January 24, 2024 Newsletter

Oaklawn Elementary      School


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School Hours:   7:40am - 2:45pm

Lunch Times: 

  • 2nd & 5th    11:00-11:45am
  • KG & 4th    11:30am-12:15pm
  • 1st & 3rd    12:05-12:50pm

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Future Dates 

(Link to Website Calendar)

Jan. 24 - Report cards are available to families on IC.

Jan. 26 - Report Card copies will be mailed home.

Feb. 5 - PTO Meeting, 6:00pm (Virtual)

Feb. 8 - Math and a Movie Night (RSVP)

Feb. 9 - No School

Feb. 14 - Grades 3, 4, 5 Field Trip - North High musical "Matilda" at the Grand Opera House.

Feb. 15 - Yearbook Group Pictures, 8:30AM

Feb. 19 - PTO Kringle Sale Starts

IC Parent Portal                  School Store Items

All students need to have headphones here at school to use with their chrome books daily.  We do not have any at school to borrow but your child can purchase a new pair for $3.00.  Either send cash/check to school or you can purchase them in your Parent Portal School Store.  


Headphones  $3.00/ea




Open Enrollment/Out of Area Attendance Deadlines

https://www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us/families/enrollment   (School to School in Oshkosh)

https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment                                          (District to District outside of Oshkosh)

First page of the PDF file: Out-of-AttendanceAreaOpenEnrollmentApplicationDeadlinesdocx_2

Food Service News

are available online on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  Look under the "More" tab in the menu and look for "Meal Benefits". Forms were also mailed out in the US mail to all households in mid-July. Please return your completed application to the Food Services Office, Oshkosh West High School, 375 N. Eagle St., Oshkosh, WI 54902, or the Elementary School Office your child attends on or before the first day of school.

HAVE LUNCH WITH YOUR CHILD All Elementary Schools and the Food Services Department invites parents of school-age children to have lunch with their child any school day. Please let the school office know in advance so we can make sure a lunch gets ordered for you. You may bring money with you to pay for the meal or the adult lunch can be charged to your students Food Service Account.

The food service department is seeking individuals to work for our department serving breakfast and / or lunch. The majority of these positions available are 1.5 - 2 hours in length and are during the breakfast and lunch service time, which varies with the school. Opportunities for longer shifts and additional hours may also be available. Please see the WECAN at https://wecan.education.wisc.edu website for employment opportunities along with applying for positions within the Food Service Department.

Recess Milk - Negative Food Service Balance

Reminder to families-We have had some families question why their child's balance is negative.  Lunch and Breakfast are free to all students.  This means an entire meal, not just a milk.  If your family qualifies for the free/reduced meals program then your child can also have a free recess milk.  If you do not qualify recess milk is 40¢ a day.  When you log into your parent portal the home page shows your child's Food Service Balance.  Please make sure you are putting money in this account so your child can have recess milk.  

IMPORTANT-This balance will follow your child from school to school so any positive (or negative) balances will move on to middle and high school.  If you have questions or concerns please call the office.  

Weather-Your Child Needs A Coat

Please make sure that your child has a coat everyday at school.  All students will be outside for recess unless it is raining or the temperature is below 10 degrees. If you are in need of winter gear, please contact the school office.  We do have resources to get winter clothing for families who are in need.    

It is also a good idea to have an extra change of clothes in your child's locker just in case!  Mud outside, bathroom accidents, etc. 


Humane Society Donations

We have extended donation drive until Fri. Jan. 26th.  Please help us give back to the Oshkosh Humane Society. 

Math and a Movie Night!

RSVP:  https://bit.ly/MovieNight020824

First page of the PDF file: Family_MovieNight

Read to a Dog Program

A "paw"sitive reading experience for kids

Calling all young readers! The Oshkosh Public Library is once again inviting children in grades 4K-5 to spend time reading to registered therapy dogs. The opportunity is part of the library’s READ to a Dog program (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) which takes place on Mondays from 4 - 5:15 p.m. beginning February 3 through April 27. 

Families may reserve a 15-minute session by calling the Children's Desk at 920.236.5208. LEARN MORE!

Reading aloud to a trained reading dog is a great way for children to practice their skills in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. The dogs are eager to hear some good stories and non-fiction!

Kid's Heart Challenge

Our students are having fun learning how and why we take care of our hearts and what we can do to help others.

Sign Up Today:

Download the AHA Schools APP and Register:


Click “Send a Message” and TEXT 10 Friends and Family asking for support.

Be a Heart Hero and Complete Finn’s Mission and learn TWO life-saving skills as a family TONIGHT!

or http://www2.heart.org/goto/oaklawn and Click “Sign Up” 

When 50% of the school registers online (213 students) our school will earn $500!

Buster (Leader) Keychain = Complete Finn’s Mission online and go in the drawing for the Buster keychain!

Finn’s Mission = Surprise Bonus with Mr. Engen!

Click HERE to see how you are helping others like the Siqueiros family!

NFL Bonus: The American Heart Association is excited to extend our work with the NFL to support improving health outcomes at home and beyond through the Hands-Only CPR education. Students that complete the Finn’s Mission learning module will earn an entry for two tickets to Super Bowl LIX in 2025 and your school will be entered to receive a $10,000 fitness equipment makeover for every 18 completed Finn’s Mission. 

Late to school?

If your child is late to school, more than 10 minutes, they are considered absent....NOT tardy.  If your child is marked absent you need to contact the school office to make the absence excused.  Even if your child is only 15 minutes late to school, 5 Unexcused absences is considered Habitual Truant.  

Elementary School Attendance Expectations

  • Elementary school day runs from 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • Supervision starts on the playground at 7:30 a.m.
  • Students line up with their classrooms at 7:40 a.m.
  • Students are expected to be in their seats at 7:45 a.m.
  • 7:45-7:55 is tardy, anything 7:56 and beyond is unexcused unless a parent contacts the office to excuse the absence.


PTO Meeting (Virtual)Google Meet Info

September 18, 2023, 6pm  (Agenda) (Minutes)

November 13, 2023, 6pm  (Agenda)  (Minutes)

February 4, 2024, 6pm

April 8, 2024, 6pm 

PTO 2023-24 Events

  • Licorice Fundraiser - September
  • Culver's Dine and Donate - September 25
  • Fall Book Fair - October 16-20
  • McTeacher Night - Dine and Donate - October 23
  • Halloween Dance - October 26
  • Oaklawn Family Night with The Herd - November 18
  • Movie Night - February 8
  • Kringle Fundraiser - February
  • Spring Book Fair and Literacy Night - April 22-26
  • Teacher Appreciation - May 6-10
  • Dig in for Donuts - May 17
  • Kona Ice Celebration - Last day of school

2022-2023 PTO Leadership Team 

Co-Chairman - Cassandra Running

Co-Chairman -  Samm Pamperin

Scott Johanknecht - Principal 920-424-0170 or scott.johanknecht@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OaklawnOwlPTO