Oakwood Intermediate PTO

November 2017

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Parents & Guardians,


Thank you to everyone that attended our Annual Fall Fest last week. We had a great crowd, and everyone seemed to enjoy the night. It’s always fun to see the students and their families at these events.


Our 2nd 6 Weeks will be ending on Friday, November 10. Report cards will be sent out the following week. Please remember that you can schedule a parent conference with your child’s teacher by either emailing them directly or calling the front office.


On Friday, November 10, we will be having our Veteran’s Day Ceremony across the street at AMCMS in their gymnasium. We are very excited for our orchestra and choir students to perform and would like to invite you to come and watch their performance. Please note that our space will be limited, and we will ensure that all our students have a place to sit prior to reserving a section for our guests. In addition, parents will need to check in the front office at Oakwood prior to attending the ceremony. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this matter.


Our Thanksgiving Break will be from Wednesday, November 22 – November 24. If you will be traveling, please let us know in advance with an email or letter. Your student will be responsible for all work that is missed while they are away. They will need to communicate with their teachers to ensure they have everything covered for their assignments.


Picture retakes will be offered on Wednesday, November 29. We will send out a reminder with more information as we get closer to that date.


As always, thank you so much for the opportunity to work with your amazing children. We’ve had a great year thus far, and are looking forward to the remainder of the fall semester.


* Daylight Savings Time is this Sunday, November 5. Be sure to roll back your clocks.

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Thank you!

Thank you to all who made Fall Fest possible and such a great night for Oakwood! A sincere thank you as well to our sponsors:

Cinemark

Drew’s Car Wash

Blue Baker

U Paint It

Creekside Wellness Center

Sabi Boutique

And Sew On

Farmhouse Creamery

Yoga Pod

Dr. Black Dental

Sevcik’s Service Center

Massage Envy

Aggieland Outfitters

George Bush Library

Witt’s End Boutique

Brazos Valley Orthodontics

The Creator’s Workshop

Wolf Creek Oil & Lube

Jumping World Trampoline Park

Grand Station

Texas Regional Eye Center

Dr. Monica Brown

Sweet Kisses Cakery

Elms Orthodontics

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Do you know the Volunteer Two Step?

1. Let us know what volunteer opportunities interest you. We'll email you when volunteer opportunities come up if you select to hear about them through this online google form


Having trouble accessing the form? Send us an email to owptocs@gmail.com and we'll send you the link or a pdf that you can print and send in to your child's teacher.


2. Please complete CSISD’s Online Volunteer Application to be approved before you are able to volunteer inside the school during school hours.


Go to csisd.org and look for “Volunteering” under the “Parent Info” tab.

OR follow this link here:

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Help spread the word!

Please help spread the word! Parking for $20 is available at Oakwood with just a 3/4 mile walk to Kyle. 100% of the proceeds benefit our students!


Share our new Facebook page with event details about each game. Let your friends know that they can check the event page for each game to see when our lot is full before they head our direction. The page is called "TAMU Game Day Parking at Oakwood" or follow the link:


https://www.facebook.com/TAMU-Game-Day-Parking-at-Oakwood-1283126595045230/

Mark your calendars...

Each game's parking revenue benefits a specific department or group at Oakwood. Please support your group when it is their turn. This is a very effective fundraiser and we sincerely appreciate those who offer a couple hours on a Saturday to make this possible!

Be on the lookout for volunteer details from these school groups. Parents and students are needed.


Nov 4 - 6th Math

Nov 11 - AVID

Toiletry donations always welcome!

Oakwood maintains a small food pantry with help from the Brazos Valley Food Bank that also offers toiletries. If you are able, please drop off deodorant, soaps, lotions, chapsticks and shampoos. Both full size and travel sizes (such as free items from hotel stays) are very much appreciated! Donations can be given anytime to the front office.

With remind & Facebook, parents can receive helpful reminders and interesting news where it is most convenient.

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We are hoping to go more paperless in our communications. If it's important, we'll text you if you've signed up for remind with the PTO. Please note that many teachers also use remind. Be sure to sign up for each group.


We share even more info for parents through Facebook for the school here and for the PTO here. It is encouraged that parents toggle on "Get Notifications" on the top of our pages. Otherwise, many posts will not be included in your news feed without being boosted with an ad buy. We'd rather spend our money on the kids:)

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Check csisd.org/efolder on Fridays for helpful local info.

Upcoming Dates

5th Grade Field Trip to ArcAttack (OPAS)

Thursday, Nov. 2nd, 8:45am

400 Bizzell Street

College Station, TX

6th Grade Math benefits from Game Day Parking

Saturday, Nov. 4th, 12am

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

Parents and students are needed to help raise funds to benefit the 6th Grade Math Dept. with TAMU Game Day Parking. Please stay tuned for details on times and help needed.

AVID benefits from Game Day Parking

Saturday, Nov. 11th, 12am

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

Parents and students are needed to help raise funds to benefit the AVID program with TAMU Game Day Parking. Please stay tuned for details on times and help needed.

Hat Day and Neon Spirit Day

Friday, Nov. 17th, 8am

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

Oakwood Wildcats help others any way we can. Hat days occur throughout the year and are a fun way for students to chip in to benefit those in need.

Students bring $1 and participate in themed hat or other dress up days. This month hat day will fall on the Spirit Day for wearing neon/bright colors.

Proceeds will be directed towards Oakwood's food pantry .

Oakwood Night at Texas Roadhouse

Monday, Nov. 20th, 5:30-9pm

1601 University Drive East

College Station, TX

Join us at Texas Roadhouse for a profit share. 10% of total food purchases will benefit Oakwood. Please show the flyer below.
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PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 21st, 12pm

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

Please join us in the lecture hall for our monthly meeting to discuss how we can support Oakwood.

School Holiday--Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, Nov. 22nd, 8am to Friday, Nov. 24th, 4pm

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

Fall Picture-Makeup Day

Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 8am

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

AVID Field Trip to TTI

Friday, Dec. 1st, 8:45am

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

Have you enrolled in Kroger Community and Amazon Smile?

Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 9pm

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

It's never too late to sign up for Kroger Community Rewards and Amazon Smile!

KROGER REWARDS

Sign up for Kroger Community rewards today! Earn money for Oakwood by grocery shopping! Our Oakwood organization number is 81548. Here is the link for anyone with a Kroger card to sign up:


AMAZON SMILE

Shop through Amazon Smile and earn money for Oakwood! Sign up at the link below and select Oakwood Intermediate. From here , anytime you shop through the Amazon smile link, Oakwood earns money.


https://smile.amazon.com/


Bookmark smile.amazon.com and it will make it easy to remember to start there each shopping session.
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