February 2017 Principal’s Letter

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

The second semester has started. Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for next Thursday February 9th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Please come and meet with your child’s teachers and find out how your child is progressing. Report cards will be available for parents.

Honors assemblies are Thursday February 16 th at 1:15 p.m. for students in grades 5-8 and on Friday February 17th at 1:30 p.m. for students in grades 9-12.

February is a busy month with a number of activities planned. The Olmsted School Band is having a fundraiser at the Essex Pub on Wednesday February 15th from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $25.00 per person and proceeds help to fund the Band’s trip to the Heritage Festival in Toronto. Our Black History Program is Friday February 17th at 8:45 a.m. in the school auditorium. All parents and families are welcome to this program. Also on February 17th is the Olmsted Night Owl Canalside Skate from 4-7 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for individuals ages 6-12 and $7.00 for individuals 13 and over. Vouchers can be purchased during all lunch periods February 1st through 14th . After February 14th tickets must be purchased for full price at Canalside.

Beginning Friday February 3rd, OPTO will be selling bags of coffee and gift cards from 8- 8:30 in the school. Please click here for the flier.

Our afterschool program for students in grades 5-8 will not be in session on Thursday February 9th due to our monthly faculty meeting as well as Parent-Teacher Conferences. School will not be in session the week of February 20th due to the observance of President’s Day and the Mid-Winter Recess.

Finally, OPTO’s Spring Candy Sale will begin on February 27th. More information will follow.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 816.4330.


Michael Gruber Ed.D. Principal

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