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Ockley Green News

  • Ockley Green Newsletter 2.24.2017

    Check out the latest issue of our newsletter. Click the "Español" link for the translated version.
  • Important Information about the OG Site Council

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    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 by February 15th.


  • Volunteering

    Please use this link to sign up for volunteering at OGMS. There are many wonderful ways to participate both on site and remotely. Your skill and time are assets to students and the health of our Ockley Green program.
  • 2.2.2017 Principal's Message

    Happy Thursday,  Ockley Green Families and Community

    Please read the following announcements:

    Upcoming Events

    Our month of February is filled with the following upcoming events:


    • February 3 - No School for Students. Teacher Planning Day.
    • February 7 - 8th Graders to Roosevelt at 12 p.m. Thank  you to Ms. Stone and Mr. Corona for their coordination and our 8th grade teachers for their support. We need chaperones! Please check in with your child's teachers or our 8th graders.
    • February 10 - Café with René from 9:30-10:30 a.m. You are invited! Please come to discuss DLI, the Resource Center, our schedule-at-a-glance, and more.
    • February 14 - 8th Graders to Jefferson at 9 a.m. Thank  you to Ms. Stone and Mr. Corona for their coordination and our 8th grade teachers for their support. We need chaperones! Please check in with your child's teachers or our 8th graders.
    • February 23 - International Youth Leadership Conference (IYLC) scheduled for our English Language Learners.  Thank you to Mr. Aaker for coordinating this event for our students.
    • February 24 - Discretion Assembly.  7th and 8th graders will participate during 6th period (1:56-2:49); 5th and 6th graders will participate during 7th period (2:52-3:45). All families are invited to come to our assembly at either of these times. When you do, please come into the office first to sign in. 
    • March 8 - Incoming 6th Grade Open House from 6-7:30 p.m. Please invite your neighbors and friends with children that will be entering the 6th grade in the 2017-18 school  year to visit Ockley Green's 6th Grade Open House.  This night will include an overview and a tour of our Ockley Green Middle School.

     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 with any questions you may have.  

     For those who are able, please come to the Café with René with any questions.

     Resource Center

    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


    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.



    René Canler

    Principal Dragon