Once again we find ourselves at the end of another glorious year at OQS. If you were to look back on all of the facebook posts, classroom blogs, and special events, I think you would agree that OQS continues to be a very special place where students are actively engaged, parents are involved, teachers are passionate and where we all support each other and celebrate learning. Hallways were adorned with student projects, artwork, essays, and special messages.
Baking club, coding club, and drama club were all added to our long list of opportunities students at OQS can participate in; chess club, garden club, ski days, challenge group, girls on the run, wolves on the prowl to name a few. We’re looking forward to continuing these and adding a new STEAM team next year! Our fabulous group of parents who serve on the PTO along with all of the volunteers who support their efforts have made these clubs successful!
This is my favorite time of the year and my least favorite time of the year. This may sound a bit strange but it's true! It’s my favorite time of the year because I get a chance to look back through all of the many photos and reflect on all of the wonderful things that have happened this year; so much learning, joy, and enthusiasm! It is amazing to see the all of the wonderful work our staff has done to create engaging learning experiences for our OQS students and families; math night, crock pot cook off, holiday and spring concerts, science celebration day, forest kindergarten, green screen presentations, makerspace activities, pilgrim feast, green eggs and ham breakfast, hallway birthday bulletin board, star card photos, whole school PAWS celebrations, DENS meetings, community meetings, Kindergarten play, outdoor band class, project based learning projects, science experiments, river writing, PAWS squad presentations, spelling bee, I Love to Read Spirit Week, sled dog visit, lunch with a loved one, biography fair, just to name a few!
It’s my least favorite time of the year because it means the year has come to an end and everyone is about to go home for the summer. It gets very quiet here and I wander the halls (well...and do work at my desk) patiently waiting for the halls to fill up again with children’s laughter, chatter, excitement, and joy! I wish you all a wonderful summer to enjoy much needed family time. Time to explore, talk, giggle, get dirty, enjoy the outdoors, sing, create, and make memories!