Parent Involvement Opportunities…
Oct. 1 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Owl Parent Institute
Oct. 5 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Family Arts-n-Craft
Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Mommy and Me
Oct. 7 7:00 a.m. Walk to School Day
Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28 8:30 a.m. Madres Activas Meeting
Oct. 9 8:30 a.m. ELAC Meeting
Oct. 9 10:00 a.m. PTA Board Meeting
Oct. 10 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Neighborhood Watch Clean-up
Oct. 15 10:45 a.m. SHAKE 2015
Oct. 21 School Portraits Make-up Day
Oct. 22 3:00 p.m. Owl Peace Leadership Team Meeting
Oct. 26-30 Celebrate Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 26 6:00 p.m. Tea Time to Talk to the Principal/SSC
Oct. 30 8:30 a.m. Halloween Parade
Oct. 30 2:30 p.m. PTA Trunk-o-Treat
Book of the Month
We will continue our tradition of all classrooms reading the same book each month to build our students’ vocabulary and academic language. Our book for this month is “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me At All,” which is actually a poem written by Maya Angleou and illustrated by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Maya Angelou’s brave poem celebrates the courage in all of us to not be afraid of the challenges in life. From shadows on the wall, noises in the hall, and scary panthers in the park to strangers in the dark, life happens, and it should not frighten us. The author’s words and the illustrator’s paintings create a place where every child, and every person, can find a safe place to proclaim, “Life doesn’t frighten me at all, not at all, not at all.”
Poem of the Month
October’s the month when the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins, leaves sailing down -
October is red and golden and brown.
Song of the Month
God Bless America
God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.