Oak Ridge Connection

May 8, 2015

Our Mission:

The Oak Ridge community commits to every student's academic achievement, personal development, and social responsibility.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Thank you for a great teacher appreciation week. It was wonderful to see both students and parents honoring their teachers. We love our teachers at Oak Ridge and it is good to get a chance to acknowledge them. It is time to make the final push for the end of the year. Continue to encourage you child to give their best effort every day. Have a great weekend.


Dr. Jason Parrott

Learning In Action

From the desk of the PTA...

The Oak Ridge PTA is excited to share the new, easier way to access the weekly newsletter! The newsletter will now be live on the PTA website at www.ptaoakridge.com (see the Newsletter top tab) and can be read quickly on your mobile phone, tablet or computer, and we are currently providing a printable version too. Check the website whenever you need PTA or event info!

Access the newsletter directly at http://www.ptaoakridge.com/newsletter.html

From the desk of the Student Senate

Oak Ridge's Student Senate is a highly active organization within our school. They are fourth and fifth graders elected by their peers to help represent Oak Ridge's students. They are responsible for many activities throughout the year. Here is a look at what they have coming up:

1. Math Tutoring

2. Sports Week

3. Spirit Week

4. Talent Show

For more information about any of these events or other Student Senate happens please see your Student Senators.

Upcoming Events

May 12 Bagel Sale

May 12 Dentist R US follow up visit

May 13- Royal Oak Jr. Olympics

May 22- Red, White, Blue Day (ceremony begins at 1:45 p.m.)

May 27-Field Day at Oak Ridge - p.m.

June 11 Last Day for students- full day

June 11- 5th grade recognition-a.m.

Professional Development Late Start Days

The remaining days for late starts as follows:

May 13

May 20

June 3

News and Notes

2015-2016 School Year Enrollment: Our Central Enrollment Office is busy enrolling students for the 2015-2016 school year. If you have a child in your home who will be entering our schools for the first time next fall, now is the time to complete the enrollment process. If you have neighbors or friends with children who plan to attend our schools beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, please encourage them to enroll now. Having persons enroll now for next fall enables us to better plan for next school year. For enrollment information, visit our enrollment office webpage.

(4) Important Reminders For Parents

  • Birthday Party Invitations may not be passed out at school under any circumstances. We must be sensitive to all students. Students who see other children receiving invitations to parties they are not invited to are hurt. The school policy is that you send invitations through email or U.S. mail. Thank you.

  • No tree climbing on school property. Students are not allowed to climb trees on school property before, during, or after school. This is a health and safety issue as well as a liability issue. Parents are responsible for supervising their children before and after school. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

  • Parents of students with older or younger siblings: Please refrain from allowing older and younger children to play on the playground during the school day. This is a safety concern and causes confusion to classroom teachers who are at recess.

Allergy Awareness Week: Next week is Allergy Awareness Week. Please be mindful of all our students and double check those lunches and snack for peanut/tree nut products before sending them in. Also, mark your calendar for an upcoming Allergy Walk on October 18, 2015. The walk is sponsored by FARE. it takes place at Stoney Metro Park. For more information click here:: http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1131812

Boys and Girls Club Walk for the Future

Oak Ridge Elementary is proud to support the Boys and Girls Club's Walk For the Future on May 16, at 9:00 am. The event will be held at the Jack and Patti Salter Community Center. Please donate or join the cause at: http://org.grouprev.com/teamoakridge


Thank you to all of our families and staff who participated in our Jersey Mike's fundraiser to expand our book collection in the Media Center. We raised $816.42 thanks to your incredible generosity. A check will be presented by Jersey Mike's to Patty Hanson, our Media Tech during Oak Ridge Live, Friday, May 15th.


Jack Fletcher, son of 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Fletcher, is interested in tutoring students this spring/summer. Jack is graduating from high school in May and would like to tutor students for math, but can also tutor in other subjects. If you would like more information, please email fletcher4497@gmail.com.


Christa Van Robays, Paraprofessional in a classroom here at Oak Ridge, is available for weekend babysitting. Christa is great with children. If you would like more information please email Christa - vanrobaysc@royaloakschools.org.

Oak Ridge Elementary School

MIssion: We commit to every students academic achievement, personal development and social responsibility.