Principal's Blog

May 7, 2014
principal

Hi everyone, 

I hope you've heard the word that Nicki Smith has been selected as the new principal here at Ohlone. I believe that the selection committee and Kevin Skelly have made an excellent decision. Nicki has so much wisdom and experience as a principal to share. The entire community will benefit from her.  

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Mar 20, 2014
principal

Dear Ohlone Families,

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year when at least some of the teachers’ attention turns to next year. It’s placement time. This is a period of weeks during the months of April and May when teachers gather together to look at next year’s entire class, e.g., 180 or so 4th and 5th graders, and try to create classes that are balanced. This is a monumental challenge that takes an abundance of time, energy, and emotion.

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Feb 10, 2014
principal

Dear Ohlone families,

I hope you’ve been enjoying this California weather. Unfortunately, I imagine we’ll have to conserve water later on this year. Hopefully, we’ll get some significant rain in the next few months.

The reason I’m writing today is to remind you of a very important contributor to both your child’s and your experience here at Ohlone. That is volunteering.

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Dec 19, 2013
principal

Over the thirty-plus years I’ve been at Ohlone, I must have heard the phrase, “The Ohlone Way”, thousands of times. Often I hear people use it as leverage to get someone to change something or to show our disappointment or frustration. I’ve done some thinking about this and have come to the realization that The Ohlone Way is not a specific thing or a set of actions or occurrences. To me it is an intangible spirit that surrounds the school in big ways at times.

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Oct 7, 2013
principal

Dear Ohlone families,

I hope you and your families were able to experience at least a little bit of last Saturday’s Annual Harvest Festival. It was remarkable!

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