3/26 - BTEA Clinic: Italian Basics, 6-7:00pm
3/27 - District Presentation: Effective Learning Strategies
and Habits, WAMS Library, 7-8:30pm
3/28 - School Store (all grades)
- Kindergarten registration from 2:00-5:00pm
3/29 - School Spirit Day: score big by wearing sports wear
to the school assembly!
4/3 - 3rd and final PTO General Membership Meeting
9:00am in the OSS Cafe - all are welcome!
4/8-4/12 - School Closed - Spring Break
4/19 - School Closed - Good Friday
Effective Learning Strategies and Habits
Wednesday, March 27 from 7-8pm, WAMS Library
All K-12 parents are invited to join in this discussion with district curriculum supervisors about discipline-specific learning strategies and developing healthy study habits. Sponsored by the Bernards Township Public Schools Parent Academy Series.
See the flyer here
ONLINE BOOK FAIR
Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 17
In lieu of our traditional spring book fair, we will be holding an online book fair to support Oak Street School. Limited titles will also be available for purchase at Family Reading Night (March 1) and the Science Expo (March 15). Please see the details in the flyer below to complete your order. Please be sure to use the link provided to ensure that OSS gets credit for your order!
See the flyer here
WIZARDS OF WORDS
Wizards of Words, the Visiting Author Program, will take place during school on April 16th and 17th. Students will hear directly from our authors about what inspires them to write; the process of writing; and what it takes to get a book published! Kindergarten – 2 will meet with Rachelle Burk and grades 3 – 5 will work with Nathan Hale. Autographed books by these authors are available for sale; orders must be placed by Friday, March 8th.
See the flyer with descriptions/ordering info here
LETTER TO PARENTS OF FIFTH GRADERS
Attention all parents/guardians of fifth graders! Please click here to read an important letter from the co-chairs of the fifth grade activities committee.
FROM THE OFFICE...
CAR LOOP REMINDER
Please make sure the Oak Street driveway entrance is not blocked during car loop. Aftercare employees need to enter the lot at dismissal time and be able to park in the area between the auditorium and cafe.
APPROPRIATE ATTIRE FOR RECESS
Now that the weather is getting colder, please make sure that your child comes to school dressed appropriately for the winter weather. Except for severe or inclement weather, the children go outside for lunchtime recess. It is important that the children are dressed warmly. Children who are not wearing a coat suitable for winter weather will stay indoors for recess.
POLICY ON TOYS/TRADING CARDS IN SCHOOL
Teachers design many important and engaging learning activities for their students. In the interest of maintaining a harmonious, productive and positive learning environment, children are not to bring toys or trading cards (example: Pokemon) to school from home. The only exception is if the teacher has specifically asked the children to do so because it relates to an instructional activity. Handheld video games, iPods, cell phones, and other electronic devices are prohibited in school, on the playground and on the bus.
Starting in December, the "Lunch Menu" link on our website is being amended to redirect users to the website of our food services provider (Aramark) where menus, nutrition information, price lists and related information will be posted.
See the flyer here
See the Aramark website here
FRIDAY FOLDER DISTRIBUTION
The Friday Folder distribution method has changed. Your Friday Folder email will have either Mrs. Slack or Ms. Guibord as the sender and the subject will say FRIDAY FOLDER with the date. If you are not receiving Friday Folders, please reach out to the Main Office.
SCHOOL STORE DATES
Once a month, children are given the opportunity to purchase small items during their lunch period. School Store is completely optional! However, the children love choosing and purchasing these small treasures on their own. Items range in price from $0.25 to $2.00. Please do not send your child in with more than $4.00. Children in kindergarten will be able to participate starting in January 2019.
See the flyer with dates here
CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS!
We are recruiting help to take photos at school events. Take a look at the link below for more info and to sign up.
Sign up here
If you are looking for ways to get more involved at OSS, please consider the following positions:
~ Committee creating a new event to replace Battle of
the Books for our 5th graders
~ Fall Book Fair Co-Chair, 2019-20
~ Holiday Boutique Co-Chair, 2019-20
~ Movie Afternoon, 2019-20
~ Roald Dahl Day, 2019-20
~ Colonial Day, 2019-20
~ Kindergarten Tea co-chair, 2019-20
Please email email@example.com with any questions or to express your interest.
Please send non-expired Boxtops in with your child to give to his or her teacher. Each Boxtop earns 10 cents for our school! The class that collects the most Boxtops will win a special prize. Collection sheets are available below but not required; sending them in a baggie is okay too. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download collection sheets here: 25 Boxtops
Mabel's Labels: Did you know that the OSS Lost & Found is filled with wonderful items that our children accidentally leave around the school? To ensure that these items are successfully reunited with their owners, we’ve created a partnership with Mabel’s Labels to earn cash back for the PTO with every order. We encourage you to label everything that goes to school with Mabel’s Labels as their labels are waterproof and come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!! The PTO earns cash back with every order! Shop online here and choose Oak Street School (Basking Ridge) from the list!!
Shop Rite: Register your Price Plus card to earn OSS PTO eBoxtop points whenever you shop for participating products. No clipping required! Click here for more info or to register your card.
Stop and Shop: Register your rewards card to earn OSS Cash Rewards. Click here for info.
Miguel's Fitness: Work out for the PTO. Click here for info.
If you would like to have anything published on the PTO website, please email email@example.com.