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Update for the Week of December 16th
Update for the Week of December 16th
Paul Barrette
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Hello OCRS families,

Teachers and staff are gearing up for the final week of school before the Holiday Recess. While there are special activities taking place this week, both at the school and classroom levels, we are continuing to focus on teaching and learning throughout this week.

On behalf of all of the teachers and staff at Old County Road School, we wish you and your family a safe and happy Holiday Season!

Important Information

PTA Holiday Store

The OCRS PTA Holiday store is coming this week on Tuesday and Wednesday.The  PTA Holiday Store provides students with an opportunity to purchase gifts for their family and loved ones. Here is the schedule of when the classes will be attending.

Tuesday, 12/17Wednesday, 12/18
K Mennella1 Moretti
K Sisco2 Deslauriers
3 Chomka5 DePetrillo
4 Campbell5 Guillemette
2 Allen3 Murphy
4 Paolino1 Mariotti
SHS National Honor Society Donations Drive at OCRS

Smithfield High School students are looking to collect everyday items from the community to assist the Ronald McDonald House organization for families with children that are hospitalized during this holiday season!

Please consider donating some of these items!
  • Paper products (facial tissue, toilet paper, paper towels)
  • Trash bags
  • Aluminum foil, plastic wrap and sandwich bags
  • Laundry detergent and fabric softener
  • Cleaning products (sponges, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent)
  • Bath and bedroom items (towels, shower curtains, sheets and pillow cases)
  • Personal care products (deodorant, dental floss, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner)
  • Entertainment products (games, movies, books, art supplies)
The SHS National Honor Society students will be placing donation boxes at OCRS to collect these items. The boxes will be in place through this Friday, 12/20.
Students should not bring snow gear to school for recess

When there's snow on the playground, students will have outdoor recess on the blacktop and will not be playing in the snow. Therefore, students should not bring snow gear to school for recess. We know that this is a change in practice from past years. However, teachers and staff have discussed this and we feel that this is a better fit for our school and keeping the school day focused on teaching and learning.

School Attendance during the Holiday Season

This holiday season, the best gift you can give your child is a good education. And the best place to get an education is in school, every day, on time. It’s tempting to extend your vacation by a few days, but remember, those days count as absences. Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time. So make sure your child is in school every day, right up until vacation starts. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning.

Upcoming Dates and Events

PTA Holiday Store, Tuesday 12/17 and Wednesday 12/18

The PTA will be offering a Holiday Store for OCRS students to purchase small gifts for their family. Information will be sent home by the PTA with more details.

NO SCHOOL, Holiday Recess 12/23 through 1/1

There is no school for the Holiday Break beginning on Monday, 12/23 through Wednesday, 1/1. School will resume on Thursday, 1/2.

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Kindergarten families joined us on Friday for a wonderful Gingerbread House Making event!