Monday, December 9, 2019

Onondaga Road Update

Calling All West Genesee School District Community Members...

Your input is important!  Each year our Strategic Planning Team comes together to review our progress toward improvement and make recommendations for continued growth.   Please click on the link below to participate, and thank you for your time and continued support.

WGCSD Strategic Plan 2020: Calls for Commentary

Our Thanks
It is with true gratitude that I express thank you to our staff and families for your generous giving and gifts.  Thank you for helping others throughout the season, and for helping us teach our children that #Otherpeoplematter! 

Onondaga Road December Happenings

  • OR Salvation Army food drive runs through Thursday, 12/12.
  • Tuesday, 12/9 - Fifth grade volunteers wrap presents, 3:20-4:00
  • Thursday, 12/12 - Pick up Square-1-Art orders in the main lobby, 4:00-6:00
  • Friday, 12/13 - School store
  • Friday, 12/13 - Kindergarten gingerbread house construction! 2:00-3:00
  • Friday, 12/13 - Report cards distributed
  • Wednesday, 12/18 - OR grades 4 & 5 holiday concert at West Genesee High School auditorium, 7:00 Friday, 12/20 - Holiday classroom celebrations, 2:15-3:00  

Friday, November 22, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Monday, 11/25 and Tuesday, 11/26 are half-days for elementary schools due to Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Students will be dismissed at 11:20 (walkers) and 11:30 (bus riders).  Please send a note if your child will be picked up, or if his/her dismissal routine will change for those days.  Give us a call if you need a reminder of your conference time!  I hope you will find this time rewarding as you learn about your child's successes and ways you can continue to support from home.
Last week our students from grades 3-5 competed in the annual Elk's Basketball Free Throw Shooting Competition.  Congratulations to these students who will be moving on to the next round: Ben J., Jeremy C., Akrum I., Eva G., Sarah A., Dominic Y., Jacob G., Dena H., Everleigh C.

On behalf of the Onondaga Road School Family, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.  

Friday, November 15, 2019

Wildcat Pride...

Please join me in extending congratulations to Mrs. Lauren Laurie! Mrs. Laurie, one of our third grade teachers here at Onondaga Road, has been recognized as the Camillus Optimists' Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Laurie touches the hearts and minds of many people, adults and children alike, and is humbled by this recognition.  Look how proud her students are as they "present" their teacher to the community!

We are just finishing the first ten weeks of school, and we have Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled in the next two weeks.  This is a great way for you to connect with your child's teacher and learn about your child's progress.  Please call us if you need a reminder of your conference time!   Students' report cards will be distributed in December.

The members of the Board of Education would like to invite all members of our West Genesee community to an Open Forum for a meet and greet opportunity on Wednesday, November 20 at 6:00.  All are welcome. Please see the flyer for details!

Dates for Your Calendar:
  • Tuesday, 11/19 - Merry Go Round Theater performs Carmen for grade 3
  • Wednesday, 11/20 - 6:00-7:00 - BOE Open Forum
  • Wednesday, 11/20 - 7:00 - Board of Education Meeting 
  • Friday, 11/22 - School Store
  • Monday, 11/25 - Grade 5 Jump Rope club performs a school assembly
  • Monday, 11/25 - Half-day dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences (11:25)
  • Tuesday, 11/26 -  Half-day dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences (11:25)
  • Wednesday, 11/27 through Friday, 11/29 - Thanksgiving Recess

Friday, November 1, 2019

Happy November, everyone!

Just a couple of reminders for next week...

  • Tuesday, November 5 is a half-day dismissal for all students.  Dismissal is at 11:20 for walkers and 11:30 for our buses.   There is professional development for all staff that afternoon.
  • Wednesday, November 6 is our picture make-up/retake day.  Just remember that if you are requesting that your child's picture be retaken, you must return the original picture packet.

We hope you enjoy the slide show of our Halloween celebration at OR!  A good time was had by all!  Click on the link below to view the slide show:

Halloween Parade