Updates from Mrs. Froning

February 16, 2020

No school: Monday, February 17th - Friday, February 21st

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See you on Monday, February 24th!

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The Wellness of our Students and Staff

We have a had rough few weeks in regards illnesses. We have had 35 confirmed cased of Influenza B along with cases of Influenza A, Strep Throat and fever viruses. When cases of the flu and strep are reported to school, we send a letter home informing all families in that classroom so that all can be on the look out for symptoms.


While we strongly encourage regular attendance, we also recognize that many illnesses can take a few days to run their course. If your child has had fever, vomiting and diarrhea, they should NOT return to school until they have been symptom free for 24 hours.


We are so glad to have the upcoming week off to allow everyone to get healthy and to give time for a thorough cleaning of each classroom!

Hearing Screening

During the week of February 24th - 28th, students in Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade will participate in a hearing screen conducted by the Oakland County Health Department. Parents/families will be contacted following the screening week if any concerns noted.

Calling all incoming Kindergartner families!

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Pokemon Cards, Rubix Cubes, Smart Watches…

Please Note:

● Trading cards (like Pokemon cards), rubix cubes, and other toys are not allowed at school unless specifically requested by the teacher for a special award day.

● Additionally, selling or trading items is not permitted at school.

● If your child has a smart watch (like an apple watch), please review expectations for wearing the watch during school. Students should not be texting parents during school hours. If they need to contact their parent/guardian, they can do so in the Main Office. If a child’s smart watch becomes a distraction, we’ll ask that it is stored in their backpack during the day.


We urge you to keep these items at home to prevent distractions and sad feelings should they go missing.

Girls on the Run: Grades 3rd - 5th

Girls on the Run is a powerful program that inspires girls to build confidence and other important life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and physical activity. The researched based curriculum includes three parts:

1. Understanding ourselves

2. Valuing relationships and teamwork

3. Recognizing how we can shape the world at large

The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event (to be held May 17, 2020 at Lake St. Clair Metropark)


Oakley Park has been so fortune to have teams for the past three years thanks to the leadership of parent, Elisabeth Lockwood.


We are looking for coaches for the spring 2020 season (which begins in March). The team typically meets after school two days per week. Ms, Lockwood has offered her support and guidance to the new coaches. Please email Mrs. Froning if you are interested in coaching! kristinfroning@wlcsd.org



Once we have established our coached, team sign up information will be sent home.

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Read By 3rd Grade: Update

Please click the link below to read an important letter from Mrs. Cathy Kochanski, Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services regarding the Read By 3rd Grade law. You can find additional information regarding the law on the Walled School website (also linked below).

Block Recess Times

PLEASE remember to ALWAYS send students prepared for outside play!


Monday

  • 5th Grade 9:40 - 10:40

Tuesday

  • 2nd Grade 9:40 - 10:40
  • 1st Grade 1:15 - 2:15

Wednesday

  • 3rd Grade 1:15 - 2:15

Thursday

  • Kindergarten 9:40 - 10:40
  • 4th Grade 1:15 - 2: 15

Foundation for Excellence: 15th Annual Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle

Chance to win BIG & support WL classrooms!


Purchase your Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle tickets today! Raffle's proceeds are channeled into Walled Lake Schools' classrooms through Foundation’s annual mini-grant program (see list of grant awards per school). Tickets are $50 each or 3 for $100 (plus $2 convenience fee per $50). Only a 1,000 tickets are available for sale. Great Odds! Grand prize winner will receive scholarship funds for postsecondary education (40% lump sum option available). Plus, ticket purchasers have the chance to win a FREE raffle ticket courtesy of the WL School Emp. Fed. Credit Union and opportunity to win secondary prize; HP Sprocket 200 Bundle Media printer donated by the FFE. Grand Prize drawing is March 30, 2020 at District’s Reflections Celebration; need not be present to win. Visit the FFE’s TE raffle website for details or contact the Foundation for more info. and to purchase tickets with check or credit card: phone ext. 62116 or email michellebianco@wlcsd.org. MI Raffle License# R55190

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Breakfast & Lunch Information

Breakfast $1.25

Lunch $2.75

*Student purchasing breakfast may enter the building at 8:00. Or as soon as their bus arrives.


Please note: In the event of a snow day/school cancellation, the scheduled menu items shift to the following day. The menu for the remainder of the week remains the same.


Due to various circumstances, the menu is subject to change. Using the links below (or links through the Oakley Park website) you can access the most up to date menus.

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We strongly encourage families to use the Oakley Park Attendance line when calling in an absence. For your convenience, you can call and leave a message any time and the voicemail is check every morning shortly after the school day has begun.

Thank you!

Oakley Park School Times

As you are aware, there has been a slight change in our bell times. This change effects the end of the day. All morning bells remain the same:


Drop off begins: 7:55 AM

First Bell: 8:00 AM (Owl Drop off and walkers may enter the building)

Second Bell: 8:02 AM (buses release students)
Late Bell: 8:05 AM
Dismissal: 3:10 PM

Contact Information

Mrs. Kristin Froning, Principal

kristinfroning@wlcsd.org

Mrs. Karen Clark, Principal's Secretary

karenclark@wlcsd.org

Mrs. Kim Waling, Building Secretary

kimberlywaling@wlcsd.org


Phone numbers:

Main line 248-956-4100

Attendance line 248-956-4190

Fax line: 248-956-4105

Accessbiity

If any individual has difficulty accessing the information in this newsletter, they may contact our main office at 248-956-3900. We will provide the requested information in an alternate format. More information about our district accessibility practices and policies is available here.