Updates from Mrs. Froning
November 9, 2019
Front Office News!
I am thrilled to share that Mrs. Karen Clark will return to Oakley Park this Wednesday, November 13th as our full time secretary! I am equally happy that Mrs. Kim Waling will continue as our part time secretary.
Office Contact Information:
Mrs. Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Waling email@example.com
Mrs. Froning firstname.lastname@example.org
Diversity Week: November 11- 15th
Encouraging acts of kindness continues to be a theme here at Oakley Park and as we celebrate Diversity week, staff and students will be encouraged to "look within", performing even more acts of kindness each day! Helping to create a kinder, gentler school community is one way we can Be the Change.
Each classroom will have a Kindness Jar which will be filled with various acts of kindness. Students (and teachers) will draw from the jar throughout the week and be encouraged to "do" the act of kindness as well as share out on how it felt to "do" or receive the act!
PTA Reflections Contest 2019
Do you have a student who enjoys art, music and dance or has an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then encourage them to join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections!
This year’s theme, “Look Within,” calls for students own unique interpretation through the arts. Pick up submission guidelines and an entry form today from the bulletin board outside the gym, the front office, or Mrs. Todd and return by November 15.
For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards.
DRESSING FOR OUTDOOR PLAY
Since cold weather is upon us, it is a good time for a few reminders…
Recess Wear Guidelines: Our children go outside for recess every day unless it is zero degrees or below. We use the "feels like" temperature reading when making decisions about recess. 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.
○ REMINDER: 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.
Returning to school for forgotten items
Parent/Teacher Conferences: Thursday, December 12th
Breakfast & Lunch Information
*Student purchasing breakfast may enter the building at 8:00. Or as soon as their bus arrives.
Due to various circumstances, the menu is subject to change. Using the links below (or links through the Oakley Park website) you can access the most up to date menus.
Oakley Park School Times
Drop off begins: 7:55 AM
First Bell: 8:00 AM (Owl Drop off and walkers may enter the building)
Second Bell: 8:02 AM (buses release students)
Late Bell: 8:05 AM
Dismissal: 3:10 PM
Karen Clark, Principals Secretary
Kim Waling, Building Secretary