The Hoot Owl

FEBRUARY 2018

THINGS TO KNOW:

*DONUTS WITH DADS - Donuts with Dad will be on Thursday, February 14. If dad is not available that day, students can bring one adult substitute to this event.

*VALENTINE'S PARTIES - Class Valentine's Day parties will be held at different times per grade level on February 14. Please check with your child's teacher to get the correct time.

*PTO MEETING - PTO will be held on Thursday, February 7 @ 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. This is our second PTO evening meeting of the year. Please enter the meeting from the cafeteria entrance.

* PTO CHOCOLATE SALES - PTO Chocolate bar sales will kick off on Thursday, February 21. Sales of chocolate bars will run from Friday, February 22 - Friday, March 8. Money from sales will be due on that Friday since the following week is Spring Break.

*SHOW THE STAFF SOME LOVE - FEBRUARY - We will have staff Valentine bags in the lounge for all of our staff members. We are doing a 'SHOW THE STAFF SOME LOVE" campaign for the month of February. Feel free to join us by writing a note of appreciation to staff members thanking them for what they do. These can be submitted to the front office with the teacher name on them and we will get them in the appropriate bag.

*CHANGE OF TRANSPORTATION/PICK UP EARLY - If you have a need to change your child's transportation, the best option is to send a note to the teacher the day of the change. If it is an emergency and you need to change during the day, the cut off for that change to be effective is 2:30 p.m. If you need to pick up your child early, you will need to be in the front office no later than 2:45 p.m.

*YEARBOOK ORDERS - Yearbooks are now currently selling for $26 each. They can be purchased at the link below.

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NURSE'S NOTES

February is National Dental Health Month!


Lifelong habits begin at home. Make dental health part of your daily routine and share these reminders with your whole family:

☺ Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, especially after breakfast and before bedtime. Drinking water after eating also helps to clear your teeth of food particles.

☺ Floss every day. An adult should help children under the age of eight to floss. Older children should be ready to floss on their own.

☺ Limit the number of times you eat snacks, especially the sticky ones and long lasting ones. ☺ Visit a dentist regularly for a routine check up and a cleaning.

☺ Protect your teeth by wearing a mouth guard when playing sports.

☺ Don’t forget to change your tooth brush regularly, and after an illness.


Sweet snack facts:

Eating a lot of snacks with sugar may cause cavities. Every time you eat sugar, plaque in your mouth mixes with the sugar to make acid. The acid hurts the teeth and causes decay over time. This can be painful! Any assistance please call Audra Sims, R.N. 832-592-5903 ☺ Smile

CAR RIDER LINE - REMINDER OF THE PROCESS

MORNING NOTES - If you are choosing to park and drop off your children, it is important that you park in a parking spot and walk your child to the door. Avoid parking behind someone, thus blocking them in, or parking in the entrance/exit to the parking lot. We do recommend that you drive through the line to drop off instead of parking and walking the child to the front. Tardies begin at 8:02 a.m. Please arrive early to ensure your child is not tardy to school.


AFTERNOON NOTES - Remember that you must enter the car rider line from Oak Ridge School Road instead of our driveway.


REMINDER - Don't forget when you are in the car rider line, it is against the law to be on your cell phone. (Not to mention that it is dangerous to our staff and students who are on duty.)

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Spring Break - March 11-15

STAAR Writing 4th grade - April 9

Kinder Round Up - April 15 - 26

ExplOREtorium Night - April 25

School holidays - April 19 & 22

Teacher & Nurse Appreciation Week - May 6 - 10

STAAR Math 3rd & 4th - May 13

STAAR Reading 3rd & 4th - May 14

Fun Day - May 24

Memorial Day Holiday - May 27

Kindergarten Graduation - May 28 @ 9:00 a.m.

Fourth Grade Graduation - May 29 @ 9:00 a.m.

Last day of school - May 30 - Early release day

PTO INFORMATION

PTO has several officer/board meeting at large positions open at this time. They are in need of parents to fill these positions. If you are interested in helping, please contact MaryBeth DeMott, PTO president @

mrdmb07@gmail.com


CHOCOLATE SALES - Chocolate Bar sales kick off on Thursday, February 21 and go through Friday, March 8. Watch for more details coming soon.

DON'T FORGET THESE SIMPLE WAYS TO GIVE BACK TO OUR PTO...

AMAZON SMILE

When you shop at Amazon, make sure you use the smile.amazon.com website. (Prime accounts work at this website. The only difference is you register to have money earned sent to ORE) Designated Oak Ridge PO as the benefiting organization. The money earned is directly deposited inot the PTO bank account. Currently it earns about $10 a month. Let's do our best to up that amount! For more information or questions, contact our PTO.
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BREAKFAST/LUNCH

Our school alone has over $1500 in charges for either breakfast or lunch. We are working diligently to get those debts paid in full. You will receive an email from myself and a text message from the district when you owe money. Quickly taking care of this debt will be greatly appreciated.


If you need assistance with breakfast or lunch, free/reduced applications can be located at the link below. Mrs. Vera, our registrar, can assist you in completing this form should you need assistance.


https://www.myschoolapps.com/

DATES TO KNOW:

FEBRUARY


2 - Sci://Tech held at Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe

4-8 - Counselors' Week

14 - Donuts with Dad and Valentine's Day Parties

18 - Student holiday

21 - PTO Chocolate Sales Kick off

22-March 8 - PTO Chocolate Sales

26 - Honor Choir Program @ ORHS @ 7:00 p.m.

ATTENDANCE

Attendance is very important for student learning. Our daily attendance goal is 98%. Currently, we are running, on average, about 96%. Please help us reach our goal by sending your child to school daily.

Official attendance time is 9:00 a.m. If your child arrives after 9, he/she will be counted absent for the day. Tardy time this school year is 8:01 a.m. If your child arrives after 8:01, the parent needs to walk the child into the front office and sign the child into school.

It is just as important for students to remain at school all day as it is for them to be on time. The 20 minutes missed frequently at the end of the day do add up and cause students to miss important information for their learning. Please allow your child to stay at school all day unless there is an emergency.

Thank you for help with these matters!