Finley-Oates Elementary School

Communication Update

The mission of Finley-Oates Elementary School is to provide instruction and support to build a strong educational foundation, while promoting opportunities for all students to achieve their maximum academic, social, emotional, and physical potential.

January 31, 2022-February 4, 2022

Mary Lou Fox, Principal

mary.fox@bonhamisd.org


Cristi Uland, Assistant Principal

cristi.uland@bonhamisd.org

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Help slow the spread of COVID-19.

***If your child has symptoms of COVID do NOT put them on the bus or send them to school.
*** If they’re symptomatic & you would like to have them tested, call the office 903-640-4090 and set up a time to bring them to campus for testing.
***For ALL illnesses, students must be fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of medicine) before returning. If they have thrown up, they must also wait 24 hours.
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Handicapped Parking

Parents,

Please be considerate when dropping off or picking up your student by not parking in our marked Handicapped Parking spaces unless you have a valid tag or sticker.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Normal arrival time is 7:15 am to 7:40 am.
  • Please do not drop students off at the front doors (east side).
  • Parents may drop-off on the west side of the building, or go through the drive on the north side.
  • Students are tardy if they are not in class by 7:40 am.


Dismissal

Parents are no longer allowed to park and walk to the building to pick up students.
  • Kindergarten Dismissal-West Side of the Building; 2:55 pm
  • First Grade Dismissal-West Side of the Building; 3:10 pm
  • Second Grade Dismissal-North Side of the Building; 3:00 pm
  • Third Grade Dismissal-North Side of the Building; 3:00 pm

Anyone picking up a student before 2:30 pm must bring a valid government-issued photo ID

(ex: driver's license).

Please send a water bottle!

Please send a water bottle to school with your child. Students will be allowed to refill their bottles as needed throughout the day. Make sure his/her name is on it!
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February Character Trait

Empathy: the ability to understand and connect to the feelings of another
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Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are free for ALL students.

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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Valentines Photo Booth

If you want your child's picture taken, send the money and let the teacher know whom you want your child's picture taken with and the number of pictures you want. We will try to accommodate if you have siblings on campus and want all of your children in one picture.


Proceeds will benefit one of our own Finley-Oates staff members.

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Save the Date - McTeacher's Night

Tuesday, February 15th
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Let's Celebrate TWOs-day!

On 2/22/22, Finley-Oates staff and students will be celebrating TWOs-day. Students can wear ties or tutus, dress like a taco for Taco Tuesday, pick a friend and dress like a twin, or something that comes in pairs. (i.e. peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, Scooby Doo and Shaggy, Tom and Jerry, Laverne and Shirley, ketchup and mustard, etc.)


Be creative and let's celebrate TWOs-day!

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Family Support

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) launched a statewide mental health support line to help all Texans experiencing anxiety, stress, or other emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The line is available anytime day or night at

(833) 986-1919. Counseling services are confidential and free of charge. More information on COVID-19 related mental health resources can be found at https://hhs.texas.gov/services/mental-health-substance-use/mental-health-substance-use-resources.

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Scan the QR Code above to go to our website!

The Bonham Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs. Inquiries related to the policies of the Bonham Independent School District should be directed to: Superintendent, Bonham ISD, P.O. Box 490, Bonham, Texas 75418. Telephone number is 903-583-5526, extension 1100.