News in a Nutshell #3

October 2022

What's Happening This Fall:

There's a lot going on - from the first After School Rec of the year to Family Bingo Night to the Clothing Drive! Remember to keep checking out this link throughout the month, as there were several updates last month as new information became available. Hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming events!

Next Home & School Meeting - Tuesday, November 1st

We will be at the Oak Ridge Library on Tuesday, November 1st for the next Home & School meeting! Join us at 7 PM for a short meeting. Please complete this Google form prior to the meeting. Hope to see you then! And if you can't join us in person, here is the link to join virtually.
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Family Bingo Night - Friday, November 4 @ 6 PM

Would you like to attend Family Bingo Night on November 4? Here's the link to sign up! The event is live in the Oak Ridge gymnasium from 6-7:30 PM. Please note the updated time! Hope to see you there!

Food Donations at Bingo Night - bring your items on November 4!

We will be collecting donations for the Keystone Opportunity Center food pantry at BINGO night. This Oak Ridge tradition is an opportunity for our Owls to support our community! All non-perishable donations are welcome, but please note they are especially in need of the following items:

- Peanut butter & jelly

- Snacks such as poptarts, granola bars, and rice krispie treats

- Crackers - saltines, club, peanut butter and cheese, cheese crackers, etc.

- Personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes)

- Trash bags, tissues

- Canned goods are fine, but they do receive many canned goods this time of year

Oakie's Caring Hearts Thanksgiving Food Bags

At Family Bingo Night, Oakie's Caring Hearts will be signing out Thanksgiving food bags to fill to benefit local families. If you would like to help provide a Thanksgiving meal by purchasing nonperishable items, please consider signing up. We will provide you with a brown paper grocery bag with a list of items to purchase. You fill the bag with the list of items and return it to school. Mrs. Beebe distributes the bags to local families for their Thanksgiving meal. There are two lists to choose from. You can pick one or choose both to provide a full meal for one family. If you would like to fill a bag but will not be at Family Bingo Night, please contact Heather Markus for more information. If you sign out a Thanksgiving Bag, please fill it and return it to the office by Wednesday, November 16th.

Painting with a Purpose - Tuesday, November 8

Please join our Painting with a Purpose event on Tuesday, November 8th!

● Time: Tuesday, November 8th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM (9:30 AM Check-In)

● School is closed this day (Election day!)

● Location: Painting with a Twist, 1240 Bridge Rd Ste C, Skippack, PA 19474

● Cost is $40. Proceeds go to Oakie’s Caring Hearts.

● Please register by Friday, NOV 4 (this event fills up quickly).

● Contact Matt Stone with any questions.

In-person registration (48 seats)

Please provide the Grade of your child for seat planning.

Virtual registration (100 seats)

Virtual participants will receive instructions to pick up supplies prior to the event. The virtual students will join using Zoom.

Here is an image of what we will be painting!

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After School Rec - Grades 1-2 on November 10th

After School Rec is back! The 5th graders had their event on Tuesday, October 25th, and the 3rd and 4th graders met after school on Thursday, October 27th. Just one more Rec session to go for 1st and 2nd graders on Thursday, November 10th. We need volunteers - adults or Oak Ridge Alum (middle or high schoolers) - to make these events fun for everyone!! The more volunteers we have – the more students we can accept to attend! Volunteer Sign Up Genius linked here. Adult volunteers must have clearances on file.

In case you lost your form, here is a link to all 3!

Support our Clothing Drive on November 22nd!

Come out on Tuesday, November 22nd from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with your donations. Drop them off at Oak Ridge any time during that window on Tuesday morning!

Holiday Shoppe information - Monday, November 28 through Thursday, December 1

Our annual Holiday Shoppe will be held from Monday, November 28th through Thursday, December 1st. The shoppe gives children the opportunity to purchase gifts for their friends and family members (even the furry ones) and experience the joy of giving during the holiday season. Each student will come to shop with their class at a designated time and make-up time will be provided for any student who may be absent on their assigned day. A letter and envelope providing additional details about the shoppe will be sent home shortly before Thanksgiving break, so please be on the lookout for it. We are looking for donations of reusable tote bags or large, sturdy bags with handles (such as those from Giant Direct) that will make it easier for the kids to transport their gifts home. They can be dropped off in the lobby starting the week of November 14th or you can drop them off in the lobby when you are coming in for parent teacher conferences. We will also need volunteers to help make the shoppe a success. Please use this link to sign up to help! We appreciate your help in making this a fun event for our kids!

2022-2023 Oak Ridge Student Directory

Have you seen the 2022-2023 Oak Ridge Directory? It was sent home a few weeks ago, so if you haven't seen it be sure to check your student's backpack!

Lip Sync 2023

It's time to start thinking about Lip Sync songs and groups. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

💡 Important Dates

Tuesday, November 1 - Home & School Meeting in Oak Ridge Library at 7 PM

Friday, November 4 - Family Bingo Night in Gymnasium from 6-7:30 PM

Tuesday, November 8 - Painting with a Twist in Skippack from 10 AM - 12 PM

Thursday, November 10 - After School Rec for Grades 1-2

Wednesday, November 16 - Return Thanksgiving Bag to the office by today! Thank you!

Tuesday, November 22 - Clothing Drive drop-off from 10 AM - 12 PM

Monday, November 28 - Thursday, December 1 - Holiday Shoppe