Oaktree Observer

Oaktree Elementary School

January 20, 2023

Flashlight Friday Reading

Mrs. Sherman's class had fun in the Innovation Lab making sleds

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We love hearing these cute voices in the morning say the pledge of allegiance.

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Ms. Alford's Class Received a Visit from For-Mar Nature Preserve

National School Board Recognition Month

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Pickle Prepay Form

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Popcorn Prepay Form

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January Spirit Days

Our last two Oaktree Student Council January spirit days next week are:

Wednesday - Crazy Hair Day

Friday - Farmer Day

Kids Heart Challenge (Jump for Heart) Fundraiser

Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 8:15am to Monday, Feb. 13th, 3:45pm

Oaktree Elementary

More detailed information about the challenge is found below.

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Celebration of Writing-COW Night

Thursday, March 16th, 5-7pm

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Student Medication Reminder

Please note the following medication procedures if your child needs to take medication at school:

  • All medication must be brought to the office by a parent or guardian

  • Medications must be in the original container or prescription bottle

  • A completed Permission From for Prescribed Medication from the Genesee County School Health Services must be completed in full and signed by a physician (for prescription medication only). You can obtain the form from the office or click here to download the form: Permission Form for Prescribed Medication

Free COVID At-Home Tests

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is making available to our families and staff at-home test kits through the MI Backpack Program. MDHHS has provided our district with 1,000 free test kits to pass out to our families.

We cannot send kits home with students, but parents can pick them up in our office between the hours of 8:00 – 3:30.

Cultivating Wellness from the GISD

Missing School?

Please be sure to communicate with the office if your student is not going to be in attendance. While it's good to let your teacher know why your child won't be in school the office also needs to know so they can accurately mark their attendance. A doctor's note will excuse a child medically and a parent phone call will be marked as a parent excuse. Attendance letters will be sent home once a student has reached 5 absences. The attendance line is 810-591-5252

Text Opt-In

If you would like to opt in to receive text messages from Goodrich Area Schools for school closings and other general information just send a text to 67587 and reply "Y' or "Yes"

I-Chat Needed for Oaktree Visitors

I-Chat Authorization for Background Check is online. It is found in the parent section of the district website (goodrichschools.org > Parents > Parent Volunteer I-Chat Form). All adults planning to visit Oaktree to volunteer, help at a classroom party, attend a field trip, etc. must have a completed I-Chat prior to attending. Please be sure to have all family members fill out an I-Chat as soon as possible. Those without a completed I-Chat will not be allowed to enter Oaktree.

Click Here for Parent Volunteer I-Chat Form

Martian PTO

The Martian PTO is always looking for people that would like to get involved and volunteer their time. The next meeting will be on Thursday, February 9th at 9:00 in the middle school media center.

Spirit wear can be purchased at any time through the K & C’s Special T’s website - https://kcspecialts.com/

Please email the Martian PTO at Martianptoinc@gmail.com or visit the Martian PTO web page for more information.

The Martian PTO is also on Facebook: Martian PTO Facebook Page

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Amazon Smile

Shopping through Amazon Smile will give a portion of your purchase to the Martian PTO if you select us as your supporting organization. Search for "Martian PTO Inc." Click here to get started: Amazon Smile

Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger also donates a portion of your purchase when you use your Kroger Card. Search for Martian PTO when registering here: Kroger Community Rewards

Oaktree Elementary School

District Mission Statement - Learners of all ages will develop the skills and habits they need to build emotionally and physically healthy lives while growing into caring, responsible adults.

District Vision Statement - Preparing People for Life

At Oaktree Elementary School, we believe in:

  • Empowering students
  • Teaching the whole child
  • Using a common language
  • Providing a positive culture for all

Let Your Leadership Shine!