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Bike Skills Drill

Thank you to the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition for hosting a bike skills drill for our OCS middle school students. In addition to riding tips and safety information for all participants, 15 students were nominated by their teachers to receive new bikes and helmets.
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AVID National Demonstration Status

The high school joined the middle school in becoming an AVID National Demonstration School! Schools from all over the country look to demo schools to see how to implement AVID school-wide. O'Farrell sits atop that list!
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School Safety

The safety and security of all of our students is our priority. In light of the recent incidents in Florida, all OCS staff have spent time this week to review our safety procedures in the event of an active shooter or other disruption on campus. The school also held a lockdown drill to practice our procedures. During a real emergency, parents or guardians will receive a notification via our automated dial-out system as soon as possible. If you have questions about our safety protocols, please visit the School Safety section of our website or contact your child’s homebase teacher.
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#100kMasks

We were excited to welcome Ashanti Branch of The Ever Forward Club to OCS. Middle school students took part in the #100kMasks challenge and had the chance during homebase to identify their masks; both their internal and their external “masks” and the emotions that their masks may be hiding. The assembly was an opportunity to hear a powerful message from Mr. Branch of how self-reflection of our masks can help us have a deeper understanding of people we will encounter throughout life.
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Air Band Champions!

Congratulations to Mrs. Norton's home base for winning the 2017 Air Band Competition! All of the home bases did a fantastic job performing together on stage. Students are already planning for next year!
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6th Grade Recruitment Event

6th Grade Recruitment Event

Do you have a current 5th grader who will be joining us for 6th grade next school year? Do you know anyone who is interested in attending OCS next year for 6th grade? Join us on Thursday, February 22 from 4:30-6:30 for our annual 6th Grade Recruitment Event. Learn more about our program, meet our teachers and staff, and visit the campus. Dinner and fun bouncy house activities are provided! Contact Ana Garcia to RSVP for the event. 619-263-3009 or ana.garcia@ofarrellschool.org
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Black History Month Speech Contest

Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sign up to give a two-minute speech about an African American person throughout Black History and win a prize. February 22 at 5:00 pm. You must register by Friday, February 9. Details may be found on the AAAE San Diego website, www.aaaesandiego.org
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Middle School Community Clean-Up

Join us for our second community cleanup day on February 10, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. We will spend the morning picking up trash in the neighborhood around our school. Help us show our neighbors the Falcon Way! 
Breakfast will be provided for students. Permission slips are due to homebase teachers by February 8.
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