Ocean Park Elementary WILL be sending students home this morning. Our buses will arrive at the school at 10am to begin organizing then to send home. If you are able to come get your student at the school, that would be extra helpful. You can access the front pull-through until buses arrive. Our phones are down but you may use REMIND or email: opoffice@oceanbeachschools.org for any communication.
19 days ago, Sheena Burke
Ocean Park Elementary ONLY - School is closed for today. Ocean Park Elementary is without power. If you can come pickup your student(s) at the school, please do so. We will work on getting students home on buses at approximately 10AM. If you have further questions, please call the district office at 360-642-3739.
19 days ago, Annie Vela
I’ve included our January Newsletter, another copy of the District Academic Calendar for easy reference as we swing into 2023, and our January lunch menu (also found under “dining” on our district website)
25 days ago, Sheena Burke
January Newletter
January Lunch Menu
District Academic Calendar
Happy New Year! We are back-to-school tomorrow, Tuesday, January 3rd. Our doors open at 7:50 and school starts at 8am. See you then
26 days ago, Sheena Burke
December Newsletters, lunch menu, and ASB dress-up days
about 2 months ago, Sheena Burke
December Dress-up Days
December Newsletter (English)
December Lunch Menu
December Newsletter (Spanish)
Our Turkey Trot was a huge success. Our students raised $4,984 which gets divided into each grade level’s account. The money follows them through the years for things like field trips, 8th grade graduation and their senior trips. Our top fundraisers for each grade level were Makenzie Williams, Summer Zinsli and Kennedi Kemmer who collectively raised over $1,000. These students each won a $15 gift card to a local store provided by FOOPS, as well as a tasty, holiday themed cookie and the opportunity to turn Mrs. Burke into an messy, human ice cream sundae at December’s Assembly. Honorable Mentions for fundraising also go to Riley Hermanns, and Lucas and Bridget Binion for their outstanding contributions. During the event, we did random giveaways where ALL students won a fun Turkey themed prize. As a school, our students walked a total of 339 miles during the event which included a walking course that zig-zagged throughout our building and then spaces such as the the playground and the gym where students could pick up the pace and run some laps. Our top trotters for the day were Alexis Marin, Noah Meza, Flynn Orr, Jax Jansma, and Leland Campbell. These student’s enjoyed some extra prizes as well. A special thank you to all of the FOOPS members who work so hard to support our students and events. They always make sure that we have everything we need. If you are interested in joining their group, please see their Facebook page. Membership is low and they are always needing more parent/community volunteers in order to keep their mission alive and well. Their next meeting is Monday, December 5th. We also had great volunteers during the event. Thank you to: Harshil Thiry, Emily Darr, Maria Wilson, Michelle Binion, Kristi Basarab, Rachel Samuelson, Jennifer Knox and, our school board member, John Holtermann. This event wouldn’t have been a success without all of the volunteers and the community support. Thank you for supporting our students and our school.
2 months ago, Sheena Burke
Bond, Hyde, and Bishop are ready to trot!
OPE staff all dressed up
Students pick up speed in the gym portion of the Turkey Trot.
Our volunteers help students track their laps on their Turkey Trot cards.
Reminders: OPE Turkey Trot is tomorrow with a half-day release at 11:30. No school Thursday or Friday. Thanks in advance to our fabulous volunteers that will be helping us to pull off tomorrow’s event. From all of us at OPE, We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break.
2 months ago, Sheena Burke
OPE staff are ready for the Turkey Trot!
November OPE Newsletter
3 months ago, Sheena Burke
English version of November Newsletter
Spanish Version of November Newsletter
“Cultivating Safe and Effective Behavior” -Parent Support Group begins November 8th. The flyer is attached for more information. Here is the link for signing up: https://sites.google.com/oceanbeachschools.org/ihs-school-basedservices/referrals?authuser=0
3 months ago, Sheena Burke
“Cultivating Safe and Effective Behavior” flyer
We have had a fabulous first day here at OPE! Thank you for trusting us with all of your kiddos. It’s been a great start to what I’m sure will be a wonderful year. Just a couple reminders: -parent drop-off/pick-up is around back -buses only in the front -regular days this week until 2:30pm (only LBE has half days) -no school this Friday or next Monday -starting next Wednesday (7th) early release is at 1pm and that will take place every Wednesday after that Please call us if you have any questions! (360) 665-4815
5 months ago, Sheena Burke
parent pick-up/drop-off map
Sorry for the short notice but our school office will be closed today (8/16). We will be back in the office tomorrow.
6 months ago, Sheena Burke
Having trouble finding the District Calendar? We've now updated our website for easier access - you can find a link to the district calendar on our home page by clicking the button "calendar'!
6 months ago, Annie Vela
Find the district calendar on our homepage!
“Meet the Teacher” August 25th
6 months ago, Sheena Burke
Meet The Teacher
As tragic situations such as the one yesterday at a school in Texas occur, it can be difficult to know how to approach this with children and how to address their questions as they arise. Below are some resources to help adults talk to children about disturbing world events. We hope you find these resources helpful as we navigate difficult situations together as a community. https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/helping-children-with-tragic-events-in-the-news; https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-safety-and-crisis/school-violence-resources/talking-to-children-about-violence-tips-for-parents-and-teachers; https://www.commonsensemedia.org/articles/explaining-the-news-to-our-kids; https://www.commonsensemedia.org/articles/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-school-shootings; https://www.apa.org/topics/gun-violence-crime/shooting-aftermath
8 months ago, Amy Huntley
Talking to Children About Violence flyer
Welcome back everyone! Catch up with the latest student stories, events, and news updates. It's everything Ocean Beach, in your pocket. If you haven't already, download the app! Download for Android https://bit.ly/35vHzP6 Download for iPhone https://apple.co/3HbQiUF
10 months ago, Ocean Beach School District
Thank you school board; Ocean Beach School District appreciates all you do for our students, staff and district! You go above and beyond doing what is best for kids! Tiffany Turner, John Holtermann, Anna Taft, Don Zuern and Nansen Malin; you are wonderful!
about 1 year ago, Ocean Beach School District
Ocean Beach Families: We have been made aware of a TikTok trend pertaining to nationwide school shootings and bomb threats supposedly being planned to take place on Friday, December 17th. There have been no threats against the Ocean Beach School District. Local law enforcement agencies are aware of this nationwide trend and will support us. If you become aware of a specific threat to our district, please report it immediately. If you see something, say something. We will continue to monitor the situation along with law enforcement. Threats to our school or individuals will not be tolerated.
about 1 year ago, Ocean Beach School District
Rumor Control There are apparently rumors floating around Facebook regarding COVID testing and vaccination. To be clear the school district will do NO testing and/or vaccinating without parent permission. We are offering COVID testing in order to shorten quarantine periods; however, it is always the parent's choice and parent permission is required each time. The only exception to this is the required rapid testing for athletics. This testing is approved by the parent at the start of the sports season. As for vaccination, we will send out information for parents who are interested to know when and where they can get their children vaccinated, but we are not in the vaccination business, and we will not be vaccinating students. If we offer a vaccination clinic on a school campus, that, again, would be for parents who are interested and would not be a function of the school district. We would simply be allowing an outside provider such as the health department to vaccinate students that parents bring to the clinic. As for requiring vaccination for students, we are not in support of this at this time because this vaccination has not gone through the full medical process, and are, in fact, lobbying the governor to not take this step at this time. Chris Reykdal and the state superintendents are in favor of waiting until the medical community does its full review. This vaccination is new, and any process to require it should take time for the medical research to be fully vetted. We are not in support of a vaccination mandate for students until full medical revue occurs. I hope this helps alleviate some concerns.
about 1 year ago, Ocean Beach School District
The Ocean Beach School District has openings, and we'd love for some of our wonderful community members to consider applying to work for us! Open positions are as follows: * Floating Teacher for Long Beach - BA needed, teaching certificate preferred * English Teacher for Ilwaco High School - BA needed, teaching certificate preferred * Paraprofessionals - Long Beach Elementary, Hilltop School, and Ilwaco High School both special education and general education positions are available. * District Office Receptionist and District Data Coordinator * Substitute Bus Drivers and Custodians
about 1 year ago, Ocean Beach School District