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Thank you Mr. Mork and the 6th grade Garden Club for this inspirational sign!
Dear Parents and Families:
We’re excited to announce our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair from April 21st-April 29th. Hosted by our staff and PTA volunteers, this event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.
Book Fair Preview- all classes will have the opportunity to preview the fair and create a wish list on either Thursday, April 21, Friday, April 22 or Monday, April 25.
Fair Shopping Hours- students will be allowed to visit the fair during their Language Arts block the week of April 25-29.
K: Tuesday through Friday 11:45-12:45
1st: Tuesday through Friday 9:30-11:45
2nd: Monday through Friday 11:45- 1:45
3rd: Monday through Thursday 12:45-2:15
4th: Tuesday through Friday 9:30-11:30
5th: Monday through Thursday 1:45-3:30
6th: Monday through Thursday 2:15-3:50
If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.
Our Book Fair offers eWallet, a safe and secure alternative to cash. Simply create a free account to add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute so your child can select their own books. Any unused funds can be spent at The Scholastic Store Online or to fund a future eWallet.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:
Volunteers needed- Have a few hours to spare? We are still looking for volunteers! Take a look at this Sign Up Genius to see where you can lend a hand: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f45aeaa22a46-oesscholastic
We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there!
Next week, students will be focusing on appreciating beauty and excellence.
Appreciation of beauty and excellence is the ability to identify and enjoy that which is admirable in the world. You notice and value the world’s beauty and people’s skills. You don’t take things for granted.
Girl Scout Project
I am a girl scout junior trying to earn my bronze award, which is the highest award a girl scout junior can earn. I have to plan and carry out a take action project to earn the award. The project that I have chosen is an art supply drive. I’m collecting supplies to make kits for kids at the Fairfax Domestic Violence Shelter.
My inspiration for this project was I was reading a book where a girl and her friends decided to do a school supply drive by filling backpacks with school supplies. I wanted to do something like that but I wanted something I could do by myself. The reason I chose this shelter was because I wanted to give these kids something all their own because they might not have a lot. My goal is to make at least 50 kits.
The supplies I’m looking for are:
- Plastic Pencil Boxes
- Boxes of pencils (unsharpened or sharpened)
- 3x5 or 4x4 blank (unlined) notebooks
- Boxes of 24 crayons
- 12 count colored pencils boxes
A box for donations is located in the front lobby. Thank you!
-Zaiya Hulburt, 5th Grade Student
HAPPENING NEXT WEEK!
AUTISM AWARENESS WEEK AT OES!!
April 18 - April 22, 2022
We are proud to announce that OES will be observing Autism Awareness Week from April 18th – April 22nd! This annual event reminds us that all students play a vital role in our school’s community and should be appreciated and respected. We are excited to show our support, and THIS IS HOW!
With a Special Video Message from Paws – Check out how our favorite panther is getting ready for this important week at OES: YouTube message from Paws!
On PTV – The Student Council Association will be sharing facts about autism during Panther TV morning announcements to help educate and inform students.
In Morning Meetings – Classes will discuss the topic and participate in a fun Autism Awareness art activity.
On Facebook – Stay tuned to our PTA's Facebook Page! We will be sharing various facts about autism to help promote the awareness, acceptance and understanding of our students, as well as the tens of thousands of individuals living with an autism diagnosis each year.
With a Special Reading List – Our librarian has created a special reading list of books that treat many aspects of the topic of autism. It is our hope that students and families will read and reference these books to learn more about what it's like for an individual to live with autism, (or to know someone who does); and that, in turn, such knowledge will foster acceptance, empathy and compassion. CLICK HERE to view our selection of books and print a copy.
By Wearing Blue for “Light It Up Blue Day” (April 20th) – Wear ANY blue shirt, (or an Autism Awareness t-shirt previously purchased through our PTA), in observance of "World Autism Awareness Day." Let's all "Light It Up Blue" on this special day!
CLICK HERE to access our page on the PTA website, updated monthly with opportunities and resources for ALL families. For more information, contact our Special Education Liaisons, Andrea Zuppas and Maren Wood at [email protected].
April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize and thank children from military families for their contributions and sacrifices. The nationwide commemoration was established in 1986 by former Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger.
Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience.
To show our support, we are inviting all OES students and staff to “Purple Up!” anytime in the month of April.
April 18-22 - Autism Awareness Week
April 20 - Light it up Blue Day!
April 19 - 3rd Quarter Progress Reports Go Home
April 19 - Band Concert - Gym, 7:00PM
April 20 - PTA Meeting - Virtual, 7:00PM
April 21 - Volunteer Appreciation Reception - Cafeteria, 8:30AM
April 25-29 - Scholastic Book Fair
April 28 - 6th Grade Visits Thoreau MS
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