OMS News and Notes

All School Party

The OMS All School Party is this Thursday, November 3rd, after school from 2:45 - 4:15. This party is for all grades. All students are eligible, unless they are absent from school that day, or they have received an office referral between October 26 and November 2nd. There will be games, music, food, and fun for our OMS scholars! Tickets are being pre-sold this week in the gym before school. Students can purchase admission and game tickets at the same time. Ticket prices:


Admission ticket: $3

Game tickets: 4 for $1


If you are picking your student up, please enter the north parking lot and be there promptly at 4:15. Students can also sign up to ride the activity bus if they have opted in for it.

All School Party Volunteers Needed

The Oakland Family Association is looking for volunteers to help at the All School Party. This is a great way to help Oakland as you get a chance to watch your student(s) have fun! Family volunteers have several ways they can help. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4baaa62da46-allschool


Thank you!

Parent Teacher Conferences - November 15th and 17th

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 15th and Thursday, November 17th. They will be from 3:00 - 6:30 each night. You do not need to sign up to visit any teacher. The format for conferences is open house, meaning you can pick and choose which teachers you feel you need to visit. We will have staff members who will guide you to the appropriate classrooms when you arrive. Please enter through our North entrance when you arrive. While we encourage parents/guardians to attend conferences in person, we will also try to arrange a time for a Zoom conference if that is a better option. Please contact the main office if you need to schedule a Zoom conference with a teacher or team.

No School

There is no school on the following dates in November:


Monday, November 7th

Tuesday, November 8th

Friday, November 18th

Wednesday, November 23rd - Friday, November 25th - Thanksgiving Break

SOAR Awards

OMS will be hosting SOAR Awards the week of November 7th. SOAR stands for "Students showing Organization, Achievement, and Responsibility". Teachers have the opportunity to select individual students who have excelled in one of these areas throughout the school year. These students will be honored at an assembly attended by their teachers and fellow classmates. Each grade level will have a SOAR award assembly. Here are the assembly dates:


6th grade - Wednesday, November 9th

7th grade -- Thursday, November 10th

8th grade -- Friday, November 11th


The SOAR assemblies will take place during Eagle Hour, which is our 3rd period RTI time. If your scholar is selected for a SOAR award, you will be contacted by the nominating teacher the week of November 7th. We will take pictures of each award winner and email families a copy.

Safety Concerns - vaping

OMS parents/guardians:


We have seen a sharp increase in the number of students who have been observed vaping at school, or having vape pens in their possession. Please have a conversation with your scholar about the dangers of vaping, and check their bags/backpacks to ensure they are not bringing these items to school, or coming home with them from school.


Thank you for your cooperation regarding this matter.