Weekly Ticker - January 31, 2016

Week of January 31, 2016


  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, and Wednesday, February 10. Teacher professional development is scheduled for Thursday, February 11. Students will be dismissed early on these three days. Dismissal for PreK and Kindergarten only students is at 10:45 a.m. All other students will be dismissed at 11 a.m. Sixth-grade students are required to attend the Parent-Teacher Conference with their parents.


  • Registration is now open for Explorations early dismissal care on February 9-11, to accommodate the half-day attendance days for Parent-Teacher Conferences and teacher professional development. Explorations will be open on these days from 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The price to attend is $25 until 3 p.m., and $35 until 6 p.m., each day. A reservation must be made by Sunday, February 7, to receive this rate. Otherwise, the price is an additional $10 per day. Please note, all registration and applicable charges are final. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations or schedule changes. To register, please click HERE.


  • In memory of Patricia Shockley, a former OHS staff member who loved to knit and taught so many students to do the same, we will collect new or gently used knitted hats, gloves and scarves for men, women and children in need for the P.S. You Are Loved campaign. The knitted winter items will be collected during the next house party this Friday, February 5. With each item, students will include a special ribbon that says, “P.S. You Are Loved.” These items will be donated to local homeless individuals on Hearts of Service Day. Please bring your knitted items this week and give to your house leader or bring this Friday to your house party location.


  • The Daddy/Daughter Breakfast is this Friday, February 5, at 7 a.m., in the Enrichment Center. Join us for Dunkin’ Donuts, oatmeal, sausage and coffee, as you start the day off right with your daughter! Early morning care will open at 7 a.m., to accommodate the sons of dads attending the breakfast with their daughters. If you are attending the breakfast, please enter through the Enrichment Center doors.


  • In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, we will get in the spirit with a special Jersey and Jeans Day on Friday, February 5. Students may wear their favorite team jersey with jeans or dress code bottoms. No jersey? Then, students may wear their favorite team shirt. No next school attire is permitted. If the Panthers win the Super Bowl, students will celebrate with a Duds Day on Tuesday, February 9. And if the Broncos win, all students will receive an extra 15 minutes at recess. May the best team win!


  • Collection bins for the your donations to the 1961 Consignment Number will be located in the Rotunda, beginning tomorrow, February 1, through Friday, February 12. Donate your spring/summer clothes and gently used OHS uniforms to be sold at the Spring/Summer Consignment Sale, and 100 percent of the proceeds from these items will go to the OHS Parents Association.


  • Consignor and volunteer registration is still open for the OHS Spring/Summer Consignment Sale, scheduled for February 25-27. To register or sign up to volunteer, please click HERE.


  • The 2016-17 Major School Dates Calendar is now available. Click HERE to view or download. Please note, the calendar does not include dates for curricular programs and special events.


  • We are excited to welcome Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of The Island of Dr. Libris and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and co-author of bestselling children’s series I Funny, House of Robots and Treasure Hunters, to OHS on Tuesday, February 16. He will speak to students in third through sixth grade. If you would like to order a signed copy of one of his books, please click HERE for the order form and return with payment to the library no later than Tuesday, February 9. 


  • Please continue clipping and saving Box Tops and plan to turn them in the week of February 8-12. Look for collection bins located at the intersection of B wing and the main hallway. This will be the last Box Top collection of the school year.


  • Team sign-ups for OHS spring sports are now underway. Boys lacrosse (fifth and sixth grade), girls lacrosse (fifth and sixth grade), and track and field (fourth through sixth grade) will begin very soon. Click HERE and complete the electronic form no later than Monday, February 15, to be added to the team email list and receive further team emails. 


  • You are invited to attend “Untangling Your Teenage Daughter: An Evening with Lisa Damour” on Wednesday, February 17, at 6:30 p.m., in the Frances Bond Davis Theatre on the campus of Harpeth Hall. Hear Dr. Damour, director of the renowned Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, as she pulls back the curtain on the teenage years. Admission is free but RSVPs are recommended. For more information and to register, click HERE.




Monday, February 1

Rotation Day A

Boys (green) Basketball Conference Tournament, Time TBD, at Harpeth Hall

Girls (green) Basketball Conference Tournament, Time TBD, at Harpeth Hall


Tuesday, February 2

Rotation Day K

Boys (green) Basketball Conference Tournament, Time TBD, at Harpeth Hall

Girls (green) Basketball Conference Tournament, Time TBD, at Harpeth Hall


Wednesday, February 3

Rotation Day H

Moms in Prayer, 7:45 a.m. - 9 a.m., FPC Cheek House

Boys (green) Basketball Conference Tournament, Time TBD, at Harpeth Hall

Girls (green) Basketball Conference Tournament, Time TBD, at Harpeth Hall


Thursday, February 4

Rotation Day I

Boys (green) Basketball Conference Tournament, Time TBD, at Harpeth Hall

Girls (green) Basketball Conference Tournament, Time TBD, at Harpeth Hall


Friday, February 5

Rotation Day LL

Daddy/Daughter Breakfast, 7 a.m. - 7:45 a.m., Enrichment Center

Boys (green) Basketball Conference Tournament, Time TBD, at Harpeth Hall

Girls (green) Basketball Conference Tournament, Time TBD, at Harpeth Hall


Lunch Menu
  • February 1-5, 2016


    Pulled BBQ chicken on whole wheat bun

    Grilled vegetables on tomato basil wrap

    Baked beans

    Roasted corn and red peppers

    Vegetable and barley soup



    Ground beef and cheese quesadillas

    Crab imperial quesadillas

    Texas caviar

    Roasted broccoli

    Tortilla soup



    Apricot-glazed pork loin

    Roasted squash and quinoa

    Mashed potatoes with gravy

    Sautéed kale

    Red pepper bisque



    Deep-dish pizza with cheese or pepperoni

    Sautéed spinach

    Lemon garlic sugar snaps

    Potato leek soup



    Cheese tortellini with basil and Parmesan sauce

    Marinated vegetables and barley

    Garlic bread

    Grilled green beans with balsamic vinaigrette

    Minestrone soup

    Chocolate chip cookie



    Lunch Times

    Lower School

    10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.


    11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


    First Grade
    A day
    11:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

    O, K, H, I and LL days
    11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


    Second Grade
    K and LL days
    11:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

    O, A, H and I days
    11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


    Third Grade
    O and H days
    11:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

    A, K, I and LL days
    11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


    Upper School

    Fourth Grade
    12:40 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.


    Fifth and Sixth Grade
    12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.


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