Principal's Message 11/25/2018Posted by Rhonda Ham on 11/25/2018 8:00:00 PMThis has been a busy year so far. We have added 50 new scholars over last Spring's ending enrollment numbers at OSE. What an exciting year!Due to the increased enrollment we have added a new kindergarten teacher from Pacific Beach Elementary School, Mrs. Patty Duncan. We are so glad to have her expertise.We also have added Rettai Bruni one day a week to provide some long needed counseling for our students. It has been amazing to watch how quickly she is forming positive relationships with the OSE students.Before you know it our Winter Program will be here. It is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:00 p.m. Hope to see everyone there. Although it may seem late for some of our little ones, please plan to remain for the entire program. It always has an exciting conclusion that no one will want to miss.Also, our Cougar Paw store and auction will be rapidly approaching for our scholars. This is an opportunity for our students to use their earned cougar paws to purchase merchandise from the store. Our store supplies are provided by parents and community members. If you have any slightly used items that you might be considering for a garage sale or to turn into a donation store, please consider donating them to OSE. If you need someone to come pick them up, just give me a call. We appreciate all donations. One of the best comments I ever heard from one of our scholars was the day I asked the student how he enjoyed the store and he responded, "I was able to purchase something for everyone in my family for Christmas." So with that in mind, please consider providing to our store. You will never know the impact you may have on one of our amazing scholars.In case you haven't heard the other exciting news, OSE has earned the School of Distinction Award for improvement for the second year in a row. Although we are ecstactic over the award, we know we still have a long ways to go to be the best in Washington State-our district wide goal. We want everyone of our scholars to be passing the state assessment and to be the best citizens we can help to produce. We know this goal takes team work and look forward to continuing to work with all our parents, guardians, and community members. So please feel free to call me anytime.
Rhonda HamOSE Principal