Oakleigh Owl News

November 2020

November Newsletter

We apologize for the delay in your newsletter. Due to the recent Ransomware attack we were delayed on getting this newsletter out to our families. Please remember, BCPS is providing daily updates on https://www.bcps.org/updates.

From Mrs. Metheny

We have officially ended the first quarter of virtual learning and the holidays are upon us. I can’t thank our teachers, students and families enough for all they have done to make the first quarter a success. Without a doubt we are in challenging times, but the Oakleigh community has come together to get through.


As we continue to work to make virtual learning as rich as possible, we encourage students to consistently login for all classes throughout the day to be sure they are accessing learning in all content areas. In addition, please remember that students must login to Schoology on Wednesdays or meet in small group with their teacher in order to be marked present.


As you know the school board has delayed the opening of face-to-face instruction until the metrics indicate it is safe to do so. As we receive information regarding the opening, we will keep you informed. We have been provided with funds from the Cares Grant to purchase PPEs so we are prepared when the time comes for us to return to the building.



I wish you all a safe and healthy Holiday Season!


Mrs. Metheny

How to access Schoology on Chromebook Computers

Mrs. Pappas took some time to create a short video on how to log into schoology on the chromebook computers. Please see attached video for assistance on logging into Schoology.

Spotlight on Pre-K!

We are happy to announce that pre-k received their devices. Mrs. Maslak and I would like to take a moment to thank you all for your support during the beginning of this school year. We have all worked together to make online learning successful. Please continue to check your mail for packets from BCPS. I will continue to post the weekly agenda on Sunday evenings. It is important to check the weekly agenda for materials that will be used during daily instruction. We look forward to expanding our digital learning with the use of our devices in the next few weeks!

Spotlight on Music

This past month in music class we have been singing, dancing, moving and playing instruments using materials around the house. We have also been learning about different types of instruments and the families that they belong to. Please continue to encourage your child to participate in the movement parts of each lesson so that we can also get some good exercise during music class. Thanks for your support!

Counselor's Corner

It is hard to believe that we will soon say goodbye to Fall and hello to Winter! The School Counseling team really enjoyed delivering our November lessons which focused on relationship skills such as conflict resolution, problem solving, and friendships. Please remember that even though we are virtual, we are still here to support our Oakleigh families. Feel free to contact us by e-mail with any questions, concerns, or just to check-in! We would love to hear from you.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!

Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Bull


Mrs. Jackson: awalker8@bcps.org

Mrs. Bull: abull2@bcps.org