Finley-Oates Elementary School

Communication Update

The mission of Finley-Oates Elementary School is to provide instruction and support to build a strong educational foundation, while promoting opportunities for all students to achieve their maximum academic, social, emotional, and physical potential.

May 1, 2023 - May 5, 2023

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2023-2024 Online Registration

Click here to learn more and/or register for the 2023-2024 school year.
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Handicapped Parking


Please be considerate when dropping off or picking up your student by not parking in our marked Handicapped Parking spaces unless you have a valid tag or sticker.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Normal arrival time is 7:15 am to 7:40 am.
  • Please do not drop students off at the front doors (east side).
  • Parents may drop-off on the west side of the building, or go through the drive on the north side.
  • Students are tardy if they are not in class by 7:40 am.


Parents are not allowed to park and walk to the building to pick up students.
  • Kindergarten Dismissal-West Side of the Building; 2:55 pm
  • First Grade Dismissal-West Side of the Building; 3:10 pm
  • Second Grade Dismissal-North Side of the Building; 3:10 pm
  • Third Grade Dismissal-North Side of the Building; 3:10 pm

Anyone picking up a student before 2:30 pm must bring a valid government-issued photo ID

(ex: driver's license).

Please display your car tags!


Please help us speed up dismissal by displaying your child's name and teacher in the front window of your car. This helps our staff get your child to you faster. If you need another one, please let your child's teacher know.

Thank you!

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May Character Trait

Creativity: using your imagination to create something or solve a problem
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Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are free for ALL students.

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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Bonham ISD Bond Election - May 2023

Click here for more information about the upcoming bond election and how it will affect our community and students.

Early Voting - April 24th-May 2nd

Election Day - May 6th

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Summer Reading 2022 at the Bonham Public Library

Tuesday Fun Days

Bonham Civic Center/Pavillion @ 10:00am

Peace-Love-Books Kick-Off

Touch a Truck, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Kona Ice

May 30th

Dallas Zoo Adventures

June 6th

Professor Brainious

June 13th

Creature Teacher

June 20th

TaleWise-Science and Stories

June 27th

Bruce Chadwick-Magic Show

July 11th

Cathy's Critters

July 18th

Slick Jugglers

July 25th

Carnival Games, Face Painting, Kona Ice, Live Grand Prize Drawing @ 11:45 am, 1000 Books Graduation

August 1st

Weekly Programs:

Ages 0-5: Wednesdays @ 10:00am

Ages 6-11: Thursdays @ 10:00am

Ages 12-16: Mondays @ 10:00am

Ages 17-25: Mondays @ 5:30 pm

Ages 25+: Fridays @ 10:00am

Movies: Fridays @ 2:00pm

Weekly Program Themes:

From the Heart - May 28th

Friendship - June 4th

Helping Hands - June 11th

Pets - June 18th

Creativity - June 25th

Family - July 2nd

Kindness - July 9th

Positive Self-Image: July 16th

Community - July 23rd

End of Summer Celebration - August 1st

All Together Now

This summer our theme is All Together Now, promoting peace, tolerance, inclusivity, friendship, kindness, and unity. This world has enough bad in it, so this summer we will be focusing on the good and how we can be the change the world needs. Be on the lookout for special programs, donations and activities surrounding this theme throughout the summer.

Guidelines for Participation:

Registration Begins May 22nd and Ends July 1st

To become an official participant, you must register with the library. Come to the library or stop at our table at any of the Tuesday performances to register. Upon registering, you receive a bag with your reading log, bookmark, pencil, sticker, and more.

Participants will record time spent reading or being read to on their reading logs.

Ages 0-5: Read 25 Books

Ages 6-12: Read for 25 Hours

Ages 13-18: Read for 25 Hours

Adults 19+: Read for 25 Hours

Once you have finished, you will receive a t-shirt and be entered into our Grand Prize Drawings on August 1st.

Thanks you to the M. W. and Fair Miller Foundation for supporting the Summer Reading Program.

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Scan the QR Code above to go to our website!

The Bonham Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs. Inquiries related to the policies of the Bonham Independent School District should be directed to: Superintendent, Bonham ISD, P.O. Box 490, Bonham, Texas 75418. Telephone number is 903-583-5526, extension 1100.