Site Council is a group of stakeholders representing the Ockley Green Middle School community. Members will include the Principal, teachers (3), students(2), parent/caregiver adults (3) and a community member (1). Responsibilities of the Site Council include conducting monthly meetings in order to:
* Focus on improving student achievement
* Contribute to the school improvement plan
* Foster family engagement and school-home communications
* Explore improvements to the school’s instructional program
* Support the professional growth of the school’s staff
* Support administering grants-in-aid for the professional development of staff
Using data-based research and collaboration, Site Council will meet to address issues, discuss suggestions, and research resolutions by consensus. The Ockley Green Middle School Site Council operates for the benefit of its educational community. Site Council parent/guardian members for Ockley Green will be elected to serve a two-year term so long as they have a child enrolled in the school for those years. The three parent and one community member positions will be voted on by the OGMS community. The parent positions will be one 5th grade parent, one 6th grade parent and one 7/8th grade parent. If you are interested or know someone interested in one of these positions, please provide a name and which grade/ community member position to email@example.com by February 15th.
Happy Thursday, Ockley Green Families and Community
Please read the following announcements:
Our month of February is filled with the following upcoming events:
DLI - 7th Grade Vacancy
This position remains vacant. The candidate recommended for the position has chosen to stay in Spain until the upcoming school year. I am continuing to work with our DLI and HR departments to find a highly qualified, Spanish-speaking teacher endorsed in Language Arts and the Social Sciences.
In the meantime, Ms. Halbig will continue to serve our students faithfully and with continuity. Please reach out to Ms. Halbig at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
For those who are able, please come to the Café with René with any questions.
Speaking of continuity and with the help of our Program Administrator, Ms. Lauren Page, we welcome our newly appointed resource teacher, Ms. Lauraine Allen, to our amazing Ockley Green Middle School. Ms. Allen is welcome to our school by Ms. Bradley, Ms. Sheridan, and Mr. Rintoul and Ms. James, joining a team dedicated to our students.
Ms. Allen is taking over Ms. Hollister's caseload. She will be reaching out to families directly, but if you have any questions, please email Ms. Allen at email@example.com.
We are limiting our stations to the library and outside, as we will be closing the gymnasium during recess/lunch time. All of our students’ favorite gym activities will continue outside where basketball, soccer, and dodge ball will have designated areas.
It is the Ockley Green mission to promote positive encouragement and self-regulation as evident in our PRIDE expectations. However, when students choose to not follow our PRIDE expectations, they will earn a detention as per the Student Responsibilities, Rights and Discipline Handbook and as determined by administration and/or our SCC. We will begin this process at the start of our 2nd semester. Please reach out to Ms. Briggs with any questions.
25 Books! Challenge
Please celebrate with our 70 students reaching our reading goal for the 3rd progress check. These students (reading 5 books or more) earned a Starbucks gift card for their tenacity and reading stamina.
Our next progress check is Tuesday, February 21, with a goal of 5 or more new books. Students can find the reading slips in the library with Ms. Graham or with their language arts teacher. And, don't forget, reading is FUNtastic!
Congratulations to our 8th grader Leo for winning the Blazers tickets in our attendance raffle! These two tickets were donated to our school by a very special staff member who wishes to remain anonymous. Thank you.
For the month of February, all students with 95% attendance (1 absence or less) will be entered in a raffle to win Winterhawks tickets.
Remember, In School, On-Time, Every day!
We look forward to seeing you around at our Ockley Green Middle School.