Hello Amazing Orangethorpe Families
I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed some time with family and friends.
As we close out the month of September this week, I want to thank you all for your dedication and commitment to your students by getting them to school and continually investing in them. It is hard to believe we are talking about October already when the temperatures are beginning to climb again. Please know that we will keep monitoring the temperatures and if we have to follow the inclement weather schedule and do PE indoors, we will do so.
Thank you for attending parent/teacher conferences last week. It was so exciting seeing you on campus and the excitement on your students's faces as they heard their teachers talking about them.
Thank you also for completing the School Site Council ballot. The names on the ballots are parents who are volunteering their time to represent our school. Additionally, thank you for completing the Cultural survey. It is important to us to build a community where we can celebrate everyone on our campus.
Thank you to all of you who attended the book fair and build a stuffed animal. I do not have totals of who much we raised for our school but will share the amounts in a future email. Thank you to our AWESOME PTA for organizing and running these two events.
Sherwood Forest Grand Opening: Tuesday September 27 @ 9:00am.
Please enter through gate 7 (Pacific Drive entrance). We hope to see you all there so you can see what this amazing space has to offer our students.
English Learner Advisory Council: Thursday September 29 @ 8:00am.
ELAC promotes parent support for our English Language Learners and the English Language Development (ELD) program at Orangethorpe School. At the meetings, information is disseminated to parents regarding current school activities and programs. ELAC also provides training opportunities for parents to support their child’s language development at home. The trainings and its topics are scheduled based on a needs assessment completed by parents at the first meeting.
Coffee with the Principal: Thursday September 29 @ 9:00am
Please join me for conversation, planning, questions and concerns as we build stronger programs and community involvement at Orangethorpe.
Saturday School - SSOAR: Saturday Oct 1 @ 8:00am - 12:00pm
If your child has an absence, please consider sending them to Saturday school, to make it up. Thank you
Tues. Sept. 27 - 9:00am - Grand opening of Sherwood Forest
Wed. Sept 28 - 7:45am - Kinder parent education - MPR
Thurs. Sept. 29 - 8:00am - ELAC - MPR
Thurs. Sept. 29 - 9:00am - Coffee with the principal - MPR
Sat. Oct 1 - Saturday School - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Mon. Oct 3 - PTA meeting - 9:00am - MPR
Wed. Oct 5 - Fire drill - 9:20am
I appreciate our community and the partnership we are building to make our school the best experience for our students. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered for various committees (PTA, School Site Council, Champions for Learning, room parents etc.), I know your time is valuable and I am grateful that you still find time to help our school. We are stronger together and I consider Orangethorpe staff, students and families my home away from home and my second family. You are all amazing individuals.
Thank you and I wish you all a great week.