Oak Ridge Connection
May 8, 2015
Message from the Principal
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
Mrs. Rybicki's Kindergarten Class
Mrs. Rybicki's kindergarten class working on writing.
Mrs. Karczewski's First Grade Class
Mrs. Karczewski's first grade class listening to a read aloud.
Ms. Fischer's Second Grade Class
Ms. Fischer's second grade class developing strong endings to their writing pieces.
Mrs. McBath's Third Grade Class
Mrs. McBath's third grade class using Tannegrams in math.
Fourth Grade Music
Fourth graders preparing for Red White and Blue Day in music.
Mr Leman's Fifth Grade Class
One of Mr. Leman's social studies classes using text features to make inferences.
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
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.
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
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
JERSEY MIKE'S FUNDRAISER WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
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.
DOES YOUR CHILD NEED TUTORING?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOES YOUR CHILD NEED A BABYSITTER?
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 - email@example.com.