Hello OCRS families,
This week will be the second Thursday in November where students do not have school. As we shared last week, November has a number of calendar "zig zags" that can be challenging for students and families alike, so we will continue to regularly communicate with families to make sure that everyone is aware of the school calendar up through the holidays. You can always view the school calendar on the OCRS website at https://oldcounty.smithfield-ps.org/events.
Back to School Report #13
Like last year, Dr. Paolucci will be sharing a weekly report with Smithfield families to provide the latest information on COVID-19 information and protocols. If you have not already read this week's "Back to School" report shared by Dr. Paolucci, please take a few moments to review it at https://www.smithfield-ps.org/article/584889.
No School for Students this Thursday, 11/18
A reminder that there is no school for students this Thursday, 11/18. Elementary teachers will be participating in professional development and middle and high school students will be participating in parent-teacher conferences. Elementary school parent-teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, 12/16 and in the next few weeks teachers will send out information about making an appointment.
"Books are Wings" Book Drive
Smithfield High School is organizing a "Books are Wings" book drive in memory of Emily Halloran Otrando. The book drive is running from November 7th to January 1st and they are looking for new and "gently used" books for PreK through 12th grade students. We are going to set up a box at OCRS to collect the donations. We should have the box set up by the end of this week. Please see the linked flyer for additional information.
Free Dental Clinics
The CCRI Dental Hygiene Clinic is offering FREE cleanings at it's Lincoln Flanagan Campus. No dental insurance is required! You can visit https://ccri.edu/dental/clinic.html for additional information and how to make an appointment.
5th Grade Clothing Drive
The PTA 5th grade committee is organizing a Holiday Clothing Drive in partnership with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island. This clothing drive will help out members of our community who are in need while, at the same time, also benefiting our 5th grade students!
Clean out your closets and basements and bring any of the accepted items listed below to the OCRS parking lot from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 20th.
Upcoming Dates and Events
View and subscribe to the OCRS Public Events Calendar at https://oldcounty.smithfield-ps.org/o/old-county-road-elementary/page/monthly-calendar. Clicking on the "Add to Google Calendar" to subscribe to the calendar on your own calendar app.
NO SCHOOL, Professional Development, Thursday November 18th
PTA 5th Grade Clothing Drive, Saturday November 20th 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Recess, Wednesday November 24th through Friday November 26th
PTA General Membership Meeting, Wednesday December 1st at 7:00 PM
TENTATIVE School Picture Makeups/Retakes, Monday December 6th
Veterans Day Ceremony
3rd Grade Building Mathematical Arrays