Updates from Mrs. Froning

March 20, 2022

The purpose of the Oakley Park learning community is to ensure social- emotional development for all students so they can reach their full academic and personal potential.

24 Hr Attendance Line: 248-956-4190

Oakley Park School Times

Drop off: 8:50 AM

First Bell: 8:55 AM

Tardy Bell: 9:00 AM
Dismissal: 4:00 PM
1/2 Day Dismissal: 12:25 PM

Staggered Dismssal times:

3:45 pm begin calling Owl Pick Up numbers & Student sign out

3:56 pm Walkers & Prime time and first of three bus numbers

3:58 pm continue calling bus numbers and student names

4:07 Buses depart from Oakley Park

*Owl Pick Up numbers and student names will continue to be called throughout the dismissal period.

Oakley Park "Bell Times" for the 2022-2023 School Year

Oakley Park will continue with the same "bell times" for the 2022- 2023 school year.

Drop off: 8:50 AM

First Bell: 8:55 AM

Tardy Bell: 9:00 AM
Dismissal: 4:00 PM
1/2 Day Dismissal: 12:25 PM

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Junior Kindergarten Update

The Junior Kindergarten interested survey is now closed. All families who completed a survey will hear from the district in the next week.

If your child's birthday is between June 1- December 1, you will receive a follow-up survey to help with the selection process.

If your child's birthdate is after December 1st, your child is not eligible based on Michigan Department of Education guidelines. We encourage you to explore the amazing Pre-school opportunities offered by WLCSD. WLCSD Preschool Website

Girls on the Run at Oakley Park

We are so excited to share the news that we will have a Spring Girls on the Run. We so grateful to Mrs. Grinnell and Mrs. Fegely for their willingness to coach, making our team possible. An email was sent to all 4th & 5th grade families with details and the registration link!
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Oakley Park earn Michigan Green School Status AGAIN!

Michigan Green Schools is a non-profit 501(c)3 agency dedicated to assisting all Michigan schools – public and private – achieve environmental goals which include protecting the air, land, water and animals of our state along with world outreach through good ecological practices and the teaching of educational stewardship of students pre-kindergarten through senior high school.

Michigan Green Schools began as an idea from students and teachers of Hartland Consolidated School District in the fall of 2005. It was determined that the best way to help Michigan achieve environmental goals through its schools was to formulate 20 points of educational environmental activities. It was further decided that if any school in Michigan achieved ten of these points within an academic year, it could achieve official Michigan Green School status.
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While we always celebrate READING at Oakley Park, we are looking forward to engaging in some additional special activities as March is officially known as "Reading Month"! Classrooms/grade levels will be highlighting authors and generas while encouraging lots of reading in school and at home (among other things)! All grades/classrooms will celebrate Fun Fridays as follows:

Friday: March 25

  • Read in the Glow-Bring a flashlight to school and read with the lights off

Student Council News

The Oakley Park Student Council is currently collecting donations of new packages of boys and girls socks and underwear for the HAVEN shelter of Oakland County. They are in need of all sizes - from toddlers to teens. Collection boxes are located throughout the school. The deadline for all donations is Tuesday, March 22nd! Thank you for your support for this project. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Pace or Mr. Bernstein.

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Calling all Dads, Step-dads, Granddads, Uncles, and other father-figures/male adult role models!

Join our WATCH D.O.G.S Team!

What is WATCH D.O.G.S?

  • WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering. The group was created in 1988 and today there are 6,450 active WATCH D.O.G.S. schools nationally.

Why implement Watch D.O.G.S at Oakley Park?

  • To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

  • To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and support students with conflict resolution.

  • Support school community relationships.

What is expected of a WATCH D.O.G.?

  • Support on the playground

  • Guide conflict resolution

  • Safety-reporting all injuries/concerns to playground staff

  • Encourage students to be active, play games, and be involved!

  • Support in the parking lot during dismissal

    • Helpful guide the traffic flow

    • Ensure the safety of students and families

  • Confidentiality in regards to all interactions with students and staff

What is the time commitment of a WATCH D.O.G?

  • We welcome our D.O.G.S based on what works best for their schedules! We use a SignUp Genius for scheduling so you can sign up for the date(s) that work best for your schedule. There is no required number of times…you could volunteer once a month, once a week or once between now and June!

Below are two documents that need to be completed (sign and return to school) to officially get started as a volunteer. Once these forms have been received, you will be set a link to the Sign-Up Genius WATCH D.O.G. site.

Thank you so much for your interest in the program and for supporting our Owls! We are excited to welcome you to the playground and/or parking lot!

WLCSD Math Course Skipping Information

Dear Families,

Our current math standards are more rigorous and demanding than ever. Students are expected to develop a deep understanding of concepts leading to fluency with facts and procedures, and the ability to clearly communicate their mathematical thinking. Further, students must pass a demanding sequence of high school math courses in order to meet graduation requirements. In response to the increased expectations for all students, we have adjusted the content focus and instructional approaches in all of our math courses.

Because of the higher standards and to ensure student success at all points of their mathematical education, we are using the procedures described in the document linked below to accelerate students. In order to skip a course in the math sequence, students must demonstrate proficiency in the content and skills of the course they are attempting to skip.

The process and procedures described in the document linked below apply to all students currently in grades 2 through 7. Students attempting to test-out of high school courses will use the existing process described on the district website. Parents of students in kindergarten or first grade who have indications their child is possibly ready to skip a year of Mathematics should contact their building principal.

If you have questions after reviewing the process, please contact your building principal or me.

Thank you for your partnership in education.


Ellen McDonald

Math/Science Coordinator



Overview of Math Course-Skipping Process (Click link below)

Math Course Skipping Test Registration Form

Deadline for registration is Friday, March 25th.

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2022-23 PTA positions

We are looking for parents who want to get more involved with their child’s elementary experience to join the PTA in a leadership role. There are a variety of options open, please take a look at OakleyParkPTA.com/positions

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2021-2022 Student Voluntary Accident Insurance

Other Helpful Links:

Download/Save/Print the 2022-23 WLCSD school year calendar at the following link: https://wlcsd.org/downloads/district_calendars/wlcsd_2022-23_calendar.pdf

Contact Information

Kristin Froning, Principal

Karen Clark, Principals Secretary

Kim Waling, Building Secretary

Main Office: 248-956-4100

Attendance Line: 248-956-4190

Prime Time Care: 248-956-4199