Friday, January 14, 2022

Greetings from Onondaga Road!

A touching story...
Onondaga Road is the proud recipient of a fascinating collection which was donated to us by an upstanding community member.  Concetta "Connie" Tuori was the daughter of Italian immigrants, born in 1927, who dedicated her life to teaching and traveling:
"She received a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees in history from Syracuse University. Connie's urge to travel started at an early age. She would tell everyone that if wanderlust was inherited, the trait was passed to her from her father... As a young child she listened to the stories of his travels and dreamed of doing the same. After she graduated from college, she traveled to Italy and France. A lifetime dream of traveling the world began at a time when a young woman traveling alone was unheard of. For the next 60+ years she pursued her dream, traveling to several countries on all seven continents. In addition to souvenirs, photos and slides, Connie collected hundreds of dolls from many of the countries..."
Connie traveled the world meeting people and gaining understanding and appreciation for all mankind.  As a teacher, she had always hoped her doll collection would stay intact and would prompt conversation and promote cultural learning. Here at Onondaga Road, we are grateful to have her doll collection in our library and hope to share the cultural compassion that each doll brings.  We are grateful to the Tuori family for sharing the doll collection with us!

Next week's Positivity Project character strength is perseverance.  People who persever finish what they start, despite obstacles and they never give up.  It is fitting that we learn about this character strength during Dr. Martin Luther King's remberance week. 

A few updates...
Due to the current health related circumstances, we have decided to forgo this year's BINGO party (January) and Enrichment Day (February) at Onondaga Road.  We do, however, plan to have a modified version of our annuay Science Fair for grades 3 and 4, so be on the lookout for more information to come home in the weeks ahead.

Yearbook Orders
An information flyer was sent home for you to place an order for this year's Onondaga Road School yearbook online.  Please know that all ordering must be done online, as there is no paper order form. Thanks to our PTA for organizing this and for the creation of the yearbook.

Dates to remember...

  • Monday, January 17 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and there is no school.
  • Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m., the district PTA/PTOs are hosting a meeting with Superintendent David Bills.  Visit the West Genesee website, or click here to join the virtual meeting via Zoom.
Stay warm; enjoy a good book, maybe make soup or bake some cookies!  It looks to be a frigid, cold weekend!  See you on Tuesday.
Jeannette Clark

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Greetings from Onondaga Road!

 Happy New Year 2022!

We continue to work hard to keep one another safe and healthy, so thank you all for your ongoing support from home!  May the new year bring your family health, peace and happiness.

Positive Vibes
Here at Onondaga Road, our staff is embracing this idea to focus on the positive in this year.  Maybe your family can try it, too...  
Start with an empty jar labeled 2022 Positive Vibes.  Each week add a note about a good thing that happened or about some current thing for which you are grateful.  On New Year's Eve, empty the jar and reminisce about the great year you had!

January Dates

  • This week we are learning about optimism as a character strength through the Positivity Project.  Next week we will learn about prudence.
  • Our PTA meeting this month will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m.  Here is the Zoom link, and all are welcome to participate!
  • Monday, January 17, we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and there is no school.
  • The Onondaga Road BINGO night which was previously scheduled for January 20 has been postponed.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Happy Holidays from OR

Season's Greetings!

Many thanks to our Onondaga Road School community for all you have done to support one another through 2021!  May 2022 bring health and happiness to you and yours!  I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and make time for your family and friends.  We will see you on Monday, January 3, 2022.

Upon return we will be learning more about optimism as a positive character trait.

Kindergarten Registration for 2022-23 School Year
Kindergarten Registration opened virtually on December 1, 2021, and will go until March 31, 2022. Please click here to start the 
Virtual Registration process
When registering, parents should be prepared to upload the following:
proof of residency (ie. mortgage or property statement or signed lease agreement)
proof of immunizations
proof of age

A physical examination is also required and a dental certificate is requested for entry into Kindergarten. These examinations should be done up to one year prior to the first day of school. Children who enter Kindergarten in the fall must be five years of age on or before December 1, 2022.

To access the most updated health requirements click here.

See you in 2022!
Jeannette Clark

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Package Pick-up Note from PTA

 Greetings from Onondaga Road School! 

This note is from our PTA to let you know that our Gertrude Hawk orders have arrived.  We will be hosting a pick-up time this Friday, December 10, 2021 at 3:30-5:30 p.m.  As you can see, there are lots of boxes! We will sort through the packages and be waiting for you at the back door closest to the playground parking lot.  On Friday, please allow time for us to finish our dismissal process safely, and then, once all students have been dismissed, you can come in between 3:30 and 5:30 for your goodies.  Be sure to come to the back door closest to the school playground and someone will open the door for you.