Oak Ridge Connection

June 11, 2015

Our Mission:

The Oak Ridge community commits to every student's academic achievement, personal development, and social responsibility.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Thank you for an outstanding school year. I appreciate the effort and hard work of our students, teachers, and parents. It has been a great year and we have all grown. Enjoy your summer and continue to grow as learners.


Dr. Jason Parrott

This Week at Oak Ridge

From the desk of the PTA...

The Oak Ridge PTA is excited to share the new, easier way to access the weekly newsletter! The newsletter will now be live on the PTA website at www.ptaoakridge.com (see the Newsletter top tab) and can be read quickly on your mobile phone, tablet or computer, and we are currently providing a printable version too. Check the website whenever you need PTA or event info!

Access the newsletter directly at http://www.ptaoakridge.com/newsletter.html

From the desk of the Student Senate

Oak Ridge's Student Senate is a highly active organization within our school. They are fourth and fifth graders elected by their peers to help represent Oak Ridge's students. They are responsible for many activities throughout the year. Here is a look at what they accomplished this year at Oak Ridge and in the community:

In our school...

  • Tutoring students on their math facts and spear heading a Kindness Week,
  • Spearheading Kindness Week
  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle by having a sports week for our students in conjunction with Fuel Up for 60,
  • Having a student driven talent show to showcase the diverse gifts and talents in our school...Oak Ridge Has Talent!

In our community ...

  • Donating to Relay for Life
  • Donating Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Donating to the Boys and Girls Club of Royal Oak.

Also, with the funds raised through working the Holiday Shop, Talent Show, Tiger fundraiser, and working the dunk tank at the all school picnic they will purchase a buddy bench for our lower elementary playground and a garden peace pole for the Oak Ridge Garden.

These are all student led initiatives with teacher rep support. These are also all things that would not have happened this year without our Student Senators. Great job this year!

Upcoming Events

September 8- First day of school - 8:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Full Day



A-E 8:00 a.m.

F-J 9:00 a.m.

K-N 10:00 a.m.

O-S 11:00 a.m.

T-Z 1:00 p.m.

Professional Development Late Start Days

News and Notes

Summer Slide

As summer approaches, it is important to make a plan to continue growth. If you fail to do so, you run the risk of experiencing summer slide or a regression in achievement. Please read the following article for more information. http://www.naesp.org/sites/default/files/RtP_SummerLearning_0.pdf.

From the Curriculum Department

The curriculum and instruction department would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the parents that took the time to provide us with feedback on our new standards-based report card. Your feedback is valuable in helping us make changes to strengthen our communication between home and school. We look forward to bringing you the changes you have suggested in the 2015-2016 school year. The results to the survey can be viewed by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1HLywmX.

Contacting Your Child's Teacher

Just a reminder for parents: Please use the teacher's school email address (lastnamefirstinitial@royaloakschools.org) to contact your child's teacher. Please do not text the teacher. If there is an emergency please contact the school office at 248.588.8353. Thank you so much.

2015-2016 School Year Enrollment: Our Central Enrollment Office is busy enrolling students for the 2015-2016 school year. If you have a child in your home who will be entering our schools for the first time next fall, now is the time to complete the enrollment process. If you have neighbors or friends with children who plan to attend our schools beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, please encourage them to enroll now. Having persons enroll now for next fall enables us to better plan for next school year. For enrollment information, visit our enrollment office webpage.


Jack Fletcher, son of 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Fletcher, is interested in tutoring students this spring/summer. Jack is graduating from high school in May and would like to tutor students for math, but can also tutor in other subjects. If you would like more information, please email fletcher4497@gmail.com.


Christa Van Robays, Paraprofessional in a classroom here at Oak Ridge, is available for weekend babysitting. Christa is great with children. If you would like more information please email Christa - vanrobaysc@royaloakschools.org.

Oak Ridge Elementary School

MIssion: We commit to every students academic achievement, personal development and social responsibility.