Finley-Oates Elementary School
Please be considerate when dropping off or picking up your student by not parking in our marked Handicapped Parking spaces unless you have a valid tag or sticker.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up
- Please do not drop students off at the front doors (east side).
- Parents may drop-off on the west side of the building, or go through the drive on the north side.
- Students are tardy if they are not in class by 7:40 am.
- Kindergarten Dismissal-West Side of the Building; 2:55 pm
- First Grade Dismissal-West Side of the Building; 3:10 pm
- Second Grade Dismissal-North Side of the Building; 3:00 pm
- Third Grade Dismissal-North Side of the Building; 3:00 pm
Anyone picking up a student before 2:30 pm must bring a valid government-issued photo ID
(ex: driver's license).
Please send a water bottle!
October Character Trait
Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast and lunch are free for ALL students.
Scholastic Fall Book Fair
Dates: October 18th-22nd
In-Person Shopping Times:
Monday-Thursday; 7:15 am to 3:45 pm
Friday, 7:15 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, October 19th; 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Parents may also shop online.
Don't want to send cash to school? Sign-up for an eWallet account!
For more information, contact April Peterson at (903) 640-5729 or visit our homepage at
NOTE: There will be no AR testing and/or book exchange during the Book Fair.
A Message from Ms. Waller
Dear families and friends of our Finley-Oates Elementary students,
Hello! I’m your students’ new Music teacher, Anna Waller, and I’m excited to be sharing some fun news about our upcoming Winter and Spring concerts for the 2021-2022 school year. Our 2nd and 3rd grade students will be performing their Winter music on the BHS stage this year so we can accommodate more parents and students for their performances. Please mark your calendars and save the dates for our elementary concerts for this school year:
Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 @ 6:30PM
2nd grade F-O Winter Music Program
Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 @ 7:15PM
3rd grade F-O Winter Music Program
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 @ 6:30PM
2nd grade F-O Spring Music Program
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 @ 7:15PM
3rd grade F-O Winter Music Program
I will need 2nd grade in the Bonham High School cafeteria by 6:00PM to line up and warm up. 3rd grade will need to meet me in the Bonham High School cafeteria at 7:00PM to line up and warm up. Students should wear festive Christmas attire that’s school appropriate.
So far this year we have reviewed beat, types of notes and rests, Veterans Day music, families of the orchestra, and our Winter program music. We’ve been hard at work and enjoying our time together singing, dancing, playing instruments, and making music! We thank you so much for your support for all our music endeavors!!! We could do nothing without you!
Please feel free to reach out to me with questions as the year progresses. We appreciate you!
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