Updates from Mrs. Froning
November 11, 2018
Diversity Week: November 12th - 16th
On Monday, we will kick off the week-long celebration of National Diversity Week. This celebration is intended to foster a sense of community and appreciation for diversity. This year’s theme is Heroes in the Community: Women Making a Difference.
At Oakley Park Elementary we will examine girls and women, both past and present, who have made a difference. Students may reflect upon these heroes even further by sharing their special hero with our school community. If your child is interested in sharing, please click the link below and have your student complete the My Hero form.
REMINDER: Owl Drop Off
1. NO CELL PHONE USE while in the parking lot area.
2. If waiting at the curb at 7:55 am, students MUST exist the car at that time. It important to begin the unloading process at 7:55 am to ensure all students using the drop off, enter the building by 8:05 am. We have added at an outside bell at 7:55 am. Students are welcomed into the building at 8:00 am.
3. Turning left out of the parking is VERY difficult in the morning. We urge drivers to consider turning right. PLEASE DO NOT block the drop off lane waiting to merge into the left lane.
Looking Ahead: Parent/Teacher Conferences
Oakley Park Parent Book Club!
Beginning in December, Mrs. Froning and Ms. Pavelich, will be hosting a book club at Oakley Park ! We will be reading Michelle Borba’s highly acclaimed Unselfie; Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in our All-About-Me World. Please join us as we discuss, exchange ideas and explore ways to give our kids the "Empathy Advantage”.
We will hold our first meeting on Monday, December 3, 2018. At our first meeting we will have an introduction to Unselfie and preview the book’s introduction. Please follow the link to RSVP to our OPE book club and let us know how you will be purchasing the Unselfie book. There are two options for ordering the book. You can order in on our own, or send $10 to school labeled for Ms. Pavelich and a bulk order will be placed before our first book club. Money will be due by Tuesday, November 27th.
The Power of Kindness
- (Be) Yourself
When we have our eyes open to the world around us, we can interpret what we see for our children. Engaging with our children about the world around them will encourage curiosity about different ways he/she can interact with it. It is important to expose our children, in an age appropriate way, to aspects of life that are challenging. Although it is natural for parents to want to shield children from difficult issues and realities of the world, approaching these topics will provide opportunities for observations and questions. As our children gain an understanding they become more compassionate, empathetic and caring human beings.
Life's more persistent and urgent questions is, "What are you doing for others?"
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Last Reminder: PTA Reflections 2018
Click the link below for Reflections information, including rules/submission details!
All Reflections entries are due in the Oakley Park main off on or before, this Friday, November 16th.
Box Time Turn In Time! Last day is November 26th
Debra Bradshaw, Principals Secretary
Karen Clark, Building Secretary