Happy 50th Birthday Oysterponds!

A Message from Mrs. Wissemann

Announcements

#MANY THANKS TO THE VOTERS IN OYSTERPONDS FOR SUPPORTING THE 16-17 BUDGET!   BECAUSE OF YOUR CONFIDENCE IN US, WE WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE OUR SCHOOL THE BEST EVER!

THE PERCY DOUGLASS MEMORIAL EDUCATION FUND 
is an endowment bequeathed by the late Mrs. Marjorie Douglass of Orient in memory of her husband and administered by the Long Island Community Foundation.

The fund is open to students residing in the Town of Southold who expect to pursue a career in agriculture, education, vocational studies or music.  Applications may be picked up or requested to be mailed from:

OYSTERPONDS U.F.S.D.
23405 Main Rd., Orient, NY   11957
Ph: 631-323-2410/Fax: 631-323-3713
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE:  June 1, 2016

percy douglass application 16.pages.zip
ANNOUNCING THE SPRING 2016 
"REACH FOR THE STARS" PROGRAMMING
Calling engineers and scientists of all ages!
Check out the fabulous field trips and workshops scheduled for this spring by clicking on this link:
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Spring '16 RFS.pdf
Griswold-Terry-Glover Post 803 Ladies Auxiliary
MEMORIAL FIELD OF POPPIES
Help plant a field of poppies honoring our veterans.  With a $20.00 donation, the auxiliary will plant a personalized poppy with a ribbon of honor on behalf of your Special Veteran on the front lawn of the American Legion in Southold.  
When the field of poppies are removed, you can pick up your poppy or have the ribbon mailed to you.  
Order deadline: May 14, 2016
See Ann Hulsmann for details
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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR 2016-2017:
TAKE A LOOK AT OUR PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM FOR 3 AND 4 YEAR OLDS PLANNED FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION...
16-17 PRE K INFORMATION.pdf
THE OYSTERPONDS PRE-K THROUGH 6TH GRADE PROGRAM 
IS OPEN TO NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS

  • Low Teacher-Student Ratio
  • Common Core Aligned Curriculum
  • Technology Embedded Instruction
  • Project Based Learning
  • Full Music Program; Instrumental, Strings, Drumming
  • Elementary Foreign Language
  • Reasonable Non-Resident Tuition Rates
Interested? Please contact the school at 631-323-2410

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 26
Pizza Lunch
Monday, May 30
Memorial Day-School Closed
Tue, May 31 - Thu, Jun 2
Washington DC Tour
Fri, Jun 3 - Sat, Jun 4
NYSSMA at Rocky Point

Bus Transportation for Students attending Private or Parochial Schools

Resident pupils of the Oysterponds UFSD scheduled to attend, or who anticipate attending, private or parochial schools are invited to request bus transportation in accordance with distance limitations provided for the public school students if the distance from home to the private or parochial school is not greater than 15 miles. To apply for transportation for the the upcoming school year to a private or parochial school, a request for a transportation form must be received by the district office no later than April 1 of the preceding school year.
This transportation form must, by law be submitted each year. A separate form must be filed for each child. If, after applying, you wish to change the school which you had originally requested transportation for, you must cancel your previous request and submit another request for transportation on or before April 1 deadline. 

Submit written request for schools within the 15-mile limit to: Superintendent of Schools, Oysterponds UFSD, 23405 Main Road, Orient, NY 11957


OYSTERPONDS EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM
REGISTRATION AND SCREENING FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR SCREENING
KINDERGARTEN SCREENING: JUNE 6 - JUNE 10, 2016
PRE-K SCREENING: JUNE 13 - JUNE 15, 2016
FOR INFORMATION CALL MRS. KUPECKI AT 631-323-2410 EXT 100

TO ALL PARENTS OF OYSTERPONDS STUDENTS ATTENDING GREENPORT GRADES 7-12: Mr. Kalish will be holding a monthly "Principal's Roundtable" on the following dates:  All parents are welcome!

Thursday, January 21, 2016
9:00 am @ HS Library
Thursday, February 25, 2016 3:00 pm video call*
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 9:00 am @ HS Library
Thursday, April  21,2016 3:00 pm video call*
Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:00 pm video call*

*https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/gufsd.org/
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INFORMATION: CALL HS OFFICE @ 477-1950 X 1225

Backpack News



Follow the links below to find out what's new in our classrooms.




RECOGNITIONS

HATS OFF TO OYSTERPONDS STUDENT MUSICIANS! This spring, 11 of our student musicians participated in the New York State School Music Association's (NYSSMA) Annual Festival in 17 different performances.  Each student was awarded an "excellent" or an "outstanding" rating - the two highest evaluation categories.  Congratulations for a job well done to Jennifer, Franklin, Heidi, Emma, Isabelle, Hayley, Aimen, Declan, Skylar, Angie and Thomas!






Congratulations to our first time participants in the New York State Artist Portfolio Competition! 


CONGRATULATIONS MRS. SCHOENSTEIN ON THE TEACHER SERVICE AWARD!
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!