Newsletter January 22, 2020


Oaklawn Elementary      School

Jauanry 22, 2020: Issue 17



School Hours:   7:40am - 2:45pm

School Closing Information
Parent Volunteer Application


The Department of Public Instruction gives each students 10 absences (not days) per year.  An absence is considered anything beyond 10 minutes.  Examples of an absence (1/2 of full day) include:

  • Leaving early for/arriving from an appt.
  • Illness
  • Vacations/out of town
  • Arriving after 7:55am, leaving prior to 2:45 pm

When a student exceeds 10 absences, one or all of the following will happen:

  • A letter of concern will be sent
  • A truancy meeting will be set up
  • A doctor’s note will be required for future absences
  • Parent/guardian can receive a ticket

For medical appointments (doctor, dentist, ortho, eye, etc.) we recommend getting a doctor’s note and bringing it to school upon your child’s return to school.  Please plan vacations according to the OASD school year calendar whenever possible.

Absences/late arrivals

Please do everything possible to have your child to school on time each day. If your child arrives after 7:45am, please have him/her check in at the office.  If your child will be late for any reason, or will not be attending school that day, please call 424-0170 and leave a detailed message.  Our voicemail is on 24/7.  If your child is ill, please leave specific symptoms, as we track illnesses for the county health department to track and prevent outbreaks.

Yearbook Sale (Details)

Your child was given an order form to purchase a yearbook.  Yearbooks will be handed out to students on June 2nd.  Order forms/payments are due back in the office by Mon. Feb. 10th.  

Now Hiring!

We are hiring 1 breakfast program supervisor and 1 lunch/recess supervisor.  Our breakfast team is here from 7am-8am and the lunch/recess team is here from 10:30-12:45pm.  If you are interested, please stop in at the office to pick up an application.

All School Field Trip

On January 31st our school will be attending a performance by the Mariachi Herencia De Mexico at the PAC in Appleton.  We will be leaving school at 11:00am and returning by 2:10pm.   This is a spiffy clothes, dress up occasion!

Permission slips were handed out to all students last week and are due back to your child's teacher by Jan. 27th.  Please indicate whether or not your child will be bringing a lunch from home or having a school lunch.  School lunch will NOT be what is listed on the lunch menu.  Since students will be eating in their classrooms and wearing spiffy clothes, we are going to have a picnic bag lunch instead.  Included will be:

  • Turkey Deli Sandwich
  • Fresh Veggie Sticks
  • Craisins
  • 100% Juice Box
  •  Whole Grain cheddar Crackers
  •  Mini Rice Krispie Treat
  •  Milk

 Synopsis:    "As student musicians from Chicago, nobody could have anticipated their first album “Nuestra Herencia” (Our Heritage) would receive a Latin GRAMMY nomination.  However, they have since attracted local and national news coverage, performance requests and have released their second album “Herencia De La Tierra Mia” (The Heritage of My Land), landing them in the number two spot on the Latin Billboard charts.  This performance will help students learn more about Mexican heritage and watch as their peers share their culture from the stage."

 2020-21 Out-of-Attendance Area & Open Enrollment Application Deadlines (Details)

Illness Monitoring

The District is working closely with the Winnebago County Health Department to monitor and reduce illnesses within our schools. It is the District’s policy to alert families when potential health concerns arise in our schools. At this time, this message is precautionary and is meant to help raise awareness regarding illness in our schools and ask families to take important precautions to limit the spread of germs and illness. As a reminder, when calling your child’s school to report their absence, please relay the symptoms they are having to the school office so that the District can continue to report to the health department accurately.

Parents Night Out -Feb 14

First United Methodist Church - 700 Linwood St.


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:

Parents Night Out 

Free pizza, movie, fun!

Oshkosh West Girls Basketball Parents Night Out Fundraiser (Westside Feeder Schools)

Activities Include: arts and crafts, swimming, Interactive games in gym, board games, mani's & pedi's, puzzles, face painting, basketball lessons, and karaoke.  Snacks will be provided.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a training to teach participants how to help adolescents (12 - 18) who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The program helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Make Sweet Memories Daddy-Daughter Dance

Don't  miss out on the chance to twirl your little girl around the dance floor and have dinner.

Oshkosh Youth Softball/Baseball

The Oshkosh Community YMCA is sponsoring  a spring training camp for potential youth softball/baseball players.  The camp provides young players with a opportunity to throw, field, and swing a bat.

Co-Ed Youth Baseball League

An instructional  and fun league for boys and girls ages 4 - 12 that teaches baseball skills, promotes positive attitudes, encourages teamwork.

USA NFL Flag Football

Players benefit by being physically active through non-contact, continuous action while learning the fundamentals of football, lessons in teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Youth Indoor Soccer League

An instructional co-ed league for 4K - grade 8.

Youth Co-Ed Softball

An instructional and fun slow-pitch softball league that teaches the basics of softball, encourages team work, and promotes positive attitudes.

Middle School Youth Night

Join the YMCA after-hours for a night of recreation, socialization, and special activities.  Play soccer, basketball, ice skate, and swim.

Love & Logic Parent Seminar

Would you like to feel more confident as a parent? Would you like to have more fun parenting? Would you like to feel more relaxed at the end of the day? Parenting is the world's most difficult job.  Over 700 Oshkosh area parents have completed this non-judgmental course in a relaxed setting.  They learned practical parenting skills and used them immediately.  You can too!

Spartan Dancer for a Day  (Northside Feeder Schools)

Spend the day learning dance technique, being taught a dance routine, having a snack, and participating in a special performance for your parents/guardians at the end of the day.

Future Dates  (Link to Calendar)

Jan 23rd   

  • Girl Scouts meet during lunch recess

Jan 30th   

  • Girl Scouts meet during lunch recess

Jan 31st

  • All School Field Trip, Appleton PAC   11:15AM-2:15PM

Feb 3 - Feb 21

  • Box Tops Collection

Feb 6th

  • PTO Family Event - Luv 2 Play  (Details)

Feb 10th