At Oakland we enjoy activities together that encourage academic growth, healthy habits, SOL’s with a kinesthetic approach, and an environment conducive to developing the whole learner. Every grade level participates in a Resource Day where students are immersed in SOL’s via a hands on approach. Art, library, music, and physical education teachers guide the children through events directly correlated to the Virginia SOL’s. We also encourage wellness activities through pedometer challenges and fruits and veggies taste tests during our yearly Fitness and Nutrition event. In addition, students have extracurricular activities such as ONN News Network, Theater Cafe, Chorus, March Madness, Shamrock Run Club, Odyssey of the Mind, Talented Art, and Talented Music. Click on the photos below to see our school in action.
The month of February is dedicated to raising money for the Suffolk Education Foundation. Oakland Elementary will help show our support for the SEF by hosting a fun week of fundraising activities for students.
$1 a day or $4 for the week Parent Flyer (click)
Tuesday, February 16 – Hat Day Wednesday, February 17 – Mismatch Day
Thursday, February 18 – Crazy Hair Day Friday, February 19 – Pajama Day (no slippers)
2nd Grade students created scarabs, musical instruments, and more during Egypt Day last week. Students also tried foods originating from Egypt.
Early Start students participated in timely, real-life lessons during the recent wintry weather. They experienced the transition of water through the states of matter — solid to liquid to gas. They froze water balloons outside overnight, then assembled the ice balls into “snow people” in the classroom. The inside heat started the melting process before the students left for the day, but when they returned the next morning, all that remained were trays of water with floating scarves, eyes, arms, and hats. The water from the balloons had changed from liquid to solid and back to liquid because of temperature changes. The final step in experiencing the complete cycle of states of matter was to see the liquid converted to a gas or vapor. Students observed as their teacher poured the “snow people” liquid into a tea kettle where it was heated until steam rose. They were even able to “catch” the steam above the kettle on a plate to see it turned back again into water.
Before or After School February 10, 11, 12, 2016 (click on title to read more)
- Teachers can meet with parents as needed before school or after school on those three days (Feb. 10, 11 and 12). Students will be in school for a full day on each of these days. Parents can then schedule conferences by emailing their child’s teacher, or calling the school. The teachers’ emails are linked through Home Access Center.
- Parents and guardians may view the current report card in Home Access Center (HAC) which is accessible from the Suffolk Public Schools’ website (www.spsk12.net) and each school’s website. All parents and guardians have access to their child’s academic performance in HAC with an account that was created by the division. Parents that do not know their HAC credentials must contact one of the buildings their children attend for support in gaining access to the account. Additionally, all students have been provided with a student account to access their academic performance in HAC. Students will use their SPS computer credentials to access their HAC account.
- Report cards not picked up by a parent/guardian at a conference will be distributed Tuesday, February 16.
- Call your child’s school for more information.
Parents/Guardians may view the current report card in Home Access Center (HAC) which is accessible from the Suffolk Public Schools’ and building websites. All guardians have access to academic performance in HAC with an account that was created by the division. Parents that do not know their HAC credentials must contact one of the buildings their children attend for support in gaining access to the account. Additionally, all students have been provided with an account to access their academic performance in HAC. Students will use their SPS computer credentials to access their HAC account.
The yearbook is a great memento of your child’s year in school with pictures of schoolmates and staff at their fingertips. Advanced sales are beginning at this time and gift certificates can be purchased and given to your children over the holidays. This would be especially thoughtful for fifth grade students. Perhaps this would be a great gift suggestion for grandparents and friends.
You can preorder or purchase your yearbook gift certificate by sending in cash or check made out to Oakland Elementary School in the amount of $20. If you have any questions please call (923-5248) or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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