Oak Farm Community Memo

week #20: January 16, 2015

Dates to Note:

Monday, Jan 19: Winter session of after school clubs begin
Tuesday, Jan 20: Lower swimming - RESCHEDULED
Thursday, Jan 22: Parent Ed Night: Primary to Lower meeting
Monday, Jan 26: Lower Swimming
Thursday, Jan 29: Upper Swimming

Remember - March 7 - Tall Oak Gala @ Dupont Downs in Fort Wayne

Oak Farm turns 15!

Last night the Oak Farm campus was full of energy! Families from the past & present were here sharing stories and catching up with one another. Fifteen years ago, the school opened its doors (in what is now the Green Farmhouse) with fewer than 15 students. Today, we have six classroom buildings and a total of 244 students! The school has grown and continues to provide a choice for the families in the area. We are so happy your family has made the choice to be at Oak Farm - it is YOU that makes this place so wonderful!

Head of School Maternity Leave

Dear Oak Farm families,
On January 26th I will begin a six-week maternity leave as our family welcomes our newest addition. I will be returning on March 9th. While I am away, plans are in place behind the scenes for all to run as smoothly as ever, and I will be in close touch with the administrative team throughout the six weeks to be connected to all that is happening at school and available when needed. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher or the front office for a quick response. I look forward to being back on campus and seeing you all in a few short weeks!

Moving Up Meeting - Primary to Lower

Thursday, January 22 - 6:00-7:30
Parents of Kindergarteners are invited to come hear from the Lower teachers about what life is like in Lower Elementary. Please contact Macy to RSVP for this event.

Childcare is available for Oak Farm students who are in Primary - Middle School. The cost is $5 per child. You must contact Macy to reserve a spot in childcare.

Eggs for Sale!

The chickens at the middle school have been producing lots eggs while we have been on winter break and enjoying snow days. Our abundance of eggs are available for $3/dozen in the Victorian Farmhouse lobby, self-service style as long as they last. Friday egg sales at the middle school should resume January 23 from 3 - 3:45 PM.

Save Water Bottles for the Art Room

The Lower students have an art project planned that requires A LOT of empty water bottles. Please bring your bottles to school - Victorian House students, drop them off to Macy. Elementary & Middle School students - please save them in your classroom to take over to the Art Center.

Volunteer Needed

The infant room teachers need some help with a sewing a few small bean-bags for their Gala auction item. Please contact Macy if you are interested in learning more about this project.

Suzuki Piano Recital

Mary Todd's piano students will be having their Winter Suzuki Piano Recital on Sunday, January 25 at 2:15pm in the Allen County Downtown Library in Fort Wayne. They will be using the grand piano at the Performance Hall, on the lower level. The students are polishing pieces for performance and would love to have you in the audience!