Oaktree Observer

Oaktree Elementary School

October 4, 2019

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.

Oaktree Homecoming Spirit Days - October 7th - 11th

Here are our homecoming spirit days decided by our Oaktree Student Council:

Monday: Pajama Day

Tuesday: Twin Day - Dress like twins or a group

Wednesday: Wacky Hair Day

Thursday: Sports Day - Support your favorite team

Friday: Martian Gear Day - Show your Martian pride

Martian PTO Spiritwear

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Half Day Of School

Friday, Oct. 11th, 8:15am

Oaktree Elementary School

Friday, October 11th is a half day of school. Students will be dismissed at 12:10.

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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Halloween Cartooning

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Oaktree Book Bowl

Please consider donating to support our Oaktree Book Bowl.

Oaktree Book Bowl - DonorsChoose.org

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:




ASTRONITE with UM-Flint Physicists

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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 October 9th. The PTO will also meet throughout the year on the following dates: November 13th, 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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PTO Concession Stand Help

Please help the PTO raise some money by working in the HS football field concession stand. We need at least 2 adults each game, and if you have high school kids it a great opportunity for them to get their service hours. It's easy and fun! Please wear closed toe shoes and pull hair back or wear a ball cap. We appreciate your help! Thank you!

Click here to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4eacaa28a2fb6-ptoconcession

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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