Oakwood PTO

October 2018

A Message from Mr. Symank


Fall is officially upon us and we could not be enjoying the beautiful weather more. We wish we could spread the rain out a little, but we love the cooler temperatures. Our students have settled into their routines and everyone seems to be doing very well. A lot of great things are happening at Oakwood and we are thrilled to have your students with us this year.


Our first six weeks ended last Friday, and your students will be bringing home their first report cards for the year on Wednesday. Please be sure to ask for them when they arrive home on Wednesday Evening. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact their team and set up a parent conference. You can find the email addresses for our teachers here.


As a reminder, parents can access their students’ grades at any time during the six weeks. This can be done through the Home Access Center or HAC. Click here for more information.


We are very excited about our Fall Festival that will be held on Thursday, October 25 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM. Our teachers are already preparing for this fantastic event and we really hope to see everyone there. We will have several new activities and the dunking booth will be back as well. This is also a perfect opportunity to attend our book fair. We will also be celebrating Oakwood’s 40th Birthday at this event. If you attended school at Oakwood and have pictures you would like to share for our OW History Display, please send me an email directly.


Game Day Parking at Oakwood has been a huge success. We hope that the Aggies continue to win so that we can take full advantage of our proximity to the stadium. All proceeds from GDP go directly to our PTO, and therefore, Oakwood Intermediate. Game Day Parking allows us the opportunity to forego any other fundraisers during the year, so please remind your friends and family to park at Oakwood on game day.


Please make two notes on your calendar. This Wednesday, October 3, will be Fall picture day. Next Monday, October 8, is a student holiday. Thank you again for the opportunity to work with your amazing children. We’re off to a great start and look forward to the month ahead.



Sincerely,

Josh Symank

Principal - Oakwood

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Parents and Teachers are Loving Schoology.

Schoology is a fast way to keep up!


Learn more about Schoology at under "Academics" on the Parent's Info tab at CSISD.org's website

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Fall Picture Day

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 8am

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

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Are you ready for some football?

Oakwood's most valued fundraising comes from TAMU Game Day parking. Please help spread the word that Oakwood offers safe and convenient parking just down George Bush Drive for a $20 donation. 100% of proceeds benefit the student group or department volunteering and the PTO. Please stay tuned from staff or PTO members in need of volunteers. Thanks to all who help out this fall!


Share our Facebook page with event details about each game. The page is called "TAMU Game Day Parking at Oakwood" or follow the link:


https://www.facebook.com/TAMU-Game-Day-Parking-at-Oakwood-1283126595045230/

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Oakwood Day at Freddy's

Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 5-8pm

913 William D. Fitch Parkway

College Station, TX

Please join us the William Fitch location from 5-8PM. Oakwood receives 30% of the total sales. (You must tell the cashier: "I am from Oakwood Intermediate School.")

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Do You Know the Volunteering Two Step?

We'd love to have your help at Oakwood! Whether it is bringing an item to share at a teacher appreciation event, volunteering a shift during book fair or assisting staff, Oakwood needs you!



Step 1:

Help us to know what volunteering opportunities you would like to be kept informed of this year by filling out this google form below or picking up a volunteer interest form in the front office.


Step 2:

Register with CSISD to be a volunteer here if you'd like to help at the school during school hours.

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SAVE THE DATE - Fall Fest (and Book Fair) is coming up on Oct 25!

Fall Fest is a fun family night of

*FREE teacher led games and activities
*educational demonstrations from TAMU STEM, Bricks4Kids & AMCMS Robotics
*listening to our band & orchestra perform
*book fair

*bounce houses & dunk booth with Mr. Symank
*great food options
* and an even better silent auction!!

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Keep up with Oakwood PTO with texts and on Facebook

We are hoping to go more paperless in our communications. If it's important, we'll text you if you've signed up for remind with the PTO. See the picture below for how to receive texts through remind.com. We only send texts during polite hours.


We share even more info for parents through Facebook for the school here and for the PTO here. It is encouraged that parents toggle on "Get Notifications" on the top of our pages. Otherwise, many posts will not be included in your news feed without being boosted with an ad buy.

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Upcoming Dates

Fall Picture Day

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 8am

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

Student Holiday

Monday, Oct. 8th, 8am

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

PTO Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 12pm

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

Please join us in the Oakwood Lecture Hall for our monthly meeting to discuss how we can support Oakwood.

Oakwood Day at Freddy's

Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 5-8pm

913 William D. Fitch Parkway

College Station, TX

Please join us the William Fitch location from 5-8PM. Oakwood receives 30% of the total sales. (You must tell the cashier: "I am from Oakwood Intermediate School.")

Save the dates-Book Fair & Fall Fest Night!

Monday, Oct. 22nd, 8am to Friday, Oct. 26th, 1pm

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

We can't wait!


October 22nd - 26th - Book Fair is open for sales

October 25th - Fall Fest Night/Book Fair open for sales