Tiger Updates

5-2-16

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Dual Immersion Enrollment for 2016-17 School Year.

Two Languages! Endless Opportunities!

Oakley Elementary is proud to offer Fulton County’s FIRST Dual Immersion Program in Mandarin Chinese. The 2016-17 school year will be the second year of this pilot program, and will be offered to kindergarten and first grade students. By the end of 5th grade, all students in the program are expected to be proficient in English, proficient in Chinese, and at or above grade level academic benchmarks. To get more information about Oakley’s Dual Immersion program, please visit the school’s website at

http://school.fultonschools.org/es/oakley or contact Kayla Williams at 470-254-9848. Registration begins May 4!

If you are interested in having your child participate in this program, please fill out the

registration at:

Www.tinyurl.com/oakleyDIregistration

(NOTE: Submitting the registration does not guarantee entry into the program.)

Awards Day

We are excited to announce our Spring Award's Day Schedule. Every student will receive at lease one award, so please make sure that you plan to attend your child's special day. Below you will find the dates and time of each grade level Award's Day. Grades Pre-k through 4th grade Award's day will take place at 8:30am in our cafeteria. This year, our 5th Grade Award's Day will take place at 6:30pm in the Creekside High School Auditorium. Please be on the look out for more information from your child's teacher regarding Award's Day.




Pre-K: Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Kindergarten: Wednesday, May 18, 2016


1st Grade: Thursday, May 19, 2016


2nd Grade: Friday, May 20, 2016


3rd Grade: Monday, May 23, 2016


4th Grade: Tuesday, May 24, 2016


5th Grade: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

School Meal Charges

Greetings Parents,


We are working diligently in the Oakley Elementary Cafe to make sure your student is receiving a nutritious, healthy breakfast and lunch. At this time, we are asking all parents to pay any remaining meal balances as soon as possible. Students with meal charges are not allowed to purchase extra sale items (snacks) during lunch. As of April 29, 2016, we will not allow any charges in the cafeteria. If your student does not have his/ her lunch monies, he/ she will receive a courtesy meal. A courtesy lunch consists of a cheese sandwich and milk. Payments for meals can be made by sending cash or check to the cafeteria manager, or online at www.mypaymentsplus.com. Please feel free to call the Oakley ES School Cafeteria at (470) 254-4058 if you have any questions or concerns. Thank You.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Seyemore

Oakley Cafeteria Manager

2016-17 PTA Board

To the Oakley family,

Thank you all for the partnership this year. We feel we have accomplished a lot and more engaged to continue the good work. That being said,

we are happy to announce the Oakley PTA board for the 2016 - 2017 school year.

President - Johnathan Atkins

Vice President - Vincent Edmonds

Treasure - Latoya Hendrickson

Secretary - Tonya Clayton

We are excited to continue our commitment to making Oakley ES the best school and education experience for our students.

Look for more to come!!

Oakley PTA

Over 100 Binders Donated to Oakley ES by US Army!

Greetings,


Please join me in thanking Captain Doniel Wade and the United States Army for their donation of 186 binders to Oakley Elementary. We truly appreciate the support!


Sincerely,


Latrina Coxton

Principal

Upcoming Events

National Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Monday, May 2nd, 12am to Friday, May 6th, 12am

7220 Oakley Terrace

Union City, GA

Show your child's teacher and the Oakley Staff how much you appreciate them during National Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week!

STEM Week

Monday, May 2nd, 12am to Friday, May 6th, 12am

7220 Oakley Terrace

Union City, GA

The following activities have been planned for each day:

Monday-Science Day/Technology Day

Tuesday- Brown Bag Challenge

Wednesday- Career Day

Thursday- School Wide STEM Challenge

Friday- Brown Bag Challenge

SB-10 In-District Transfer Application Process

As a provision of the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program (GSNSP), parents of students with disabilities who receive special education services may choose to transfer their child to another public school in Fulton County. Parents can request a transfer to another public school as long as there is available space at that school and the school has a program with the services agreed to in the student’s existing individualized education program. Please click here for more information about the GSNSP in Fulton County schools and to access the online application form. The application window is March 1-May 1, 2016. Questions may be directed to the Services for Exceptional Children department at servicesforexceptionalchildren@fultonschools.org

Office 365 Now Free for all K-12 Fulton County Students

Fulton County Schools is excited to announce the Microsoft Student Advantage program. Because of Fulton's enterprise agreement with Microsoft, all students K-12 are able to download and install Microsoft Office ProPlus desktop applications on their home computers for FREE! This is very exciting as it will provide students with access to current digital tools to use at school and at home on any device connected to the Internet. With Office 365, learning possibilities are limitless!

Cloud Storage
• OneDrive for Business
• 1 TB of space (will no longer need to use USB drives for storage)
• Ability to share files and collaborate

Productivity Tools
• Microsoft Office desktop versions and apps (latest versions)- can install on up to 5 PCs/Macs and 5 mobile devices
• Access to Office Online (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)

Email
• Microsoft Outlook
• A student’s email address is ID#@fcstu.org (Example: 1234567891@fcstu.org). The student ID is your Fulton number.
• Students will be able to use the email account to communicate with Fulton employees ONLY. Student to student email has been disabled.
• An official school email address will allow for better communication between students and teachers. School announcements and reminders will be able to be disseminated faster and more efficiently.
• Email messages may be reviewed by the District at any time
• School email addresses are a privilege that may be revoked.

Click Here to Learn more about the Office 365 Apps

How does my child access his/her account?

Your school will notify you once your child's account has become active. This is being done in phases across the district.

  1. Open a web browser. Go to http://portal.office.com
  2. Login using this format:
    • Username: id#@fcstu.org
    • Password: your Fulton County password
  3. All the online apps that students can access will be shown on the login landing page (see image below). Note: Students cannot access Yammer.
  4. If you would like to install Microsoft Office (ProPlus) on a computer or a mobile device, click the links in the Install section.