News of the Week - December 2nd

Good evening Champion families. This is Mr. Bridges and Mrs. Merlette with some important reminders and a look at the week ahead! We hope you had a wonderful fall break and are excited to see all of you on Monday morning.  

 

PE Uniform Expectations

The final touches are being made to the 5th-8th grade locker rooms and they should be ready prior to winter break.  Please review the following PE uniform guidelines.  

 

PE Uniform Guidelines 2019-2020

 

BYOD Chromebook Information:

Any student wishing to bring their own personal Chromebook to school must go through the process of having the OPA management software installed on their Chromebook. If your Champion’s Chromebook has not gone through this process, please bring the Chromebook and the attached form to the front office. 

 

Chromebook Policy Reminder 2019-2020

Chromebook Management Software Agreement 

 

Here are a couple of safety reminders that will keep traffic moving efficiently and more importantly keep our students safe. I have been out on patrol numerous times this school year and have noticed a few traffic safety issues. 

  1. Pull up your vehicles as far as you possibly can to drop off your students, allowing the cars behind you room to drop off their students. 
  2. If you’re getting out of your car and walking with your students, please don’t park and leave your car in the drop off area. 
  3. Students who walk to school, should be crossing the street in the crosswalk.
  4. Obey all traffic signs on and around school property.
  5. Slow down and drive extra cautiously in the parking lot and neighborhood.
  6. Don’t load or unload children across the street from the school.
  7. Don’t double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles.
  8. Be prepared for kids to appear in unexpected places, like from between parked cars; if they’re on bikes, prepare for them to turn in front of you without looking or signaling.
  9. If you need to use your phone, be sure you’re pulled over safely.
  10. Watch for kids walking while looking at their phones. One study found that a full 20 percent of high school students cross the street while distracted.
  11. If possible, carpool to reduce the number of cars at school.
  12. Don’t ever block a crosswalk; it forces pedestrians to go around you and could put them in the path of moving traffic.

 

*Per the Oxford Family Handbook It is also important to pick up students on time after school ends. Students remaining after traffic ceases will be taken to the school office. Parents will be called by OPA staff and directed to pick their child(ren). If after the school office closes, the student(s) still remains at school, OPA staff will call the police to ask that the child be picked up and placed in their care. OPA may also call child protective services. 

 

Monday, December 2nd:

  • Champions, please wear formal uniforms. Uniform shorts or uniform pants please.  
  • Grades 1-8 ABS Assembly. 
  • Academic Pentathlon Club Meeting (for 6th-8th graders) in room #25 from 3:30pm -4:15pm. This club will meet weekly on Mondays & Thursdays.

Tuesday, December 3rd:

  • Regular uniform day. White or Teal polos with uniform bottoms or formal wear. 
  • Marching Band Club (for 4th-8th graders) in the Band room #101 from 7:30am - 8:15am.
  • Honour Choir Club (for TK-5th graders) in the Band room #101 from 3:30pm - 4:15pm.
  • Garden Club (for TK - 8th graders) from 3:30pm - 4:30pm in the garden
  • Honour Society sponsored Drama Club will meet from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. 
  • PBIS Raffle Cart will be coming around during first recess and middle school break. 
    • Champions may enter Scholarships for a weekly drawing! Champions must write their FIRST AND LAST names on each Scholarship they want to enter. 
  • Learn to make a Chinese Holiday Card from 3:30pm - 4:30 pm with Mrs. Shawna in room #19. All Champions welcome. Please sign up at: 

Wednesday, December 4th:

  • Spirit Wear Day! Champions may wear OPA spirit wear tops with Tuesday-Thursday uniform bottoms (No Jeans). 
  • Jazz Band Club (for 4th-8th graders) in the Band room #101 from 3:30pm - 4:15pm.
    • Math Olympiad (for 4th-8th graders) in Ms. Carnovale’s room #8 from 7:30 am - 8:25am 
    • E-Sports Club (for 6th-8th graders) in Honour Hall from 3:30pm - 4:45pm 
    • Board Game Club (for TK-8th graders) in Ms. Nye’s room #P1 from 3:30 pm- 4:15pm. 
  • Board game donations are greatly appreciated. Donations may be dropped off to Ms. Nye or the Front Office 

Thursday, December 5th:    

  • Regular uniform day. White or Teal polos with uniform bottoms or formal wear. 
  • Marching Band Club (for 4th-8th graders) in the Band room #101 from 7:30am - 8:15am.
  • Art/Game Club (1st-5th graders) will meet at first recess on Thursdays at the lunch tables 
  • Art/Game Club (6th-8th graders) will meet at the lunch tables during middle school lunch
  • Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) Club (for 6th-8th graders) in the Band room #101 during middle school lunch/recess at 12:45pm -1:15pm 
  • Kammermuski/Intermediate Strings Club (for 3rd-8th graders) in the Band room #101 from 3:30pm - 4:15pm.
  • Academic Pentathlon Club Meeting (for 6th-8th graders) in room #25 from 3:30pm -4:15pm. This club will meet weekly on Mondays & Thursdays.
  • Jingle Jam Performance Grades TK-3 5:30pm-7:30pm in Honour Hall (For any questions regarding Jingle Jam please email Mr. Sacks at aaron.sacks@oxfordchampions.com 

Friday, December 6th:     

  • 1st Trimester Report Cards sent home
  • Regularly scheduled minimum day with 12:30pm dismissal. 
  • Champions may wear their university shirts, White or Teal polos, or formal wear with school appropriate bottoms. 
  • Guitar/Ukulele/Mandolin Club (for TK-8th graders) in Honour Hall from 7:30am - 8:15am 
  • Mileage Club (TK - 8th graders) will meet weekly on the backfield from 8:00am - 8:30 am on Friday mornings.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to walk/jog with their Champion(s)! 
  • Academic Chess Club - from 12:45pm -1:45pm in Rooms 3 and 8. Please see the flyer for pricing and registration information. Academic Chess Flyer
  • Jingle Jam Performance Grades 4th-8th in Honour Hall (For any questions regarding Jingle Jam please email Mr. Sacks at aaron.sacks@oxfordchampions.com 

OPA Club Sign in/out Procedures:

To ensure the safety of our Champions, please carefully review and follow the club sign in/sign out procedures below. 

  • All parents/guardians must sign in their Champion(s) for clubs that take place before school 
  • TK and Kindergarten parents/guardians must sign in their Champion(s) for after school clubs
  • All Champions must be signed out of after school clubs from the classroom or location where the club is being held.
  • After school sports teams will be signed out in front of Honour Hall
 

Save the date - Honour Society Gala: 

 

Hour of Code Event at OPA-SV:

  • We live in a world surrounded by technology. We know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Only 45% of all high schools teach computer science.
 
  • That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code. Our Hour of Code is making a statement that Oxford Preparatory Academy - SV is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. Our Hour of Code will be on Wednesday, December 12th. 
 
 

Morning Drop-off and Pick-up Reminder: In an effort to be respectful neighbors to our community, and maintain student safety, we must be steadfast in our drop-off and pick-up routines. Let this serve as a gentle reminder to staff and parents, please do not make left-hand turns into the parking lot or drop-off lanes if you arrive to school from 8:15am-8:30am or during the afternoon for pick-up. Also, please do not park in any red zones or block our neighbors driveways, and follow the directions of school personnel during drop-off and pick-up. We appreciate your cooperation.

 

Drop-off time is 8:10am or LATER. If you need to drop your Champions off prior to 8:10am, the YMCA is available to watch your children. There is no supervision prior to 8:10 am and children should not be without a parent on campus at that time. All students must be picked up before 3:30 M-TH and before 12:45 on Fridays, unless they have an after school activity.

 

**Students arriving at school after 8:40am must be accompanied by a parent and signed in at the front office to receive a tardy slip prior to going to class. Students arriving between 8:30am and 8:40am will still be marked tardy, but may report directly to class.

 

December Lunch Calendar  

 

Upcoming Events:

    • December 9th:  Blackwells Student Store (Students may use Scholarships to
      “Purchase” items)
  • December 9th: High School Night from 4:00pm - 8:00pm 
  • December 10th: Trimester Awards in Honour Hall 
    • 6th, 7th and 8th grades: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • December 10th: Frosty Follies 8th grade Performance at 6:00 PM in Honour Hall 
  • December 11th: Rise Against Hunger - Student Volunteer Opportunity. Organization information: https://www.riseagainsthunger.org/ Please Email Mrs. Williams with any questions about this event. Leanne.Williams@oxfordchampions.com 
  • December 11th: Blackwells Student Store (Students may use Scholarships to
    “Purchase” items)
  • December 11th: Football and Volleyball games against Vista Charter from 3:30pm - 4:45pm
  • December 11th: Honour Society Meeting at 5:30 pm. All parents/guardians welcome!
  • December 12th: Hour of Code Event 
  • December 12th: Regular Scheduled Board Meeting at SOC campus at 5:00 PM 
  • December 13th: Polar Express Day and Class Parties
  • December 16th - January 3rd: Winter Break - No School!
  • Save the date: Honour Society Gala: Friday, May 1st at 6:00 pm Plase visit the Honour Society website for more information. https://honoursocietysv.membershiptoolkit.com/
 
Trimester Awards have been changed to Monday, January 13th.
  • TK, K, 5th : 8:45-9:45
    1st & 3rd : 10:30 - 11:30
    2nd & 4th : 1:00 - 2:00
    6th, 7th, & 8th : 2:15 - 3:15
 

Thank you for ALL you do!

Go Champions! -Mr. Bridges and Mrs. Merlette