The Hoot Owl

FEBRUARY

NOTES FOR THE MONTH:

Can you believe it is February? The month of love. How can you show kindness/love to others around you? Make a plan with your child to show kindness and love to those around you. Please feel free to share you stories with us on our Facebook page post.


Just a reminder that our doors open at 7:35 a.m. Staff is on duty to assist with the car rider line until 8:01 a.m. One staff member will remain on the front porch until the majority of the cars have cleared or until 8:05 a.m. Once the staff member has left the porch, parents are asked to park and walk your child to the front door.


Our visiting author will be here on February 5. If you placed an order for an autographed copy of a book, your child will receive the book that day.


February 14 is Donuts with Dad. This will begin at 7:00 and end at 7:45. If you are an early bird Dad, students will be dropped off in the gym starting at approximately 7:15. At 7:35, students will be dismissed to their classrooms. If Dad is unable to attend, one other important adult is welcome to accompany the child.


February 17 is a student and staff holiday.


February 21 is Go Texan Day. Students are invited to wear their western clothing to school. Remember to leave your spurs, toy guns, and horses at that "ranch." Western hats are appropriate this day.


February 28 is Spring Fling pictures. Information regarding these will come home middle of the month so be watching for it.


If you need to pick up your child early from school, you must be at the school no later than 2:45 p.m. We will not pull a child to leave until you arrive. Emergency transportation changes can be taken by phone until 2:30 p.m. Daily changes need to be done using a note sent to the teacher.


Medications must be hand delivered and signed in to the nurse. Do not send medication to the nurse via your child.


With the weather turning colder (or so we hope), please make sure and label all jackets with your child's name. We make a great donation yearly to the clothing bank because we have jackets no one claims.

NURSE NOTES:

Oak Ridge Elementary Clinic

Sleep



Did you know that children ages 5-12 need 10 or 11 hours of sleep a night? If you don’t get enough sleep your brain doesn’t function normally, you can have a difficult time performing usually easy tasks, and your immune system can even be affected! There is no better time than flu season to keep your body healthy! The following are some tips to help make sure you and your child are getting enough sleep.

· Try to go to bed at the same time every night.

· Follow a bed time routine that helps your body relax and get ready for sleep.

· Limit sugary foods and drinks with caffeine, especially in the evening time.

· Don’t have a TV in the bedroom. If you do turn it off when it’s bedtime.

Let’s make sure all of our Owls are bright-eyed, healthy, and ready to learn!


Audra Sims, R.N.

Transportation

MORNING

*Parents are encouraged to go through the car rider line instead of parking and walking students in. If you choose to park, you must walk them to the door. The parking lot is not a drop off location.

*Remember that you are in a school zone in our driveway and therefore, it is against the law to be on your cell phone. Take this time to wish your child a good day.

*If you arrive and there is already a line formed, but a space between cars, please do not cut into that space. Typically spaces are left for parking spaces or the back parking lot access.


AFTERNOON

*To enter the car rider line from the feeder road, you need to go to Oak Ridge School Road, turn right and enter that direction.

*Parents may not park and walk up to get their child. You must remain in the car rider line in order to pick up your child.

*Again, remember this is a school zone and cell phone use is prohibited.

*If you arrive and there is already a line formed, but a space between cars, please do not cut into that space. Typically spaces are left for parking spaces or the back parking lot access.

ATTENDANCE STATISTICS:

Attendance GOAL Percentage for Year - 97.0%

Attendance as of January 27 - 96.3%

Monday and Friday are the lowest

Total Tardies for the Year - 1159

YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW!

Information has been sent home about ordering yearbooks. The cost of the yearbook is $26.00. You can place your order at www.jostensyearbooks.com. The current offer is good until April 24, 2020. After the April 24 deadline, pre-ordering will be cut off and the only option to purchase will be the few extras that are ordered.

PARENT SUGGESTION BOX

Below is a link to an online "parent suggestion box." These will be looked at every week or on an as needed basis. If you have anything you would like to compliment our school on or any specific concerns you think need to be addressed, please feel free to complete the form at the link. It is an anonymous form with an option for you to register your name. If you do not give a name or email address, you will not hear a follow up as we will not know who to contact. However, the concerns will be addressed in the appropriate committee meetings.

SAFETY IS A PRIORITY

If you have any tips about safety and security that need to be reported to the CISD Police Department, they have two options to use are anonymous reporting tools. Please help us stay safe by reporting any concerns you might hear.


Remember ALL visitors must enter through the front office and have an ID for check-in.

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VOLUNTEERING

Each year, in order to volunteer at ORE, parents and other family members must complete a volunteer application with the district. Please take time to complete that using the link below.

DATES TO KNOW:

FEBRUARY

1 - Sci://Tech at Lone Star Convention Center from 9-4

5 - Author visit

14 - Donuts with Dad

14 - Valentine's Day celebrations

17 - Student and staff holiday

21 - Go Texan Day

28 - Spring Fling Pictures