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Oakland Elementary School: January 20th, 2023

Important Dates

January 25: Kindergarten Information Night (parents only) 6:30-7:30pm

January 27: Records Day--No school for students

February 1: Professional Development Late Start--First bell for students is at 9:20am

February 3: Sweetheart Dance--5:30-6:00pm sensory friendly, 6:00-8:00pm all students (see flyer and volunteer signup in PTA section below...please also note that the one "special guest" must be an adult)

February 6: PTA Founders' Day

February 8: Professional Development Late Start--First bell for students is at 9:20am

February 15: Professional Development Late Start--First bell for students is at 9:20am

February 20-21: No school (Mid-Winter Break)

March 1: Professional Development Late Start--First bell for students is at 9:20am

2023-2024 Royal Oak Schools Calendar

Click here to see next year's calendar.

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Oakland Lost & Found

If your child, as children do, has lost an article of clothing, lunchbox, water bottle, etc., please click on this link to see if we have found what is lost.

Blessings In A Backpack (reminder)

“Blessings in a Backpack” is a program designed to provide students on the free and reduced lunch program with enough food for three meals a day during the weekends. This program, administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, is active in Royal Oak Schools. If you agree to take part in this program during the school year, your child will receive a bag filled with food for the weekend. A bag of food will be put in your child's locker for take home on Fridays. The simple meals may include food like macaroni and cheese, beef ravioli, canned fruit, granola bars, soups, juice and other items. Students will receive a bag every week.

If you would like to have your child participate in this program, fill out the form below and mail it to the board office at 800 Devillen, Royal Oak, MI 48073, or just hit submit on this form. Please be sure to indicate on the form if you child has any food allergies. If your child has a food allergy, you as the parent are responsible for checking all food labels when the food arrives home. Royal Oak Schools, as well as Blessings in a Backpack, will not be held responsible for any accidental food allergen exposure.

Sign up for Blessings in a Backpack

How Adults Take the Joy Out of Sports

This is not directly school related, though I would readily make the argument that the entirety of our students' lives matters to us. And having seen as a parent and educator how well intentioned adults can burn kids out, I recommend reading this.

Royal Oak Schools Long Range Planning

If you are interested in being part of the planning process for how Royal Oak Schools will grow and develop in the coming years, click here for more information about how to participate.

Caregivers Back-to-School Series

This is an educational resource centered around ways adults can have meaningful health discussions and help youth build trusting relationships with their healthcare providers.

Dr. Kim's Corner

A link to our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Coordinator's page on the district website. Lots of good information and resources here.

Royal Oak Performing Arts Newsletter

Click here to see what is going on in the performing arts across the district.

School Supply Lists

Click here for access to Oakland's school supply lists.

Additional Resources for Families

A variety of resources to support families.

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Sweetheart Dance Volunteer Signup

Please consider volunteering to help. Our events our successful because of the many people that selflessly give of their time to make them wonderful experiences for our kids.

WatchD.O.G.S. Signup

Click here to sign up to be a Watchdog.

Oakland PTA MemberHub

Here is a direct link to the Oakland PTA MemberHub store where memberships can be purchased. Please consider joining. A school is a community, and a community is only as strong as the people in it, and Oakland's PTA embodies this.

Principal Sam Lynch

“Maybe I can’t stop the downpour, but I will always join you for the walk in the rain.”

Sukhraj Dhillon

He/Him/His • (What's This?)

Location: 2415 Brockton Avenue, Royal Oak, MI, USA
Phone: 248 5424406
Twitter: @STLROeducation

One Last Informational Tidbit (reminder)

It is clearly an understatement to say that we have had a challenging last few years. A clear offshoot of this is that many of our kids and families are struggling with any number of things, be it social-emotional, financial, or any variety of issues that have been amplified by the pandemic. With this being said, please know that Oakland is a community that looks to support all of its members, both with school resources and our network of outside supports.

If you find your kids or yourselves in any sort of need, please feel free to reach out to me at Any request for assistance will be discreet, with full intent of following the wishes of each and everyone of you with regards to who might be made aware of your challenges.

In short, we care deeply and want to help.

Last, But Maybe Not Least...

During the first several months of the pandemic, I periodically wrote some thoughts that I thought important for some of us to think about. Many in our community have already read them, but I have had multiple people inquire about seeing some of them again, and we also have several new families joining us. With that in mind, I will keep the links below active (and may periodically add to them). Feel free to take a look or share or ignore, whatever your inclinations may be.