Oakland ES PBIS Newsletter Vol 2
Our OWLS will Soar the OKE WAY!
PBIS Kick-off Week= Success!
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.
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
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
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
October 31st: Oakland ES Trunk-or-Treat
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
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.
- Age-appropriate toys (small items)
- Slap bracelets
- Crayons, markers, colored, inspirational, or scented pencils
- 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
Oakland Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month
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
Literary Character Pumpkin Contest
Classrooms may dress up their pumpkin in their favorite book character. Be creative, have fun and let's see which class will win!
October 31st: School-wide Trunk-or-Treat and Harvest Activities
November Events (Coming Soon)