Weekly Family Update #38
May 28, 2023
Hello Falcon Families,
I hope you are enjoying your 3-day weekend. I would encourage your family to take time tomorrow to share with your student the significance and importance of Memorial Day. My family and I will be talking about my grandparent’s role during World War II. I had a grandparent who built P-51 Mustang engines at a factory in Long Beach and another who was on the front lines in Italy and Europe. We will be looking at pictures and sharing stories. I would encourage you to enjoy the time with family and be mindful of the importance of this holiday. I appreciate those of you who have served or have family members who have served.
I cannot believe we are starting June this week. This school year has just flown by. From now until our last day of school on Friday June 9th, we plan to finish strong with a focus on student learning and connecting with students. Summer is around the corner, but we need to keep up that Falcon Grit!
Reminder that there is no school tomorrow Monday May 29th for Memorial Day.
Oak Valley Calendar Items:
All Fridays: School Spirit Day! Wear Falcon Blue!
May 29: No School Memorial Day
May 30-June 2: ArtCorps Art Show
June 2: 8th Grade Promotion Party
June 6: 8th Grade Tip to Knott's Berry farm
June 7: Promotion Practice
June 8: 8th Grade Breakfast and Yearbook Signing Party
June 8: Promotion Practice #2
June 9: 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 8:30am
June 9: Minimum Day: Last Day of School
Thanks for all you do for our Oak Valley Community! Go Falcons!
Beaming with Falcon Pride,
Oak Valley Middle School
Schedule for the week of May 29-June 2, 2023
Falcon Foundation Character Champions Award Winners
Congratulations to our Character Counts Champions winners for the month of May. Each month we highlight one of the 6 Character Counts! pillars; staff selects two students each year who embody those characteristics. Mr. Young delivered a certificate and yard sign to each winner.
Thank to the Falcon Foundation for sponsoring this event!!
Congratulations to all of our winners for the month of Trustworthiness!
Emma A., Audrey C., Weston C., Maggie C., Parker C., Annalise D., Morgan G., Rudransh G., Aarush G., Hadley J., Damon N., Hudson R., Lucy T.,
Congratulations to Mr. Young for Being Named Middle School Principal of the Year for San Diego and Imperial counties by the Association of California School Administrators. Mr. Young attended an award ceremony this weekend where he was honored along with other award winners from around Sothern California.
Textbook Return Volunteers Needed
The OVMS Art Corps Art Show is BACK!
The OVMS Art Show is back! The Art Show will be open all week for Social Studies classes to tour and for students to drop in at lunch. We will also be open to the public on Wednesday, May 31 from 5-7 p.m. in the OVMS gym. Please stop by to tour the gallery and see the amazing work your students created this year--with the help of our dedicated volunteer team!
All lessons are based on grade-level Social Studies curriculum and include some history, some art history--and a lot of creativity. Art Corps is supported by your donations to the OVMS PTSA and Foundation. Ask your students about the lessons they created this year, and then come and see their masterpieces in the show!
If you have any questions or would like to help with Art Corps next year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Science Olympiad Next Year!
OVMS Science Olympiad is already preparing for the upcoming 2023-24 school year! If you are an incoming 6th, 7th or 8th grader who would like to be a part of our award-winning program please visit our website to sign up on our Student Interest List. We are also looking for coaches for many of next year’s events. All interested parents, both new and returning, need to sign up on the Coach Interest List. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
8th Grade Promotion End of the Year Information
8th Grade Info & Letter to Families
The end of the year is quickly approaching. Click HERE for a letter detailing all of the important information needed for the end of the year including info on promotion, yearbooks, and 8th grade activities. We are so excited to celebrate our Falcons!
8th Grade Breakfast Volunteers Needed
6th and 7th grade parent volunteers are needed to help with the 8th Grade Breakfast on Thursday, June 8th from 8:15-10:15am. Please consider volunteering to help our Oak Valley 8th graders celebrate as they promote to high school! Sign up to help using this link. Thank you!
8th Grade Promotion Picnic Bash
Attention all 8th grade students. Please join us Friday June 2nd from 4:30-7:00 as we celebrate YOU at the 8th Grade Picnic Bash. This is a students only event.
We will have dessert stations with Hawaiian shaved ice, ice cream, cookies, and marshmallow sticks, a professional DJ, places to paint your legacy rock, and a DIY sunglass decorating station. We will also have lawn games available with corn-hole tournaments, basketball, and all sorts of fun!
Tickets are just $20 and can be purchased in advance at the ASB table during B lunch or from Mrs. Abboud in Room 304, before or after school or during Connections.. We look forward to all of the fun!!
Summer 2023 Enrichment Opportunities
No Cell Phone Use on Oak Valley Campus
Please do not call or text your students during the school day. Cell Phone use is not allowed on campus. Occasionally, a teacher may allow students to use them in a class, but the general rule is that cell phones are not to be used between 7:40 am and 2:45 pm.
No Outside Food
Bicycle, eBike, Scooter, Riding
Students may ride a bicycle, eBike, scooter, or skateboard to school. Children must wear a helmet, provide a lock for the bike, and follow safety rules/laws. A permission form, obtained from the office and also found HERE, must be completed and on file with the office for students who wish to ride their bikes to school. Bikes and other vehicles must be walked once on school grounds. No rollerblades, scooters of any kind or skateboards are allowed on campus. All modes of transport must be secured in the bike enclosure during the school day.
Falcon Foundation Update
Updates from the Attendance Office
Requesting Early Release For Your Students
We are currently short-staffed in the office and during lunch supervision. Calling ahead will allow us to notify your student before they go to lunch. With over 750 students at lunch at one time, finding students can be challenging and time-consuming while you wait.
Please remember to call the Attendance Hotline for early release, absence & late arrivals: 858-676-6963.