The Oxford Update

Oxford Elementary School

Return to In-Person Learning

First, we want to thank all of our families for their understanding and flexibility over the last week as we had to move to remote learning for the second time this school year. We know that it is not easy for our families when remote learning becomes necessary and we want you to know that we are doing all we can here at school to avoid the need to do so.

How can you help at home? Please make sure you are following the guidelines below to help us ensure that we have as much time as possible at school with your students.

  • Pre-screen your child every day before sending them to school. If your child is ill, keep them home. If you are unsure if you should send your child to school please reach out to the school nurse for assistance.

  • Make sure you quarantine or have a COVID-19 test if you have traveled outside of the states currently exempt from Maine CDC guidance.

  • If you are quarantined, make sure you are not leaving your house and are following all quarantine protocols.

  • Send your child to school with a clean, dry mask. Packing an extra mask for your child is recommended in case the first one becomes wet or soiled.

  • Continue practicing mask-wearing, social distancing, and proper hand hygiene at school, at home, and while in the community.

By working together, we can make sure that we are keeping our staff and students in school working and learning together. As always, thanks for all of your support and let us know if we can assist you in any way.

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How to help your child with math at home

Frame this moment as a chance for kids to explore whatever math question interests them.

Most teachers must get through a particular set of standards every year. That can leave students who are curious about an unrelated part of math disappointed or frustrated because there simply isn’t enough time to explore it. Standards and assessments are important but try to free yourself from worrying about whether your kid’s question is too easy, too hard, or even part of the curriculum. Keep in mind that math can be an effective tool to approach nearly any question. If you’re tempted to answer a question with, “You should know this by now,” “That sounds way too hard,” or “That doesn’t matter,” instead, direct the curious mind to the teacher or active math educators on social media. How would they approach the question?

Moreover, connect math to what interests your child. Do they like animals? Have them explore how many animals are in a zoo, how much space they need, or how much they cost to obtain. Do they like fire trucks? Find out how heavy they are or how much water they can pump out in a minute. What about video games? Challenge them to record their scores in a table or graph.

Art Class with Ms. Baker - Remote Learning

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Meal Pick-Up Reminder

This is a reminder for those interested in picking up meals on Monday evening at the OHCHS bus loop from 4:30 pm - 6 pm. Please sign up on the Food Service page of the district website by 8 am Monday, April 5th. You may also call 743-8914 ext. 1521 or click on the link below to sign up.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Jodi Truman

Food Service Director

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OES PTO MEETING: April 8, 2021, @ 5:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

ID: 83008782589
Passcode: 605845

Important Dates - April 5 - April 9

Tuesday, 4/6 - Mrs. Tucker's Class to Roberts Farm; Report card sent home

Wednesday, 4/7 - Early Release Day, dismissal 1 hour early

Thursday, 4/8 - Ms. Kirby's class to Roberts Farm; Virtual PTO Meeting @ 5:30 PM

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, 4/16 - Virtual Author Visit with Kevin Maillard

Monday, 4/19 - Friday, April 23 - April Vacation, No School

Monday, 4/26 - School Resumes

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Fall 2021 Kindergarten and Pre- K Registration - Happening Now

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Oxford Elementary School

Tiffany Karnes, Principal

Denise Bourgoine, Assistant Principal

Arica Monahan, School Nurse

Jill Knight, Secretary

Christine Merrill, Secretary