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March Parent Council Meeting Recap

Parent Council Meeting Notes – March 8, 2016
Principals’ Report:
  • The Hyde Park Food Pantry thanks everyone for their generous donations during the food drive. It was a great turn-out.
  • The Beethoven Art Show has been scheduled for May 12th.
  • The Ohrenberger Art Show has been scheduled for May 26th.
  • Both the Ohrenberger boys and girls basketball teams are doing well.
  • The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are now signing up for track. Track season will start in late April.
  • Beethoven-Ohrenberger has signed up again this year for the Rally for the Jimmy Fund. On April 11th (Opening Day), students are invited to wear Red Sox apparel or red and blue colors to school. A donation of $1 is being asked for those who would like to participate. You may also join the Beethoven-Ohrenberger team by donating online at http://www.jimmyfund.org/events/cancer-fundraising-events/rally-for-the-jimmy-fund/
Bake Sale
  • This year’s Bake Sale was a great success! Thank you to all who donated your time and baked goods. Thank you Cathy Ware for organizing.
  • Mini Concerts: 3rd grade mini concerts are this week.  Beethoven’s is Wednesday at 9:00 in the BTVN gym/auditorium, and Ohrenberger’s is this Friday at 9:00 in the cafe/auditorium.  Family and friends are invited to attend.  Check our Facebook page for photos from the mini concerts.
  • Spring Concert: The annual all-school concert for 4th and 5th graders is next Wednesday, March 16 at the Washington Irving Middle School Auditorium.  Students should report at 5:30 for warm-ups and dress rehearsal in a white shirt/blouse and black pants/skirt.  No child should be dropped off without a grownup to take them home.  This is a tremendous ensemble experience opportunity for the students.
  • Thank you for parents who have offered to volunteer at the event.  Assignments will be given upon arrival and may include being a room parent, checking in students, issuing name tags, ushering guests/handing out programs, working the bake sale, or loading equipment into cars.  If interested, please contact Joan Chan, kjbe1685@verizon.net.
  • Thank you to all who have placed a booster including the Beethoven-Ohrenberger parent council!  (A few of the other school parent councils also placed ads.  Ads are $15.  Deadline was last Friday.)
  • Spring Concert Bake Sale: We are hosting a parent-run bake sale, which will take place immediately following the concert.  We are asking families to bring individually wrapped baked goods to the concert.  5th graders were sent home with a reminder notice about the concert and the bake sale today, and 4th graders will bring home a notice about this Thursday.
  • Practice Shots on Facebook: The Ohrenberger School is dominating with shots of students practicing that we post on our Facebook page, but our queue of photos has dried up.  They are precious.  Please send photos of your MMM! students practicing at home to Britt Young, britt.young@yahoo.com.

Ohrenberger Library
Please call the Ohrenberger Main Office to let the librarian know if you are available to help organize the library. Help is needed to organize books, label shelves and many other tasks.
Parents Rock!
  • Donations continue to come in. Parents will be selling raffle tickets at Gary’s Liquors on Saturday, March 26th. Please contact Michele Sarro michelesarro@yahoo.com if you are interested in selling tickets.
  • Hercules Printing in West Roxbury has generously offered to print the brochure free of charge.
  • This year Parents Rock is having corporate sponsors. If you know of any business that might be interested in sponsoring the event please contact Rebecca Cavallaro at rlcavallaro@firstcommonsbank.com
Health Family Fun Night
  • The Parent Council will be holding a Healthy Family Fun Night for K1-4th graders.
  • Tentative date is Thursday, May 19th.
  • Possible activities are yoga, zumba, healthy eating,
  • Next organizational meeting will be Monday, March 28th at 3pm. Please contact Cathy Ware cathygware@gmail.com if you would are interested in helping to plan this event.
Ohrenberger Clean-Up
For families looking for a volunteer opportunity, we will be looking for people to help clean up outside the entrance of the Ohrenberger. If anyone knows of any landscapers or other professionals that may be able to help, please contact Alice Howell alicebhowell@verizon.net
Camp Hale – East Sandwich, NH: Analiza Traub presented information about Camp Hale in NH. Her own children have attended this camp and she spoke very enthusiastically about it. This camp is for children from age 6-14. New this year is the Family Camp session, offered in July and August. Activities include canoeing, swimming, archery , hiking, ecology and many more. Vouchers are available for those who qualify. For more information please visit their website at uses.org/programs/camp-hale or check out their video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4aoOLNwli0&feature=youtu.be. Please also feel free to contact Analiza atraub21@yahoo.com with any questions that you may have.
Possible Enrichment Activities –  Reimagine Play (a fitness bootcamp for kids) was mentioned as a possible enrichment activity for K1-1st grade students. Dates TBD.
Plaster Fun Time Fundraiser will be this Friday, March 11th. Just mention that you are from the Beethoven-Ohrenberger School and we will receive a portion of your purchase.
Launch Fundraiser will be March 24th from 3:307:30. Just mention that you are from the Beethoven-Ohrenberger School and we will receive a portion of your ticket price. Flyer attached.
Savers Fundraiser –  We will be having another Savers fundraiser this April. Take this opportunity to clean out your closets of unwanted clothes, books and household items. We will be paid by the pound of all items donated!
Donate Kids’ Magazines – If anyone has any children’s magazines (i.e. National Geographic Kids, Highlights, etc) that you no longer have use for, please donate them to the after-school program at Beethoven – attn. Ms. Sullivan. The students love reading them!
West Roxbury Academy Tour – There will be more information to come regarding upcoming tours of West Roxbury Academy. Please contact Analiza atraub21@yahoo.com with any questions that you may have.
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