Friday, March 5, 2021
Quote of the week: " A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else." --anonymous
Dear Ocean Shore Families,
Happy Women's History Month! As a woman currently living through a time of historical significance, I think I can say that living through history is definitely overrated. If I hear the word resilience once more, I'm going to bang my head against the wall. However, the truth is that we are all stronger than we think we are, and that especially goes for women. Women are still often portrayed in the media as weak, too emotional, unable to fend for themselves or to solve complicated problems. That's never been historically accurate, of course, and it's certainly not true in 2021. When I look at the women in education, I see ingenuity, creativity, loving kindness, and endurance. I look around me at the women and girls in this community and I see strength. We sometimes break down, but we get right back up and keep going. I am so proud of all of us. This past year has been a marathon, not a sprint, but we are in the homestretch.
Shout out of the week: Natalie Abinante and Meghann Elsbernd (Cabrillo teacher and LSEA president) are coordinating Patty Week which will be the week of 3/15/21. The theme for the week is teamwork, and all teachers throughout the district are encouraged to participate in lessons exploring what it means to be a good team member. We will have a district-wide team spirit day on Friday, March 19th. Please see the flier below. In addition, the PSD school board will also be honoring Patty at the next meeting, Wednesday, 3/10 at 7:00 pm. PSD School Board Meeting (Passcode: 944902,.
Conference week is 3/15/21-3/19/21. 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.
GARDEN DAY THIS SUNDAY:Help pretty up the garden with trimming, weeding, and other projects this Sunday, 3/7/21 anytime between 10 and 12. Adults only - social distance and mask wearing, of course. EAT MEETING Join the little EAT team in discussing future projects and plans for the school's outdoor world. The outside school areas should be a welcome spot for returning students this spring.Monday 3/8 at 6:30pm. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84816396584?pwd=UnhZN3JiQmZqKzlSU2RQODYxVHpXUT09 Meeting ID: 848 1639 6584 Passcode: 1MwrRe-
Pacifica School District-wide Art-a-thon: Please join all of us in celebrating Art education month by creating a piece of two dimensional visual art (painting, drawing, sketch, collage, color, etc.) inspired by the 2021 Art-a-Thon theme Here Comes the Sun and what it means to you. Please see the attached flier for more details. Sponsored by PEF!
There is no return to school update this week. I hope to have more information in my next letter.
There are a lot of important fliers attached. Please see the attached flyers regarding: Special Education Town Hall Meeting on 3/18, Pandemic EBT food program for children, 7th grade immunization requirements, SMC library and Pacifica Resource center events, Spindrift classes.
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