Newsletter October 9, 2019


Oaklawn Elementary      School

October 9, 2019: Issue 7



School Hours:   7:40am - 2:45pm

School Closing Information
Parent Volunteer Application


Future Dates

October 9th    Early Dismissal @12:30pm

                     Dine & Donate Night, Jackson Street McDonald’s 4-7pm

October 11th  Ms. Retzlaff & Ms. Theel’s classes to Madison

                     Family Movie Night & food drive, sponsored by K-Kids

                     Book Fair set up.  Volunteer here:!/showSignUp/30e0448a5ad2aa5fb6-fall

October 14th-18th  Scholastic Book Fair

                     Volunteer here:!/showSignUp/30e0448a5ad2aa5fb6-fall

October 18th  Boo Bash Dance sponsored by PTO & Student Council, 6-8pm  

                     PTO Little Caesar’s Pizza fundraiser kick off!

October 22nd  Picture retake day

October 25th  No School! Enjoy sleeping in!

October 29th  pdsFUSION kids running club starts today!  2:45-4pm

October 31st  2nd grade swimming, downtown YMCA


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.  


From our PTO. .  .

Our Scholastic Book Fair is next week!    In order to run a successful fair, we need your help!  Please sign up here to volunteer:!/showSignUp/30e0448a5ad2aa5fb6-fall

The book fair will be open during the hours that we have parent volunteers to staff it.  If you’d like to send your child with money for the fair, please send it in a sealed envelope, marked with your child’s name and “book fair money.”  Also new this year, Scholastic is now charging sales tax on all purchases. Please plan accordingly when sending money with your child.


From the office……….


The Department of Public Instruction gives each student 10 absences (not days)  per year. An absence is considered anything beyond 10 minutes. Examples of an absence (½ or full day)  include:

Leaving early for/arriving later from an appointment

  • Illness

  • Vacations/out of town

  • Arriving after 7:55am, leaving prior to 2:35pm

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 any future absence

  • 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 

Our first bell rings at 7:40am and the day begins at 7:45am.  Please do everything necessary to have your child to school on time each and everyday.  If your child is late, 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.    

Newsletter/Website/School Events

Our newsletter is sent electronically every week on Wednesday.  We will use the email account listed in your parent portal. All information is available electronically by email or on the parent portal.  It is the parent’s responsibility to log on to their parent portal/email regularly to stay informed with what is going on in our school. We are continuously updating our website and calendar with family events, field trips, spirit days, etc, so check it often!  If you do not have electronic access to the newsletter and would like a paper copy, please let the office know.

Parent Portal

It is important to check your student’s Infinite Campus account on a regular basis to keep current on any fees that may be due (food service, etc.).  All fees carry over from year to year and will accumulate until they are paid. Once your student is in high school, he/she cannot participate in many activities until these fees are paid in full.  Also, please remember to update any demographic changes to your student’s information (phone, email, address, etc.). If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mrs. Schiefelbein in the office at 424-0170.


The Oshkosh Area School District expects students to attend their home school, based on where they live.  All mail from OASD will come to the primary address in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. The address that district office has on file is the address where the child’s guardian lives and where the child sleeps at night.  It cannot be an extended family members home (Grandparents/Aunt/Uncle).  Anyone who is not residing in the correct attendance zone will be transferred to their home school.


If your child will be out for a vacation, please call or send a note to the office 2 weeks prior to the vacation.  This will allow the classroom teacher time to gather necessary work.

Early Release Dates

On the following dates, we will dismiss students at 12:30pm: October 9, November 13, December 11, January 8, February 12, March 11, April 8, May 13.

Lost & Found

Please label everything!  This includes jackets, lunch boxes & backpacks.  You’d be amazed at the large amount of things that get lost!

Birthday Treats

The Oshkosh Area School District no longer celebrate birthdays with food treats.  However, you are welcome to send pencils, notebooks, erasers or a book/game for the class.  Healthy Snacks: you are welcome to send a healthy snack to school for your child to enjoy during snack time.  

Healthy Snacks

Students take a snack break each school day.  Students can take a school milk and may bring a healthy snack from home.  Healthy snacks include granola bars, fruit, vegetables, string cheese or plain crackers.  Please leave the sugary snacks and doritos at home. Due to allergy concerns, students may not share food of any kind at meals or snack time.


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..