Oakland Orbit - Family Edition
Dear Oakland Families,
Happy 2023! It was so wonderful to have our students back with us this week! We have a number of events coming up in the next couple of months, please be sure to check them out below.
As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 16th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. We will see our students back here on Tuesday, January 17th.
Please make sure that your child is coming to school ready for the cold weather! It is a good idea to put their name inside of coats, hats, and sweatshirts so that if they are found, they can be returned to them.
Have a wonderful long weekend!
Rebecca Adams - Principal
Lindsay Burns - Assistant Principal
Student Council’s January Events:
Open Arms Mission Food Drive
- When: Jan. 16- 27
We appreciate your support in spreading the word. This mission has stated that the greatest need currently is food items for children and then the other products listed on the poster. (See flyer below)
Great Kindness Challenge and Spirit Week
What is it? The GKC is a global campaign that promotes kindness, social-emotional health, and bullying prevention in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. Students are challenged to complete as many acts of kindness as possible.
- When: Jan. 23-27th
- Kindness Spirit Week – (See attached flyer below)
- Monday: “Blast off with Kindness”. Dress like an alien or astronaut
- Tuesday: “Powered by Kindness” – Favorite hero or superhero
- Wed. – “T-winning with Kindness” – twin, triplet, or quadruplet day
- Thurs. – “You Matter so Be You” – Wear something that represents YOU
- Fri. – Being Kind is “A Piece of Cake” – Dress like an Idiom Day
We hope that your family will join us on Wednesday, February 8th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm for an evening of Valentine Themed STEM challenges!!
We are still in need of some donations to help our evening be a success. If you are able to help support, we would appreciate any of the following items:
- gummy hearts
- colored copy paper
- conversation hearts
- clear tape
If you have any specific questions about the supplies needed or the evening, please reach out to one of our STEM teachers, Mrs. Ryan. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lake Villa Public Library
January and February Spirit Days
NWEA MAP Assessment
These tests are adaptive, meaning as your child selects an answer to a question, the next level of question is determined based upon the answer they give. This helps us to individually pinpoint the strengths of students and the areas that they could use additional support.
Your chid's teacher will let you know when their class is taking their assessments. Please make sure that your child gets a good night's rest the night before and a good breakfast in the morning. We are so excited to see how much our students have grown since the start of the year!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Jersey Mike’s restaurant days! It was a great success!
We also want to thank all of you for your monetary support. Due to your generosity, we were able to host a pasta and salad lunch from Rosati’s for the Oakland Staff. See our Facebook page for pictures!
Every act of support and bit of monetary support keeps our non-profit, volunteer-run organization alive. This allows us to support Oakland Elementary’s students and staff as best we can. Thank you again!
The Oakland Eagle Boosters have adopted a star for the students at Oakland Elementary School and presented it to them at the December student assembly. The star is named Oakland Aquila. Aquila means "Eagle" in Latin.
This is a very special treasure that will be theirs to enjoy for a lifetime!
Follow this link for the “star hopping” instructions to find the star in the sky!
JANUARY BOOSTER MEETING (PUBLIC)
Our January 24th Booster Meeting will now be *VIRTUAL ONLY* at 6:30pm.
See the Facebook event for the Zoom meeting instructions.
--3rd GRADE MUSIC CONCERT VIP PARKING & SEATING --
How would you like your chance to win 1 VIP parking spot AND front row seats (for up to 6 for immediate family members) to your 3rd grader’s music concert on Thursday, February 9th?
The Boosters are selling raffle tickets to become a 3rd Grade Music Concert VIP!
Tickets are on sale NOW on the Oakland Eagle Booster website!
Raffle tickets can be purchased as listed below:
$5 for 5 tickets
$10 for 12 tickets
$15 for 20 tickets
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Watch for VIP opportunities for all grade level concerts this school year!
WHY BE AN OAKLAND EAGLE BOOSTER?
Everyone - parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities - is invited to join our not-for-profit parent association.
The number one reason to join the Boosters is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school.
There is no better way to know what’s happening in your school.
Tap into a Network
Booster functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
Watch Yourself Grow
By volunteering with your Boosters, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause - your child and all children in the community.
Boosters can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local Boosters/PTAs/PTOs play an important role by supporting the goals of the district, school and individual classrooms.
Be a Role Model
By becoming a Booster member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
-- HERE’S WHAT’S COMING UP! –
Jan 16 NO SCHOOL – MLK Day
Jan 24 Public Booster Meeting – VIRTUAL ONLY
Feb 3 NO SCHOOL – Staff Inservice Day
Feb 9 3rd Grade Music Concert
Looking for full calendar to export? Find one on the school’s website and on the Booster’s website
Busy Schedule? Can’t make the events? Don’t want to sell items?
DONATE HERE INSTEAD!
100th Day of School
The 100th Day of School is on February 1, 2023.
Personal Items at School
Note from the Nurse
With the winter season upon us, sickness is on the rise. A few reminders to help you decide if you should send your child to school or not:
- Students must be fever free without medication for 24 hours to attend school
- Students must not have been vomiting or have diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school after illness
- If your child is visibly sick, even without a fever, please do not send them as it is often quite difficult for them to make it through the day
Thank you for your help in keeping everyone healthy!
Save the Date!
All performances are at Oakland UNLESS otherwise listed
January 19th: Band Concert (@ AUGS) 7pm
January 25th: Beginning Orchestra Concert 6:30 pm
January 26th: Intermediate and 4/5 Orchestra (@ AUGS) 6:30 pm
February 9th: 3rd Grade Music Concert 7pm
March 9th: 2nd Grade Music Concert 7pm
March 16th: 1st Grade Music Concert 6:30 pm
April 13th: Kindergarten Music Concert 6:30 pm
April 28th: D34 and D117 Band, Orchestra, and Choir Concert (@ Lakes) TBD
April 20th: Band Concert (@ AUGS) 7pm
May 3rd: Beginning Orchestra Concert (@ Hillcrest) 6:30pm
May 18th: Intermediate and 4/5 Orchestra (@ AUGS) 6:30 pm
January Lunch Menu
1/16 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
1/17 - Board of Education Meeting
1/19 - Band Concert (@ AUGS) 7pm
1/24 - Boosters Meeting - VIRTUAL ONLY
1/25 - Beginning Orchestra Concert @ Oakland 6:30 pm
1/26 - Intermediate and 4/5 Orchestra (@ AUGS) 6:30 pm
2/3 - No School - Teacher Institute Day
2/8 - STEM Night!
2/9 - 3rd Grade Music Concert
2/20 - No School - President's Day
2/27 - Mrs. Adams Reads at Lake Villa Public Library
3/9 - 2nd Grade Music Concert
3/16 - 1st Grade Music Concert
3/24 - Early Release
3/27 - 3/31 - Spring Break
District Level Updates
Parent reminders regarding the new iPads:
If there is an issue or an item is not working, please contact your building administrator to get a replacement as soon as possible.
Please help with the expectation of having the iPad charged once the student comes to school. It is very important that the student has a charged iPad so that class and instruction time isn’t lost accomplishing this task.
Please remind your student that the iPads are for school use, not personal use. They should not be used for taking personal pictures outside of school.
The iPads should be used for school-related work at home, not watching YouTube videos. YouTube can be a valuable educational tool when used appropriately. Please help us monitor this tool so that we can continue to utilize the value of it and not have the negative aspects.
The staff at Antioch CCSD 34 thank you for your continued support regarding the iPads and their value in enhancing the learning of your student. Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Apple ID Password
The Technology Department has seen an increase in students’ iPads requiring the Apple ID password to be entered due to updates occurring. Please don’t allow students to click cancel or instruct students to click cancel. This password can affect future updates as well as other features on the iPads. All students’ Apple ID passwords can be found on PowerSchool under other school information on the PowerSchool parent portal.