Thursday, April 17, 2014

Did you know that we have bird houses, built by the students in Gardening Club, hung all around the playground?  If you can locate all 21 the bird houses and identify the type of bird that would use them, I have a prize in the office for you?

Speaking of the playground...have you seen all the work being done in the front?  Wow!  A huge thank you goes out to Sue Lagerquist (former OHE teacher), Beth Thorton, and Sarah McKenna (both parents) for spending countless hours this week shoveling mulch and dirt.

Tuesday was a general PTA meeting and a new PTA Executive Board was approved.  We have several new players, Arati Singh, Esther Williams, and Rosie Truelove. A big thank you to Anne Marie Reed for her leadership as president these past two years.  Also at the meeting, we heard from Dr. Brooks (a current OHE parent) on "Building Self-Compassion in Children".  He identified many strategies both for adults and children that help.

Thursday, the kindergarten students who won the Silent Auction Item, "Kinder Pizza Party" celebrated in the conference room.  Not sure what they were more impressed with, the pizza party or my office!

 A parent of a kindergartner and 4th grader taught yoga to a few of the PE classes.

We ended this short week with an outstanding 2nd grade Fairy Tale Performance.  A huge thank you goes out to the 2nd grade and music teachers!  Did you know that Ms. Tobias rewrote the words to the songs to make them "Fairy Tale" appropriate.  Such talent!

Have a great Easter weekend and don't eat too much chocolate!  Don't forget next week is STAAR testing again, so no visitors on Tuesday and Wednesday.