Overlook Announcements



There will be a Photo Editing Club held on Mondays (8 weeks) after school in the OMS Computer Lab with Ms. Sinclair.  Come learn how to edit photos, crop pics, create black and white pictures, add borders, text, create collages, etc.  We will be using free online software.  All you need to bring are some photos on a flash drive (or upload to Google Docs) and come to the first meeting on Monday 10/20. Questions? See Ms. Sinclair is room 216.


Overlook Basketball Try-Outs

Girls: Grade 8 Fri. 11/21 2PM-4PM; Grades 6 & 7 Mon. 12/1 2PM-3:30PM; All girls 12/2 2PM-3:30PM; Try-outs for Wed. 12/3 will be announced at Tuesday's try-out.  ALL girls must register online and have an up-to-date physical in order to try out.

OVERLOOK BOYS BASKETBALL 2014 TRYOUT SCHEDULE    
MONDAY, DECEMBER 1ST  3:30-5:00  (7TH & 8TH GRADES ONLY)  
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND 3:30-5:00  (6TH & 7TH GRADES ONLY)  
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD 3:30-5:00 (6TH & 8TH GRADES ONLY)  
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4TH 3:30-5:00 (6th, 7th & 8th GRADES)
Final Roster will be set at the end of this tryout. All participants are expected to be at all tryouts for their respective grades and times. No student may try-out without a valid physical on file with the school nurse.



Overlook Spirit Council Food Drive

Spirit Council will be sponsoring a school wide food drive again this year from December 1 through December 12.  This food drive will have a spirited goal of raising at least 600 food donations.  These donations will be split between both the Ashburnham and Westminster food pantries.  All students are encouraged to donate at least one canned good or team designated item.
Team 6 Green – boxes of cereal
Team 6 Blue – canned fruit
Team 7 Red – jars of sauce
Team 7 Navy – boxes of pasta
Team 8 Orange – boxes of macaroni and cheese and tuna
Team 8 White – juice boxes or bottles of fruit juice
 
To make the food drive spirited for the students,
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Kellogg's Fuel for School/Scholastic Free Book Program
Kellogg's and Scholastic have teamed up to offer free books to schools who collect codes earned by purchasing specific Kellogg's products.  Families who have these products at home can bring in the 16 digit code to the OMS Library and we will use them to order as many free books as we can to help our school. This offer is good until March 31, 2015. For answers to FAQ with this program please click here.

Monty Tech applications should be brought to guidance as soon as possible.  The guidance department will be sending them over to Monty Tech at the end of November.


8th Grade Parents:
The 8th grade field trip to Washington DC is scheduled for May 19- May 22, 2015. This is an exciting and educational experience. To register for this trip: 
1. Go to EFExploreAmerica.com/Enroll
2.  Enter our group’s tour number: 1518402RP
Email Mr. Lambert with any questions at rlambert@awrsd.org.
A deposit is due by the end of September to ensure a spot on this trip. 



If you have not yet signed up for a parent-teacher conference taking place in November (11/20, 11/24, 11/25) and you would like to schedule one, please contact Mrs. Higgins in Guidance (978-827-1425).  In grades 6 & 7 there are only afternoon slots available.  Grade 8 has a few nights slots still open.  Enrichment and Special Education teachers are also available for conference sign ups.

Community Announcements


Connect with the Westminster Police Dept today! Information on the My PD app click here. You can keep up to date on happenings in town, alerts, submit tips, etc.

A snowmobile safety course for riders 12 years of age or older will be offered at Oakmont on Saturday, December 6th.  The course is free and provided by the Coldbrook Snowmobile Club.  Please see Mrs. Erickson in the Main Office if you are interested.

Ashburnham and Westminster preschool children who will reach age 3 by August 31, 2014 are eligible to attend Learning Tree Preschool. However, a limited number of children are selected as peers for Learning Tree through a lottery
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Young at Heart Yoga Classes in Westminster
There are several different age group classes taking place now.  Registration/class size is limited.  To register, log onto www.young-atheart.com, call (978)467-6173 or email Paula Magee at pmagee45@gmail.com. To download an informational flyer please click here.

For information on the various world-class art museums in Massachusetts please click here to read a flyer from Mr. Beaudoin.


Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 27
NO SCHOOL
Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, November 28
NO SCHOOL
Thanksgiving Holiday
Mon, Dec 1 - Wed, Dec 3
Basketball try-outs (see homepage for details)

Monday, December 1
Jewlery Making Club

School Wide Food Drive 12/1-12/12
Photo Editing Club Meets (Upstairs Computer Lab)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Weather

Today, 11/27/2014
High: 34 Low: 27
Chance snow showers
95% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/28/2014
High: 30 Low: 21
Slight chance snow
34% chance of precipitation.

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