Oak Ridge Connection

May 1, 2015

Our Mission:

The Oak Ridge community commits to every student's academic achievement, personal development, and social responsibility.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Thank you for a great week. Our fourth graders began M-Step testing and have picked up where the fifth graders left off. They are working hard and you should be proud of them. At our professional development meeting, teachers continued discussions regarding formative assessments, They had the opportunity to implement different formative assessments in the classroom and look at several formative assessment models. The weather looks like it has turned for the better. Find sometime to get outside and enjoy it. Have a great weekend.


Dr. Jason Parrott

Learning In Action

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

Upcoming Events

May 5- Election Day for Proposal 1- please exercise your right to vote.

May 8 Muffins with Mom-Great Room, 7:50 a.m.-8:20 a.m.

May 8 Oak Ridge Annual Flower Sale (pots and hanging baskets), 7:45 a.m. in front of the school.

May 11- May 15- Allergy Awareness Week

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

The remaining days for late starts as follows:

May 13

May 20

June 3

News and Notes

  • (3) 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

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


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.


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 fletcher4497@gmail.com.


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 - vanrobaysc@royaloakschools.org.

Oak Ridge Elementary School

MIssion: We commit to every students academic achievement, personal development and social responsibility.