Astor Family Science Night at OMSI
On November 18th, Astor families enjoyed a night at OMSI. Thank you so much to the staff and volunteers at OMSI for a fun-filled evening of learning, exploring and solving mysteries!
Important Dates To Remember
4th Astor Shirts Orders Due
7th Astor PTSO Holiday Bazaar
12th Academic All-Stars for 6th - 8th Graders 6:15 p.m.
18th Late Opening School begins at 10
23rd - 31st Winter Break
School News & Announcements
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WEATHER-RELATED DELAYS OR CLOSURES
The weather is COLD and with that, comes the possibility of inclement weather. The school district has several ways of notifying families of late openings/school closures:
Automated phone call: PPS calls the PRIMARY phone number on your student's registration form in case of an emergency or a weather-related closure or delay. Report any phone number changes to your school secretary so that we have the most up-to-date information.
PPS also communicates about weather-related news or other emergencies in English, via Facebook and Twitter. Incidents with a district-wide impact are also posted in an "alert pod" on www.pps.net that shows up on every school website. Friend us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pps.homepage) or follow us on Twitter at @ppsalerts. (For all district news - not just emergencies - follow us at @pps.connect.)
A Message to 8th Grade Parents
Dear 8th Grade Parents,
We know that many of you are considering high school options for your 8th grader. Many of these schools require recommendations from the Principal or Counselor and both the English and Math teachers.
In order to expedite these recommendation requests in a timely manner, we would like to receive these forms no later than January 17th, 2014.
Thank you for your assistance.
A Message from the Principal
Dear Astor Community,
We had a great turnout for our Family Science Night at OMSI, with over 350 people attending. Thanks to all of the participants who attended and we hope you had a great time!
The Astor PTSO Bazaar was rousing success! Thanks so much to Kristine Grenz for organizing this fun event and thank you to all the vendors and customers who came to sell and shop on such a cold day!
On Thursday evening, December 12th, we will be celebrating our 6th through 8th grade students who have excelled academically in the 1st Quarter. We'll recognize both Honor Roll students, those who have earned a grade point average of 3.0 - 3.49, and Principal's List students, those who have earned a GPA of 3.5 - 4.0. Light refreshments will be served. Congratulations to those students. Well done!
Karl Newsome, Principal