In honor of Earth Day, the Oostburg Parents Music Club (OPMC) is sponsoring a “Band Instrument Recycling Week” from April 23-27. If you have a gently used and still playable (or nearly playable) band instrument taking up space in your home that you would like to donate to the Oostburg School District Band program, please drop it off at the OHS main office during school hours, 7:30-3:30, M-F, Apr. 23-27 or before/after the Spring Concerts on May 7 and May 14.
If you are unable to drop it off or have questions, please call Jill Hanes at 920-564-2383 x2207 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and best time to contact you. If you know the value of the instrument, you may ask for a donation receipt to use for your 2018 income tax preparation. (We are unable to estimate an instrument’s value ourselves, so please contact a reputable music store for assistance.) Donated instruments will be used by band students in gr. 6-12, with priority given to students with financial need, because we believe everyone should be in band and everyone should have access to an instrument! Please help us, if you can. Thank you!
Due to some continuing blowing and drifting which is anticipated to limit visibility early this morning, Oostburg School District will be on a 2 hour delayed schedule. All bus routes and class schedules will resume after that delay.
On Saturday, MAY 5 (updated) the Key Club will be hosting their annual Spring Service Saturday. From 8am – noon students go out into the community to serve those in need in any way possible. If you or someone that you know would like some help please let them know! Our students are able to do just about anything. Even though some of you might not “need” the help and are fully capable of completing the jobs on your own, this group would still love to help make any job more manageable or simple take care of it for you!
Dear Oostburg Parents,
Our spring musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, concluded on Saturday night, and I would like to congratulate the cast, crew, and directors on their performance. A few things stood out to me, one of which was the large number of “first time” participants in a theater event, and a second was the dramatic (pun intended) growth of our upperclassmen when considering the difference between their first and last performances at OHS. This also had me thinking about our recent Top Ten Banquet and the advice from our seniors to their younger peers. The universal theme was encouragement to get involved early and often. The only regrets I heard from a few of those students was wishing they had become involved in an activity they now loved, earlier in their school experience.
A neat benefit in attending a smaller school is the opportunity students have to participate in a variety of activities. Watching the Drowsy Chaperone I saw students who also participate in athletics, student service and leadership, tech competitions, tutoring…. the list goes on and on. In fact, the play had such strong interest that almost all of the female parts were double cast.
For those families with younger children, we will be celebrating the arts at OES tomorrow evening with our annual spring concert and art show… and don’t forget the chair auction, where families can bid on student-created, hand-painted chairs mimicking the work of various famous artists.
If our spring musical and OES Celebration of the Arts leave you wanting to see even more from the talented students at OSD, you can stop in this Friday evening and Saturday as Oostburg hosts our regional solo and ensemble competition. Students from around the area will be performing group and individual vocal and instrumental pieces throughout the day, and guests can roam from room to room as our students share their gifts. I hope to see you at our upcoming events!
Enjoy this day!
Automatically Add Money to a Food Service Account
PATH: Portal > Family > Payments
Complete the following steps to automatically add money to a Food Service account on a monthly basis or when it reaches a low balance.
- Click the Add button next to the account.
The Recurring Payments screen displays, finish out the rest. If you didn’t receive a receipt in your email, the request was not done correctly.
Note to parents: To avoid the automated district low balance phone call, choose the “low balance” option and set the dollar amount to $11.00. Each time the account hits this set threshold, the account will be replenished with the amount of your choice. There is a $2.00 service fee on each charge made. This is your best option to “Set-it, and forget it” for the school year! Any questions, please contact the Food Service Coordinator at 564-2392 x4317. Thank you.
Oostburg Elementary School Registration for Junior Kindergarten and 5-Year-Old Kindergarten 2018-2019
The School District of Oostburg is accepting registrations for Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Age appropriate children will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018 for Junior Kindergarten or 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018 for Kindergarten.
Parents/guardians interested in enrolling their child in Junior Kindergarten are invited to attend an informational meeting Monday, February 19, 6:00 PM, at the Oostburg Elementary School library. Specific information will be provided regarding expectations for Junior Kindergarten, the curriculum that will be used, and assessment procedures.
Call (920)564-2392 ext. 4102 to request enrollment materials for Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten, or to obtain additional information. It is not necessary to request Kindergarten registration materials if your child currently attends Junior Kindergarten at Oostburg Elementary School.