OPHIR ELEMENTARY STEAM ACADEMY (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/ASL, Mathematics) is offered  to enhance the LUSD Core Curriculum!  Ophir is a wonderful place where kids can still be kids while receiving an excellent education!!!
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Principal's Corner

 
Dear Ophir STEAM Academy Families,
 
The KCRA Kids Can Food Drive was a huge success. The classes were in a friendly but intense competition to see which grade level could donate the most can foods. In the end, 7th grade kept their winning streak going by bringing in over 300 cans and non-perishable food items. All grade levels did an amazing job of demonstrating our Ophir Core Value of EMPATHY, and as a school we were able to raise 932 can food items for our community members in need. Thank you to our entire school community for the tremendous support!
 
The Loomis Basin Education Foundation’s (LBEF) 12th annual MandaRUN is quickly approaching. There is only one week left before this amazing event, which features both a 5K run and a half-marathon. Be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday, November 18th. Let’s lace up those running shoes and show our Ophir Spirit by supporting LBEF and the Loomis Union School District. Please visit www.mandarun.com for registration information. The registration deadline is 3:00 pm on November 17th. Same day registration (for the 5K only) is also available on November 18th.
 
In addition, the MandaCUP is the annual school spirit component of MandaRUN. Each year, the school within the Loomis Union School District that is responsible for the most MandaRUN registrations, as a percentage of the school’s enrollment, will take home the CUP, and bragging rights, for the year.
 
Ophir has been awarded the MandaCUP for the previous two years, and we are looking forward to making it three straight years. The competition from the other schools in the district is heating up, as they are determined to bring the CUP to their school sites. Currently, Ophir is not in first place for the MandaCup standings!
 
Please help support Ophir’s quest for a THREE-PEAT in the MandaCUP by encouraging families, friends, neighbors and community members to register for the MandaRUN. Be sure to remind them to select “Ophir” as the school they would like to represent. LET’S KEEP THE CUP!!
 
Are you or someone you know looking for a way to support the 2018 MandaRun? Do you want to spend time cheering for participants, families and friends along the beautiful course while volunteering your time? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Sign up as a volunteer for the annual MandaRun on November 18th. Click on the volunteer link below and select from a variety of morning shifts including check-in, traffic direction, finish line, course cyclist, and first aid stations. Your support is greatly appreciated.
 
 
The Loomis Union School District is in need of qualified applicants for the following positions: 
·         Noon Duty Supervisor Substitute Pool
·         Custodial Substitute Pool 
This is a great opportunity if you or someone you know is interested in flexible part time employment!  Use this link to view job descriptions and/or apply for these positions via Edjoin. 
 
As a reminder, Veteran’s Day is on Monday, November 12th and school is not in session. Thank you and enjoy the long weekend.
 
Kevin Roche
Principal
Ophir STEAM Academy
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