School Announcements

  • BUDGET PASSED! THANK YOU TO OUR FRIENDS IN THE COMMUNITY!

    THE 17-18 SCHOOL BUDGET PASSED WITH A 116  "YES" VOTES AND 25 "NO" VOTES.  INCUMBENTS JANICE CAUFIELD (120 VOTES) AND JEFF DEMAREST (121 VOTES) WERE ELECTED FOR AN ADDITIONAL 3 YEAR TERM.  THANKS FOR SUPPORTING OUR GREAT  SCHOOL!

    Oysterponds Union Free School District
  • 2017 SUMMER CAMP

    This year's theme...The Amazing Race!  Enrollment is going on now.  Summer camp is open to children entering grades K thru 6 for the 2017-18 school year.

    Oysterponds Union Free School District
  • Percy Douglass Scholarship

    THE PERCY DOUGLASS MEMORIAL EDUCATION FUND SCHOLARSHIP

    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.  Application is attached or you may call the Oysterponds School, 631-323-2410 x100 for more information.

    Scholarship Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

     

     

    Oysterponds Union Free School District
  • Continuing in the Oysterponds tradition....

    WOW!  According to Mrs. Bogden, a record number (16!)  Oysterponds musicians will be participating at the NYSSMA Festival on May 3rd at Mattituck Jr/Sr High School. Best wishes and Congratulations to:   Katherine, Emma, Shepherd, Grace, Sebastian, Cayden, Hunter, Aulis, Thomas, Richie, Ava, Declan, Emma, Gael, Jennifer and Skylar!   Keep up the good work and "if music be the food of love...play on!".  

    Oysterponds Union Free School District
  • SUBSTITUTE TEACHING POSITIONS AVAILABLE

    It's an ideal way to supplement your income and set your own schedule! If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please contact us for more information at 631-323-2410 extension 130

    Oysterponds Union Free School District
  • ENROLL NOW! 2017-2018 PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM FOR 3 AND 4 YEAR OLDS

    Registration is now open for enrolling your child in Oysterpond's exceptional Pre-Kindergarten Program for 3 and 4 year olds.  Unfortunately, space is limited, so please contact our registrar Mrs. Kupecki (631-323-2410 extension 100) for details soon!  

    Oysterponds Union Free School District
  • 2017-2018 School Budget and School Board Election Timeline

    BECOME AN INFORMED VOTER - The members of the Oysterponds School Board invite you to take a look at the attached schedule that will be used to establish the 2017-18 school budget and encourage you to take part in the process.  

    Oysterponds Union Free School District
  • TAKE A MOMENT...

    and check out the fabulous second installment of our school's history in the lobby showcases.  Many thanks to the very creative members of the Education Committee of the Oysterponds Historical Society for presenting such an informative display.  Do you recognize any of our former students?  

    Oysterponds Union Free School District
  • Did you know?

    The Oysterponds  School is the designated emergency shelter for Orient/Orient Pt. residents and the Greenport School is the designated emergency shelter for East Marion Residents.  We truly hope that we never need to use them, but it is always good to have a plan in place.  Experts tell us to be prepared to survive for up to 72 hours before outside help arrives.  Prepare a shelter kit to bring with you to include the following: 1) Change of clothing, rain gear, sturdy shoes, 2) Toiletries and personal items, medications, 3) Blankets or sleeping bag and pillow, 4) Identification, 5) Games, toys, books, 6) Special items for infants or elderly, 6) Non-perishable foods, 7) Sufficient water for 3 days, 8) Cell phone, flash light, extra batteries.  Thanks to the Red Cross, we have a supply of cots and blankets readily available.

    Oysterponds Union Free School District
  • 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 Union Free School District

May 1, 2017

 

I am so glad that the sun will be shining for us once again. We have been quite busy since we have returned from vacation. Upcoming events include going to Greenport School on Friday, May 5th to see a program, “Stories and Songs of Latin America.” On the 9th of May we will head to Peconic Landing to put on our Spring concert for the residents. Our Spring concert is on May 11th. The NYS Math Assessments will take place starting on Tuesday, May 2nd.

Reading: Realistic fiction is our newest genre for guided reading. The children are also working on identifying main idea and details in their reading groups as well as working in their New York Progress books. In these books the children are going back to the text to locate sentences/parts that answer specific questions.

Writing/Grammar: Identifying adverbs that tell how, when, how often, and where was covered this week. My goal is for the children to incorporate adverbs into their writing in order to tell add more detail about the action in the sentence. This would be similar to dressing up nouns, now they are dressing up the verb. Also, we are working on short writes, making sure we work on writing with correct mechanics and sentence structure.

Math:   Tuesday begins our NY State Math Assessments. The children have been reviewing what they have learned this year. The fourth graders have benefitted from extra practice on their long division and multiplication.

Social Studies: The new destination is Japan. First we looked at Japan’s geography and how being an island nation makes fishing one of the important parts of its economy. After reading several books to them, the children are now seeing how technology is the strongest part of their economy, and how fine arts are very diverse there.

Science: What is a structure and what makes it stable was the essential question asked to the children. Two groups of children formed a human table , one group was of the same height and strength and the other was of differing heights and strengths. The children analyzed why one group’s table was more stable, and what parts of the human table identified compression and tension.

 

Upcoming events: Missoula, May 15-19