Oak Ridge Family Focus

November 17th Edition

Sign Up For Parent-Teacher Conferences Online

If you haven't done so already, please be sure to sign up for a conference with your child's teacher by logging in here to your Powerschool Parent Portal. Please follow these step-by-step instructions on how to sign up for conferences. For any additional help, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher or the main office at 708-598-5713.


Friendly Reminder for Arrival/Dismissal

For the safety of our students and staff, please:

  • Refrain from any cell phone use and follow the staff member on duty. Their job is to keep everyone safe during arrival and dismissal.
  • Be careful of speed while in the parking lots. We truly appreciate getting students to class on time, but our first priority is to keep everyone safe while dropping or picking up.

Thank you for all your help in keeping our students and staff safe!


5Essentials Survey

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides an opportunity for parents, students, and staff to share specific information about their school. The survey information is part of the school report card. In NPD117, we use this information in our continuous improvement process.

If you have children attending more than one school, we ask that you complete the survey for each school.


To take this short survey:


  1. Visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/
  2. Type and select “Cook” as "County."
  3. Type your child’s school name into the "School" field and select your school.


Thank you in advance for your input.



Have a great week, and go Mustangs!


Kevin Buscemi, principal

Jennifer Stefan, assistant principal

Snapshots From Last Week

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Disability and Health Awareness

Focus for November: Diabetes

Week 3 - Types of Diabetes

This Week's Breakfast Menu

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This Week's Lunch Menu

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Events This Week

Monday, November 18th

2nd/3rd grade Learning Links: Art (3:00-4:00pm)

3rd grade Learning Links: Challenger Mission (3:00-4:00pm)

4th/5th grade Learning Links: Digital Art (3:00-4:00pm)

ASSETs (3:00-4:00pm)


Tuesday, November 19th

2nd grade Learning Links: Digital Discoveries (3:00-4:00pm)

4th/5th grade Learning Links: Intro to Coding (3:00-4:00pm)

ASSETs (3:00-4:00pm)


Wednesday, November 20th

Student Council (3:00-3:40pm)

ASSETs (3:00-4:00pm)


Thursday, November 21st

ASSETs (3:00-4:00pm)


Friday, November 22nd

No After School Activities

Upcoming Dates

Monday, November 25th

Early Dismissal at 1:30pm

Parent-Teacher Conferences (2:00-3:00pm, 5:00-8:00pm)


Tuesday, November 26th

No School

Parent-Teacher Conferences (9-12pm)


November 27th-December 1st

No School (Thanksgiving Break)


Wednesday, December 4th

Early Dismissal at 1:30pm (Team Day)


Thursday, December 5th

PTA Meeting in the Media Center (6pm)


Friday, December 20th

End of Quarter 2


December 21-January 5th

No School (Winter Break)


Monday, January 6th

No School (Teacher Institute Day)


Tuesday, January 7th

Students Return to School


See the Oak Ridge calendar for additional events

Oak Ridge Elementary School

Our school has about 700 students in grades 2nd through 5th.

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