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March Newsletter
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Monday, March 05, 2018

Ooltewah Elementary School 

MARCH 5, 2018 Newsletter 

Dear OES Families,


Are we ready for spring yet?  You never know what Mother Nature will bring us, so make sure you are ready.  I would like to thank all of our volunteers that help throughout the school day.  It is always a welcoming sight to see volunteers helping in the classroom, reading to students, working with sight words, helping in the cafeteria, etc.  It takes a team, and we couldn’t do it without you.


Dr. Seuss Week

We have had a great week celebrating Read Across America.  This in conjunction with Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  Students have had a great time celebrating in unique ways.  Ask your child how they celebrated Dr. Seuss Week.


Literacy Night

Don’t forget, our Literacy Night will be this Tuesday evening (March 6) from 5:30-7:00 PM.  We will have fun activities for all ages including:  Author’s Showcase, Book Walk, McKay’s Gift Card Drawing, and free books.  There will also be Literacy Stations to visit – Super Readers, Fairytales, Fantasy, Mysteries, Digital Literacy, Wax Museum and Books to Movies.  Personal Pan Pizzas and Drinks will be available for $5.  We hope to see you there.


Spring Break

Spring Break will be from April 2-6.  Students will return to school on Monday, April 9th.  Be sure your child reads every day for 20 minutes during Spring Break.  You can also mix it up by having your child read a page and a parent/grandparent/sibling read a page.  You also don’t have to be picky about what is being read…..just as long as your child is exposed to reading on a daily basis. 


Severe Weather

In the event that school is in session during severe weather, we will follow these procedures (other situations will result in similar procedures as determined by the school administration):

Tornado Watch and Thunderstorm Warning:  All students and staff will remain inside

and continue class as usual.

Tornado Warning:  All students, staff and parents in the building will proceed to the

hallways for Tornado drill procedures. 

In the event severe weather is occurring during arrival or dismissal, the administration may delay the unloading or loading of cars and buses to ensure the safety of students and staff.  If possible, an automated phone message will be sent to notify parents. 



13        Salsaritas Spirit Night

16        No School

21        Spring Pictures

29        OES Fun Run

30        No School

April 2-6         Spring Break


Sincerely, Tom Arnold, OES Principal

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