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.

New School Year

It is so exciting to see all of our new and returning students at registration.  The 2014-2015 school-year will begin before long.  The teachers and staff members have been working hard to get ready for a fantastic year.  Have a safe and enjoyable remainder to your summer.  We will see you on August 21 for “Meet the Teacher” night. Remember, it will be much easier to bring supplies that night. The campus offices are open now.  If you have any questions, please call (903) 291-2160.



There are many exciting events happening at White Oak Primary School. This Friday, our White Oak Roughnecks will be playing in the semi-finals at Eagle Stadium in Allen at 7:30 pm. We will be dismissing school at 1:30. There will be a community wide send-off at 2:30 on White Oak Rd. If you are interested, The White Oak Exes. Assoc will be hosting 2 charter buses to travel to the event. To ride, you will pay $10 when you enter the bus and it is available for anyone over the age of 14. GO ROUGHNECKS!
Next week:
Monday – Pajama day for grades PK,K, and 2. First grade will have “Grinch” day and encourage students to wear green.
Wednesday – At 9:00, Artsview will be presenting a Christmas program to our students in the auditorium
Thursday – Early dismiss at 11:00 – hopefully playing in the state final at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington at 5:00
Friday – Early dismiss at 11:00 – all Christmas parties at 9:00.
I wish you all a very safe, happy, and joy filled Christmas and New Year!
School resumes on January 6th!

Happy fall at White Oak Primary

The weather is changing and we have many fun events and activities happening at White Oak Primary School. It is “Fire Prevention Week” and our students are participating in activities to increase their safety knowledge about fire.
We are preparing for “Red Ribbon Week” which will be the last week of the month. Daily themed activities will be:
Monday, Oct. 28 – I BELIEVE in me (wear red)
Tuesday, Oct. 29 – Be SUPER! Don’t do drugs! (dress like your favorite hero)
Wed., Oct. 30 – Smart is the new cool! (dress “cool”)THIS IS ALSO AN EARLY DISMISSAL DAY – 11:30
Thursday, Oct. 31 – Doing drugs will haunt your life! (wear Halloween costumes) – must be dress code appropriate and no props or masks
Friday, Nov. 1 – Don’t let drugs drill your brain! (wear maroon and white)

Thank you all for your help and support during the “Coins for Cancer” campaign. Our school raised over $4,200.00 to help a colleague that is battling the disease.

The weather is getting cooler and students are starting to bring jackets or coats. PLEASE label your child’s jacket or coat. We have hundreds of very nice jackets, coats, hoodies, and windbreakers left in lost in found each year. Also, please encourage your child to make sure they bring their jacket home each afternoon. It is much easier to find them before leaving school in the afternoon.

Thank you for all you do to support our school and our students. Several of our Limeades for Learning projects have already been funded.
Happy fall!!!!

End of School-Year

Dear Parents,
The 2012-2013 School-year is coming to a close. White Oak, as a district, has experienced great success this year. We are already making plans for next school year. Thank you for sharing your child with us. It is a blessing to get to spend each day with them. I wish you a very safe and fun filled summer. Please continue reading and problem solving with your children every night and take an opportunity to visit the White Oak School/Community library. They offer many fun literacy activities in the summer. Coach Stanford sent the following football camp information for boys:

The 2013-2014
Football Camp information

White Oak Football Camp
Entering Grades K-9th
June 4, 5, and 6
10:00 am -12:00 pm
Roughneck Stadium

May 30 and 31st will both be early dismissal days (11:00.)
Registration for next school year will be – Aug. 6th – new students and Aug. 7th – returning students.


I know that you have seen the chocolate fundraiser packets that came home earlier in the week. We sincerly appreciate your support, as this is the largest fundraiser that we do on the elementary campus. We use the funds from this fundraiser to buy technology tools, books for our literacy library, and equipment to be used in classrooms. I encouraged our students to remember that safety comes first and to only sell to friends and family.
Another fundraiser that we will be doing next week is “Coins for Camryn.” This will be for the benefit on Camryn Noll. I sent home a note on pink paper yesterday that describes the campaign and information about baby Camryn.
Thank you again for your support of our school and community members! White Oak is a very special place.

Happy 2013

It was great to welcome our students back to school today. The spring semester is always one in which we see tremendous academic growth in our young students. It is our first priority to help our students feel safe at school so that they can learn and reach their full potential. Our superintentent met with a group of citizens, law enforcements agencies, and educators yeasterday about the issue of school safety. White Oak I.S.D. will continue to work to make our school as safe as we possibly can. If you come to eat lunch or pick up your child early in the office, please be prepared to scan your drivers license. We appreciate your support!