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September 14, 2020

Rainy Days Ahead

Dear Families,

We finished another great week at OES! It looks like we are in for a lot of rainy weather in the upcoming week. I am reposting our Parent Square information about our Inclement Dismissal Procedures. In the event, we have to go to an Inclement Weather Dismissal, you will be notified via Parent Square.

Walkers: Walkers will be held until the car line ends. If parents want to pick them up, regardless of grade level, parents wanting to pick up walkers will utilize the front car line, entering through OHS. Parents will need a car tag and let the person calling names know your child is a walker.

Please note: Once we notify families through Parent Square that we are on Lightning Alert, walkers will not be dismissed until the car line is finished, even if the lightning alert ends. This is because if parents choose to pick up their Walker in the front car line, their child will still remain on campus until at least the car line ends. At the end of the car line, if the lightning alert is over, any remaining walkers, not picked up through car line, will be released. If the lightning alert is still active, we will call parents to arrange a way for them to get home.

Back Car Line: These students will be in the OMS gym and when you feel safe, bring your car tag to the gym door for pick up. You should utilize one line.

Front Car Line: We will utilize one line in the front. Students will load only under the covered areas.

Please turn your windshield wipers off when a staff member is near your car.

All cars will exit right onto Oasis Blvd. (as usual).

Buses may run late due to the weather.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the front office.

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Our Amazing PTO

Boosterthon is PTO's main fundraiser, which supports so many great initiatives, including technology, teacher appreciation, and supporting our staff and students. This year, they are still doing Boosterthon, but the event will bear in mind health and safety protocols. The Pep Rally will kick off the event on September 29th, and the event day is October 8th. The theme this year is Sports.

Please view PTO's Welcome Video here.

View this super quick video with details about the Boosterthon.

The Parent PTO Calendar is below.

PTO Fundraisers... SMENCILS and Discount Cards are Back!

Please see the SMENCILS flyer for information and if you would like to order, please use this order form.

For information on the Discount Cards, click here. To order Discount Cards, use this order form.

Mind Up

Our next MindUp lesson is on Mindful Awareness. For more details, view the sample lesson here.

Constitution Day and Celebrate Freedom Week

September 17th is Constitution Day. Click here for a quick video on where the Constitution is stored in the National Archives. Here is a read aloud for We the Kids.

The last week in September is Celebrate Freedom Week. Students will be learning more about the Constitution and also the Declaration of Independence and American History.

Important Dates for September

9/23: Early Release Day for Students (Students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM)

9/23: PTO Zoom Meeting at 6:30 PM

9/28: No School- Yom Kippur

Every Friday is OES School Spirit Week. Students can wear a School Spirit Shirt. Jeans are also permitted on these days, as well.