Hold On To Your Hats!

This wild winter weather has thrown us for a loop yet again!  Due to the high wind warning today, all of our 5th grade classes were brought into the school building and continued with “learning as usual” in new locations.  We are hoping that the SOL prompt next week will ask them to write about “an unusual school day” because they certainly have lots of material now! 

Speaking of hats, today was an OES Spirit Day – it was Western Day.  We had lots of children sporting cowboy hats, boots, bandanas, vests, and sheriff badges.  Mr. Ellis, our wonderful daytime custodian, even showed his school spirit!

The third time’s a charm!  Snow forced us to reschedule our 4th grade Colonial Day three times and this week we were finally able to hold the culminating activities that the children have been looking forward to.  Due to the many missed days of school, it became a “Colonial Afternoon,” but the amended itinerary did not dampen anyone’s spirit or enthusiasm.  Students dressed in colonial garb, made horn books, candles, butter,  and cornhusk dolls.  They played colonial games, danced the Virginia Reel, and sang beautifully.  Thank you to Mrs. Patchan, Mrs. Knuckles, Mrs. Zweibel, Mrs. Youkeles, Mrs. Crews, Mrs. Gottschalk, Mr. Kegerreis, and Mr. Piddington for all of their instruction and preparation.  Thank you also to the many parent volunteers who made this a special experience for our 4th graders.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!  Lastly, this week, Mrs. Enoch’s 1st graders rang in the Chinese New Year.  Their Dragon Parade wound its way throughout the halls of OES. 

-CG

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