Parent Council Notes 2/13/18
Principals’ Report- Updates:
- Craft fair was fabulous! Heavily attended and the kids had fun.
- Middle school kids started with basketball.
- The new fundraiser- carnation sales: successful!!! 350 flowers sold.
- Middle school got commitment from Chestnut Hill Realty about expanding our outside classroom! (Attractive sign and 3 new gardening beds.)
- Fun Run March 9th fundraiser, funds will be used for technology.
- Soup-er bowl drive: successful and there were lots of donations for the food pantry! We have already received a thank you letter.
-Making music matters and technology- because of logistical issues Parent Council may help fund next year (Site Council report)
Next year craft fair- adding a twist- have parents who are willing to bring something to the table (help out, do something they have a skill with that they want to share with the children etc.)
Bruins Game: Lots of families went! One of the better turnouts. (Next sporting event: Pawsoxs June 10th)
- Socials will be funded for grades 2-6
- Maybe put a dance on during the day for grades 7&8 in place of the socials
- PC funded the owl visit for the K2 classrooms.
Parental Engagement: No update yet
Fun run: will be a fundraiser! Kids have already been exposed to the theme of the fun run. You’ll get a link to a video and can embed your kids into it and you can share it with family. The kids will be running laps in the gym. A company will do everything (coming the week before to tell the kids what is going to happen and how it will work). Can be funded by the mile or a flat rate. Volunteers may be needed, we are following up with the company about what the parent liaison will do. Emphasize that we are funding for technology, to help reach our goal of each kid having their own computer (ipad/laptop?). We would love to have each classroom have a cart of computers available to them. We will follow up and find out if there will be a paper way to pledge and something in print explaining everything so it isn’t only online and the kids can be a part of the fundraising too.
Something to think about about the carnation sales: maybe extend it to the lower grades to buy for parents or teachers? Possibly for next year?
- 2nd grade: March 16th in the gym. Carnival Theme!
- 3rd grade: March 13th in the cafeteria. Organized by Angela Galaska: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 4th grade: March 23rd in the cafeteria. Talent Show! organizer Ana Santos: email@example.com
- 5th grade- April 6th in the gym. Kim Lowe organizer firstname.lastname@example.org
- 6th grade- May 18 outside or in gym. Organizer Gina Cronin email@example.com
The Ohrenberger organizers need help! Please contact them if you can volunteer!
Parent’s Rock: April 27th
- Fundraising goal is to make money for enrichment
- Lots of donations coming in daily!
- ELL and Lab classes will make centerpieces for the event
- Still looking to diversify foods
Alice- 3 raised beds, budget to redo the outdoor classroom, new benches, new seats (possibly in the budget). Veggies will be those that grow during the school year, not the summer months. Thinking about making this a second graders project- to make the 2nd graders feel special when they move up and something special do you when you move up to the Ohrenberger. They will be in charge of taking care of it. Chestnut Hill Realty will continue to do the seasonal clean-ups, and they want to support the growth of the Ohrenberger School.
Recess after lunch: Why is there no option for the kids to run around? Talk with Mr. P about it. Inquire about having volunteers? Follow up with Mr. P to find out when gym is available and having the gym be the go to when it is available.
-Priority for next meeting to follow up!
In just a few days we will be kicking off the Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser! We are hoping to raise $15,000 to be spent on more technology for the school community. We need your help as we work towards our goal of having one laptop/chromebook/tablet per student! With your help, we know we can reach this goal.
On March 9th, our students will all be running laps to help our school. This Wednesday, February 28th, students will be coming home with a Pledge Crown that explains how YOU can help our school this year. Check out this video for more information (https://vimeo.com/251184715).
Please enter your pledges on funrun.com (starting February 28th) and thanks in advance for supporting our school!
-Ms. Krakow and Mr. Puliafico
“Souper Bowl” Food Drive
Our food drive has kicked off to a great start. So far, our pantry is overflowing with items for the Hyde Park Food Bank! We will continue to collect food items until Friday, February 9, 2018. Once Again, thank you for all of your support in this great cause.
Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found is piling up. Please have your child check if they are missing any winter clothing.
Please write notes to your classroom teacher if there are any changes in your child’s transportation plan. Last minute calls to the school can cause confusion and mistakes can be made. Please also inform us if someone other than the people on the list will be picking up your student.
There will be no school during the week of February 19th. All students will return on Monday, February 26th.
On Saturday, February 10, 2018, the Parent Council will be hosting a Craft Fair at the Ohrenberger Cafeteria from 9:30 am-12:30 pm. There is a $2 per child fee to pay for the cost of the crafts the students will make. Please RSVP to ensure that enough crafts are available for the students. If you are interested in volunteering for the day, please contact the main office. This is not a parent drop off event.
To celebrate the opening of the Winter Olympics, students can wear the colors of any country on Friday, February 9th.
The Beethoven/Ohrenberger Glow Run is coming! This March, all students will be running in a Glow Run to help our school. Pledging opens February 28th. Be on the lookout for more information!
The Beethoven is always collecting: Boxtops for Education from Kimberly Clark brand products and ink cartridges from any printer brand to recycle to get money for the school.
The Beethoven will accept donations of: Kleenex and paper towels.
Beethoven & Ohrenberger students grades K1 – 5 are invited to attend the annual Arts & Crafts Fun Day where kids can create a symphony of projects to share with someone special or keep for yourself! So come and have fun with your child and make a mess that YOU won’t have to clean up!
When: Saturday, Feb 10
Where: Ohrenberger Cafeteria
Cost: $2/per child (pay at the door)
We need many volunteers to make this happen. Any amount of time would be greatly appreciated. Please click on this link: Craft Day Sign Up