The Hoot Owl
WELCOME TO OAK RIDGE ELEMENTARY
Welcome to Oak Ridge! We are so excited to have you and your child at our school for the 2020-2021 school year. Let me take a minute and introduce you to a few key folks you will need to know.
MRS. ELDRIDGE - PRINCIPAL
I have been married to Mr. Eldridge for 29 years. We have 2 boys who are 27 and 21. Our oldest is married to a precious young lady who is a first grade teacher at another elementary school in Conroe ISD. We have two dogs. When I am not a school, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing games (we are fiercely competitive), reading and serving in the community.
MS. SALY - ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Howdy! I am Ms. Saly, the Assistant Principal at Oak Ridge Elementary. I have been fortunate to be the assistant principal at Oak Ridge Elementary for six years. I have been in Conroe ISD for 23 years as an educator and proud to be a CISD graduate. I love visiting with our students in the classroom and the halls of Oak Ridge.
I am a passionate Texas A&M University Graduate and love all things Aggie. On fall weekends, you can probably find me at Kyle field cheering on my favorite college team. In the spring, you will probably find me cheering on my nephew, who plays high school baseball, and my niece, who is on a travel softball team. Spending time with family and friends is a joy of mine.
We look forward to getting to know your Owl and the 2020-21 school year is going to be a great year for Oak Ridge Elementary.
DR. PLAYFAIR - COUNSELOR
Hello and welcome to Oak Ridge Elementary! My name is Becky Playfair, and I am the school counselor.
I am originally from Pennsylvania where I attended the University of Pittsburgh for my B.A., M. Ed. and
Ph.D. I have been working at ORE for 15 years, and I have loved every minute! I live with my sweet rescue
dog, Holly, who is now 6. I have an amazing 25 year old son, Lance, who lives and works in the Dallas area. I am
so happy your children and you are becoming part of our ORE family! I can't wait to meet you!
MRS. SIMS - SCHOOL NURSE
Hello Oak Ridge families,
My name is Audra Sims. I am the registered nurse here at Oak Ridge Elementary. I have served with Conroe ISD for 18 years and have almost 30 years of nursing experience. It has been my pleasure to serve Oak Ridge Elementary for the last 13 years. Prior to school nursing I worked many years in a pediatric hospital and clinic setting and then transitioned to office nursing when my children were young. My husband and I have 2 children ages 27 and 24, and a wonderful son-in-law. All 3 are Oak Ridge Alumni. My goal as a team member is to provide academic success by promoting health and safety. Also, to provide assessment and treatment within the scope of professional nursing practice, communicate with parents, referrals to physicians, and provision or supervision of prescribed nursing care. If your child has any health concerns please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be happy to speak with you.
MRS. VERA - REGISTRAR
MS. GENSBIGLER - SCHOOL SECRETARY
MRS. ROGERS - RECEPTIONIST
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW
*Teacher assignments will be emailed out Friday, July 31(unless there is a glitch)
*Teddy Bear Tea for PK and Kindergarten students is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 5 from 5-6 p.m.
*Meet the Teacher is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 6. Times to be announced. More specifics on these two events will be emailed in a back to school email.
*First day of school is Wednesday, August 12.
*If you have children in our school who are on free/reduced lunch, it does not automatically roll over and add this new child. You will need to complete that again online in late July, early August.
*Breakfast and lunch are served at ORE.
*Doors open daily at 7:35 and school starts at 8:00 a.m. Students are counted tardy if they arrive after 8:01. Dismissal is at 3:10 p.m. Car rider dismissal will star at approximately 3:13 in order to ensure we have all grades ready to go.
Phone - 832-592-5900 (leave a message and we will get back to you within 24 hours unless it is the weekend)
Email - email@example.com This email is monitored 8-3 week days.