Please bring your contributions to your homerooms between January 25-February 5.
While excitement builds for the Super Bowl on February 4th, the Ohrenberger & Beethoven schools are hosting a food drive to collect canned or boxed, non-perishable foods for the West Roxbury Emergency Food Pantry serving individuals and families in need of food in our neighborhoods.
Suggested items include (please no glass containers):
- Canned tuna, chicken or other meats
- Canned soups or chili
- Plastic bottles or cans of 100% fruit juice
- Pasta, rice, or other grains
- Healthy cereal
- Dry or boxed shelf-stable milk
- Canned beans
- Peanut butter
- Canned vegetables
This annual food drive is a wonderful opportunity for our students to build awareness of those who may be less fortunate in our community. Please join us in the efforts to tackle hunger.
Welcome Back Principal Krakow from your maternity leave!
Indoor fun run, will be held at the Ohrenberger for both schools. We will need about 5-8 volunteers for it. Stay tuned for fundraising information.
2017-2018 Budget was presented at tonight’s meeting.
Book Fair – It was another successful book fair! Thank you Cathy Ware for organizing and to all those who worked both fairs. The Ohrenberger money will be put toward the library
Launch Fundraiser – Thanks to all who came out. We had a nice turnout, and raised some money for our schools.
We recently funded a field trip for the Ohrenberger LAB classes to go to see Wonder. The staff and students were very appreciative.
– Jan 22-Feb 2: Souper Bowl – Classes collect non-perishable goods to benefit a local food bank. Jenn Laham is running, but we’re looking for a 2nd coordinator.
– Feb 10: Craft Day – A morning of crafting in the Ohrenberger cafeteria. Chrissy Grant and Eddie Siracusa organizing. Looking for volunteers. Keep an eye out for a sign-up.
– Feb 11: Providence Bruins – A flyer will be coming home. Gina Cronin is organizing.
– March 9: Fun Run Fundraiser. Stay tuned for fundraising information.
Next Meeting Date is Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Beethoven
The Beethoven/Ohrenberger Parent Council is open to all parents of the schools and we encourage everyone to attend. In order to have a welcoming and open community, we ask all attendees to assume best intentions, be respectful, and allow for all voices to be heard. We welcome differing opinions and want everyone to feel that the meeting space is a positive environment in which we can build a strong community and further enrich and support our schools. We also strive to respect your time commitment by starting and ending meetings on time and by adhering to the agenda.
– Sincerely, the Beethoven/Ohrenberger Leadership Committee
The staff and I would like to thank all of the parents and students for their gifts, cards and warm wishes during the holiday season. Thank you!
Individual Parent Conferences will be taking place in January for all grades. Please communicate with your teachers to set up an appointment time. If something comes up and you cannot make it to your scheduled meeting time, please call the school so we might be able to accommodate another parent. The number for the school is 617-635-8149.
The parent run Scholastic Book fair was another huge success. Both the Parent Council and I would like to thank all of the parents who supported the fair by purchasing books, volunteering and buying books for the classrooms.
Please write the initials of your child on the tags of their jackets. Students are leaving their clothing around the school and it is easier to locate the owner if the jacket, hat, gloves, etc. is labeled.
Souper Bowl Drive
Our annual food drive will begin on January 22 and end on February 9. All food collected will be donated to a local food pantry. Thank you for your generosity.
As long as the Patriots are in the playoffs, we allow students to support the home team (or any football team) by wearing Patriots outfits or colors the Friday before a game. Let’s hope we make it to the Superbowl again!!!
Please make sure you know your child’s teacher and grade when calling the office. It makes it easier for office staff to assist you.
Winter and the Schoolyard
With the winter months upon us and snow falling frequently in New England, please be extra cautious in the schoolyard during pick up and drop off times. It is imperative that students use the crosswalk to cross the bus line to get to the sidewalk.
Parents please respect the bus line by allowing the buses to flow freely in and out of the schoolyard. Near the entrance of the schoolyard cars need to be pulled in and up as far as possible so the buses can make the swing and a clear entrance into the schoolyard. Please fill in spaces as much as possible so cars waiting to get in do not block the firehouse.
The Beethoven is always collecting Boxtops for Education from Kimberly Clark brand products. The Beethoven will accept donations of Kleenex and paper towels.