December 15, 2023
Here are the new announcements in this newsletter:
- School Resumes January 2
- January 2-4 Project Week 2024
- Seeking Wooden Chairs
- Ultraviolet Youth
- Highly Capable Referrals
- OCEAN High School Student of the Week
School resumes January 2
School offices will be closed during winter break.
We look forward to seeing everyone when school starts again Tuesday January 2, 2024.
January 2-4 Project Week 2024
K-12 students are invited to participate in Project Week. It is a chance for students to immerse themselves in a hands-on experience with OCEAN friends of all ages. We value this experience for our students as we strive to build community as we provide meaningful learning experiences.
Project Week is January 2-4, 2024.
- K-5 students are invited to join their project on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-2:00.
- 6th-12th grade students are invited to join their project Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-2:00 and, Wednesday from 8:30 - 1:00.
- All students are already signed up for a project and families have received an email with specifics.
- Puppet Making for the play: Grades 2nd-12th (meeting in Katie's room)
- Sewing costumes: Grades 2nd-12th (meeting in MB's room)
- Painting the set: Grades K-12th (meeting at the 4H building in the Fairgrounds)
- Acting: Open only to those cast in the play (meeting in Daniel's room)
Special Note for the Cast:
Students cast in our production of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be doing acting for the play during project week. Our plays director, Marc Weinblatt, will use this week to launch the production. Actors should not sign up for the other project week offerings.
Special Note for the Violinists:
Violinists who are interested in performing music in the plan should plan to join Kristen and Daniel Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of Project Week from 11-12 and will be meeting in Judd/Koyuki's room. For those who are off campus at the time, that will mean finding transportation to those sessions. For those on campus and part of project week, that will mean taking a 1-hour break from your project and joining violin for that hour. Students who are part of painting at the fairgrounds should make a plan with Daniel.
Special Note for High School Students:
- Kyle will be offering a study hall during your normally scheduled class times. If you are not signed up to participate in project week you must attend study hall during your regular scheduled class times.
Questions? Ask your conferencing teacher.
Seeking Wooden Chairs
WANTED! Wooden chairs for an art project fundraiser. Chairs can be painted or plain but need to be sturdy. Ideally, they would not have a fabric seat. Please contact MB before 12/31 by email: email@example.com
Gathering for Neuro-spicy youth 13-24
3-5 pm Fridays (starting Dec 22nd)
The Nest - 1119 Lawrence, Port Townsend
Aidan B's Senior Project
Highly Capable Referrals - Due by January 31, 2024
The window for Highly Capable Services referral is open until Jan 31. All students in second and fifth grade will be screened for potential eligibility, using multiple measures. However, students of any grade, K-11 can be referred for services.
Which students should be referred for Highly Capable Program (HCP) services?
Highly capable students are students who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments.
How can I find out more information?
Referral information can be found on the PT Schools website, and all questions and referrals should be submitted to your school counselor.
OCEAN High School Student of the Week
Each week an OCEAN high school student will be featured in the PT Leader. Students can be nominated by staff, families or students. Email Sarah to make a nomination.
Alanah Holt is OCEAN School Student of the week. Alanah is is an active and engaged student in every class she attends. She consistently seeks out opportunities for support, and played an important role in the creation of math club to support students. Alanah regular exhibits kindness to her classmates and helps make the OCEAN community a nice place to be.
See what has been happening at OCEAN.
Information from previous newsletters:
YMCA Winter Break Meal Boxes
This break, the YMCA will be offering free boxes of healthy food (e.g., some produce from Red Dog Farm) to families as well as $25 gift cards to either Safeway or Chimacum Corner Farmstand. Complete this form to sign up: https://forms.gle/Nnou2SwQT4k5CcgK9.
Seeking Wooden Chairs
Wooden chairs needed for an art project. Looking for sturdy wooden dining room or desk chairs, painted or plain. Mismatched or matching, any will do!
January 5, OCEAN Green Up
Join us and clean up the OCEAN campus, sew reusable shopping bags out of sailcloth to take home, make a hanging plant to take home.
As always this is parent accompanied. Once I have three confirmed chaperones willing to help sew, make hanging plants and pick up trash on campus the Green Up is a go. No experience needed.
Important: Please RSVP via email ASAP if you can join us. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure we have enough supplies.
When: 1/5/24 Friday
Start Time: 10:00 End time 2:00pm
What to bring: Water Bottle, Lunch, Snacks, Raingear, and Appropriate Shoes.
Provided: Work gloves for garbage pick up on campus.
Make a Kokedama (hanging plant)
Make a canvas, reusable shopping bag with volunteers from JeffCo Repair
Pick up trash on our campus!
- December 18-January 1, Winter Break
- January 2-4, Project Week
- January 5, OCEAN Green Up
- January 11, Comprehensive Sex Education Family Info Session, 5pm
- January 15, No School MLK Day
Port Townsend School District No. 50 does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, immigration status, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Title IX Coordinator, Darrell Thomas, (360) 379-4548,email@example.com
Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Shelby MacMeekin, (360) 379-4366, firstname.lastname@example.org
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Darrell Thomas, (360) 379-4548, email@example.com