Updates from Mrs. Froning

March 13, 2022

The purpose of the Oakley Park learning community is to ensure social- emotional development for all students so they can reach their full academic and personal potential.

24 Hr Attendance Line: 248-956-4190

Oakley Park School Times

Drop off: 8:50 AM

First Bell: 8:55 AM

Tardy Bell: 9:00 AM
Dismissal: 4:00 PM
1/2 Day Dismissal: 12:25 PM

Staggered Dismssal times:

3:45 pm begin calling Owl Pick Up numbers & Student sign out

3:56 pm Walkers & Prime time and first of three bus numbers

3:58 pm continue calling bus numbers and student names

4:07 Buses depart from Oakley Park

*Owl Pick Up numbers and student names will continue to be called throughout the dismissal period.

Oakley Park "Bell Times" for the 2022-2023 School Year

Oakley Park will continue with the same "bell times" for the 2022- 2023 school year.

Drop off: 8:50 AM

First Bell: 8:55 AM

Tardy Bell: 9:00 AM
Dismissal: 4:00 PM
1/2 Day Dismissal: 12:25 PM

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We are SO excited to welcome parents/caregivers of our incoming Owls (Class of 2035) to Kindergarten Orientation on

Monday, March 14

at 6:00 pm

in the Oakley Park Media Center

Thank you for sharing this date with neighbors and friends who will have an incoming Kindergartner for the 2022-2023 school year!

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While we always celebrate READING at Oakley Park, we are looking forward to engaging in some additional special activities as March is officially known as "Reading Month"! Classrooms/grade levels will be highlighting authors and generas while encouraging lots of reading in school and at home (among other things)! All grades/classrooms will celebrate Fun Fridays as follows:

Friday: March 18

  • Bring a beach towel to school and read on it

Friday: March 25

  • Read in the Glow-Bring a flashlight to school and read with the lights off

New Parking Lot Plan is a SUCCESS!

Thank you to Matt & Ashely Goldsby, Michael Dunn and John Alexander for help in launching our new parking lot procedure! The process is working VERY well! We are able to have approximately 55 cars staged in the parking lot prior to the start of dismissal (3:45) The flow of the line once we began loading cars was smooth and we did not have ANY vehicles out on the shoulder of Oakley Park Road waiting to enter the parking lot! We loaded an average of 70 cars a day in about 12 minutes.

Given the improves to the parking lot/pick up process, we strongly encourage you to use Owl Pick Up! We understand some prefer to park and sign your child(ren) out (as it was sometimes faster prior to our changes in parking lot.) Given this weeks success, we hope you will enroll in Owl Pick Up. Call our office or email Mrs. Waling kimberlywaling@wlcsd.org

*If you sign your child out at the front of the building, PLEASE do not return to your vehicle and wait there for your child. For the safety of your child, you are asked remain near the front entrance for your child.

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Student Council News

The Oakley Park Student Council is currently collecting donations of new packages of boys and girls socks and underwear for the HAVEN shelter of Oakland County. They are in need of all sizes - from toddlers to teens. Collection boxes are located throughout the school. The deadline for all donations is Tuesday, March 22nd! Thank you for your support for this project. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Pace or Mr. Bernstein.

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Calling all Dads, Step-dads, Granddads, Uncles, and other father-figures/male adult role models!

Join our WATCH D.O.G.S Team!

What is WATCH D.O.G.S?

  • WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering. The group was created in 1988 and today there are 6,450 active WATCH D.O.G.S. schools nationally.

Why implement Watch D.O.G.S at Oakley Park?

  • To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

  • To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and support students with conflict resolution.

  • Support school community relationships.

What is expected of a WATCH D.O.G.?

  • Support on the playground

  • Guide conflict resolution

  • Safety-reporting all injuries/concerns to playground staff

  • Encourage students to be active, play games, and be involved!

  • Support in the parking lot during dismissal

    • Helpful guide the traffic flow

    • Ensure the safety of students and families

  • Confidentiality in regards to all interactions with students and staff

What is the time commitment of a WATCH D.O.G?

  • We welcome our D.O.G.S based on what works best for their schedules! We use a SignUp Genius for scheduling so you can sign up for the date(s) that work best for your schedule. There is no required number of times…you could volunteer once a month, once a week or once between now and June!

Below are two documents that need to be completed (sign and return to school) to officially get started as a volunteer. Once these forms have been received, you will be set a link to the Sign-Up Genius WATCH D.O.G. site.

Thank you so much for your interest in the program and for supporting our Owls! We are excited to welcome you to the playground and/or parking lot!

WLCSD Math Course Skipping Information

Dear Families,

Our current math standards are more rigorous and demanding than ever. Students are expected to develop a deep understanding of concepts leading to fluency with facts and procedures, and the ability to clearly communicate their mathematical thinking. Further, students must pass a demanding sequence of high school math courses in order to meet graduation requirements. In response to the increased expectations for all students, we have adjusted the content focus and instructional approaches in all of our math courses.

Because of the higher standards and to ensure student success at all points of their mathematical education, we are using the procedures described in the document linked below to accelerate students. In order to skip a course in the math sequence, students must demonstrate proficiency in the content and skills of the course they are attempting to skip.

The process and procedures described in the document linked below apply to all students currently in grades 2 through 7. Students attempting to test-out of high school courses will use the existing process described on the district website. Parents of students in kindergarten or first grade who have indications their child is possibly ready to skip a year of Mathematics should contact their building principal.

If you have questions after reviewing the process, please contact your building principal or me.

Thank you for your partnership in education.


Ellen McDonald

Math/Science Coordinator



Overview of Math Course-Skipping Process (Click link below)

Math Course Skipping Test Registration Form

Deadline for registration is Friday, March 25th.

Twirl M's at Oakley Park!

Join Twirl-M's Baton for After-School twirling fun!

You'll explore baton twirling tricks, marching, and parade twirling, as well as pom pon to fun music. Batons and poms will be provided for your use so nothing is needed except some comfy clothes and tennis shoes! Meet Miss Rhonda for an hour of fun twirling!

Oakley Park Elementary

4:00pm- 5:00pm


Mondays 3/21 - 5/9

$60.00 Registration Fee

Click on this link to register!!!


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2022-23 PTA positions

We are looking for parents who want to get more involved with their child’s elementary experience to join the PTA in a leadership role. There are a variety of options open, please take a look at OakleyParkPTA.com/positions

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2021-2022 Student Voluntary Accident Insurance

Other Helpful Links:

Download/Save/Print the 2022-23 WLCSD school year calendar at the following link: https://wlcsd.org/downloads/district_calendars/wlcsd_2022-23_calendar.pdf

Contact Information

Kristin Froning, Principal

Karen Clark, Principals Secretary

Kim Waling, Building Secretary

Main Office: 248-956-4100

Attendance Line: 248-956-4190

Prime Time Care: 248-956-4199