Oak Ridge Connection
December 4 , 2015
Message from the Principal
Thank you for another great week. We had a very busy first week back from break. It was wonderful to see so many parents attend conferences. We all need to work together to ensure the success of our students. Have a great weekend.
Dr. Jason Parrott
News and Notes
Dress your Children for Winter Weather
Please send your children to school with a warm coat, boots, snowpants, hat, mittens. The children will go out for lunch recess every day unless it is between 12 and 15 degrees factoring in the wind chill. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Holiday Food Drive, New Toy and New Clothing Donations
Oak Ridge will be participating in a non-perishable food drive to help support the Boys and Girl's Club Christmas Classic. The Club distributes baskets to needy families in the immediate area. The food drive will begin on November 30 and end on December 15th. If you wish to participate, the following classes are asked to bring the following:
Kindergarten- Boxed meals (ie.Mac & Cheese, Hamburger Helper), First grade- Cereal, Second grade-Canned soup, Third grade-Canned fruit and vegetables, sauces, Fourth grade-canned meats and fish, Fifth grade-Laundry soap and personal toiletries.
(2) boxes are set up in the main office if you wish to donate new toys or new clothing of any kind to the Salvation Army. We will be accepting donations until December 15.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Have a question:
In the beginning of the year, Oak Ridge had a Curriculum Night to explain what your child will be doing this year in school. We understand that questions will occur throughout the year and wanted to provide a forum for those questions to be answered. We are instituting an Online Curriculum Forum to answer any specific questions you may have. If you have a question regarding overall school procedures, grade level content, schools of choice, or special education services please click on the following Google form: http://goo.gl/forms/toJIVPxQBb. Please make sure all questions are appropriate. We are all a community here, and as a community we need to treat each other with respect. Answers to questions will be posted on a weekly basis.
The Royal Oak PTA Council and Royal Oak Middle School are sponsoring a five part Parent Workshop Series. You are welcome to attend the entire series or simply the sessions that are of interest to you. The workshops are free. For more information, including how to register for the workshops, please click here.
OAK RIDGE SAFETY PATROL RECREATION
*All members of the Safety Patrol are invited
*Safeties must arrange transportation home at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 16---3:45 - 4:30 in the gym
Wednesday, Jan. 6---3:45-4:30 in the gym
Wednesday, Jan.20---3:45-4:30 in the gym
Wednesday, Feb. 3---3:45-4:30 in the gym
Wednesday, Feb. 17---3:45-4:30 in the gym
Wednesday, March 3---3:45-4:30 in the gym
Wednesday, March 17---3:45-4:30 in the gym
Please post this.
This Week at Oak Ridge
Mrs. Rybicki's Class
Mrs. Rybicki's kindergarten class working with their buddy classes.
Mrs. Karczewski's Class
Mrs. Karczewski's first grade class studying the properties of air with Mrs. McFeely.
Mrs. Fischer's Class
Mrs. Fischer's second grade class taking time for a brain break.
Mrs. McBath's Class
Mrs. Mcbath's third grade class discussing talking about orders of operations.
Mrs. Fletcher's Class
Mrs. Fletcher's fourth grade class working in Reader's Workshop.
Mrs. Granett's Class
Mrs. Granett's fifth grade class writing a reading response.
From the desk of the Student Senate
We are pleased to announce that we have inaugurated the 2015-2016 Student Congress. We had so many students interested and were pleased with the effort that everyone put in that we wanted to give each student the opportunity to be a leader at Oak Ridge. In order to make this happen, we had to change the legislative body from one house to two.The Student Senate is no more and the Student Congress has been formed. We are looking forward to an exciting year of making our community a better place.
Oak Ridge Student Senate
Dec.21-Jan. 1 - Holiday Break
Jan. 14 - Kindergarten Roundup - For 2016-17 year. Children must be 5 years old by
September 1, 2016
Jan. 18 MLK birthday - No school
Jan. 20 First grade vocal music program - 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 29 Records Day - No school
Feb.15-16 - Winter break
Feb. 22 4th grade Vocal Music Concert
March 23 - Open House- 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. -
March 25- Good Friday - No school
April 4 - 8 Spring Break
April 19 - Third Grade Vocal Music Concert - 7:00 p.m.
May 27 - Red, White, and Blue Day
May 30 Memorial Day - No school
June 21 Last Day of School - full day
Professional Development Late Start Days
Breakfast will be served at 8:50 a.m. on late start days.
Homework Club ($15.00 per family per semester) begins at 8:20 a.m. in the lunch room.
The following are the late start days for the 2015-16 school year.
DEC. 2, 9, 16,
FEB. 3, 10, 24
MARCH 2, 9, 16
APRIL 13, 20, 27
MAY 4, 11, 18, 25