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January 12, 2020

Dear OMS Families,

Dear OMS Families,
As I write this message, it is sunny outside with the temperature above 60.  I know this can’t last so some outside time is certainly in order for today!  I hope you too are enjoying this mid-winter break in the weather.

This week we look forward to community meetings where we will celebrate our student’s accomplishments in Habits of Work and Learning (HOWLs.)  Teachers have nominated students to receive awards in the areas of respect, responsibility, and perseverance.  Each nominee will receive a copy of their nomination along with a HOWLs token created by Yumna Syed, Angie Baldor, Noelle Daley and Kylie Camosse as part of their Design Lab class challenge.   Special thanks to Mr. Jeremy Mularella for teaching students the design development process along with guiding them as they learned to use the laser cutter (purchased by the Colonial Fund.)

HOWLS token

In next week’s update, we’ll be sure to highlight the names of all HOWLs award recipients.

Have a great week!


In This Issue

Sports and Activities Now Open at Oak

Below you will find any and all sports and activities now open for registration at Oak. For complete information, please click the activity to be directed to that webpage.

Middle School PTO News

We will soon be selling Sherwood and Oak t-shirts and hoodies! Keep your eyes on both our Facebook page and your inbox for information on how to get your school apparel! Shirts and hoodies will be available in youth and adult sizes, as well as in a small selection of colors. Online orders and order forms will be available when these items go on sale.

Wachusett Mountain’s Donor Code Program helps the SMS PTO earn money for every Lift TIcket or Beginner Packages purchased online during the ski season. Automatically get the best price on your ticket/package by purchasing online before your visit, and during checkout enter code DON-SMSPTO and the SMS PTO will earn $10 for EVERY purchase made during the season!

Mark your calendars - the February PTO meeting will be on February 10th @ 7PM in the Oak Media Center. We have several events coming up - a Railer’s Game, a social at Sherwood, a social at Oak, and much more! Join us to find out what we have going on, and how you can lend a hand with all of our upcoming events!

Sherwood & Oak Shirt & Hoodie Sales: next week through 1/31/2020
Sherwood & Oak Night Out @ the Railers: Friday, 2/28/2020 @ 7:05 pm - The 6th Grade Chorus will perform the National Anthem!
Oak Social: 4/3/2020 @ 6:30PM


February Vacation Enrichment Classes
Shrewsbury Public Schools is offering February vacation enrichment classes for students in grades K-8.  Registration will open Friday January 10th at 7:00AM.  All registration and payment will be done through the parent portal.  You may preview the class selection in advance on our website,
Classes will run Tuesday, February 18th – Friday, February 21st, 8:30AM-3:00PM.
There are over 40 classes to choose from with half day and full day options available.
All classes will be held at Floral Street School. Half day classes cost $75/week and full day classes cost $150/week. Early drop off (7:00-8:30AM) and extended hours (3:00-6:00PM) are available for an additional fee.
Please note: Students must be enrolled in Shrewsbury Public Schools to participate, and all outstanding fees must be paid in order to register.
If you have any questions about the program please contact Karen Isaacson, Director of Extended Learning.


SEPAC General Meeting
Thursday, 1/16/20, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Floral Street School Media Center

Please join us for our first meeting of 2020, where we'll discuss our winter and spring schedule, welcome new members, and share our experiences and concerns.

Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is a volunteer organization made up of parents and caregivers whose children receive special education services through the Shrewsbury Public Schools. We provide a forum for parents and caregivers to share experiences and exchange information. Together, we work for understanding, respect, support and the appropriate education of all children with special needs in our community.


Events Calendar
1/20/20 - MLK Jr. Day - No School
2/4/20 - Early Release Day - dismissal at 11:35a.m.