Dear Ocean Shore Families,
Happy Friday and Happy Spring Break! I wish you an enjoyable week off from school spending time with family or friends. This morning we were dancing at recess in anticipation of spring break! I asked some students what they are planning to do for the break. Here were some of their responses:
“We are going back to Legoland!”
“I am going bowling with my parents!”
“We are moving to a new house!”
"My cousins live in Sacramento so I am going to see them."
“We are going to Seattle!"
“My sister has to look at colleges. So I have to go with.”
"I just want to play with my dog." (This was the response from the principal... :)
Reflections from my Office:
This week was full of events such as the POD day on Wednesday. On Wednesday, I was joined by 6th grader Roan Taylor-Dion to help “run” the school. He was the student who won the “Student Principal of the Day” from the PTO auction fundraiser. He was a very effective leader and made “tough decisions” such as how to make sure every grade level earned equal amounts of the “bonus” 5 minute recess time he granted the students. He assumed his leadership role in stride, and even had time to write encouragement notes to each teacher. Positive feedback is important to share when leading a team! Yet again, this experience was another reminder of how Ocean Shore students shine in leadership roles. When given the opportunity, they lead with grace, poise, integrity, fair-mindedness and respect. I feel that this is something current world leaders could learn from our kids!
Here is a picture of Roan as he led the school on Wednesday!
Staff Makin’ Waves:
Last week, our staff gathered at my house for a “housewarming gathering” as I recently moved to Half Moon Bay. It was such a special event to have all of our staff on my backyard. I was so humbled by the lovely potted plant they brought me. Virginia, gifted with a green thumb, put together this beautiful pot on behalf of the staff. It now sits on my patio as a reminder of our special team of educators at Ocean Shore. This was a lovely gesture from them, and I feel very fortunate to serve our community alongside of them!
From the Front Office:
Parent Input for Class Assignments for the 2019-20 School Year: If you wish to give our school team your input regarding your child’s class assignment for next year, please find the attached form HERE to share your insight regarding what kind of classroom environment your child would thrive in for the upcoming school year. This form will direct you on the process of how you can share your feedback.
Join the Conversation about the Future of Housing in Pacifica on Saturday, April 13th 9:30 am – 12:00 pm! Click HERE for more information about an upcoming invitation to gather as a community to engage in this important conversation at the Pacifica Community Center. Breakfast and childcare services will be provided.
FROM THE PEF CORNER:
Join the Fun for DONATIOINS WEEK! April 29th-May 3rd! We need boots on the ground and teams of volunteers at Ocean Shore! Please CLICK HERE for the Sign Up Genius schedule to help support the valuable programs that make our school so special such as MUSIC and POETRY SLAM!
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:
FROM THE PTO CORNER:
SAVE THE DATE! OSS FAMILY BOWLING NIGHT May 10, 2019
Sign ups begin after spring break.
During Spring Break Take a look at what Egg Goods has to offer! Check out the Fundraising Page on OSSPTO.ORG
Silent Auction Bid Winners! Please stop by the office to pick up your auction items and submit your payment. If you have questions to email Jenny Abellana at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE TALENT SHOW IS COMING! 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 it’s sure to be a great time! The OSS talent show is an annual favorite tradition for our school community! Please read the following important dates and info on how to sign up.
When: Wednesday, May 29th 9am-11am & Thursday, May 30th 6pm-8pm (2 performances)
Call Times: 8:30am & 5:00pm
Deadline to sign up and submit music: April 24th
Email MP3 File of music selection to email@example.com
Auditions date: Wednesday, April 24th 1:30-3:00
Weekly rehearsal either Wednesday or Thursday the entire month of May.
Contact Talent Show directors Cristin Fong, Ana Brenner & Sara Kuenstler at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions!
Hard Copy participation document will be available at the parent hallway starting next week
An Exciting Project from an Ocean Shore Girl Scout Troop: Help the Girls Scouts build a buddy bench for OSS! Troop 61563 is collecting plastic bottle caps. We will need 250 pounds in all for recycling into a friendship bench for the playground. During Earth Week, you can drop off caps in the collection bin near the family folders. See attached flyer for more information or contact Emilia Ellison (email@example.com) with questions.
“Waste-Free Wednesday” is a way to stop some waste from coming into our school lunchroom. On Wednesday during Earth Week, we plan to have everyone bring a waste-free snack and lunch. This means instead of bringing food in plastic bags, bring it in reusable containers. Instead of bringing plastic water bottles, bring a reusable one. We are hoping this will eliminate some waste in our environment, which will help stop bad gases in the air. Troop 61563 thanks all of you for your help with our project to help the environment.
NEXT WEEK HAPPENINGS!
MINIMUM DAY on FRIDAY 4/12!
Spring Break: 4/15 - 4/22. School Resumes TUESDAY 4/23!
Saturday, 4/27: ECOFEST!
Monday 4/29 – Friday 5/3: PEF Donations Week!