Oak Farm Montessori School

Community Memo - January 15, 2016

Dates to Note:

January 21: Moving-Up meeting for parents of current Kindergarteners

January 25: Golf Team Parent Meeting @ 3:45

January 26: Oak Farm Connects at Warm Heart Food Pantry in Waterloo

January 28: Moving-Up meeting for parents of current Third Graders

February 4: Moving-Up meeting for parents of current Sixth graders

February 8: Upper Elementary Field Trip

Wednesday, January 20 - LAST DAY to order February Lunches!

School Closings or Delays - from the Parent Handbook:

Notice of emergency closings or delays will be broadcast on the following radio and TV stations: WOWO (1190 AM Ft. Wayne) WMEE (97.3 FM Ft. Wayne) and Fort Wayne television stations 15, 21, and 33.


Oak Farm monitors local school public school districts to determine any delay or closing for Oak Farm. If the temperature with wind chill is -19 or warmer, Oak Farm will monitor the status of two other private schools to determine if school will be delayed or closed. If the temperature with wind chill is -20 or colder, Oak Farm will delay or close at our discretion.


Whenever possible, the decision to delay the start of school in the morning or to close school will be made the evening before or by 6:00am. If weather conditions warrant a second decision, the decision will be made by 8:00am. The times of the first and second decision is based upon the time Oak Farm initiates the notification to parents not when parents will actually receive the notification.

When a school delay is called, the delay is from 8:30 a.m.


Oak Farm has adopted two delay options: a 1-hour delay and a 2-hour delay.


  • A 1-hour delay means that students may begin arriving in their classrooms at 9:30. School will be open on 1-hour delay days for half-day students and the school lunch program will be as planned.
  • A 2-hour delay means that students may begin arriving in their classrooms at 10:30. School will be closed to half-day students and the lunch program may be modified to a lunch menu that can be prepared for the normal lunch time.

Buy Your Yearbook NOW!

The Yearbook Club has been working hard and will continue to do so into the new year.


Yearbooks are onsale - $25 per copy! These are only available through the publisher's website: https://yearbookforever.com/#

After School Clubs - Registration NOW OPEN!

Information has been sent home with Kindergarten, Elementary & Middle School students. Clubs will begin the week of February 1, will run for 6 weeks. Pick up is at 4:30 for all clubs.


  • MONDAY - Yearbook for Middle School Students
  • MONDAY - Chess Club for Kindergarten & Lower Students
  • WEDNESDAY - Cross Stitching for Lower Elementary Students
  • THURSDAY - STEAM Club for Upper & Middle School Students


Please send in your registration form or contact Macy if you want to register! Space is limited!

ENMS - Swim & Dive Team

There will be a parent/swimmer meeting on Wednesday, January 20 at 5:30 - at East Noble Middle School. We apologize for not having any more information about this - if you are interested and have questions, please contact East Noble directly - 260.347.0100

NEXT SCHOOL YEAR - dates to note

This is not the complete calendar, but below are some important dates for next school year


  • August 22: First Day of School
  • September 5: Labor Day - School Closed
  • October 17: Fall Break - School Closed
  • October 27-28: Fall Conferences - No School for Students
  • November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 21 - January 3: Winter Break
  • February 13: Mid-Winter Break (possible make up day)
  • March 9-10: Spring Conferences - No School for Students
  • April 3 - 7: Spring Break - School Closed
  • April 14: Good Friday - School Closed
  • May 26: Last Day of School

Oak Farm Apparel still available!

Stop into the Victorian Farmhouse or call/email Nan if you are interested in purchasing some spirit wear... it never goes out of style! :)

All Things Gala

The count down has begun - only 6 weeks to go until the Tall Oak Gala! Each Wednesday you will be getting an "All Things Gala" email with details and sneak-peeks that will help you know what you need to know for this years CELEBRATION!


If you have any questions - don't hesitate to contact the school... we are happy to help!


You can RSVP here, or accessing it through the website: oakfarm.org/rsvp

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For sale in the Victorian Farmhouse!

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