Quote of the week: “This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you.” -- Nicholas Sparks (writer)
Dear Ocean Shore Families,
Well, it's the last letter of the year. By this time next week, our 8th graders will have graduated, our Frontierland picnic will be over, and summer will have begun. COVID has complicated the end of the year, but Oceans 411 was a smashing success, as was our Open House. I am profoundly grateful for the gift of your children. No matter how busy or stressful things are, one of your children will say or do something to make me smile every single day. Every single day. In those moments, I feel like I have the best job in the world. I know things will get even better in 2022-23, and I am thrilled that I will have the privilege of being your principal next year! Thank you for your support and for trusting Ocean Shore with your children. To those families that are "graduating" or leaving our school community, I wish you the best!
Here's to a safe, fun and healthy summer!
Shout out to our student council for organizing spirit week. Here I am in my bathrobe reading to Lily's Kindergarten class on PJ day. So fun!
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are minimum days this week. Thursday will be the last day of school and our picnic at Frontierland.
All library books and chrome books need to be returned to your child's homeroom teacher.
PTO General Meeting Slides 6-2-22
OSS Talent Show 2022-Let's Go Crazy
COVID reporting: There were two positive pools from Wednesday's testing Follow up rapid testing on Friday yielded no positive cases. I will send a separate email later on with case numbers and exposure information. If you or a family member test positive, please email Ayesha Siddiq, firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be no pool testing next week.
Return to School after an illness: Parents, please remember that we need a negative COVID test if your child has been out sick. Parents are also required to fill out this return to school form: Ocean Shore Return to School Form. COVID numbers are rising in San Mateo county. There is no mask mandate, but masking, vaccinations and keeping your child home when sick are vital ways to minimize the spread of disease.
Frontierland Picnic: Students can not attend the picnic unless this permission slip is filled out. link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0bF0Rs58rKMOXxhNP542xrODeBFPgkXPS4YgsLfjZo9cyew/viewform?usp=sf_link
Frontierland Food information: For the return of our traditional OSS last day of school picnic at Frontierland Park we are teaming up with Pacifica's own Colombo's Deli to offer you and your families a Sandwich Meal Deal! See link or QR code for details and get your orders in ASAP!! We highly recommend pre-ordering meals to make sure you get your food before supplies run out! We will also have otter pops, treats and pizza by the slice available for sale day of (cash or card!) All proceeds go towards class of 2023 8th grade events! Please consider supporting and THANK YOU SO MUCH!! If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Hanlon at email@example.com. https://frontierland-food.cheddarup.com/
Summer Learning through the library: Link: https://smcl.org/summer-learning-challenge/ (English, Spanish, Mandarin) Join this year’s 2022 Summer Learning Challenge, which runs from June 1 - August 31. The Summer Learning Challenge is a fun -- and FREE -- way to engage youth, families and adults by challenging them to read, explore new activities and learn new skills all summer long. Youth 18 years and younger can participate in the program to earn a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship! Complete the program more than once to increase your chances of winning. Other prizes may be available. Check your local library for more details, including your free book.
'Hello Ocean Shore Families! Thank you so much for your very generous food donations to StarVista clients in San Mateo county over the past five months. Our Ocean Shore community has donated 292! food items this year. I am beyond grateful for this amazing response from our community! Thank you again for helping to keep food insecure members of our community fed and healthy. Ava Litz - Eighth Grade Student
Fliers: June Lunch menu, Thinkbridge flier, SportTech Football, Pacifica Library Programs, Pacifica PB&R Soccer Camp, SHARE housing program, PEF, Portuguese and Spanish translations of my letter.
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