April 12 – April 16, 2021

We are proud to announce that OES will be observing Autism Awareness Week from April 12th – April 16th! This annual event reminds us that all students play a vital role in our school’s community and should be appreciated and respected.
We are excited to show our support, and THIS IS HOW! 
With a Special Message from Paws – CLICK HERE to check out how Paws is getting ready for this important week at OES!
On PTV – The Student Council Association will be sharing facts about autism during Panther TV morning announcements to help educate and inform students.
In Morning Meetings – Classes will discuss the topic and participate in a fun Autism Awareness art activity.
On Facebook – Stay tuned to our PTA’s Facebook Page! We will be sharing various facts about autism to help promote the awareness, acceptance and understanding of our students, as well as the tens of thousands of individuals living with an autism diagnosis each year.
With a Special Reading List – Our librarian has created a special reading list of books that treat many aspects of the topic of autism. It is our hope that students and families will read and reference these books to learn more about what it’s like for an individual to live with autism, (or to know someone who does); and that, in turn, such knowledge will foster acceptance, empathy and compassion. CLICK HERE to view our selection of books.
By Wearing Blue for “Light It Up Blue Day” (April 14th) – Wear the shirts you purchased from our PTA or any blue shirt on Wednesday, April 14th, in observance of “World Autism Awareness Day.” Whether you are in school or learning virtually, let’s all “Light It Up Blue” on this special day!
(For more information about Special Education resources, check out our monthly updates here.)

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