At last night's meeting, we learned all sorts of details that are so helpful. We talked summer camps, Blue Ribbon Week, the health of OPS's budget, and more. Here are a few highlights:
- Hummel Park day camp is being run differently this year, with bus pickups at local community centers instead of at schools. That means no designated "Dundee Elementary" week.
- We talked about some of our other favorite camps. There are a lot of great options in the Omaha area!
- Blue Ribbon Week at Dundee (to celebrate our awesome repeat win!) will be the week of February 12th. We'll have kids make a giant blue ribbon out of paper, eat a lot of blue food, have a door decorating contest, and give every student, teacher, and staff member a t-shirt - paid for by the PTO!
- OPS Board Member Ben Perlman gave us the scoop on the new superintendent. He says she's incredible. We can't wait to get to work with her!
- Mr. Perlman also updated us about the budget problems facing the district, which will likely mean some pretty big cuts to the district. Things on the table - transportation, programs, and projects. We'll need to keep an eye on it.
- And there's a bond issue for OPS coming in May. It will include the money for 2 new elementary schools in South Omaha, two new high schools (one with a pool!), and one new middle school. It's a big bond issue for Omaha, but small compared to bonds in similar school districts across the nation.
There was more, too! But you'll have to come to the meetings to get the full scoop. Join us for our next meeting - moved to Tuesday, February 27th at 6:30 in the library due to parent teacher conferences later that week.