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Update for the Week of October 7th
Update for the Week of October 7th
Paul Barrette
Sunday, October 06, 2019

Hello OCRS families,

Please check out the information below about this week's after school events and opportunities for families.

Important Information

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.

Tri-County Wellness Workshop for Elementary Parents

Staff from the Tri-County Community Action Agency will be leading a "Wellness Workshop" for Elementary Parents on Tuesday, October 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Smithfield High School auditorium. Some of the topics discussed will be building resilience, promoting mental health, navigating technology and social media, and starting conversations regarding substance abuse. There will also be a raffle for a $25 Amazon gift card!

Wellness Workshop

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. Also, please do not allow your children to walk behind the school to the playground until all of the buses have left the school. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Upcoming Dates and Events

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.

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 come!

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 Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/oldcountyroad/