November 14, 2023
Here are the new announcements in this newsletter:
- No classes Nov 16, Nov 20-24
- Multicultural Night Nov 16
- "Midsummer" Auditions Form Deadline Nov 16
- “Midsummer Night’s Dream” - Poster Art Competition
- Jefferson County Family Food Program: Thanksgiving Break 2023
- OCEAN High School Student of the Week
No Classes November 16 and Nov 20-24
There will be no classes on Thursday November 16 for conferences. We will see everyone at Multicultural night 5-7pm in the Blue Heron Commons.
Schools will be closed for Thanksgiving Break November 20-24.
Multicultural Night Nov 16, 5-7pm
We are looking forward to seeing all K-12 OCEAN Families at this Thursday's Multicultural Nite at Blue Heron Commons from 5-7pm. This will be a fun evening to celebrate cultures from around the world! Enjoy tasty bites from families, live music, activites, and community connections. Here's the AGENDA for the evening. A few reminders...
- Please arrive between 5-5:20pm to set up your presentation and enjoy fun activities and tasty bites from Shanghai Restaurant in the Blue Heron Commons.
- There are a limited number of $25 Visa cards available at the OCEAN office to assist families with food costs or other costs associated with your presentation. Trifolds are available in Daniel's classroom.
- Click here to VOLUNTEER to help out at the event or if your student would like to PRESENT FROM THE STAGE with a 1-3 min cultural offering.
"Midsummer" Auditions Form Deadline Nov 16
Deadline for Audition Form - this Thursday, Nov. 16thTues, Nov. 28th; “Midsummer” AUDITIONS (Required to act in the play)
9:00-10:30 AM - Elementary - K-5
12:00-2:00 PM - Middle & High School - 6-12
All interested K-12 students must fill out and turn in an Audition Form BY THIS THURSDAY, NOV. 16. You will find the TURN IN box in the hallway of the classroom portable. The form will ask for your schedule / availability in Jan, Feb, March. (Please ask parents to verify accuracy.)
Hard copy forms are available in the hallway of the classroom portable and also as PDF on our webpage, which you can download and print yourself if you prefer. Please turn in your completed hard copy form to the TURN IN box in the hallway of the classroom portable , NO LATER THAN THIS THURSDAY, NOV. 16. See MB if you can't find it.
See more details on the project including Auditions on our webpage. Audition scenes (grades 5-12) are now available to preview on the webpage as well.
Call Marc with questions: 360-301-5321
“Midsummer Night’s Dream” - Poster Art Competition
We are seeking student submissions of artwork for the “Midsummer Night’s Dream” poster. One or more student’s art/drawings will be chosen to be part of our theatre production’s poster.
This friendly “competition” is open to all K-12 OCEAN students and must be original, hand-drawn (no computer images) and solely the work of OCEAN students. (Please no friends/parents/family members hands involved in the actual drawing.)
Ideas & Themes can include but are not limited to:
- Irish/Celtic imagery
- Nature-based Celtic Fae/Faerie folk - more feral as opposed to frilly in style.
- Nature & Magic
- Characters such as Puck (horned like a satyr), Bottom (human with a donkey head), etc.
Artwork must be submitted on 8.5 X 11 inch white paper and can be in color or black & white. Digital format may be acceptable as well.
We must be able access, edit size, and/or photocopy for adapting to our poster.
Deadline for Submissions - Dec. 10th:
Submit hardcopy to the TURN IN box in the hallway of the classroom portable (See MB if you can't find it ).
or digital photo of artwork to Danny McEnerney - Hellodanny@outlook.com
Questions: Call Danny McEnerney 360-531-0872
Jefferson County Family Food Program: Thanksgiving Break 2023
Thanks to our generous community, the YMCA of Jefferson County is pleased to be able to support children/youth (ages 0-18) and their families, who may need help with food access over the upcoming, longer-than-usual Thanksgiving break (Nov. 20-24, 2023).
On Wednesday, November 22, 2023 they will host FOUR pop-up food sites throughout Jefferson County -- using the refrigerated Y-on-the-Fly van -- at which families can help fill their own free, food boxes. The plentiful selections will high-quality, fresh and shelf-stable foods. Please complete this survey to let them know if you would like to visit at the following sites, during the times listed below:
- Brinnon Community Center, 9-10:30am
- Quilcene Community Center, 11:30am-1pm (also a Quilcene Food Bank day, same location, 11am-1pm)
- Jefferson County Library in Port Hadlock, 2-3:30pm (also a Tri-Area Food Bank day, 760 Chimacum Road, 10am-1pm)
- Mountain View/YMCA in Port Townsend , 4:30-6pm (also a Port Townsend Food Bank day, same location, 10am-3pm)
If you have no transportation -- or lack someone who can build/pick up a food box on your behalf -- and you would like to request a home delivery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will do their best to meet your needs.
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.
OCEAN student of the week is Rigel Carlson. Rigel works hard and is always participating and engaged in classes. He is always kind to students and staff. He is a strong leader and an important member of the OCEAN school community. His teachers are impressed with his dedication to school while also maintaining a job. Rigel is planning to join the military after graduation.
See what has been happening at OCEAN.
Information from previous newsletters:
ASVAB Test interpretation - Nov 16
At PTHS library, we are hosting an ASVAB Interpretation Event - Thursday, November 16th, from 8:30 - 9:30. Anyone who took the ASVAB should plan to attend if you are interested in learning more about how to interpret your scores. They will review student's score reports and teach students how their interests and aptitudes connect to future career and college options.
OCEAN Lost and Found
"Midsummer Night's Dream" Volunteers Needed
Parents, Guardians Friends - Are you interested in helping out with our production?
We are looking for adult volunteers in Tech Production (Costume, Puppet, Prop construction), as well as fundraising, marketing, flyer distribution, box office, ushering, concessions, and more. Volunteer duties will gain traction in early winter as rehearsing and marketing ramps up, but we would love to get a solid list started, with a potential fundraising event need in December.
So far, our crew of help is really fun and focused on creating a very special experience for our students. We'd love to have you involved!
Please email Danny McEnerney at Hellodanny@outlook.com with what you might be interested in helping out with. We also encourage you to attend "Midsummer Info Night) via Zoom on Wed, Nov. 8 @ 5:15 PM to learn more.
* Don't forget, all volunteers who work with students will need to complete a background check here. Thank you!
RSVP: Senior Family Financial Aid Advising Day Nov 27
OCEAN will be hosting a Financial Aid Advising Day on November 27th, 1-3pm during students Path to Graduation Class and after school at 5pm for parents to get more information and complete the FSA ID portion of the Financial Aid Application. We are working with community partners Krista DeHart with NW Washington STEM Network and Abby Rand with Peninsula College to support in this process.
Our volunteers will come in and describe the new process for applying and setting up their FSA ID number which is necessary for applications. Students will need to know or bring their social security number to start this process. Parents also need a FSA ID to complete their part of the application and will need their social security number as well. Our community volunteers Krista and Abby will meet with parents on the same day between 5-6pm. Our volunteers would like parents and guardians to RSVP beforehand to confirm their attendance. Please reach out to our School Counselor Emily Eldridge at email@example.com or Sarah Rubenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
Our volunteers will return January 22nd, 1-3pm for students and 5-6pm to support in completing applications for Financial Aid. Students and families will be able to get support in applying for FAFSA or WASFA.
- November 16, No OCEAN Classes, Conferencing Day
- November 16, Multicultural Night
- November 20-24, No School Thanksgiving Break
- November 27, Financial Aid Advising Day
- November 28, Midsummer Night's Dream Auditions
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