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Update for the Week of November 4th
Update for the Week of November 4th
Paul Barrette
Monday, November 04, 2019

Hello OCRS families,

Well, I guess it's definitely November with colder weather for much of the week and possible snow showers (!) on Friday. Please check out the information below about what is going on at the school, upcoming after school events, and opportunities for families.

Important Information

Flu Clinic at Gallagher Middle School, Monday 11/4

A flu clinic will be held at Gallagher Middle School in the cafeteria on Monday, November 4th, from 4pm to 6:30pm. The clinic is open to anyone 3 years of age or older; no pre-registration required. Simply fill out a consent form when you arrive at the clinic. Although insurance information will be collected, there is no out of pocket cost for ANYONE regardless of whether or not they have health insurance.

Veteran's Day Donation Drive, 11/4 through 11/14

OCRS is teaming up with the Smithfield High School National Honor Society to hold a Veteran's Day donation drive for our Active Service Members. The SHS National Honor Society has organized a collection drive to gather donations to be sent to our Active Service Members this holiday season and they need our help!

There are cardboard boxes located in the front hallway at OCRS labeled with each grade level, K-5. We are asking that each OCRS family donate one item listed for their child's grade level as listed below, in order to ensure that we have enough donations. Items can be brought to school by students and placed in the box for their grade level.

Approved items for each grade level are:
Kindergarten: toothbrushes
Grade 1: Playing cards
Grade 2: Toothpaste
Grade 3: Granola bars
Grade 4: Socks
Grade 5: Travel size mouthwash

Although we know that your heart is in the right place, please do not send in any items that are not on the above list. The members of the SHS National Honor Society have been working with the various branches of the service to identify what items are really needed. Also, if you are unable to donate, we appreciate you support by passing this information along.

PTA Meeting Rescheduled for Wednesday, 11/13 at 7:00 p.m.

The PTA Meeting that was scheduled for this Thursday, 11/7 is being rescheduled for Wednesday, 11/13 at 7:00 p.m.  The 5th grade committee meeting that was scheduled for this Thursday, 11/7 at 6:00 p.m. is still taking place as planned.

Free Wrestling Clinic

Smithfield Youth Wrestling
Saturday November 9th at noon at Professional Martial Arts
Contact: Brendon Vallee, bpvallee@gmail.com for more information

School Picture Retakes, Wednesday 11/13

Lifetouch school picture retakes and for students who missed the original school picture day are taking place on the morning of Wednesday, 11/13. Mrs. Deus will be sending order forms home with students that missed the first picture day. Order envelopes are also available in the school office OR families can order online at http://mylifetouch.com, enter Picture Day ID RI319158Q1.

If there is a problem with the package from original picture day or wish to request a refund, please call Lifetouch at 401-828-5220.  Please do not return the package to the school.

Upcoming Dates and Events

Flu Clinic at Gallagher Middle School, Monday 11/4 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

There will be a flu clinic held at Gallagher Middle School on Monday, November 4th 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, Veteran's Day, Monday 11/11

There is NO SCHOOL on Veteran's Day, Monday, November 11th

School Picture Retakes, Wednesday 11/13

Lifetouch school picture retakes are taking place on the morning of Wednesday, 11/13. A notice with the information regarding the retakes was sent home a few weeks ago.

PTA General Membership Meeting, Wednesday 11/13 at 7:00 p.m.

There will be an OCRS PTA General Membership meeting held on Wednesday, 11/13 at 7:00 p.m. in the OCRS Library. All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend. This meeting is being rescheduled from its original date of Thursday, 11/7.

NO SCHOOL, Professional Development Day, Thursday 11/14

There is NO SCHOOL for students on Thursday, November 14th. Teachers will be attending professional development on this day.

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/

4th grade helping 1st grade (C.A.R.E.S. 4 one)

4th grade helping 1st grade

2nd grade painting their hat project in Art

2nd grade painting their hat project in Art