Updates from Mrs. Froning
October 31, 2021
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.
Have a fun and safe night!
Tuesday, November 2nd Election Day
24 Hr Attendance Line: 248-956-4190
Canned Food College Football Challenge-Continues!
Cold Weather Clothing Reminder
- 40-50 degrees - Recommended
- 39 degrees and below – Required
- 40-50 degrees - Recommended
- 39 degrees and below- Required
- Boots and Snow Pants: REQUIRED if there is slush or snow (or mud)
● If your family needs financial assistance purchasing these items, please contact Mrs. Froning or your child's teacher. We are happy to help!
● Please label all clothing with your child’s name.
Parent/Teacher Conference Information
Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, December 9th. This will be an adjusted 1/2 day for students: Dismissal will be at 11:25 am. Conferences will be held from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Parents/Caregivers will sign up using the Online Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up in Family Access. All conferences will be virtual (using Zoom).
In addition to your child’s classroom teacher, you may also choose to meet with our FAPES teachers: PE, Music, and Art. These teachers will have "drop in" Zoom times, we encourage you meet with these staff members if you have concerns, would like more information, or want to connect with our wonderful FAPES staff.
Conference Sign Up will open in Family Access at 7:00 am, November 17th.
THANK YOU Owl families for another outstanding raffle and Boo Bash! Despite many challenges along the way, we had a very successful and FUN event on Friday. We are grateful to everyone who helped to make it a safe night for all involved and special thanks to everyone who volunteered - we could not do it without you!
As we revealed at the Boo Bash, we hit an all-time high with our fundraising, which is simply amazing! That money will be put to good use directly affecting all students at Oakley Park throughout the year. We also had 82% of the student body participate in selling raffle tickets, so thank you again for the support at home!
The PTA fundraising is done for the year, but there is still a lot going on at the school! Join us for our first in-person PTA meeting in almost 2 years this Monday, NOVEMBER 1 at 7:00 in the OPE Media Center. We will also attempt to zoom the meeting for those unable to attend in person. More info will be sent out via email on Monday, or you can check it out at OakleyParkPTA.com/meetings
We will have some quick PTA business and hear from Mrs. Froning on a new approach to support the social/emotional need of our school community called RULER.
- Jessica Maurer, OPE PTA President
The updated school directory is here!
On Thursday, 10/21, you should have received an email from Directory Spot with a link to the directory.
If you are a member of the PTA and did not receive the email, please check your spam folder.
You can also access the directory by going to https://www.directoryspot.net and click “Login” and then “Reset Password”. Your username is your email address.
If you are not a member of the PTA and would like to be - You can join by clicking the below link.
Your membership provides funds that support academic activities, school field trips, school supplies and so much more!
You must join the PTA in order to access the school directory.
Therapy Dog Information
We continue to welcome donations from families and we would love to partner with local businesses too. Businesses/families who donate $1000 will have their name/logo on our dogs working vest! A donation of $4500 earn the donor the opportunity to name our dog! All donations will be tax deductible and we will provide a letter for your tax filing purposed. We will be planning some fun ways the kids can help fundraise too!
Donations can be made by check: payable to WLCSD.
Here is the information needed if you'd like to make a donation using the Walled Lake eFunds system.
1. Log into Family Access to get to Efunds.
2. Click on “fee management”
3. then “Make a payment” – which will takes you to the Efunds site. You will create or sign into your Efunds account.
4. “Optional Fees” is on the menu to the left of the screen. (see below)
From there, you should see the option for the therapy dog donation payment item. They simply click on that, enter the amount you wish to donate and proceed to checkout.
You can also get to Efunds through the district website – wlcsd.org and you will see “Online Payments” under the “Parents” Tab. Here you select, “visit the Efunds website to make a payment”. You will then log into your Efunds account and proceed from there.
Here is the direct link to Efunds:
Breakfast & Lunch Information
If a student tests positive for COVID, they will be isolated for a minimum of 10 calendar days based on the recommendations from the OCHD. All families in that classroom will receive a letter regarding the positive case. The letter also reminds recipients to monitor their child's health closely and if he/she begins experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, stay home, consult your medical provider and get tested for COVID-19.
Daily Health Checks
- Headache Sore throat
- Runny Nose
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle of Body Aches
- New loss of smell or taste
If your child has any of these symptoms, please err on the side of caution and keep them home until their symptoms subside. We appreciate your partnership as we continue to work together to keep our community healthy and safe! Health and Safe!
UPDATED: Mask Reminder
Meanwhile, this update is also reflected in our FAQs, available to all parents.
Due to this OCHD mandate, the following protocols are required:
- Masks are required in all of our schools and facilities.
- Masks are required on our buses.
- Masks are not required outside (ex. recess).
- Masks are not required while eating or drinking.
- Mask Breaks: Please note that teachers will take their classes outside for periodic mask breaks throughout the school day.
Water Bottles: Please remember to send your child to school with a reusable, plastic water bottle. Our drinking fountains are closed. Refilling stations are still open.
2021-2022 Student Voluntary Accident Insurance
Staggered Dimssal times:
3:56 pm Walkers & Prime time and first of three bus numbers
3:57 pm begin calling student names (based on parent sign out)
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.
Karen Clark, Principals Secretary
Kim Waling, Building Secretary
Main Office: 248-956-4100
Attendance Line: 248-956-4190
Prime Time Care: 248-956-4199