I cannot thank you enough for your assistance and support throughout the first two full weeks of school! Our opening weeks have proven to be productive and positive, both in school and remote. The children seem quite happy to reunite with their friends and teachers, and they are getting accustomed to the new environment and routines.
Breakfast and Lunch
Please pre-order school breakfast and lunch on the NutriSlice system. Use this link to access a description of the app and how to use it.
We continue to explore our character strengths and the strengths of others through the Positivity Project. I have witnessed “positivity in action” (the new hashtag!) in more ways than you can imagine upon return to school! Children and adults alike have positively welcomed, supported, and encouraged one another as we came back together! This week we explored “curiosity” as a character trait. Curiosity describes those who seek exploration and discovery, and those who ask lots of questions in order to learn more. Next week we will learn about teamwork and citizenship, and how these are traits of people who are willing to commit time and resources to reach group goals and help move toward the greater good.
Last year’s yearbooks are finally here! We are in the process of sorting them and will distribute them as soon as possible!
School Picture Day is October 7 for in-school students and November 17 for remote students. Be on the lookout for details being sent home with your child (and mailed to remote families).
OR PTA Membership
Your child will be bringing home a PTA Membership “application.” Please know that becoming an official member does not commit you to meetings or to volunteer at activities. Becoming a member gives you a voice to vote on PTA offered events and elections. Although our extracurricular offerings throughout this particular year remain to be seen, our PTA does provide assistance to classroom teachers for various supplies and donations. Your membership dues contribute to such requests and to our local PTA’s national affiliation. Please consider returning the membership form in support of our PTA and your school community! Two years ago Onondaga Road School received national recognition for having an outstanding number of PTA members; maybe we can do that again!
Safety Notes and Reminders
Never, ever pass a parked school bus in the bus loop, for any reason, even if the flashing lights are off! If you are parked behind a bus, you must wait for the bus to leave!
Please send your child’s Health Screening Sheet to school each day.
You may not drop your child off earlier than 8:40 a.m. If you pull into the parking lot earlier than that, you must keep your child in the car with you until our staff members come outside at 8:40. Children should never be left unattended on the sidewalk.
If you pull into the bus loop for drop-off and pick-up (even tag numbers), please stay to the righthand curb when dropping off your children, closest to the sidewalk. Do not park to the left, by the grass, forcing children to walk between cars to get to and from the sidewalk, as this creates obvious danger for children. Remember, patience is a virtue!
If you need to pick up your child early, please make sure you send in a note. All early dismissals must occur before 2:00 p.m., and you must come to the main door to sign them out. If your child is arriving to school late, after the buses have unloaded, they must enter the main door accompanied by an adult to sign them in.
Thanks again for your continued support from home!
Sincerely, Jeannette Clark