Oak Ridge Family Focus

November 3rd Edition

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who helped and participated in our parade, classroom festivities, and Boo Bash last week. Our students and families had a great time thanks to our Oak Ridge family. When we say "Oak Ridge," we mean our students, staff, families, and community. Together, we make Oak Ridge a great place to learn and grow. So thank you for making Oak Ridge such a special place in our community.

Online Report Cards & Conferences

Last Friday, all families in the district were sent the following message regarding report cards being available online as well as signing up for parent teacher conferences through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you need any additional help, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher or the main office at 708-598-5713.

Good Afternoon,

This is North Palos School District 117 reaching out to inform you that first-quarter report cards are now available for you to access in PowerSchool Parent Access. The link to sign into Parent Access is https://powerschool.npd117.net/public/. The instructions for how to open the report card can be found here.

If you have not yet set up a PowerSchool Parent Access account, please follow these directions to do so. Please note that you will need an "Access ID and Access Password" for each of your students. If you do not have this information, please contact your student's school office to retrieve it.

Please visit the Report Card page of the Teaching and Learning website for more information.

Please see translation: Arabic, Spanish, Polish

To sign up for parent-teacher conferences, please see here.

Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee Event - This Tuesday

On Tuesday, November 5th, representatives from Moraine Valley Community College will be at the Dr. Ken Geraghty Administration Center (District Office) from 12-1pm. They will be providing information about free classes for parents of English Learners.

Please see the flyers for detailed information:

English flyer

Spanish flyer

Arabic flyer

Polish flyer

Have a wonderful week, and go Mustangs!

Kevin Buscemi, principal

Jennifer Stefan, assistant principal

Snapshots From Last Week

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Disability and Health Awareness

Focus for November


This Week's Breakfast Menu

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This Week's Lunch Menu

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Events This Week

Monday, November 4th

2nd/3rd grade Learning Links: Art (3:00-4:00pm)

3rd grade Learning Links: Challenger Mission (3:00-4:00pm)

4th/5th grade Learning Links: Digital Arts (3:00-4:00pm)

ASSETs (3:00-4:00pm)

Tuesday, November 5th

2nd grade Learning Links: Digital Discoveries (3:00-4:00pm)

3rd grade Soccer (7:30-8:15am)

4th/5th grade Learning Links: Intro to Coding (3:00-4:00pm)

ASSETs (3:00-4:00pm)

Wednesday, November 6th

2nd grade Soccer (7:30-8:15am)

Early Dismissal at 1:30pm (Team Day)

No After School Activities

Thursday, November 7th

ASSETs (3:00-4:00pm)

PTA Meeting in the Media Center (6pm)

Friday, November 8th

No After School Activities

Upcoming Dates

Monday, November 11th

No School (Veterans Day)

Friday, November 15th

Free Popcorn Day

Monday, November 25th

Early Dismissal at 1:30pm

Parent-Teacher Conferences (2:00-8:00pm)

Tuesday, November 26th

No School

Parent-Teacher Conferences (9-12pm)

November 27th-December 1st

No School (Thanksgiving Break)

Wednesday, December 4th

Early Dismissal at 1:30pm (Team Day)

Thursday, December 5th

PTA Meeting in the Media Center (6pm)

Friday, December 20th

End of Quarter 2

December 21-January 5th

No School (Winter Break)

Monday, January 6th

No School (Teacher Institute Day)

Tuesday, January 7th

Students Return to School

See the Oak Ridge calendar for additional events

Oak Ridge Elementary School

Our school has about 700 students in grades 2nd through 5th.

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