News for October

October is a very busy month. Please see below:

Red Ribbon Week is an annual event to raise awareness and encourage our young students to have healthy habits. Red Ribbon Week will be October 22-26. The dress up schedule will be:
Monday: Wear red! – Support the Red Ribbon Awareness campaign.
Tuesday: Wear your favorite team jersey or T-shirt. – “Team up against drugs.”
Wednesday: Wear dress code appropriate PJ’s – “Stay healthy and have sweet dreams.”
Thursday: Wear crazy socks. – “Healthy habits help you stand out.”
Friday: Wear Roughneck spirit colors. – “Roughneck strong against drugs.”

Our students will lead our parent conferences this year. We have encouraged our students to set goals, work hard, celebrate the things they do well and discuss things they need more help with. Our student-led conferences will be:

Kindergarten – Monday, October 29
First grade – Tuesday, October 30
Second grade, Thursday, November 1

Your child’s teacher will be setting up times for you to come by the school and share in your child’s educational journey. You will also have time to speak with your child’s teacher briefly, without the child present, if needed. If you cannot make it, we will make sure one of our staff members “sits in” for you. Please be looking for a form to schedule your time.

Halloween falls on a Wednesday, this year. Wednesday, October 31st is also an early dismissal day (11:30.) Our teachers will be in training that afternoon. We have partnered with White Oak Intermediate to make Halloween a day for celebrating reading and books. Our students will be allowed to “dress as a favorite book character” on Halloween, at school. I can’t wait to see our favorite characters come to life.

Thanks for all you do to support our youngest learners! Happy Fall!!

Happenings at W.O.P.S.

Next week, our students will begin going to “Morning Meeting,” in our Ready Bodies room, from 7:30-7:45. At 7:45. students will be dismissed to their classrooms. Parents may begin eating lunch with students on September 4th.
In September, you will also receive important “orientation” information from your child’s teacher. In the month of October, we will begin student led parent conferences. We want our young student to explain their goals, what they love about school, and what might be challenging. Have a great weekend!

Welcome Back to School!

The teachers and staff members of White Oak Primary School are excited and ready for this school year. We will see you all bright and early in the morning. Our mantra this year is ‘WE BELIVE, WE CAN, BE THE DIFFERENCE.”
Please remember:
Parents may walk students in for the first few days. It is sometimes hard to leave your child on the first day, but the quicker and more positive you make the drop off, the better your child’s day will be.
Parents are not allowed to each lunch with students for the first few weeks, as we are working hard to establish routines in all of our spaces.
Car pick up line will be long. It takes a while to get our young students safely to their vehicle. Please be patient. After a week, we will have pick up down to under 20 minutes.

Thank you for sharing your precious children with us.

GO ROUGHNECKS!

I Can’t Believe it is May 1st!

This school-year has flown by. We have many important things happening this week. We will continue our Read a Thon. Please help support our super readers. Friday, May 4th is Grandparent’s Day. All grandparents of kindergarten students are welcome to attend! There will be a dress rehearsal on Thursday at 9:30 am. Parents are welcome to attend to video or take pictures. It will be VERY crowded on GP Day.

Next week is “Teacher Appreciation Week.” Please join us in celebrating and showing appreciation to our outstanding teachers.

Check here or on our teahcer’s blogs for updated information.

HAPPY 2018

Happy 2018! I hope everyone enjoyed your Christmas break and recent snow days. The pictures I saw of our kiddos having fun in the snow were precious.

We are ready to get the second semester started. Next week, there will be no 1/2 day for teacher training on 1/24/18. We will continue our ‘Coins for Olivia” fundraiser through Wednesday of next week. Please consider sending change or donations for this very worthy cause.

School cancelled for Thursday and Friday

Many of our students and staff members have experienced flu and strep symptoms. For the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, classes on all campuses will be cancelled on Thursday and Friday of this week. We will resume classes on Monday. Next week the schedule will be:
Monday – regular school day
Tuesday -early release (11:45) Seussical performance at 8:45, pajama day
Wednesday – early release (11:45) Christmas parties at 9:00

The Christmas holidays begin on Thursday Dec. 21st.

December Happenings

December is filled with fun activities at our primary school.

Dec. 14 – Second grade, “Seussical” performance. There will be an 8:30performance for primary, a 9:30 for Intermediate, an an evening (6:30) performance for parents in our cafeteria.

Dec. 19th is an early dismissal (11:45) for primary. It is also a pajama “Polar Express” day.

Dec. 20th is early dismissal (11:45) and Christmas party day. All parties will be at 9:00.

PARENTS PLEASE DO NOT PLAN TO EAT WITH STUDENTS ON PERFORMANCE OR EARLY DISMISS DAYS.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for the tremendous blessing of your children.

Red Ribbon Week and Halloween

Next week, our primary students will participate in “Red Ribbon Week.” The week is designed to bring awareness and encourage our students to lead a healthy lifestyle and remain drug free. The activitieswill include:

Monday – WEAR RED – “I matter so I’m drug free.”

Tuesday – WEAR DRESS CODE APPROPRIATE PAJAMAS – “Don’t snooze – stay alert and away from drugs.”

Wednesday – WEAR SPORTS/COLLEGE SHIRTS AND CRAZY SOCKS – “Make your future bright. Don’t do drugs!”

Thursday – DRESS LIKE A SUPER HERO – “Soar above the rest, be drug free.”

Friday – WEAR NEON – “Outshine drugs!”

On Tuesday, October 31st, students will be allowed to wear dress code appropriate costumes to school. Some restrictions are:
No face paint
No hair paint/unusual color
No props or masks
No blood or gore on costumes
Must be “Kid friendly.”

Thank you and Happy fall!!