Updates from Mrs. Froning

October 13, 2019

Changes in the Front Office...

Please join me in thanking Ms. Shirkey for her hard work in front office as we "wish her well" as she returns to her previous position at Walled Lake Central High School. Mrs. Waling will be working full time in our office until a replacement for Ms. Shirkey has been determined. We are excited that Mrs. Bradshaw will be helping out in the office during this time as well!

Please email both Mrs. Waling and myself with messages regarding your student(s) in the coming weeks.


Mrs. Waling (Building Secretary) kimberlywaling@wlcsd.org

Mrs. Froning kristinfroning@wlcsd.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.


Kristin Froning

Third Grade Reading Retention Law

3rd Grade Reading

Please review the video on Michigan's Third Grade Retention Law and how we are addressing this in Walled Lake. Third Grade teachers shared this at Curriculum Night.

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.

Thank you PTA!

All students should have received their NEW Oakley Park t-shirt this past week! This Friday, October 18th will be our first "official" Oakley Park T-shirt day! All students and staff are invited to wear their new shirt, showing our Oakley Park school spirit!

School Pictures will be sent home this week!

We received word from Lifetouch at the end of last week that our school pictures have shipped! Picture Re-take day is Wednesday, October 30th.

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

Third place-Viviofit

Book Fair Winner from Turn in #1

Brody Tapper

Oskar Storzbach

Brooklyn Jadan

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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.

Thank you!

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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
Open House 2019

Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair

The Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair is coming to Walled Lake Northern High School on Saturday, November 2, 2019. We are very excited to have Brooks Gibbs joining us this year as our keynote speaker! Topics include managing social media with your child, reducing stress and anxiety, strategies to help you with a child with ADHD, nutrition, character building, planning for college, and more.

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

Breakfast $1.25

Lunch $2.75

*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

As you are aware, there has been a slight change in our bell times. This change effects the end of the day. All morning bells remain the same:

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