The O'Farrell Charter School

Winner of the National Excellence in Urban Education Award

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Panda Express Fundraiser-Friday, April 19th

Panda Express

Enjoy a meal at Panda Express at Plaza Bonita Mall on Friday, April 19. Be sure to bring the attached flyer. 20% of the proceeds will be donated back to O’Farrell’s 8th grade class. Funds will go toward student promotion activities.
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AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction

We are excited to share that The O’Farrell Charter School has been named an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction. This designation represents the highest level of AVID implementation fidelity demonstrating excellence in instructional practice and the promotion of college readiness schoolwide. Congratulations to our staff and students. We are proud of the hard work we do in our classrooms!
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Hands United For Children: The O'Farrell Charter School

In reviewing its mission, Hands United for Children's Board of Trustees set the goal of assisting a domestic U.S. school to develop facilities and programs for less privileged children. A sideline discussion between soccer dads about education began the process of exploration leading to our selection of the The O'Farrell Charter School as Hands United for Children's domestic education project for 2012 and beyond.

The O'Farrell School's unique vision and situation fit perfectly into the goals of Hands United. Namely, they are determined to provide a top education to students who are frequently left behind in the American educational system. The elements which led us to select O'Farrell are as follows.
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No School

There will be no school on Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18 in honor of the birthdays of both President Lincoln and President Washington. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 19.
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Fall Parent Nights

9/26: Don't Be Fooled: Internet Safety Tips
10/10: Parents are the Key to Preventing Substance Abuse
11/7: Why Dads Matter in School
12/5: Family Dream Boards

All meetings will take place in the OCS cafeteria from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Contact FSS at 619-263-3009, option #5 for more information.
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6th Grade Camp

Students leave for camp on Tuesday, November 13. Students must arrive by 7:45 a.m. packed and ready to go. All items must be labeled with the student's name. Medications must be kept in a separate clear "ziplock" bag. Any medications must have been submitted ahead of time with doctor's authorization with the camp paperwork.
Buses will return at noon on Friday, November 16. Please see the link for the recommended packing list from Cuyamaca Outdoor School.
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