Oak Farm Community Memo

March 13, 2015

Dates to Note:

March 13 - 14: MMUN Midwest Conference
Wednesday, March 18:
  • Lower Elementary Science Fair - in the Victorian Farmhouse 6:00 - 7:00
Thursday, March 19: Transitioning to High School: A Conversation with High School Freshmen 6:00
Friday, March 20:
  • Elementary Talent Show @ 1-2:45
  • Last Day to order School Lunch for April
March 26 - 27: Parent Teacher Conferences - School Closed
March 30 - April 3: Spring Break
April 20: SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION - make-up snow day

Tall Oak Gala was a SUCESS!

We are so grateful for your generous support of this event through your attendance, volunteering and your donations! We are still working to determine the official total earned - stay tuned for more details!

Oak Farm Celebrates Earth Day in a new way!

Mark Your Calendar!!!


Join us on Friday afternoon, April 24th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. as we open the campus and the classrooms to celebrate the many ways that our children learn about the Earth and its peoples. This event will feature:


  • Student created music and art

  • Student work, projects and curricular materials displayed in classrooms

  • Activities led by community experts and resources on sustainable living

  • Oak Farm's Annual Book Fair


Schedule:

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Kindergarten through MS musical performances - more details to come

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Campus-wide Open House - View work and learning with your child throughout each of the buildings and stop by a community environmental resource activity station


Please note - This event will replace the “Arts Festival” held in the past.

Planning Meeting - you are invited!

An Earth Day planning meeting is scheduled right after morning carline (8:45) in the Victorian Farmhouse for Tuesday, March 17. All are welcome to join us to share ideas and to help make April 24th a fantastic Earth Day experience at Oak Farm! Any questions or ideas to share if you can't make it, please email Janet (jcanino@oakfarmschool.com). Thanks!

Oak Farm Slumber Party

We have reached the maximum number for our Oak Farm Slumber Party - it officially closed at the Gala Saturday night. If you sent your form in this week your child's name will be added to a waiting list in case there are children who have to cancel. Your payment will be returned.

You will receive an email confirmation within the week if your child is on the list.

Tranistioning to High School - Thursday, March 19 @ 6:00

A conversation with Oak Farm Graduates who are currently High School Freshman. If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Laura Pounds - lpounds@oakfarmschool.com.

Childcare is available ($5 per child) for current Oak Farm students who are in Primary - Middle School. The deadline to sign up for childcare is MONDAY, MARCH 16!

Photo Credit - At the Middle School you will see a board for each high school that Oak Farm graduates attend.

Summer Camp

Summer Camps are filling fast! There are still a some spots available in the following:
  • Toddlers - all three weeks
  • Primary - all three weeks
  • Elementary - Crafts Camp - June 22
  • STEAM - this camp is open to CURRENT elementary students, as well as non-Oak Farm students who are in 1-6th grade. Invite your friends and make it a fun week!


Contact Macy ASAP if you are interested or need more information!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Please contact Sarah Shanton-Cox if you haven't already to schedule your conference time with the teachers. sshanton@oakfarmschool.com or call the school directly 260-897-4270

Attention 4th Grade Families

Starting in September, every fourth-grader in the nation will receive an “Every Kid in a Park” pass that’s good for FREE admission to all of America’s federal lands and waters -- for them and their families -- for a full year. To learn more, visit:


http://www.nationalparks.org/ook/every-kid-in-a-park

Jr. Indiana Master Naturalist Class

Offered at Fox Island County Park

This course is designed for children, ages 9-12, who are really nuts about nature! If your child is interested in exploring the natural world of Allen County, we offer this class to encourage such exploration. Students will learn about specific topics of nature, such as reptiles or mammals! They will have the opportunity to talk to a live owl or hold a few live turtles. They will study salamanders, frogs, soils, geology, birds and much, much more! Cost: $100. Dates: March 30 – April 3, Monday-Friday 9:30am – 3:30pm (Spring Break) For more information go to http://allencountyparks.org/2014/12/jr-indiana-master-naturalist-class/