April Updates

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Here is what you will find inside this newsletter:


  • From ORCA: Yard Sale - April 30
  • Volunteers for Senior Project Presentations - May 24
  • Walk and Roll to School Day - May 4 and 5
  • OCEAN Testing Schedule - April 25-May 5
  • 5th Grade Family Info Night -April 26

From ORCA

Calling all O.C.E.A.N. families...

Have you done some Spring cleaning, have a pile of stuff to donate?

Consider donating your items to the upcoming

Multi-Family O.C.E.A.N Yard Sale!


The parent group, ORCA, is hosting a yard sale fundraiser for O.C.E.A.N. School on Sat. April 30th (*rain date Sun, May 1). All proceeds support opportunities for O.C.E.A.N. students - field trips, music, arts and community events.


Here are the details:

  • Yard Sale is Saturday, April 30 from 9 am - 3 pm (*Rain date Sun. May 1)
  • Donation drop off 12 noon - 6 p.m. on Friday, April 29
  • Drop off location and Yard Sale @ 1801 Lawrence St.
  • All items that don't sell will be donated to Goodwill or the Free Store
  • If you have any questions about drop off, call or text Catherine at 360-531-3252

We have a few volunteer needs, if you are available to help out. Contact ptorcaboard@gmail.com.


Volunteer roles include:

  • Signage: making signage, hanging around town, either the night before or early morning of the sale
  • Sorting: Fri. April 29th sorting of items and ensuring everything is priced
  • Working the sale: working the sale itself (morning or afternoon shifts)
  • End of day haul off: people with trucks or vans who can help haul items away that did not sell at the end of the day

Any questions or want to help? Contact ptorcaboard@gmail.com or call/text Zhaleh at 360-821-1591.

Volunteers for Senior Project Presentations

Can you help us out on Tuesday, May 24th from 5-7 PM to view and score Senior Project Presentations?


Fill out this form to sign up


We need a total of 12 community members to help us score Senior Project Presentations. Each OCEAN classroom will have 3 community members plus one teacher watching and scoring 4-5 presentations. The presentations will be 10-15 minutes long. We provide a rubric. We will train you prior to start time. Come at 5 for a brief orientation. Presentations begin at 5:30 PM. Thank you!

Walk and Roll to School Day - May 4 and 5

OCEAN is participating in Walk and Roll to School Day on

Wednesday, May 4th and Thursday, May 5th, 2022

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OCEAN Testing Schedule, April 25-May 5

April 25-May 5 OCEAN students in grades 3-11 are participating in end of the year testing.


Class and testing schedules vary by grade for the next two weeks.


Review the testing schedule here to know what day and time your student attends.

5th Grade Family Info Night

We will be sharing information for families of 5th graders about options for middle school and OCEAN and Blue Heron.


Apr 26, 2022 05:15 PM


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 868 0090 5883

Passcode: 044722

Upcoming Events

K-4th Parent Meetup - April 21, 1-2 pm

State Testing - April 25-May 6

5th Grade Family Info Night - April 26, 5:15

5-8th Parent Meetup - April 28, 1-2pm

9-12th Parent Meetup - April 28, 2-3pm

ORCA Yard Sale - April 30

Walk and Roll to School Day - May 4 and 5

ORCA at the Farmer's Market - May 7

5th and 6th Grade NatureBridge Trip - May 11-12

Family Resource Meeting - May 12, 7-8:30pm

OCEAN at the Kiddie Parade - May 20 (Wear Blue and Green and Bring a Bike)

OCEAN Senior Project Presentations - May 24, 5:30pm

No School, Memorial Day - May 27 and May 30

End of Year OCEAN Celebration - June 16

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Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator for State Law (RCW 28A.640/28A.642): Amy Khile, 1610 Blaine Street , (360) 379-4603, akhile@ptschools.org


Title IX Officer: Laurie McGinnis, 1610 Blaine Street, (360) 379-4602, lmcginnis@ptschools.org


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