Sarah Schecter, Head of Lower School
September 15, 2023
Dear Lower School Parents,
Tuesday in Parliament we talked briefly about the earthquake in Morocco. I told the children there are often things we can do to help others during hard times. Surprisingly, we have an Oakridge parent that is from Morocco, who is collecting supplies for the Moroccan people and delivering them this weekend. This was our opportunity to help. I asked anyone who could to bring a dollar or two to donate on Wednesday. I just wanted to keep it simple for whoever remembered, so I didn’t send a parent note or reminders. I am happy to report we collected over $200 and sent a big suitcase full of supplies! In fact, she could not have carried any more than what we supplied. I am thankful your children are generous and eager to help!
The children have been so patient with having our playground out of commission. In addition to the fallen limbs and trees, there were thousands of bees displaced. It has been sweet to see them in the quad jumping rope, playing foursquare, and generally making their own fun.
We are excited to introduce our school counselor, Jennifer Novoselsky. You may see her at morning carpool on Fridays. Follow the link to learn more and complete a brief survey which will help Mrs. Novoselsky plan for our families’ needs.
Please save the following dates:
September 21: North Texas Giving Day
September 29: Early Dismissal, 11:30 a.m.
October 2 - 6: Oakridge Spirit Week
October 6: Oakridge Homecoming - Early Dismissal @ 11:30 a.m.
October 13 - 16: Oakridge Fall Break - No School
October 18: Picture Make-Up Day
October 20: OPC Uniform Resale @ OPC Building, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
October 25: OwlFest, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Wear Halloween Costumes!
October 27: Parent-Teacher Conferences - No School