Sept. 19th Principal's Update

Dear OBE families,

A big thank you to the parents who have nominated themselves for our School Site Council vacancies. Your willingness to serve OBE is greatly appreciated. Please look for the SSC ballots tomorrow. Please read the instructions carefully and then make sure you send it back to school by Thursday. 

Please make sure your students arrive with both a healthy snack and a water bottle. We have had a number of students asking for snacks at the office over the past three weeks. We don't have a supply of snacks for students so please help by making sure your students arrive with both a snack and a water bottle. Water refill stations are available for students throughout the campus.

Each year all sites are given an allocation of teachers based on a number of factors. Last Friday was the day the Human Resource dept. measures enrollment at each site throughout the district. If a site's enrollment does not match the teacher allocation given adjustments are made. Currently, OBE is below capacity based on the number of teachers. What that means is that we may lose one full time teacher, resulting in a re-organization of classrooms. If this occurs it would most likely only affect the 3rd and 4th grades. I anticipate learning if this will indeed occur sometime this week. I will share any news as soon as I get it. In the meantime, there is no need to contact the school regarding the potential change. I share this in the name of transparency and ask that you please take care with this information. I do not want the students to take on any undue anxiety regarding this school year. Once again, I will share any news as soon as it comes in.

News from the OBE PTA:

The OBE Virtual Fall Book Fair starts next Monday, September 27th! Get ready to add to your kiddos' library with awesome books from Scholastic, all while earning credit for new learning resources for OBE. Start browsing now and we will send the Shopping Link next week to make purchases. Plus, orders of $25 or more receive Free Shipping. The Fair will run for 2 weeks, ending on October 10th. 

Birthday Marquee: Please make note that Ms. Robles will be out of the office this week, Tuesday-Friday. Please get any birthday marquee announcement requests and payments made Monday for any upcoming birthdays to ensure it can be posted on the Marquee. And be sure to email her a copy of the receipt. Here is her email address. [email protected]

In partnership,

Marco Drapeau

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