Finley-Oates Elementary School

Communication Update

The mission of Finley-Oates Elementary School is to provide instruction and support to build a strong educational foundation, while promoting opportunities for all students to achieve their maximum academic, social, emotional, and physical potential.

April 11, 2022 - April 15, 2022

Mary Lou Fox, Principal

mary.fox@bonhamisd.org


Cristi Uland, Assistant Principal

cristi.uland@bonhamisd.org

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Handicapped Parking

Parents,

Please be considerate when dropping off or picking up your student by not parking in our marked Handicapped Parking spaces unless you have a valid tag or sticker.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Normal arrival time is 7:15 am to 7:40 am.
  • Please do not drop students off at the front doors (east side).
  • Parents may drop-off on the west side of the building, or go through the drive on the north side.
  • Students are tardy if they are not in class by 7:40 am.


Dismissal

Parents are no longer allowed to park and walk to the building to pick up students.
  • Kindergarten Dismissal-West Side of the Building; 2:55 pm
  • First Grade Dismissal-West Side of the Building; 3:10 pm
  • Second Grade Dismissal-North Side of the Building; 3:00 pm
  • Third Grade Dismissal-North Side of the Building; 3:00 pm

Anyone picking up a student before 2:30 pm must bring a valid government-issued photo ID

(ex: driver's license).

Please send a water bottle!

Please send a water bottle to school with your child. Students will be allowed to refill their bottles as needed throughout the day. Make sure his/her name is on it!
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April Character Trait

Cooperation: working together and helping others
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Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are free for ALL students.

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2022-2023 Online Pre-enrollment

Begins Friday, April 1st


https://ascender-prtl10.esc11.net/ParentPortal/login?distid=074903


For more information, contact Regina Sisk, PEIMS Secretary.

(903) 640-4090

Yearbooks On Sale through April 14th!

If you have questions or need assistance, call us at 1-800-290-0036.

Use Google Chrome for best results!


Online sales will end April 14th, so order yours before it's too late!


Parents, there have been some issues with the website, so the deadline to order has been extended. Below is the direct link to order.


https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/

School ID#: 702791

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4th Annual BISD Variety Show

4th annual BISD Variety Show

Thursday, April 21, 2022,

6:30pm

BHS Auditorium


Family-Friendly Entertainment!


Students $2 Entry

General Admission $3 Entry


Ages 13-Adult

1st Place Prize $100

2nd Place Prize $50

3rd Place Prize $25


Contact Anna Waller with Questions:

anna.waller@bonhamisd.org

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Spring Book Fair April 25th-April 29th

Buy a book at the Book Fair, and donate a free book to a classroom library for Teacher Appreciation Week in May!
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eWallet Account Balances

Parents,


If you set up an eWallet account last fall and had money left over, you may use those funds for the upcoming fair. You can simply add money to what your child didn't spend in October, and all of it can be used at our BOGO fair in April. If you requested a refund for the money your child didn't spend, you will have a $0.00 balance, and will need to add funds to your account.

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Book Fair Family Night

Tuesday, April 26th

Finley-Oates Library

5:00pm to 7:00pm

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https://www.bonhamisdbond.com/

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Make Someone's Day Yellow

Be nice.

Be kind.

Be the yellow.


https://makesomeonesdayyellow.com/

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April 4, 2022


Hello, friends and families of our Finley-Oates students!!! I wanted to reach out and give you some information about the upcoming concert and what the students are learning. We have been working on a Motown unit with different artists, including Jackson 5 and Marvin Gaye. We’ve also been hard at work nailing down the BISD Alma Mater. Our concert date was originally in April, but because of Covid, ice, snow, conferences, and the likes, I needed to move our 2nd and 3rd grade concert to Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 6:30PM. Students are asked to arrive by 6:10PM to warm up and line up. We will be having our concert at the high school again, so students should meet in the cafeteria like we did at Christmas. Students should dress in Sunday dress for this concert.


We are finishing up auditions for a solo that the students have been excited to show you, so that’s a fun treat coming your way. Also, 2nd and 3rd grades will perform TOGETHER at this concert, so no waiting for one group to finish before another begins.


Below are the words for our BISD Alma Mater. Students have been asking for the words to take home and practice, so I’m more than happy to give that to them. Also, there are links to the music we’ve been practicing in class so the students can rehearse at home. I would encourage them to keep working at home to get even better and better.


I’m so excited to show you their concert this Spring! It should last about 20 minutes. We appreciate all your support this year! We couldn’t have done it without our supporters!!!


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out! Thank you so much!!!


Anna Waller

Finley-Oates Music Teacher

anna.waller@bonhamisd.org


BISD Alma Mater (lyrics)


Hail, Alma Mater,

Hear our song to thee.

So worthy art thou,

Of our loyalty!


Thou are the guardian

Of our youthful days

To thee belong

Our love and praise!


Thou are the guardian

Of our youthful days

To thee belong

Our love and praise!



I Want You Back/ABC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGdZll6ksbk


Who’s Loving You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_yS_xr_sYM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqxROa5Auy4


I Heard It Through the Grapevine


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hajBdDM2qdg

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The Bonham Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs. Inquiries related to the policies of the Bonham Independent School District should be directed to: Superintendent, Bonham ISD, P.O. Box 490, Bonham, Texas 75418. Telephone number is 903-583-5526, extension 1100.