One of our very OWN, Kristina Arvelo (class of 2015), participated in the NYC Mayor's Cup yesterday evening at St. Francis College. The Mayor's Cup features the best of the best high school basketball players from the five boroughs, from both the PSAL (public) and CHSAA (parochial) leagues.
Kristina led the PSAL in scoring with 11 points and 5 assists. 8 of those points and 3 of those assists were in the fourth quarter. Her performance propelled the PSAL to a 77-73 victory over the CHSAA team, and Kristina was named the game MVP.
As part of the school's commemoration of Women's History Month, our Middle School students are participating in two noteworthy charitable projects. The first is the "Wands for Wildlife" project, which encourages the donation of used mascara wands, which can be recycled into useful tools in saving endangered animals. The second is the "Equity, Period." project, which is a drive for sanitary napkins for those in need.
One of the highlights of our all-day Teaching for Tolerance Symposium was the interview of Cheryl Wills, NY1 anchor and author, conducted by our sixth-graders. What a wonderful role model for our students!
Mr. Hays, our Mandarin Teacher, and Ms. Rivard, our Spanish Teacher, celebrated the Chinese New Year by making nearly 300 steamed dumplings with their students. Along the way, they experienced the richness of the cultural traditions surrounding this holiday. We wish everyone a joyful Year of the Pig!
A few resources courtesy of Mr. Hays:
Our OWN students lovingly collected cash and assembled care packages for families in need in Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Hazel and Nikola, our student representatives, hand delivered the items at the Museo Del Barrio to the Mayor of Monrovis, Puerto Rico.
Special thanks to Ms. Guridis for spearheading the relief efforts!
November started off with a string of victories for our Girls Volleyball and our Coed Flag Football teams, and both are in great shape for the upcoming playoffs.
The Lady Falcons played their final home games of the 2018 regular season as they hosted Our Savior Lutheran and Growing Up Green Charter School. By the end of the evening, they finished the regular season with a record of 9 - 0. This is the third consecutive year that they have accomplished this feat.
Despite missing 5 key players, our Flag Football team achieved a shut out victory over Bronx Prep Charter School. The final score was 21- 0. Truly an impressive victory under trying circumstances!
Parents and guardians will have an opportunity to meet with teachers during April to discuss their child’s educational progress. It is the school’s belief that conferences provide information that is beneficial to children’s academic growth.
Elementary School teachers have made additional conference times available for parents who are unable to meet on Conference Day (April 17th).
Registration will begin Monday April 1st and will end at midnight the day before the scheduled conference.
All conference appointments are scheduled online via Teacher Reacher web application.
Please set up a Teacher Reacher Parent Account if you do not already have an account. Tutorials for creating accounts and making appointments are available on the Teacher Reacher website by clicking on the Support link on the top menu bar.
We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming conferences to discuss your child’s progress.
If you need assistance setting up your conference appointments, please call:
OWNCS Falcons continue to fly high as they faced Health and Science Charter School on Saturday. The team focused on the word complacent this week as they continue to work on moving from good to great. They took a huge step closer by getting their first shut out of the season.