OIS Wildcat Walk

Volume XVII Week of Jan.10th , 2022

A GREAT EXPECTATIONS & MODEL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY CAMPUS

ADDED TRANSLATION FEATURE:

We have upgraded our digital newsletter to include a multiple language translation feature. This option allows readers the opportunity translate the newsletter into various languages. This dropdown menu feature is located on the right side of the screen near the font size selection options. As result of adding this feature, we will no longer attach the pdf translations after each section of the newsletter.

TRADUCCIÓN

Hemos actualizado nuestro boletín digital para incluir una función de traducción en varios idiomas. Esta opción permite a los lectores la oportunidad de traducir el boletín a varios idiomas. Esta función de menú desplegable se encuentra en el lado derecho de la pantalla cerca de las opciones de selección de tamaño de fuente. Como resultado de agregar esta función, ya no adjuntaremos las traducciones en PDF después de cada sección del boletín.

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK:

From the Principal's Desk:

Good Evening,

We had a great week back after a long break. Our students came back eager to see friends, teachers, and ready to learn. I hope they shared all of the welcome back activities that they did in class.

We have a busy week this upcoming week with course selection for incoming 6th graders and the BMX show on Friday.

Just a reminder that January 16th is a holiday and we will not be in school that day.


Your proud Principal,

Sara Rush

Principal

DON'T MISS OUT

Hey Oakcrest Friends... have you ordered your yearbook yet?

The yearbook store is open now ONLINE ONLY until March 1st!

We only do pre-orders and only have 92 copies left. We will not be ordering extras to sell at the end of the year.

Please click this link to order yours today!

https://www.balfour.com/texas/tomball/oakcrest-intermediate

CAREER DAY

Our annual Career Exploration Day is Friday, March 11, 2022, and we need YOUR experiences! We are looking for a variety of people interested in sharing your career with our students. Many of our students are unaware of the vast career opportunities and this is a great way to provide them with first-hand knowledge of potential career paths.

Volunteers will host three 30 minute sessions in the afternoon beginning around 1:00 pm and ending around 2:40 pm. This experience connects our community and the students enjoy hearing the presentations. If you or someone you know would like to be a part of this awesome experience, please click here or visit https://forms.gle/5Y8GGN8FkADAduju8 to complete the form. All information is due by February 11, 2022. We look forward to having you!

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Dear families,

Please save the important dates listed below. Oakcrest will have a Parent Course Selection Night for our incoming 6th graders on January 12, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 PM. The presentation includes information about course selections such as Orchestra, Band, Choir, and Art. Furthermore, our Tomball Advanced Program courses will be thoroughly explained in the presentation.

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CAR RIDER

Car rider rules and procedures

As we begin a new year please review our Car Rider rules and procedures to ensure a swift and safe drop off and pick up of our students.


Please:


- drive the school zone speed limit of 20 MPH in the morning and afternoon.


- use your Turn Signal when entering the parking lot. This helps traffic control staff know to keep traffic flowing out of the parking lot or to stop exiting traffic for cars needing to continue forward on Shaw road.


- perform RIGHT turns only, into and out of the parking lot during car rider times. NO LEFT turns will be permitted.


- Display your student’s First and Last name boldly on the orange car rider paper on your dashboard at pick-up. This allows us to have them ready and in line for pick up.


- Allow your student to get out of the car, even if you are the last in line by the library.


- Ensure your student exits/enters the passenger side of the vehicle only. This is for their safety!

WILLOW WOOD CHEER CLINIC

Willow Wood Junior High will be hosting our 4th annual Wildcat Youth Cheer Clinic on Saturday, Feb 5th from 9:00 am - Noon. There will be a Parent Show-off at 11:45 am. It is open for all girls in Kindergarten thru 6th grade. Please join us to learn cheers, a dance routine, spirit and jump techniques.

Please see the attached flyer for all of the registration information. Tuition for each participant is $35 if registered online by Feb 3rd. Registration fee includes cheer instruction, t-shirt, and picture with mascot. T-shirts are pre-ordered and will be distributed based on when you register as a first come, first serve basis. So, hurry and register today to secure your daughter a shirt!!!

Register online at https://forms.gle/wjoA1QWyXu7XksTm8

Registration and payment is due by Feb 3rd!

CURRICULUM THIS WEEK

LUNCH VISITORS

Lunch visitors may have lunch with their child Monday - Thursday according to the following alphabetical breakdown by day:


Monday - Last names A - F
Tuesday - Last names G - L
Wednesday - Last names M - R
Thursday - Last names S-Z

STUDENT SUPPORT:

The OIS counselors are available to assist students and parents. If you have questions for the counselors regarding class schedules or counselor related items, please submit your questions at the following link: Counselor Corner. Once your submission is received, one of the counselors will follow up with you.

REPORT CARDS AND PROGRESS REPORTS:

Just a friendly reminder that all progress reports and report card grades are viewable in the Home Access Center (HAC) for each student. Paper copies of progress reports and report cards are no longer issued. Please contact our registrar, Terri Marfisi if you need assistance accessing your child's HAC.

FROM NURSE ELLIS:

State required vision, hearing, acanthosis nigricans (check back of neck- diabetes screen), spinal screening (girls only) will begin in October for 5th grade and new 6th graders. There will be no mass screenings. Students will be pulled by clinic staff during specials period over the month as feasible for clinic staff. Please notify the clinic if you have any concerns.

Important Reminders:

  • Prescription medication to be given at school must have a written dr. order and brought to campus by an adult in the original pharmacy bottle.

  • Please do not send your student to school if they have a pending covid19 test.

  • Please do not send your student to school if a household member tested positive for covid19. Please keep your child home and contact the front office or myself.

TIMELY REMINDERS:

Please be reminded that any students arriving after 7:44 a.m. are considered tardy and must report to the front office upon arrival to receive their pass to class.

OPT IN TO RECEIVE ALERTS:

Please visit the TISD communications site to opt in to receive our School Messenger communications: https://www.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/schoolmessenger.

PTO:

Mission Statement:

The Oakcrest Intermediate School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is an organization whose purpose is to strengthen, enhance and encourage the educational and social environment of Oakcrest Intermediate School. Its goals are to complement the school curriculum with additional opportunities for parents, teachers and students to learn, socialize, communicate and grow as individuals and community.


Contact Information:

Email: pto.oakcrest.president@gmail.com

Facebook: oakcrestpto

Link: www.facebook.com/oakcrestpto

Twitter: @OakcrestPTO


Per TISD regulations, the PTO is not allowed to contact you unless you have provided the Oakcrest PTO with your information. Please contact us so we can let you know about upcoming events.

Oakcrest Intermediate School

Sara Rush, Principal

Jessica Perez, Assistant Principal

Crystal Gidrey, Counselor

Jessica Reyes, Counselor

Julissa Bozic, Campus Secretary

Mari Delgado, Receptionist

Terri Marfisi, Registrar



Tomball Independent School District does not discriminate against any student, employee, volunteer or applicant because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status or disability.