Newsletter February 12, 2020


Oaklawn Elementary      School

February 12, 2020: Issue 19



School Hours:   7:40am - 2:45pm

School Closing Information
Parent Volunteer Application

Oaklawn Wishes Mrs. Crawford Well

Mrs. Crawford's last day at Oaklawn will be Friday, Feb. 14th.  She was offered a great opportunity to run a program for      UW-Oshkosh.  Mrs. Crawford is a valued member of our Oaklawn Community and will be greatly missed.  Our lunch room will never by the same.  Good Luck in your new job!

Student Drop Off, 7:30am

We would like to remind parents that the drop off time for students is 7:30am.  That is when we have supervision on the playground.  ONLY students who eat breakfast may be dropped off before 7:30am.  Students who enter the building will be required to take breakfast.  Our breakfast program is for students to eat breakfast before school; please do not use it only as child care.  Our breakfast program is FREE for all students.

Valentine’s/Friendship Day

We will celebrate Valentine’s/Friendship Day on Friday, February 14th.  Please watch your child’s classroom newsletter for more information regarding valentine cards, parties, etc.

Per Board Policy, if you plan to send food for your child(ren)’s class party, please follow these guidelines:

  • Only purchased and already assembled cut fruit, vegetable & cheese trays are allowed. These items must be refrigerated until served.
  • All “dry” items such as cookies and crackers must be store purchased and still factory sealed.

School Spirit Dress Up Week  (Details)


Now Hiring!

We are currently hiring morning and lunch time recess supervisors.

Morning hours: 7:00-8:00am - We are looking for someone who can....

  • Be here everyday 
  • Turn on the computer, open the program and have it ready for students to enter their pin numbers
  • Monitor the students as they key in their pin numbers.  

Lunch: 10:15am-12:45pm - We are looking for someone who can...

  • Supervise the lunch room, walking around and monitoring our students.
  • Transition student to outside recess
  • Be outside, walking around and monitoring our students


Please see the office staff if you’d like an application.


Box Top Collection - Turn in your Box Tops by February 21st. 

It's Box Tops collection time!  Please clip out and send unexpired Box Tops to school by February 21st for spring submission.




Parent Teacher Conferences

February 21st - 3:30pm - 6:30pm

It is parent-teacher conference time for the teacher and parent to meet if there are significant concerns in progress.   A parent/guardian is welcome to make an appointment to talk about your child at any time during the school year should a concern develop.  Conferences will be held on February 20th between 3:30pm and 6:30pm for those families who need to meet.    

Our school will again use the PTC Fast website to schedule our conferences to make signups as convenient as possible. Please enter the following web address into your browser window and follow the given instructions.

The following staff are also available during conferences.   When you sign up there will be an option for you to invite one or more if you would like or you can request a separate meeting with that staff member by contacting the school office at 920-424-0170.

          Title I Reading Program:  Gerharz, Jackels                     Speech & Language: Christensen, Ryder

          ESL Program:  Mack, Mehn                                             Phy-ed:  Engen

          Hearing Impaired:  Halla                                                  Music: Seegert

          Gifted/Talented/Title I Math:  Friday                              Art: Harmon

          OT/PT: Eisley, Stanek, Wallace

          Cross Cat, EBD, & ID : Barrios, VanderGrinten, Smith-Park, Derga, Stroede.

We look forward to the continuation of a great school year.

Summer School Sign Up

March 2nd - March 20th 

The Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) is putting the final touches on an exciting summer school program for 2020. High School and Middle School summer sessions will be held at Oshkosh North High School. Elementary courses will be held at Jefferson, Oaklawn, and Carl Traeger schools.  Busing will be available for elementary students only and at limited pickup/dropoff sites based on summer school location.

Course registration will be available online through Infinite Campus beginning March 2, 2020 and will be open through March 20, 2020. Detailed course information about all course options including special camps and registration instructions will be sent at a later date through email and your parent portal and will be available on the OASD Summer School Webpage.

The OASD Summer School phone number is 920.424.4092 ext: 2693. Please call if you have any questions and leave a voicemail for someone to get back to you in a timely manner.

Elementary Summer School (grades 4K-5)

Locations: Jefferson Elementary, Oaklawn Elementary, Carl Traeger 

Dates: June 15 - July 09 , Monday through Thursday

Times: 8:30 - 10 a.m. and 10 - 11:30 a.m.

K-Kids Winter Dance -(Details)

It’s time to put on those dancing shoes for our annual K-Kids Winter Dance.  Dance the night away on Friday, February 14th from 6-7:30pm.  The dance will also serve as our kick off to our annual Penny Wars. It’s time to check under those couch cushions and coat pockets for spare change!   The grade level with the most donations during the dance will receive a $5.00 bonus towards their final tally.  The penny wars competition will run through the end of February.  The winning class will receive a Dilly Bar party.  All donations received will be given to the Operation Not Alone Fund.

Community Events

Do you want to know about YMCA activities, sports camps, Girl/Boy Scouts, community events such as Halloween events provided by UW-Oshkosh, North High School, or local churches?  The school district advertises for many community events to keep you in the know. They are all posted here:

Oshkosh Wildcat Trapshooting Team Registration & First Practice

This team is open to ALL Oshkosh middle and high school students from grades 7 through 12 (West, North, Lourdes, Valley Christian).

Spartan Baseball Clinic 2020  (Northside Feeder Schools)

The Oshkosh North Baseball Program will be hosting a baseball clinic for players in grades 2 through 8th grade.

Art in the Garden

Art by area artists, original art sale and raffles, and special exhibit of area high school artists.

Strengthen Your English Language Skills

English writing, English reading, English grammar, English pronunciation, English listening and speaking, English American language and culture, and English for American society.

Study Intensive English Courses

Strengthen English skills of writing and grammar, pronunciation, listening and speaking, and reading.

Future Dates  (Link to Calendar)

Feb. 12th

  • Early Release, 12:30pm

Feb. 14th

  • Classroom Friendship Celebrations.
  • Winter Dance, 6:00pm  (Details)
  • Valentine's Dress Up Day    

Feb. 17th

  • No School

Feb. 18th

Cozy and Stuffed Animal Dress Up Day!

Feb. 19th

Crazy Hair & Mismatched Day!

Feb. 20

  • Twin Dress Up Day!
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:30-6:30pm

Feb. 21

  • PTO Fundraiser-Kringle Sale Starts
  • Box Tops are Due!  Last day for the winter collection.