The Oxford Update

Oxford Elementary School

Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers

This year's theme for Read Across America is Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers. Our OES Reads Committee has been meeting over the last few weeks and has worked hard to find creative ways to continue to celebrate this special week during this unusual year.

Each day this week will be a themed day that will encourage our students to read lots of books. We hope that they will choose books that reflect their lives, their families, and their interests. We will also be encouraging them to read books that allow them a window into lives, families, and interests that are different from their own.

We encourage you to take time as a family this week to enjoy some books together. Read some cherished favorites that you have shared for years or check out some new stories that will transport you on new adventures with characters you have yet to meet. This is one of our favorite weeks at OES and we hope you have as much fun with it as we do!

Happy reading,

Miss Karnes

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Mrs. Hoke's Pre-K Class

PreK has just started a unit about colors. Part of their unit focuses on laundry and the importance of sorting colors when doing laundry. Students in Mrs. Hoke's PreK class completed some research on what washers and dryers look like at a laundromat and then worked together to create their own washer and dryer to use in their laundromat dramatic play area.
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Art Class: Textured cheese mice by Mrs. Poulin's First Grade

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Important Dates for March 1 - March 5

Monday, 3/1 - Read Across America, Hat Day

Tuesday, 3/2 - Mrs. Tucker's class to Roberts Farm; Read Across America, Wear something with words that need to be read.

Wednesday, 3/3 - Early Release Day, dismissal 1 hr. early, Read Across America, Wear something cozy to read in (PJs, sweat pants, etc.)

Thursday, 3/4 - Read Across America, Dress as your favorite book character.

Friday, 3/5 - Read Across America, Wear red to celebrate all we have read.

Upcoming Dates:

March 8 - 12 - National School Breakfast Week

March 18 - Parent-Teacher Conferences via Zoom or Phone (No School for students)

March 19 - Teacher Workshop Day (No School for students)

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Oxford Elementary School

Tiffany Karnes, Principal

Denise Bourgoine, Assistant Principal

Arica Monahan, School Nurse

Jill Knight, Secretary

Christine Merrill, Secretary