January 13, 2023
Dear Oak Ridge Families,
One thing I can say for sure about the Oak Ridge community is that they take care of each other! I continually receive calls throughout the year from district patrons wanting to know how they can be supportive of the school and our kids. Many have sponsored students with school supplies, clothing, and Christmas sponsorships. Thank you for the constant support! Currently, we are working to secure as many school supplies as possible for students through grants and donations so back to school purchases for the start of the 23-24 school year are not so financially burdensome for parents. Click on the links below if you would like to donate through Donors Choose. Your donation is tax deductible. Students can also donate $1 to wear a hat on January 31st, February 28th, March 31st, and April 28th. Proceeds will go toward school supplies.
January 20th is homecoming. Next week is spirit week. See the flier below for dress up day details.
Come and join the fun on February 27th @ 5:30PM for the ORES Title 1 Family Fun Night! We will have food, games, and prizes as well as tips and tricks for helping your child with reading and math. Students that have a parent sign in will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Walmart gift card. Two gift cards will be given away.
The First Baptist Church is hosting a blood drive on January 17th from 1:30PM-5:30PM. Elementary students have the the opportunity to win prizes for referring adults to donate blood. See the American Red Cross Flier below for more information.
Fourth and fifth grade parents, mark your calendar for April 5th when these classes will visit our state capitol. See the flier below for more details.
For your convenience, meal accounts, early childhood accounts, and before/after school care accounts can be paid online. Click the payment portal link below to make online payments.
Elementary parents can now complete an online form to update contact information such as phone number, email address, and mailing address by clicking on the online form below. You may also call the elementary office at 573-266-3232 to update this information.
If weather cooperates, we will only be out of school on the 16th during the month of January and on the 20th during the month of February.
To help you stay informed, classroom newsletters are now available for you to view by clicking each classroom teacher's name listed below.
For your convenience, a free/reduced meal application form is linked below. If your income status has changed please complete a free/reduced meal application form and return it to the office.
If you are new to the district, student information such as grades, attendance, and lunch account balance can be accessed online through the parent portal. The parent portal access form is linked below. Complete the form and return it to the office.
The Oak Ridge Community Athletic Association summer ball forms are linked below and will also be sent home with students. Return these forms by February 3rd.
IF YOU PLAN TO HAVE A KINDERGARTEN STUDENT ATTEND OR KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO PLANS TO HAVE A KINDERGARTEN STUDENT ATTEND OAK RIDGE ELEMENTARY DURING THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR, PLEASE NOTIFY THE ELEMENTARY OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AT 573-266-3232 SO WE CAN GET YOU ON THE LIST FOR KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT PLANNING THAT IS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 2023.
If you or your child needs assistance with school supplies or other resources, please let me know as we have access to resources to help you.
Have a restful weekend with family!
Elementary Homecoming Spirit Week January 17th-20th
Upcoming Sporting Events
Tuesday January 17- HSBB @ Kelly @ 6 p.m.
Tuesday January 17-HSGB vs. Crystal City @ 6 p.m.
Wednesday January 18-HSGB vs. SCC @ 6 p.m. HOME
Thursday January 19-HSGB @Kelly @ 6 p.m.
Friday January 20-HSBB vs. Chaffee @ 6 p.m. HOME
1st Grade-I Have A Dream Video
2nd Grade Cloud Unit
This week, our second grade class is working on a cloud unit in science. Mrs. Zimmerman has incorporated a lesson about clouds in art to go along with the science lesson.
January 17th Blood Drive At First Baptist Church
ORES Title 1 Family Game Night
Oak Ridge R-6 Foundation Daddy Daughter Dance
4th & 5th Grade Jefferson City Trip-April 5th
$1 Hat Days For Students
Yearly Meal Prices By Month
January 16-No School (Possible Snow Make Up Day)
January 17-Blood Drive @ First Baptist Church 1:30PM-5:30PM
January 18-Board Meeting
January 31-Hat Day
February 14-Classroom Valentine party
February 20-No School (Possible Snow Make Up Day)
February 27 @ 5:30PM-Title 1 Parent Fun Night
February 28-Hat Day
March 9-End Of 3rd Quarter
March 16th-Elementary Folk Dance Night @ 7:00PM
March 17-End of 3rd Quarter Celebration
March 23-No School For Students-Parent Teacher Conferences 1:00PM-8:00PM
March 24-No School (Possible Snow Make Up Day)
March 31-Hat Day
Month Of April-MAP Testing
April 5th-Jefferson City Trip for 4th & 5th Grades
April 6-No School/Teacher Professional Development (Possible Snow Make Up Day)
April 7-No School
April 10-No School (Possible Snow Make Up Day)
April 28-Hat Day
May 18-Last Day Of School
Want To Join The Fun At ORES?
Here Are Opportunities For The Community To Get Involved.
School Activities Parents/Grandparents/Other Family Members Can Participate In
*Title I Game Night
*Quarter Celebrations in conjunction with Halloween Parade, Christmas Party, and Play Day-Fun and games for the family at quarter celebrations
*Beggs Farm field trip
*Jefferson City field trip
*Spring Music Program-Folk Dancing
*Reading/Math Buddy-Help a student with reading/math
*Sign Up to read to a class
*Veterans Day Assembly
*Adopt A Family At Christmas
*Grandparents’ Day-In the planning stages
PTO Events Parents/Grandparents/Other Family Members Can Participate In- PTO always needs volunteers to please come and join the fun!
*Pastries With Parents
*Meet The School Board Candidates
*Family Fun Night
*Trunk or Treat
*Veterans Day Breakfast
*Chili cook off
*Parents night out- December and February
Alumni Events Parents/Grandparents/Other Family Members Can Participate In