Oak Farm Montessori School
Community Memo - September 4, 2015
Dates to Note:
Monday, September 7: SCHOOL CLOSED - Labor Day
Tuesday, September 8: Cross Crountry Meet @ Lakeland 4:45
Thursday, September 10: Soccer Game @ HOME 5:00
PLEASE REMEMBER - Friday, September 18 is an early dismissal day (Infant & Toddlers are closed all day.) All classrooms will dismiss at 11:45 for the faculty inservice - if you have multiple children to pick up, please pick up youngest to oldest.
Why Doesn't Oak Farm have a Fog Delay?
You may have wondered this week why Oak Farm did not delay for fog when many area school did. While we delay for snow and ice, Oak Farm does NOT delay for fog. Why?
Three main reasons:
- Fog delays are primarily meant to provide safety for school buses, who typically make many stops along sometimes busy roads and are vulnerable to accidents in dense fog. Oak Farm’s bus, however, makes stops only in predetermined parking lots.
- Unlike area public school districts, Oak Farm’s families come from a 45 mile radius, encompassing seven counties. Fog is almost never an issue in all seven counties.
- Oak Farm’s start time is already later than most area schools, making delays for fog less needed.
While we do not feel a fog delay policy is appropriate for our school, we appreciate the need for cautious driving when fog is present. We understand that some families may choose to delay your departure time, and we expect that some children may arrive slightly later than normal on these days.
Annual Shoe Drive - THANK YOU!
The Green Team wants to thank everyone who has contributed this week to our Shoe Donation Community Service Project. Any questions about this project or ideas for other service projects , please email Janet, the Sustainability Coordinator at email@example.com.
Light the Night - Sept. 29
If you want to join the Oak Farm Acorns team (you don't have to join the team to participate, but using this link will allow you to raise money for the cause) - please do so via this link:
SAVE THE DATE - Tuesday, September 29 @ East Noble High School - pre-walk festivities begin at 5pm, the walk starts at 7pm
Email Macy if you have any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lego Robotics - HELP!
Please contact Heather if you have any questions - email@example.com
She has Claire who is a half day Toddler student and Evelyn who is full day in Primary.
VOLUNTEER - Sewing Project
If you are interested in designing, choosing fabric, and then making some the covers please contact Macy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oak Farm SCRIP program
Getting started is easy!
1. Go to www.shopwithscrip.com and create a family account using Oak Farm’s Enrollment Code of EL1953D633772. Remember to enter your student(s) name.
2. Set up PrestoPay and email your approval code to email@example.com.
ORDER DEADLINE - - ORDER WILL BE READY BY
September 10, 2015 - - September 16, 2015
September 24, 2015 - - September 30, 2015
October 8, 2015 - - October 14, 2015
October 22, 2015 - - October 28, 2015
November 5, 2015 - - November 11, 2015
November 12, 2015 - - November 18, 2015
December 3, 2015 - - December 9, 2015
December 10, 2015 - - December 16, 2015
January 7, 2016 - - January 13, 2016
January 21, 2016 - - January 27, 2016
February 4, 2016 - - February 10, 2016
February 18, 2016 - - February 24, 2016
March 3, 2016 - - March 9, 2016
March 10, 2016 - - March 16, 2016
April 7, 2016 - - April 13, 2016
April 21, 2016 - - April 27, 2016
All orders benefit the school & your family! The rebate is shared with both, at the end of the school year you will receive a check for the amount earned!
Grandparents - Keep them in the loop!
Also - be sure to add their mailing address so we are able to mail them an invitation to Grandparents' Day that is held in November!
Area Community Events
Monarch Festival at Eagle March -
Sunday, September 13 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet at Eagle Marsh for this free family-friendly event. Visitors will view live monarch caterpillars and enjoy interactive learning about the butterflies’ life cycle, migration, and threats to survival. They can hike to see beautiful wildflowers and butterflies, plant a milkweed at the preserve or take one home, check out a Pollinator Farmers Market, and much more.