News and events
October 6, 2023
A message from the principal
Oxbow Creek Families,
Welcome to October! The leaves are changing and the temperature is falling. Autumn comes with big changes that can be really exciting, but also a little worrisome. Sometimes, it isn't easy to adjust to the many things that come with the start of a new school year. We have had more changes than usual this fall: both as a staff and as a school community. I'd like to personally thank you all for your patience and support as we work through all of these adjustments together. I am impressed with how quickly you have all come together in support of the new things happening at Oxbow Creek. We are so grateful for you. Thank you!
Mrs. Monson - Oxbow Creek Principal
October Field Trips
Oct 11th & 12th: Grade 1 to Kelley Farm
Oct 12th: Grade 3 to Blaine High School to see "We Are Monsters" play
Oct 26th: Grade 5 to Orchestra Hall
Picture Retake Day
PTO Parent Night: Enrichment Opportunities
October 26th 6:30-7:45 (Cafeteria)
Math Night/Scooter World Open House - November 16th ~ 6:00-8:00PM (Cafeteria/Gym)
Items to Note
- Do not leave your car unattended if you're in the pickup lane at dismissal. If you plan to leave your car to meet your child, please park in the lot. Students should always remain on the sidewalk areas while waiting for parents to pick them up.
- Picking up your student early? Please remember to call and notify the office of what time you will be here to pick your student up and also email your students teacher with that information. Our sign out procedure is the same as last year. You will come into the vestibule, where we will scan your drivers license and then send your student out to you.
- Dropping off items for students? Items should be dropped off in the vestibule with the student's name and classroom on it. We will get ahold of the teacher to let them know that the item was dropped off.
Motorists and student pedestrians alike are reminded to remain alert in the school zone along 109th Avenue and around schools in our community to ensure safety for crossing guards and the people they serve to protect. A recent accident with a crossing guard is prompting this reminder from the Anoka-Hennepin transportation department. Please review and follow these reminders:
Crosswalks: Be mindful that we are sharing the road with young walkers and staff helping them across the crosswalks or intersections. Always stop for school patrols and crossing guards.
Know drop-off and pick-up procedures: Schools have procedures in place to keep traffic safe. Make sure you know your school’s plan for the safety of all students and staff.
Use slow speeds: Use caution in school zones and be aware of your surroundings. We can all work together to ensure the safety of drivers, school buses, walkers and bikers.
School bus safety: Familiarize yourself with school bus safety tips on the road. Always stop if yellow or red lights are flashing or if stop arms are extended from a school bus. Allow extra time for students to board and exit the bus and proceed to safe sidewalks to enter school zones or return home.
Share the road: Be patient of other vehicles stopped for pedestrians or using caution in school zones. Do not pass other vehicles or school buses. Be alert, young children may take an unpredictable path as they are learning safety rules.
Thank you for your partnership in school traffic safety.
Please fill out the forms to join our team of volunteers at Oxbow:
Total volunteer hours to date: 350! AMAZING!
Click here to check all the ways you can get involved:
On behalf of your PTO, thank you to those that showed up to support our fundraiser at Cane’s Chicken last month! We raised $436 and set the record for the biggest fundraiser at a Cane’s Chicken location in the state of MN!
Field Trips: If you would like to potentially chaperone on a field trip, you must have your volunteer application forms filled out, preferably 2-3 weeks in advance. Do this as soon as possible as many grade levels already have field trips coming up in the next few months.
Scooter World: Each year the Phy Ed Department transforms the gymnasium for a week of scooter fun! We need volunteers to help create pieces of art for the walls, please email Haley directly if this is something that interests you! We also need volunteers to help decorate the gym to make this week exciting for the students! Sign up to help decorate the gym!
You’re invited! Our next PTO parent meeting is Thursday, October 26th from 6:30-7:45pm in the Oxbow cafeteria. This month’s topic is Enrichment at Oxbow Creek. Learn all about all the exciting parent led enrichment opportunities at Oxbow and how you can get involved. Childcare is free for school aged children. We hope to see you there!
Contact Alece Henderson: Alece.Henderson@ahschools.us with questions
Holiday Gift Shop, Book Fair and Expo Chairperson(s) and Committees: Please consider joining our Holiday Gift Shop, Book Fair and Expo Committees. These are fun ways to get involved and get to know other parents! Please consider getting involved because without a team of amazing Oxbow volunteers, these events are not possible. Please email Alece.Henderson@ahschools.us for Expo and Haley.Belongia@ahschools.us for Holiday Gift Shop and Book Fair to join the committees!
Yearbook: Please share photos you have taken with the yearbook staff! Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include any information available such as grade, classroom and event.
Volunteer Services Coordinators
Oxbow Creek Elementary
How to Report Absences and Late Arrivals
Please Report All Late Arrivals or Absences
There are two ways you can report your child’s absence: