Updates from Mrs. Froning
September 7, 2018
Settling into the new year...
We look forward to seeing parents/care givers at grade level Curriculum Nights! Our teachers are excited to have the opportunity to share details about curriculum as well as other important information that will help ensure you child has a successful school year!
Owl Drop Off (morning arrival)
While we high encourage all students who have busing available to them to utilize this service; we do understand that there are times it is necessary for students to be driven to school. Please note the front driveway/loop is for for buses ONLY! Parents can either park and walk their student to the front door or follow our drop off procedures in the large, side lot.
- Students should begin exiting cars around 7:55 a.m. They may enter the building at 8:00 a.m. (Staff reports for the Owl Drop off at 8:00 a.m).
- In order to allow for multiple cars to safely unload students along the curbside ONLY, all drivers are asked to pull up to the white sandwich board sign.
- DO NOT stop at the sidewalk directly in front of the side entrance doors if there is space ahead of you to pull up.
- Be alert/aware of pedestrians and other vehicles while waiting in line! Be aware of vehicles that are parking, giving them the space needed to access parking spot.
- Students must be ready to exit the vehicle on the curbside as soon as you’ve stopped. (Backpacks, lunchboxes, etc. should be next to your child so that they can easily grab them when exiting the vehicle). Kisses and end of the day reminders should be given before entering the drop off line. If your student is unable to independently exit the vehicle, you will need to park and walk them to the front door.
- The tardy bell rings at 8:05, with the exception of those students who ride a bus; all other students entering the building after that bell are considered tardy.
NOTE: Turning left onto Oakley Park Road can be extremely difficult some days, please DO NOT block the drop off line while waiting to exit our parking lot.
Owl Pick Up (dismissal)
Please remember the following when using Owl Pick Up:
Follow the directions of the staff as they are working to ensure each student is safely delivered to your vehicle.
Students should enter the vehicle on the passenger (curb) side ONLY.
The Yellow Owl Pick Up number MUST be visible to our staff (this allows us to connect kids with cars more quickly.)
Pull all the way up allow multiple cars to load.
Be alert/aware of pedestrians and other vehicles.
End of the day plans:
Communication is critical to be sure all students know their plan at the end of each day. Please discuss your family plan with your student each morning and if changes need to be made during the school day, call or email our front office staff no later than 2:30 to ensure we can communicate the change to the teacher and student.
Main office phone: 248-956-4100
Medication at School
If you student needs medication administered during the school day or for emergency purposes (Epi-pens)you must do the following:
- Complete the Permission to Dispense Medication Form (signed by your physician) Click HERE for the form.
- Submit the form and medication (in it original container) to the school office.
Walled Lake Central Homecoming
We are the future Vikings of Walled Lake Central and we have a few fun opportunities to share in their Homecoming festivities on Friday, September 14th . We will welcome members of the marching band, drum line, cheerleaders and athletes to Oakley in the afternoon and families are invited to attend the Walled Lake Central Homecoming parade and football game Friday night. We will also celebrate "Spirit Week" as follows:
Thursday- Class color
Friday- Blue & Yellow (WLC colors)
REMINDER: Curriculum Nights
Tuesday, September 11
6:00 pm 1st grade (Pace, Holbrook & Pavelich)
7:15 pm 4th grade
Wednesday, September 12
6:00 pm Kindergarten
7:15 pm 5th grade
Thursday, September 13
6:00 pm 2nd grade
7:15 pm 3rd grade
Monday, September 17
6:00 pm Mrs. Rozman's 1st grade
Food Allergies at Oakley Park
Please be aware that we have several children at Oakley Park that have life-threatening allergies to various foods containing products such as peanuts, nuts and dairy. Some may neither eat, touch nor even inhale the aroma of these foods without life-threatening consequences. As a result, it is imperative that we all keep this in mind when planning for any food brought into school.
We are asking for your help and cooperation as we work together to keep all of our students safe. Please remember this serious allergy situation when sending any food to school with your child. Parents are encouraged to make alternative choices when sending food to school with their children.
Although Oakley Park is not a nut/dairy free building, we must keep these products out of the classrooms that could cause a negative reaction. A detailed letter was sent to families in the those classrooms that have specific restrictions based on students needs. All students will participate in a discussion about the special prevention measures to help ensure the safety of all classmates. This will be an age appropriate explanation that may need reinforcement at home.
We have designated certain areas and classrooms in the building as "allergen free".
Allergic students will receive close supervision during lunch and on field trips, and will be eating in an area where food products that pose a danger to them are not allowed. There is an emergency plan in place for unexpected exposure, but our most effective tool is prevention and education.
We appreciate the support of families in helping to minimize the possible exposure for these children. As always, the health, safety, and well being of each and every child at our school continues to be of the utmost importance to all of us.
Debra Bradshw, Principals Secretary
Karen Clark, Building Secretary