The Oxford Update

Oxford Elementary School

Oxford Elementary School Parking Lot

This is a friendly reminder that our parking lot is a one-way driveway. The traffic pattern has vehicles enter on the right-hand side if looking at the school from the road and exit on the left-hand side near the town office/post office side. School staff has witnessed many vehicles leaving the driveway the wrong way during dismissal which causes a huge safety concern. Please share this information with others that might pick up your student(s).

Picture Retake Day - Tuesday, November 19th

Not happy with your child's school picture? Was your child absent on picture day? Picture retake day will take place on Tuesday, November 19th. If you wish to have your child's photo redone, please contact the school at 539-4456 and let us know you would like them on the list for retakes. We have a list of students who were absent, so you do not need to call unless your child had their picture done and you want it retaken.
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Important Date: November 18th to 22nd

11/18 - Mrs. Lavertu's class to Robert's Farm; 5th grade G/T to Rowe

11/19 - Picture Retake Day

11/20 - Early Release Day, 2:00 PM dismissal

11/22 - First Trimester STARS Ticket Carnival; 6th grade G/T to Paris

Upcoming Dates:

11/27-11/29 - NO SCHOOL in observance of Thanksgiving

Finding Winnie By Lindsay Mattick

This week's picture book favorite comes from our Librarian, Mrs. Gray. Her favorite is called, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick.

In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war. Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey--from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England... And finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin.

Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!

FINDING WINNIE by Lindsay Mattick