10/14-10/16 - PEC Disability Awareness/Sensitivity Training
(3rd Grade), 9:30-11am
10/18 - Leadership Day
- School spirit day: Crazy hair day
10/23 - Last day to RSVP for Monster Mash
10/24 - Volunteer Training, 9am
10/25 - School spirit day: Assembly day - wear sportswear
- Monster Mash, 6:30-8pm
10/31 - Halloween Parade @ 2pm
11/1 - School pictures
11/6 - Early Dismissal @ 12:45pm (Teacher In-Service)
11/7-11/8 - School Closed - NJEA Convention
MONSTER MASH & CUPCAKE WARS
Friday, October 25 from 6:30-8:00pm
Join us if you dare! We will have a live DJ, games, a costume contest and cupcakes! RSVP by October 23, $10 per child/$25 max per family. Please note that this is not a drop off event and children must be supervised.
See the flyer and purchase tickets here
We are selling car magnets to benefit the 5th grade class of 2020. You can purchase a magnet via backpack. Please place cash or check in an envelope marked 5th GRADE MAGNETS - be sure to include your child’s name and teacher/homeroom with your order (checks payable to OSS PTO).
PRICING INFO: 1 for $6 or 2 for $10. Magnet(s) will come home in your child’s backpack.
VOLUNTEER (VIP) TRAINING
Thursday, October 24 @ 9am
In order to volunteer in your child’s classroom or anywhere in the school, you must first attend one of these mandatory orientation sessions. We will discuss the role of a volunteer, state mandates and health precautions. If you have previously attended VIP training with Dr. Costa, we have your name on file and it is not necessary for you to attend again. If you are planning on attending, please fill out the RSVP section on this form and send into school with your child by Friday, September 19, 2019.
GIRLS ON THE RUN
Fall 2019 Girls on the Run is open to all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls. Practices are held after school Monday and Wednesday from 3:15-4:30pm. This program is meant to empower young girls by giving them tools to navigate school, friends and home...with some running thrown in! Questions? Email Kelly Kiessling.
See the flyer here
Click here to register
OSS SPIRIT WEAR
Please take a look at our Oak Street School Spirit Wear Shop! OSS shirts and hats are great for upcoming spirit days. The shop is open through Friday, September 20. All orders will be delivered by Wednesday, October 9. **Please make sure to specify your child's name and teacher when ordering.
Click here to order
OSS EXCUSE PADS
Stop by the main office to purchase an excuse pad designed by Babadoo Designs. Each pad has 50 sheets and allows you to easily communicate with the school. One pad for $6 or two pads for $10.
FROM THE OFFICE...
CHILD SICKNESS GUIDELINES
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.
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.
FRIDAY FOLDER DISTRIBUTION
The Friday Folder distribution method has changed. Your Friday Folder email will have either Mrs. Slack or Mrs. Ingling 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.
PEC DISABILITY AWARENESS/SENSITIVITY TRAINING
Monday, 10/14 - Ms. DiEduardo (room 21): 9:30-11am
Tuesday, 10/15 - Mrs. Buckner (room 20): 9:30-11am
Wednesday, 10/16 - Miss DiPetta (room 22): 9:30-11am
The PEC (Parents for Exceptional Children) is sponsoring Disability Awareness/Sensitivity Training for all 3rd grade classes in our district again this year. The training focuses on how to be a friend with someone who looks different or learns differently than you. Trainings will be lead by Melinda Jennis from Montville Pathways. During the workshop there are stations where the children "experience" a disability- including physical disabilities, dyslexia, vision impairments and fine motor skill deficiencies. We are looking for parent volunteers to help in the classrooms during the training sessions.
See the flyer here
Sign up here
If you are looking for ways to get more involved at OSS, please consider shadowing/co-chairing any of our committees. In addition, the following positions are open:
5th Grade Academic Bowl Co-Chair
Spring Family Event Chair(s)
Sweetheart Dance - shadow chairs this year to chair next
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Traditional clipped Boxtops are being phased out and replaced by a mobile app. Once you download the mobile app to your phone, set up an account and link to Oak Street School, you will be able to scan your grocery receipts and any products with Boxtops will be credited to OSS. No more clipping and counting! During the transition, you may continue to send any non-expired Boxtops in to school with your child and there will still be a prize for the class that collects the most!
Click here for the Boxtops website
Questions? Contact Alisa Larner
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.
If you would like to have anything published on the PTO website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.