OJ Neighbours Principal Newsletter
August 31, 2018
What's going on at OJN?
If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas please contact me in the front office!
---- Mrs. Emily Tracy
If you are dropping your student off in front of the school in the morning, please use the south entrance to the school. After dropping off, proceed to the loop and exit out the same south entrance/exit you entered. This will ensure less confusion when the buses enter. If you are walking your student to the front of the school, please use the north entrance to park. If your student eats breakfast, please use the north entrance and please park to drop your student off. We need to keep the bus lane on the north side of the building clear of traffic. Thank you.
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My First 100 Days!
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OJN Student Fundraiser -- Deb's Handmade Soaps, Lotions and Bath Bombs
From the Nurse:
Cold and flu season is fast approaching. We are already seeing a lot of coughs and colds. Please remember to bring in medication such as cough medicine or cough drops as the school does not provide stock medication to give out. Also, if your child is prone to headaches or stomach issues, please provide pain meds like Tylenol, ibuprofen, and/or Tums for upset stomach or acid reflux.
***Any and All medication must be brought in and transported to or from school by the parents. Students are not allowed to bring medication themselves.
Remember also our policy about illness and being in school. Please keep your child at home for any vomiting, fever over 100.0, suspicious/contagious rash, red/irritated/itchy eyes(pink eye). We request they be fever-free, without medication, and have no vomiting episodes for 24-hours prior to returning to school.
Another reminder for students: Carry extra clothes in the student's backpacks in case of any spillage or accidents.
Please contact Mr. John Davis or Mrs. Peggy Ballschmidt, Nurse at OJN or (260) 563-2345 for more information.
Artsonia is an online art gallery where students can upload their art and keep it in a portfolio that is available for their friends and family to view. The beauty of Artsonia is that once the student’s artwork has been uploaded to their online gallery, friends and family can order gifts that features the artwork on it, such as mugs, trivets, cards and much more! When items are ordered, 20% of the purchase is donated to the school. A permission slip has been sent home explaining Artsonia in more detail. To sign your student up, you must return the permission slip. The school will submit the email you provide, and Artsonia will send you information concerning how to access your student’s digital art portfolio. Each year the student will be able to upload more art and will build a multi-year portfolio. A huge thank you to Mrs. Gullotti, our art teacher, for providing this to our families! She will need help uploading images, so if you are free and would like to scan and upload images for her, please contact her at the school or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 7 -- Midterms
September 11 -- K Kids
September 13 -- Reenactment 5:30-7:00 pm
September 17 -- 21 -- College Go Week
September 18 -- Reenactment Rain Date
September 21 -- Walk into My Future Event @ Manchester College Grades 1-3
October 2 -- Music Spotlight Night @ WMS 6:30 pm
October 4 -- Art Spotlight Night @ OJN 6:30 pm
October 5 -- End of the 1st Grading Period
October 9 -- K Kids
October 10 -- P/T Conferences Grades K-2
October 11 -- P/T Conferences Grades Pre K, Forest K, 3-4
October 16 -- Picture Retakes
October 22-26 -- Fall Break