Overlook Announcements

The Scholastic Book Fair is going to be at Overlook from Nov 17th to Nov 21st.  Students will be heading to the Book Fair with their classes and it will be open on Tuesday. Nov18th until 6PM as well as the evening of Thursday, Nov 20th during parent/teacher conferences. You can check out all the information here.

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.

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.

STEM Saturdays is a WPI outreach program that provides half-day workshops focused on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields for middle school-aged boys and girls as well as their parents and guardians. STEM Saturdays is generously funded by Intel and is sponsored by the WPI Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Visit the program's website here for details.

Student Ski and Snowboarding Program packets are now available in the Main Office.  This program runs for 6 Wednesdays starting January 7th.  All applications are due by Nov. 26th.

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

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

Friday, November 21
Grade 8 Girls basketball try-outs
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drama Club in Cafe
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monday, November 24
1/2 Day - Middle Only
Parent - Teacher Conf.
Marking Period Ends
8 Orange ORHS Tour
8:30 AM - 10:20 AM


Today, 11/21/2014
High: 27 Low: 15
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/22/2014
High: 36 Low: 30
Partly sunny
8% chance of precipitation.

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