Updates from Mrs. Froning
November 18, 2018
Oakley Park Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Bastuba
3rd Annual Turkey Trot is in the books!
Reminder: Parent/Teacher Conferences
Dressing for Outdoor Play
Recess Wear Guidelines: Our children go outside for recess every day unless it is zero degrees or below. It is important that children are dressed appropriately for the weather.
○ 40-49 degrees: Coats, hats/gloves - Recommended
○ 39 degrees or below: Coats, hats/gloves - REQUIRED
○ Boots and snow pants are required if there is slush or snow.
If a child does not have boots or snow pants, they will need to stay on the blacktop area during recess.
○ PLEASE NOTE: Temperatures are based on “feels like” temperatures (including wind chill) We play outside every day provided the "feels like" temperature is above 0 degrees.
● School Cancellations: Please make sure your phone numbers and e-mails are correct in Skyward. If/when school is cancelled, Judy Evola will send out voicemails/e-mails using the information in Skyward. Please take a moment to login in and verify your information.
We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school— and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. It is virtually impossible make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until vacation starts and the first day back.
Important Food Allergy Reminder
An estimated 15 million people in the U.S. have food allergies, including 1 in 13 children. Food allergy is a complex and often misunderstood disease. Food allergies are potentially life-threatening and life-altering. Please take a moment to watch FARE’s new video, featuring a voiceover from actor Steve Carell, to learn more about food allergies and how you can support those living with life-threatening food allergies. The FARE website is an excellent resource too.
The Power of Kindness
- (Be) Yourself
As we know, each and every child is unique! They have their own strengths and challenges and each have the power accomplishing GREAT things. Teaching our children to appreciate their uniqueness will not only improve their self-esteem but ultimately help them be more engaged it the world as compassionate individuals . When our thoughts are not occupied by self doubt or worry, we are able to focus on others, showing kindness and empathy.
Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.
Box Time Turn In Time! Last day is November 26th
Debra Bradshaw, Principals Secretary
Karen Clark, Building Secretary