Oak Heights Elementary Newsletter
Home of the Bobcats!
May 10-June 10 State SBA Testing 3-6th graders
May 13- Spring Picture Day- Order at mydorian.com
May 20- No School- Teacher Professional Development
May 30- No School-Memorial Day
June 1- OHE Band and Orchestra Concert (In Person!)
June 10- Early Release- 11:40am
June 24th- Early Release- 11:40am / Last Day of School!
OHE Family Survey - Enrollment for 2022-23 School Year:
We are already planning for the next school year. Please use this survey link to let us know if your family is planning on returning to OHE and give us feedback about your child's class placement.
3-6th Grade Chromebooks:
Starting this week, teachers may be asking students to leave computers at school during the month of May for state testing. Teachers may also be asking for students in 3-6th grade to bring their charging cords to school to keep their computers charged and ready for state SBA testing. Thanks for your help and understanding.
State standardized testing (SBA):
This week, students in 3-6th grade will begin the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Students will be taking these tests online, in their classrooms. These assessments will measure your child's competency in Reading, Writing, and Math in relation to the Common Core State Standards.
For more information about the Smarter Balanced and WCAS tests, visit: https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/testing/state-testing-overview, and click on the name of the test.
Please reach out if you have questions about state testing.
Thank you for continuing to work with us to make sure your student is successful. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to better support your student. We want your student to leave us with a solid foundation of skills and a future full of opportunities.
Oak Heights Testing Schedule:
- May 10: Grade 3-6 English Language Arts
- May 12: Grade 3-6 English Language Arts
- May 17: Grade 3-6 English Language Arts
- May 19: Grade 3-6 English Language Arts
- May 24: Grade 3-6 Math
- May 26: Grade 3-6 Math
- June 1: Grade 5 Science
Thank you to all that donated and volunteered at our PTA Bobcat Fun Run!!!
There is still stime to donate- share our PTA fundraiser with your family and friends!
- CLICK HERE to sign up!
- Get a bobcat wristband just for signing up!
- Share the donation page with family and friends on social media or email to help spread the word!
Hit a Homerun for Reading!
Everett Aquasox Reading Program:Hooray! It's homerun time! Thanks for participating in the Hit a Homerun in Reading program. Students that turn in their reading log this week get a voucher for a free ticket for the Everett Aquasox game on Sunday, June 5 at 4:05 pm. The voucher has directions to redeem your child's free ticket and purchase more for other family members or friends to attend for just $10.00 each.
You may also use this link:https://ea1.glitnirticketing.com/eaticket/web/logingroup1.php (password: oakelem)
To redeem the free ticket, just select your seats, proceed to the cart, and select "upper box- Free Reading Program" in the Discount section.
Contact our librarian, Ms. Logan, with any questions. Happy reading!
Coming Soon: Book Fair!
The book fair is back! Mark your calendar for our fair- June 13-17.
Volunteers are needed to help set up the fair, work the cash register, help students, and pack the fair up. If you are interested, please complete a volunteer packet as soon as possible. All volunteers are now approved at the district level, and the process is taking longer to clear than in years past. You can complete your packet here: https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/community/volunteer
The volunteer sign-up schedule will be shared soon.
Please Participate: Edmonds School Districts 2022 Family Survey
The opportunity to share your experiences runs through May 31st
This survey is being collected as part of the continuing effort to understand your experiences with your student's school. Your responses to this survey will help us create better relationships between you, the teachers, the principal, and other families. Your responses are voluntary and will be confidential. You will not be individually identified, no one will know how you answered, and there will be no individual follow-up contact from the school. Please provide at least one survey per school your student(s) attend or one per student if preferred. Thank you for your participation.
Spanish Translation Telephone Line for Families
The school district has a new Spanish Line for families and students! This is a district Spanish Line, any parent, guardian, family member or student that needs assistance in Spanish in the Edmonds School District can call this line.
8 am -4 pm
NEW VOLUNTEER APPROVAL PROCESS
We are excited to welcome volunteers back into our schools starting the week of April 11, 2022. We encourage you to complete the approval process now since it will take some time to process.
Step 1 - Complete a volunteer packet
Click the link above to complete the forms online through DocuSign.
Volunteer applicants may also print and complete a paper packet and return it to any school or the district office: Full volunteer packet for printing - English Volunteer packet. Translations are coming soon.
Step 2 - Verify COVID-19 vaccination status
Email a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card or your immunization record to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reach out to the Human Resources department if you need a medical or religious exemption from this requirement.
Step 3 - District approval
Once your background check and COVID-19 verification have been completed, you will be notified by email of your approval.
Note: The background check and vaccine verification may take time. We ask all volunteer applicants for patience as we implement this new process.
Step 4 - Once you are approved, please contact school of choice
The school/department will confirm that you are approved through the application process and work to schedule you to volunteer.
Oak Heights Parent Teacher Association --PTA NEWS
PTA Meeting: All are welcome!
Monday, May 9th: 7:00pm
SUPPORT Oak Heights WHILE YOU SHOP!
***Do you shop on Amazon? When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to Oak Heights PTA. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. Search for P T A Oak Heights Elementary School (please note that there is a space between the letters P T A).
***Link your Fred Meyer rewards card to Oak Heights Elementary PTA. Not only will you receive your regular rewards but Oak Heights PTA will receive a quarterly donation from Fred Meyer. Linking your rewards card is quick and easy. Visit https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4 and then login into your account. Under 'Account Summary' the last option reads 'Community Rewards'. Search for Oak Heights Elementary School PTA and select. This will take you only a minute to complete. **You will need to update your Fred Meyer Rewards information yearly in order for Oak Heights Elementary to receive donations.
Before and After School Childcare- Right at School
Oak Heights Program: We're here for parents who are looking for a safe and fun place for their child before and afterschool. Led by our nurturing educators, your child will become part of a community that truly feels like family. We are asking families to supply a personal kit of basic supplies to keep on site to reduce the need for sharing and promote a safe environment.