Thursday, May 27, 2021
“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own," Amy Poehler told Harvard's class of 2011.
Dear Ocean Shore Families,
I'm keeping it short and sweet. I'm thinking a lot about graduations right now, probably because Clara graduated from Terra Nova yesterday, and probably because I'm thinking ahead to saying goodbye to our 8th graders two weeks from today. Graduation speeches are often boring and long. How many different ways can you tell young people to work hard, follow their passions, pursue lifelong education, and not be afraid to fail? Also, graduates only really care about what their peers have to say, not what the boring "old" (anyone over 30) principal tells them regarding being the future or having the courage to make a difference in the world. Amy Poehler's quote resonates with me because we live in a time of contention; national politics is polarized and anonymity on social media allows people to "say" things that they would never attach their names to or say in person. We have to be willing to listen to others--really listen--and be willing to change our minds or to compromise in order to move forward. THAT is an important lesson for our graduates and ourselves.
Take care, and enjoy the three-day weekend! (There is no school this Monday, May 31st. )
Shout out to: all the men and women who have given their lives in the service of our country, and to all of those that are currently serving. Memorial Day is for them.
Hybrid Instructional Calendar - * TOMORROW* May 28th is an A day for 4-8th grade. May 28th will be an in-person instructional day for the B group in grades TK-3rd grade and the A group in grades 4-8th grade. Since 4-8th grade began in-person instruction with the B group, there were 3 more in-person instructional days. By taking one of those days and changing it to an A group instructional day, there is only one more in-person instructional day for the B group.
DLG - Diversity Learning Group – Wednesday, June 2nd @ 7-8:30pm The Diversity Learning (DLG) group is back and virtual! DLG serves as a resource for parents, teachers, staff and students in the OSS community to identify and discuss ideas, concerns and areas in need of further growth or awareness. The Diversity Leadership Group’s mission is to provide leadership, guidance and support to the Ocean Shore community to cultivate an environment of inclusion where each individual is valued and respected. For more information or to get involved email: email@example.com & Join us on Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94549565997?pwd=bFBpcFRoZUZsZ25vL2lnR2Zkenc2UT09 Meeting ID: 945 4956 5997 Passcode: DLG Number: +16699006833,,94549565997#,,,,,,0#,,130538# US (San Jose)
EAT team announcement: The EAT team over-planted, so on Tuesday June 1st and Friday June 4th, we will have tomato plants by the bicycle rack and the students and parents can grab one, one per person. Optional donations are welcomed!
PTO Announcement - Election for 2021-2022 School Year Parent Volunteer Positions
Interested in volunteering at our wonderful school? Please check out the SignUp Genius for available positions. All job descriptions can be found on our PTO website (osspto.org). Signup closes as of June 2, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Election to be held on June 3, 2021, at the Virtual General Meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Michele Tuman and Patricia Balmas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talent Show information: The OSS talent show is an annual favorite tradition for our school community and we are pleased to announce we will be hosting an OSS 2021 Virtual Talent Show Extravaganza! This year's show will be viewable on Wednesday, June 9th. Sign-ups will be open through Monday May 31st. You can mark your spot by filling out the following Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXWDvDeZ7IQA49PQjmoTEwoIcWL8lfLonUzIWmoBK1VrkqrA/viewform?usp=sf_link We will collect all video submissions via FlipGrid, like we did last year. Once you sign up via the Google Form above you will be sent the FlipGrid code to submit your video act. Please keep all acts under 3 minutes. If you are new to FlipGrid, have any questions, or need any help getting ready for your act please reach out to us....we are here for you every step of the way at: email@example.com.
Oceans 411 Game Night: How do we commemorate yet another amazing Oceans 411 when we can't gather as a group? OSS PTO is hosting Oceans 411 Game Night on Friday, June 4, at 6:30pm. Join us online to test your knowledge, play some fun games, and celebrate the culmination of our annual Oceans 411 program! Registration is FREE and open to the community, so invite your family and friends to play along. Visit ossgamenight.eventbrite.com or click HERE to register today!
Vaccinations available for 12-15 year-olds! Please go to SMC Health's website for more information or call your pediatrician. Get those kids vaccinated asap! https://www.smchealth.org/vaccine-clinic-calendar
Additional Fliers attached for: Boys & Girls Club Summer camp and other summer opportunities.
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