Dear OSS Families,
What a fun week at Ocean Shore! To all of our mothers, I hope you feel the appreciation and adoration that you deserve! Your grace, care and love for our kids is an integral and invaluable part of what we do at school. It is an honor to be your partner in your child’s upbringing in these precious early years! Motherhood is a beautiful thing to celebrate – this weekend and every day in the year!
We had a great turnout last night for our PTO meeting. Thank you to all who came to support and recognize our meeting, our graduating 8th grade families, and engage in discussions with our teachers about how to support learning at home and prepare them for next school year. Here is a copy of the presentation from last night.
Also, join me is recognizing our 8th grade families as they are about to send their student off to high school. Our Ocean Shore family has appreciated their service, guidance and constant support of our school over the years. These families - along with the others not pictured - will be very missed and always welcomed to return to their Ocean Shore home!
This week was also special as it was a time to appreciate our teachers. On behalf of all of our staff, I want to thank you for the lovely meals provided this week. Every detail was accounted for and our staff was delighted to have such feast each day. Thank you for the love you put into the food and meal preparations! We sure feel appreciated!
Reflections from my Office:
It has been pretty awesome to see our school hallways transformed this week into a beautiful underwater display. I am excited to see how our school’s collective creativity is being expressed on the walls of our school! I look forward to next week when we kick off Oceans 411! I look forward to reflecting on this next week with you!
I asked a few students their thoughts on the transformation of the hallways. Here were some of their thoughts.
“What part of Oceans Week are you excited about?”
“My birthday is during Ocean’s Week!”
“All the theme days are fun. Yea, all the theme days!”
“We get to go to all the different assemblies”
“I like how the big kids come in to talk to us.”
“Going to the beach!”
Speaking of student voices, I want to share with you a special opportunity for our 7th and 8th graders. Our 2nd grade teacher, Juli, had brilliant idea to teach some of our older students how to create podcasts – from start to end. Next year, we plan to offer this as an elective class for our 7th and 8th graders. This week, Juli advised a few 8th graders (Dalia and Keaton) on the process. In one week, they created the very first episode of “Dolphinently Talks!” where you hear from our own Ocean Shore students. It is very “Ocean Shore”! I plan to post the podcast each week here for your reference:
Staff Makin’ Waves:
It amazes me how many ways our teachers give hours of their time – long after the kids go home. Last night was no exception. I was so grateful for the contributions from our teachers who graciously offered to lead our breakout sessions because they value the connections between home and school. Thank you Patty, Virginia, Jonathan, Sean, Jennifer, Natalie, Sarah, Jessica, Juli and Beccy for leading great sessions last night!
Scenes from the Week!
It was a busy week at OSS! Take a look!
From the Front Office:
Please Complete A Survey You Received From Panaroma from our District Office: Your voice and input are needed as we plan our goals for next year. On April 23rd, you should have received an email (from Panorma) with a unique direct link to a survey for each parent guardian. Currently, only 14% of our families have reported from our school and we hope to have all of your voices heard! The window for the survey closes next week!
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL PICNIC PERMISSION SLIP: Please complete this ONLINE permission slip for our annual field trip to Frontier Land Park. Please remember that you should first report to school. CLICK HERE to complete the permission slip.
HELP AND MATERIALS WANTED FOR OCEANS 411! We are looking for a large number of egg cartons, pipe cleaners, and paper straws for the Maker Space during Oceans 411! Please leave in the office for teacher Natalie!
NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR IMMUNIZATIONS! Please CLICK HERE for a reference to understand the immunization requirements for your child to start school in the fall. INCOMING 7th GRADE FAMILIES – please be sure to verify the updates posted on HERE
FROM THE PEF CORNER:
The Pacifica Education Foundation (PEF) is taking education to new heights. They completely fund educational programs which exceed California’s core school standards; which our district budget cannot accommodate. Simply, PEF funds, advances, and protects a higher quality education for OUR students.
Learn more at http://www.pacificaef.org/about-us.
PEF SPONSORED PROGRAMS:
- Elementary School Music Program
- Middle School Band Program (Music Matters in Pacifica - MMIP)
- Middle School Computer Science Program
- Elementary School Slam Poetry Program (SPARC - Stage Performance + Rhythmic Culture - Poetry)
- Professional Science Curriculum Development & Training For Teachers (Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS))
Learn more at http://www.pacificaef.org/programs-c1ylq.
PEF gives our children an enriched educational experience. Give back to PEF and don’t forget your employer-sponsored donation matching too! Donate at http://www.pacificaef.org/how-to-give.
UPCOMING PEF EVENTS:
- DONATION WEEK: Mark Your Calendars - April 29th - May 3rd! Support our school by volunteering with PEF during the “School Competition” day, on May 2nd.
- NEW MEMBERSHIP PLANS: Membership provides you tickets and/or discounted access to fun annual family events, supporter decals, and much, much more: https://www.pacificaef.org/membership
- LISTEN & LEARN: PEF Ambassadors will be onsite at PTO events.
HOW CAN I HELP?
- Volunteers needed, sign up here: http://www.pacificaef.org/volunteer
- Like & Follow PEF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PacificaEducationFoundation/
- Reach Out to our PEF Ambassadors, below:
TONIGHT 5/10: Astro Bowling at Sea Bowl! 7:00pm Check in begins at 6:30. Grab your family and friends!
If you haven’t reserved your lanes with submitting a form there’s still time! 6 bowlers per lane. $25 each bowler. Email your bowlers names and grade to firstname.lastname@example.org Happy FUNdraising!
Monday 5/13: LIVE SCAN Available at OSS. Sign up HERE
5/23 6 pm Ocean Shore Open House! Don’t miss this fun night open to all! Come see the completion of the projects and celebrate the conclusion of Oceans 411!
THE TALENT SHOW IS COMING!
When: Wednesday, May 29th 9am-11am & Thursday, May 30th 6pm-8pm (2 performances)
Call Times: 8:30am & 5:00pm
Contact Talent Show directors Cristin Fong, Ana Brenner & Sara Kuenstler at email@example.com for any questions!
June 2nd 10 am Garden Clean Up Day! Bring the family for fun outdoors and help maintain our beautiful garden!
June 6th: 8th Grade Graduation
June 7th: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Picnic at Frontier Land Park!