Updates from Mrs. Froning

October 21, 2018

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Teacher/Educator of the Year

Please consider nominating a member of our Oakley Park teaching staff! You are not limited to nominating your child's' current teacher. A nomination is a great way to acknowledge any teacher/educator who has made a difference in your child school life!

Nomination forms were sent home with all students on Friday, October 5th. You can also access the form by clicking on the link below. Please submit nominations NO LATER THAN MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018. Please send or deliver Nomination forms to the main office in an envelope marked clearly with “TEACHER/EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR”.

The Power of Kindness

Dale Atkins PhD & Amanda Salzhauer (MSW) speak of the The fundamentals of kindness in their book: The Kindness Advantage (Cultivating Compassionate and Connected Children) Those fundamentals are:

  • Acceptance
  • Commitment
  • Connection
  • Empathy
  • Giving
  • Interest
  • Nurturing
  • Observing
  • Questioning
  • (Be) Yourself

Giving to others makes us happier and healthier. The positive response in our brain ( "helper's high") benefits both our physical and mental health. Sharing the joy of giving with our children by making them a part of the experience gives them a unique feeling of connection and purpose. It important we show our children the giving isn't just in terms of giving something tangible like a gift to someone; giving of our time, talent and expertise is equally impactful. Giving something as simple as a smile can change someones day!

We make a living by what we get,

but we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

PTA Family Boo Bash: Friday, October 26th

Our spectacular Boo Bash is quickly approaching and we need your helping hands to make it a success!! Please click the link below to find out how you can help!


We look forward to seeing you on Friday, October 26th from 6:30 to 8:30 for dancing, costumes, trunk or treating, and of course, raffle prize winners!

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Halloween Party Plans

We look forward to celebrating Halloween on Wednesday, October 31st. This is a half day of school for our students and we will dismiss at 11:18 AM. Our staff will be engaging in professional learning for the remainder of the day.

Party Times:

8:30 - 9:30 am Kindergarten - 4th grade

10:00- 11:00 5th grade

Students may bring an appropriate school costume to wear during their classroom party. Please make sure costumes are safe and appropriate for elementary school children and for school.

Please check with your child's teacher for party plans and food needs. Please also remember that several of our classrooms are allergy alert classrooms and have special restrictions. Your child's teacher will have details for you about this.

PTA Reflections 2018

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Click the link below for Reflections information, including rules/submission details! Mrs. Todd and Mrs. Lockwood (our PTA Reflections Chairperson) will host a Reflections Workshop on Thursday, November 1st from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

All Reflections entries are due in the Oakley Park main off on or before, Friday, November 16th.

An Invitation from the Walled Lake Consolidate Schools Parent Advisory Committee

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Box Time Turn IN Time!

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Breakfast & Lunch Information

Breakfast $1.25

Lunch $2.75

*Student purchasing breakfast may enter the building at 8:00.

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, October 25

  • PAC Event 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the WL Educational Services Center

Friday, October 26

  • 4th Grade Halloween Carnival (during lunch recess...details coming home tomorrow, Monday, October 22nd!)
  • PTA Family Boo Bash: Walnut Creek Middle School 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, October 30

  • 3rd Grade Music Performance 7:00 pm in the gym

Wednesday, October 31
  • 1/2 for students: 11:18 am dismissal
  • Halloween Parties:
8:30 - 9:30 Kindergarten - 4th grade

10:00 - 11:00 5th grade

Thursday, November 1

  • Picture Re-Take Day
  • PTA Reflections Workshop 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the Art room.

Oakley Park School Times

Drop off: 8:00 AM

First Bell: 8:02 (buses release students)
Late Bell: 8:05 AM
Dismissal: 3:08 PM

1/2 Day Dismissal: 11:18 AM