Weekly Announcements

Ms. Hodges & Mrs. Pinkston

Final Edition

It is a bittersweet Tuesday as we are sending you the final e-mail of announcements for the school year. It has truly been such a great year with each and every child. We are sad to see them go, but we know they are ready to enjoy summer and begin 4th grade. It has been such a joy getting to know each child and watching them grow throughout the year. We wish each student the best of luck as they head to 4th grade. We have enjoyed working with you this school year as well. We appreciate all of your support you have provided to help your child be successful! Have a wonderful summer!

Important Dates and Information

May 30th: Awards at 8:00 in the Gym (Students received an invitation in their Wednesday folders a few weeks ago if they are receiving an award.)

May 31st: Half Day of School (School is dismissed at 10:30)

May 31st: Report Cards Issued

Summer Reading Check-Out

Where? Oakridge Elementary School

When? 10 AM-12 PM

June 5 and 19; July 10 and 24

*July 10th - Ms. Hodges will be the fill-in librarian!

Come see me! :)

A Note from Nurse Avore

Please return any clothes your child came home in during the school year that belong to the health room. Also, don’t forget to pick up all medications that have been kept in the health room for this school year by 10:00 am on Thursday, May 31st. Lastly, if your child needs to take prescription medication at school next year, please have your physician fill out the required Prescription Medication Form to be turned in with the prescription at the beginning of the 18-19 school year. You can pick up a copy of the form when you pick up your child’s medication or you can print it using the link below. Have a safe and healthy summer!

https://www.clover.k12.sc.us/Page/13155

Announcements from Administration

Outstanding Cafeteria Balances

Please check your student’s backpack/folders for notices showing negative cafeteria balances.


Any negative balances should be paid before the last day of school.

Please contact our Cafeteria Manager, Joan Connors, at 810-8562 if you have any questions about your child's account.


Residency Verification

Residency Verification is a mandatory process this summer. Families should plan to visit Oakridge Elementary on one of the dates listed below to show proof of residency, receive teacher assignment, transportation information, and other important back to school information. All parents of Pre-K through 5th grade should plan to attend one of these dates.


August 2 9:00 am-4:00 pm or August 7 11:30 am-6:30 pm

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

We are excited be participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge again this year! Students received log-in information and a letter explaining the program in their Wednesday folders. They are able to go ahead and start logging minutes read right now! We will be recording minutes read in class so they can add this to their count. Last year our school was awarded for the highest number of minutes read in the NATION! We are looking forward to another summer of reading. Attached below is the information letter.

Summer SS Opportunity

Attached below is more information on a FREE Summer Patriot Camp at Kings Mountain.


Also, students will receive a SS Bingo Card with their report cards. Students are encouraged to complete activities from this card over the summer to turn in for a treat in August when we return to school.

Math Summer Packet

At the end of each school year I always encourage my students to review the skills they learned throughout the year over the summer. To help encourage you as parents to take an active role in this learning and reviewing process, I would like to share the attached summer math learning packet with you and your child. The attached packet has been updated by our district for the 2018 summer. It is also available on Canvas for you to access.

This packet is created for students who are entering 4th grade. The idea behind the packet is students can review math concepts and reinforce skills learned this year. By encouraging your child to spend time over the summer thinking and talking about math, I hope we will continue to grow our young mathematicians and help them stay sharp in their math skills.

The attached packet consists of 2 calendar pages, one for June and one for July, as well as an answer key to the math problems and directions for math games you as parents can play at home with your children. Literature, APPs, and websites are also recommended. Since not all students have access to the literature recommended or the technology suggested, please keep in mind these are optional. You will see some of the literature and websites referenced on the calendar days as well, but again, a student can opt not to do these if they are not easily accessible.

It is suggested that students complete at least 15 math days each month. I hope they will spend at least 10 minutes a day, 4 to 5 times a week, practicing math. Try to set a math goal with your student and see if they can meet or even beat these expectations. There may be a small incentive in the fall for students that do the work. ;)


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! Happy Learning :)

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