From Mr. Gruczka-
As of 10:30 this morning as a school we have raised $1665 for the American Heart Association!! Those funds will go toward helping families and individuals dealing with heart related illness as well as fund research to provide additional help and support.
In addition to helping those affected by heart disease, $160 will come back to our school in the form of certificates which can be redeemed for additional PE equipment. Thank you for all of your support for our students, our school and for The American Heart Association.
As part of "Hoops for Heart" week, some of our 5th grade students have been helping out the Kindergarten students practice and work on their skills in P.E. The younger students love working with their "big buddies"!
From Mr. Gruczka-
Hoops For Heart Week is upon us so now is the time to send in any donations in the Hoops For Heart Collection envelopes. All this week the students will be participating in Basketball themed activities in Physical Education to celebrate fitness and learning. We kicked things off first thing this morning with a surprise walking maze in the gymnasium when the students arrived!
In addition to the activities they are also learning a song composed jointly by myself and Mrs. Erin Preston, our Music Teacher. Be sure to ask them to show you the corresponding movements and what they learned from the song.
Thank you again from myself and everyone at the American Heart Association for all that you do to support this cause.
Thank you to the members of the OCRS PTA and the volunteers for organizing and running a fun night for our students this past Friday night. Check out some of the attached pictures to see some of the fun!
2-HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL TUESDAY, 2/12
There will be a 2 hour early dismissal tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12th, due to the impending storm. There will be no after school activities.
Sometimes you just need to admire a good friend's new haircut. Hmmm, that haircut looks an awful lot like Mr. Barrette's...
Our 5th graders were working hard on Friday afternoon, in groups and independently
Today was the 100th day of school and our classrooms celebrated in a variety of ways. Mrs. Sisco's Kindergarten was creating necklaces using 100 beads and Mr. Barrette joined them. You can see that Mr. Barrette still has work to do on his necklace!
We are VERY proud of our two 5th grade super spellers. Great job this morning at the District Spelling Bee!
In Art with Miss Burrows, 5th graders were challenged to design a prosthetic that would give people a specific "super power" and then present and explain their design to their peers. Such creative and thoughtful designs!
Kindergartners choosing, reading, and sharing books during Library with Mrs. Swartz
Our 5th graders are learning the "Power of Rock" in band with Mrs. Preston. We can't wait for the concert in March!
Kindergarten students working together #BeKind #BeRespectful #BeResponsible
3rd graders getting "big air" while practicing for Jump Rope for Heart in Physical Education class.
Due to icy conditions, there will be a 1-hour delayed opening to school tomorrow, Tuesday 1/22. Even with a one hour delay tomorrow, it's important to bundle up and watch for children at bus stops. Drive safely everyone!
Smithfield Public Schools will be on a one hour delay for Tuesday, January 22, 2018 due to prepare for icy conditions around our schools. 12 month employees should report on time.
OCRS families, students, and staff
As we enjoy the long MLK Day weekend, let us take some time to remember and reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King and his role in the Civil Rights movement of our country.
Students and staff at OCRS clearly got into "Sports Jersey" Spirit Day! Could it be because of an important game this weekend?
Friday learning in 1st grade and Kindergarten