The Oxford Update

Oxford Elementary School

Oxford STARS Behaviors

Oxford Elementary School is a PBIS school. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. The idea behind PBIS is to explicitly teach students the behaviors we expect them to display in all areas of the school. In addition to the explicit teaching, we also work hard to recognize our students when we see them displaying these positive behaviors. Our students earn tickets for their positive behavior in many areas of the building. The tickets are given out by all staff members in the building and even by some of our bus drivers! These tickets are put into weekly ticket drawings that take place each Friday at lunchtime. They are also used at the end of each trimester at our Ticket Carnivals. Be sure to ask your student if they know what our STARS expectations are.

S = Stay safe

T = Try your best

A = Accept responsibility

R = Respect yourself and others

S = Show kindness

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Looking for a way to stay up to date on everything that is happening at OES? Make sure you follow us on Facebook. You can find us at Oxford Elementary School, Maine. By following our page, you will be able to see all of the great things happening at school and make sure that you don't miss any important events. You can also follow the Oxford Elementary School PTO by joining their page as well. They can be found on Facebook at Oxford Elementary PTO (Maine).
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Morning Drop Off

On September 6th we celebrated Independence Day at Oxford Elementary School. This is the day that students began saying goodbye to their families in the courtyard or the school lobby and walking themselves to class. There are many reasons that we encourage students to walk themselves to class and the most important reason is that it fosters independence. Students are filled with a sense of pride when they are able to say goodbye to their family members and make their way to class alone. Morning arrival in the classroom is a very busy time for both students and teachers. Breakfast is being served, students are signing up for lunch, completing morning work and getting ready for their day. Teachers are also very busy during this time. It is important that if you must walk your child to their classroom, that you do so quickly and leave them to start their day with their teacher. Morning arrival is not a time to try and have a conversation with your child's teacher or to spend time in their classroom. This is a busy time in our classrooms and the teacher's focus needs to be on her students. If you wish to meet with your child's teacher, please feel free to call or email the teacher to set up a time for that to happen.

Afternoon Student Pickups

Just a friendly reminder, if you or someone else is picking your student up after school, please call the school no later than 2:30 pm on a regular dismissal day or 1:30 pm on an early dismissal day. When a student is getting picked up, the office sends the child's teacher a note to ensure that both the teacher and student knows that the child is a pickup student. Notes are delivered to classrooms at 2:45 each day. If you call after 2:30, we are not always able to ensure that a note gets to your child which could result in a student not knowing what to do at the end of the day. To ensure that your child receives their pickup note, please remember to call the office by the times specified or send a note to school with your child explaining what their end of the day plan will be.
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Last Weekend of Our Fall Fundraiser

This is the last weekend of our Fall Fundraiser with Cherrydale. Friends and family can shop online at www.shopfund.com. All order forms are due on Monday, September 23rd. Remember students who sell 20 items will be invited to a LIMO LUNCH with Miss Karnes and Mr. Money and students who sell 25 or more items will be able to invite a friend to join them for the LIMO LUNCH. There is still time to earn a cowabunga as well. We will have one more cowabunga prize day next Tuesday, September 24th. Make sure your student has their coupon with a parent signature on it with them on Tuesday to get their cowabunga!

Important Dates: Monday, September 23rd to Friday, September 27th

Monday, 9/23 - Mrs. Lavertu's class to Robert’s Farm

Tuesday, 9/24 - Ms. Kirby's class to Robert’s Farm

PTO Fall Harvest Festival Planning Mtg. 5:30 PM (Volunteers needed, all are welcome)

Friday, 9/27 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Wallingford's

6th gr. Gifted and Talented students to Paris