Saturday, November 4, 2017

November is here!

We have survived Halloween week and a full moon! November is here.

Week in Review: 
1. AVID College Tour: Last weekend a group of junior high students were able to go on an AVID college tour in Montana. Students had the opportunity to live in the dorms, attend several classes and lectures, eat college dining room food, and attend a panel on financial aid and the Greek system of housing. The most raved about activities were a lecture on the history of rock and roll, a cadaver lab visit and the opportunity to interview department chairs of students selected majors.  Students finished the trip with a University of Montana soccer game and dinner in downtown Missoula. While downtown one of our students entertained an entire restaurant with a song accompanied by the performing musician. It is often said that experience is the best teacher and Mr. Hayman has done a great job in creating this experience for our high school bound students.

2. Family Art Night for the 4th, 5th & 6th grade: Watch Facebook and Twitter for pictures of the great art and family activity students created this week.

Socktober is over: The second grade collected 1085 pairs of socks for the Lantern house during October. The goal was 500, so we made it! Thank you to all of you that donated and aided your students in the collection.

6th Grade Service: On Friday (Nov. 3rd), the 6th grade cleaned at the Ogden cemetery, served at the Lantern House, cleaned OPA, acted as T.A's in classrooms across the campus and painted the crosswalks at OPA. Thank you to those parents that helped chaperone students at each location.

Upcoming Events: 
The Leader in Me theme for November is "Expressing Gratitude for What We Have in Our Lives." The 4th grade at OPA is leading a gratitude activity by asking students to make cards to express gratitude to people in our community. This next week (Nov. 6-10) students should be creating cards, be sure to ask who they wrote to and why they are grateful.

This year's Elementary Family Thanksgiving Dinner is scheduled for Friday the 17th. More information to come, and we are collecting volunteers to help serve pie and aid in clean up. Simply call the school and ask for Valerie Sluis to volunteer, or email at

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