Updates from Mrs. Froning

August 26, 2018

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

Teacher Meet & Greet: Monday, August 27th

All students are invited to attend our annual Teacher Meet & Greet from 2:00 -4:00 pm on Monday, August 27th. NOTE: Classrooms will be open from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Students are invited to bring school supplies to the Meet & Greet to avoid having to carry extra items on the first day!

First Day Jitters

As we approach the first day of school, there will be jitters no doubt! It is important to acknowledge these feelings, while reassuring your child they are going to have a great first day of school! If you choose to drive/drop off your child on the first day of school, final "good-byes" should be made at the entrance of the building. Staff will be at the front of the building to welcome students, assisting as needed and teacher will be anxiously awaiting their arrival at the classroom. Thank you for your understanding and support as we work together to build independence in our children.

Kindergarten Families:

*Kindergarten teachers will meet children attending in the morning in the gymnasium. Kindergarten parents may walk their child into the gym. Those kindergartners riding the bus will be escorted by staff to the gym to meet up with their teacher/class. Kindergarten teachers will be waiting for the afternoon children out front and staff will be on hand to assist with bus riders.

AM session:

Students with Last Name starting with A-L

  • 8:05 - 11:19 am

PM session:

Students with Last Name starting with M-Z

  • 12:00pm - 3:08 pm

Please note: Kindergartners will NOT have lunch at school on the first day.

Below is a link to fun book you might like to share with younger children if they are feeling "jittery".


Classroom Teachers:

I am excited to share our grade level teams for the 2018-2019 school year.


Mrs. Bastuba

Mrs. Dabish

Mrs. Yutzy

1st Grade

Mrs. Holbrook

Mrs. Pace

Mrs. Rozman

Ms. Pavelich

2nd Grade

Mrs. Prestel

Mrs. Simon

3rd Grade

Mrs. Baur

Mrs. Bielse-Volker

4th Grade

Mr. Bernstein

Mrs. Jeneary

Mrs. Smith

5th Grade

Mr. Kwiatkowksi

Mrs. Rachwal

Welcome Mrs. Grinnell, our new Physical Education Teacher!

Mrs. Grinnell is thrilled to join the Oakley Park family! She has many year of experience in Walled Lake school, having worked at many of our elementries including Oakley Park!

Below is a special message from Mr. Little:


I hope summer has been treating all of you well enjoying the warmth of the sun, being with friends and family, and the extended daylight summer provides. The reason for the this letter is to let you know that I have chosen to take a position teaching health sciences at the middle schools (Smart and Creek) for the next school year, and will not be returning to Oakley Park. The relationships formed with students, staff, and parents have been wonderful. I want to thank you for the opportunity to get to know you while working with your child(ren) for the last two years. My only wish was that I was able to say goodbye to the kids personally at the end of the school year. However, I didn’t learn of the official transfer until after the school year ended. If you would extend a goodbye from me to the children, I would be very grateful. Your children will be in good hands with Mrs. Linda Grinnell and she is beyond excited to be the full time physical education teacher.

With all my heart, thank you for the wonderful experience at Oakley Park for the last two years as the physical education teacher. I wish you and your children a happy, fulfilled, and fun 2018-2019 school year.

Best wishes,

Mark Little

Physical Education

Transportation Update

Busing information can be viewed in Skyward Family Access and our transportation department mailed post cards this past week. Please contact our transportation department if you have any questions regarding busing. 248-956-3090

2018-2019 Curriculum Night Dates

September 5th

6:00 pm 1st Grade

7:15 pm 4th Grade

September 12th

6:00 pm Kindergarten

7:15 pm 5th Grade

September 13th

6:00 pm 2nd Grade

7:15 pm 3rd Grade

Oakley Park School Times

Drop off: 8:00 AM

First Bell: 8:02 (buses release students)
Late Bell: 8:05 AM
Dismissal: 3:08 PM
1/2 Day Dismissal: 11:18 AM

Contact Information

Kristin Froning, Principal

Debra Bradshaw, Principals Secretary

Karen Clark, Building Secretary

Main Office: 248-956-4100

Attendance Line: 248-956-4190

Prime Time Care: 248-956-4199