We’re looking forward to Saturday, November 12! Why? Because that’s when OCSI is hosting its annual Walkathon. This is a wonderful opportunity to build community, exercise, have fun, and raise needed funds for OCSI.
You might be wondering, “What are funds from this year’s Walkathon designated for?” That’s a good question. As part of our PlaySafely Campaign, funds will be used to help us put poles and netting between our playing field and the new public road.
See you on Saturday, November 12!
On September 22, kindergartners and their parents gathered at Sera-en, the park near OCSI. The day went really well!
At the June 6 kindergarten graduation, students in K3, K4, and K5 showcased their learning:
- K3 students recited 1 John 4:16 and sang “Wonderful Love” and “Itsy Bitsy Spider.”
- K4 students recited Genesis 1:1, sang “Rejoice in the Lord Always” and “I’m a Little Teapot,” and dramatized “Pease Porridge Hot.”
- K5 students recited the Lord’s Prayer, sang “For It Is by Grace You Have Been Saved,” demonstrated letter blends, and explained what they wanted to become when they grow up.
Next, Mr. Jernberg presented diplomas, and Mrs. Ikehara and Mrs. Gosin shared.
Friday’s student-led conferences were exciting! Why? Because students and parents had good conversations about learning.
One elementary teacher said, “The students did a great job of communicating.” A middle school teacher commented, “The parents were so encouraging.”
To prepare for these student-led conferences, students selected samples of their work, assessed what they had learned, reflected on what made a piece of work satisfying or challenging, and set goals. Students then presented their findings to their parents.
As you can see, student-led conferences required students to do a significant amount of critical thinking. At OCSI, we want students thinking critically about their learning. We want them thinking about what worked well and what could be done better next time because we know this will help them both now and in the future.
Thanks to all who worked to make this day a success!