Oakland ES PBIS Newsletter Vol 2

Our OWLS will Soar the OKE WAY!

PBIS Kick-off Week= Success!

Our teachers, staff, and students celebrated Oakland's PBIS Kick-off Week. We participated in Twinning with Best Friend Day, Everybody Needs a Hero, and College and Career Readiness Day. Students were engaged in PBIS Assemblies reviewing and discussing OKE Expectations, rewards, and incentives for meeting the school-wide expectations.

Our scholars know that their emotional and physical health are essential to learning. They've learned to say, "It's Okay, Not to Be Okay," and our amazing counselors assisted students in identifying signs of stress, where to seek help, and self-care techniques. This was a fantastic week of resetting our teaching, learning, and behavior expectations.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Imagine what can happen when every person in your school or community takes one positive step to help prevent bullying. Those acts all add up and help make the world a better place for everyone.

Encourage students to commit together against bullying — and unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

Oakland's Employee of the Month: Ms. Delmetria Warren

Congratulations, Ms. Warren!

Oakland is proud to recognize you this month as our employee of the month. You have surpassed our expectations, and believe your hard work and dedication are significant assets to our students. We can't thank you enough for demonstrating effective effort each day. Again, congratulations on a job well done.

Congratulations to Oakland Students of the Month

The list of scholars earned the recognition of Student of the Month. We are so proud! Each student demonstrated excellence in OKE Expectations, Kindness, and Academic Effort.

Congratulations, Scholars, and enjoy your prizes and award.

PreK Kailee Richardson

Kindergarten: Ms. Echavarria: Calino Negron

Kindergarten: Ms. Varner: Trenton Bowman

Kindergarten: Ms.Tripp: Adion Andrews

Kindergarten: Ms. McEwen: Da’Shuna Hagans

Kindergarten: Ms. Sims: Amiyah Page

1st Ms. Barker: Kylee Lay

1st: Ms. O’Dell: Karol Baltazar

1st: Mr. Carter: Savanah Allen

1st: Ms. Chandler: Raquel Lynch

1st: Ms. Largent: Laksh Patel

1st: Ms. Lindsay: Nathaly Garcia-Munoz

2nd: Ms. Fletcher: Lennox Dean

2nd: Ms. Marable: Amilliyah Williams

2nd: Ms. Kanoy: Konnor Scott

2nd: Ms. Claxton: Ja’Myla Augustin

2nd: Ms. Dawkins: JaKari Smith

2nd: Ms. Ellison: Kennedi Hall

3rd: Ms. Holley: Sanaa Frierson

3rd: Ms. Hall: Vivian Pineda-Gomez

3rd: Ms. Hallback: Carnell Neurell, Jr

3rd: Ms. Palmer: Darius Watkins II

3rd: Ms. Ridley: Osvaldo Pacheco-Ramirez

3rd: Ms. Harewood: London Tucker

4th: Ms. Harper: Daniel Fongod

4th: Ms. McMullan: Arixmar Rivera-Diaz

4th: Ms. Boston: Ivan Martinez-Castro

4th: Ms. McIntosh: Morgan Jackson

4th: Ms. Rolader: Ma’Kayla Blandshaw

5th: Ms. Hollis: Morgan Blalock

5th: Ms. McPherson: Eydan Hernandez

5th: Ms. Lee: LaShawn Bonney

5th: Ms. Miller: Leslie Leon

5th: Ms. Draper-Thornton: James Dickey

Gold Star Award (Exceeding Cafeteria Expectations)

Congratulations to the following classes for Exceeding Cafeteria Expectations.

Great Job, Scholars

First Grade: Mrs. Largent

Second Grade: Dr. Ellison

Third Grade: Ms. Holly

Fourth Grade: Ms. Rolader

Fifth Grade: Ms. Lee

October 31st: Oakland ES Trunk-or-Treat

Decorate your vehicle (child-friendly, please) and join us at Oakland's parking lot for our Trunk-or-Treat Event.

Setup begins at 10:00 a.m.and this event is open to Oakland Students only. Please visit our school website for additional information or call the school. We must limit participants to 40 vehicles, so sign up quickly. Thanks

All participants MUST register using the Google link:


Seeking Donations for OKE Store

Oakland Family,

Our goal is to have the OKE PBIS Store opened by November. Students redeem their DOJO points earned at the store from making positive decisions and meeting OKE Expectations. We need your help. Below is a list of the student-friendly items our scholars will enjoy. Of course, any donation is most appreciated. Please drop them off in Oakland or send them with your student.

Suggested Items

  • Age-appropriate toys (small items)
  • Poppits
  • Slap bracelets
  • Crayons, markers, colored, inspirational, or scented pencils
  • Posters
  • Card games and travel games
  • Tumblers, decorative cups, fun straws
  • Toe socks, fuzzy socks
  • Comic books, books, coloring books, magazines
  • Smelly Markers, highlighters, Post-it notes
  • Hand Sanitizers(mini), scented lotions
  • Gel or ink pens
  • Folders, journals, and notebooks with pictures on the cover
  • Small stuffed animals
  • Cell phone cases, wallets, change purse
  • Healthy snacks, juice boxes, chips
  • Containers, pencil bags, book cover
  • Movie, fun center passes
  • Bookmarkers
  • T-shirts

Oakland Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage month begins today
Join the Celebración! | Hispanic Heritage Month Original Song | Animated Music Video

Positive Quote About Yourself

“One of the greatest things you have in life is that no one has the authority to tell you what you want to be. You’re the one who’ll decide what you want to be. Respect yourself and respect the integrity of others as well. The greatest thing you have is your self-image, a positive opinion of yourself. You must never let anyone take it from you.” -Jaime Escalante

Oakland Student Success Skills (Keys to Success for All Students)

Student Success Skills

Get Plenty of Rest Each Night: Enough sleep is critical for your body and brain to function.

Eat Right: Healthy and nutritional meals fuel your body and mind for energy.

Do your Homework: Make doing your homework a habit each night to practice skills.

Cut the Cord: Occasionally turn off technology. Take time to read and meditate.

Make a Schedule: Use your agenda to help you organize and plan.

Make Good Friend Choices: Build healthy relationships with people who help make you a better you!

Self-Regulate Emotions: Monitor your emotions. It is okay to feel but seek help when you need it.

Have a Growth Mindset: Think positively, embrace challenges, and see effort as a path to success.

Meet the PBIS Team

Victoria Grubbs: PBIS Administrator

Kambria Thompson: Mental Health-Wellness Facilitator/Care Lead

Samantha Echevarria: PBIS Communicator Facilitator

Roxanne Evans: PBIS Coach

Aisha Evans: PBIS Coach

Zina Hollis: PBIS Support

Tawana Martin: PBIS Partnership Developer

Brandi Barnett: Recorder

Melinda Dennis-Gilbert: PBIS Youth Ambassador Coordinator

Kayla Claxton and Victoria Grubbs: PBIS and Discipline Data Analyst