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Update for the Week of September 23rd
Update for the Week of September 23rd
Paul Barrette
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Hello OCRS families,

Thank you for the terrific turnout at this past week's Open House! It was wonderful for teachers and families to have an opportunity to talk about all of the great things happening at OCRS and for families to see their childrens' classroom.

Important Information

Morning drop-off and afternoon pickup

Just a reminder to families that morning drop-off begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 8:15 a.m. After 8:15 a.m., all students and their families will be directed to the main office to check-in. Please do not enter the driveway in front of the school during morning drop-off because it is used by the buses and creates a safety hazard.

During afternoon pickup, do not enter the driveway in front of the school because it is used by the buses. All cars should enter and exit the parking lot on the right side of the school. We are fortunate to have a wonderful playground at OCRS and we welcome families to use that playground after school. However, for the safety of all of our students, please do not drive behind the school to park at the playground or walk through the buses to the playground until all of the buses have left the school. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Flu Clinic Information

Has your child gotten their flu shot? A reminder that there will be a flu clinic held at Old County Road School on Wednesday, October 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Your child can get vaccinated at this clinic at no out-of-pocket cost.

Please see the linked information below about the upcoming flu clinic, as well as some helpful information about the flu.

PTA Family Directory

OCRS families, below is a link to the PTA 2019-2020 School Directory! It’s a great way to make playdates, send out birthday invites or just have the kids stay in touch with each other.
https://forms.gle/JJpogtuvC6CJKYWUA

Please note the information that you submit as part of the PTA family directory will be distributed to ONLY Old County Road School Families. Also, the PTA family directory is not managed in any way by the school and no family information is shared by the school as part of the directory. Participation in the PTA family directory is completely voluntary.

Upcoming Dates and Events

PTA Meeting, Thursday 10/3 at 7:00 p.m.

There will be an OCRS PTA Meeting on Thursday, 10/3 at 7:00 p.m.  All parents and guardians of OCRS students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Tri-County Workshop for Elementary Parents/Families, Tuesday 10/8 at 6:30 p.m.

The Tri-County Community Action Agency is hosting a workshop for elementary school parents/families at Smithfield High School on Tuesday, 10/8 at 6:30 p.m.  As we get closer to the date of the workshop, Tri-County will provide details about the topics of the workshop.

Flu Clinic, Wednesday 10/9 from 4:00 p.m to 6:30 p.m.

There will be a flu clinic held at Old County Road School on Wednesday, October 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Your child can get vaccinated at this clinic at no out-of-pocket cost.

NO SCHOOL, Monday 10/14, COLUMBUS DAY

There is no school on Monday, October 14th due to Columbus Day.

R.I. Festival of Children's Books and Authors, Saturday October 19th 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

All OCRS families are invited to attend the R.I. Festival of Children's Books and Authors which will be held at the Lincoln School in Providence on Saturday, October 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can find more information about the event at https://www.lincolnschool.org/life-at-lincoln/rhode-island-festival-of-childrens-books-and-authors

Follow OCRS Online and on Social Media

To stay up to date with the latest OCRS information, please check out the OCRS website at https://oldcounty.smithfield-ps.org. Also follow OCRS on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OldCountyRoadSchool/, our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/OldCountyRoad, and our new Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/oldcountyroad/