Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Safe Touch Classes - Week of January 24

The week of January 24 all of our students will be participating in Safe Touch classes virtually facilitated by Jewish Family and Children's Services instructors with the student's teacher and a school counselor in the classroom or virtual room.  We are afforded this wonderful service through the St. Louis Children's Service Fund.  

You can learn more about the program and learn how to talk to your child about this important 

topic by clicking here for a quick overview of the video we use with 4th grade called “You Are In Charge of Your Body” version B.  


You can access the K-3 videos through January 20 by clicking on the links below and logging on using the provided username/password.

Kindergarten & 1st - Tick Tock Plays it Safe 

(username: password: OBsafe) 

2nd & 3rd Grade - Mae Shares a Secret 

 (username: password: OBsafe) 


Opt Out Letters were sent home last week (Friday, January 15), if you DO NOT want your child to participate in the class let us know. If you have questions, please contact Hayley Arnold or Kristine Carey, our school counselors. 


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

OB Virtual Holiday Traditions Scrapbook

 Click here to learn more about how our OB Community celebrates winter holidays.   


We encourage you to add recipes, stories, videos and pictures of your families holiday traditions to share with the rest of our Old Bonhomme family. 

We will print the pictures off and display them throughout the school.  We will also share the finished product with you.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Are You a Halloween Fan?

For all those who enjoy celebrating Halloween, and are feeling disappointed or frustrated about not doing so in the same way you traditionally do, I wanted to share a story I recently heard--one year a family couldn't go out trick or treating (I forget the reason why), so instead the parents got their kid's favorite candy, hid it around the house, turned of most of the lights and had a spooky search for it. Afterward they had pizza and watched their favorite Halloween movie together. The whole family enjoyed it!

This story reminded me of the resiliency and 
creativity that people can show when things can't go as we may like. If you're looking for some safer ways to celebrate Halloween this year, here are some ideas of low risk activities from the CDC: 

  • Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them
  • Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
  • Decorating your house, apartment, or living space
  • Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance
  • Having a virtual Halloween costume contest
  • Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with
  • Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Virtual Fall Parade

Participate in our Virtual Fall parade by adding a picture of your child and or family doing a fall activity. This can be your child in a costume, visiting an apple orchard, raking leaves, carving pumpkins, or some other activity you all enjoy doing together. Please include your child’s name and class.  If you would like you can also include a description. Slides will be printed and displayed in the hallway.  The slide show will also be shared in next week’s newsletter for you to view at home. Please add your pictures to the slide show or email them to by next Wednesday, October 28, 2020. 

Next week we will also be having a Fall Theme Week to celebrate the hard work everyone did in the first quarter. You can participate whether you are in the building or virtual.