Volunteer Survey/Committee Sign-ups

Our Starship Committees are looking for volunteers! Learn about our committees

Fill out the following form to learn more about the various volunteer opportunities at Orion:

 

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Welcome Back!

A letter from Principal Julie:

Welcome to the 2018 -2019 school year!

As always, there were a few changes over the summer.

We are saying goodbye (at least for a while!) to the following staff:
Kristina Granillo- Teacher Kristina is taking some time off to be at home with her adorable baby boy! We are thrilled for Kristina and her family of five. Fortunately, we will still see Kristina at Orion because she is now a parent of an Orion Kinder!

Esme Martinez-Singh – Teacher Esme will be a new mom any day now! She will be taking some time off to stay home with her new bundle of joy! We wish Teacher Esme much joy in her new role and her new adventure!

Kimberly Barnes – Teacher Kimberly made the difficult decision to accept a new position close to home. We are happy Kimberly will enjoy a much shorter commute, but we will miss her at Orion!.

Please join me in welcoming the following new staff:
Julie Souza – Teacher Julie will be our new 3rd grade teacher! Julie has been teaching in the Redwood City School District for four years. She brings an amazing amount of creativity, energy and heart to everything she does. Please join me in welcoming Teacher Julie!!

Jules Schenone– Teacher Jules will teach our 1st Grade class while Teacher Esme is out on maternity leave. Jules completed her Masters in Teaching this summer. She is excited to be joining Orion, and we are equally excited to have Jules’ warm and nurturing spirit join our wonderful community!

Pat Kelly– Teacher Pat was hired to cover for Teacher Kristina while she is out on maternity leave. For the past several years, he has been busy coaching and substitute teaching in our district. We are thrilled to have his positive and warm energy at Orion this year!

A communications change:
Digital Newsletter – We are excited to announce that the bi-weekly Orion School Newsletter will have a new look, a new name and will now be digital! You will receive a copy of the Orion Gazette every other Friday via email and text message. Paper copies of the newsletter will be available in the Main Hallway.

Thank you for sharing your kiddos with us! Our talented and passionate staff have been planning throughout the summer to provide an engaging and enriching year for our students. We can’t wait to work hand in hand with our amazingly dedicated families to enable all of our Orion stars to learn and grow in our warm, vibrant and nurturing learning community. I look forward to another dynamic year of building relationships and learning and growing together!!

-Principal Julie

P.S. – Please mark your calendars for our Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 30th from 5:45PM – 8:00PM.

Look for more Back-to-School Night details in the first edition of the Orion Gazette which will be sent out on Friday, August 17th!!

 

 

Starship PTO Meeting Schedule for 2018-19

The Starship PTO meeting calendar has been published for the 2018-19 school year. All meetings are monthly on a Tuesday at 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Orion MUR (multi-use room), unless otherwise noted. All parents are encouraged to participate, meet your Starship officers, and take part in making important decisions for our school.

  • September 18, 2018: First meeting of the school year!
  • October 16, 2018  NEW DATE: October 23, 2018
  • November 13, 2018
  • December 18, 2018: NEW DATE & LOCATION: Wed., 12/19, at Main & Elm, 6:30 PM
  • January 15, 2019: Meeting is tentative; if determined to be necessary.
  • February 19, 2019
  • March 19, 2019
  • April 16, 2019
  • May 14, 2019:  RESCHEDULED TO MAY 21! Final meeting of the school year.

Visit the Orion calendar for other important dates

Star Bulletin June 1, 2018/1 de junio de 2018

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June
4, Combination Class meeting @6:30PM (MUR)
5, SSC Ballots due Back to School
5, K Promotion @ 12:45PM
5, All Ks come in AM
5, 5th Grade Promotion @ 4:00PM
6, Park Day, All School Field Trip
6, All Ks come in AM
7, Appreciation Breakfast @ 8:10 AM
7, Last Day of School
7, Early Dismissal @ Noon, 12:00

August
14, New Family Maze Day 5:30 PM – 7:00PM
15, Maze Day 5PM – 7PM

SSC Ballots
Today you received a copy of the School Site Council Candidate Bios and an SSC Ballot for the 2018-2019 school year. Please read about our wonderful parent candidates, cast your ballot, and return your ballot to Liz in the office by Tuesday, June 5th.

Combination Class Information Meeting
Next year, Orion will once again have two combination classrooms. We will have a 3rd/4th class and a 4th/5th class. If you would like to learn more about combination classes, please join us on Monday, June 4th at 6:30PM in the MUR. We will discuss the benefits of combination classes as well as answer any questions you may have. Hope to see you there!

Volunteer Tea
Join us on June 7th at 8:10 in the big playground. Our kiddos will sing a song to the parents, and our amazing parents will be honored for all their volunteer work. We will then head to the cafeteria for some light food and coffee.

Maze day
This year we will try something a little new for Maze Day. We will host all new families on Tuesday, August 14th. We will host all returning families Wednesday, August 15th. Look for more details over the summer.

Welcome
We will be adding a new teacher to our incredible Orion community next year. Julie Souza will be our new 3rd-grade teacher! Julie has been teaching in the Redwood City School District for four years. She brings an amazing amount of creativity, energy and heart to everything she does. Please join me in welcoming Julie!

THANK YOU!
We have had a year filled with tremendous change, excitement and growth at Orion. I want to thank each and every one of you for continually giving your time, talents and energy to our special community! The magic of Orion happens because of all of YOU!! I wish you a summer full of rest, relaxation, joy and adventure!
With deep appreciation,
Julie

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junio
4, Reunión de clase combinada a las 6:30 PM (MUR)
5, Boletas de SSC deben regresar a la escuela
5, Promoción de K a las 12:45 PM
5, Todos los Ks vienen en AM
5, Promoción de 5to Grado a las 4:00PM
6, día de parque, excursión escolar
6, Todos los Ks vienen en AM
7, desayuno de apreciación, 8:10 a.m.
7, Último día de clases
7, salida temprano @ mediodía, 12:00

agosto
14,
Nuevo día de laberinto familiar 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
15, Laberinto Día 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Boletas de SSC
Hoy recibió una copia del SSC Candidate Bios y una boleta del SSC para el año escolar 2018-2019. Lea sobre nuestros maravillosos padres candidatos, envíe su boleta y devuelva su boleta a Liz en la oficina antes del martes, 5 de junio.

Reunión de información de clase combinada
El próximo año, Orion nuevamente tendrá dos salones combinados. Tendremos una tercera / cuarta clase y una cuarta / quinta clase. Si desea obtener más información sobre las clases combinadas, únase a nosotros el lunes 4 de junio a las 6:30 p.m. en el MUR. Discutiremos los beneficios de las clases combinadas y responderemos cualquier pregunta que pueda tener. ¡Espero verte allí!

Té voluntario
Únete a nosotros el 7 de junio a las 8:10 en el gran patio de juegos. Nuestros niños cantarán una canción a los padres, y nuestros increíbles padres serán honrados por todo su trabajo voluntario. Luego nos dirigiremos a la cafetería para tomar algo ligero y café.

Día de laberinto
Este año vamos a intentar algo un poco nuevo para el día del laberinto. Recibiremos a todas las familias nuevas el martes 14 de agosto. Recibiremos a todas las familias que realicen retiros el miércoles 15 de agosto. Busque más detalles durante el verano.

Bienvenido
Agregaremos un nuevo maestro a nuestra increíble comunidad de Orion el próximo año. ¡Julie Souza será nuestra nueva maestra de 3er grado! Julie ha estado enseñando en el Distrito Escolar de Redwood City por cuatro años. Ella aporta una increíble cantidad de creatividad, energía y corazón a todo lo que hace. ¡Por favor, únase a mí para darle la bienvenida a Julie!

¡GRACIAS!
Hemos tenido un año lleno de cambios tremendos, emoción y crecimiento en Orion. ¡Quiero agradecer a todos y cada uno de ustedes por dar continuamente su tiempo, talentos y afabilidad a nuestra comunidad especial! ¡La magia de Orion sucede por todos ustedes! ¡Te deseo un verano lleno de descanso, relajación, alegría y aventura!
Con profundo aprecio
Julie

Star Bulletin May 25, 2018

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May
28
No School, Memorial Day Holiday
31
Open House @ 6:00PM – 7:00PM

 June
4 Combination Class meeting @6:30PM (MUR)
5 K Promotion @ 12:45PM at Orion
5 All Ks come in AM
5 5th Grade Promotion @ 4PM at Orion
6 Park Day, All School Field Trip
6 All Ks come in AM
7 Appreciation Breakfast, 8:10 AM
7 Last Day of School
7 Early Dismissal @ Noon, 12:00

Wellness Day
Our kiddos were moving and grooving on Wellness Day! A huge thank you to Nicole Sommerfield for once again tirelessly orchestrating this fun and healthy Orion Tradition. Nicole and her crew of volunteers brought many smiles and much laughter to all of our kiddos! Thank you, Thank you!

Open House
You don’t want to miss this! Grab your passports and bring the whole family. Travel Orion style to experience the different countries and cultures we studied. year. Come Thursday, May 31st at 6:00PM-7:00PM.

Combination Class Information Meeting
Next year, Orion will once again have two combination classrooms. We will have a 3rd/4th class and a 4th/5th class. If you would like to learn more about combination classes, please join us on Monday, June 4th at 6:30PM in the MUR. We will discuss the benefits of combination classes as well as answer any questions you may have. Hope to see you there!

Park Day
Please join us on Wednesday, June 6th for yet another wonderful Orion tradition. At about 8:30AM the entire school will walk to the Park! Once at the park, we will partake in fun games and activities and enjoy a yummy lunch together. We will leave the park at 1:30PM and walk back to Orion. We still need volunteers to help us supervise the day’s fun! If you can join us, please sign-up on the big bulletin board in the main hallway.

Volunteer Tea
Join us on June 7th at 8:10 in the big playground. Our kiddos will sing a song to the parents, and our amazing parents will be honored for all their volunteer work. We will then head to the cafeteria for some light food and coffee.

We NEED PM Traffic Duty
Most of our PM traffic duty people have disappeared! We desperately need at least 2 people out there each day. PLEASE, think about coming and putting in 15 minutes to help out. For every 15 minutes you work, you get 1 hour of credit. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

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mayo
28 NO HAY ESCUELA, Memorial Holiday
31 Casa abierta a las 6:00 p.m.

junio
4 Reunión de clase combinada a las 6:30 PM (MUR)
5 Promoción de K a las 12:45 PM en Orion
5 Todos los Ks vienen en AM
5 Promoción de 5to Grado a las 4PM en Orion
6 día de parque, excursión escolar
6 Todos los Ks vienen en AM
7 desayuno de apreciación, 8:10 a.m.
7 Último día de clases
7 salida temprano @ mediodía, 12:00

Día de bienestar
¡Nuestros niños se movían y caminaron en el Día del Bienestar! Un gran agradecimiento a Nicole Sommerfield por una vez más orquestando incansablemente esta divertida y saludable Tradición de Orión. ¡Nicole y su equipo de voluntarios trajeron muchas sonrisas y muchas risas a todos nuestros niños! ¡Gracias Gracias!

Casa abierta
¡No querrás perderte esto! Tome sus pasaportes y traiga a toda la familia. Viaja al estilo Orion para experimentar los diferentes países y culturas que estudiamos. año. Ven el jueves 31 de mayo a las 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Reunión de información de clase combinada
El próximo año, Orion nuevamente tendrá dos salones combinados. Tendremos una tercera / cuarta clase y una cuarta / quinta clase. Si desea obtener más información sobre las clases combinadas, únase a nosotros el lunes 4 de junio a las 6:30 p.m. en el MUR. Discutiremos los beneficios de las clases combinadas y responderemos cualquier pregunta que pueda tener. ¡Espero verte allí!

Park Day
Únase a nosotros el miércoles, 6 de junio para otra maravillosa tradición de Orión. ¡Aproximadamente a las 8:30 a.m. toda la escuela caminará hacia el Parque! Una vez en el parque, participaremos en juegos y actividades divertidas y disfrutaremos de un rico almuerzo juntos. Saldremos del parque a la 1:30 PM y regresaremos a Orion. ¡Todavía necesitamos voluntarios para ayudarnos a supervisar la diversión del día! Si puede unirse a nosotros, regístrese en el gran tablero de anuncios en el pasillo principal.

Té voluntario
Únete a nosotros el 7 de junio a las 8:10 en el gran patio de juegos. Nuestros niños cantarán una canción a los padres, y nuestros increíbles padres serán honrados por todo su trabajo voluntario. Luego nos dirigiremos a la cafetería para tomar algo ligero y café.

NECESITAMOS servicio de tráfico PM
¡La mayoría de nuestras personas encargadas del tráfico de PM han desaparecido! Necesitamos desesperadamente al menos 2 personas cada día. POR FAVOR, piense en venir y poner en 15 minutos para ayudar. Por cada 15 minutos que trabajas, obtienes 1 hora de crédito. ¡¡¡¡¡¡POR FAVOR AYUDA!!!!!!

 

Multicultural is Here!

The multicultural unit is an annual tradition at Orion. Each classroom transforms into a different country. The kids have spent months studying and preparing to teach their fellow students about their country. The students tour the world, with passports, ready to experience the games, food, and cultures of each country. It’s a magical time at our school!

This is a great time to get involved; talk to your teacher about how you can help:

  • Does your classroom need supplies, food, or help decorating?
  • Is there any prep work you can do at home?
  • Can you help for an hour or more during the classroom tour day?

Don’t forget about the Open House Thursday, May 31st 6:00-7:00 p.m. where everyone gets a chance to tour all of the classrooms!

 

Star Bulletin May 11, 2018

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May
15
Starship PTO Meeting @ 7:00PM – MUR
16 
Parent Hours Due
24 
Multicultural Begins
24 
ELAC @12:30  – MUR
28 
No School, Memorial Day Holiday
31 
Open House @ 6:00PM

 June
5
K Promotion @ 12:45PM at Orion
5 All Ks come in AM
5 5th Grade Promotion @ 4PM at Orion
6 Park Day, All School Field Trip
6 All Ks come in AM
7 Appreciation Breakfast, 8:10 AM
7 Last Day of School
7 Early Dismissal @ Noon, 12:00

School Play
WOW!  The school play rocked the house!  A HUGE thank you to Robynn Garfield and Kirsten McMullen for bringing us such an incredible show.  Their combined talents in writing, directing and producing came together to allow our Orion stars to shine brightly on stage.  THANK YOU!!!!

SBAC Testing Continues (May 11-May 25).
From 8:10-9:55 the school will be on silent mode.  No one should be in the halls or on the playground.  We need a quiet and calm environment for testing. Arrive no later than 8:08 to school. Children who arrive late will not be able to enter the classroom and will have to do a make-up test.

Parent Hours
Please hand in the last of your parent hours by Wednesday,  May 16th. For more info, view Recording Parent Participation Hours

We NEED PM Traffic Duty
Most of our PM traffic duty people have disappeared!  We desperately need at least 2 people out there each day.  PLEASE, think about coming and putting in 15 minutes to help out.  For every 15 minutes you work, you get 1 hour of credit. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

School Site Council (SSC) Candidates
We have two openings on our School Site Council for next year. The term is two years.  The SSC is the governing board for all of the official school policies and procedures. It oversees the budget from the district for the school, reviews student data, and makes curricular decisions.  The SSC meets once a month, on a Thursday, from 1:45-2:45.

If you are interested in running for the position, please write a brief biography about yourself.  This will be placed on the ballot for June 1st.  You need send your bio to Julie by Wednesday, May 23rd to get on the ballot.  Join us!

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Mayo
15 Reunión del PTO de Starship, 7:00 PM
16 horas de padres debido
24 Comienza multicultural
28 NO HAY ESCUELA, Memorial Holiday
31 Casa abierta a las 6:00 p.m.

junio
5
Promoción de K a las 12:45 PM en Orion
5 Todos los Ks vienen en AM
5 Promoción de 5to Grado a las 4PM en Orion
6 día de parque, excursión escolar
6 Todos los Ks vienen en AM
7 desayuno de apreciación, 8:10 a.m.
7 Último día de clases
7 salida temprano @ mediodía, 12:00

Obra de la escuela
¡GUAUU! ¡La obra de la escuela sacudió la casa! MUCHAS gracias a Robynn Garfield y Kirsten McMullen por traernos un espectáculo tan increíble. Sus talentos combinados en escribir, dirigir y producir se unieron para permitir que nuestras estrellas de Orión brillen en el escenario. ¡¡¡¡GRACIAS!!!!

Continúa la prueba de SBAC (11 de mayo al 25 de mayo).
De 8: 10-9: 55 la escuela estará en modo silencioso. Nadie debería estar en los pasillos o en el patio de recreo. Necesitamos un entorno callado y tranquilo para las pruebas.
Llegue antes de las 8:08 a la escuela. Los niños que lleguen tarde no podrán ingresar al aula y deberán realizar una prueba de recuperación.

Horas de padres
Por favor entregue la última de sus horas de padres antes del miércoles, 16 de mayo.

NECESITAMOS servicio de tráfico PM
¡La mayoría de nuestras personas encargadas del tráfico de PM han desaparecido! Necesitamos desesperadamente al menos 2 personas cada día. POR FAVOR, piense en venir y poner en 15 minutos para ayudar. Por cada 15 minutos que trabajas, obtienes 1 hora de crédito. POR FAVOR AYUDA!!!!!!

Candidatos del Consejo Escolar (SSC)
Tenemos dos vacantes en nuestro Consejo Escolar para el próximo año. El término es dos años. El SSC es la mesa directiva de todas las políticas y procedimientos oficiales de la escuela. Supervisa el presupuesto del distrito para la escuela, revisa datos estudiantiles y toma decisiones curriculares. El SSC se reúne una vez al mes, un jueves, de 1: 45-2: 45.

Si está interesado en postularse para el puesto, escriba una breve biografía sobre usted. Esto se colocará en la boleta del 1 de junio. Debe enviar su biografía a Julie antes del miércoles, 23 de mayo para inscribirse en la boleta. ¡Únete a nosotros!