Weekly Update - Thursday, November 9, 2023

Posted by Jessica Wells on 11/9/2023 4:30:00 PM

Hello, OCS Family! See all the latest news and updates from the district below.  

VETERANS DAY 

Happy Veterans Day  

Thank you to all of the schools who held special Veterans Day programs this week to honor those who have served. Just today, Parkwood Elementary School reaffirmed their relationship with their adopting unit through the Adopt-a-School program and held a special Veterans Day assembly. 

Remember, OCS will be closed for the Veterans Day holiday on Friday, November 10.  

Please have a safe, long weekend, and be sure to set aside some time to reflect on and be grateful for the sacrifices made by all who have served in the armed forces to defend our freedom.  

Parkwood Elementary Veterans Day program

EARLY RELEASE REMINDER 

ERPD Reminder 

We would like to remind our families that Wednesday, November 15 will be an Early Release Professional Development Day. Please be prepared for students to be released from school early on that day.  

PARENT ACADEMY 

Parent Academy Information 

Join us Thursday, November 16 for the next Parent Academy session.  

This session will be a virtual Pre-FAFSA Information Night, where students and families can learn about FAFSA and financial aid options available for college.  

Join the session at https://bit.ly/ParentAcademy23-24

CHRISTMAS CHEER 

Christmas Cheer, a program through Onslow Community Outreach, helps provide Christmas meals and gifts for local families who struggle financially.   

Applications for assistance through the Christmas Cheer program are now open. Individuals or families in need of gifts and/or food for the holiday season are eligible to apply. If your family is need of assistance for the holidays this year, please contact your school counselor or school social worker for information on how to apply.   

If you would like to lend a helping hand this season, Christmas Cheer is accepting donations of toys, food and money, and is also looking for volunteers to help with distribution. Learn more about how to donate or volunteer your time at http://onslowco.org/cc.   

NEWS FROM THE BOARD 

A summary and video of the Onslow County Board of Education meeting held on November 7 can be found here: News from the Board.  

DID YOU KNOW?  

Did you know that Onslow County Schools has a school resource officer on every school campus?  

All of Onslow County’s elementary, middle and high schools have at least one dedicated SRO, and some schools have two.  

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