Dates and times are subject to change.
Mark Your Calendars!
I want to outline several school events and dates:
Once again, OMS will sponsor Eagle Nights. This year we will pick themes related to #eagleway.
Oct 26 Service to Others
Feb 7 TBD by staff, students
Apr 5 TBD by staff, students
We will hold Honors Convocations for each term to recognize: Straight A’s, Honor Roll and Eagle Awards. Teams will select 15 students per term who demonstrate the #eagleway consistently.
Engaged in learning
Service to Others
8:15 – 8:55 Grade 6
9:15 – 9:55 Grade 7
10:00 -10:40 Grade 8
Term 1 Dec 1
Term 2 Feb 16; snow date Feb 23
Term 3 Apr 27
For Term 4 and End of Year we have an hour long event per grade. At this assembly, we will recognize Term 4 All A’s, Honor Roll and #eagleway students. Also, we will give end of the year awards for: all A’s all 4 terms; honor roll all 4 terms; for 8th grade – all A’s all 12 semesters and honor roll all 12 semesters; and PE/Applied Academics awards for all grades.
Dates and Times:
June 12 8:30 – 9:30 Grade 6
June 12 1:15 – 2:15 Grade 7
June 13 8:30 – 9:45 Grade 8
On Dec 5, 6, 7, 8 we will run a Holiday Store during lunch shifts. We will use the School store space for this. For Dec 5, 6, 7 – students will pay cash to buy small gifts for their friends/family. Proceeds from these sales will go to charities decided by us and PTSA.
On Dec 8 – students may buy gifts for wings. PTSA will set up a gift wrapping station on stage. Gift wrapping will be offered at no charge.
Pie for a Cause
Sometime in late April or Early May we will do a Pie for a Cause during an extended Eagletime. Teachers/administrators will volunteer to be “pied”. Students will donate money. For every 50 cents, they donate, they can get a ticket and put it in the envelope for the teacher they want to pie. The more they donate, the more tickets they get. We can get the crowd going and start challenging some kids. The day of the event, the whole school will be outside and one student from each envelope will have the honor of “pieing” the teacher. All proceeds will go to charities we select.
On June 14 we will hold the OMS Carnival. We will be on a 2 hour early out schedule. At 1:00 pm all students will report to their Eagletime till 1:20. At 1:20, the Carnival will begin. We will rotate each grade thorough 3 stations.
At 3:00 all students will go to their lockers, pick up all their materials and report to period 7 for dismissal as usual.
Looking forward to seeing you at all these events.
The PTSA is still taking membership requests, collecting Red Envelope, and will be doing a mixed bags fundraiser soon. As always, we appreciate your participation and support.
Your OMS PTSA
Mr. Holtz and his Chess Club would like to thank the PTSA for money for new chess pieces and boards...
The Book Fair is Coming!
OMS Media Center
November 7-11 during the school day and during Parent/Teacher Conferences
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping!
Each month the OMS newsletter will provide several “HAL Highlights” to showcase the variety of ways our teachers in our Highly Able Learner program are working with Ms. Shomaker, our Advanced Academic Specialist, to better meet the needs of our highly able learners.
October 2016 HAL Highlights
Science Olympiad has begun to hold weekly meetings in Mr. Friedman's room every Wednesday, from 3:15-4:10. If you are interested, please see Mr. Friedman's Science Olympiad page for sign-up information (https://sites.google.com/a/fcps.org/mr-friedman/home/science-olympiad).
Parent volunteers are welcome!
Have your family follow these tips to safely enjoy social networking:
SparkCMS. Social networks. 2016. Web. 4 Oct. 2016. <https://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/protect-your-personal-information/social-networks>.
Attention Parents of 8th Graders:
The yearbook staff would like to feature your 8th grade student's baby picture in the yearbook!
Please send a digital photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
or have your student bring in a hard copy to Mrs. Rishell (these will be returned).
Pictures need to be submitted by 10/31.
Late submissions will not be put into the yearbook.
Thursday, October 20
Portraits to be taken during PE classes
Order forms were sent home with students on October 5. Online ordering and printable forms are available at http://vosphoto.com/oakdale/. At that website you can prepay for orders, place orders after picture day, reorder, and more.
All students will be photographed for the Yearbook whether or not they choose to purchase pictures.
Please urge your children to check the Lost & Found! We have lost books, notebooks, pencil pouches, lunch boxes, clothing and more. We hold many smaller items such as jewelry, phones, and eyewear in the front office. Parents and guardians are welcome to stop in to check, too.
Unclaimed items are donated to a local charity at the end of each term.
5810 Oakdale School Road
Ijamsville, MD 21754