Key Elementary

Weekly Family News | December 12, 2021

Our holiday spirit week begins on Monday with our Ugly Christmas Sweater or Favorite Holiday Shirt Day! Click the "December to Remember" Calendar for our full week of holiday spirit! Happy Holidays from the Key Staff!

Vocal Winter Concert

We're excited to bring our vocal winter concert back this year! Ms. Fuji (our Vocal Teacher) and the children have been hard at work perfecting their songs! Our concert will be on Thursday, December 16th. Due to COVID-19, we will not have a live audience. However, you will be able to check out our children via YouTube. More details are forthcoming!

School Culture ~ Great Things at Key!

Check out some of the great things happening at Key Elementary!
  1. Our fall Scholastic Book Fair was so exciting! Thank you to all of our students/families and staff members who made a purchase. Key Elementary bought more than $4500 worth of merchandise! Our staff members earned "Scholastic Bucks" that allowed them to get free books for our classrooms! Shout out to Ms. Tienda (4th Grade Teacher), Ms. Rhodes (Library/Media Arts Teacher), and Ms. McCoy (Library/Media Arts Para) for organizing, and to all of our staff members who supported by volunteering!
  2. Last week, we celebrated our "Week of Gratitude". Friday was "Smile at Everyone Day". As India.Arie says..."It doesn't cost a thing to smile." Pictured below are Danielle D. & Jennessy L., both in 4th grade, who took time to smile at everyone!
  3. Check out Mrs. Pace's 3rd Graders' writing pieces in our hallway. Students wrote about what they would do if they lived in snow globe!
  4. Look at Miss Dear's Kindergarten babies practice following directions using a song! It also helped them to get some wiggles out during learning time on the carpet!
  5. This is also Miss Dear's Kindergarten babies practicing their letter sounds (phonemes) and spelling simple 3-letter (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant-->CVC) words!
  6. Congratulations to Kassidi D. (5th Grader) who won her basketball league game over the weekend!
Reminder: Our holiday break is December 20-31. School resumes on Monday, January 3, 2022! Happy New Year!

Please continue to be safe by wearing your masks, socially distancing, and limiting your outside activities.

Parent Info: Accessing Computer Network

Click here to see how to access the Oak Park network on your child's school-issued Chromebook.

Parent Survey ~ How to Spend Our Money

Oak Park Schools is applying to receive ESSER funds to address learning recovery and the impact of COVID-19. These funds are designated for one-time or short-term expenditures to address the ongoing impact of the pandemic.

Journey to Healing

If you, or someone you know, is struggling with healing from losing a loved one, Journey to Healing provides support for children/adults/families that have faced any traumatic experiences. They offer offer a wide range of treatments and services that support youth and adults.

They have free parent support groups and an emergency crisis helpline.

  1. *FREE* Parent Support Group every 3rd Wednesday (5:30-6:30pm) via Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting: -- Meeting ID: 649 773 6518
  2. *FREE* Children Emotional Healing & Grief Support, every 3rd Tuesday (4:30-5:30pm) via Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting: -- Meeting ID: 649 773 6518
  3. *FREE* Adult Emotional Healing & Grief Support, every 3rd Tuesday (5:30-6:30pm). Join Zoom Meeting: -- Meeting ID: 649 773 6518

Join our Key Family Remind

You can contact Mrs. Murphy (Principal) directly!

Stay informed about what is happening in our schoolhouse! Join our Key Family Remind today! Text @keyfami to 81010.

*Your child's teacher(s) may also have their own Remind for their class.

Addressing Parent Concerns

OPS Communication Protocol

Please click the button to find our district's communication protocol. This provides info for parents to know who to call and when, if an issue arises.

Elementary Lunch Menu

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2021-2022 School District Calendar

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Parent Quick Links

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