Please note: All events will be cancelled/rescheduled while school is closed. At this point, Science Expo will be reimagined virtually and Colonial Day will be rescheduled. WOW is cancelled. We will provide updated information and dates as soon as we can.
4/3 - Report cards available on Genesis
4/13 - Board of Education Meeting (virtual meeting), 7pm
4/20-4/24 - School Closed - Spring Break
5/5 - Kindergarten registration (for online registration
instructions, click here)
Attendance: should be logged each day by 8:30 AM. Click here for Attendance Link in Genesis.
OSS Distance Learning Hub: Click here
Superintendent communications are available at www.bernardsboe.com.
Please remember to reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions about Distance Learning!
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.
SCIENCE EXPO - UPDATE
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. Although the live Science Expo had to be cancelled, our Chair, Gary Sarkis, is putting together a "virtual" science fair event! If your child is interested, please see this flyer for details. Deadline for submissions is April 10.
Questions? Contact Gary Sarkis
WIZARDS OF WORDS
WOW Chairs are in the process of rescheduling the author visit by Jarrett J. Krosoczka to next school year. The book orders have been cancelled so if you submitted an order form, you should hear from the Chairs soon regarding your refund.
In light of all the school closures, graphic novelist and author Jarrett Krosoczka has taken it upon himself to create a catalog of drawing lessons which will permanently remain on his YouTube page and can be viewed here: Draw Everyday.
PTO GENERAL MEETING
Missed the last PTO meeting? View the minutes here.
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.
CAREER DAY: FRIDAY, MAY 15
We are looking for volunteers to help make Oak Street School's fourth career day a success! We need 12 or more volunteers from various professions to make three 30-minute presentations designed to educate students about their professions. Each presentation would be made to 2-3 classes at a time; total time to volunteer is only about 2 hours. Please email Mr. Persily or Heather Ohm-Rodriguez by April 3 if you are interested in volunteering.
Click here for the flyer with more details
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 Colonial Day Chair (shadow current chairs this yr)
'20-'21 Sweetheart Dance
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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.
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.