Owyhee-Harbor School is committed to creating a safe, collaborative community where every student is valued as an individual. Every student can and will learn, every student will be challenged to excel, and every student will experience success everyday.
Holiday Music Programs
1st and 2nd Graders – Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 9:00
Join us on Tuesday, December 17 for an American Christmas Celebration presented by 1st and 2nd grade students. Each student will have a special part. The performance will start at 9:00 a.m. Please make sure your children are on time that day! Parents with schedule conflicts may attend the performance on Monday, December 16 at 2:20. Please be aware that Monday’s performance is a combination dress rehearsal and performance for other students so this performance may not be as fine tuned as the one on Tuesday morning. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th and 6th Grade Band and Orchestra – Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 2:15
Many of you have been hearing the squeals and bits and pieces of familiar tunes from your young musician practicing at home, but now it's time to hear the final product we've been working towards! Come and hear a selection of fun and familiar tunes sure to put a smile on your face! Our fifth and sixth grade band and orchestra students will perform holiday songs for parents and students.
Boxes of Kindness
This quarter at school all the classes are focusing on the value of kindness. One of our classroom activities will be to put together Christmas dinner boxes for families here at Owyhee who need some help this holiday season. Each child will be asked to bring in a specific item to place in their classroom dinner box which will be given out to one of our families anonymously. If you would like to receive one of our Christmas dinner boxes of kindness please let me know at 854-6932 or email@example.com
Don’t Forget Thursday, December 20 is the Last Day of School Before Break and is an Early Release Day.
Brrr….It’s Cold Outside Is Your Child Prepared?
It’s cold outside! Children need to dress for the weather and that includes warm coats, hats, mittens or gloves, socks, and appropriate footwear. When we have snow on the ground it can get cold and wet. Remember that Owyhee students go outside whenever possible. We don’t keep students in for recess unless it is raining (not just misting) or the temperature drops below 18 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, please make sure your child’s hair is dry when he or she leaves the house in the morning
Facebook Accounts Not for Kids under 13
Facebook requires users to be at least 13 years old to open an account. Many adults know this and create accounts for their young children, but this still violates the agreement that the user is of an appropriate age. This expectation was not put in place to spoil a child’s online fun—quite the contrary. Online predators and cyberbullies are a very real threat. Privacy and security settings help, but it’s like putting a lock on your door—it will keep out most burglars but that doesn’t mean that an insistent one can’t get in.
Consider an investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s Office where undercover agents posed as minors on Facebook and were then solicited by very real predators.
How about cyberbullies? According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, around 20% of students have experienced some form of cyberbullying, much of it through social networking sites.
In addition to the dangers children face online, what kind of message are complacent parents sending if they let their children lie about their age to use Facebook? Will it be OK for them to lie about their age in the future?
So please think twice about allowing your underage child to sign up for Facebook. And for children old enough to use the site, please care enough to monitor their online presence.
If you want to learn more, here is what you can do to get started:
Tools for Parents
Answers to questions like:
· Can I monitor my child’s activity on Facebook?
· How do I report inappropriate actions that have been taken against children?
Facebook Safety Center
www.facebook.com/safety A place to find tips on how to keep your teens safe online Submitted by: Jen Hofstetter, Owyhee Computer Instructor