2/17-2/18 - School Closed - Mid-Winter Recess
2/20 - Principal's Chat - Grades 2-3 @ 9am
2/21 - Spirit Day: Western wear
2/24 - Last day to register for Oak Street's Got Talent!
3/4 - Early Dismissal @ 12:45pm (Teacher In-Service)
3/6 - Family Reading Night/Art Expo (snow date: March 13)
- Last day to register for the Science Expo
3/16 - School Store
3/20 - Science Expo, 6:30-8:30pm (snow date: March 21)
FAMILY READING NIGHT
Friday, March 6 at 6:40pm
Come join us for a night at the carnival! Bring the family, wear your pajamas and celebrate literacy with a night of reading and fun! Please note that this is not a drop-off event.
See the flyer here
LET'S WIN A JAN BRETT VISIT FOR OSS!
Beloved author, Jan Brett, is hosting a contest! The school that has the most parents, teachers, friends and other supporters who enter the contest will win a free school visit from Jan in the 2020 school year. WE NEED YOUR HELP: in addition to voting yourself, please encourage extended family members and friends to vote for OSS as well. You can check on her website to see the front runners.
It's easy to enter: go to Jan's website (janbrett.com), click on the contest box and then fill out your name and e-mail address, along with the OSS info: Oak Street School, 70 West Oak Street, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
Only one e-mail address entry per person. If you are under the age of 13, please use your parent's e-mail address. Contest ends Monday, April 20, 2020.
Friday, March 20 from 6:30-8:30pm
Kindergarteners through 5th graders, get ready to amaze and inspire your classmates with your science knowledge and creativity! Don't worry, the science expo is not a competition; its purpose is to spur your curiosity about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Online registration is now open! Deadline to register is midnight, March 6th.
See the flyer with all the details here
Online registration: click here
Questions? Contact Gary Sarkis
OAK STREET'S GOT TALENT!
Friday, April 3 from 6:00-8:00pm, OSS Auditorium
Strap on your dancing shoes, warm up your voice and polish those instruments! OSS students in grades 3-5 will have an opportunity to participate in a talent show for the OSS community, family and friends. Please note that all students registering to perform must be available for three dates: Preview Night (Saturday, February 29 from 3-5pm), Dress Rehearsal Night (Friday, March 27 from 6-8pm) and Talent Show Night (Friday, April 3 from 6-8pm). Registrations and permission slips are due by Monday, February 24.
Click here for the flyer with all the details
Click here to register online
Click here for the permission slip
JUMP START LITE 2020 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Jump Start Lite, open to 5th grade students heading to WAMS next year, is now open for registration. This 10 session program will be held after school on dates in May and June.
See the flyer with all the details here
PTO GENERAL MEETING
Missed the last PTO meeting? View the minutes 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.
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
INDOOR RECESS NEEDS
Cleaning out after the holidays? Donate your gently used board or card games for indoor recess!
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. Woodside 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.
FAMILY READING NIGHT
Please consider volunteering for Family Reading Night! Set up, clean up and general help time slots are also open to teens who need service hours. 4th and 5th graders who would like to volunteer as servers can also participate in the classroom reading sessions if they would like to split their time.
Sign up here
The art expo is coming! Mrs. Tolentino needs some volunteers to help get each class's art projects mounted and hung in the hallways. There are opportunities to help out from home as well as at school.
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:
'20-'21 Teacher Conference Lunch Chair
'20-'21 Colonial Day Chair (shadow current chairs this yr)
'20-'21 Sweetheart Dance (shadow chairs this year)
'20-'22 VP of Social Events - The OSS PTO Board is instituting a new position on the Board for next year. The VP of Social Events will oversee the committee chairs for the various social events that the PTO holds each year (think: Monster Mash, Craft Night, Sweetheart Dance, and more!). The board member will be the board contact for the chairs that run these events. If you are organized and have enjoyed these events in the past, then this might be the right fit for you. Reach out to email@example.com for more information!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 contact Carol Pietro or email email@example.com.