Oakland Orbit - Family Edition
Dear Oakland Families,
We had such a wonderful D34 week! Please see below for pictures from the week and any exciting things upcoming through the end of the year! We are busy planning for field day and want to give you the opportunity to volunteer! More information on that and much more is in this edition. Don't forget to set your clocks forward this weekend! We hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!
Rebecca Adams - Principal
Lindsay Burns - Assistant Principal
Returning students: please follow the directions that were sent in your email that has the code you will need.
New Kindergarten students can register here: https://www.antioch34.com/domain/32
If you have any questions, please contact our registration hotline: (847) 838-8486.
We can't wait to have our Eagles with us again next year!
Mrs. Marturano's Class - First Place!
5 Essentials Survey - Responses Needed
We still need your help!!
Please take a moment to fill out the 5Essentials Survey for Oakland! Your feedback is so important to us and you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts on a number of topics.
If you have children at other schools, we ask that you fill a survey out for those schools, also. The link is the same to access the survey, but you need to select a different school each time to fill them out for each of the buildings your child attends.
We so appreciate your time in sharing this important information with us!! You can find the link here:
Attention 3rd, 4th, & 5th Graders
There are a few important pieces of information to be mindful of prior to signing up to volunteer:
* Signing up enters you into a lottery for being able to volunteer - we have limited spots, so you are not guaranteed to be helping by signing up. Volunteers will be notified in April.
* Volunteers will NOT be walking around with their child's class.
* Volunteers will be a running a field day station for the duration of the event. You will see your child when they visit the station that you are running.
* These stations are hands on and require you to actively direct the physical activity. You will meet with the P.E. teachers that day prior to your session to pick an activity and go over the directions. They are there to assist with anything you may need. We plan on having 2 - 3 volunteers at each station.
* There are TWO Field Day sessions:
3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades: 8:40 - 10:45 am
K, 1st, and 2nd Grades: 12:40 - 2:45 pm
* You will select the session(s) that you would like to help run stations for. If you choose both, there is no guarantee you will get both. If you volunteer for both, you will NOT be able to stay at Oakland in between the morning and afternoon field day sessions.
If all of this sounds good to you, please sign-up for the volunteer lottery HERE. Thank you for being willing to donate your time!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Read-athon! It was a big success – our kids were reading with enthusiasm, and we raised funds that will help support Oakland students and staff. We are so grateful for those who participated!
The Battle of the Schools at Antioch Pizza was another great success! WC Petty won the battle, but we’ll get the title back next year! ;)
-- OAKLAND SPIRITWEAR SPRING SALE! --
The big Spring Spirit Wear Sale starts on Monday!
- Sale Dates: March 13th - March 27th
- 25% off all merchandise
- $5 shipping on orders under $75
- Free shipping on orders over $75
- Specially priced teachers' and staff designs
- No code is needed!
Click here to shop now https://1stplace.sale/31589
Sale runs March 13-27, 2023!
-- SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR END-OF-YEAR CELEBRATION! --
Our end-of-year celebration will be on Friday, May 19th from 5:00-7:00pm!
Food trucks, music, an interactive show, photo ops, games & activities, so much fun AND MORE.
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON! Put it on your calendar now!!
**We are looking for volunteers to help with this event. Let us know if you are interested!
-- MUSIC CONCERT VIP PARKING & SEATING --
ONLY TWO MUSIC CONCERTS LEFT!! Do you want VIP parking and seats??
The Boosters are selling raffle tickets to become a 1st grade and Kindergarten Music Concert VIP! Tickets are on sale NOW on the Oakland Eagle Booster website!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
-- BOOSTER BOARD NOMINATIONS COMING SOON! –
Are you interested in being on the Booster board? Do you know someone who would be awesome at it? We’d love to have you!
We will be collecting nominations for all positions in April (voting will be in May).
If you have any questions please feel free to message the Boosters.
-- HERE’S WHAT’S COMING UP! –
Mar 16 1st Grade Music Concert
Mar 27-31 NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
Apr 13 Kindergarten Music Concert
May 8-12 Staff Appreciation Week
May 19 Oakland’s End-of-Year Celebration 5:00-7:00pm
Looking for full calendar to export? Find one on the school’s website and on the Booster’s website
Busy Schedule? Can’t make the events? Don’t want to sell items?
DONATE HERE INSTEAD!
Cosmic Lunch Raffle Winners
Attention Kindergarten and 2nd grade families
Yearbooks on Sale!
The cost is $23. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Campbell: email@example.com
Upcoming Spirit Days
Student Council has come up with our days to countdown the end of the year! Please see below for the calendar. There are a few descriptors here if needed for some of the days, too!
A - dress like an animal of bring a stuffed animal
G - bring your favorite game or wear a game shirt that you like
J- May the 4th Be With You! Dress in Star Wars or space gear!
K- Karaoke Day - time to sing a song or two, dress like a singing star
N - wear neon and do some fun activities in class involving your name
Q- bring slippers or socks to wear inside the building
R - Grade Levels wear their specific colors
- K - purple
- 1 - blue
- 2 - green
- 3 - yellow
- 4 - orange
- 5 - red
V - you can dress like vacation or wear your grade level colors again
Save the Date!
All performances are at Oakland UNLESS otherwise listed
March 16th: 1st Grade Music Concert 6:30 pm
April 13th: Kindergarten Music Concert 6:30 pm
April 28th: D34 and D117 Band, Orchestra, and Choir Concert (@ Lakes) TBD
April 20th: Band Concert (@ AUGS) 7pm
May 3rd: Beginning Orchestra Concert (@ Hillcrest) 6:30pm
May 18th: Intermediate and 4/5 Orchestra (@ AUGS) 6:30 pm
March Lunch Menu
3/16 - 1st Grade Music Concert
3/24 - Early Release
3/27 - 3/31 - Spring Break
5/19 - 5th Grade History Fair
5/22 Field Day!
District Level Updates
Earth Day Community Clean Up
Help spruce up the community in honor of Earth Day 2023. Gather a group of family, friends or students and sign up to help clean up one of the local Antioch parks and prepare them for the season.
Human Resources Department
Some of our openings we have are: school psychologist, speech language pathologist, and LPN.
5Essentials Survey Family Participation
The annual 5Essentials survey is open for families. Click on the links to learn more: 5Essentials Family Letter: English Version 5Essentails family letter: Spanish Version.
The Technology Department is aware that student iPads tend to get a little more dirty around this time of year. If families are interested in cleaning the students’ devices, please follow the steps below.
Please spray an electronic safe cleaner (like Windex or a lens cleaner) on a soft cloth and wipe down the iPad until it is clean. You can then use a dry microfiber cloth to remove any remaining moisture or streaks. Please don’t use a harsh cloth like a paper towel as this might scratch the screen. Please don’t spray the cleaner directly on the screen. Make sure to spray it on the cloth instead.
Please be careful around the home button as this is the only open spot that moisture can get directly to the screen.
Please do not remove the cases. The cases are specific to the warranty the District has with Apple.
Students should also please refrain from putting stickers on the iPad case, cord and brick.
Student iPad Pictures
The Technology Department is asking families to help reduce and monitor the students’ photos that are on the iPads. There has been an increase in the number of students’ photos, especially ones that are not school related. Please help by checking students’ iPads for these photos and deleting them and then deleting them from the deleted folder. Help us teach the students good digital citizenship skills by using the school iPad for school related pictures only.
Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC)
On Thursday, March 2nd, in partnership with Rachel Balcer from D117, we had our first Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) meeting. This is a requirement of school districts that have a BIlingual EL program, and our program has doubled in the last three years. We will be meeting monthly and our next meeting is on April 6th from 6:30-7:30 at Lakes High School.
The goals of the committee are:
Establish and maintain collaboration between the School Districts and our bilingual community
Plan, promote, and encourage participation in workshops for and about culture, education, and community resources
Review and provide recommendations regarding District bilingual grants and programming
Information for Families
2023-2024 Registration is Now Open - All registration can be done online
New Kindergarten Registration (currently not in a D34 school)
Children that turn 5 by September 1, 2023 can register.
Click on Next School Year - New Student Registration 2023-2024.
Returning Student Registration (any student currently in a D34 school)
An email was sent to the email address currently listed in PowerSchool.
Follow the instructions in the email.
Note: If your child is moving from one school in the district to another, they are not a New Student. That child would register as a returning student.
5th grade student at Oakland Elementary going to 6th grade at Antioch Upper Grade School; or
PreK student at Mary Kay McNeill Early Learning Center going to Kindergarten at Oakland Elementary
Payments can be made online, take advantage of early bird rates and raffle.
If your 2023-2024 school fees are paid in full or you have a payment plan in place before the first day of school, you will pay Early Bird Fees as shown here. All payments after the start of the school year will be as shown in the column titled Fees on or after August 11, 2023. This applies to ALL District families, including outplaced students.
All families have the opportunity to be entered in a district raffle once they complete the registration process and pay 2023-2024 school fees or enter into a payment plan as follows:
Completed by March 31, 2023 - One family will get a refund of their student's material fee in September.
Completed by April 28, 2023 - One family will get a 50% refund of their student's material fee in September.
Completed by May 31, 2023 - One family will get a 25% refund of their student's material fee in September.
Eligibility for the drawing will be based on completed registration and either submission of payment or enrollment in a payment plan. If you have multiple students, you will be entered in the raffle for each child you have completed registration and paid fees for. Only the student whose name is drawn will qualify for a refund.