Friday, December 11, 2020
Quote of the week: " She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live." --Annie Dillard, author
Dear Ocean Shore Families,
Congratulations to all of our Read-a-thon winners! I have a flier below that lists the names of our top readers and top fundraisers. Our amazing students read for over 183,000 minutes and raised over $30,000! I was an avid reader as a child, and would hide paperbacks behind my textbooks so I could read during Math and Science. I was the kid who was always up late reading with a flashlight under the covers. It's no surprise that I went on to get a master's degree in English Literature and became a teacher. Ironically, my two children have never been big readers. Maybe that's their way of rebelling against their mother! In any event, I'm looking forward to visiting our top readers next week and delivering homemade cookies, a lawn sign and a Florey's gift certificate.
In other news, Jonathan just sent me this information about two events that we are planning for Thursday to honor Patty.
In order to celebrate the life of our dear teacher/friend/colleague/hero..., Patty McNally, we have two events happening online this Thursday, December 17. One is meant to be a celebration of life for the students, families and staff of Ocean Shore and the other is a celebration and benefit for the Winter Bazaar, which was Patty's favorite service project. Here are some details:
1.) The celebration of life for the school will be a recorded event of stories, memories, song and read-alouds to celebrate the life of Patty. It will be pre-recorded, like the Talent Show, but released at 6:30 on Thursday, 12/17. It will run around an hour and will be available after this time for anyone who cannot see it upon its release. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/oss-family-concert
2.) On Thursday, 12/17, at 8:00 there will also be a benefit event in Patty's memory with proceeds going to the Winter Bazaar. This will be an online event for adults composed of local musical acts, including Finnegan's Call, Bobby Douglas, Kate Gaffney and teachers Jason McArthur & Jonathan Harris, playing music in memory of Patty for her favorite charity event, the Ocean Shore Winter Bazaar. All donations will be matched by the Silicon Valley Foundation if made before 11:59 pm on 12/17. The link for the event is here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/winter-bazaar-benefit
Patty McNally Celebration of Life
I hope to see many of you there!
Pictures: If you ordered fall pictures, they are here in our office. Lifetouch printed the class pictures early, without sending Patricia the proofs. There are omissions and errors. The first one I noticed was that Julie Tarango is still listed as the principal! Lifetouch will be re-doing them and reissuing them when we get the proofs from our makeup day.
Makeup Picture Day: Our makeup picture day will be this Wednesday, December 16th, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. There will not be a schedule. Families can come at any time between those hours. If you have any issues ordering, you can call Lifetouch at 1-866-511-3510 or https://contact.lifetouch.com/
K-2 Cozy at Home Sing-a-long: Everyone is welcome to attend our K-2 Sing-a-long from 6:00-7:00 pm on December 16th. Here is the link: Time: Dec 16, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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