to students arriving late instead of walking all the way to the office.
Thank you families for your support.
Room 26 students perform "Robin Hood Shoots for the Moon."
Zain and the class crayfish
Grade 3 students are learning about the
Student council leaders
Coding and Robotics for grades 3-5
Coding for CS First for grades 3/4 - Spaces still available-permission slips in the office
The club is open to the first twenty (20) 3rd / 4th graders who return the permission slip. Please note: This session is only open to students who were NOT in the first session. In this course students create animations, interactive artwork, and other exciting, artistic projects. In the course of doing these things, the students will learn the block based programming language Scratch.
The class starts on Friday, December 6, 2019. The last class is Friday, February 14, 2020. Class starts at 2:35pm and will go until 3:30pm. The class will be held in the Makery, Room 12.Students will need a permission slip to attend. Registration for Session 3 will open 2/18/2020.
Micro:bit classfor 4th and 5th graders. Limited Spots -Permission slips in the front office
Micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning how to program and code and easy and fun! The class is open to the first twenty (20) 4th and 5th graders who return the permission slip. Please note: This session is only open to students who were NOT in the first session.
In this course students create LED animations, games, and other exciting projects. In the course of doing these things, the students will learn the block based programming language MakeCode.
The class starts on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The last class is Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Class starts at 2:35pm and will go until 3:30pm. The class will be held in the Makery, Room 12.Students will need a permission slip to attend. Registration for Session 3 will open 2/18/20.
News from our Maker Instructor - Nienke
ere is the signup link for volunteers:
And this is the link to the amazon wishlist:
The Makery can also use:
- toilet paper rolls
- paper towel rolls
- soda bottle caps
- (clean) yoghurt cups, danimal bottles, etc
- egg cartons
Early Bird Kindergarten Morning Routine Change
Early bird and later gator groups will both line up outside of the classroom instead of outside.
We are making these changes for two reasons:
1. Parents will have a chance to talk to each other and build community.
2. The rainy season is upon us. If it rains the week of Dec. 2, please start this new routine right away. Teachers will be communicating this new procedure.
Rainy Day Procedures
Before school: 7:45-8:15am - Students and families inside the cafeteria where it is warm and dry.
Recess and lunch breaks: Students go to the cafeteria. Grades k-2 are dismissed to class for free time after eating. Grades 3-5 stay in MUB, maker space or library.
After school: Students walk to designated program or meeting place with family.