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!!

Happy fall

I want to take a moment to thank you for the blessing of your children. We have had an amazing start to the 17-18 school year. Students will begin bringing jackets to school soon. PLEASE make sure all jackets and coats are labeled. We have hundreds of lost jackets and coats each year.
Please also be aware of the requirement for students leaving school in an approved safety restraint “car/booster” seat. Notes were sent last week and reminders handed out this week. Beginning next week, school employees will not be allowed to place a student in a car, without a car seat, at car pick-up. Parents will be asked to pull out of line, and must load the child themselves. We appreciate your help in this matter. Keep checking this blog and our classroom blogs for important dates and information.

Small School with a Big Heart

White Oak Primary will host a service learning project to benefit our colleagues and friends at Beaumont ISD. Next week, we will be collecting school supplies and books to deliver to BISD. The needs in Beaumont are vast. Our hope is to show the good people of Beaumont what a small school with a big heart can do for others. We will also collect supplies and items at the WO vs SH game on Sept. 15th.
Thank you for considering this opportunity.

We Believe We Can Be The Difference!

“We Believe We Can Be The Difference”is our White Oak Primary mantra. We can be a positive difference for our students and for each other. Our students have been busy learning school routines and getting back in the “swing of things.”
We will be hosting a parent orientation at 5:30 on September 19th. This will be an excellent time for you to learn about your child’s teacher, classroom expectations, and classroom routine. You will also be informed of important school topics like lunch, nurse visits, attendance, and interventions.

Thank you for sharing your precious children with us.

“Mighty Oaks Grow from Little Acorns!”

February News

Our students at White Oak Primary are busy learning! Many of our classrooms have new STEM kits. Students are learning new and creative ways to build and problem solve.
Next week, we will be off on Monday, February 20, to observe President’s Day. Students will also be released early (11:30) on February 22nd for staff development/collaboration.
Teachers will be scheduling needed parent conferences during the first two weeks of March.


Merry Christmas!

Excitement is all around us at White Oak Primary School.  Our students are very excited about our “Holiday Happenings” and the upcoming break.  I wish you all a very safe and Merry Christmas.  Please see the information below:

Tuesday, Dec. 13 – Pajama Day … We will celebrate “The Polar Express.”

Wednesday, Dec. 14 – Pre-K Christmas parties

Thursday, Dec. 15 – Early dismissal at 11:30.

Please don’t plan to eat lunch at school,with your child, on early dismissal days.

Friday, Dec. 16 – Christmas parties – 9:00…Early dismissal at 11:30.


SEE YOU IN 2017!!

October at W.O.P.S.

October 7, 2016

Dear Parents,

I would like to thank you all for the wonderful turn-out we had for “Parent Orientation.”   Our students are learning many new things every day.  As you walked down our hallways, I’m sure you saw evidence of their learning and hard work.

In October, of each year, we recognize “Red Ribbon Week.” Students are encouraged to dress according to the theme.  The purpose of the week is to encourage a drug free lifestyle  in a fun and non-threatening way.

The Red Ribbon Week theme days are:  OCT. 24-28

Monday – “I Matter so I’m drug free!” – WEAR RED

Tuesday – “Be smart, don’t do drugs!” – DRESS AS A “NERD”

Wednesday – “Soar above the rest, be drug free.” – DRESS AS A SUPER- HERO

Thursday – “Use your head, don’t do drugs.” – CRAZY HAT DAY

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

Halloween falls the Monday after Red Ribbon Week, this year.  Typically, our students are allowed to wear age appropriate costumes for Halloween.  We are not going to wear costumes, this year! Unfortunately, events happening in the world around us have caused some of our students to be scared of costumes.  Some are especially scared of clowns.  Friday, of “Red Ribbon Week,” will be a fun PJ day.  Halloween Monday will be a day filled with engaging fall activities. If you plan to eat with your student on Halloween, please do not wear a costume to school.  

The “Fall Harvest” carnival sponsored by our band boosters  will be held on October 29th.  You will be receiving more information about the carnival soon.  Thank you again for your support.  Our littlest Roughnecks are doing great things!   






Welcome to a new school-year

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!  I can’t wait to see all of our new and returning students on “Meet the Teacher Night” (August 18) at 4:00.  This year, there will be a few changes on our campus.  I hope you get a chance to meet our new Asst. Principal, Mr. Camp.  He is a very positive and student centered educator/administrator and we are thrilled to have him join our team.  Other new staff members are:

Monica Dyess – 2nd grade

Mellissa Stagner – returning but moving to kindergarten

Laci Tincher – Instructional Aide

Mrs. Kym VanBrocklin will now be teaching in our technology lab and serving as a math interventionist.

Returning student registration is tomorrow and Thursday.  New student registration will be next week.  Please keep in mind, you can do the majority of registration on-line.

This year we will continue to show our students and staff members ways in which ‘THEY MATTER.”

Have a great end to your summer!

Claire Koonce


W.O.I.S.D. morning traffic pattern change

In order to relieve the bottle neck at Stadium Drive, The back parking lot will be open for thru traffic only until 7:55 AM. There will be no parking but cars can drive thru until 7:55 when the band begins practice.

Please make this information available on your blog post and announcements. There will be a new school messenger call going out tonight as well.