Newsletter - May 2020
Friday, May 8th: Sidewalk Chalk Day
May 11th - 15th: PTO Special Dress-Up Days
Tuesday, May 19th: Talented Tuesday
Friday, May 29th: Create an Obstacle Course
Tuesday, September 1st -- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!
Happy Month of May Oakwood Families!
This first week is Teacher Appreciation Week and we want to take the opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to all of you!! These last weeks YOU have been your child’s teacher on top of all the other things you do and you are doing a fabulous job! WE appreciate YOU!!
I also want to say that I am SO proud of the Oakwood School staff!! I know they are doing amazing things with your children!! Reading online, hosting Morning Meetings online, doing one on one meetings, hosting online book and math clubs and more….
I know many of you are wondering about many things and have questions. I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know that I will do my best to communicate with you as soon as I find out.
Facebook has been a fun way to stay connected and share our Eagle Spirit! Be sure to follow our school Facebook page: Oakwood Elementary School - Oshkosh Area School District
We are planning some fun things in the upcoming weeks!!
- May 8th will be Sidewalk Chalk Day!! Create something beautiful in appreciation of your classroom and at home teacher! Post the picture on our school Facebook page!!
- A special dress-up week is being planned by the PTO for the week of May 11th - 15th!! Look for info from your classroom teacher on the school and PTO Facebook pages!! Post pictures!!
- May 19th is Talented Tuesday!! Showcase a talent that your child has! You can send us a video or picture on Facebook! We look forward to seeing your creativity with this one!
- Friday, May 29th is Create an Obstacle Course Day!! Create an indoor or outdoor obstacle course! You can send us a video or picture on Facebook!
We want you to know that we miss each and everyone of you!! We can’t wait to see you all again! Together, we can get through this!
Wishing you well,
Student Council News
On May 8th, we were supposed to be celebrating Bike-to-School-Day together. Due to Covid-19 and social distancing, we will be honoring Bike-to-School-Day as Bike-to-Anywhere-Day! I encourage you and your families to get outside and be active on your bikes with your families. Here is a resource guidebook for families throughout the East Central WI Region who are looking to learn more about bike safety and get ideas of where they can walk and ride their bikes. You can use the ideas in this guidebook to plan your event, or you can get creative with your own ideas! Feel free to send your teacher a picture or video of your family biking on the 8th or one day this month. Happy and safe biking and remember to wear your helmets!
The Student Council helped out with two fundraisers this year. Our Oakwood Family Herd night was great fun for all families and staff who attended. We were able to raise $831, which went to our PTO to help fund future events and activities for our Oakwood family.
We also held a penny and supply drive for the Oshkosh Humane Society. We raised $506, along with many special treats (dog and cat food, toys, cleaning supplies, etc.) for all of the dogs and cats at the center. Our donations were very much appreciated. A special thanks to all of our generous Oakwood families who supported our fundraising efforts.
I would like to send a special thank you to all of our 2019-2020 student council members this school year. Your dedication was greatly appreciated on all of our projects. Best wishes to our fifth graders and I am hoping our current 4th graders will join again next year along with our incoming 4th graders. Best wishes to all of our Oakwood families!
Click on the above link to register your student for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.
From the Health Office:
As we wrap up this school year, we are already looking ahead to next year. If your student has a change in their health or has a healthcare need at school, please contact me via email over the summer and I will get back to you before the start of next school year. If your student will need to take a medication at school, please work with your doctor to have the medication request form completed and signed before the start of the school year. As a reminder, the directions on the medication bottle must match the written order on the medication request form. If your student needs over-the-counter medication at school, please fill out the same medication request form but only the parent signature is needed. A reminder that if your student brings over-the-counter medication, we need a new, unopened bottle at school.
If your student has a health plan or emergency plan on file with the school, you will be receiving a copy to update for 2020-2021 school year over the summer. If your child has immunizations over the summer, you can bring that information when school starts or email me a copy.
I hope you are all staying healthy and that you enjoy your summer. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Elizabeth Lynch, BSN, RN
Oakwood Elementary Specialists
Share your learning and keep in touch with Google Classrooms for PE, Music, and Art!
Video Tutorial on How to Join Google Classrooms: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hA3GGHXDEhPiMvcaPXfoeaK-dYr4BPYi/view
Video Tutorial on How to Post Your Work in Google Classrooms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCqwd_AH3L4