There will be no school on Monday, Feb. 18 in recognition of the President’s Day Holiday.

The Third Annual Science Fair will be Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the OES gymnasium. Students should arrive 15 minutes early to set up their experiments.

Presentations and judging will begin by division as follows: Kindergarten through second grade at 5:30 p.m.; Third and fourth grades at 6 p.m.; and fifth and sixth grades at 6:30 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded immediately following the judging. Come and join us for an evening filled with learning and fun.

Orofino Elementary School hosted this year’s District Spelling Bee Feb. 12. The students representing Orofino Elementary this year ate Declan Crockett, son of Will and Becca Crockett, and Wyatt Ladd, son of Mindy and Curtis Waters, Cami Waggener, is an alternate. First and second place winners of the District Spelling Bee will advance to the 34th Annual Inland Northwest Regional Spelling Bee, which will be held March 9, at Lewis-Clark State College.

Tar Wars – the fifth graders at OES are taking part in the annual Tar Wars presentation on Thursday, Feb. 21, sponsored by the Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinic. Dr. Brown and Mary Curtis, Respiratory Therapist will present. Tar Wars is a tobacco-free education program for fifth-grade students. Since its inception, Tar Wars has touched the lives of more than 10 million children worldwide!

OES Family Night is open to students and families on March 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Come and enjoy an evening of math games, puzzles and literacy activities. Hot dogs, chips, and a drink will be served.

The peak of cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread illness, please do not send your child to school if they have the following: Fever within the last 24 hours (must be fever free without medication) or vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.

Please help us teach your child good health habits to protect themselves as well as others: Practice frequent hand washing with soap and water, as this is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs; when coughing or sneezing, cover the nose and mouth by coughing or sneezing into a tissue or bent elbow; Get plenty of rest and eat nutritious foods; Do not eat or drink from the same utensil or container after someone else; Keep hydrated by drinking a lot of healthy fluids (soda does not count).

Please inform the school immediately of any change in your telephone number(s) so we may be able to contact you if your child becomes ill at school.

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