Everybody, every day, whatever it takes! November edition
The Eagles have had a busy and fun filled October! The focus in the classrooms continues to be on ELA and Math. Teachers have been working hard to dig into the new ELA adopted curriculum and get students working hard reading text and writing about text. Teachers have had the support of district resource teachers supporting them with questions and concerns. Math has also been a focus area. Teachers are ensuring students receive a 90 minute math block that incorporates Zearn (K-5)/i-Ready (6th) and explicit instruction. Science is also an area of focus for the Eagles. Teachers are working hard on vocabulary and using reading strategies during Science instruction. The goal for Oak Park is to show growth on the Reading and Math i-Ready November/December diagnostics.
The staff had a campus clean-up on October 23rd. Staff cleaned a lot of trash off the property, trimmed bushes, pulled weeds, cleaned some inside areas and mowed the field. It was hard work but a lot of fun! A new club has started in our after school program. Ms. Kaylee Faris is working with a group of students to keep our campus looking sharp! We appreciate her leadership and the hard work of the group! The Safety Patrols are also working to keep the students on target with a zero litter tolerance in the morning and afternoons. We appreciate them taking a leadership role on our endeavor to have a clean campus!
During the months of November and December, administration would like families to focus on reading with students at home. Primary students are asked to read with a family member 20 minutes a night. If you have an intermediate student, please ask them to read for 30 minutes a night. Administration has tasked Ms. Praver with ensuring students check-out books from the media center they want to read for pleasure and want to share with their families. We are asking families to mark off time every evening to read!
Finally, the Eagles have been working hard to earn PBIS points for following S.O.A.R. expectations. Thank you for the families who sent in candy for the October PBIS event for students. Students had a great time dressing up and collecting candy! Students are also working hard regulating their emotions with Zones of Regulations. We talk often about how we can move from color to color but always wanting to reach green (ready to learn). The staff askes families to talk colors and regulation at home.
Thank you for supporting Oak Park Elementary. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family and friends!
S.O.A.R. Expectations and Zones of Regulation
A Focus on Text and Writing!
Gobbler Grams on Sale during the Month of November!
- Gobbler Grams are messages students can purchase for 50 cents a piece to send to a friend or a staff member
- Students may write a message to the recipient
- The grams will be sold in the courtyard during breakfast
- Grams will be delivered daily to the recipients
- Each gram has a lollipop or a bendy pencil attached