Twin Oak Tribune

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Principal's Message

Twin Oak Elementary Families,

Greetings and I hope this newsletter finds you and your families happy and healthy!

What a wonderful start to the new school year! It has been wonderful seeing so many smiling faces upon the return to school.

I want to thank our amazing custodial crew for all of their hard work over the summer. As you enter our building and look around it is clear that a lot of time and energy went into ensuring our environment was safe, clean, and beautiful. Thank you!

In addition, I would like to thank our partners at New Life Nazarene for all of their volunteer work at Twin Oak Elementary. Their volunteers weeded our front entrance and mulched, they power-washed sections of the retaining walls, repainted our playground, and stained our picnic tables. The place looks great!

Don't forget to return the "I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream" reading challenge by Friday, September 1st. We want to honor those students who read over the summer! Please help us by promoting reading at home every day. Reading for 20 minutes each day can expose a child to 1.8 million words each year. Reading daily can increase vocabulary acquisition, fluency, expression, and comprehension.

Also, a reminder that school fees are due. They can be paid either online or in person (cash or check accepted). In addition, transportation changes should be communicated with the building prior to 3:00pm.

Safety Update: For those of you dropping a child or children off in the morning, please make sure to use the upper loop. The front entrance of the building is used for those students that are exiting buses in the morning. With buses and other vehicles coming to the front entrance, dropping students off at this location is a safety concern. If you arrive after morning drop-off has occurred in the upper loop, please escort your child(ren) to the front office. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Please take a moment to review the list of important upcoming dates below. Thank you for all that you do!

As you continue to follow all of the wonderful things that are happening at Twin Oak Elementary, please feel free to follow us on Twitter at @TOSocialMVCSD.

A few important upcoming dates:

9/4 Labor Day: No School

9/22 Fit-A-Thon Kickoff

9/29 Fit-A-Thon

10/9 Book Fair Begins

10/13 Book Fair Ends

10/19 End of the 1st 9 Weeks

10/20 Teacher In-Service: No School for Students

Thank you!

Adam Mowery

Principal, Twin Oak Elementary

Title I School

Counselor's Corner

Counselor’s Corner

We are beginning our new school year with lots of excitement at Twin Oak! With the start of the school year, I’d like to welcome new students and families as well as existing students and families! The beginning of the school year can be fun and exciting but it can also bring stress with new friends, routines and change.

Here are some great tips to help you and your student manage the stress of the beginning of the school year and get it going as smoothly as possible!

Back-to-school Mental Health Tips

Back to School Lunch and Learn

I am happy to connect with you and I am here to help with any difficulties that pop up at the beginning of the school year. Please feel free to reach out and say hi! I can be reached at the contact information below. I can also be contacted via Class Dojo.

I’m looking forward to a wonderful school year!

Sara Burke

Social Worker

Twin Oak Elementary

Phone: (740) 393.5970 ext. 6533

Text: (740) 324-5017