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November 29, 2021 OSSB Weekly News



  • 30 - Webinar for families - 6:30PM Planning for the Future with Derek Graham - Register Here


  • 9 - Varsity Swim Event - come cheer on our Panther swimmers from 3:30 - 5:00pm
  • 17 - Early Release for Winter Break - Noon. Winter Break continues through January 2, 2022


  • 2 - Residential Students return to Campus
  • 3 - OSSB Day Students return to Campus
  • 17 - NO SCHOOL/Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Vocational Catering Update

This year's Pumpkin Roll sales went through the roof! We had 61 rolls to make, and the culinary students rose to the challenge. We added cinnamon and maple-flavored centers as options this year. Kurtacee, Maddie, and the culinary department's Ms. Honse, Mrs. Swisher and Ms. McLaughlin worked hard to complete these orders. One tip if you are making these at home, is to use a dishtowel sprinkled with powdered sugar when rolling up your pumpkin roll! We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo shows a slice of pumpkin roll sitting on a colorful blue stoneware plate.

November 30th - Webinar for OSSB and OSD families - Planning for the Future

Join OSSB and OSD Parent Mentors on November 30th when Derek Graham from Resch, Root, Phillips and Graham presents information for OSSB and OSD families, staff and the community regarding planning for the future. Join us at 6:30 pm online to learn more about Supported Decision Making, Guardianship, Stable Accounts and Preserving Benefits. Bring your questions and join us for this interactive presentation! ASL interpreting will be provided.

Click here to register >> https://bit.ly/3n4YJt7

Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving Feast Recreated In Ms. Kester's Room

Students in Ms. Kester's room decided to celebrate Thanksgiving early last week by recreating the 'Feast' in the holiday classic movie, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. The menu included toast, popcorn, pretzels, jelly beans, and pumpkin pie. Ms. Kester's students invited another schoolmate, Kassidy, to join them, and Snoopy and Mrs. Swisher from Independent Living Skills class!

Each student had a job to do to pull off the feast - Errion made the toast, Leah passed out the plates, Aaliyah counted out the jelly beans, Laylah took care of the pretzel distribution, and Errion served the pie. Students enjoyed watching and listening to the Thanksgiving special with audio descriptions, that described the action in the movie.

Varsity Swim Event - December 9th

We will be finishing up our Varsity Swimming with a timed event on Thursday, December 9th. The final event will start at 3:30 and be finished by 5:00pm. Come out to cheer on our varsity swimmers! ~ Coach Grim

OSSB Graphics Department Shares Holiday Items Available to Purchase

- Last day to order is Monday, December 13th
- Cash or Checks Payable to OSSB
- All orders are to be finished by the Holiday Break (December 17th)
Any questions, contact Steve Grim at 614-468-8880, sgrim@ossb.oh.gov, or talk to a graphics student!

Link to the Graphics Ornaments 2021:


Link to the Graphics Merchandise:


Thank you for your support!

~ Mr. Grim and the Graphics Department

A Sample of Items Available from the Graphics Department

OSSB cafeteria menu for week of November 29th
OSSB Parent Teacher Staff Foundation Facebook Page

Did you know that OSSB receives support from the OSSB PTSF, a Non-Profit Foundation? Find out more at www.ossbfoundation.org or click on this link.


Disclaimer: The following information is being provided for informational purposes only. Listed events are not sponsored or endorsed by the Ohio State School for the Blind. OSSB does not guarantee the accuracy of the information or data provided at these events.

NFB Santa and Winter Celebration Letters

Santa Letters and Winter Celebration Letters

The National Federation of the Blind works to get more Braille into the hands of blind and low-vision children. We are excited to provide Braille letters and activities to celebrate the holiday and winter season in December. Each letters is part of a fun celebration packet of activities for families with children age 10 and under. The celebration packet is accompanied by a print copy for the whole family to participate.

Please choose a letter from Santa or a winter celebration letter for your child. | En Español

For more information about our education programs, please contact the NFB at education@nfb.org or 410-659-9314, extension 2418.

Information courtesy of the National Federation of the Blind.

ParentConnect Family Support Group - December 1, 2021

ParentConnect: A family support Group offered in partnership with the Virtual Parent Support Group Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind
December 1, 2021, 7:30 – 8:30 PM EST
APH FamilyConnect and the Chicago Lighthouse are pleased to offer this virtual support group for parents and families of children who are blind or visually impaired. These monthly sessions are for families to connect with and learn from each other about the joys, challenges, and adventures of raising children with visual impairments and blindness. These sessions are open to families.
Register Here for ParentConnect: A family support Group

Information courtesy of the American Printing House for the Blind, and the Chicago Lighthouse

National Braille Press 2022 Peanuts print/braille calendar available

2022 Peanuts "Happiness Is..." Calendar!

Print/braille calendar: $14.99
All ages!
The 2022 Peanuts calendar rings in the New Year with a different "Happiness Is. . ." quote each month. All your favorite Peanuts characters are here: Linus, Sally, Lucy, Charlie Brown, and — of course — Snoopy and Woodstock! This full-color wall calendar is 12"x12" (hanging on the wall it's 12" wide and 24" tall). The braille is included on clear plastic labels that go right over the print pages.
Order very soonthe calendar always sells out!

Information courtesy of National Braille Press

Cost of Living Adjustment to Increase SSI Payments

According to the Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Income payments will increase by 5.9% with the January 2022 payment. For a quick explanation, check out Derek Graham's video in the November News from Resch, Root, Phillips and Graham below. Information courtesy of www.ssa.gov and rrpg-law.com