With the threat of wintry weather starting to creep into the forecasts, it is a good time to remind everyone of our procedures for closing school in bad weather. Here are OES's procedures for closing school in bad weather. Sign up for the Honeywell Instant Alert to receive school closure alerts.
Do you believe in the power of stories to inspire learning and foster empathy? Do you want to connect with other book-loving LS families? Come to our LS Library Volunteer Orientation to learn how you can help support the magic that happens in the LS Library!
EC3 Design Center and OES Visual, Performing, and Musical Arts Department presents:
Midsummer Night's Dream
February 26-March 1, 2020
Preview: Wednesday, February 26
Performances: Thursday–Saturday, February 27–29
Matinees: Saturday, February 29–Sunday, March 1
2020 school National Geography Bee
Group of Lower Schoolers building a tiny home for the homeless seek volunteer construction expert for the project.
Get your OES Auction tickets today! OES’s Sesquicentennial Auction, The 150, is March 14, and your support is essential to its success.
Students are invited to bring toothbrushes to Primary-Grade 5 Chapel each Tuesday morning.
Join other parents and caregivers for coffee/tea in the LS lobby.
OES Upper School students have been engaged in independent, scientific inquiry for the last several months and are gearing up to present their work at the Aardvark Science Expo. Please join us in celebrating the thoughtful work of Upper School researchers by viewing their projects or by participating in specific volunteer opportunities!
A Message from the Division Head
by David Lowell
Welcome back. I hope you enjoyed a restful and restorative break and your children have returned to us healthy and ready to be back in school. This month is a busy time in Lower School with Parent Coffees, Parent University, State of the School addresses, admission events and reenrollment dates. Consult the OES Calendar for details.
Lower School Curriculum Coffees
- Grades 2 and 3: Friday, January 24
- Grades 4 and 5: Monday, January 27
We will be offering all parents coffee and tea in the Lower School lobby from 7:30 – 8:00am before each Curriculum Coffee. Thank you to Lower School Parent Partnership for supporting this parent community time.
LS Friendly Reminders
• Be Prepared - We have had wind, rain and cold. Snow is in the forecast for the week ahead.
• Be sure your child comes to school dressed for the weather
• Be sure your Instant Alert account is current
State of School Address
Each year Mo Copeland presents the State of the School address. This year she will speaking at two different times, Monday, January 27 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm and Tuesday, January 28 from 8:15 – 9:15 am in the Lower School Library. Join us at one of the State of the School addresses to learn about school wide initiatives and plans for the 2020-21 school year.
The application deadline for Lower School is January 21. Reach out to Sarah Ross-Bailly, Lower School Admissions Associate, if you have questions. Also, note that we have two Admissions Days, February 6 and 7 when there are no Lower School classes.