This week, May 2-6, will be Old Mill School's Coin Drive for Kids. Students are encouraged to bring in change to help raise money for the SF/Marin Food Bank's Healthy Children Pantries.
"Our Healthy Children Pantries provide low-income parents with fresh fruits and vegetables, protein-rich foods such as meat or eggs, and staples like rice and pasta that they can use to prepare nutritious meals for their families at home. These farmers' market-style pantries are conveniently located in public schools, giving parents easy access to nutritious food as they drop off or pick up their children. More than 5,600 families are served by our network of 57 Healthy Children Pantries each week." (From the SF-Marin Food Bank Website)
Last year, Old Mill raised $1824.40 in one week. This year, we would like each grade to work to beat last year's total and give even more to this important program. Each grade has their own specific goal to beat:
K- No total from last year- Set the bar!
Today we had the pleasure of welcoming Ivy & Bean author, Annie Barrows to our school. She let us in on some of her secrets on how to be an author and write books. She suggested students use things that happen to them in their every day lives, and to write about things that they wish would happen to them. She was an engaging and entertaining speaker, and even had time to answer a few questions from the audience. Thank you to the PTA for bringing Ms. Barrows to our school! Families can check out her website to see the complete list of her books, and learn a little bit more about this local author.
(above, Principals Donnelly, Donnelly, and Donnelly, winners of the "Principal for the Day", welcome Annie Barrows to Old Mill)
This Saturday, April 30th marks another Spruce It Up! event at OMS. Join families and staff with your best cleaning gear to refresh and rejuvinate our school with a little spring cleaning. This event is a great chance for all members of the family to take ownership over keeping our classrooms looking their best. Please contact your class's room parent, sign up on the Sign Up Genius or the event's organizer Maura Tokarski with any questions.
you will always know what is going on at Old Mill!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PTA Fundraising Event (Mamma's Night Out)
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM PTA General Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PTA Executive Board Meeting
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Kindergarden Open Dance