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Parents Still Make the Difference

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As we conclude don’t let spring fever affect your child’s attendance!

Fever is a reason to keep your child home from school.Spring fever, however, doesn’t count. The first rule for doing well in school is a simple one:Your child needs to be there. That’s true even on warm spring days when he’d rather be doing something else.
Poor attendance can lead to all sorts of problems, including: ·Poor grades. ·Having to repeat a grade. ·Dropping out of school. ·Trouble with the law.Children with too much time on their hands may be tempted to try illegal activities.
The good news is that you can play a big role in making sure your child attends school.Be sure to: ·Tell your child that school is his most important job at this time in his life.Let him know you expect him to be there every day. ·Don’t let your child stay home for frivolous reasons.Being tired or unprepared are not valid excuses. ·Make sure the school knows how to contact you if your child is absent. ·Work with the school if you discover your …

The Boarder 4/25/17

Time to Pick Up Meds from the Health Office

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MEDICATIONS IN THE SCHOOL HEALTH OFFICE


ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS:
IF YOU’VE BROUGHT ANY MEDICINES, PRESCRIPTION OR OVER THE COUNTER, TO THE HEALTH OFFICE FOR YOUR STUDENT THIS SCHOOL YEAR, THEY MUST BE PICKED UP NO LATER THAN 3:00 PM ON THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, MAY 24th.THE HEALTH OFFICE CAN NOT HOLD ANY MEDICATIONS OVER THE SUMMER BREAK.
ANY MEDICATION NOT PICKED UP BY 3:00 PM MAY 24th WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE FOR DISPOSAL.
THANKS VERY MUCH FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
LESLIE NICHOLSON, RN
OGMS HEALTH OFFICE



CFHS Incoming Freshman Football Camp

Sack Lunch Event for Student Action Committee

Confucius Institute Concert 4/22/17

Support the Foundation While Getting Fit!

The Boarder 4/11/17

CFHS Swim Team Meeting

The high school swim & dive team is having a pre-season meeting on Tuesday, May 2nd from 6:00-7:00p.m.   Anyone interested in joining the team or learning more about the high school swim and dive team is welcome to attend.

CFHS Swim & Dive Pre-Season Meeting WHEN:Tuesday, May 2, 201& TIME:       6:00pm - 7:00 pm WHERE: CFHS, House 2, Seminar Room

Contact with questions:  Laurie Princiotto, CFHS Swim & Dive Boosters, lprinciotto@gmail.com

Principal's Message

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Dear Families,
We hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break.We now have a few weeks of the new quarter behind us, and we would like to remind everyone that attendance is key in helping your child succeed, finishing his/her last quarter strong.We ask you to partner with us to get your child to school on time, make sure your child isn’t pulled out for appointments, and help remind your child to check his/her StudentVUE for missing work as well as checking his/her teachers’ websites to know exactly what is going on if a day of school is missed.
We also want to take the time to thank you for attending your child’s student led conference a few weeks ago.We recognize you are busy, and your feedback and rating of your child’s skills acquired through the conference process were note and exciting to read.According to Richard Stiggins (1999) the student led conference process…
‘Is the biggest breakthrough in communicating about student achievement in the last century.When students are well prepare…

AzMERIT Testing April 13-21

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AzMERIT Standardized Testing:    

On Thursday, April 13th our standardized testing period begins. Please see our counselor’s article for ways to support your child during testing called Stress and Test Anxiety to support your child having greater success during the week ahead.
This year, testing takes place over several days starting April 13th.We thank our FFO for our guest speaker Jordan Wiley-Hill who will support our students with some great mindful activities.  See the article on Mindfulness in this blog.
Your child will have his/her test administered on a computer and when not testing, he/she will be in a rotation with Mr. Wiley-Hill.
A reminder that headphones are provided, but some students may prefer to bring their own for testing.  Headphones/earbuds are needed for the AzMERIT Reading, parts 1 and 2.  We ask that you help your child always to be on time, but especially during testing. Once a testing session has begun your student will not be allowed to enter the class until the…

Mark Your Calendar

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Mark your Calendar April 128th grade Promotion Speeches due to                                          ELA teachers April 13, 17, 18, 20, 21AzMERIT Testing 7:30 - 10:45 a.m. April 19Track Meet at OGMS April 20Dine Out at MOD Pizza April 26Track Meet at OGMS April 28 FFO Meeting
April 28                     Student Action Committee Sack Lunch                                        making event 2:30 p.m. April 29Saturday School

4th Quarter Supplies

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Time To Check Backpacks!


As the school year is winding down, it might be the perfect time to check the status of your child's school supplies.  Students are coming with no paper, no pencils and organizers/folders that aren't in great shape.  Think about some spring cleaning over Spring Break and add some new tools to your child's backpack to help him/her finish the year strong.

Students love new folders, new pencils and of course binder paper.  All these school supplies help make participating in school tasks so much easier.  Take some time and do a backpack check with your student, you might be surprised at what's inside.

Speaking of school supplies, the FFO is once again doing their school kits drive for next year, they have partnered with EduKit to package student’s supplies based on the teacher supply lists and deliver these to the school in time for Pick Up and Unpack in August.  You can simply order online by going to the following link: https://www.edukitinc.co…

Keeping You in the Loop

Keeping you in the loop at Orange Grove www.orangegroveffo.com
Spring Book Fair Was a big success!Thank you to all who shopped! Thank you, Lisa Yurkanin, for organizing this event. We are looking for a new chairperson for next year’s book fair- please let us know if you would like more information.
Dine Out @ MOD Pizza Mark your calendar for our last dine-out of the year. Thursday April 20th, all day, MOD pizza on Wetmore/Oracle. Must show a printed or electronic flyer. https://orangegroveffo.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/mod-pizza-fundraiser.jpg?w=700
Thank you to all of those who participated in our Chipotle dine-out- we will be receiving a check for $440 to support our school! Amazing!
SAC- Sack Lunch Making Event Each year the Student Action Committee holds a sack lunch making event at Orange Grove.All students and parents are invited to participate on Friday, April 28th from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the Commons or contribute supplies needed.We will be making sandwiches and packing sack l…

Dine Out at MOD Pizza 4/20/17

8th Grade Promotion

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8th Grade Families,

Promotion will be here before you know it!  Some things you need to know are:

The promotion ceremony will be on Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the MPRIn early May each family will be sent tickets for seating in the MPR.  Overflow seating will be provided in the library where the ceremony will be live broadcast.After the ceremony, there will be a cookie reception in the Commons Courtyard from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.An 8th grade student-only dance will be held in the Commons from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Students must be picked up from the OGMS bus lot at 10:00 p.m. We look forward having you on campus for this evening of celebration.

Mindfulness Student Opportunity During AzMERIT Testing

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Mindfulness-Jordan Wiley-Hill

Testing time:  can be stressful, and it demands a great deal of focus.  Luckily, mindfulness can provide support in both of those areas!  Indeed, research has shown that mindfulness training improves students’:
·focus in the classroom and on tests ·stress management and test anxiety ·emotion regulation ·academic performance
Yet something else is still greatly needed during testing time—the chance to let loose, have fun, move around, and interact with peers. 

During AzMERIT Testing Jordan Wiley-Hill will provide mindfulness workshops for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to provide all of the above. Through highly interactive and hands-on activities, students will learn and practice mindfulness tools and techniques that they can use during testing—and beyond!

8th Graders Qualify for State Finals

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Two 8th grade teams from OGMS (one two-person team and one four-person team)

were selected as finalists for the 2017 Personal Finance Case Study Competition in Mesa on April 7th based on their written submissions.  The Arizona Council for Economic Education sponsored the case study competition asking students to analyze a family's current financial situation and provide recommended strategies.  Six teams from the entire state made it to the finals.  OGMS had two of the six.

We wish both teams the best of luck!

OGMS Bands Succeed at ABODA Festival

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Celebration!
Congratulations and Well Done … our 7th grade band students received a Excellent at the ABODA Festival and the 8th grade band received an Superior.Thank you Mr. Chilson and Dr. Puzzo for supporting our students and we thank the the volunteers who helped at this event!

Breakfast has Benefits and Is Available at OGMS

HAS YOUR CHILD TRIED BREAKFAST AT OGMS?