Mission Statement of Orient-Macksburg School At Orient-Macksburg we provide a nurturing environment in which every Student can develop a passion for learning and reach personal excellence
Newsletter of the Orient-Macksburg Community School District
February 2017 Judy Johnson, Editor __————————_________________________________________________________—______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________-______——-
In December’s Paw Print I shared thoughts about becoming more productive,
more fulfilled, and happy by affirming yourself and positive self-talk. This newsletter will focus on Surveying Your Strengths. These thoughts come from Dr. Zimmerman’s book Pivot:
Postal Customer Orient-Macksburg CSD P.O. Box 129 201 S School Street Orient, IA 50858-0129
Saturday February 4th State Speech-Large Group Thursday February 9th Spring Pictures Saturday February 11th ACT Wednesday February 15
You can build a better, stronger self-esteem with practice, using seven techniques. When your self-esteem is in great shape, you’ll have a very positive attitude. You can also build your self-esteem through your awareness. Are you aware of all your strengths, talents, gifts, and blessings? You’ve got a bunch of them, that’s for sure. The question is, do you know what they are? The greater your awareness of your strengths, the stronger your self-esteem will be. Get out a piece of paper and pencil. Write down all the strengths you have and review them each day for 30 days. I know you will have more self-esteem and a stronger, more positive attitude at the end of the 30-day period. People who wrote down their strengths before interviewing for jobs were much more successful than those that did not survey their strengths. The key is those that wrote down their strengths had greater confidence and they knew they had something to give. For March’s Paw Print I will share thoughts about Taking Risks to help build your confidence and to create a stronger self-esteem. Make Each Day Your Masterpiece.
NO SCHOOL—PD Saturday February 18th All State Speech-Large Group Monday February 20th Presidents Day—NO SCHOOL
Clark S. Wicks Superintendent of Schools Make It A Great Day
Thursday February 23rd NOON Dismissal, PT Conferences Saturday February 25th District Speech—individual For Activities: See calendar inside
Thank you to the Methodist Church and Lisa Carstens with Usbourn Books for the donation of a book to each PK-6th and any MS student who wanted one. It was great for each student to take a book home before winter break.
O-M Student Council Fundraiser They still have a few pairs of socks left. Just contact Jennifer Ray. They cost $15.00 a pair. Just let her know size (medium or large) and color (red or white) Make checks out to O-M School.
2016 high school yearbooks are in and if you want to purchase one contact Mrs. Ray The cost is $55.00 for High School Books and $12.00 for Elementary books.
Please check your children’s food service accounts to see if funds need to be added.
CREATIVE KIDS + CREATIVE PROJECTS = LEGO FUN
We had 18 at the last Lego Camp It was a very good session, and the kids were very good workers with fun results! Our theme was "city structures and/or buildings". Donna was there; she always adds to the fun. Come join us. Watch the school sign for information on the next date.
Public Resource Technology Center - Orient Public Library Located on the East side of the O-M School P.O. Box 182, 201 School St., ORIENT, IOWA 50858 [email protected]
www.orient.lib.ia.us 641.337.5061 X124 Public library hours: 2:00 - 6:00 pm weekdays. Saturday 10:00 am - Noon. To contact the public library after school hours: 641.337.5061 X124. Crochet & Knitting Class: If you would like to learn to knit or crochet then go to the public library on Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 am. Bring a G crochet hook for crochet class or size 8 needles for knitting. Yarn will be provided. Call or message the public library with your interest so adequate supplies are available. There will be two people to teach and assist students who want to learn how to knit or crochet. If you need a refresher course join us! 641-337-5061 X124. Books & Brunch will be held at the public library on Saturday, February 4 at 10:00 AM. Sharon will talk about some new fall/winter books and brunch will be served. No cost, no registration. Winter Weather: The public library is closed whenever school is closed due to inclement weather. This includes days when there is no school and when the school dismisses early due to snow/ice. Also closed Saturday mornings if the roads are bad. Call the public library anytime when in doubt about hours, 641.337.5061 X124. Adult Coloring Program: Once a month the public library hosts an Adult Coloring session. All the supplies are provided and there is no need to pre-register. This come and go event is from 4:00 - 6:00 pm on the first Thursday of the month. Hope to see you Thursday, February 2, March 2 or April 6! Try it! Lego® Camps: Lego Camp for second - eighth graders occurs on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm on February 7, March 14, and April 11. Lego Camp is canceled if school dismisses early for weather or if there is no school due to weather. Check the library Facebook page for weather related announcements. New Books: New books at the public library include a set of nine books called the Thunder Point series by Robyn Carr: Wanderer is the first book in the series and the library has all nine titles in large print. The series will make you laugh, make you sigh, and make you fall in love with a small town filled with people you'll never forget. Robyn Carr has published dozens of historical and contemporary romance novels. Other new books: The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg, Victoria by Daisy Goodwin, Mistress by Danielle Steel, When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer by Frederik Backman. Another new book is the All Iowa Reads selection for 2017, Bottomland by Michelle Hoover. The novel follows the Hess family in the years after World War I as they attempt to rid themselves of the Anti-German sentiment that left a stain on their name. When the youngest two daughters vanish in the middle of the night, the family must piece together what happened while struggling to maintain their life on the unforgiving Iowa plains. You can look up descriptions of all these new books in the library catalog. The O-M School homepage (o-mschools.org) has a link to the library catalog. Look for Quick Links on the left, the last one is “Library Catalog”. Click on that to search the library catalog for both the school and public library.
SPEECH CONTEST RESULTS: Congratulations to Jensen, Vinh, Liz, Izak, Brooklyn, Ashlyn, Caitlyn, and Cameo on their "good" II ratings at district speech in Reader's Theatre, Solo Mime, and Group Improv! Congratulations to Brooklyn, Izak, and Ashlyn on their "excellent" I rating for Ensemble Acting! Best of luck at State Contest!
SPIRIT WEEK Spirit Week is January 30th to February 3rd. Friday February 3rd at 6:00 is PACK THE GYM night. Wear Red and support the Bulldogs!!!! The O-M preschoolers had the opportunity to visit the Creston Hospital on January 23, 2017. We had a lot of fun learning about the different departments in the hospital. The OM preschool classroom has had a student teacher from Buena Vista named Kelsey Berry visiting them this month.
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A HONOR ROLL 2ND QUARTER HENSLEY, OWEN 12 LONG, CODY 12 NICHOLAS, DYLAN 12 WHEAT, CARSON 12 KRALIK, ASHLYN 11 SAMMONS, BROOKLYN 11 SEVIER, BLAKE 11 B HONOR ROLL 2ND QUARTER DAVIDSON, TRISTON 12 GILES, TAYLOR 12 MIKKELSEN, JACKSON 12 RINKE, DOMINIC 12 WALTER, KATIE 12 DAVIS, QUINCY 11 HOLTRY, MONTANA 11 BAILEY, KYLA 10 BROWNING, ELIZABETH 10 GARDNER, HAYLEE 10 HRIBAL, ANDREW 10 HRIBAL, IZAK 10 RASMUSSEN, RILEY 10 SITZMAN-WALTZ, AIANA 10 BLAKEY, MACKENZIE 9 ESLINGER, KAELA 9 GROSS, CORTNEY 9 JOHNSON, HAILEY 9 LONG, SAMANTHA 9 NEISEMIER, ALEXIA 9 NGUYEN, VINH 9 MIDDLE SCHOOL B HONOR ROLL 2ND QUARTER TONNBERG, JANESA 7 A HONOR ROLL 1ST SEMESTER EIVINS, SARAH 8 TONNBERG, JANESA 7
A HONOR ROLL 1ST SEMESTER HENSLEY, OWEN 12 LONG, CODY 12 NICHOLS, DYLAN 12 B HONOR ROLL 1ST SEMESTER DAVIDSON, TRISTON 12 GILES, TAYLOR 12 RINKE, DOMINIC 12 WALKER, CAMEO 12 WALTER, KATIE 12 KRALIK, ASHLYN 11 SAMMONS, BROOKLYN 11 SEVIER, BLAKE 11 BAILEY, KYLA 10 GARDNER, HAYLEE 10 HRIBAL, ANDREW 10 HRIBAL, IZAK 10 RASMUSSEN, RILEY 10 SITZMAN-WALTZ, AIANA 10 TONNBERG, ETHAN 10 BLAKEY, MACKENZIE 9 BUCKMAN, CAITLYN 9 ESLINGER, KAELA 9 GROSS, CORTNEY 9 JOHNSON, HAILEY 9 LONG, SAMANTHA 9 NGUYEN, VIHN 9
Drivers Ed Parent Meeting is February 2 at 6-8 P.M. in the Ag room.