If you are new to our school be sure to click the "New" student registration. If you have children who are current students and returning in the Fall, be sure to click the "Current" student registration. We are encouraging everyone to get registered asap to determine growth and class sizes sooner rather than later. Please forward this information on to any new families in your neighborhood.
Let's get reading OME...
We spent some time chatting with adults and children alike about what hooked them into reading and almost every one of them said it was a particular series, character, genre or author that peaked their interest. Therefore, we created the OME Brag Tag Reading Challenge. Students choose a book series that they would love to read and then get a bookmark from Library. After they read each book in the series, students then complete a graphic organizer to share what they have learned and loved about the book and turn it into their teacher. Students then check out the next book in the series. When they finish all the books on the bookmark, they turn it in at the office. Mrs. Discher will come around once a week with the Reading Brag Tag cart to award the students with their grade level super cool Converse keychain and a new brag tag or two for their efforts. The goal is to have students fall in love with characters, settings, genres and authors, as well as allow their imaginations to take them on amazing adventures! (Currently we have students who are completing 2-3 series a month and we are struggling to keep up with them, which is great and we are up to the challenge) Students proudly display their keychains on their backpacks with all the brag tags that they collect. We hope students will "brag" about the books they are reading to share their excitement and encourage others to do the same. The journey of a lifetime could start with the turning of a page...Happy Reading OME!
OME Brag Tag Challenge Video
COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Our Community Council has three openings this year that need to be filled. Being on the Community Council is a great way to be involved with the school. The council is a committee of elected volunteer parents and school staff members whose main purpose is to create a spending plan for trustland monies and safe walking routes to school. The position is for two years. The Council meets once a month.