Family Focus

April 17th Edition

Newsletter Translations

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Ronald McDonald Wishlist Drive- April 19th-29th

Oak Ridge will be working with Mia Robinson, a Stagg student and Oak Ridge alumni, to have a Ronald McDonald Wishlist Drive. Click here are the details.




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5th Grade Parents Only

6th grade school physical and dental packets were sent home. Please return all forms to Oak Ridge School by May 26th. Please make sure everything is filled out on all the forms. Unfortunately, incomplete forms will not be accepted.

Student Council Newsletter

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Student Council Monthly Craft

At the end of each month participants will be placed in a drawing for a prize. It is that easy. Who knows, the winner could be YOU!

Here is the link to the April Craft- coming soon!

PTA Updates/Events

Our PTA is having an amazing year, and the fun isn't over yet!

The book fair is right around the corner: April 25th-29th. There will be a family night that Thursday. Forms went home last week for volunteers. The fair can not run without your help. If you’re available at all- please email Heather or send the form back with your student.

Thank You!

Here are some more upcoming events. (more details for each will be sent home closer to the event) Please save the dates!!

April 25th-29th- Spring Book Fair!

April 28th- Family Night

Flyers went home for volunteers for the book fair, as well as board positions for next years PTA. Please send those back or send us an email if you want to get involved!”

Become a Member! Support our students by volunteering for one of the various PTA committees. Contact Heather VanderMolen at

  • General Membership

  • Board Members

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Upcoming Dates

Monday, April 18th

No School- Easter Monday

Tuesday, April 19th

Board of Education Meeting


Wednesday, April 20th

Student Council Spirit Day: Subject Day- (Career Day)

Wednesday, April 27th

Student Council Spirit Day: Subject Day- (80's Day)

See the Oak Ridge Calendar for additional events

5th Grade Band Schedule

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Stay Connected

North Palos School District 117 and Oak Ridge School utilize our SchoolMessenger system to provide families with information, notifications, and reminders via email, phone calls, and text messaging. This includes regular communication, as well as emergency and school closing information.

In order to receive text messages from NPD117 and Oak Ridge School, you need to subscribe or opt-in to receive text messages. To do so, TEXT “Y” to 67587. Once the mobile number has been successfully subscribed, a confirmation message will be delivered to your cell phone. If you are NOT sure you have opted-in to our text messaging service, please follow the directions above. If you have more than one student in the district, you only have to do this once - as you will receive any information that applies to all of your students.

If your phone is already set up for this, you will simply get a message to confirm that you will continue to receive messages by going through this process.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you and/or your child by contacting your child's teacher or by calling the main office at 708-598-5713.

Kevin Buscemi, principal

Jennifer Stefan, assistant principal

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Oak Ridge Elementary School

Oak Ridge has about 650 students in grades 2nd through 5th.