Quote of the week: "All great changes are preceded by chaos." -- Deepak Chopra, author and alternative medicine advocate
Dear Ocean Shore Families,
The optimist in me hopes the playground construction won't be too chaotic, but the realist in me is preparing to be flexible. The fencing will be put up and construction will begin next week. The staff and I have put a plan in place for drop off, pick up, and lunch starting on April 25th. All of this is subject to change depending on circumstances such as noise, dust, or rain. Here are the key points:
Drop-off and pick-up: Edgemar Circle WILL be available for drop off in the morning and pick up in the afternoon. A path will be available through the fencing so that students and parents can enter the yard. The kindergarten gate near the library will also be open for drop off and pick up.
The Nelson gate will be open for drop off and pick up Bikes:
Bikes should be parked in the courtyard next to the MPR and locked to the fence. Morning line up:
Kindergarten: line up at the A wing door First grade: line up at the B wing gate
Jason & Sophie's classes: line up at the outside door to their classrooms C, D & E Wing classrooms: line up on the blacktop on their "normal" lines
Lunches 1st Lunch: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Eat: 11:55-12:15
Play: 12:15-12:35 Kindergarteners will eat in the cafeteria. 1st graders & 2nd graders will eat outside.
Second Lunch: 3rd, 4th & 5th Eat: 12:20-12:40:
Play: 12:40-1:00 Virginia & Bridget's classes in will eat in the cafeteria. 3rd graders and Jonathan's class will eat outside.
Third Lunch: 6th, 7th & 8th
7th graders will eat in the cafeteria. 6th graders & 8th graders will eat outside.
Students will play on the field, on the lower yard near the building and on the blacktop/basketball courts to the north of the green wall.
I will share this information again in an email later this week.
Have a safe and wonderful spring break. If you are observing religious holidays this month:
May this Ramadan bring joy, health and wealth to you!
Chag Pesach Sameach to those celebrating Passover! Happy Easter!
Spring Break: Spring Break is the week of April 18-22. School will resume on Monday, April 25th.
COVID reporting: Our testing pools on Wednesday were all negative! If you or a family member test positive over the break, please email Ayesha Siddiq, email@example.com Take home COVID test kits: All students and staff were given a COVID test kit box to take home this week. Each box contains 2 tests. We strongly encourage all families to test on Sunday, 4/24/2022. There is no need to report negative test results.
It’s that time of year! Can you sing, dance or do a skit? Tell a joke, juggle or do the splits? Spit some sick rhymes, play an instrument, or mime, join in on the fun for its sure to be a great time! The OSS talent show is an annual treasured tradition for our school community and we are pleased to announce we will be hosting an OSS 2022 Talent Show Extravaganza! Sign-ups will be open through MIDNIGHT on APRIL 15th. You can join in the fun by clicking on the following link: https://forms.gle/KQLxyLnGwywnDG4L8 A follow up email will be sent once you sign up with further instructions of how to participate in this year's show. We look forward to another fun year with everyone! As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to our awesome talent show crew via email: firstname.lastname@example.org --Your Talent Show Crew, Ana, Cristin, and Sara
PEF: Please see the Pacifica Education Foundation Spring Newsletter below, and contribute to PEF in 2022!
Fliers: April Lunch Menu, Ukrainian Fund Raising event, Girl Scout information, AYSO soccer, Legarza Summer program, Pacifica United, Sanchez summer program, PEF newsletter, SMC library events, Portuguese and Spanish translations of my letter.
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