Updates from Mrs. Froning
October 13, 2019
Changes in the Front Office...
Please email both Mrs. Waling and myself with messages regarding your student(s) in the coming weeks.
Mrs. Waling (Building Secretary) email@example.com
Mrs. Froning firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher of the Year
Dear Oakley Park Families,
We are so fortunate to have such a caring, compassionate and dedicated instructional staff at Oakley Park! I am humbled by their hard work each and every day. I am always proud to receive praise from our families regarding positive school experiences.
As a way of honoring the commitment of our teachers, I hope you will consider nominating one or more of our teachers who has made a difference in your students' life. As part of this program, all schools select one Teacher of the Year and that person’s name is submitted for consideration for our district level Teacher of the Year. The selection committee requests that you are SPECIFIC including DETAILS and EXAMPLES in your nomination form
Copies of the nomination form were sent home with students last week and the form is linked below as well. All nominations are due by Friday, October 25th.
3rd Grade Reading
Being a good reader is critical for children to be successful in school. In 2017, the Michigan Legislature implemented the Third Grade Reading Law to ensure that students exit third-grade reading at or above grade level, which will impact the current 2017-2018 first-grade students by the time they are in third-grade.
In accordance with this law, and as a means of better informing classroom instruction, districts will be providing K-3 reading assessments to students across the state. These assessments will identify students who need intensive reading instruction and intervention, and will also provide useful information to help teachers tailor instruction to meet individual student needs.
- Letter from Walled Lake Schools on Reading Retention Law.
- The law also requires districts to provide early and regular written communication with parents of K-3 students with reading difficulties. Communication will include information about current services being provided, additional reading supports planned for your child, and a read-at-home plan for you to help your child at home.
- Reading Retention Michigan House Bill No. 4822
- I-Ready Reading Assessment that Walled Lake has been utilizing the past three years.
- K-3 literacy instruction in Walled Lake, includes this the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy booklet.
PTA Annual Raffle Update: Week #2
Week #2 was another very successful week! Thank you to all families for your support!
While we hope all families will participate in our raffle, should you choose not to participate, please send your tickets back to school as we will redistribute based on requests for additional ticket.
IMPORTANT: This Friday, October 18th is our 3rd and FINAL turn in day!
- Every student who sells at least $40 worth of tickets will earn a special prize.
- Top ticket seller from each classroom is invited to a sleep over at the Oakley Park Media Center with Mrs. Froning.
- Top ticket selling classroom wins a special prize.
- Individual top ticket seller prizes are as follows:
First place -Chromebook
Second place- Kindle Fire
Book Fair Winner from Turn in #1
Volunteers needed for the Boo Bash!
We are looking for volunteers to help during the evening at our annual Boo Bash! Please see the SignUp Link below!
*4th Graders/families...we are looking for students to share their carnival games at our Boo Bash too. Please sign up using the link below.
Calling all dads, step-dads, grandpas, uncles and any other "father figures"
On Thursday, October 24th from 7:00- 8:00 pm
we will be having our Watch D.O.G.S. Kickoff Event!
Please join us for a pizza dinner where you will learn more about our WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students) Program. WATCH D.O.G.S.® is an innovative program being used by schools across America which helps them to be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their student’s life.
Our goal is to have you spend at least one day this year at the school to be a positive male role model and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears.
Dads, granddads, uncles, step-dads and adult brothers . . . this is a great opportunity for you connect with your students in the school setting!
Please RSVP for this important night by clicking on the link below!
District Open House Week
Each of the 19 Walled Lake Consolidated Schools will be participating in three special open house events in October.
These open houses are for the community, realtors, parents who are seeking the best educational options for their children and anyone interested in meeting and talking with Walled Lake Schools’ staff, students and parents.
The three open house opportunities are:
- Tuesday, October 22 | 6-8 p.m. - Families with children preschool age through grade five are invited to visit any of the 12 Walled Lake Elementary Schools from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22.
- Wednesday, October 23| 6-8 p.m. - Families with children grade six through grade eight are invited to visit any of the four Walled Lake Middle Schools from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 23.
- Thursday, October 24 | 6-8 p.m. - Families with children grade nine through grade 12 are invited to visit any of the three Walled Lake High Schools from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 24.
Every Child, Every Day is our intentional commitment to creating a safe and inclusive culture and community where we:
- Prioritize instruction
- Foster meaningful relationships
- Value and empower each learner
- Create growth opportunities for all
Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair
Child care is available for a reasonable cost ($3 for one child, $5 per family) and includes entertainment and lunch. Lunch for conference participants will be available for purchase from local food trucks during the event.
Registration is $15 per person or $25 per person at the door the day of the event.
Click the link below for a special message and offer from the keynote: Brooks Gibbs!
Breakfast & Lunch Information
*Student purchasing breakfast may enter the building at 8:00. Or as soon as their bus arrives.
Due to various circumstances, the menu is subject to change. Using the links below (or links through the Oakley Park website) you can access the most up to date menus.
Oakley Park School Times
Drop off begins: 7:55 AM
First Bell: 8:00 AM (Owl Drop off and walkers may enter the building)
Second Bell: 8:02 AM (buses release students)
Late Bell: 8:05 AM
Dismissal: 3:10 PM
Kim Waling, Building Secretary