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Update for the Week of September 30th
Update for the Week of September 30th
Paul Barrette
Sunday, September 29, 2019

Hello OCRS families,

September is almost over and October is upon us! This is the 6th week of school and we're getting to the point where the routines of the school year have been well established and classrooms are moving into more of the academic work.

Important Information

Fire Safety Assembly

This Wednesday morning, members of the Smithfield Fire Department will be visiting Old County Road School to speak with our students about fire safety. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and, weather permitting, get a close up look at some of the apparatus that Smithfield fire fighters use in their important work.

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.

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

PTA "Trunk or Treat", Saturday 10/26 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The PTA is holding a "Trunk or Treat" event in the OCRS parking lot on Saturday, 10/26 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. More details to some!

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/