Oakland Elementary School
Rockin' Through the School Year!
Hello Oakland Families,
Thank you so much for joining us this week for family conferences. We value your time and input as part of your child's educational team. As we close out this week prior to our fall break, we wanted to take a moment to tell you how thankful we are to have the privilege and opportunity to work with your children each day. We hope that you all have a wonderful week off next week and enjoy your family time together.
School will resume on Monday, November 29th, and we are looking forward to digging in for the remainder of this calendar year!
Rebecca Adams - Principal
Lindsay Burns - Assistant Principal
Food Drive Sponsored by Student Council
ROCK-CAN-ROLL FOOD DRIVE
running from December 1 - 15th. All donations will be given to Open Arms Mission. A friendly competition between classrooms will also be running. Please see the flyer below for more information.
Veterans Day Celebrations
To all of our Oakland Veterans - we thank you for your service!
Thank you all for turning in the stars that we received from our Oakland Veterans. They are proudly displayed (please see below) for all classes to see.
Family Reading Night
It is recommended that you put your child's name in their outerwear so it is easy to return items when they are left behind.
Diversity Club - 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders!
Mission: To promote awareness of all and to celebrate diverse cultures
Who: 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students (Max #: 25)
What: Our club's goal is to have fun through learning about cultures, celebrating our own, and connecting learning with literature and project-based learning.
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3:30 - 4:15
The club will begin on Nov. 30th - May 3rd
Advisors: Julie Higginbotham and Ivan Munoz
If your child is interested in joining, please check out this form:
The Boosters are so thankful for all the support and contributions from our Eagle community! We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!
We have one more Wednesday in November! The Ron and Pat's restaurant fundraiser has been one of our most profitable. Thank you to everyone who has enjoyed their yummy food and supported the Boosters. Thank you to our fundraising committee that continues to offer us a variety of food options.
During the week of December 5-11 we will have an opportunity to earn 10% back from purchases at Five Below. A paper flyer will be coming home via the backpack and the digital form will be posted on the Booster Facebook page and website. All who participate will need to have a printed fundraiser sheet for the purchase to count. What a great way to support the Boosters while finishing holiday shopping!
Thank you to all that supported our staff appreciation lunch in October by sending in food. We love showing our Oakland Eagle Staff how much we appreciate them each month.
🍕 Every Wednesday is November is Oakland night at Ron & Pats pizza shack
Used code EAGLES when ordering
💙 Nov 29th -> Booster Meeting
6:00pm in Oakland Library or via Zoom
Gordon Food Service is having supply chain issues and the menu is subject to change based on availability. A main menu is posted on the Food Service Page and on each school’s website. There is a weekly update on each school’s website every Friday to show what is on the menu for the following week.
November Lunch Menu:
Monday the 29th - Hot Dog
Tuesday the 30th - Round Cheese Pizza
Wednesday, Dec. 1 - Sunbutter + Grape Jelly Sandwich
Thursday, Dec. 2 - Chicken Tenders
Friday, Dec. 3-
K,1,2 - Meatloaf Burger
3,4,5 - Salisbury Steakburger
11/22 - 26 Fall Break: No School
11/29: Classes Resume
11/29: Boosters Meeting 6pm
12/3: Oakland Spirit Day
12/10: Oakland Spirit Day
12/13: Whoville: Dress up as a Who or Just Be a Grinch and dress in green
12/14: Polar Express Pajama Day - wear your PJs!
12/15: Festive or Ugliest Sweater
12/16: Winter Workshop: dress up like elves, reindeer, snowman, Santa, or a candy cane (wear brown, white, or red!)
12/17: Holiday Headwear and Socks
12/20 - 1/3: Winter Break
Tuesday, 1/4: Classes Resume
Information from our District Office
Teaching and Learning Department
Don’t just eat your food, play with it! Check out these six Thanksgiving science experiments that promote exploration and investigation.
In this video national author and literacy consultant Matt Glover shares that while reminding, telling, and correcting are fine, they're different than teaching.
Free, printable resources for teachers, parents, and students to better understand patience and learn skills to be patient with themselves and each other.
Student Services Department
With the holidays fast approaching, the IDPH has released the Holiday Season Safety Guidance: Holiday Guidance
With more students and staff now getting the vaccination, we wanted to share out post-vaccination considerations for when exclusions from school would apply: Post Vaccination Considerations
Covid-19 vaccines for 5-11 year-old at District 109
District 109 is hosting clinics for interested families to bring their 5-11 year-old children for the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, and they are opening up their open slots to neighboring communities.
To sign up for an appointment, please use this link. Please note, the second dose appointment (three weeks later) will be scheduled when the child receives their first dose. Second dose clinics will be held in the same location as the initial clinic--Shepard Middle School | 440 Grove Avenue, Deerfield, IL 60015.
November 22 - 1:30 - 7:30 PM
November 23 - 8:30 - 2:30 PM
November 29 - 3:30 - 7:30 PM
To locate a Covid-19 vaccine that is closer to your home, or for another age group, please access the Vaccines.gov website.
iPad Pictures and Videos
A large percent of pictures and videos on student iPads appear to be non-school related. Please encourage students to delete personal videos and pictures from their iPad on a regular basis. Then, delete them from the deleted folder to free up space on the device.