Oxbow Owls News

January 2020

Important January Dates

January 6th - School Resumes

January 7th - Skate Night at Rolladium 6:30-8:30 pm

January 14th - Dining for Dollars at Applebee's

January 16th - OPC Meeting 10:00 am

January 20th - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 20th - Dining for Dollars at Jet's Pizza (Nordic Dr.)

January 23rd - Dining for Dollars at Applebee's

January 24th - Half Day for Students

Please see Oxbows improved Facebook below!

Tis the Season for Giving! So many in our community did just that and we thank you!

Our first Student of the Month Breakfast was a fun event for parents, students and teachers alike!

Attendance policy and the importance of attendance.

Our school day begins at 9:10 a.m. and ends at 4:07 p.m. If your child will be late or absent, please call the Oxbow 24-hour attendance line at 248-684-8074 by 9:15 a.m. If we do not hear from you, you will receive a phone call from our Skylert system and your student will be marked unexcused. If your student is at a doctor appointment please provide a doctor note to the office. We want to make sure all our students are safe and accounted for every day and appreciate your support. Academics as well as social interaction, building positive relationships with school staff, and developing a connection with the school community are essential to your child's overall development. Therefore, supporting your child's attendance is crucial to their success. Parents play an important role in ensuring that their child maintains a good record for punctuality and attendance. Thank you for your partnership as we work together, to make a positive difference in the success of your child!

Attention Dad's, Grandpa's, and other Father Figures! Please see the attached flier to volunteer here at Oxbow!

Please find a copy of our District Elementary Specials Calendar. Please see your child's teacher for more details.

Title One events

Sneak peak at the 2019-2020 Title 1 Parent Involvement Events at Oxbow:

- Students of the Month Breakfasts: (December, February and June) celebrating students’ efforts and citizenship in the classroom

-March Lit Night: part of our month long celebration of reading. Don’t miss this incredible night of tips, tools and fun dedicated to reading and writing success

-STEM Night: A night of experiments and fun for children and parents related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

5 Ways To Be An Involved Parent:

• Parenting-setting and enforcing boundaries.

• Communicating-with children, teachers and administrators

• Learning at Home- helping with homework, reading with your child, and providing daily opportunities to support life lessons

• Volunteering-we would love to have you join us, we even have plenty of at-home opportunities for busy parents!

• Decision Making-Join us at our Parent Title 1 or OPC (parent council) meetings

OPC corner!

If you are interested in being on the Oxbow Parent Council Board please contact the OPC on Facebook.

If you are available on Fridays please consider coming up to help pop popcorn. We are always looking for volunteers.

Snacks and lunch

Please remember to pack healthy snacks and lunches for your little ones. Brain food is so important throughout the day as they learn. Also, no frozen foods at lunch as we are not able to heat food up in a microwave. Thank you for your support!

Oxbow Math Club! See below for schedule.

Literacy corner

Clinic Corner

Please see the attached links from Oakland County regarding lice. Please also see attachments regarding contagious illness and what you can do to prevent them.