Dear Parents and Students,
Parents we have had a few issues arise of late and would like your help to curtail them. First, all junior highs in Granite School District are considered closed campuses. That means that students are not to leave campus during lunch. Second, if you’re bringing lunch to your student, please bring it into the building. We have had items delivered outside and it caused issues with other students. Finally, students are not to sell items to other students at school. We love the entrepreneur spirit but again, it causes various issues. Please speak with your students about these issues and we will address them on the announcements too. Thank you for your support.
PARENT/TEACHER STUDENT CONFERENCES
Parent/ Teacher Conference will be held on September 20 & 21 from 4-7pm. This is a great time to discuss your student’s proficiency scores and assessment data. In the library we will have an open lab to help parents with log-in and navigation of Canvas and Focus.
CONNECTION WEEK/RED RIBBON WEEK
OJH Parents! September 25th – 29th is our Red Ribbon/Connection Week! This will be the 5th year we will use Red Ribbon Week to focus on the power of Connection! Every year new research continues to confirm that connection is key to preventing addiction and is vital to our children’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being. It is amazing to watch teens become empowered with skills and knowledge as they step beyond simply knowing what they SHOULDN’T do when it comes to addictive pathways, and instead, learn what they CAN DO to cope with difficult feelings in healthy ways and prevent addiction.
This year our daily themes (which include videos and student-led interventions) will provide education about the following topics: inclusion, belonging, how to make meaningful connections by tapping into social superpowers, how they can protect themselves and others from the harms of social media, how to build resiliency, and how service can create positive connections within their community.
See the attached calendar for themes and lunch activities. Our Connection Week requires a large number of parent volunteers for it to be successful. It’s a great opportunity for you to be involved with kids at the school, create your own connections with our student body, and make them feel seen and special. Please see the link below to our sign up genius and sign up to help! You can purchase supplies, assist with lunch activities, or help decorate the school. There are two pages of volunteer opportunities for this week and we need you!
If you have questions about any of the volunteer opportunities, the content of the week, or would like to donate to PTA to help our budget for RRW, please reach out to Catherine Arveseth at firstname.lastname@example.org. 571-643-2003. Thank you!!
The theme for the PTA Reflections contest this year is: I am hopeful because… This is a great opportunity for your student show a talent that many times gets overlooked. Categories include: Art, 3d art, photography, dance, music, literature and video. There are great prizes and reward for those that enter. Entries are due October 6th. Click here for more information: https://www.utahpta.org/ref
OLYMPUS JR PTA FUNDRAISER
Our PTSA is currently fundraising for our programs including student birthday lunches, teacher appreciation, our hugely popular Connection (Red Ribbon) Week, spirit week, stomps, and 8th grade promotion. Please donate by purchasing a yard sign here: https://ojh.memberhub.com/store/items/877287 or by flat donation here: https://ojh.memberhub.com/store/items/45595 . This is our ONLY fundraising for the year.
Our suggested donation is $30 a student or $50 a family.
We also offer business sponsorships here or contact Rikki Curtis email@example.com. Look for our business partner banners on our north fence soon!
ANNUAL STEINWAY CONCERT
Attention pianists! This year, the Steinway Concert will be held in conjunction with the Orchestra and Choir Fall Concert on Wednesday, October 25th at 6:00pm. Auditions for the concert will be held after school on Thursday, September 28th in the auditorium. Student performers selected for the concert will need to perform their music memorized. A signup sheet for auditions will be found in the choir room (115). Email Mr. Featherstone at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
WEEK(S) AT A GLANCE
9/13—Soccer—Girls @ Wasatch Jr. @3pm, Boys @ Home-3pm
9/18—Soccer—Boys @ Churchill Jr. @ 3pm, Girls @ Home- 3pm
9/20-21—Parent /Teacher Conferences 4-7pm, Cafeteria and Library
9/22—No School—Teacher Compensation Day
9-25-29—Red Ribbon Week
9/25—Soccer—Boys @ Granite Park Jr. @ 3pm, Girls @ Home-3pm
9/26—District X-Country Meet @ Valley Complex @ 3pm
9/27—Soccer—Girls @ Bennion Jr. @ 3pm, Boys @ Home –3pm
That’s all for this week.