Oakwood PTO

March 2019

A Message from Mr. Symank

I hope that everyone is doing well and looking forward to our upcoming Spring Break. It seems like the first half of this semester has flown past, and it won’t be long until we’re discussing plans for the end of the year. Hopefully, our weather over the break will be a little dryer and much warmer than it has been recently, and our students can spend some quality time outside.

Our picture day for the Spring Semester will be Tuesday, March 26. For our 6th grade students, these pictures will be on their ID Badges for next year at the middle school level.

With the cooler temperatures in the morning giving way to the warmer weather in the afternoon, our lost and found has grown exponentially in the last few weeks. This week, on Thursday and Friday, we will set out all the clothes on tables during lunch for students to look through. Whatever is left at the end of the week will be donated. Please encourage your students to check for anything they may have misplaced.

A lot is taking place this March, and I have listed some dates below that you may want to note on your calendars.

Spring Break: March 12 – March 16

Spring Picture Day: March 26

As always, thank you for the opportunity to work with your amazing children.


Josh Symank

Principal - Oakwood

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Catch a Glimpse of Daily Oakwood Life

Daily announcements to Oakwood students feature upcoming fun for many student interests. Find them on the new ow.csisd.org website under the news tab.
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The "Aloha Spring" Book Fair was a great success!

Overall the fair raised over $2700! The families that attended Tuesday evening's event enjoyed leisurely shopping, good food and great company. They bought some great books totaling over $400!

Because of the generosity of parents, students and teachers the library was able to provide almost $1000 worth of books, mostly to teachers classrooms and some to the library. And, now that the book fair is over, we still have over $1400 in scholastic dollars available for the librarian to spend on even more books for the library, teachers and students.

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Please consider serving with next year's Oakwood PTO

Our PTO is in need of these volunteers:

Secretary-record minutes at monthly meetings

Aggie Game Day Parking-coordinate groups and logistics for Aggie game days. You will not be needed at each game.

T-shirts-Work with Mr. Symank on the design, recruit sponsorhips and organize shirts for schedule pick up.

Staff Appreciation-Helps with lunches/breakfasts/birthdays. Approx. once a month

Food Drive+Box Tops-Collect and ship box tops biannually. Organize a theme for the food drive to get the kids excited to donate.

Spirit Nights-Schedule 3 to 3 events per semester at local restaurants

Fall Fest Silent Auction Coordinator

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Let's Go Nuts with Donuts for our Staff!

Please help us with providing donuts, kolaches, fruit, and beverages for our AWESOME staff and teachers on Friday, March 8th because truly we "donut know" what we would do without them! We will have volunteers standing out early in carpool lane that moring to collect items. Please drop off your items between 7:30-7:45am so we can get breakfast all set up before our hardworking staff begins their busy day. Thank you for your generous support and donations. If you can help, please sign up at:


Jump/Hoops for Heart was great! Thanks everyone!

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Upcoming Dates

A Night at the Big Top!

Thursday, March 7th, 7-8:45pm

1801 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South

College Station, TX

Come enjoy performances by 5th and 6th grade orchestras at 7, 7:30 & 8PM. Between performances in the high school auditorium, guests are encouraged to enjoy $2 cotton candy and Poloroid Pictures!

Student Holiday

Monday, March 11th, 8am to Friday, March 15th, 4pm

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

PTO Meeting

Wednesday, March 20th, 12pm

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

Spring Picture Day

Tuesday, March 26th, 8am

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

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Keep up with Oakwood PTO with texts and on Facebook

We are hoping to go more paperless in our communications. If it's important, we'll text you if you've signed up for remind with the PTO. See the picture below for how to receive texts through remind.com. We only send texts during polite hours.

We share even more info for parents through Facebook for the school here and for the PTO here. It is encouraged that parents toggle on "Get Notifications" on the top of our pages. Otherwise, many posts will not be included in your news feed without being boosted with an ad buy.

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