Above Nav Container

Orange Public Schools

Utility Container

Search Trigger (Container)

Button (Container)

Mobile Menu Trigger (container)

Off Canvas Navigation Container

Close Trigger (container)


Principal's Page

From the Desk of Mrs. Arterbery:

August 2018

Dear Turkey Hill School Families,                                                                               

I want to officially welcome all of you to the 2018-2019 school year!  I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer filled with adventure, learning, and growing.  The staff at Turkey Hill is very excited to have our students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with enthusiasm and energy for learning. We have been very busy at Turkey Hill School this summer preparing for a great opening of school on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. 

I am privileged to return this school year as your principal and I feel honored to work with our highly qualified and dedicated staff, our wonderful students, and all our supportive parents. The elementary years are critical times of development for students and families and I look forward in working with all of you to make this school year successful. 

When you return to Turkey Hill School, you will see some new and some not so new faces at Turkey Hill School this year!  

  • Ashley Gilbey will be joining grade 3
  • Kelcy Napolitano will be joining grade 3 
  • Marcie Daken will be jumping in as our school psychologist 
  • Denise Tickell will be joining grade 4 from Peck Place School 

Coming Soon:  We are currently in the hiring process for our speech and language pathologist. 

We are fortunate to have an incredibly active PTO that works tirelessly alongside our faculty and staff to provide our students with such rich academic, cultural, and artistic experiences.  This partnership speaks volumes to who we are as a community.  Over the past few years, I have found this close working relationship and focus upon what is best for children to not only exist, but also thrive at Turkey Hill.  I invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our PTO or attending and supporting school events. 

At Turkey Hill we truly believe that communication is the key to a successful educational experience.  I’d like to invite you to visit our school’s website. Our website www.oess.org contains links to teacher web pages, calendars, and information about upcoming events.  Our weekly e-blasts, which are part of PowerSchool, will provide you with weather-related closing information, weekly updates from me, information on PTO happenings, and help you stay up to date on our upcoming events. We will continue using the Virtual Backpack, where notices can be viewed online and downloaded.  

If you need a copy of the 18-19 school calendar please click on the link below. https://www.oess.org/uploaded/documents/School_Calendars/Final_2018-19_Student_Calendar_-_Year.pdf  

If you are interested in purchasing Turkey Hill School Sportswear, which students proudly wear on Fridays, please click on the link below.  The sportswear is on sale until September 7th and will be delivered to your house approximately 2 weeks after you place your order. 


Attached to this email you will find a welcome letter from your child's teacher and another copy of the classroom supply list. 

In closing, please enjoy the remaining days of summer. I look forward to seeing many new and familiar faces on our first day of school. 


Denise Arterbery