Oak Ridge Connection
June 9, 2015
Message from the Principal
Thank you for a great week. The week leading up to the All School Picnic is always exciting. The baskets were amazing. We appreciate the effort our PTA parents put into the event. I also had the pleasure of running in the Oak Apple Run. The Oak Ridge turnout was impressive. It was a great experience and many of our runners came home with awards! Thank you to Mr. Stafford for organizing Oak Ridge Runners. One week left, make it your best. Have a great weekend.
Dr. Jason Parrott
This Week at Oak Ridge
Teachers reviewing formative assessment models during professional development.
Oak Ridge Runners
Oak Ridge Runners collecting their awards!!
Teachers developing their own formative assessment models.
Mrs. Kosnik's Third Grade Class
Mrs. Kosnik's class reading, "The Tale of Despereaux."
Mrs. Kazdan's Fourth Grade Class
Mrs. Kazdan's fourth grade class distinguishing different types of quadrilaterals.
Mrs. Edginton's Class
Mrs. Edginton's class using STEM to make functional knee braces.
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
From the desk of the Student Senate
In our school...
- Tutoring students on their math facts and spear heading a Kindness Week,
- Spearheading Kindness Week
- Promoting a healthy lifestyle by having a sports week for our students in conjunction with Fuel Up for 60,
- Having a student driven talent show to showcase the diverse gifts and talents in our school...Oak Ridge Has Talent!
In our community ...
- Donating to Relay for Life
- Donating Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Donating to the Boys and Girls Club of Royal Oak.
Also, with the funds raised through working the Holiday Shop, Talent Show, Tiger fundraiser, and working the dunk tank at the all school picnic they will purchase a buddy bench for our lower elementary playground and a garden peace pole for the Oak Ridge Garden.
These are all student led initiatives with teacher rep support. These are also all things that would not have happened this year without our Student Senators. Great job this year!
September 8- First day of school - 8:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Full Day
REGISTRATION FOR INCOMING 6TH GRADERS AT ROYAL OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST
A-E 8:00 a.m.
F-J 9:00 a.m.
K-N 10:00 a.m.
O-S 11:00 a.m.
T-Z 1:00 p.m.
Professional Development Late Start Days
News and Notes
As summer approaches, it is important to make a plan to continue growth. If you fail to do so, you run the risk of experiencing summer slide or a regression in achievement. Please read the following article for more information. http://www.naesp.org/sites/default/files/RtP_SummerLearning_0.pdf.
From the Curriculum Department
The curriculum and instruction department would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the parents that took the time to provide us with feedback on our new standards-based report card. Your feedback is valuable in helping us make changes to strengthen our communication between home and school. We look forward to bringing you the changes you have suggested in the 2015-2016 school year. The results to the survey can be viewed by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1HLywmX.
Contacting Your Child's Teacher
Just a reminder for parents: Please use the teacher's school email address (email@example.com) to contact your child's teacher. Please do not text the teacher. If there is an emergency please contact the school office at 248.588.8353. Thank you so much.
2015-2016 School Year Enrollment: Our Central Enrollment Office is busy enrolling students for the 2015-2016 school year. If you have a child in your home who will be entering our schools for the first time next fall, now is the time to complete the enrollment process. If you have neighbors or friends with children who plan to attend our schools beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, please encourage them to enroll now. Having persons enroll now for next fall enables us to better plan for next school year. For enrollment information, visit our enrollment office webpage.
DOES YOUR CHILD NEED TUTORING?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOES YOUR CHILD NEED A BABYSITTER?
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 - email@example.com.