October Newsletter

Obsidian Middle School

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held Thursday, October 17th from 4pm to 7:30pm and Friday, October 18th from 8am to noon. There is NO SCHOOL for students on Friday.

Conferences are arena style in our commons and are drop in- no need for an appointment.

Yearbooks are 10% off in October!

Click the link below to order your yearbook at a discount. We have added a neat feature that allows each student to have a couple of customizable pages where they can add their own photos and memories from the year. This will make your child's book extra special.

Every Day Matters

RSD Everyday Matters 60

Cada Dia Importa

RSD Everyday Matters 60 Spanish

Help Needed!

Hello! My name is Lauren Tolo and I am a Sign Language Interpreter for High Desert ESD. I will be traveling to Thailand during Thanksgiving with a friend and Deaf teacher, Tamara Zawacki. We are visiting a residential Deaf school in Bangkok, and we are asking for the following donations to bring with us overseas:

  • Children's books
  • Small toys we can pack in a luggage
  • Small blankets
  • Hearing aids/batteries
  • Mosquito nets
  • Monetary donations for various school supplies

These items can be dropped into a box labeled "Thailand" in the front office. Please feel free to email me with any questions, concerns or wonderings at Lauren.tolo@yahoo.com

Thank you so much, we look forward to bringing these things to Deaf and hard of hearing kids in need!

~Lauren and Tamara

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REACH Announcements

Welcome Back to REACH School Year Program 2019-2020

REACH and our REACH Mentors are eager for our 2019/2020 school year program! Our first few weeks have been full of new and exciting adventures for everyone. We welcome you all and can’t wait for you to join in on our fun!

REACH School Day Hours are:

Before School: 6:30am-8:30am, transportation to school

After School: Afterschool-6:30pm, transportation to REACH

Non-School Day Information:

REACH is open from 6:30am-6:30pm on No School Days.

Please register in advance for all No School Days as spaces are limited and first come, first serve.

Come on in to our Main Site to register at 1379 SW 15th ST. You can also access full day registration forms by viewing our website: www.reachredmond.org, or our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/reachredmond.

October No School Day(s):

  • October 11th (Friday) K-12th grades: Fall Harvest, fun and games

  • October 18th (Friday) 6th-12th grades: 13 Days of Halloween

We hope you can join us!

Questions? Call us at 541-504-9060.

New York City Trip!

Come to New York City with Mrs. Moore! Visit all of the historical places, explore the art in the city, draw and paint in Central Park, see two Broadway plays and much more! Trip is June 22 -27, 2020. Informational meetings Wednesday, October 2 and October 9th at 6:30pm Please see Mrs. Moore for more information.

Spirit Week Is Coming!

October 28th: Flannel Day- Wear Plaid

October 29th: Twin Day

October 30th: Wacky Wednesday

October 31st: Halloween Costume Day! (No Masks or Weapons, Dress Code Still in Effect)

November 1st: Color Day: 8th Grade Wears Red, 7th White, 6th Blue... Staff all three!

College Gear Wanted!

Looking for college gear (new and used)! College Day is every Wednesday and we'd love to give gear out to students that may not have something to wear. Drop-offs can be made in the office.

Band Corner

COMEA Middle School Band Jamboree

Sisters HS

October 29, 2019

More information to come! Stay tuned!

Nurse Debbie's Corner

Fall is in full swing and we are working hard to keep our classrooms healthy and ready to learn! With the change in weather, we often see an increase in contagious illnesses. Flu season is around the corner! Remind your child to cough or sneeze into their elbow and teach about the importance of handwashing to stop the spread of germs. Redmond School District policy states that if your child has a fever over 100.0, is throwing up or has diarrhea they need to stay home until the symptoms are clear for 24 hours without medication use.


Winter Sports Registration will be open on FamilyID beginning October 14th. All boys basketball players must be registered and have a physical on file before tryouts on October 28th. Wrestling and Girls Basketball will begin after Winter break.

Obsidian Shoe Drive

Many students at Obsidian are involved in extracurricular athletics as well as PE and do not have supportive athletic shoes for these activities. If you have any athletic shoes that are lightly worn in size 4-10 in women's or men's please send them our way!

Wolf Pack Pride

Our students are limitless! If you happen to take photos showing our students being limitless, please email 1-2 photos to tami.nakamura@redmondschools.org

These photos will be used on social media (FB and IG) and in our yearbook.

High School Football Games

Middle school students MUST be with an adult to attend high school football games at RVHS and RHS. Thank you!

Attention Parents!

Please make sure you're logging in and checking ParentVue regularly to see your child's progress. If you need assistance logging in, please contact our front office.

Cereal Boxes Wanted

Please bring your empty cereal boxes for Mrs. Eberhard! You can drop them off in the office or send them with your student. She is collecting as many as she can for an upcoming project. Thank you!

Social Media

Please like us on Facebook (Obsidian Middle School) and follow us on Instagram (OMSMiddleSchool)

Dates To Remember

  • October 11- No School - State-wide Inservice Day
  • October 17 & 18- Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 28 - Nov. 1- Spirit Week
  • November 11- No School Veterans Day
  • November 15- Barn Dance 5:30pm
  • November 25-29- Thanksgiving Break