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Update for the Week of May 27th
Update for the Week of May 27th
Paul Barrette
Monday, May 27, 2019

Hello OCRS families,

I hope that all of you were able to enjoy this long Memorial Day weekend with family and also spend some time thinking about and honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces so that all of us may continue to enjoy our freedom. PBS Kids has a great video to help explain to kids the history and meaning of Memorial Day.

Important Information

OCRS Field Day

The annual OCRS Field Day is scheduled for this Wednesday, May 29th during the school day. Mr. Gruczka has been working hard with our 5th grade students to design a wide number of activities and challenges that all OCRS students will have an opportunity to participate in throughout the day. The activities will take place both inside in the gym and outside on the blacktop, basketball court, and field. This year's theme is "Minute to Win It".

Things for families to know:

  • Please apply sunscreen and bug spray to your child(ren) at home prior to sending them to school. The school cannot provide or apply sunscreen or bug spray to students.
  • Make sure to dress children appropriately for an active day. Proper footwear is particularly important for a safe and comfortable day (no flip-flops or sandals).
  • We are asking students to wear something either red, white, or black to demonstrate teamwork and join together s a community. The 5th grade students will wear their 5th grade T-shirts to help them stand out as 5th graders and helpers for the day.
  • If you signed up with Mr. Gruczka to serve as a volunteer, he will be contacting you (if he hasn't already) about how you can help.
  • The rain date for the Field Day will be Thursday, May 30th.
OCRS PTA After School Field Day Celebration

The PTA wants to say "Thank You" with an end of year celebration after Field Day for 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The celebration will include Kona Ice, free hot dogs and hamburgers, a DJ, a cool mist tent, and tons of fun for OCRS families. Like Field Day, the after school celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29th with a rain date of Thursday, May 30th.

Lots of Upcoming Events in the last weeks of school

We are quickly getting closer to the last day of school on Tuesday, June 11th.
There are lots of events taking place during the last month of school, so please check out the "Events" section at the bottom of the Old County Road School webpage at to stay up to date.
You can also see the OCRS Public Events calendar at
Finally, you can subscribe to the OCRS Public Events calendar using your phone at

Upcoming Dates and Events

Field Day, Wednesday May 29th during the school day

Rain date is Thursday, May 30th

OCRS PTA After School Field Day Celebration, Wednesday May 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Rain date is Thursday, May 30th

Kindergarten Celebration, Thursday June 6th at 9:00 a.m.

A celebration ceremony for Kindergarten students and their families will be held on Thursday, June 6th at 9:00 a.m. in the OCRS Cafeteria.

5th Grade D.A.R.E. Celebration, Thursday June 6th at 1:00 p.m.

A ceremony to celebrate the 5th grade students' completion of the Smithfield D.A.R.E. program will be held on Thursday, June 6th at 1:00 p.m. in the OCRS Cafeteria. The OCRS PTA 5th grade committee will be hosting a party for the students immediately after the ceremony.

Smithfield High Seniors "Walk the Halls", Friday June 7th at 10:00 a.m.

The Smithfield High School seniors will be participating in the tradition of "Walking the Halls" of each of the four elementary schools on the morning of Friday, June 7th.

Last Day of School, Tuesday June 11th

The last day of school is Tuesday, June 11th.

Follow OCRS Online and on Social Media

To stay up to date with the latest OCRS information, please check out the OCRS website at Also follow OCRS on our Facebook page at, our Twitter feed at, and our Instagram page at


5th grade students participated in Project C.O.P.E. this past Thursday

1st grade students attended a field trip to the EcoTarium this past Friday