Merry Christmas from OES

Dear Parents,

The excitement for Christmas continues to build at OES. Yesterday, the 2nd graders performed an outstanding “Christmas Around the World” program. Be sure to check out pictures in the Sheboygan Press at:

Thank you to all of the second graders and especially to the teachers for preparing this event. It certainly got us in the Christmas spirit!

Other special events that are keeping us in the spirit include a 1st grade field trip to the Nutcracker, the 5th grade Christmas plays, gingerbread celebrations in JK, pjs and the Polar Express in kindergarten, and many other classroom specific celebrations with the Grinch and other festive readings. Many students also participated in last week’s “Hour of Code” event, when students were able to use their math and computer science coding skills to create characters and actions on the computer. Be sure to find time to have conversations with your children about all of the unique learning opportunities our students participate in each day.

Thank you to all families who generously supported our Kapco Christmas toy drive. Our Students Of Service group had the opportunity to deliver your gifts last Saturday, December 13th. These gifts will bring joy to many families because of your thoughtfulness.

Before we take a break next week, we have a few housekeeping items for you to keep in mind. The OES lost and found will be cleaned out on 12/23, our last day before Christmas Break. We encourage families to look through our lost and found, which is located directly through the doors heading toward our lunch room from the quad. Some items have been there so long, you could probably wrap them up and give them to your children again as a true surprise. J The cubbies on the east wall have been designated as the “Lost but not yet found” area. We typically go through the items, pull out some for spare health room clothes, and send the rest to Goodwill or The Salvation Army. Also, if you have not already done so, please update your emergency contact information in Infinite Campus. Many families have not yet updated emergency information, and as the weather becomes potentially more of an issue, we would appreciate updated information. If you have questions regarding how to get into Infinite Campus, please contact Faith Mentink at 564-2392, ext. 3101.

From my family to yours, I wish you a blessed Christmas and look forward to all the good things that will come our way as a school family in 2015. Have a wonderful week with your families, as we celebrate the most significant gift we could ever receive.

Ann Steenwyk