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Olde Creek 4th Graders are working hard as Collaborators and Communicators as they attempt to solve a BreakoutEDU challenge.
Laps For Learning Information
THANK YOU for making Laps for Learning a great success! Now, it is time to collect the pledges. If you haven’t donated already, you can donate online: http://oldecreekpta.org/shop/laps/laps-for-learning-pledges/
Or return your donation in the envelope your oldest OC child received. Please make checks payable to Olde Creek PTA. Thank you for your support!
Olde Creek Bears Care Community Outreach Program
Olde Creek Elementary is pleased to kick off the second year of our Olde Creek Bears Care Community Outreach Program! The primary focus of Bears Care is to provide weekend food provisions to students in need in our school community. These students typically receive free or reduced priced meals during school days, which for many are the only meals they may receive.
To make this program successful, WE NEED YOUR HELP! We will be requesting food donations on a weekly basis through Sign-Up Genius. Food donations can be dropped off at Olde Creek's Front Office during regular office hours. Food bags will then be packed on Fridays for students to take home for weekend food support. For this week, we are pre-collecting food items to stock up our food pantry while this year's list and number of families are being finalized. If you are interested in donating food items this week, please click the link below to sign-up. Thank you!
The PTA is preparing a student directory again this year! This year, the directory will contain the following information for each family: students’ names, grades, and teacher assignments and parents’ names and email addresses. If you want this information to be included, you don’t need to do anything now, but watch for information about verifying your data in October. You will have a chance to add other information such as address and phone number at that time. If you don’t want your information included, you may opt out by contacting the PTA by October 12. To opt out, please return the opt-out form that is being sent home, or contact the PTA by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org including the students' and parents' names and indicating that you wish to opt out of the directory.
Calling All Gardeners! - Saturday, October 20
We are having our annual fall clean-up to help trim back tall bushes and pull weeds in our pollinator garden and outdoor classroom. We would also like to prepare our butterfly garden for planting milkweed seeds to ensure a habitat for monarchs come next summer. Clean-up is from 9:00am- 12:00pm. Thank you for coming out on a Saturday morning to help maintain our outdoor classroom and habitat!
Halloween Howl - Friday, October 26
The Olde Creek PTA will be presenting the Halloween Howl on Friday, October 26 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Information about ticket presales will be sent home in the Friday Folders this afternoon. We can’t wait to see you at the Howl!
Advanced Academic Parent Information Meeting - October 17th
Ms. Stobbe, Olde Creek’s Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will hold a parent information session on Wednesday, October 17th, from 6:00-7:00 pm in the library. At the info session, she will review the levels of service in FCPS for K-6 and give an overview of the referral/screening process. We hope you will be able to join us! If you have questions, please contact Wendy Stobbe, AART, at email@example.com . For further information about Advanced Academics in FCPS, click here.
Here are some important dates to keep in mind for this year:
October 11 – AAP Level IV referral forms for new FCPS students due to Ms. Stobbe (grades 3-6). Please contact Ms. Stobbe directly for support with this process.
January 10 – Level IV referral files and optional materials due to Ms. Stobbe (grades 2-6)
Veterans Day at Olde Creek
Calling all Active Duty, Reserve, and Veteran members of our Armed Forces. Olde Creek would like to invite our community’s military family members to speak with students and share their experiences on the morning of Monday, November 12th to recognize Veterans Day. We are very proud to have so many military family members in our school community and we want our students and staff to have an opportunity to make a connection with all of you.
On the morning of November 12 from 8:30 - 9:30, we will host a brief reception for our military family members. This will be followed by the opportunity to visit a classroom to share a little bit about themselves and their service to our country.
If you or a family member is interested in participating in this special event at our school, please click on the link and fill out the survey below by October 5th. Please feel free to contact the main office with any questions.
Save The Date for the Thanksgiving Luncheon - November 15
Mark your Calendars for the Olde Creek Thanksgiving Luncheon on Thursday November 15. This is one of our most enjoyable annual traditions. All are welcome and information about ticket sales will be sent home in October.
Elementary Standards and Benchmarks Information Available
A digital drop-down tool was created for parents and the community to learn more about the elementary standards and benchmarks by grade level and content that is accessible by clicking on the Elementary School Academics on the FCPS public website (www.fcps.edu).
Once on this page, please select the grade level you would like to learn more about. Inside the grade-specific page, you may visit any of the linked pages for an overview of programs of content. For a deeper dive into a specific content, click on View the ___Grade program of Studies (POS) button. Within this page, you may click on any subject (i.e., mathematics, science, etc.) and a drop down by standards and benchmarks will appear.
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