News and events
March 3, 2023
A message from the principal
Oxbow Creek Families,
Let's hope March brings us warmer weather! I'm definitely ready to put cold winter days behind me; I'm looking forward to spring.
We are focusing on cooperation during the month of March. We define cooperation as working together to meet shared goals or working together and helping others. Whether you are staying home or traveling, spring break is a great time to focus on cooperation. Adults can show children the importance of cooperation by highlighting how life and even big tasks are more manageable with the help of others. Here are a few suggestions to make cooperation an even bigger focus at home:
- Celebrate all the ways you have seen each other practice cooperation.
- Ask for help and then highlight how much easier it is to accomplish a task when you work together as a family.
- When children are struggling to get along, instead of taking a break from one another, encourage them to sit and listen to each other. Practice whole body listening.
I'd love to hear stories about how you use cooperation at home!
Mrs. Monson - Oxbow Creek Principal
Online Silent Auction to benefit Oxbow Creek:
Family Fun Night is back and so is the Silent Auction. We greatly appreciate any new item(s) that you can donate. Your contributions are 100% tax-deductible. Each classroom will select their own "theme." Flyers will be sent home in student backpacks the week of March 21st. Donated items must be brought to school by Friday, March 31st.
We would love to highlight your family business in our silent auction. Contact Mara Niedermayer at email@example.com or 651-431-0195 for more information. More information will be shared in our April E-Newsletter as well!
Oxbow Creek Elementary presents…
A STEM Experience
(Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
☆ Tuesday, March 28th ☆
Grab your sleeveless dress shirts, dust off those polyvinyl pocket protectors & get your "going out" lab coat pressed. Please keep Tuesday, March 28th open for a fun and exciting evening of live experiments, STEM speakers, and demonstration. We look forward to welcoming you back into the building for this in-person event! Stay tuned for more information.
Anoka- Hennepin Pre-school Opportunities
Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool Opportunity
Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool offers preschool classes (for ages 3 and 4), which introduce children to the school experience and prepare them for kindergarten. The preschool curriculum is age-appropriate and closely aligned with the Anoka-Hennepin School District kindergarten curriculum. Licensed teachers monitor child progress and development throughout the school year. Some preschool options are free and include a meal and transportation. Visit www.ahschools.us/preschool to learn more or view the current preschool registration brochure online.
We love our volunteers at Oxbow Creek!
Filling out these forms is the best way to hear about all the fun ways to volunteer at school! Fill out your volunteer forms before signing up for any of the volunteer opportunities listed below.
Arts & Academics Expo and Book Fair Volunteers - THANK YOU for your amazing support of these two incredible events at Oxbow. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Spring Picture Day: On March 28th, class pictures are being taken for the yearbook. If you would like to help direct students and assist the photographers please look for the sign up soon!
Family Fun Night (FFN): This “carnival” type event is scheduled for Thursday, April 27th from 6-8:30pm. In the past, the event has included games, food trucks, face painters, raffles and many other fun activities. Please consider getting involved because without a team of amazing Oxbow volunteers, Family Fun Night is not possible. Please email me with questions or to join the committee!
Fundraiser: Would you be interested in being on a sub committee for the fall Fun Run fundraiser? Please let me know if you are interested in decorating, providing support on a day to day basis for fundraiser prize handouts, hallway mural updates, etc.
Yearbook Committee: If you would be interested in being on the yearbook committee for the school year 2022-2023 please email me!
Yearbook: Please share photos you have taken with the yearbook staff! Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include any information available such as grade, classroom and event.
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Oxbow Creek Elementary
Items to Note
- We are committed to helping families in need of assistance with food, clothing, household items and some basic services. Please contact Oxbow Creek's Social Workers if your family is in need. All communication is confidential.
Ann Parisian (Grades 1, 4, 5) 763-506-3825 or email@example.com
Gina Newlander (Grades K, 2, 3) 763-506-8384 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 9 - END OF TRIMESTER 2
Tuesday, March 28 - STEM EXPERIENCE
Tuesday, March 28 - LIFETOUCH Picture day (individual and class photos)