Quote of the week: “Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” - Shakuntala Devi (mathematician)
Dear Ocean Shore Families,
Happy Lunar New Year to all those who celebrate! Many of our classes engaged in Lunar New Year Art activities and read stories and informational articles about the holiday. Virginia's class even stomped on bubble wrap to simulate the sound of fireworks! Our Penny War has started, and some of our gallon milk jugs are already full. The kids are enjoying the competition and siblings are "sabotaging" each other's classes by dropping in the dreaded silver coins. The kindergarten classes celebrated our 100th day of school and our first graders celebrated 101 days. Between those celebrations and the Penny War, we had a lot of counting going on at school this week. One number that is going down is Ocean Shore's number of COVID cases. Our pools this week were all negative, and only a few positive cases were reported by families. I'm so proud of this community and all that we have done together to keep our students safe and healthy.
I hope the year of the tiger brings health and strength to all!
Covid Reminders: Please keep your children home if they are sick. If they exhibit even one symptom at school, they will need to go home. If your child is out sick for any reason, this Google form must be filled out before they return to school and they must come to the office to receive a return to class slip before they can go to their classroom. OSS Return to School Form ** Please do NOT upload positive test results. If your child or another immediate family member has COVID-19, contact Ayesha Siddiq @ email@example.com immediately. If you are sharing a picture of a positive test result with the office, PLEASE WRITE YOUR CHILD'S FIRST AND LAST NAME ON THE TEST. We are getting pictures of unidentified tests. As of Friday, January 14, PSD is now following the updated CDC guidelines and will allow students back after 5 days of quarantine, instead of 10, if they have a negative COVID test.
ASEP: Our after school program has been postponed again. We are hoping now to start in March.
Reminders from the Office: Please do not park in the staff parking lot. Even if it's "just for a minute," that minute is probably when a staff member needs to park. Also, There are many lost items in the Lost and Found closet located near the MPR. We only keep them for 2 months and then they are taken to Goodwill.
EAT/Garden: The garden cleanup is this Sunday, Feb.6 from 10:00 to 1:00. We also have our E.A.T. Meeting on Monday, Feb. 7 at 6:30.Here is our Zoom Link:Virginia Szczepaniak is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83927547608?pwd=QzF1UWloWXBtaVp1WHowV0Q5L2tIQT09 Meeting ID: 839 2754 7608. Passcode: 6twVeW
Two Messages from Student Council:
Snack Sales: Student Council will begin selling snacks to 4th and 5th grade students from 10:20 am- 10:30 am on Tuesdays and Fridays. Snack sales will continue for 6th-8th grade as well. Here is the Menu: Chips $1.50, Fruit Snacks $0.75, Juice Pouches $1.50 (2 for $2), Cookies $1.25, Goldfish $1.00, Rice crispy treats $0.75, Oreos $2.00.
Book Drive is coming! If you wish to donate books to be sold at the Book Drive this year, students may drop books off in classes from February 7th-11th. The Student Council will price books on February 16th, and the Book Drive sale will be from March 1st-4th (the week after Presidents' Week Break).
Food Drive Update: Hello Ocean Shore Families! Thank you so much for your very generous food donations to StarVista clients in San Mateo county over the past few weeks. Our Ocean Shore community has already donated over 100! food items. If you have not yet donated or would like to continue to donate, please consider sending in non-perishable food items that will go directly to the people who need them.The collection bin is at the front entrance and will remain open for donations throughout the rest of the school year. Thank you again for helping to keep food insecure members of our community fed and healthy.--Ava Litz - Eighth Grade Student
PEF: Please see the Pacifica Education Foundation Winter Newsletter below. Please contribute to PEF in 2022!
Additional Fliers: OSS Penny War, PSD Calendar for 2022-23, February Lunch Menu, Terra Nova E-Waste Fundraiser, PSD Food Service Substitutes needed, SMILE California Dental Benefits, Portuguese and Spanish translations of my letter.
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