Oak Ridge Family Focus

August 25th Edition

Welcome back! We are very excited to see all our students return from summer break as well meet our new students at Oak Ridge. While we had a great summer, we could not be happier to be back.

Thank You

We wanted to say thank you for a smooth start to the year. Our first day went well, and arrival/dismissal has been fairly quick this first week of school. It was also wonderful to see so many parents at Parent Orientation and see the excitement on all of your faces. Thank you for all your help in making this year start off on such a positive note!


This year, our students will take the iReady online assessment instead of the MAP Growth online assessment. Please see our district parent letter for more information regarding iReady and its purpose. Over the course of the next two weeks, our students will take one test in ELA (English Language Arts) and one in math during class time. As reports and feedback become available, we will share that with our families.

Upcoming Shortened days

We have two shortened school days coming up. This Friday, we have a "half day," which means students will be dismissed at 11:30am. Also, on Wednesday, September 4th students will be dismissed at 1:30pm due to a Team Day schedule. Arrival and dismissal procedures are the same, just the dismissal times are different.

Again, we could not be happier to see all of our Oak Ridge families back. We are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead and creating memorable experiences for all of our students and families! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you and/or your child by contacting your child's teacher or calling the main office at 708-598-5713.

Have a wonderful week!

Kevin Buscemi, principal

Jennifer Stefan, assistant principal

Snapshots From Last Week

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Events This Week

August 26th-September 6th

iReady testing window (check with your child's teacher for actual testing dates)

Friday, August 30th

Early Dismissal at 11:30am

This Week's Breakfast Menu

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This Week's Lunch Menu

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Upcoming Dates

Monday, September 2nd

No School (Labor Day)

Wednesday, September 4th

Early Dismissal at 1:30pm (Team Day)

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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