I hope you have had a wonderful return from spring break and that you enjoyed your time with your family and friends whether you were on or off island. Spring is an exciting time of year in the educational field. Currently, we are preparing for some awesome field trips, concerts, sporting events, and graduation. This is also the time of year we administer our state mandated PARCC assessment to graders three through eight. Although these are extremely important assessments, we work hard to minimize any stress or pressure associated with them. The data gleaned from these assessments is used to establish educational plans for our students. We only ask that your child puts forth their best effort. Also, please be sure your child/ children are well rested and have a healthy breakfast on testing days.
On another note, this week was staff appreciation week. The entire staff at OBS wishes to thank our incredible PTO and the Teacher Appreciation Committee for their thoughtful recognition throughout Staff Appreciation Week. From the staff breakfast, luncheon, sweets from Chilmark Chocolates, and the staff Party at JB Blau’s “Loft” among many other things, are very much appreciated. You have been nothing short of remarkable in the way you have shown your appreciation for what we do. Thank you for everything you do for Oak Bluffs School!! Also, thank you to all the parents who contributed their delicious treats, time and money. The entire staff at OBS wishes to extend a sincere thank you.Throughout this whole year, you have been vital to the positive climate that pervades our school. We are very fortunate to have you, the wonderful parents of Oak Bluffs School who make up our PTO and our school community.
I hope you all have a wonderful and restful weekend.
Dr. Megan Farrell