Welcome from your PTO President! – 2023-2024

Hello and welcome Ocean Shore families to the 2023-2024 school year!!!

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is eager to welcome back all of our families with an especially warm welcome to all entering Kindergarten families and any other families new to Ocean Shore!

I, myself, am a new parent here with an entering Kindergartener and am very much feeling the back to school excitement and nerves!! First off, I wanted to congratulate you and your family for committing to Ocean Shore! Ocean Shore has a very distinctive program from other district schools. We pride ourselves in volunteerism, commitment, and experiential learning. In order to make our unique philosophy come to life we very much rely on the PTO and all of our families to ensure that our school is provided all of the “extras” that enhance learning, make school fun and allow our hardworking teachers and staff to focus on what they do best – teaching!!!

The PTO is a combination of both the Executive Board and PTO job holders, consisting of both parents and teachers/staff, elected each spring to manage the family participation program and oversee the annual PTO budget and fundraising, which cover key aspects of Ocean Shore’s enhanced curriculum, such as field trips, theme days, assemblies, classroom supplies, technology, physical education and art. The community our families and staff have built year after year is one that provides our students and families amazing educational and social opportunities!

OSS Back to School Night is Thursday, Sept 14, 2023! This is a great opportunity for all OSS families to meet teachers and participate in the first planning meeting for each class. Attendance is HIGHLY recommended so families get a chance to meet their class ombuds, sign up for volunteer activities of their choosing and find out about academic information from the teacher(s).

Save the Dates!

PTO General Meetings 6:30-8:30pm (in person and zoom):

September 21, January 18, March 21, May 16

Other ways we encourage you to stay involved with your dolphin(s):

  • Do your best to adhere to meet your volunteer hours and to log your hours in the binder in the office. There are many ways to meet volunteer hours including driving for field trips, classroom volunteering, involvement with the PTO – please reach out to your classroom OMBUD for opportunities! There are also ways to stay involved outside of the typical school day – PTO meetings, teacher take home activities, etc.
  • We HIGHLY encourage annual family donations/child to help us meet our fundraising goals and ensure that we are able to provide consistent funding for critical school supports (physical education, art, field trips, teacher supplies, etc.) ln order for us to fund PTO activities without dipping into our rainy day fund we would need an average of $400/child/year!!
  • Join us for back to school night, fundraising events, PTO general meetings and consider reaching out to support us in filling an open PTO job holder position:
  • Check our OSSPTO website often for up to date details on school activities and meetings www.osspto.org.
  • Follow us on Facebook @OSSPTO and Instagram @Oss_Pto

Please do reach out with any questions and we wish everyone an amazing school year!!

Grace Sobieski
Ocean Shore School PTO President 2023-24

Tentative: After School Enrichment Program Schedule – Fall 2023

Save the “time slot” for After School Enrichment Programs! After School Enrichment Programs (ASEP) folks wanted to get word out ASEP (pun intended) about the after school classes that will likely be available in the fall. The exact date of the sign ups, the length of the sessions and the costs are not solidified but there’s many exciting classes so please keep this in mind as you think about child care and other activities.  

These are usually 1 hour classes  (3-4p, except on Wed where it is 1-2p) onsite and they usually run from mid-Sept to early Dec.  All these details will be obvious once the sign up preview is ready. Registration opens on August 21, 2023.

Tentative ASEP Class Schedule for Fall 2023 (subject to change)

Oceans 411/Week 2022: Deep Ocean – Highlights

This year students will be doing a deep dive into the DEEP OCEAN as we learn about the Twilight and Midnight Zones!

Beach Days, Hallway Decorations, and Projects

Dive through the hallways to see what’s in store as students, teachers, and parents start the first wave of decorating and discovery, bringing the school down to the depths of the ocean.

Beach Days

Kindergarten – Halie/Jennifer’s Class

Hallway Decorations

Main Hallway

A-Wing/Kindergarten Hallway

B-Wing Hallway

2nd Grade Hallway

4th and 5th Grade Hallway

Check back in as we discover more creatures hiding in the depths of the school!

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