Bulldog Tales

Blue Oak Elementary Happenings

Blue Oak Updates

Welcome back Bulldog Families! We are so excited to spend another year with you! In hopes of streamlining communication home, the Bulldog Tales will be sent home once a week with important information, upcoming events, and snapshots of happenings around campus. This will take the place of the former monthly Bulldog Dish.


Guardians should have received an email with Home Access Center login information at the end of last week. At 4:00 today you will be able to use your login to view your child's teacher assignment for this school year.


Our Bulldogs are encouraged to follow our Paw Promises: I am respectful, I am responsible, I am safe, and I am a problem solver. When students demonstrate these characteristics they may earn Paw Promise tickets which can be used to "purchase" incentives. Staff will be reviewing area expectations in the first weeks of school. One area you can discuss expectations for with your child is arrival and dismissal. Please watch this video with your child so everyone can be responsible and safe in this area.


Fridays are school spirit days! Students are encouraged to wear Blue Oak swag or class colors. More information on class colors and spirit wear can be found at the Blue Oak PTA website which is linked below.


NEW this year: We will have a TK-5th grade Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) enrichment program sponsored by our amazing PTA. The program will run similarly to Meet the Masters (also sponsored by PTA) where classes will be escorted by their teacher to the STEM lab to participate in lessons taught by a designated program teacher. Thank you to those of you who donate to PTA fundraisers to make these opportunities available for our Bulldogs.

Save the Date!

  • 8/9 - Kindergarten Meet and Greet 1:00-2:00 in Room 1 (Estenson and Lisson) and Room 3 (Gray)
  • 8/10 - TK Meet and Greet 10:00-11:00 in Room 2
  • 8/11 - First Day of School! Regular day schedule
  • 8/12 - PTA Welcome Back Ice Cream Social 6:00-8:00 at the lunch tables
  • 8/18 - Back to School Night: 5:30-7:00
  • 8/25 - Meet the Masters Lesson 1: Ask your student about the artist they learned about today
  • 8/26 - After school PTA treat $1 in the front of the school
  • 9/5 - NO SCHOOL: Labor Day
  • 9/6 - Character Building BMX Assembly 8:30 on blacktop

Look What We've Been Up To:

Contact Information

Principal - Amy Pirkl

Attendance - Charlene Bartholome

Secretary - Lindy Murray


Staff email addresses are first initial of first name followed by last name with address @buckeyeusd.org


For example: John Smith - jsmith@buckeyeusd.org