Monday, February 11, 2019

Onondaga Road February Updates

Fittingly, the Positivity Project character trait that we are studying this week is love!  This is the perfect week to strengthen relationships with those around us.

Mark your calendar...Here's what's happening over the next few days:
Wednesday, 2/13/19
- 4:30-6:30 p.m. - Science Fair Research Night - Students from grades 3, 4, 5 who want to participate in the March 14th Science Fair can come to the Onondaga Road school library to plan for the fair.
- 6:30 p.m. - PTA meeting in the library
- 7:15 p.m. - Fifth grade parent volunteers meet to plan end of the year festivities.  All are welcome!

Thursday, 2/14/19
- Happy Valentine's Day!  Classes will host parties at the end of the day. 
Friday, 2/15/19
- School Store is open during lunches.
- This is the last day of school before Winter Recess.

Week of 2/18 - 2/22 
 - School is closed all week for Winter Recess. 

Looking ahead...
West Genesee’s 11th Annual Culture Fair will be held at West Genesee High School on Saturday, March 2nd, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. This fun event is free and open to the public! Please join us as we celebrate our community’s diversity with live music, dance performances, food samples, artwork, kids’ crafts, and much more!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Happy New Year 2019!

Welcome back, Onondaga Road families!  We missed you!

This week our Positivity Project introduces perseverance as our character trait.  Perseverance means that you complete what you start, despite obstacles, and never give up.  I imagine this is a goal that some of you have set for yourselves in your New Year's Resolutions!

 Here are a few dates and reminders to help you get this New Year started:

  • Wednesday, 1/9/19, 6:30 p.m. - PTA meeting at Onondaga Rd. Library 
  • Friday, 1/11/19 - School Spirit Day - Wear your blue and gold!
  • Monday, 1/21/19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No school
  • Thursday, 1/24/19, 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Ice Cream Social and BINGO Party at Onondaga Rd (Watch for flyers to come home!)
  • Friday, 1/25/19 - School Store
  • Monday, 1/28/19 - No School for Students - Professional Development Day for Staff

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Happy Snowy Days!

Looks like winter is upon us in full force! This is a good time for us to emphasize the importance of school bus safety.  We had one of our many annual bus safety drills as students arrived at school this morning.  In addition to the safety drills we conduct at school, it is important for you to help reinforce your child's responsibilities while riding the bus.  And remember as you drive near and around school buses, always stop and wait for a bus with flashing red lights!  

Be Respectful
 - Greet your driver and friends.
 - Listen to and follow the driver's directions.
 - Use a level 2 talking voice.
Be Responsible
 - Sit in your assigned seat.
 - Watch for your stop.
 - Take all of your belongings when you leave.
Be Safe
 - Stay seated while the bus is moving.
 - Keep your hands, feet, and backpack out of the aisle.
 - Leave snacks and drinks in your backpack.

A Season of Giving and Gratitude
I cannot begin to express the gratitude I feel, thanks to your generosity.  Thank you for the outpouring of support, as we have three community service projects underway from Onondaga Road.  Your caring and kindness help to teach our children that they are important members of a greater community.

Join us!
Tonight is our November PTA meeting, 6:30 in our library.  We will talk about our community service projects and the many up and coming events planned for our students.  All are welcome!  There is no PTA meeting scheduled for the month of December.  

Other dates to remember...
  • Fri, 11/30 - School store
  • Wed, 12/5 - 3:20-4:00 - Fifth graders who return a permission slip stay after school for gift wrapping.
  • Wed, 12/5 - 7:00 - Board of Education meeting
  • Fri, 12/7 - School spirit day - Wear blue and gold!
  • Fri, 12/14 - 2:00 - Kindergarten gingerbread day
  • Fri, 12/14 - School store
  • Mon, 12/17 - Grades 3, 4, 5 go to SU Women's Basketball Game
  • Wed, 12/19 - 7:00 - Board of Education meeting
  • Thurs, 12/20 - 7:00 Grades 4-5 Concert at WGHS
  • Fri, 12/21 - Classroom winter celebrations

Monday, November 19, 2018

Take Time to Express Thanks...

Sometimes our day to day lives get so busy, we forget to take time to tell the people who mean the most to us that we are grateful for them.  At Thanksgiving time, I hope you can reflect upon all the little things for which you have to be thankful, and remember to tell the people who matter most to you!

I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our Onondaga Road families and staff.  We support one another, and we respect one another, which is truly admirable.  As we have done in years past, we will participate in a few greater community service projects.  After Thanksgiving break, you will receive details about our Salvation Army food drive, our Books and Band-Aids  drive, and our Family Wish Come True project.  Please understand we are most grateful for any contributions, and our students take great pride in helping others!

 Final Dates of November to Remember:
- Schools are closed Wednesday, 11/21 through Friday, 11/23 to celebrate Thanksgiving.     See you on Monday, 11/26!
- Thursday, 11/29 at 6:30 - PTA meets in the library.