Friday, April 30, 2021
Quote of the week:" I don't think anyone is boring, actually, if you ask the right questions and look at them the right way." --Mike Bartlett, English playwright and screenwriter
Dear Ocean Shore Families,
I don't know how it happened, but tomorrow is May 1st. I wish the weather would cooperate, but this is Pacifica. Cold and foggy is a way of life. I'm a little rushed today because I spent two hours in classrooms being interviewed by students. Usually by May, a principal would know many of the students' names and would have had hundreds of short conversations with the kids. When I taught middle school, I would always start the year by letting the kids interview me. They could ask any question, although I reserved the right to not answer. This week, I decided to set up half hour ''interview" slots, so that the kids could get to know me better and so I could start to get to know them. There is nothing better than hearing their questions. They range from questions about how many pets I have, to which Marvel movie I like best, to whether or not I'm single. (Six--3 cats, an angelfish, a snake and a bearded dragon; a tie between Thor: Ragnarok and Doctor Strange; and depends who's asking. If it's Tom Hiddleston or Benedict Cumberbatch, I'm single!) That was the answer I gave to Sophie's 7th graders, but then explained that I was kidding. I like to keep the middle school kids on their toes. Jennifer's 1st graders were more interested about the details concerning my pets, and I promised to send Jennifer pictures of all of them so that the kids could see what they look like. These are the moments that make education so worthwhile, and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of your children better!
Shout out of the week: Gina Smith, Jenny Abellana, Jessica Ellison and all of the parents doing the hard work of trying to fundraise and build community during a pandemic. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please consider attending the free dance party tonight on Zoom, or the movie at Linda Mar tomorrow night. Details are below.
Link to the 2021-22 Return to OSS form: Return to OSS 2021-22 Please fill this out by 5/6/21 so that we can plan staffing for next year.
Link to the Daily Health Screening Form: OSS Daily Health Screening
Back to School Dance Party: - Don't forget! The OSS Back to School Dance Party is TONIGHT at 6:30PM. You can still sign up and receive the zoom link, just click here! Registration is FREE, so come join the fun! Visit the website for additional information. Questions? email email@example.com. Flier is also attached.
Movie Night at Linda Mar Shopping Center: THIS SATURDAY May 1, 7:00 pm. Our 7th grade class parents are collaborating with Beach Break Entertainment in order to offer a "drive-in" style movie experience this Saturday to fundraise for next year's Yosemite trip and graduation ceremony. Please see the attached flier for more information.
CSEA Pizza Night at Luigi's: May 3rd, all day. If you don't have time to make dinner, considering ordering from Luigi's to support our office staff, custodians, library techs, paraprofessionals and kitchen staff. Please see the attached flier.
Oceans 411: This year’s theme is Marine Mammals and our shirt design reflects that theme and also pays homage to our dear Patty. Those of you that knew Patty knew that she always, always wore a whale tail charm on a chain. The back of the shirt this year has a whale tail for Patty because she consistently had everyone’s back. Please note: ORDERS MUST BE IN BY NOON ON MAY 7. HERE is the link to order. Any questions? Email Jennifer Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org
CAASPP testing: Please see the attached letters for full year distance learning families and families that have students back at school. More information to follow.
7th/8th grade fundraiser: School is back and it is time to start Flocking!! Want to order a Flock of Pink Flamingos to gather upon a friend’s property to roost? Pay us to place these pink darlings in someone’s yard! Anyone in Pacifica can be Flocked and anyone can order a Flocking.
Please email OSSFlockers@gmail.com for more information. Order form :
Other events: Please see the attached fliers for: ThinkBridge Summer Program, SFSU reading skills program, Angst film event, Manifest youth conference.
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