Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year...definitely a year like no other! We are your co-chairs of school council and have both been parents at Oriole Park JPS for the past 9 years. Katie's youngest (Alex) is in grade 5 and Ann's youngest (Chase) is in grade 3.
On the council this year, we're excited to have a pretty even mix of parents from younger grades (JK/SK - Gr 3) and older grades (Gr 4 & 5). That will bring different perspectives and allow council to address the needs of all grades at Oriole Park. This year, many of our normal fundraising efforts aren't possible due to Covid-19 (pizza lunch, dance-a-thon, movie nights, etc). But we're going to be creative so that we can successfully fundraise for important things the school needs. We still have our fingers crossed that we'll be able to have Mayfair at the end of May.
If you have any questions or ideas for school council, please reach out to Katie or Ann at any time. As well, every parent of Oriole Park is welcome to join the monthly school council meetings. They are the second Tuesday of each month from 7 - 8:30 pm. They are posted on the school calendar. This year they're held using Zoom so it's even easier to join! Mr. Quimby always gives a detailed update on what's going on in the school. Then the council discusses any activities that are underway or upcoming, as well as the budget.
There are so many ways to get involved at Oriole Park so if you're interested, just reach out to us.
Thanks, and we're working to make this year a fun and exciting experience for our kids at Oriole!
Katie & Ann