Oak Ridge Connection
May 6, 2016
Message from the Principal
We had another busy week at Oak Ridge. Our third grade classes have finished the M-Step test. We only have the fourth grade remaining now. I know they will give their best effort. I want to compliment the fifth graders on a hard fought battle at the Staff Student Basketball Game. I had a great time at the event and can't wait for it again next year. I also enjoyed seeing many of our moms at, "Muffins For Moms." We appreciate everything that our mothers do to help out our community. Please make sure you take care of them this weekend for Mother's day. Have a great weekend.
Dr. Jason Parrott
News and Notes
CALENDAR FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
2016-2017 Calendar: A calendar for the 2016-2017 school year is now available! You can view an outline of the complete calendar by clicking here. Building and program specific calendars, as well as a complete calendar for our current school year, are all available from the calendar page of our district website.
Please begin making your vacation plans accordingly. We understand the value of family time, and family vacations, but when you plan your trips during school days, your child misses valuable learning opportunities, workshop experiences, teacher-directed instruction, and valuable hands-on opportunities that cannot be made up.
Playground After School Hours
At Oak Ridge, we enjoy giving our parents and students access to the playground after school. It is great time for the parents and students to interact and it promotes a sense of community. However, it is important to understand that all normal school rules apply on the playground. It is also important to understand that the supervision of children on the playground is the sole responsibility of their parents. Recently, we have had many students engaged in rough play that has caused injury. This is a trend that can not continue . Please review the playground procedures to help ensure the safety of all of our students: http://www.royaloakschools.org/downloads/enrollment/2015-2016_or_bts_handbook_20150923_100012_1.pdf.
ANNUAL RED, WHITE, BLUE DAY OBSERVANCE
On Friday, May 27 at 1:30 in the afternoon the Oak Ridge students and staff will be celebrating Memorial Day on the front lawn of our school.
We would like to invite all veterans and all military personnel currently serving to join us. It gives our students an opportunity to acknowledge our service men and women. If you or a loved one who has served or is currently serving will be able to attend please call the school office(248.588.8353) with the name, branch of service, and years served. We will acknowledge those in attendance and will have special seating for them. Thank you.
Vote for our school to receive a free Ice Cream Party from 94.7 WCZX:
Michigan Educational Credit Union and 94.7 WCSX want to reward a deserving elementary school in the Metro Detroit area. Sign in now and vote for the "coolest school". The winning school will receive an ice cream party from Michigan Educational Credit Union and 94.7 WCSX! http://wcsx.com/contests/vote-now-cool-school/.
Royal Oak Summer Sports Camps.
It is never too early to start thinking about summer. Check out the link below for information: http://www.royaloakschools.org/downloads/_news_/summer_sports_camp_brochure_16_1.pdf
We are already beginning to plan for next year and need your help. If you have an incoming kindergartner that will be joining us in 2016-2017, please let us know. Also, if you are not attending Oak RIdge for any reason (i.e move, transfer, etc.) Please notify the main office. We will have a half sheet of paper coming home after break asking you for this information. Please make sure you complete it and return it. Thank you for helping us to better plan for next year.
Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications:
It is possible to apply for participation in the Free and Reduced Price Meals program at any time during the school year. Often, family situations change during the course of a school year, and new needs develop. As circumstances change (number of family members, change in income, etc.) families are able to re-apply or apply for the first time at any time during a school year. For information about the criteria to qualify for free or reduced price meals as well as how to apply, visit the Food Services Department webpage. You can access the page from our district homepage,www.royaloakschools.org, by clicking on Districts, then Departments. Or you can click here to be taken directly to the page. Personnel in the Food Service Department or your child’s school can assist you with the application process as needed.
Food Service Accounts:
By using parent portal, families are able to view the transactions in their children’s food service accounts. You can see deposits, purchases, and the balance available in the account. If you need assistance logging into parent portal, you can contact the secretary in your child’s school or Ms. Angela Smith (email@example.com or 435-8400, ext. 1216). If you have questions about the transactions you review in parent portal, after checking with your child to be sure they did not make a purchase about which they forgot to inform you (My kids do it to me:), contact Ms. Kim Stoid in our food services department at 435-8500, ext. 1123. She will be able to assist you.
This Week at Oak Ridge
Mrs. Forsyth's Class
Mrs. Forsyth's kindergarten class working on a craft for an upcoming special day.
Mrs. Gaskill's Class
Mrs. Gaskill's first grade class measuring different items.
Ms. Fischer's Class
Ms. Fischer's second grade class usingthe iPads to do some reading.
Mr. Stafford's Class
Mr. Stafford's third grade class testing paper airplanes for aerodynamics.
Mr. Leman's Class
Mr. Leman's fourth grade class engaged in writing.
Mrs. Johnson's Class
Mrs. Johnson's music class working on Red, White, and Blue Day songs.
From the desk of the Student Congress
Thank you for joining us at the Staff Student Basketball Game. It was a huge success!!!
Oak Ridge Student Congress
May 23 - Dentist R Us visit Oak Ridge (look for flyer in Friday folder)
May 27 - Red, White, and Blue Day
May 30- Memorial Day - No school
June 1- Field Day
June 21- Last Day of School - full day
Professional Development Late Start Days
Breakfast will be served at 8:50 a.m. on late start days.
Homework Club ($15.00 per family per semester) begins at 8:20 a.m. in the lunch room.
The following are the late start days for the 2015-16 school year.
MAY 4, 11, 18, 25
NEED A GREAT BABYSITTER THIS SUMMER?
Former Oak Ridge student, currently a sophomore, Megan Haser, is available 5 days a week this summer for child care. Megan is great with kids! She has taken the babysitting class at Beaumont Hospital and currently works in the nursery at Starr Presbyterian Church. Megan loves crafts, games and being outdoors. She plays the piano, violin, and guitar. If you are interested, please contact Megan's mom, Kay at 248.417.9629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.