ORCHARD HILL HAWK TALK
Be Safe - Be Respectful - Be Responsible - Be a Hawk!
OCTOBER 29, 2021
What a great week it was at Orchard Hill Elementary. Every day students and staff showed their school pride by dressing up for our spirit week. The highlight was our first annual Trunk or Treat on Thursday night. The atmosphere was fun and festive. It was heart warming to see the support of the community through donations and time. A huge shout out to our PTA members. Without their vision and effort, this event would not have happened. Thank you also to all the families that donated candy and decorations. I know that our students had fun and were grateful for the chance to be a kid and do something that felt an awful lot like normal. We ended the week with our traditional costume parade around the school which is a school favorite every year.
Next week will be a shorter week with no school on Friday, November 5th. It's the end of the grading period and a teacher inservice day. School pictures are scheduled for Thursday, November 4th so be sure to read the information included in this newsletter about how to order a school picture packet.
Have a great weekend Hawks!
Curt D. Shenk
NO SCHOOL - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
November 4 - School Picture Day
November 5 - Teacher Inservice Day, NO SCHOOL
November 8 - 12 - Book Fair (more info coming soon)
November 11th - Veteran's Day Holiday, NO SCHOOL
November 22 - 23 - Parent Teacher Conferences, NO SCHOOL
November 24 - 26 - Thanksgiving Holiday, NO SCHOOL
December 7 - Picture Re-Take Day
December 20 - Jan 3 - Winter Break, NO SCHOOL
January 17 - Martin Luther King Holiday, NO SCHOOL
January 28 - Teacher Inservice Day, NO SCHOOL
LIFETOUCH SCHOOL PICTURES
Families are encouraged to go online to order a picture package BEFORE November 4th.
Click on the link below to go to the Lifetouch website.
When you arrive at the website, you will need the following information:
School Name: Orchard Hill Elementary School
Picture Day ID: EVTGBV76J
(Re-takes have been scheduled for December 7th.)
CONGRATULATIONS! DISNEYLAND WINNERS
The Price family, Connor & Lena Rhoden, Elsie Davidson, Addilyn Wears, and the big winner with 6 tickets, Violet, Ezra & Silas Rappleye!
Congratulations everyone and thank you to all that purchased tickets. The money earned will be used to benefit the students of Orchard Hill.
HALLOWEEN FUN AT ORCHARD HILL
FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS
SCHOOL BULLETIN THROUGH POWERSCHOOL
Click on the link to login ----> POWERSCHOOL LOGIN
Log in to your Powerschool Parent account using your username and password that was setup to register your student.
Upon logging in, click on the menu item EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS and check the box next to SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS.
Then set the frequency for the emails -- daily, weekly, monthly, etc. Weekly is usually sufficient for this information. Hit SUBMIT.
At the elementary level, we do not do progress reports so notifications will not work for that option. It's primarily meant for middle & high school. If a student is tardy to class (anything past 7:50 am is tardy), the teacher will mark them absent and then the office will confirm that they were tardy.
ORCHARD HILL ELEMENTARY HAS SEVERAL OPENINGS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL/PLAYGROUND AIDES. CLICK ON THE LINK TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN OUR TEAM!