Newsletter December 9, 2020

 

Oaklawn Elementary      School

www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/elementary/oaklawn

December 9, 2020 

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OASD Parent Listening Session

Thurs. December 10th at Traeger Middle School cafetorium.


An OASD parent listening session will take place on Thursday, December 10 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
in the Carl Traeger cafetorium (3000 W 20th Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54904). The session will provide
OASD families with the opportunity to have a respectful two-way conversation and share
feedback with OASD leaders related to the District's virtual and in-person learning plans. OASD
leadership will be present to listen and engage in conversation when appropriate.


Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher conferences will be virtual.  All families have been sent an email with the instructions to sign up for a date and time.   Teachers will work with individual families to schedule a time that works best if the times available do not work for you and your family.

Sign up Link: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Oaklawn_Elementary_School


Math Help?

Have you had any questions regarding your child's virtual math instruction and/or assignments?  My name is Mrs. Klas, and I am  the Instructional Support Teacher for Math at Oaklawn School.  I will have virtual office hours once a week to answer any questions you have.  My hours will be 9:00-9:30 every Wednesday.  

Click on the link to join  Google meet

The code is klasparents

If this time does not work for you, please feel free to email me, and we can set up a time to meet virtually.


Oaklawn Library is still open!

Did you know that all Oaklawn students can request books from their school library to pick up and bring home to read?

Here is a video by Mrs. Zenker on how to request books in Destiny:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG7-u1Tjco4&feature=youtu.be

 If you need more information, please contact Mrs. Murawski @ 424-0170


Virtual Learner Caregiver Series

This edition of the Caregiver Series is on the importance of sleep for the growing child!  We know that families are struggling to stick to a routine, remove technology from the bedroom and parents are just plain tired......so are the kids.  Lack of sleep shows up in mood instability, unwillingness to do school, lack of focus and behavior problems to name a few.  We hope you take a look on how to help!

Episode #5

You are making it through distance learning and we see how hard you are working to balance everything.  The newsletter link below includes a short video and links of helpful suggestions from behavior interventionists, Michelle Mees, Kristin Bartelt and Mary Diedrich.

Caregivers Newsletter

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Keep Contacting the School!

COVID DATA AND SYMPTOMS

In an effort to continue to track symptomatic students, return dates to school, and Covid-19 cases, we kindly ask that you continue to notify your school nurse when your child has symptoms, has tested positive for Covid-19, or has been a close contact to someone that has tested positive for Covid-19. Please call 920-509-0586 or email kaitlyn.williams@oshkosh.k12.wi.us with Covid-related information. Thank you. 


Virtual Learning until at least January 11, 2021

The Oshkosh Area School District, with the support of the Winnebago County Health
Department, has made the difficult decision to remain in Model 4: Virtual Learning until at
least January 11, 2021.   Details:  https://bit.ly/3n51Rm6

Virtual Daily Attendance is still being recorded.  You or your child will need to log into Infinite Campus daily to check in.  School staff will be in the office during virtual learning.  Please contact your child's teacher by email or the school by phone, 920-424-0170, if you have any questions or need help with your child's virtual learning.  

COVID-19 Dashboard

Revised Meal Distribution During Model 4: Virtual Learning: Starting the week of November 9, meal distributions will occur on Wednesdays ONLY at the following locations and times. (NOTE: Two afternoon/evening pick-up times were added to better assist families.) Details:  https://bit.ly/32YbqLU

  • North High School (circle drive in front of school) from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • West High School (in front of door 20) from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
  • West High School (in front of door 20) from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
  • North High School (circle drive in front of school) from 5 - 6 p.m.

NOTE: Due to Thanksgiving Break, there will be no meal distribution on Wednesday, November 25. Instead, children will receive seven-days’ worth of meals on Wednesday, November 18 to account for all school days between November 18 and December 2. Wednesday meal distributions will resume on December 2.


Registration Fees/Free and Reduced Lunch

All students enrolled in the Oshkosh Area School District need to pay an instructional fee.  Please double check the "Fees" tab in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account to check your current balance.  Payments can be made through the portal or sent to the school office.  Checks should be made out to Oaklawn Elementary School.  Please label the payment with your student's name and which fee you are paying for.  Destiny/Media book fines are also listed  in the "Fees" tab.  Some fees may be waived for students who qualify for free/reduced lunches.  It is the families responsiblity to make sure you complete the proper paperwork.  All applications have a section to complete to have the fees waived.  Families/students who have directly certified for free/reduced lunch by the state have an extra form included with their status letter that needs to be returned to the school office.  You can NOT assume your fees are waived just because you qualify.  

Free/Reduced Lunch applications are available online.  https://www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/families/food-service  


2021 Oaklawn PTO

 

Your 2020-2021 PTO Leadership Team is excited to welcome you back to Oaklawn!

Stephanie Pereira Da Silva: President 920-203-2881 or stephanie.pereiradasilva@kcc.com

Abby Cravillion: Vice President 920-379-8265 or abaigeallynn@yahoo.com

Barby Philo Ames: Secretary 920-420-2365 or barbames@gmail.com

Mauricio Pereira da Silva: Treasurer 920-203-8986 or saxmau@gmail.com

Mr. Scott J: Principal 920-424-0170 or scott.johanknecht@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

 

PTO Meeting Minutes 9/10/2020

Next Meeting December 16th @ 6pm

Future Dates

Dec. 10

School Board Parent Listening Session - 5:30-7pm in the Traeger School Cafetorium

Dec. 11

  • Family Game Night, 5-9pm @ Adventure Games & Hobby

Dec 14 & Dec 15

  • Math Tool Kit and Material Exchange, 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • K-Kids/Kiwanis Food Drive - Bring your items when you exchange your child's materials.  

Dec. 16

  • PTO Meeting, 6pm

Dec 23 - Jan 3

  • Winter Break

Jan 4 - Jan 8

  • Virtual School Week - No In-Person Learning at school.

Jan 11

  • POSSIBLE switch back to in school learning.