A few families have asked where they can find the OCRS School Supplies lists, so I wanted to make sure that all OCRS families are aware where to find the School Supplies lists.
All of the school supplies lists are available on the OCRS website at https://oldcounty.smithfield-ps.org/
. Once on the site, click "Explore > Parent Info" and you will see a link for "School Supplies".
I will also re-post this information on the school Facebook page and other social media.
Just a reminder that our "Back to School Night" is scheduled for tonight from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
There is the possibility of thunderstorms tonight, especially towards the end of our event. Obviously, if at any time we feel that the weather is unsafe, we will end the event early.
Thank you and we're looking forward to seeing families tonight!
The 5th Grade Committee is hosting it's first fundraiser of the year, a Car Wash this Sunday, 8/11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fast Freddie's (at the intersection of Putnam Pike and Cedar Swamp Road). Come on out and support the 5th Grade Committee!
It's hard to believe, but the first day of school for students in Grade 1 through 5 is just over one month away on August 27th! Please check out the "School Supplies" list posted on the Old County Road School website under Explore > Parent Info, https://5il.co/8y2z
In order to fix some busing schedule issues at the later elementary schools, the district is making some changes to the school hours of three of the schools for next year.
At OCRS, the new school hours for students will be pushed up 5 minutes, 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Students may be dropped off as early as 7:55 a.m. Supervision is not available prior to 7:55 a.m., so students may not be dropped off any earlier.
After 8:15 a.m., students are considered tardy and MUST be signed in at the office. This procedure is in place for the safety of all of our students.
When weather permits, students gather in the schoolyard prior to entering the school building. During inclement weather, students enter the school immediately and meet in the gym. Students who need to order lunch and/or eat breakfast at school shall proceed directly to the cafeteria upon arrival, then report to the schoolyard or gym (during inclement weather).
There will be land surveyors at OCRS this Tuesday, 6/4 as part of the elementary renovation project. They will be surveying the property of the school. I wanted to let parents and families know in advance so as not to be concerned if you notice surveyors on school property on Tuesday.
Just a reminder that the OCRS Field Day is being held tomorrow, May 29th during the school day. Mr. Gruczka has been working hard with our 5th grade students to design a wide number of activities and challenges that all OCRS students will have an opportunity to participate in throughout the day.
Also, The PTA wants to say "Thank You" with an end of year celebration after Field Day for 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The celebration will include Kona Ice, free hot dogs and hamburgers, a DJ, a cool mist tent, and tons of fun for OCRS families. All OCRS families are welcome to attend!
5th grade went on a field trip to Camp Champlin on Thursday to participate in Project C.O.P.E. Students engaged in a number of physical challenges where they needed to use teamwork to be successful. It was a great experience, ESPECIALLY conquering the wall at the end!
1st grade had a terrific field trip to the EcoTarium, Museum of Science and Nature, this Friday. Not only did they learn a lot, but they also had a great time!
Storyteller, singer, and artist, Keith Munslow, performed at OCRS on Friday for the K, 1st, and 2nd grade students and then again for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. As you can see from the pictures, all of the students really enjoyed the performances!
Don't forget, tonight is the OCRS Art Show and Teaching & Learning Night. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 and families are welcome to drop in anytime during that span. Here is a preview of some of the AMAZING student artwork on display.
Mrs. Delauriers 2nd grade class exploring 2D shapes
Mrs. Sisco's class working hard on the first day of May
This is week is Teacher Appreciation Week across the country. Here are some "no cost" suggestions that would make any teacher feel special:
- Write your teacher a letter
- Draw your teacher a picture
- Share a list of why you are thankful for your teacher
- Create a short video
2nd grade students earned a "stuffed buddy" day. Here they are working hard with their buddies.
There is a small change to the lunch menu for Tuesday, 4/30. Instead of tacos as one of the lunch choices listed on the menu, that lunch choice will be nachos.