Newsletter - October 2021

Oakwood Elementary School

1225 N. Oakwood Rd. #920-424-0315

Principal:  Mrs. Susan Martin

October 5th

- School Picture Day  (8:00 am- 1:00 pm, eAcademy students 9:00 am - 10:30 am) 

October 13th

- Early Release @ 12:30 pm

October 22nd

- No School for Staff and Students

- Oakwood PTO Pumpkin Walk, Sheldon Nature Center -- 6:30 - 8:00 pm


November 9th

Picture Re-take Day



News From the Office

***Picture day is Tuesday, October 5th!

Here is the link that parents can use to order their pictures and pre-pay online for them.  This option is the best as it is the most efficient and lets parents order directly from their homes.

School Pre-Pay Picture Option








Oakwood School Families,

As we now get ready to begin a new month and are fully engaged in the 2021-22 school year, it is amazing to see the learning and growth that has happened already.

  • Students have learned procedures in their classrooms for how to do just about EVERYTHING!  Anchor charts with visuals have been created to help remind and promote consistency.  The brain is pattern-forming and when students know what is expected it helps relieve anxiety and stress.

  • Students are reading like crazy.  They are checking books out from our school media center, as well as their classroom libraries.  We just recently ordered take-home book bags for our K-2 students.  Once these arrive, students in these grades will be bringing books home at night to read with you as they work to become better readers.  Students in grades 3-5 should be bringing home their independent reading choices and will soon have book club books as well.  The MORE we read - the better we become!!

  • We have also started the beginning of the year assessment process.  These assessments help us know exactly where your students are and how to plan instruction for them.  Information about these baseline assessments will be sent home to you soon.

This year we are also fully implementing Conscious Discipline.  This social/emotional philosophy is an adult first approach that helps us view moments of discipline as opportunities for learning.  It also teaches children how to handle their upsets and creates a sense of family right here at school.  Recently, staff practiced using the Time Machine, a manipulative that helps students resolve issues and problems that happen between them.  How many times have you wished that you could “turn back time” and redo a difficult situation??  We’ve all been there, right?  This tool helps us walk students through the steps of conflict resolution.  

Check out our Facebook page for ways you can use elements of this tool at home.



Wishing you all well,


Susan L Martin - Principal

(920)424-0315  EXT 4502



The following Wednesdays ALL STUDENTS will be dismissed at 12:30 pm. Make sure your child(ren) knows what their family plan is...parent pick-up or after school care. Parents please plan accordingly on these days.

  • October 13th
  • November 10th
  • December 8th
  • January 12th
  • February 9th
  • March 9th
  • April 13th
  • May 11th



Dear Oakwood Families,

We are excited for the return of the PTO Pumpkin Walk!  Mark your calendars for Friday, October 22nd, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm! 

We do ask that each family help make this a spectacular night by donating a carved pumpkin, or a few!  The more jack-o’-lanterns we have lining the trails, the better!  Pumpkins can be dropped off between 9:00 and 11:00 am on the 22nd.  Two parents will be at Oakwood facilitating donations.  If you can’t drop off a jack-o-lantern at that time, we will also take pumpkins as we begin setting up at 4:00 pm on the 22nd.  Carved pumpkins should be left with a light of some kind to illuminate them.  Subsequently, you may pick up your pumpkins and take them home with you at the end of the event.

The Pumpkin Walk will take place in the Sheldon Nature Center.  Besides the incredible display of pumpkins lining the trails, kiddos can look forward to a fun scavenger hunt, a bake sale, and a few other Halloween surprises!  Your children can come in costume or in their favorite cozy fall sweaters.  Please plan to enter the Pumpkin Walk from the entrance on Nature Drive.

Finally, bake sale items will be available for purchase from one of our Girl Scout Troops!

Sincerely, The Pumpkin Walk Committee


The month of October is here and that brings Walk to School Safety Month.  This year we will be unable to have an official Walk to School Day due to our unusual year and our road construction taking place at this time.  We are still hoping to encourage families to get out and go for a safe walk together and share safety rules with our children.  

Please fill out the form that was sent home with your child, one for each child in your family, and bring it to school to be entered into a raffle for some exciting prizes.  Some prizes include: calendars, socks, water bottles, sunglasses, Safe Routes to School bags, keychains, bracelets, reflective rope laces, Wisconsin Herd items, Subway gift cards, sunglasses, and flashlights. Forms should be returned by Friday, October 15.  We hope you are able to find some time with your family to go for a fun and safe walk. 



Students in 4th and 5th grade were given the opportunity to run for classroom representative elections.  After preparing and presenting a speech to classmates explaining why they felt they would be good candidates for representing Oakwood, a classroom election was held to choose 5 students from each class.  We will hold our first meeting this month.  Meetings will be held before school from 7:20-7:40 a.m. once a month.  At our first meeting, we will make plans for joining the festivities at Oshkosh West on October 15 for their Homecoming Parade.  We will also be working on a project with students from Oshkosh West’s Global Academy classroom.  We will work on different fundraising projects throughout the year and find ways to support our Oakwood Family and our Oshkosh Community. 

Mrs. Kroll - Student Council Advisor


If you or your child have/has a cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell:

  • Keep your child and any siblings that are not vaccinated home from school and contact your school nurse and the office for attendance. 

If you or your child have/has at least two or more of the following symptoms: fever, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle/body aches, headache, sore throat, fatigue, congestion/runny nose or nausea:

  • Keep your child and any siblings that are not vaccinated home from school and contact your school nurse and the office for attendance.

If your child has ONLY a fever or ONLY vomiting or ONLY diarrhea:

  • Keep the symptomatic child home and notify the school which symptom your absent student is experiencing. 

Please be aware that we are attempting to follow up with any absent children that do not have a reason given, so we can do our best to be proactive with Covid-19 symptoms and keep as many children in school learning as possible. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding while we work through the pandemic. 



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The Lost and Found area is accumulating zip-ups, water bottles, jackets, and sweaters!  Please have your child take a look when they walk by this area and if they do not know where this is, have them ask their teacher.  Thank you so much!


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Specialists Updates

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Community Flyers and Events

The Oshkosh Area School District invites families to explore all that Oshkosh has to offer. A variety of community events, activities, and resources are available on the District's new Community Links webpage. This listing is updated in real-time so please check back often to stay in the know!

Community Events and Flyers