OMS Family Newsletter

THE WEEK BEFORE WINTER BREAK

Dear Families

Can you believe that it is already winter break? We hope that you enjoy the holidays with your family members and loved ones. Students, families, and staff members have worked so hard this year and deserve some rest and relaxation!


When we return from winter break on January 4th, our advisory curriculum will focus on learning about community. We will learn about what resources and organizations there are and how we can contribute to our local community.


Students have been doing an excellent job logging into their Google Meets and participating in the learning activities that have been taking place. Many of our students made the A and B honor roll during the first trimester. These students will be recognized in our next Family Newsletter and students will have the opportunity to come and pick up an achievement award from the school. More information about this coming soon!


The holidays can be tough for families, especially now during the pandemic. Please reach out to Laura Ringen (ringenl@district279.org) if your family is in need of food or gifts over winter break, or if you would like to donate to an OMS family in need. There is also a link to food shelves below.

Happy Holidays from our Admin Team!

Click here to view our video message.

Outstanding Orioles

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Staff Outstanding Oriole

We are so lucky to have Erin Fleming at Osseo Middle! She is always striving to provide our students unique and engaging learning opportunities. Through distance learning, she's also gone above and beyond to make sure that our students feel connected to our OMS community. Thank you for all you are doing to support each of our 8th graders! You are an amazing teacher and we are grateful for you!

Winter Break Meals - PICK UP BY TENNIS COURTS

On Monday, Dec. 21, and Monday, Dec. 28, Nutrition Services will be distributing meal boxes containing seven (7) breakfasts and seven (7) lunches at Maple Grove Senior High (north parking lot); Park Center Senior High (north parking lot); and Osseo Middle School from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is no need to sign up for these meals. Meals will be available for children 18 years of age and under on a first-come, first-served basis (limited quantities are available). Children do not need to be present for meal pick up
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SCHOOLOGY VS PARENTVUE

Wednesday, Jan. 6th 2021 at 6-7pm

This is an online event.

District staff will explain how to navigate Schoology and ParentVue, discuss the differences, help with logins, and answer any questions. This is the first of our weekly family sessions that will be offered virtually each Wednesday.


Google Meet joining info

https://meet.google.com/nvj-kvvn-cge

Or dial: +​1​ ​4​0​5​-​7​9​2​-​0​7​6​2 PIN: 3​0​3​ ​4​1​6​ ​5​7​3​#

More phone numbers

First time using Meet? Learn more


Do you have any topics you would like to discuss? Email Laura Ringen ringenl@district279.org

Bring home library books the day the Oriole Buck shop is open!

  1. Place a hold on a book before Thursday, January 28th by 8:00am. Use this link and login: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/28175
  2. Find the book and click on “Hold”.
  3. Remember you can only have 3 books at once. So, if you place 3 holds, be ready to return 3 books the day you come to pick up.
  4. Drive up on Friday, January 29th from 1:00-2:30pm to pick up your books! Someone will have them outside for you!


Please email wagneramy@district279.org with any questions.

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COPING - 19 Resource

As the pandemic continues and we get ready for a subdued holiday season, many people are struggling with their mental health. A new PSA campaign from the Ad Council is trying to highlight some coping strategies.

The new national campaign, supported by the White House, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC and the CDC Foundation, is titled "COPING-19" and is aimed at raising awareness of mental health challenges and providing some tips and resources to help people.

https://coping-19.org/

Food Shelves Available in Mpls

Food shelves help ensure all Minneapolis residents have steady access to food. View food shelf locations, hours of operation, and additional food shelf-specific information on the interactive map or PDF.

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