January 6, 2024
Here are the new announcements in this newsletter:
- OCEAN Field Trip: Friday January 26th Seattle Art Museum (SAM)
- Comprehensive Sex Education Family Info Session: Grade 4-12, January 11
- Project Week a Success
- OCEAN High School Student of the Week
OCEAN Field Trip: Friday January 26th Seattle Art Museum (SAM)
For the next field trip we have the awesome opportunity to go to the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). This should be an amazing trip. There is an exhibit of Calder's work (https://calder.site.seattleartmuseum.org/) In the museum we will break up into small groups.
The museum requires we have one parent for each group of five students. Please let Daniel know if you can chaperone. As a small group you will tour the museum. If you have time before you go you will return to the area your group liked the most and create your own art.
As always this trip is parent accompanied. Once I have three confirmed chaperones. We will have space for unaccompanied students in the vans. This is done on a first come first served basis. Important: Please RSVP via email ASAP if you want to come. Please email email@example.com
When: 1/26/24 Friday
Meeting Time: 7:55
Trip Leaves: 8:05
Ferry Time: 9:45 Walk on the Ferry
Arrive at SAM 11:00 - Tour the Museum
Lunch - 12:30 - in Museum
Leave Museum :1:30
Ferry Time: 2:05
Trip Returns 4:00ish
What to bring: Water Bottle, Lunch, Snacks, Raingear, and Appropriate Shoes.
If you have them, please bring: Sketch pad and pencils.
Comprehensive Sex Education Family Info Session: Grade 4-12
Thursday, January 11⋅5:00 – 6:00pm
At OCEAN in Room 902.
In the coming months students in grades 4-12 will be participating in Comprehensive Sex Education lessons. The lessons include age appropriate comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention instruction as required by RCW 28A.230.070 and RCW 28A.300.475.
At the family info session we will review the curriculum and have an opportunity for families to ask questions.
Project Week a Success
Thank you to the many community members and family volunteers who helped make project week a success. We could not have done it without you. Students had fun and were highly engaged with puppet making, costume creation, set painting, acting and more.
Save the date for the performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream:
Fri, March 15; 7 PM
Sun, March 17; 2 PM
Fri, March 22; 7 PM
Sat, March 23; 4 PM
Sun, March 24; 2 PM
OCEAN High School Student of the Week
Each week an OCEAN high school student will be featured in the PT Leader. Students can be nominated by staff, families or students. Email Sarah to make a nomination. This week we included our students who were published over the school break.
OCEAN Student of the Week is Lain Blair. Lain is a joy to have in class. She is always inclusive, and kind to the people around her in addition to making great memes relevant to what she is learning in class. Her recent independent project about eutrophication was a hit at the science project gallery walk and had lots of students talking about a topic she was able to spark their interest in.
Ezra Hunzinger is OCEAN Student of the Week. Ezra is a tremendous presence at OCEAN. He is involved in ASB, D&D club, Violin, and regularly comes to study hall to get extra support. Teachers can always count on him to create something extraordinary for a project that goes above and beyond expectations. He is always ready to bring some comedic relief to the class and never fails to get a smile out of the people around him.
See what has been happening at OCEAN.
Information from previous newsletters:
Highly Capable Referrals - Due by January 31, 2024
The window for Highly Capable Services referral is open until Jan 31. All students in second and fifth grade will be screened for potential eligibility, using multiple measures. However, students of any grade, K-11 can be referred for services.
Which students should be referred for Highly Capable Program (HCP) services?
Highly capable students are students who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments.
How can I find out more information?
Referral information can be found on the PT Schools website, and all questions and referrals should be submitted to your school counselor.
- January 11, Comprehensive Sex Education Family Info Session, 5pm
- January 15, No School MLK Day
- January 31, Highly Capable Referral Deadline
- Feb 1, End of First Semester
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