Weekly Announcements

Ms. Hodges & Mrs. Pinkston

March 19th-March 23rd

Important Dates and Information

March 21st: Third Grade Field Trip to Columbia **See Notes Below**

March 21st: Riding in Style Pictures Due - Please help us create a fun bulletin board by sending a picture of your student "riding in style." Any ride will work! Please label the picture with your child's name and teacher's name so they can be returned.

March 22nd: Special Guest Reader for One School, One Book - Students can bring a healthy snack - but PLEASE NO NUTS! :)

March 27th: Field Trip to CSDA for Mr. Popper's Penguins (Rescheduled from Earlier)

March 24th: Food Truck Family Fun Day

March 30th: Field Day (Moved from March 29th)

Field Day Volunteers

If you are able, we would LOVE to have your help at our Field Day this year on March 30th. Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c49a9ac29a7f58-2018 if you can help. Thank you so much for your time and support! It is always such a fun day for our students. :)


Yearbooks are still available! Please order through Jostens online, by phone, or by mail. The final date to purchase a yearbook is April 13 (if they are not sold out before then), so don’t delay!

Columbia Field Trip

We are so excited about our upcoming Field Trip to Columbia! This trip is always an amazing learning opportunity and a chance to enjoy the day outside of the classroom with our students. Please e-mail or call us if you have any questions or concerns about the trip.


  • Trip Date: March 21st
  • Students should wear their Field Trip T-Shirts.
  • Students do NOT need to bring book bags or anything with them except their packed lunch if they signed up to bring one.
  • We will load buses at the tardy bell that morning so please be on time. We will arrive back at 4:30 pm, so students will need afternoon transportation at that time.
  • We will be visiting the State Museum and taking a guided tour of the State House.
  • Lunches for this trip should be disposable (no lunch boxes, Tupperware, etc.).

Food Truck Family Fun Day

PTO is busy preparing for our Food Truck and Family Fun Day on March 24. Our pre-order forms were sent home in Wednesday folders last week. If you would like to take advantage of the discounted pricing, please send those forms in by March 16th. PTO has added some new attractions to our venue this year so make sure you check out the Oakridge Elementary PTO Facebook page. We strongly encourage parent participation, so please purchase yourself a wristband as well! Non-school age children are free.

Classroom Wishlist

We are running low on a few supplies in our classrooms. If you are out and about and could contribute any of the following items we would greatly appreciate it!

  • Plain Wooden Pencils
  • Lysol Wipes (Cannot be Clorox due to District Policy)

Announcements from Administration

School Counseling Newsletter

The School Counseling Newsletter for March is attached below! Check out some great tips from our fabulous guidance counselor, Mrs. Rothaupt.

Our Week

ELA: This week in reading we will continue learning about Nonfiction Text Structure. We will learn how author's structure their writing using: cause and effect, chronological, description, and problem and solution. Students did a WONDERFUL job on their reading MAP test last week! Students exceeded their class goal

Social Studies: This week students will continue learning about the American Civil War. We will begin wrapping up our study this week to prepare for a test next week. We are so excited to see all that we have learned come to life in Columbia tomorrow! :)

Math: This week, we will continue our study of fractions. We will look at more fractions on a number line and begin comparing fractions. We moved the quiz from last week to this Tuesday so we could spend more time on fraction vocabulary and naming fractions.

Science: This week we will begin our study of magnets. Students will make predictions on what objects they think will be magnetic, and we will test these objects. We also begin investigations with electromagnets.


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Tests & Quizzes

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