O'Maley Family Focus

Welcome from Principal Lynne Beattie!

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June 7, 2019 O’Maley Family Focus

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe that we are headed into our last full year of school before summer break. We have had a whirlwind of activity here at O’Maley recently, with the band and chorus concert last week, the 8th grade Human Rights Symposium and a NOAA presentation this week, and field trips to the state house and local venues in process. I would like to provide you an update on upcoming events as the year winds down so that you don’t miss any important opportunities.

End of the Year Events

8th Grade

PTO is looking for assistance to make the 8th grade luau and breakfast awesome experiences for the students. Please link to sign up. As a reminder, the dates and times for 8th grade events are:

                                                                        Field Day Monday, June 17 School Day

                                                            Luau     Monday, June 17     6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

                                                                Grade 8 Breakfast Tuesday, June 18 8:30a.m. – 9:30a.m.

                                                                Closing Ceremonies Tuesday, June 18 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.

Chromebook Collection will occur on the following schedule:

Beach House         June 11

Ocean & Anchor Houses June 12

Students must return the Chromebook, charger, and case. Loss or damages will incur a fee for repair or replacement.

6th & 7th Grade

7th Grade Field Day Wednesday, June 12 School Day

7th Grade Boat Trip Friday, June 13 School Day

6th Grade Field Day Monday, June 17 School Day

In addition, parents of students who will receive academic recognitions for their performance over the course of the year will be invited to brief celebrations:

Grade 6 Thursday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m.

Grade 7 Monday, June 17 at 1:00 p.m.

Yearbook Distribution and Sale, Friday, June 14

Students who pre-purchased their yearbooks online will receive them at this time. Students who would like to purchase a yearbook may do so for $15.00 exact change or a check made payable to O’Maley.

The last day of school is June 18th, with dismissal at 11:00 a.m.

Congratulations to Flag Day Essay Contestant Winners!

Skye Ciolino, Grade 6 and Kelsy Frontiero, Grade 7 will be recognized at the Elks Club on Tuesday, June 11 for their essays on what America means to them. We are very proud of their work. I would also like to recognize Marty Behsman, Ceriana Edwards-Worthley, Jane Hermann, Unique Wongus, Nick DeLeon, Samahra Salah, Antonio Favazza, Megan Frates, Natalie Sheedy, and Alexis Thomas, who also submitted very passionate essays about our country.

Specialist Class Preferences

Forms for students to submit their preferences for 7th and 8th  grade specialist classes for next year will be coming out this week. We try as much as possible to provide top choices, but are not always able to do so. All of our specialist classes offer an opportunity for students to experience an in-depth experience in addition to English, Math, Social Studies, and Science. Unless students participate in specialized education services, they are enrolled in two specialist classes per term throughout the year. Classes offered to 7th and 8th grade next year will be:

Band (full year)

Chorus (full year or two terms)

Performing Arts, Health/PE, Art, Spanish, Digital Making with Coding (two terms)

An email reminder will be sent with a link to the form at mid-week.

Enjoy your weekend!

Lynne Beattie, O’Maley Principal



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