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All Car Riders

All parents picking-up students after school must be in the car rider line NO LATER than 4:10 p.m. If you arrive after this time, you will be required to come in to get your child. Thank you for your help!!

Important Dates

October 4- Fall Pictures

October 4- Feed the Monster Begins

October 5-Dress for Hispanic Heritage Month

October 7-No School-Staff Inservice Day

October 9- Last Day of Raise Craze Fundraiser

October 10-14-District Closed-Fall Break

October 20 - Open House from 5:30 - 6:30

October 21-House Party 8:15 am-Live on Oakley Elementary Facebook Page

October 21-Dias des los Muertos celebration participations due (Skyward email for info)

October 24-28-Fall Book Fair-Red Ribbon Week

October 27 -Third Grade Music Presentation @ 5:30

October 27-Trail of Treats (Following Music Presentation)

October 28-Veterans Day Photo entries due by 4 PM

October 30-House Party 8:15 am-Live on Oakley Elementary Facebook Page

October 31-Campus Character Dress-Up Day

Next Month

November 2-5th Grade Symphony trip

November 10 - Veteran's Celebration/Thanksgiving Meal for Families @ 5:30

November 11-Veteran's Day (Picture request below)

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Fall Picture Day is October 4th!

Please make sure to check your student's backpack or folder for the order forms. Fall picture makeups will be November 8. These are the photos that will go in the yearbook, so please make sure to be present!
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Feed the Monster!

This month we are collecting donations of individual bagged candy for our Trail of Treats on October 27th. Classes are competing to collect the most candy to win a popcorn party. Students should take their candy to their homeroom teacher. The monster will visit classes to collect candy throughout the day.
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Raise Craze Fundraiser Ends October 9th

We hope you had a chance to complete all of your acts of kindness! It was amazing seeing all of the good things our students have done over the past three weeks. As this fundraiser ends, we hope that it's just the beginning of our students doing amazing things!

Open House on October 20

We will have an Open House on Thursday, October 20th from 5:30-6:30. Come out and see what your student has been learning this year.
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Fall Break is October 10-14

Students will have a holiday on October 7th. It will be a teacher inservice day. Fall break will begin on October 10. The district will be closed during this time.
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Red Ribbon week is October 24-28

The week of October 24th-28th has been designated as Red Ribbon Week in New Caney ISD. Red Ribbon Week is a drug prevention and awareness campaign observed annually in October. This year's Red Ribbon Week Theme is Celebrate Life, Live Drug Free. It is an opportunity to take a stand to make a positive choice and choose a healthy lifestyle.

Dress Up Days

Monday, October 24-Wear Red to show our pledge to be drug free!

Tuesday, October 25-Wear Tie-Dye or peace signs to Keep our school peaceful and drug free!

Wednesday, October 26-Wear Crazy Socks to sock it to drugs.

Thursday, October 27-Wear a Team Shirt or Jersey to team up against drugs.

Friday, October 28-Wear a hat to show hats off to living drug free!

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Scholastic Book Fair October 24-28

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library from October 24-28. Shopping will be open before school from 7:35-8:00 am each morning and during Specials classes. Students are not allowed to come during lunches.

Please make sure that student's money is counted before coming to school. If putting the money in a baggie, please put the amount on the outside of the bag or on a slip of paper visible from the outside. Prices for items start at $0.54 for a bookmark. Books, school supplies, and posters do have tax so please make sure you send the appropriate amount. Students may pay with cash or ewallet. Credit cards will be accepted from staff and parents. No checks will be accepted.

Book Fair Homepage

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Trail of Treats

October 27th will be our Trunk or Treat night. Third grade will present their music Performance of Just for Fun!. This will be followed by Trunk or Treat and the ability for parents to shop at the Book Fair.
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Character Dress Up Day

Students can dress up on October 31st for our Character Dress Up day. Please avoid scary costumes, face masks or full face paint.
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Veterans Day Photo Request

Veterans Day is Friday, November 11 and our Media Specialist, Ms. Young, is requesting pictures of your veterans to make a video presentation that will be displayed on the Oakley Elementary Facebook page on Friday, November 11 at 11 am.

Photos of Veterans (please avoid weapons in the images)

Include the following information:

Student or Staff and their relationship (example Johnny Smith's Grandfather)

Veteran name


Branch Served

Years Served

Send to: myoung3@newcaneyisd.org

Subject: Veteran's Day

Due Date: Friday, October 28th @4PM photos sent after the due date may not be included in the video.

Veterans Day Photo Example

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OES House System

The Why of Houses

Develop a system where EVERY student has a place to belong, be supported, and be successful. 7 Houses, 1 Community!

We are all a part of the Rocket House. The Rocket House will be divided into 7 smaller houses, with students and staff members randomly assigned to each house. Each house will be represented by one of the 7 Mindsets listed below:

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House Points

Students can earn points for their House by:

  • Following BLAST behavior expectations - Be responsible, Lead by example, Act responsibly, Safety first, Teamwork matters
  • Acts of Kindness
  • Collaboration
  • Mindset Champion
  • Attendance
  • Quality Work

Every week we will reveal a House winner at our Friday House Party. Random rewards will be given throughout the year for the winning Houses. (Extra recess, popsicles, dance party, etc.)

We can use your help by talking with your child about expectations at home!!!

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Finding Report Cards in Skyward

Reminder, you can use Family Access in Skyward to keep track of your student's grades. Canvas Grades only gives you information about individual assignments. If you want to check on your student's overall grade, you will find that information in Skyward. You can put in a Help Desk Ticket request if you need help remembering your log-in information.

How to Check Student Grades

Family Access Link

Parent Help Desk Ticket

STAAR results are also now available in Skyward.

Who to Call

Oakley Main Number 281-577-5970

Attendance/Enrollment Questions - Wendy Miranda, Registrar - wmiranda@newcaneyisd.org

General School Questions - Nancy Dodson, Receptionist - ndodson@newcaneyisd.org

Appointments/Questions for Principal - Letty Gonzalez, Secretary - lgonzalez@newcaneyisd.org

Student Discipline/General Concerns

Campus Nurse - Teri Keller - tkeller@newcaneyisd.org

Campus Counselor - Cindy Baker - cbaker2@newcaneyisd.org

Campus Principal - Jennifer Andjelic - jandjelic@newcaneyisd.org