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OEMS Announcements Week of 11/23/2020
OEMS Announcements Week of 11/23/2020
Claire Holley
Monday, November 23, 2020

Announcements 11/23/2020

Good afternoon staff and students!  Welcome to Ovid-Elsie Middle School Online where we are inspiring life-long learners to achieve their full potential and excel in a changing world.  Today is Monday November 23rd, 2020.  

  • OEMS is having a VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW!!!! All the dates, rules, & details are on Flipgrid. Click on the link below to find out more. 👉flipgrid.com/oemstalent2020

  • Let’s begin Thanksgiving week with a couple of fun facts about Thanksgiving:

    • The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 over a three day harvest festival. It included 50 Pilgrims, 90 Wampanoag Indians, and lasted three days (which is roughly how long it takes us now to recover from Thanksgiving dinner!). It is believed by historians that only five women were present.

    • The most noticeable exception to the original Thanksgiving feast was the lack of turkey!  Venison, duck, goose, fish, lobster, oysters and eel (eeeeewww!) were likely served, alongside pumpkins and cranberries but not in pie or sauce form.  How did they even LIVE?!!!

Have an AMAZING Monday!  It’s a short week so let’s make the most of it!

Announcements 11/24/2020

Good afternoon staff and students!  Welcome to Ovid-Elsie Middle School Online where we are inspiring life-long learners to achieve their full potential and excel in a changing world.  Today is Tuesday November 24th, 2020.  

  • A reminder that our Student Council are still accepting entries into the Flipgrid, virtual talent show.

  • Let’s continue our Thanksgiving week fun facts:

  • Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3, 1863. Sarah Josepha Hale, the woman who wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” convinced Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday after writing letters for 17 years - now THAT’S persistence!

  • There are four towns in the United States named “Turkey.” They can be found in Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, and North Carolina.

  • There are 5 countries other than America where people celebrate Thanksgiving:  

    • Canada -  but Canadian Thanksgiving is held on a different date, partly because it commemorates a different event. …

    • Liberia

    • A wee town in the Netherlands

    • Grenada

    • The Australian territory of Norfolk Island.

Have a tremendous Tuesday!  Think positive today folks and positive things will happen!