School News

  • Empty Bowls Community Service Painting Party

    Posted December 19, 2014

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    The OMS Community Service Committee Announces...

    a Painting Party at Oak Meadow to benefit the Empty Bowls project!

    "Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group...

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    Oak Meadow’s community service committee kicked off the Empty Bowls Project in October at Oaktoberfest. At this and other events, students, parents and friends of the community as well as faculty and staff have painted close to 50 bowls! Please help us to reach our goal of 100 finished bowls!

    Join Art teacher Catherine Karp in the Oak Meadow Art Studio for a Painting Party on Friday, January 9, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served at this 21+event. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot place at the table. (There is a nominal fee of $5.00 to cover the cost of a ready-to-paint bowl and snacks.)

    Can’t make it but still want to participate and support the Empty Bowls Project? Mark your calendar for Family Fun Night on March 20th. For a donation, the finished bowls will be used to serve a simple meal. Family Fun night begins at 6:00 p.m. in The Rizzi Center.

    For additional information on this OMS Community Service Project, please contact Anita Tarantino or Catherine Karp.

  • ...And Other News in the Music Department...

    Posted December 11, 2014

    Concert Band is a fantastic ensemble for all levels of winds and strings players, and has open enrollment now. Rehearsals begin again on January 7th, and continue every Wednesday from 2:45-3:45 p.m., during the early dismissal block. Contact Mr. Pixley if your child is interested or if you have questions. Concert Choir also is accepting new members, grades 3-6, for the second half of the school year. We meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:00 a.m., before the school day proper begins. Email Mr. Pixley if you wish to enroll your child or have questions about choir.

  • OMS Community Service Collects Books for DCF

    Posted December 10, 2014

    Collecting GENTLY USED BOOKS
    for DCF-Lowell

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    Oak Meadow’s Community Service Committee is collecting books for foster youth and adults. Bring your gently used children's books to the OMS foyer until December 15.

    * We cannot accept magazines, coloring books, textbooks, dictionaries or encyclopedias.

  • Giving Tree Gifts Due MONDAY

    Posted December 5, 2014

    Oak Meadow’s UE students are wrapping up their annual Giving Tree community service project. If you are participating in this project, gifts are due on Monday, December 15. Please bring your gift, wrapped and with the ornament tag attached and leave it in the designated box in the foyer.

    Many thanks from Oak Meadow's UE students, the OMS Community Service committee and the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF-Lowell) for your support of this project. Many families in need will be able to enjoy the holiday season thanks to the generosity of the Oak Meadow community.

  • Parent Education

    Posted October 29, 2014

    There are many workshops and events to attend in our area for parents who are interested in exploring child development and parenting topics. Here are a few upcoming events that you might find of interest:

    January 14, 2015 - Positive Discipline, Kristen Ancker

    February 5, 2015 - Angeline Lillard

    March 19, 2015 - Hugh Weber

    Community Speaker Series - Fenn Speaks

    Westford Parent Connection Center for Parents and Teachers, Concord MA

  • Veterans' Day Commemoration 11/3

    Posted October 27, 2014

    Announcing a very special commemoration for our Veterans...

    Please join Oak Meadow in honoring our veterans at this Monday's Morning Meeting on November 3 at 8:45 a.m. featuring Oak Meadow parent and retired Veteran, Lt. Col. Tamara Schwartz, USAF. Each year we have been fortunate to have presentations by veterans drawn from our parent community, representing different branches of the service, including Army Reserve, Coast Guard and Navy. Lt. Col. Schwartz will not only be our first Air Force presenter, but our first female veteran to share her thoughts and experiences with us.

    The event will conclude with singing the Vietnam War era anthem, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon." This song is about the yellow ribbon as a symbol to welcome soldiers home and to show that they have not been forgotten.

    Also in honor of our veterans...

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    Oak Meadow's Community Service Committee recently sponsored a school-wide project honoring our veterans. Students from Children's House through Middle School created cards decorated with red, white, and blue stars and stripes to thank the men and women who have served our country. Click here for pictures. The cards will be delivered to a local veterans' organization.

  • OMS Brings Little Groove to Fall Open House

    Posted October 24, 2014

    Sarah Wheeler of Little Groove will be in the house at 12:30 p.m. on Sun. Nov. 2 for a fun, family music concert. Bring the whole family out for hand-clapping, foot-stomping fun.

    Children will love singing along in this interactive musical experience using drums, shakers and tambourines, as well as puppets, bubbles, pom poms and parachutes. There will be plenty of fun for the whole family-- particularly those music fans 6 years old and under! This event is free and open to the public. Bring family, friends, or neighbors, and don't miss this awesome show!

    As you know, this is also the day of our Admission Open House so please spread the word --- all families are welcome to attend, tour our wonderful school, visit classrooms and meet our fantastic faculty.

    Also from the Admission Department...

    • The Admission Department is still looking for some help in posting notices at local businesses and organizations. Below is a list (by town) of some suggested locations. If you would be willing to hang a couple of posters, please use the links below to sign up and then stop by the Admission Office to pick up the posters. Many thanks for your support!
    • Following the Open House, regular Take-a-Tour Tuesdays will be held each week on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. These tours provide the opportunity for prospective parents to drop in for a tour and classroom observation – no registration required. Individual tours with Erin Palmer in the Admission office are scheduled daily as well.
  • Generosity of OM Community Fulfills Lowell Wish Project

    Posted October 24, 2014

    Many thanks to the Oak Meadow community for your donations of warm clothing for the Lowell Wish Project. Your generosity will make a critical difference for families who cannot afford warm clothing for the winter. Thank you for joining Oak Meadow in our community service efforts.

    Lyn Goldman
    PA Community Service Committee, Co-Chair

  • Empty Bowls Community Service Project at Oaktoberfest

    Posted October 17, 2014

    The Empty Bowls community service project is being launched during OaktoberFest, on Sunday, October 19.

    * Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread - In exchange for a cash donation, guests can keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to a local organization working to end hunger and food insecurity. For more information, please visit the Empty Bowls website.

    Sign up for an opportunity to craft a small bowl in the OMS Art Studio. Mrs. Karp will host 45-minute sessions beginning at 1:00 p.m. This FREE activity has a 10-person limit per session, so reserve your seat as soon as possible! The finished bowls will be used to serve a simple meal at the March 20, 2015 OMS Family Fun Night.

    Other opportunities:

    • During the fall and winter months, Mrs. Karp will offer students the option of decorating a bowl during their art class time.
    • Parents are invited to participate in this school-wide project during Mrs. Karp’s Open Art Studio time on Tuesday mornings.

  • The Butter Brook Golf Tournament is Wednesday!

    Posted October 9, 2014

    Golfers, grab your clubs and join us at Butter Brook Golf Club on Wednesday, October 15!

    This Wednesday, Oak Meadow is hosting a golf tournament at Butter Brook Golf Club in Westford. You still have time to gather a team of four or register individually. Sign up NOW for the discounted price of $160, payable at the door. There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start in this "Florida Scramble" style tournament. Click here for the day's exciting schedule of events.

    Non-golfers can participate in this event without ever stepping on the green! It's not too late to support Oak Meadow through a raffle donation. Contact Anita Tarantino or Sarah Nastasia if you have a gift or service that you would like to donate.

    Attention Oak Meadow Business Owners: Time is running out for a fantastic opportunity to support Oak Meadow through sponsorships. Your company's name could be flying high at one of the 18 holes of the Butter Brook Golf Club! This is only one of the ways that you can support Oak Meadow while simultaneously promoting your business! Check out this and other sponsorship opportunities that will benefit your Oak Meadow School community.

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