Ohlone Family Connection

November 10, 2020

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We will miss you, Prince.

Hello, Ohlone Families,

I would like to take this moment to thank Ohlone farm manager, Marieluise. Year after year, Marieluise provides a safe and loving home for our animals. She has taken care of Prince for the past 15 1/2 years. Her care for his well-being has defined his happy and well-lived life. Marieluise spends countless hours on the farm, many on her own time, and she does this for the love of the animals and the students who have enjoyed our beautiful farm over the years. Thank you to Marieluise and all of our animal care parent volunteers who have taken care of Prince and all of our animals on the farm. We appreciate you.

Our transition into hybrid and distance learning with 4/5 students went well, minus a few bumps with our specials schedule. We're getting it! There is something about having some of our 4/5 students back on campus that changes the vibe in the best way possible. New classrooms communities and friendships are forming online and in-person. Ohlone is finding its way in the Ohlone Way :).

As a reminder, there is no school tomorrow, November 11th, to honor our military veterans. Enjoy the day with your family, and we will see you on Thursday, November 12th.

Take care and stay well.


Ohlone Principal

Important Dates Ahead

11/10 - PAUSD Board Meeting, 6:30pm - Congrats, Jen!

11/11 - Veterans Holiday - No school for students

11/12 - First day of in-person instruction for 4/5, Cohort B

11/12 & 11/13 - PiE Rally Days

11/14 - Farm Work Day

11/15-11/21 - Books, Inc. Ohlone Fundraiser

11/16 - Middle School Parent Panel

11/17 - Gotts Roadside Fundraiser

Prince's Kudoboard

There are already so many marvelous pictures and memories on Prince's board. Please click on the link below to view or to add your own warm and fuzzy thoughts about Prince.


Farm Work Day - Saturday, November 14

All parents are welcome to help at Farm Work Day this Saturday, 11/14. Rooms 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 14, and 16 will be hosting. Join us for an hour or two and say hi to the goats, chickens and sheep. This is an excellent way for kids to feel connected to our farm with the loss of our sweet Prince. Sign up here.

Each family is expected to volunteer to work on the farm, 1 hour per child at Ohlone each year. The farm cannot run out with our parent community. We need you!

Middle School Parent Panel November 16

Get insight from parents whose children now attend Fletcher, Greene, Greene's Mandarin Program, JLS Connections, Castilleja, Girls' Middle School and Synapse. This parent education event is primarily for 4th and 5th grade parents but all are welcome! Please sign up here and you will be emailed the Zoom link the day before.

Here is a great article on Teaching Social Acceptance in Middle School.

Burgers and Books!

The Ohlone PTA has partnered with Gott's Roadside and Books Inc. again to fundraise for our school this year! Get some book shopping done in Town & Country and maybe even see some Ohlone pals from a safe and socially acceptable distance!

Gotts - November 17

Books Inc. - November 15-21

Supporting Learning at Home - New Website!

That picture is from The New Yorker. I could not resist :).

Resource for Parents, Guardians and Caregivers

Great new resource! Take a peek at our new Supporting Learning at Home website. A Parent Education/Advisory Committee provided feedback and recommendations that informed the development of this new resource for parents.

The website houses videos, articles and information related to educational tech “how-tos”; instruction; effective impacts of learning; social and emotional resources; and strategies for fostering independence. Resources on the website are aligned with the professional learning provided to teachers, the SEL summer course for students, and ongoing work to support parents with educational technology. Feel free to explore the website and watch for information about each section in future newsletters!

Right at School

Right at School offers before and after school care at Ohlone. There is space available! Full day care is offered at Walter Hays Elementary School. Visit the link below!


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