Oak Ridge Family Focus

September 15th Edition

Parent Teacher Association (PTA) - First Meeting

We held our first meeting of the year on Thursday at 6pm in the Oak Ridge Media Center. Some highlights from our meeting:


  • Looking for Oak Ridge spiritwear? Fill out this form and return with your check to school. You can also order online here. Orders due by Friday, September 27th.
  • Popcorn days will be free every other month this year. The next one will be in November.
  • The Boo Bash will be Friday, November 1st from 6:00-8:30pm at Oak Ridge.
  • Due to allergies, no food will be served at the Halloween and Winter classroom parties.
  • Easily sign up to get push notifications to your phone for updates and reminders from the PTA.
  • Please join the PTA for only $5. The money goes toward events for our students throughout the year. Fill out this form and return to school.
  • Our next meeting will be Thursday, October 3rd at 6pm in the Media Center at Oak Ridge. We hope to see you there!


Start with Hello Week

The week of September 23rd-27th, Oak Ridge will be joining schools from across the United States to participate in Start with Hello Week. This week brings awareness to social isolation and how we can prevent it. Our hope is that our students will learn how they can help others feel included and make a difference in the world.


Each day that week, we will have different themes and students are encouraged to participate. Please see here for more information.


Right To Know Letter

In accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), school districts who receive Title I funds to support students’ academic success are required to notify families they have the right to request, and receive in a timely manner, information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers. Please see our letter for more information.



We hope you have a wonderful week, and please do not hesitate to contact any one of our staff members if you need anything!



Kevin Buscemi, principal

Jennifer Stefan, assistant principal

Snapshots From Last Week

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This Week's Breakfast Menu

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This Week's Lunch Menu

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Upcoming Dates

September 23rd-27th

Start with Hello Week


Wednesday, October 2nd

Early Dismissal at 1:30pm (Team Day)


Thursday, October 3rd

PTA Meeting at 6pm (Oak Ridge Media Center)


Monday, October 14th

No School (Columbus Day)


Tuesday, October 15th

First Day of ASSETs


Wednesday, October 16th

Picture Retake Day


Friday, October 18th

End of Quarter 1


Friday, November 1st

Quarter 1 Report Cards Available Online

Boo Bash at Oak Ridge (6:00-8:30pm)


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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