Friday, March 12, 2021
Quote of the week: "The show must go on!" --Patty McNally (Well, actually it can be traced back to the circus industry in the 1800's, but still...)
Dear Ocean Shore Families,
I think about Patty McNally every day. She was a mentor to me, and the fact that she supported hiring me as Ocean Shore's principal sustains me on the days that I feel like I'm not up to this challenging job, in this crazy, difficult year. Next week we will celebrate her life by exploring the theme of teamwork. All teachers throughout the district are encouraged to participate in lessons surrounding what it means to be a good team member. The week will end with a district-wide team spirit day on Friday, March 19th. It's only fitting that next week is also multicultural week at Ocean Shore. There will be activities during the school day for students, and we have our Multicultural Night on Patty's birthday, 3/17 @ 6:15 pm. There are supply bags for diversity week for all OSS students (including FYDL) that are available for pick up today and into next week. Please see the blurb below and the attached flier for more information. Let's all channel our inner Patty and focus on ways we can be good teammates to our family, friends, and fellow community members!
Shout out of the week: This week's shout-out goes to Sophie Korn who decided today to do an impromptu food/supply drive in Patty's honor. Ocean Shore will be collecting food and supplies that the Pacifica Resource Center needs right now. Please drop off any of the following items to Ocean Shore between Mon. 3/15 & Fri. 3/19: hearty canned soups/chilli, spam or other canned meats/proteins, cup of noodles/instant noodles, diapers in size: 2, 5 or 6. Please make sure that the food items are not expired and the diapers are unopened. Containers will be near the front door. Thank you!
Spring Forward: Don't forget that we set the clock back this Sunday @ 2:00 am. Monday morning will feel extra early, but I know I will enjoy the extra hour of sunshine in the evening. Plus, it means that summer is coming!
Return to School Update: I will have one next week.
Conference week is 3/15/21-32/19/21. These conferences are for students that are struggling or per parent request. All days will be minimum days. However, some afternoon enrichment activities, such as 3-5 music, will still be offered.
Multicultural Night: Join the Ocean Shore Community as we celebrate OSS’s environment of inclusion. In addition to age-appropriate virtual class activities, we will be welcoming a wide range of guest presenters on Tuesday and Thursday. We will also celebrate together as a community with Multicultural Night on Wednesday, March 17 at 6:15. Special Guests include: Sarah & Ian Hoffman, authors of Jacob’s New Dress and Jacob’s Room to Choose and the forthcoming Jacob’s School Play: Starring He, She, and They! Folio Books will be donating 10% of sales of any of the three Jacob books purchased before March 18th to Ocean Shore School! https://www.foliosf.com/sarah-ian-hoffman-march-2021
Vincent Medina & Louis Trevino, Founders of mak-’amham/Cafe’ Ohlone cafe ohlone — mak-'amham
Hip Hop for Change, Social justice and positive self-expression through the history of Hip Hop evolution, music, and culture. Nonprofit | Hip Hop For Change Inc. | United States
CoastPride, Bringing together the San Mateo County Coastside in support of our LGBTQ community. Coast Pride For questions or to attend a program, please contact email@example.com.
Immunizations: For the 2021-2022 school year, all students entering grade are required to have a Tdap booster and a 2nd Varicella (Chickenpox). These immunizations are required by the State of California. If your child has already received these immunizations, please mail a copy to us or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get it recorded in his/her health records. In the event your child has not received these immunizations, please make an appointment as soon as possible and forward their immunization record to us.
Come join The DLG (Diversity Learning Group) Virtual Book Club! The DLG Book Club aims to promote community discussion focused on the DLG vision “to instill an understanding on the value in acceptance and respect for one another’s differences so that we can grow as a society.” Come join us on our inaugural discussion circle for our new book! When: Monday, March 22th, 2021Time: 7pm-8pm Book: "Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America" By Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain. Reading Discussion: Parts 1 - 6. Zoom: https://fhda-edu.zoom.us/j/6489556005
Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 collects the work of 90 writers — historians, poets, journalists, novelists and activists — to tell the stories of Black Americans, from the arrival of the White Lion, which brought enslaved people to the colonies in 1619, to the Black Lives Matter movement. https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2021/02/18/four-hundred-souls-book. Note: Consider supporting locally and purchasing the book from Florey's Book Co.
Virtual Paint Night - Saturday, March 20: Join OSS parent and artist, Jeffrey Wong, for some fun with watercolors. This first paint session is for adults only, but we plan to do one for the kids very soon. See attached flyer for more information. Space is limited, so click here to register today!
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