Ohlone Family Connection
May 8, 2021
Wishing all of our mothers a perfect day tomorrow. May you have the beautiful weekend you deserve! I am looking forward to finally spending time with my recently vaccinated almost 21-year-old. It will be nice to have the two boys back in the house again!
On the Mid-May Horizon
5/11 - PAUSD Board Meeting - 6:30pm
5/12 - 3rd Grade CAASPP Testing
5/12 - Student Council End of Year Celebration - 3:00-3:45
5/12 - BIPOC Affinity Group - 6:30-7:30pm
5/13 - Parent Leadership Meeting - 12:30-1:15
5/14 - Ohlone Times - 12:00-12:30
5/14 - PTA General Meeting - 2:45-3:30
5/15 - Farm Work Day - 9:00-12:00
5/15 - Family Leadership Summit - 9:00-1:00
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a rich heritage thousands of years old. They have shaped the history of the United States and had their lives dramatically influenced by moments in its history.
Student Equity Challenge Day 5 Racial Injustice
Farm Work Day - May 15
We desperately need every family to step up for our final Farm Work Day. Students will be unable to use the farm if we can properly maintain. So please take a short hour of your Saturday and give us a cloven hoof! See you at Farm Work Day!
The Farm is our outdoor classroom and its maintenance is provided exclusively by Ohlone parent volunteer service hours. No experience necessary! There are jobs for every ability level from weeding to fix it projects and everything in between.
Each family is expected to volunteer 1 hour/child at Ohlone/year to Farm Work Days so if you have 2 children at Ohlone, your family should volunteer for 2 hours for 1 Farm Work Day or 1 hour for each of 2 Farm Work Days.
What is different this year:
We ask that only parents attend due to Covid-19 restrictions.
You will need to fill out an online “screener” (questionnaire) prior to arrival. We will send the link by email the Friday before. It’s also posted inside the Farm if you forget.
Unlike past years, there will be no food or drink shared. You can bring a water bottle.
Please bring your own mask. The Farm will provide rubber gloves if you want to use some. You can bring your own gardening/work gloves. We will practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer and a sink with soap and water will be available.
Questions? Email Kathy Howe, Farm Council Co-Chair @ Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org
We need Buddies!
CVC is hosting the event. If you are willing and able to join us, Buddy Night is 7:00-9:00pm on May 18th. Please contact me at email@example.com if you are interested!
Annual Data Update - Due May 21
Family Leadership Summit 5/15 Building Future Leaders
The final day of the 3-Part Series of the PAUSD Virtual Family Leadership Summit will be held on May 15th from 9:00-1:00pm
Award winning author, Julie Lythcott-Haims will launch the day with an inspiring keynote. Join the opening session by clicking on keynote directly.
Not registered? No problem. Registration is not required but it will ensure you receive all of the updates and reminders. You may register at pausdfamilies.org and get more details about the day. The session lineup can also be found attached to this email. Hope to see you there!
Thank you, PTA!
I wanted to take this moment to thank our current and incoming PTA Executive Board for their ongoing efforts and commitment to maintain connection and community at Ohlone. They certainly moved mountains this year! I am looking forward to working with Elbra and our continuing and new board members next year. We need an EVP and VP of Outreach. Please contact me if you are able and willing!
President: Elbra Mammone
EVP: Nora Melendez/Open
Secretary: Margaret Rickling/Rolland Janairo in 2021-22
Treasurer: Siew Kye Ong
Parliamentarian: Kathy Chen
VP, Communications: Leann Baum
VP, Community Building:Genevieve Bennett
VP, Enrichment: Leilani Yau/Shirley Chen in 2021-22
VP, Outreach: Jay Gluckman/Open
VP, Ways and Means: Agnie Sanaee and Jina Yoo/Angela Lumba-Brown in 2021-22
VP, Technology: Jay Gluckman
Auditor: Helen Yu Wang/Leonika Nanda in 2021-22
Teacher Representative: Grace Bunya
5th Grade Promotion - June 2
We are holding an in-person 5th Grade Promotion on Wednesday, June 2 at 10:30am. Both FDL and in-person 5th grade studetns are invited to attend. Student speeches and performances will be virtual and available for all to watch. I will reach out to students soon with more details about their speeches, skits, and musical performance recordings.
There are some fairly strict state guidelines to follow (e.g. maximum of two guests per student, six foot distancing between all attendees, required registration and health screeners, assigned seating, and no out-of town guests). I will be communicating more details with 5th grade families in the coming weeks. It will be amazing!
Run, Hide, Fight Drill
Unified Field Day at Ohlone! 5/25
I'm really excited about this! Here is a link to Special Olympics Unified Programs for more information about what “Unified” means - https://www.sonc.org/unified-sports-0
Parent Ed & Resources
Mindful Parenting in a Stress-Filled World - May 11 (cost)
Ready Set Go! Preparing for Kindergarten - May 11 (cost)
That Makes Me So Mad! Parent/Child Anger Management—Two Sessions - May 12 & 19 (cost)
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Fostering the Better Side of Human Nature in Classrooms and Families - Ross Greene, Ph.D. - May 25 - FREE
John Anning shares tips and the importance of storytelling in our connections with our children.