Oaktree Observer

Oaktree Elementary School

October 18, 2019

Sunshine Assembly

Congratulations to the following Leaders of the Month recognized at our Sunshine Assembly on Wednesday:

2nd Grade: Carter Siragusa

3rd Grade: Zoey McComb

4th Grade: Alivia Hill

5th Grade: Kahlil Flowers

The Leader in Me Family Information Night

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Oaktree Spirit Days

Oaktree Shirt Contest

Halloween Festivities

Oaktree Elementary School will celebrate Halloween with classroom parties and a costume parade in the morning on Wednesday, October 30th. This is a half day of school with students released at 12:10

Classroom Parties: The time for your child's classroom party is determined by your child's teacher. Please watch for information from them about the party.

Visitors: All visitors must check in at the office. Visitors must have a current I-Chat Background Check from this year on file. Visitors without a current I-Chat will not be allowed to enter. The I-Chat form is available to fill out and submit online. Click here to access the form: I-CHAT BACKGROUND CHECK. To alleviate congestion in our classrooms, parents should plan to leave all siblings at home.

Parade: The costume parade will begin at 10:45. We will parade through the classrooms, hallways, gym, and around the front of the school. Visitors are encouraged to watch the parade from the gym or outside (weather permitting). Please avoid the hallways to leave room for students.

Costumes: Please note the following rules regarding Halloween costumes for students and adults:

  • Costumes should be age appropriate
  • No blood and gore or excessively scary costumes
  • No weapons
  • Students may wear their costumes to school. They will also have time to change into their costume once arriving to school.

Allergies: Please be mindful of food/candy items brought or sent into school. We have numerous students with different types of allergies. Some allergies can be life-threatening, e.g. nut allergies. Please take into account the safety of our students when purchasing food/candy items, and feel free to send in nonfood items as well. Your child's teacher will provide any necessary information about food restrictions.

We look forward to having a ghoulishly, spooktacular day!

Watch DOGS Info Night

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Pennies for Patients

Please click below for more information on our Pennies for Patients fundraiser sponsored by the Oaktree Student Council.

Wreaths Across America Sponsored by Our Oaktree Student Council

Please click the link below for more information on our Wreaths Across America service leadership project to honor our fallen soldiers at the Great Lakes Cemetery in Holly.

Picture Retake Day

Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 8:15am

Oaktree Elementary School

October 29th will be picture retakes at Oaktree. Please be sure to send in your child's picture packet if you are doing retakes. Your child can have their picture taken if they missed the original picture day. Please go to www.photofactoryusa.com to order online. The password is "oaktree."

Half Day Of School

Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 8:15am

Oaktree Elementary School

Wednesday, October 30th is a half day of school. Students will be dismissed at 12:10.

No School

Thursday, Oct. 31st, 8:15am to Friday, Nov. 1st, 3:45pm

Oaktree Elementary School

No school for students on Thursday, October 31st & Friday, November 1st. We hope everyone has a fun, safe Halloween and a great extended weekend.

I-Chat Form for Halloween Parties

All parents and family members planning to attend the Halloween festivities or any other school function at Oaktree must have an I-Chat form on file with the office. You will not be permitted to enter the building if you have not completed an I-Chat. The I-Chat form is found online by clicking the link below.

Click Here for Parent Volunteer I-Chat Form

Haunted Trail & Trunk or Treat

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2019 Boys Basketball Skills Camp

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OATS 3rd Annual Stall-or-Treat

October is Bullying Awareness Month

October is Bullying Awareness Month. To help better understand bullying and aggressive behavior, I have included some information from www.stopbullying.gov. I also encourage you to review our school policy on bullying and aggressive behavior in the Oaktree Student Handbook. Oaktree students are urged to report all incidents of suspected bullying and aggressive behavior to their teacher, Mr. Wozniak, and/or Mr. Bryan.

What Is Bullying? (Adapted from www.stopbullying.gov)

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.

In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:

An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.

Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.

Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

Types of Bullying

There are three types of bullying:

Verbal bullying involves saying or writing mean things.

Social bullying, sometimes referred to as relational bullying, involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships.

Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions.

Other Types of Aggressive Behavior

There are many other types of aggressive behavior that don’t fit the definition of bullying. This does not mean that they are any less serious or require less attention than bullying. Rather, these behaviors require different prevention and response strategies.

One example at the elementary level is peer conflict. It is not bullying when two kids with no perceived power imbalance fight, have an argument, or disagree. Conflict resolution or peer mediation may be appropriate for these situations.

The following websites and fact sheet provide more information on bullying:




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Martian PTO

The Martian PTO is always looking for people that would like to get involved and volunteer their time. The next PTO meeting of the year is on November 13th. The PTO will also meet throughout the year on the following dates: January 8th, February 12th, March 11th, April 8th, and May 13th. All meetings will be in the middle school media center starting at 9:00.

Spirit wear can be purchased at any time through the K & C’s Special T’s website - https://kcspecialts.com/

Please email the Martian PTO at Martianptoinc@gmail.com or visit the Martian PTO web page for more information.

The Martian PTO is also on Facebook: Martian PTO Facebook Page

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Oaktree Elementary School

"Let Your Leadership Shine"

At Oaktree Elementary School, we believe in:

  • Empowering students
  • Teaching the whole child
  • Using a common language
  • Providing a positive culture for all