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Update for the Week of March 18th
Update for the Week of March 18th
Paul Barrette
Sunday, March 17, 2019

Hello OCRS Families,

Spring is finally arriving this week and, as the remainder of the last snow melts away, we are looking forward to warmer weather and a strong finish to this school year in the 3rd trimester.

Important Information

2019 RIDE SurveyWorks Survey

The 2019 RIDE SurveyWorks Survey is open for family responses through March 31st. All families should have received a letter with instructions on how to access and complete the online survey. An email with the same information was also sent to all families. By taking this short survey you can help our school leadership and our parent-teacher organization to make improvements to our school. Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual; no one can tie your responses back to you. We appreciate your time in completing this survey and making OCRS the best school that it can possibly be. If you need the instructions to access and complete the survey to be re-sent to you please send Mr. Barrette an email.

Lost and Found

The OCRS Lost and Found has had a makeover, thanks to Mr. Gruczka and other OCRS staff. Please encourage your child to check the Lost and Found for any lost clothing or items that they may be missing. We are planning to donate any unclaimed items at the end of March.

Boots and Snow Pants for Outdoor Recess

I stopped by the school this morning and it appears that the OCRS playground is now completely clear of snow (except for the mounds at the edge of the parking lot). This means that students will once again be able to play on the playground during recess without needing boots and snow pants. If your child has been bringing boots and snow pants to school for recess, they can now bring them home and save space in their locker and classroom.

Free Cruises for Teachers!

Norwegian Cruise Lines is giving away a free cruise to two to fifteen teachers to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Nominate an educator who demonstrates a passion for spreading the joy of learning at https://nclgivingjoy.com/. Tell them how your candidate is bringing joy to the classroom, then cast your vote. The top 15 nominees will receive a free cruise for two, an exclusive invitation to an award ceremony on May 3 in Seattle (including airfare and accommodations) and the chance to win the grand prize of $15,000 for their school. Share your submission on social media to encourage more votes and support!

Upcoming Dates and Events

Friday Spirit Days throughout March

Friday, 3/22, Tropical/First Day of Spring Theme Day
Friday, 3/28, Sports Jersey/Shirt Day

PTA General Membership Meeting, March 21st at 7:00 p.m.

The PTA General Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the OCRS Library.

GMS PTA Kids Activities and Summer Camp Fair, March 23rd at 10:00 a.m.

This event is being held at Gallagher Middle School, 10 Indian Run Trail from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Families can visit booths, get their questions answered, and participate in hands-on activities. The fair will showcase summer opportunities for kids ages 4 to 14.

March 27th Local Food Ambassador "Taste Testing"

We are finalizing the plans for the Local Food Ambassador "Taste Testing" event for OCRS students during normal lunch times on March 27th. This event will be held in the OCRS cafeteria and we are still looking for volunteers to assist. All volunteers need to have an active background check on file and have attended volunteer training. If you may be interested in volunteering, please contact Mr. Barrette.

PTA Family Event at "Launch!", March 31st at 4:30 p.m.

PTA Family Event March 31st at LAUNCH! 920 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI
$25 for 1st Jumper and $10 for each additional Jumper
**Food not included**
Send in your money and number of jumpers in an envelope by March 22nd
This event is CLOSED to the public, this is for OCRS families only!!!