5/17 - School Spirit Day: crazy socks!
5/20-5/21 - Grade 2 MAP testing
5/21-5/22 - NJSLA-S Grade 5 Science Assessment
5/22 - Staff Appreciation Luncheon provided by the OSS PTO
5/23 - 3rd Grade & Chamber Orchestra Concert - 9:30am
- School Store during lunch
5/24 - No School - Staff In-Service Day
5/27 - School Closed - Memorial Day
5/28-5/31 - Grades 3-5 MAP testing window
5/29 - Volunteer Appreciation Open House, 8-11:00am
OSS Room 35; RSVP here
5/30 - Kindergarten Screening for incoming kindergarteners
5/31 - Spirit Day: Score big by wearing sportswear for the
- Last day to register for "ART-rageous" art camp
6/3 - Grade 3 Verbal CogATs - 9:00am
- 5th Grade Parent Roundtable with WAMS
Administration @ Mt. Prospect PTO Meeting;
MPS Cafeteria from 9-10:15am
6/4 - Grade 4 Verbal CogATs - 9:00am
6/5 - Grades 3-4 Quantitative & Nonverbal CogATs for
students who were not at OSS tin 2nd Grade - 9:00am
6/7 - Field Day (rain date: June 10)
6/11 - Grade 5 End of Year On-Ramp Tests, 9:45-11:45am
6/12 - Grade 3 End of Year On-Ramp Tests, 1:00-3:00pm
6/13 - School Store during lunch
6/19 - Early Dismissal @ 12:45pm
- Roald Dahl Day (3rd Grade only)
6/20 - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal @ 12:45pm
- 5th Grade Clap-Out, 11:30am-12:10pm
6/21 - Last day to order school supply kits (see below)
Friday, June 7 (rain date: Monday, June 10)
FIELD DAY IS COMING!! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Parents make up a huge part of field day and are a large part why OSS Field Day is a success year after year! Please consider donating your time...and get some quality time in with your kid(s) during this fun event.
**A change this year - in lieu of the blacktop games in the parking lot, we have an awesome assembly planned for the kids in the gym. For this assembly, we will only need a parent photographer volunteer. But don't worry, there is still plenty of opportunity to spend time with your kids on the lower field (K-2 from 12:15-2:15 and 3-5 from 9:30-11:30).
Questions? Please email Kelly Kiessling or Elizabeth Seitz.
SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS
It's that time of year again! If you'd like to avoid the stores and have your child's school supplies for next year delivered straight to his/her classroom in September, click on the link below. Just put in the OSS code: 17617 and order the kit(s) you need. Please make sure that you get an email receipt!
Questions? Contact Becky Mauro
Order school supply kits here
WRITE A CHECK CAMPAIGN
Thank you so much to those of you who have contributed so far. The campaign is still open! Click here for more information.
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.
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
STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
Wednesday, May 22
The staff of Oak Street School has been hard at work all year and it's time to show them how much we appreciate them. Please consider contributing to the teacher appreciation luncheon and help us thank all those who have made it a great year at OSS!
Sign up here
Thursday, May 30: 8:40-10:15am and 12:00-1:30pm
We are looking for volunteers to help out during kindergarten screening sessions. For each session (morning and afternoon), we need four volunteers: two volunteers will greet the prospective kindergarteners and their parent(s) and show them where they need to go and the other two volunteers will keep the kids occupied while they wait for their screening time. You may volunteer for one or both sessions.
Please email Heidi Richel here to sign up
Friday, June 7 (rain date: Monday, June 10)
We need lots of volunteers to make Field Day a success! Please use the following sign-ups if you can help out or donate supplies.
1) FIELD DAY T-SHIRT SORTING
2) FIELD DAY PARENT VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP
3) FIELD DAY SUPPLY LIST
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
CHARTER DAY ART SHOW - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Mrs. Tolentino is looking for two volunteers to put up OSS student artwork for Charter Day. These volunteers will assist with the hanging of the artwork on Thursday, May 16 at 10am and with taking the artwork down on Saturday, May 18 at 5pm. The artwork then needs to be returned to the OSS office on Monday, May 20. Please contact Mrs. Tolentino at email@example.com if interested.
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:
Spring Family Event Chair(s)
Membership Drive Co-Chair
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.