Oak Ridge Family Focus

October 20th Edition

Thank you

A BIG thank you to our PTA for putting together a wonderful book fair this week and for all of our families and staff that were able to attend. Students were excited and could not stop smiling all week because they were able to get their hands on some new books. Thank you to our PTA, Oak Ridge staff, and all of our Oak Ridge families for your support and for inspiring a love of reading in our students.


Unity Day: Wednesday, October 23rd

As part of Bullying Prevention Month, Oak Ridge will celebrate Unity Day, which promotes kindness, acceptance, and inclusion for all students and staff. On Wednesday, we encourage everyone to wear orange as we come together as a school and community to unite against bullying.


Hickory Hills Howls Through the Hills

On Saturday, October 26th, Hickory Hills will be holding its annual Howl Through the Hills. Please see the Hickory Hills website to register and for more information. Come join us as we support our running clubs and have a great time!


Bullying Prevention Month

October is Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is defined as "unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time." (stopbullying.gov)


Here are some resources that will help. If you have any questions or need additional support, please contact your child's teacher or call the main office at 708-598-5713.


  • Warning Signs of Bullying
  • What is Cyberbullying, Preventing Cyberbullying, and Digital Awareness for Parents
  • What can I do as a Parent?



  • Have a wonderful week, and go Mustangs!



    Kevin Buscemi, principal

    Jennifer Stefan, assistant principal

    Snapshots From Last Week

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    Disability and Health Awareness

    This year, Oak Ridge will be bringing awareness to various disabilities and health conditions. Please check back here each month to see what is being highlighted and learn some interesting facts!


    Check out October: Cerebral Palsy

    This Week's Breakfast Menu

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    This Week's Lunch Menu

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    Events This Week

    Monday, October 21st

    Running Club (7:30-8:15am)

    ASSETs (3:00-4:00pm)


    Tuesday, October 22nd

    3rd grade Intramural Soccer (7:30-8:15am)

    ASSETs (3:00-4:00pm)


    Wednesday, October 23rd

    Unity Day: Wear Orange

    2nd grade Intramural Soccer (7:30-8:15am)

    LEAP Running Club Practice (3:00-4:00pm)

    ASSETs (3:00-4:00pm)


    Thursday, October 24th

    ASSETs (3:00-4:00pm)


    Friday, October 25th

    Both Running Club Practices (3:00-4:00pm)

    Upcoming Dates

    Saturday, October 26th

    Howl Through the Hills at 9am (Hickory Hills City Hall - 8652 95th St)


    Wednesday, October 30th

    Taffy Apple Order Pick Up


    Friday, November 1st

    Quarter 1 Report Cards Available Online

    Boo Bash at Oak Ridge (6:00-8:30pm)


    Wednesday, November 6th

    Early Dismissal at 1:30pm (Team Day)


    Thursday, November 7th

    PTA Meeting at 6pm (Oak Ridge Media Center)


    Monday, November 11th

    No School (Veterans Day)


    Friday, November 15th

    Free Popcorn Day


    Monday, November 25th

    Early Dismissal at 1:30pm

    Parent-Teacher Conferences (2:00-8:00pm)


    Tuesday, November 26th

    No School

    Parent-Teacher Conferences (9-12pm)


    November 27th-December 1st

    No School (Thanksgiving Break)


    See the Oak Ridge calendar for additional events

    Oak Ridge Elementary School

    Our school has about 700 students in grades 2nd through 5th.

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