Newsletter November 20, 2019


Oaklawn Elementary      School

November 20, 2019: Issue 12



School Hours:   7:40am - 2:45pm

School Closing Information
Parent Volunteer Application

Congratulations 1st and 2nd Grades!

What a wonderful concert.

Milk & Cookies with Santa - Please RSVP by December 16th

Thursday, December 19th 6:00 p.m. in the Oaklawn Cafeteria

Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite book to read together as a family (all kids will leave with a new book this evening).

  • 6:00 Cookies and Milk with Santa & Welcome
  • 6:15 Holiday Story time and Pictures with Santa

Please check out the sign-up link if you are available to help out that night or to sign up to send donations for the event.

Please RSVP by December 16th by going to the link above.

Oaklawn Family Photo Shoot Fundraiser  

Monday, November 25th    5:00-6:00pm    (Oaklawn Music Room)

Holiday photos made easy for busy parents.  For $40 cash or check payable to Oaklawn PTO you can chose between 2 backdrops and you will get digital images of photos.  No appointment necessary, first come, first served.  Non-Oaklawn families are encouraged to attend as well.

Photos are taken by Ken Cravillion Photography as a 100% donation to Oaklawn!

Oaklawn Food Drive

Dear Oaklawn Families:

It is the time of year when we think of our Food Drive, a tradition here at Oaklawn and in the Oshkosh community.  Our school will be participating again in this program that will benefit the Salvation Army.

Our food drive will be held during the weeks of Wednesday, Nov. 20  –  Tuesday, Dec. 3.  Your child can bring any contribution to school and place it in a box in each classroom.

This year, the Salvation Army is in need of other goods than just canned goods.  We have put together a list of things that are much in need.  Each item will have a point value. 

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place classes with the highest percentage of points will have the opportunity to win Movie Tickets, Funset Blvd. coupons, Spirit Wear, and best of all, pick staff members to do something silly!   (Wrap the Teacher, Pie in face, Human Sundae, Duct Taped to wall, Dress them up, etc..)

All students will be given a special treat from Student Council for their participation.

1 point items                                      3 point items                          10 point items           

Canned goods (veggies/fruit)             Toilet Paper                            Diapers

Canned soup (noodles)                       Napkins                                   Baby Formula

Boxed noodles                                    Boxed Tissues                        * Baby bottles

Kool-Aid packets                               Shampoo/conditioner             * Baby bibs

Seasonings                                          Soap/body wash                      * Pacifiers

Spaghetti O’s                                      Toothpaste                              Baby Wipes

Spaghetti Sauce                                 Toothbrushes                          Bottle of Juice

Jelly                                                    Boxed Dinners                       

                                                            Canned soup w/ meat             * = New items


                                                            Baby Food (jar/cereal)

                                                            Spaghetti Sauce

                                                            Box of Cereal/oatmeal                                  

                                                            Juice Packs                

OAKLAWN Parent Teacher Conferences

December 5th and 10th 2019 3:30-6:30 p.m. 

By Appointment

The Oaklawn Staff are looking forward to meeting with you on either Thursday, Dec 5th or Tuesday, December 10th for a 15 minute conference between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Parents will log into Infinite Campus to identify the class placement for their child and then follow this link to sign up for PTCFast. You will then be sent an email with a list of available times to select for conference with each teacher.  (NOTE: If you are typing the link into your internet browser by hand, there is an _ “underscore” between Oaklawn_Elementary_School.  

 Steps to follow:

  1. If you don’t know your teacher. Log into IC (Infinite Campus) to identify class placement and teacher.  

  2. Follow link to PTCFast, complete information and check for email from PTCFast.

  3. Select an available conference timeslot with your teacher.  (A great feature of this program is being able to see available times for all teachers you need to meet with for conferences.  If you have multiple children at Oaklawn, please consider leaving a 15 minute block between conferences to provide time to transition between rooms.)

 Oaklawn Elementary Conference Sign Up


Dear Families,

We are thankful!

As we prepare to take a short break from school for Thanksgiving, we want to express our gratitude for everyone who makes it possible for as many students as possible to come to school every day, on time, ready to learn. We thank:

  • Our students and families for making daily attendance a priority since they know the habit of attendance will help them do well in the classroom and eventually in a job.
  • Our wonderful teachers who pour their energy into making each classroom an exciting place for exploration and knowledge so children do not want to miss out on learning
  • Our support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need

We appreciate each one of you so much. We look forward to seeing you after the Thanksgiving holiday. We also hope you will keep in mind that school is closed on November 27th and reopens December 2nd.

We especially appreciate everyone’s efforts to avoid taking extra days off during the Thanksgiving holiday. Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and leave your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.

Old Man Winter is Here

It’s hard to believe we already have snow on the ground.  At Oaklawn, students need to be dressed appropriately to play in the snow.  Snow pants and boots are required to play in the snow.  Please put your child’s name or initials in his/her coat, snow pants and boots.  One pair of black snow pants looks like all the others!  With over 400 kids here, that adds up more than 400 coats, 400 snow pants, 800 boots and 800 gloves.  Please label everything!!!

School Store

Our School store will be open on Thursdays and Fridays beginning in November.  The school store has a variety of fun, small items ranging from .25 to a few dollars.  On Thursdays, the school store will be open from 2:45-3pm.  On Fridays, the school store will be open from 7:25-7:40am.  Once the 7:40am bell rings, students are expected to go to class.

Start of the Day

We have seen an increase in the number of students who are tardy each morning.  School starts at 7:40am.  Please do everything possible to have your child here on time.  With winter here, please allow extra time for cleaning off cars, dealing w/frozen door locks and icy roads.  Our breakfast program starts at 7:10am every morning and is FREE to all students regardless of income.

Now Hiring

We are still in need of supervisors, especially at breakfast.  In the morning, we can use 1 person\welcoming students into the kitchen and processing their pin numbers at the computer.  At lunch, we can use 2 people processing pin numbers and 1 more person outside at recess.  Breakfast hours are 7:00-8:00am and lunch hours are 10:30am-12:45pm.  If you’d like an application, please stop in at the office.  

From our Nurse: Medication Policy

Medication will not be given at school unless it is absolutely necessary.  Any medications that requires FOUR DOSES OR MORE  a day can be given at school by a designated, trained staff member.  Before a child can be given any medication the parent MUST supply a form signed by the doctor.  These forms can be obtained from the school office or your doctor. If you have any questions about medication, please contact our school nurse, at 424-0170, ext. 4342.  

Cough drops are considered a medication at school.  You still need to fill out a medication form but it does NOT need to be signed by a doctor.  All cough drops need to be in the original bag and will be kept in nurse's office until the student needs one.  

Snack / Recess Milk

Please remeber to pay for your child's milk.  Breakfast and lunch are free but students are still charged $ .35 for recess milk. 

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:

Santa Day @Ascension Mercy Hospital

Bring your camera for a photo with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.  Children can share their wish list with Santa, make a personalized ornament, and enter a coloring contest.

UWO Titans Baseball Clinics

December clinics are designed to provide players with an opportunity to learn the drills that  are the foundation of our program's offensive, defensive, and pitching philosophies.

Super Sunday Hitting and  Base Running Clinic will provide each player the opportunity to increase bat speed, improve swing mechanics, and create an approach at the plate along with base running techniques and tips.

February clinics are designed  to prepare players for their upcoming season.

Spartans Softball Club (Northside Feeder Schools)

The Spartan Softball Club is a non-profit community-based organization in Oshkosh, WI created to develop and foster confidence in all girls interested in playing fast pitch softball.

Now Hiring!

We are in significant need for morning and lunch recess supervisors!! In the morning, we can use 1-2 people welcoming students into the kitchen and processing their pin numbers. At lunch, we can use 1-2 people processing pin numbers and 2 people outside at recess. Breakfast hours are 7:00-8:00am and lunch hours are 10:45-12:45pm. If you’d like an application, please stop in at the office.

Future Dates  (Link to Calendar)

November 20th

  • Student council Food Drive Starts!

November 21st  

  • 2nd grade swimming, downtown YMCA 12:30-2pm
  • School Store open 2:45-3pm

November 22nd 

  • School Store open 7:25-7:40am

November 25th

  • Oaklawn Family Photo Shoot Fundraiser, 5 - 6pm (Music Room)

November 26th  

  • pdsFUSION kids running club  2:45-4pm

November 27 - 29th

  • No School - Thanksgiving Break

December 3rd

  • Student Council Food Drive Ends Today!
  • pdsFUSION kids running club  2:45-4pm

December 5th

  • 2nd grade swimming, downtown YMCA 12:30-2pm
  • Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:30-6:30pm

December 6th

  • Mrs. Urbas/Mrs. Fazer's 3rd grade classes, Paine Art Center, 9:30-11:00am

December 7th

  • pdsFUSION Running Club 5K - Race for the Light

December 9th

  • PTO Meeting (Oaklawn Media Center), 6:00pm
  • PTO Dine and Donate - Rocky's Pizza/Rose Subs, 11:00am - 11:00pm

December 10th

  • PTO Dine and Donate - Rocky's Pizza/Rose Subs, 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:30 - 6:30pm

December 11th

  • Early Release, 12:30pm

December 12th

  • 2nd grade swimming, downtown YMCA 12:30-2pm

December 19th

  • PTO Milk and Cookies with Santa, 6pm (Cafeteria)
  • Mrs. Hendricks class field trip-Paine Art Center, 9:30 - 11:00am

December 23 - January 1st

  • Winter Break