Updates from Mrs. Froning

August 23, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Reminder: Teacher Meet & Greet: Monday, August 26th

All students are invited to attend our annual Teacher Meet & Greet from 2:00 -4:00 pm on Monday, August 26th. NOTE: Classrooms will be open from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Students are invited to bring school supplies to the Meet & Greet to avoid having to carry extra items on the first day! Our AMAZING PTA has planned a fun, filled afternoon too!

Oakley Park School Times

Drop off: 7:55 AM

First Bell: 8:00 (buses release students)
Late Bell: 8:05 AM
Dismissal: 3:10 PM
1/2 Day Dismissal: 11:35 AM

*PLEASE note the slight adjustment in our start time-from 8:07 to 8:05 am

*PLEASE note our 1/2 day dismissal time has changed from 11:19 to 11:35 am. Kindergarten will still dismiss at 11:19 on the first day of school, Tuesday, August 27th.

First Day Jitters

As we approach the first day of school, there will be jitters no doubt! It is important to acknowledge these feelings, while reassuring your child they are going to have a great first day of school! If you choose to drive/drop off your child on the first day of school, final "good-byes" should be made at the entrance of the building. Staff will be at the front of the building to welcome students, assisting as needed and teacher will be anxiously awaiting their arrival at the classroom. Thank you for your understanding and support as we work together to build independence in our children.

Kindergarten Families:

*Kindergarten teachers will meet children attending in the morning in the gymnasium. Kindergarten parents may walk their child into the gym. Those kindergartners riding the bus will be escorted by staff to the gym to meet up with their teacher/class. Kindergarten teachers will be waiting for the afternoon children out front and staff will be on hand to assist with bus riders.

AM session:

Students with Last Name starting with A-L

  • 8:05 - 11:19 am

PM session:

Students with Last Name starting with M-Z

  • 12:00pm - 3:10 pm

Please note: Kindergartners will NOT have lunch at school on the first day.

Below is a fun story that might help ease some first day nerves!

WE DON'T EAT OUR CLASSMATES by Ryan T. Higgins - Children's Books Read Aloud

Classroom Teachers:

I am excited to share our grade level teams for the 2019-2020 school year.


Mrs. Bastuba

Mrs. Dabish

Mrs. Yutzy

1st Grade

Mrs. Holbrook

Mrs. Pace

Mrs. Rozman

2nd Grade

Mrs. Aljarbo (new to Oakley Park)

Mrs. Prestel

Mrs. Simon

Ms. Pavelich

3rd Grade

Mrs. Baur

Mrs. Bielse-Volker

4th Grade

Mrs. Jeneary

Mrs. Delizia (new to Oakley Park)

5th Grade

Mr. Bernstein

Mr. Kwiatkowksi

Mrs. Rachwal

Transportation Update

Busing information can be viewed in Skyward Family Access and our transportation department mailed post cards this past week. Please contact our transportation department if you have any questions regarding busing. 248-956-3090

Important information regarding Owl Pick Up

Families who have their yellow car number and student backpack number may begin using Owl Pick Up on Tuesday, August 27th. If you have recently registered for Owl Pick, you will receive your car and backpack number no later than September 4th. In the meantime, students can be picked up in the main office at the end of the school day. Please be sure to have your identification with you as our new office staff gets to know our parents/caregivers.

* If you have used Owl Pick Up previously but need a replacement car number or backpack number, please call or email Mrs. Froning. kristinfroning@wlcsd.org

2019-2020 Curriculum Night Dates

Wed., Sept. 4:

  • 6 p.m., grade 5
  • 6:30 p.m., grade K

Mon., Sept. 9:

  • 6 p.m., grade 3
  • | 7:00 p.m., grade 2

Wed., Sept. 11:

  • 6 p.m., grade 4
  • 7:00 p.m., grade 1

Contact Information

Kristin Froning, Principal

Angela Shirkey, Principals Secretary

Kim Waling, Building Secretary

Main Office: 248-956-4100

Attendance Line: 248-956-4190

Prime Time Care: 248-956-4199