OMS Family Newsletter

12.7 - 12.11

Dear Families,

It is hard to believe that we are getting so close to winter break! We have navigated many challenges and celebrated many successes during this school year.


Our transportation department has been supporting OMS by delivering learning materials to students during distance learning. This week several students will be receiving their Outstanding Oriole Awards and next week several students will be receiving math packets. You will receive an email from transportation with a delivery time if your student will be receiving a delivery.


This is the last week to purchase a yearbook for $20. You may have received an email from Lifetouch to order a yearbook; if not, you can order using the link below.


There has been a change in how students and families log in to ParentVue and StudentVue. We have updated the link in our Family Resource Center.


We miss our families! Starting after winter break, we will be hosting weekly virtual meetings to connect with families and provide resources. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, January 6th from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. During our first session we will be focusing on how to use Schoology and ParetVue, and what each tool is used for. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.


Thanks for your continued support and partnership!

YEARBOOKS

Click here for information on how to order your 2020-2021 yearbook!

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PICK UP YOUR PICTURE RETAKES THIS WEDNESDAY

Ms. Dutton will be here this Wednesday (12/16) to pass out picture retakes from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the front office.


Questions? Contact Gale Dutton duttong@district279.org

Free Online Tutoring from Reading Corps and Math Corps

COVID-19 has made everything challenging this year, especially learning. Reading Corps and Math Corps have launched a new initiative to help! Scholar Squad offers one-on-one online tutoring for Minnesota students in Pre-K - 8th Grade.

Winter Break Meals - Pick up by Tennis Courts

On Monday, Dec. 21, and Monday, Dec. 28, Nutrition Services will be distributing meal boxes containing seven (7) breakfasts and seven (7) lunches at Maple Grove Senior High (north parking lot); Park Center Senior High (north parking lot); and Osseo Middle School from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is no need to sign up for these meals. Meals will be available for children 18 years of age and under on a first-come, first-served basis (limited quantities are available). Children do not need to be present for meal pick up.

Trimester 1 Grades Available on ParentVue and StudentVue

Click Here for ParentVue Login

Trimester 1 grades are in ParentVue and StudentVue.

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Click here for StudentVue Login

Trimester 1 grades are in ParentVue and StudentVue.

Schoology vs. ParentVue

Wednesday, Jan. 6th 2021 at 6-7pm

This is an online event.

District staff will explain how to navigate Schoology and ParentVue, discuss the differences, help with logins, and answer any questions. This is the first of our weekly family sessions that will be offered virtually each Wednesday.


Do you have any topics you would like to discuss? Email Laura Ringen ringenl@district279.org

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Outstanding Orioles

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Staff Outstanding Oriole

Michelle Arbeiter is always willing to do whatever it takes to help students, families, and other staff members thrive at OMS. She has started a girls group during advisory and has done an excellent job building positive relationships and trust with the students in this group to help them achieve their goals in 6th grade English. She advocates for what students and families need and is always there to give a helping hand. Michelle is an excellent teacher and it is evident that she cares tremendously about her students. We are so grateful to have her as part of our Osseo Middle School family!
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6th Grade Virtual Oriole Bucks Shop

6th Grade will be piloting a Virtual Oriole Bucks Shop starting next week. This will be open on Fridays starting December 18th from 1:00 - 2:30. Click here for the Google Meet link. Students will learn more about this during advisory. Our hope is to open it up to 7th and 8th grade in January.
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Bring home library books the day the Oriole Buck shop is open!


  1. Place a hold on a book before Thursday, January 28th by 8:00am. Use this link and login: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/28175
  2. Find the book and click on “Hold”.
  3. Remember you can only have 3 books at once. So, if you place 3 holds, be ready to return 3 books the day you come to pick up.
  4. Drive up on Friday, January 29th from 1:00-2:30pm to pick up your books! Someone will have them outside for you!

Please email wagneramy@district279.org with any questions.