Oak Ridge Family Focus

September 1st Edition

Happy September! Please see below for some important information:


Parents of English Learners

The Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee invites parents of English Learners to join us in learning about Moraine Valley’s Program of Learning Enrichment and College Readiness. See our flyers in:


iReady (Week 2)

Last week, some of our students took their iReady fall online assessment while others will begin or continue this week. As a reminder, our students will take the iReady online assessment instead of the MAP Growth assessment: one test in ELA (English Language Arts) and one in math. Please see our district parent letter for more information regarding iReady and its purpose. As reports and feedback become available, we will share that with our families.


No School Monday

In observance of Labor Day, school will be closed on Monday, September 2nd.


First Team Day

This Wednesday, September 4th students will be dismissed at 1:30pm due to a Team Day schedule. Arrival and dismissal procedures are the same, just the dismissal time is different. Team Days occur the first Wednesday of every month throughout the school year.



If you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 708-598-5713. We are here to help. We hope you have a great week!



Kevin Buscemi, principal

Jennifer Stefan, assistant principal

Snapshots From Last Week

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Events This Week

August 26th-September 6th

iReady testing window (check with your child's teacher for actual testing dates)


Monday, September 2nd

No School (Labor Day)


Tuesday, September 3rd

Students return to school


Wednesday, September 4th

Early dismissal at 1:30pm (Team Day)

This Week's Breakfast Menu

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This Week's Lunch Menu

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Upcoming Dates

September 23rd-27th

"Starts with Hello" Week (information coming soon)


Wednesday, October 2nd

Early Dismissal at 1:30pm (Team Day)


Monday, October 14th

No School (Columbus Day)


Wednesday, October 16th

Picture Retake Day


Friday, October 18th

End of Quarter 1


Friday, November 1st

Quarter 1 Report Cards Available Online


See the Oak Ridge calendar for additional events

Oak Ridge Elementary School

Our school has about 700 students in grades 2nd through 5th.

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