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Weekly Newsletter December 7-11

Peek @ the Week...Hour of Code Week!

Monday, December 7

  • Doughnuts for Dad (PreK & 5K)
  • Math MAP Testing in Lab 504
  • Literacy Cohort XI @DO 3:00 pm


Tuesday, December 8

  • Doughnuts for Dad (1st grade)
  • NO Grade Level Planning this week
  • SLO Mid-Year Conferences (Dr. P's office)
  • Math MAP Testing in Lab 504
  • Work late to make up for January 4th professional development day- Click here for the late day schedule.


Wednesday, December 9

  • Doughnuts for Dad (2nd grade)
  • Math MAP Testing in Lab 504
  • SLO Mid-Year Conferences (Dr. P's office)


Thursday, December 10

  • Doughnuts for Dad (3rd grade)
  • SLO Mid-Year Conferences (Dr. P's office)
  • Math MAP Testing in Lab 504
  • ESOL @DO 3:30 pm


Friday, December 11

  • Doughnuts for Dad (4th grade)
  • SLO Mid-Year Conferences (Dr. P's office)
  • Math MAP Testing in Lab 504
  • School Spirit Day/ Order Lunch Out
  • Rising Stars Mentor Meeting 9:00 am
  • PTA Board Meeting 10:00 am

Need to Know News Shared with OES Parents

Wofford Women’s Basketball Holiday Hoops Matinee – Wofford will help “tip-off” the Christmas season with a FREE event at Benjamin Johnson Arena on Friday, December 18 at Noon! The game against Radford was originally slated for 6:00pm but was moved to noon to specifically attract families looking for a fun way to start the holiday break. A variety of concession items will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Wofford Sports Marketing at 864.597.4090.


2016 First Tee Golf Passport
–The First Tee of Spartanburg has a gift for all the golfers in your family – the 2016 Golf Passport. The Passport comes at a cost of $60.00, providing 18 FREE greens fees at 9 area golf courses for cart fee only. Participating courses include The Creek, Links O’Tryon, River Falls, Woodfin Ridge, and others. The First Tee guarantees delivery by Christmas if ordered by December 21st. For more information, please see the following link: 2016 Golf Passport. All proceeds will benefit the First Tee of Spartanburg. For more information, please contact The First Tee at 864.583.7084, ext. 6.

All Star Shout Outs

Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Judi & Mrs. Shelley took their students on a Gingerbread man scavenger hunt around the school last Friday. Their students had a wonderful time going from place to place looking for clues to find the gingerbread man that was on the run!

Polar Express Pancake Breakfast...Special Thanks from PTA!

We want to give you a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE thank you to all that helped make the pancake breakfast happen! My heart is warmed by everyone that was able to come and be a part of it! Thank you!

A Message from Dr. P

The following video is a short 1 minute commercial entitled "Doers Doing" from Chevron. Take a look at it: http://youtu.be/Y5hc8l_VPdk. As I think of our upcoming midyear SLO conferences, this video reminds me that as educators it is our job to DO everything we can to support our students for "tomorrow's world." In regards to SLOs, this means that every student has every opportunity to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. This is not the work of one single person but each and every one of us. We work collaboratively to support our students, meeting their needs, and DOING everything we can to help them DO more today and tomorrow. Thank you for all you DO each and every day for our students; I look forward to our time together this week.

Mark Your Calendars...

  • December 7 - December 11: Winter Math MAP Test, Doughnuts for Dad & SLO Mid-Year Conferences
  • December 14-18: 'Twas the Week Before Christmas Break at OES (more info to come!)
  • Tuesday, December 15: PTA/4th grade Christmas Program 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 17: Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
  • Friday, December 18: 4th grade Christmas program encore @8:30 am, Christmas parties 9:30 am -10:15 am, Students dismissed at 11:00
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Birthday Wishes Go Out To...

Mitzi Peeler- December 11