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Christmas Concerts

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The Oregon-Davis Jr/Sr High School and Oregon-Davis Elementary School Bands will be performing their 2015 Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 9 at 6pm. This will be the first concert for the 5th/6th grade band. For their fall fundraiser, the band students have been selling raffle tickets for tickets to events at local performing arts venues. The raffle ticket winners will be picked out at the Christmas Concert. All funds raised go towards the band’s operating costs and the scholarship given to a senior band member at the end of the year. Also, the Band Boosters will be selling previous year’s band shirts for small donations. We hope to see you there!

Reduce TV/Screen Time with this Tip

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Is your child spending countless hours in front of a TV or tablet? Do you wish that your child would spend their time doing other things such as playing outside, reading or doing homework and chores?

Have them “buy” their screen time instead. For every one minute they would like to spend in front of the TV or tablet, they must spend one minute doing an activity of your choice such as homework, playing outside, chores or reading. They will need to purchase their time with these minutes. Time doing these things at school does not count and banking time from a previous day does not work either. Time must be used on day it’s earned.

Give it a try! You may be pleasantly surprised with the results!

Giving at the Holiday Season

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The holidays are a great time to teach children compassion and empathy for others. It is easy for children to be excited to receive gifts, but how do we develop the same enthusiasm for giving? Here are some examples of how you can involve your child in the joy of giving.

  • Let your child shop for a few gifts for others using their own money
  • Do a holiday craft or bake cookies to give to neighbors or friends
  • Let your child wrap a few gifts themselves
  • Have your child make cards for others
  • Give your child the opportunity to present the gift to someone so they can see the joy it brings
  • Volunteer in a local soup kitchen or participate in Toys for Tots