Month: November 2015
Good morning, Parents.
It’s that time of year where we all reflect upon our many blessings and communicate all that we are thankful for. Although it may sound a bit cliche’, there is so much to be thankful for. I find myself thinking and reflecting frequently about these many blessings throughout the year, but rarely communicate them aloud, or to others, as often as I should.
At this time of Thanksgiving, I am extremely grateful for the entire Oostburg Community. What a great place to raise a family! Thank you for your commitment to the children of this community. Your support, dedication, and involvement do not go unnoticed. Thank you for entrusting me with your children on a daily basis as we work together to ensure they are safe and growing as individuals. The youth in Oostburg are top notch and I feel fortunate to be working with them and pushing them to be the best they can be.
We all have so many blessings. It’s my hope that you are able to enjoy many of those blessings over the course of this Thanksgiving weekend. Take time to reflect upon on the good things in your life, not only this weekend, but on a regular basis as well.
With this being said, this is always the time of year that we also begin to think about those that may not be as fortunate. In order to make Christmas a little bit brighter for children in foster care in the county, OMS will be holding a toy drive. If your family is interested, please bring an unwrapped toy(s) to donate to a child in foster care this year. Bins will be set up in the cafeteria and toys will be delivered to the children via Sheboygan County Health and Human Services. A flyer will be coming home with your child explaining this in more detail.
With much gratitude,
Sign up in the office. A permission slip, concussion agreement, general information, and the schedule can be picked up in the MS office or found in the forms and flyers folder on the OMS page of the website. Payment of $20 (first sport) or $10 (2nd sport) is due before the first practice on December 10th.
This video is on two students at Oostburg High School; Branson and Connor, otherwise known as the parkour guys. We chose them and their talent of parkour because they came up to us saying that nobody knows about the difficulty of their talent and how it is misunderstood. So we thought this would be a great topic for our first segment in the Who’s Who series.
During their November 18th regular meeting our School Board acted on the recommendation from our Long Range Planning Committee and approved a resolution to go to referendum on February 16th to replace the oldest wing at our Elementary School. Our focus between now and February will be to ensure that District stakeholders have the background and information necessary to make an informed decision when voting.
Primary areas of need at our elementary school include infrastructure, space, and design. Our Elementary school (and District as a whole) continues a trend of enrollment increases. That trend includes over 80 new students in this school year alone with over 40 joining our elementary school. Additional elementary classrooms were discussed during the 2008 addition, but were ultimately rejected to save costs. Spaces, including renovated showers, storage closets, and hallways are used regularly for teaching and learning in an effort to meet current needs. In addition, the original section of OES is almost 60 years old with most of the plumbing, HVAC and electrical infrastructure being original. This section was constructed on top of steam tunnels which create tremendous challenges when considering renovation and expansion. Local stakeholders with significant school construction experience have affirmed the recommendations provided by architects as related to replacement vs. renovation.
The 2013 and 2015 community surveys are both available on our website at www.oostburg.k12.wi.us (Resources tab / Information & Forms tab), and we will soon be adding pages focused directly on this project. In the meantime, I encourage individuals or groups that would like additional information to contact me directly at 920-564-2346 ext. 4000. I look forward to meeting with community members in the months ahead as we continue this important work.
Enjoy this day!
Please complete the BrightBytes survey by Friday! We would like to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning. Therefore, we are asking all OSD families to participate in the Clarity questionnaire. Please know that your responses will remain anonymous, and the survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
Go to www.BBYT.ES and enter in your school’s 5-character code below:
XV3FP = Elementary
F23KP = Middle
C63QP = High
Thanks for your participation! The last day to complete this survey is TOMORROW, November 20.