OGMS Wildcats Newsletter
Friday, November 18, 2022
Mark Your Calendar!
Monday, November 28, 2022 - Students return to school
Friday, December 16, 2022 - Minimum Day. Students will be dismissed at 12 pm
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 6th Grade Choir Concert at 6 pm in the Multi-Use Room
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - Band and Orchestra Concert at 6 pm in the Multi-Use Room
Thursday, December 22, 2022- Friday, January 6, 2023 - Winter Break Starts. ( Monday, 12/19-Wednesday, 12/21 students have school and are dismissed at regular bell schedule).
Wildcat Wall of Gratitude!
Click above to write a message. Then click on the"+" sign at the bottom
Giving Back FREE Haircuts to the OGMS Community!
Our students are grateful for this experience. Many Wildcats enjoyed having LVISH during lunch and getting a free haircut and learning about this career. Thank you LVISH Lifestyle Barbershop for providing FREE haircuts to our students, FREE t-shirts, and taking the time to answer any questions our students had.
PARENTS: Students Must Bring their Chromebooks Everyday!
📢📢STUDENTS MUST BE READY TO LEARN!📢📢
- WEEKLY each student's Chromebook should be powered down completely so that all updates can occur.
- DAILY students should arrive to school with their Chromebook that is completely charged.
- Please consider signing up for the insurance. Although most were issued a year ago it can still be completely covered. The insurer will verify that it is in working order and been active. Here is the site.
2022-2023 MEALS AT NO CHARGE
California's Universal Meals Program allows every Mt. Diablo Unified School District student to receive, one breakfast and one lunch every school day in the 2022-2023 school year, at no cost. Your student is already set up to receive these meals. No action is needed.
Food & Nutrition Services is accepting Meal Applications from households who want to participate in the USDA's Free and Reduced Price Meal Program. This application is not required in to order receive daily meals at no cost. However, if your household participates in the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program there may be additional benefits available. For example, P-EBT cards, no-cost or discounted SAT, ACT, AP testing fees, discounted utilities and cable, etc. It also ensures funding is allocated appropriately into your school. Apply here!
Some schools participate in a federal provision which prohibits the use of Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications. Alternate Income Forms are required instead. The Alternate Income Form can be filled out in HomeLink. Please see the information:
6th Grade Food Drive!
Dear 6tth Grade Families,
Support our Food Drive! Students bring a can or box of nonperishable food to the 6th grade classrooms. We will donate them to the Concord Food Bank.
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
Support the HOPE Program
DVC- ETS : Are you ready for College?
Dental Hygiene Clinic available at Diablo Valley College (DVC) in Pleasant Hill
DVC operates a dental clinic where the public can get teeth cleanings and other dental services at low cost. Dentists in the community come to the Pleasant Hill campus to work with DVC dental hygienist students and help them get the experience they need to graduate from the dental hygienist program. The students working with patients speak both English and Spanish. More information about the clinic is here. Details about DVC's dental hygienist training program are here.
BEING A MEMBER OF PTA HAS ITS PERKS!
We can't say it enough — thank you for all you do to improve the lives of children and families. Thank you for promoting parent and family involvement in schools, for advocating for children, and for the many other programs and support provided by PTA volunteers locally for California schools and communities.
To show our appreciation, we have partnered with several organizations to bring you, and your PTA, some extra perks of membership — be sure to download the latest Member Perks flier to take advantage of the following special offers and discounts:
- Receive a 20% discount on organic produce, meat, dairy, eggs, and so much more when ordering through the Farm Fresh To You website.
- Join SkyOne Federal Credit Union and receive $50 plus, a $10 reimbursement for your PTA membership dues for the first year.
- Bring premium features to your group of choice for 30% off with Cheddar Up, a free group payment platform.
- Purchase discounted tickets and take your family to the Aquarium of the Pacific to see their newest exhibit: Babies!
- Awair Elements gives you real-time insight into your air quality and is offering a 15% discount.
- Visit over 250+ colleges and get insights through 10-minute conversations with current undergrads that happen only on VIDSIG.com.
Spread the word so all PTA members have access to their California State PTA member perks!
Need Help with Homework?
Noor Islamic Community Center- Tutoring Program - FREE
Noor Islamic Center flyer
Noor Islamic & Cultural Community Center مرکز اسلامی و فرهنگی نور Sign up for upcoming classes and workshops برای کلاسها و کارگاه های آموزشی ثبت نام کنید . NICCC After School Program برنامه های بعد از مدرسه Saturday Classes کلاسها ی شنبه * English Tutoring تدریس ریاضی * ...
Wildcat Academy -FREE Tutoring Program at OGMS
ONLINE TUTORING - FREE with FEV
Students and Parents,
Great news! Mt. Diablo Unified School District has chosen to partner with FEV Tutor to provide you with free, school-sponsored, 1:1 online tutoring as a support resource! Your student will have the chance to work with a personal tutor to practice skills that will help them be successful this academic year.
Tutoring sessions are offered 24/7 through Clever. Students can get help with homework or support for subjects they struggle with. You can also set your preferred schedule for tutoring by clicking this link!
If you have any questions about this free virtual tutoring program, please contact FEV Tutor directly at: email@example.com or call 855-763-2607. FEV's Support Team is happy to answer any questions and work with you to create a personalized tutoring experience that best suits your learner.
Take this opportunity to help your student reach their academic goals! We look forward to hearing from you!
MDUSD & FEV Tutor
Contra Costa Library- Tutoring
All Californians can now get free 24/7 online tutoring and homework help, thanks to a new initiative. The pilot program, which has no age limit, offers help in math, language arts and other core K-12 subjects in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Tagalog.
*** NOTE: This program was already available via the Contra Costa County Library program. ***
Direct link to the tutoring program:
Link to the program via the CCC Library website:
Press Release from State of CA:
Contra Costa Library
What Are the Symptoms of Depression in Teenagers? - Child Mind Institute
Since adolescents are often moody, it can be difficult to recognize when your son or daughter has become depressed, and might need help. The thing people tend to notice first is withdrawal, or when the teenager stops doing things she usually likes to do. There might be other changes in her mood, including sadness or irritability.
¿Cuáles son los síntomas de depresión en los adolescentes? - Child Mind Institute
Dado que los adolescentes experimentan a menudo cambios de humor, puede ser difícil reconocer cuándo su hijo o hija tiene depresión, y por lo tanto, cuándo podría necesitar ayuda. Lo primero que las personas suelen observar es el retraimiento, o cuando el adolescente deja de hacer cosas que solía disfrutar.
Webinars:Vaping & Teens 101 for Parents & Families
Vaping & Teens 101 for Parents & Families
November 10, 2022
Low- Cost Internet Services and Computer Offers
EveryoneOn is working with Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services and the California Emerging Technology Fund to provide you with the best low-cost internet service and computer offers. Please click on the image to access page.
Click on the image. Sessions are conducted in English but the facilitator is fluent in Hindi and Tamil.
Catholic Charities - FREE Asylum Workshops
Starting October 6, 2022, we will be running a weekly workshop to help prepare non-detained individuals for their asylum merits hearings. Please check out the attached flyers, and help us to disseminate widely!
What: services are offered:
- Multi-lingual informational and interactive sessions aimed at teaching basics of asylum law and rights in removal proceedings
- Nuts and bolts of individual merits hearings
- Review of, and help translating, foreign-language documents
- Country conditions packets
- A therapist and community organizers will offer activities as part of this program
- University or law students may be available to observe individual hearings for participants who wish to have observers/supporters
· Refreshments will be offered
Who: we welcome individuals who:
· Are pro se asylum seekers in removal proceedings
· Are literate or have supportive relatives/friends who can help them read/write
· Have an individual merits hearing scheduled within ~6 months of the training (Flexible)
· Thursday mornings from 9 AM - 12 PM
· October 6, 13, 20, 27
· Participants are asked to attend all sessions of the workshop series
· Richmond, CA – Accessible by Bart/Public Transportation
How: · Call 510-439-3886 to register!
Parent & Family Corner
2022-23 Family and Community Engagement Series
We are excited to kick off our 3rd Annual Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Series for parents, families, and community members. Events will be virtual, with simultaneous Spanish translation.
Registration Now Open!
Thursday, November 10; 6:00-7:30 PM
Vaping & Teens 101 Flyer (pdf)
Tuesday, January 24, 2023; 6:30-7:30 PM; Topic: Tobacco Impacts on Youth Mental Health
Thursday, March 16, 2023; 6:30-7:30 PM; Topic: Supporting Young People Struggling with Tobacco & Other Substance Use
Workshops Flyer (pdf)
Visit our webpage to view archived webinars.
FOOD BANK of Contra Costa and Solano
There are free meals with fruits, vegetables or non-perishable food available in your city. Call 1-855-309-3663 to find food in your city or click on the following link and you can search the map for the closest place to your home or also in that link you will find the distribution of food by city:
Find Food in My City - Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Free food is available near you! Use the map below or the Food Distribution Sites Listed by City tab at the bottom of the page to find a location or call us at 855-309-FOOD (3663). Scroll down to see search results. Food Distribution Sites Listed by City Choose the city you live in to see ...