Orchard Gardens Family Newsletter

November 22, 2020

Upcoming Events:

  • November 25th - Early dismissal from all students at 11:30AM

  • December 1st - Q1 Report Cards Distributed for Grades 6-8

  • December 2nd - Story Time!

  • December 11th - Trimester 1 Closes for K-5

  • December 16th - OG Food Pantry

  • December 24th-Monday, January 4th - Winter Vacation

  • January 5th - All students return to class

Color Day - Wednesday, November 25th, 9:30-11:30AM

We are excited to host our first virtual Color Day on Wednesday, November 25th from 9:30-11:30! Students will have the opportunity to compete in challenges with their classmates to earn points for their homeroom. We encourage students to make signs and dress in colorful clothing for the day. We have created Color Day materials kits for families to pick up on Monday or Tuesday from 7:30-1:30. The kits include a t-shirt and all the materials that your child will need to participate in the activities.

You might already have some of the items at your home if you choose not to pick up at Orchard Gardens. The materials include:

Grades K-2: pom poms, spoon, ping pong balls, bowl, water bottle, plastic cups

Grades 3-8: oreos, skittles, straw, plates, water bottle, plastic cups

We would love to see pictures of your child participating in the activities and to feature them in the slideshow during the closing ceremony! Please send pictures to ebekenstein@bostonpublicschools.org or 617-721-6265.

Story Time

Thank you to all the families who joined us on Wednesday night for the first OG Story Time! Please join us again on December 2nd for the next one! K-2 is at 6:30PM and 3-5 is at 7:00PM. Story Time will take place every Wednesday night (except for holidays). Zoom link:


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Materials Pick Up at OG

We are ready to help you exchange broken chromebooks or pick up materials every Monday and Thursday from 7:30AM-1:30PM. Meals are also distributed on these days starting at 10:00AM. Please stop by Orchard Gardens if you need anything!

Student Information Update Form

Email Emily (ebekenstein@bostonpublicschools.org) if you need your child's BPS ID #.


We know that many things are new this year and you might have questions. Please submit any questions here!