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Harvest Faire

 

 

This year Harvest Faire is on Saturday, October 6th. It’s right around the corner, and as always we need lots of volunteers to make it happen! We have created a Sign-Up Genius, so please take a moment to go volunteer for a shift. This is a great family event and we need your help!

Click here to volunteer!

You should have received the Harvest Faire packet in your child’s backpack last week. There was a typo on the Ticket Order Form – we will need all pre-sale ticket orders by Friday, September 21st. Be sure to get those pre-ticket and raffle requests in early!

Some key date to remember:

9/17 – Last day to submit your prize basket donation form
9/21 – Last day to submit your pre-purchase form for wristbands & tickets
9/28 – Last day to submit your Bake Sale form
10/6 – HARVEST FAIRE FUN

We can always use your help, so if you are looking to get involved please reach out!

Thank you,
Jenn LaPlante, Meredith Anastasio & Lori Denton
Harvest Faire Co-chairs

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The Box Tops for Education Classroom Competition!

The Box Tops for Education Classroom Competition!

Be sure to start gathering Box Tops and get ready to send them to school. There will be a classroom contest to see which class can submit the most Box Tops for Education. Each student in the classroom that contributes the most Box Tops will be rewarded with an awesome prize – Harvest Faire game and prize basket tickets!!

Each Box Tops for Education that you clip earns our school $0.10. Box Tops can be found on hundreds of household items, so please start clipping!

The Classroom Contest will take place from next Monday, September 17th through the following Friday, September 28th. Just in time for the winning class to get their Harvest Faire tickets!

  • Please neatly trim the Box Tops
  • Place them in a bag labeled with your child’s name and teacher
  • Please remember to check the expiration dates

Thank you for your support! If you have any questions, please contact Meg Horn at meghorn437@gmail.com.

You can also visit www.boxtops4education.com for more information on using Box Tops to earn money for our school!

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OHS Welcomes Author Karen Romano Young

 

OHS Welcomes Author Karen Romano Young on Friday, October 5th!

Fairfield native Karen Romano Young is “a writer, artist, and deep-sea diver crazy about books, science, kids, and raccoons.”  She has written a number of nonfiction and fiction books for school-age children. In addition to writing books, Ms. Romano Young works with ocean scientists in the field and is headed to Antarctica (again) this January!  We are delighted to have her speak with our students about ocean explorations, writing, science and books.

 

**Book orders are due on Friday, September 21st!**

 

If you need an additional order form, extras are available in the office or click here to print a PDF. Thank you for supporting this exciting author visit!
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School Supply Lists

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Kindergarten

Grade 1

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Support the Board of Education Budget

This Saturday, March 24th at 9:30 am, is the Board of Finance Public Comment Session at FLHS auditorium.

If you support the Board of Education budget, please send this one-click email to the Board of Finance. The email provided has a short pre-populated statement for ease, but feel free to add any personal information.

If you can, please attend the public budget session. Once the Board of Finance makes cuts, it is extremely difficult to restore funding. Last year, OHS had such a strong showing and we would love to see that happen again. We believe it truly has an impact. We know there is a lot going on this weekend but we hope to see you there.

PTA Presidents
Lisa English and Tricia Palsa

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OHS After School Activities Spring Session

The spring After School Activities session will begin the week of April 16. Please read and follow ALL registration instructions. Registration ends March 28.

Below is a description of the classes being offered this session. Download the Spring 2018 ASA packet to register.

Abstract Art: Do you love to make art? Get ready for explosions of color as we create fun artwork
inspired by the Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. Pick up for this class will be at the art room door.
(Grades 1-5)

Cooking with Kids: Calling all Chefs! Come join in while we whip up some tasty dishes. We will be
peeling carrots, cracking eggs and using all sorts of fun cooking tools. On the menu this session is
Fried Rice, Chocolate Chip Brownie Bars, Donut Holes, Homemade Pizza and Pancake Muffins.
(Grades K-5)

Cookie Decorating: Come decorate cookies! We’ll use royal icing in a variety of colors, colorful
sprinkles, and our piping squeeze bottles! Best of all, you’ll take home a platter of your decorated
cookies! Our delicious sugar cookies are nut free. (Grades K-5)

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies: Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Lava Cookies, and
Vanilla Wafers. Each week we will crack eggs and add all sorts of yummy ingredients. We will be
whipping up a batch of cookies that will be brought home to be baked off and shared with your family.
(Grades K-5)

Cupcake Decorating: Come join in as we use all different types of tools for decorate cupcakes to
look like animals, flowers and all sorts of fun looking designs. (Grades K-5)

DYI Oils: Make lip balm, body sugar scrub cubes, shower melts, foaming hand soap, etc. using
essential oils. (Grades K-5)

Egg Hunt: Come hunt for eggs around the school to celebrate spring with Miss Ghazian! Everyone
will be a winner, but will you find the golden egg? (Grades K-5)

Flag Football: Players will get a chance to be running backs, wide receivers, defensive ends, and
corner backs. Learn to pass, catch, run routes and punt like the pros! If it rains, players will enjoy
dodgeball in the gym. (Grades K-5)

Floor Hockey: Come play floor hockey with Mr. Marko! (Grades K-5)

Glee Club: The Glee Club is a perfect activity for students who love to sing and play the classroom
instruments. By the end of the activity, we will put together our own CD and every student will make a
personalized CD jacket based on their favorite song. Also, our last session will be a concert/
singalong, and all parents and siblings will be invited to attend! (Grades 1-5)

Gym Games: Students can end their school day with Mr. Marko in a program that is designed to get
children moving! Students will participate in a variety of gym favorites such as parachute, scooters,
and tag games. (Grades K-5)

Jelly Hill Farm: Enjoy six weeks of hands-on learning at Jelly Hill Farm! You will learn how to care
for chickens, large farm animals, bunnies, and domestic animals too. We will be doing some
gardening and planting, talking a walk through the woods to see what we can find, and learning about
how everything in our environment is interconnected. Some weeks we will be very hands on with the
animals, and others we will be doing environmentally friendly crafts (planting seedlings, making
nesting balls, or building a bird house!). Best bet to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and
wearing old shoes. Rain or shine we will be outside, please dress accordingly. Please be aware this
activity is offsite and parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to the farm. Jelly Hill Farm
is located at 279 Brookside Drive. (Grades 2-5)

Hands on Pottery: The students will learn about painting with glazes and different painting
techniques on pieces that are food, microwave and dishwasher safe. The pieces will be returned to
Hands on Pottery for firing and a week later your child to take home! (Grades 2-5)

Make Your Own Fairy House: Just in time for the spring fairies, come make your own fairy house
complete with outdoor Furniture! (Grades K-5)

Make a Transistor Radio: Students will learn how a Radio works by building a small battery powered
Transistor Radio. Radio Basics and Radio Waves will be discussed. All parts are supplied. (Grades 4
& 5)

Mural Painting – Hot Cactus: Enjoy a two day workshop with Miss. G. In an effort to promote
collaboration and improve the appearance of our school, a diverse group of student artists will meet
to plan and execute a large Mural. Miss. G. will select the theme, organize the art materials, and
delegate jobs. Our beautiful Mural will be hung somewhere inside Osborn Hill School. Photos are
emailed the following week. (Grades K-5)

Mural Painting – Cone Crazy: Enjoy a two day workshop with Miss. G. In an effort to promote
collaboration and improve the appearance of our school, a diverse group of student artists will meet
to plan and execute a large Mural. Miss. G. will select the theme, organize the art materials, and
delegate jobs. Our beautiful Mural will be hung somewhere inside Osborn Hill School. Photos are
emailed the following week. (Grades K-5)

Paper Mache: If you like messy projects then this is the class for you. Come and work to create an
animal, a heart, snowman, rocket ship, or most anything can imagine. If you can think it, you can
create it in a paper mache sculpture. When your sculpture is formed you will have fun painting it and
adding creative details. Let’s get our hands gooey and let our imaginations run wild. (Grades K-5)

Slime & Squishies: In this class children will be making homemade squishies and trying different
slime recipes! Fun for all ages! (Grades K-5)

STEM Stuff: Create and test experiments, such as spaghetti towers or gumdrop structures to
reinforce various Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts. (Grades 3-5)

Spring Crafts with Miss Ghazian: Come get creative with Miss Ghazian! Paint, color, create!
(Grades K-5)

Teddy Bear Tea: Bring your stuffed animal and come have tea! We will play a game, do a craft and
have a dance party with Miss G and our stuffed animal friends! (Grades K-2)

Weaving and Needle Felting with Ms. Finck: Come learn to weave with Ms. Finck! Chose from
projects such as blankets for stuffed friends, bags & pouches, eye glass cases, wall hangings,
bookmarks, and tapestry pictures! Whether your child is an experienced weaver, has heard about
weaving, or just enjoys crafts, they’ll have a great time and create a piece of art that will last a
lifetime. “Looms” and yarn will be provided! (Grades K-5)

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Girl Scout Spring Fling Dance 2018



Girl Scout Spring Fling Dance 2018

Please join Girl Scout Troops 30440 & 30277 for a fabulous evening of dinner and dancing with your special someone at the Girl Scout Spring Fling Dance!

Who: All Osborn Hill Registered Girl Scouts and their Father or other adult
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Fairfield Ludlowe High School Cafeteria
Cost: $50.00 includes 1 Adult and 1 registered Girl Scout; $15.00 for each additional registered Girl Scout

There will be music, dinner, drinks, desserts and raffle prizes!!!

Ticket Purchase instructions:

(1) Choose # of tickets from drop-down menu.
(2) Enter your oldest daughter’s name, grade and troop number.
(3) Enter your email address.
(4) Click Buy Now


Number of Tickets
Enter GS Name/Grade/Troop:
Enter Email Address:




This is not a drop off event. Any questions about tickets, please contact Pamela Holden at pamelagholden@gmail.com.

Note: You do NOT need a PayPal account. You can use your credit card if you don’t have a PayPal account.

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OHS After School Activities Are Back!

The Winter After School Activities session will begin the week of January 22.  Please read and follow ALL registration instructions.  Registration ENDS JANUARY 19!!!  Click here for the registration packet and to see the classes being offered this session.

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Late Fall After School Activities

Late Fall After School Activities are getting set to roll!!!! Please look for registration packets in your child’s backpack. You can also access the packet here. Check out some of the new classes being offered.

Registration begins Thursday, October 26. Fill out and sign the form and include payment (separate checks for each activity made out to the instructor of the class). Put everything into an envelope labeled “After School Activities” and send to school via backpack mail. You’ll receive an email confirmation once your registration is processed.

A few reminders:

  • In order to register for the after school activities classes, you MUST be a CURRENT MEMBER of the OHS PTA for the 2017-18 school year. Sign up now.
  • Registration is on a first come first served basis. Classes do fill quickly. Please send registration form with correct payment to school via “backpack mail”. You will receive an email with registration confirmation.
  • Please write a separate check payable to the instructor listed on the schedule of each course/activity for which you register your child.
  • Classroom teachers dismiss students to their activities after the walkers and busers.  All classes meet from 3:40-4:40 pm (except Gingerbread House which gets dismissed at 5 pm).
  • You MUST send in a dismissal note to your child’s teacher for EACH day they participate in an after school activity.
  • The OHS main office CANNOT answer after school activity questions.  Please contact Inga Flanagan or Pam Carter with any questions at ohsactivities@gmail.com.

Please be sure to register by Thursday, November 9 (no school on November 10).  Late registrations will not be accepted without prior confirmation.

We’re excited for another great session of after school activities. Thank you for making OHS After School Activities such a great success.

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OHS Night at Garden Catering

Have a conference? Trying to figure out what to feed the kids? Take a break from cooking…

From 2pm until close on Wednesday, October 25th, Garden Catering will donate 10% of ALL In-Store Sales and 20% of ALL Gift Card Sales to Osborn Hill School PTA.

Garden Catering Fairfield
2074 Black Rock Turnpike
View the menu or order online at www.gardencatering.com/locations/fairfield.

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Volunteer for Harvest Faire

This year Harvest Faire is on Saturday, October 7th. It’s right around the corner, and as always we need lots of volunteers to make it happen. We have created a page on Sign Up Genius, so please take a moment to go volunteer for a shift.

 

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OHS Spiritwear

 

OHS Spiritwear is Here!

Please visit our new webstore to purchase sweatshirts, t-shirts, athletic shorts and sweatpants at the following link: http://osbornhillspiritwear.itemorder.com.

The webstore will remain open until September 24th. Make your purchases ASAP!  All orders will be fulfilled and be distributed approximately 10 days after that.

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Fall After School Activities

 

Registration for Fall After School Activities is now OPEN!

View registration packets (instructions, schedule and registration form) and class descriptions.

We are looking forward to another great session! Please read all of the instructions carefully. A few reminders:

  • There will be NO MAKEUP classes for this session.
  • To register, you MUST be an OHS PTA MEMBER for the 2017-18 school year. If you haven’t signed up yet, join the PTA now.
  • Registration is on a first come first served basis. Classes fill quickly. Please send a completed registration form with a check for each child and each class, made out to the instructor/vendor to school via “backpack mail” in an envelope marked “After School Activities”. We will not register a child without correct payment and a signed waiver.
  • Please send a dismissal note to your child’s teacher for each day they participate in an after school activity in order for your child to stay after school.
  • Classroom teachers dismiss students to their activities after the pickups and buses. All classes meet from 3:40-4:40. Students can be picked up at 4:40pm at the main entrance of the school.
  • The OHS main office CANNOT answer after school activity questions.
  • Please contact Inga Flanagan or Pamela Carter with questions at ohsactivities@gmail.com.
  • THE SCHOOL NURSE IS NOT PRESENT DURING AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES.

 

LATE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

If you wish to register a child after September 15:

  • Please send an email to ohsactvities@gmail.com with the child’s name, classroom, and the activity. We will respond with instructions.
  • Late registrants must pay the full course fee.
  • Children who are not registered for a class will be sent home. Do not send your child to an activity until we have confirmed that he or she is enrolled.
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New Online Lunch Payment System

Fairfield Public Schools announced online payments for students’ food service accounts are now processed through the Infinite Campus parent portal. Please follow the instructions provided to access the module.

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Supply Lists

20172018 Supply Lists

Kindergarten

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5