Oak Ridge Family Focus

November 10th Edition

Veterans Day

Thank you to all of our Oak Ridge family members who have served. We know that learning at school is a privilege that not everyone experiences around the world. We know that without your sacrifice we may not be able to enjoy these opportunities. So from all of us, thank you for allowing us to learn and grow every single day.


Wear Blue Thursday!

As part of our goal to bring awareness to various disabilities and health conditions this year, our focus for November has been diabetes. This Thursday, November 14th people around the world will join together to bring awareness to diabetes care and prevention. We ask that everyone wear blue on Thursday as we celebrate World Diabetes Day. Please see here for more information on World Diabetes Day and resources and quizzes you can take.


5Essentials Survey

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides an opportunity for parents, students, and staff to share specific information about their school. The survey information is part of the school report card. In NPD117, we use this information in our continuous improvement process.

If you have children attending more than one school, we ask that you complete the survey for each school.


To take this short survey:


  1. Visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/
  2. Type and select “Cook” as "County."
  3. Type your child’s school name into the "School" field and select your school.


Thank you in advance for your input.


Sign Up For Parent-Teacher Conferences Online

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 25th from 2-3pm and 5-8pm, as well as on Tuesday, November 26th from 9-12pm. Here are the instructions to sign up for conferences online via the Powershool Parent Portal. If you need to create a parent account, please see here. For any additional help, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher or the main office at 708-598-5713.



Have a great week, and go Mustangs!



Kevin Buscemi, principal

Jennifer Stefan, assistant principal

Snapshots From Last Week

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Disability and Health Awareness

Focus for November

Diabetes: Week 2

This Week's Breakfast Menu

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This Week's Lunch Menu

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Events This Week

Monday, November 11th

No School (Veterans Day)


Tuesday, November 12th

2nd grade Learning Links: Digital Discoveries (3:00-4:00pm)

4th/5th grade Learning Links: Intro to Coding (3:00-4:00pm)

ASSETs (3:00-4:00pm)


Wednesday, November 13th

No After School Activities


Thursday, November 14th

Wear BLUE (World Diabetes Day)

ASSETs (3:00-4:00pm)


Friday, November 15th

Free Popcorn Day

No After School Activities

Upcoming Dates

Monday, November 25th

Early Dismissal at 1:30pm

Parent-Teacher Conferences (2:00-3:00pm, 5:00-8:00pm)


Tuesday, November 26th

No School

Parent-Teacher Conferences (9-12pm)


November 27th-December 1st

No School (Thanksgiving Break)


Wednesday, December 4th

Early Dismissal at 1:30pm (Team Day)


Thursday, December 5th

PTA Meeting in the Media Center (6pm)


Friday, December 20th

End of Quarter 2


December 21-January 5th

No School (Winter Break)


Monday, January 6th

No School (Teacher Institute Day)


Tuesday, January 7th

Students Return to School


See the Oak Ridge calendar for additional events

Oak Ridge Elementary School

Our school has about 700 students in grades 2nd through 5th.

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