Oakdale Elementary's Monthly Newsletter | November 2021
No School for Students
November 24 - 28
Veterans Day Celebration
Please join us in honoring our Oakdale Community Veterans this Veterans Day with a reverse Veterans Day Parade on Thursday, November 11th from 10:30-10:50 am. Please invite your family members, neighbors, and friends who are past and current service men and women of all branches of our Armed Services to join us on this special day. Our students and staff will be lining the Oakdale drop off and pick up lane to welcome our honorees as they drive through our cue.
On this day all members of the Oakdale Community of Learners will be wearing red, white, and blue. Please talk with your Tiger about the veterans who may be in your family or circle of friends to invite them to our special event! Our 6th grade students hand wrote thank you notes to the veterans whose names were submitted on the survey link from previous Friday e-Updates and newsletters. They should receive those notes next week.
If you cannot make the event, we will again be recording the parade and sending a YouTube link later that same day to share with family, friends, and relatives.
* In case of inclement weather, we will send a school messenger email and text message by 9:00 am to alert families that the event will be cancelled.
5th & 6th Music Program
5th Annual Turkey Trot
Please see the flyer below for information regarding this year's Trot. We are again allowing parent visitors this year as it is an outdoor event. However, please be cognizant that there will be NO PARKING on property during the event. We utilize part of our drop off lane and parking lot for the race. Additionally, the race lasts just a short time and students will be returning to their classrooms for instruction the remainder of the day.
However, if you would still like to view your student's grade level race, please park in the church parking lot or in the neighborhood and view the race from the soccer field. Be on the lookout for our Turkey mascot getting the students ready to Trot to victory!
Oakdale is Hiring!
Tiger Pride Art Contest
Hey there, Tigers! It’s time to show your school spirit and your creativity. Please draw/color/paint your very best picture that shows how you feel about being back together in-person at school. The winner of this contest will have his or her artwork posted on the Online Directory page for the 2021-2022 school year and will be highlighted on our Community Club Facebook Page! An honorable mention winner from each grade will also be selected. All students received a submission form this week. You can also download a form below. Good Luck!
Please submit your original COLOR artwork to the school office by Tuesday, November 23rd.
It’s hard to believe but the holiday season is right around the corner. As part of the Westside Community Schools family, we are fortunate to have some groups and organizations that are generous in many ways, especially when it comes to helping children.
Each year, several churches in the community, community service clubs, and individual donors offer to help students whose families may be experiencing some temporary financial setbacks due to the tough economic times. These groups often donate a food basket, clothing and/or gifts. These items are meant to assist you in what you are already providing for your family.
If your family is not receiving assistance from other organizations, we are here to provide
support. If you need assistance during the holiday season, please contact Mary McPadden, School Psychologist, at email@example.com or 402-408-8880.
8 - WE-SIDE Community Dialogue Event, 6:00 pm @ WHS
9 - Community Club Meeting, 6:30 pm
11 - Veteran's Day Reverse Parade, 10:30 am
11 - Don & Millie's Night
15 - 5th & 6th Grade Music Program, 7:00 pm WMS
18 - PBIS Student Council Meeting, 3:30 pm
19 - 5th Annual Turkey Trot
24 - 28 No School, Thanksgiving Break
2 - Student Council Meeting, 3:30 pm
9 - Don & Millie's Night
9 - 5th & 6th Grade Strings Concert, 7:00 pm WHS
13 - 5th & 6th Grade Band Concert, 6:30 pm WMS
16 - PBIS Student Council Meeting, 3:30 pm
22 - Jan 4 - No School, Winter Break
Oakdale/Loveland Unified Event
Community Club Meeting
Don & Millie's Night
Lancers Hockey Family Night
Save the date for Family Night on November 12th! Let's cheer on the Omaha Lancers at Ralston Arena versus the Sioux Falls Stampede. The doors open at 6:00 PM, and the puck drops at 7:05 PM. Tickets are $15.00. Buy tickets →
Please arrive no later than 6:30 PM, and meet at the Fan Services Booth behind Section 101. An Omaha Lancers Representative will meet with you there for more information.
Let's show our Tiger Pride by sporting your Oakdale spirit wear! We have plenty of t-shirts and trucker caps in stock, so if you haven't yet, purchase your spirit wear today! Shop now →
Community Club Website and Family Directory
This year you can gain FREE access to the family directory! So make sure to confirm or update your info on the Oakdale Community Club website details to get FREE access to the directory! Easily get contact info for birthday parties and playdates. See these helpful instructions for website assistance.
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