Orchard Hills News

Dr. Dudley's Message Home May 18th

Thank you’ to the PTA and all the volunteers who provided the OHS staff with so many nice things for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Book Bee Final will be May 21.

East Shore Middle School Band will be here on May 29, to perform for students.  This is a change from May 22nd.

May 23 is a 1:25pm dismissal day because of teacher workshops.

Gr. 2 will be attending a performance of Peter & the Wolf, and Gr. 4 will be going to the Audubon.

There is no school on May 28, because of Memorial Day.

The district will be leaving the Parent Survey site open for a while longer. Please take a few moments to participate in this survey as the information helps us with our planning for the next school year.

If your child will not return to OHS next year (not including this year’s Gr. 5 students), please let us know. This is so we can prepare transfer records, and have correct grade number counts.

Read More... about Dr. Dudley's Message Home May 18th
Dr. Dudley's Message Home May 11th

‘Thank you’ to all the volunteers who helped out with our successful plant sale this year!

We are outside for recess as often as possible. It is getting warmer, so please be sure your child comes to school with water and appropriate clothing. Flip-flop sandals are very dangerous for school use.

PTA meeting = Thursday, May 17th at 7pm.

OHS Teacher Appreciation Week is May 14 - 18. The PTA is looking forward to an exciting week of showing the OHS faculty and staff our gratitude. All families should have received information through room parents. Information can also be found on the OHS PTA Facebook page.

Please be aware that the district will be sending out a School Climate Survey for parents. The survey will be open online from April 27th to May 17th, and directions will be included in the email you receive. We use your feedback as part of the School Continuous Improvement Plan (SCIP) that we develop each year.

Read More... about Dr. Dudley's Message Home May 11th
Dr. Dudley's Message Home May 4th
  • Orientation at East Shore Middle School for students who will be in Grade 6 next school year will be Monday, May 7th from 6:30p – 7:30p. It will be held in the ESMS gym.
  • Our Spring Concert will be Wednesday, May 9th here at school. It will feature Gr. 4 Chorus, 4 & 5 band, and 4 & 5 strings.
  • Starting Time = 7pm, Chorus should be here no later than 6:50pm. Ms Kozinski and Mr. Marino will inform their students of their times.
  • Dress = Girls:  white blouse, black pants or skirt; clean shoes or sneakers
    •  

 

Read More... about Dr. Dudley's Message Home May 4th
  • Our first annual talent show, 'Orchard Hill's Got Talent!' will be tonight from 7-9pm. 
  • ‘Thank you’ to everyone who attended our various student grade performances this week. The ability to present information is as important as learning that information.
  • Students in Connecticut participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) in ELA/Literacy and Mathematics. These assessments are given in grades 3 through 8 and are taken online using a secure web portal. The testing window for the SBA is April 30th to May 18th, and OHS will begin testing on May 1. In Science, students will take an online field test of the new NGSS assessment in grades 5 and 8 during the same testing window.
Read More... about Dr. Dudley's Message Home April 27th
Dr. Dudley's Message Home 4/6/18

Picture Day has been rescheduled to April 23rd for K-2, April 24th for 3-5, and PK on both days.

Students will be taking the Spring NWEAs in April. These are computer-based tests that assess student growth in Reading and Math. Grade 5 also has a Science test.

Orientation at East Shore Middle School for students who will be in Grade 6 next school year will be Monday, May 7th from 6:30p – 7:30p. It will be held in the ESMS gym.

 

Read More... about Dr. Dudley's Message Home 4/6/18