Early Dismissal Wednesday 11/26/14

Please follow the times below for Early Release on Wednesday, 11/26/14
Parent Pick up–1:10
Everyday car rider–1:10
Bus call–1:20

Top Notch

Chick - Fil - AMrs. Sing’s 1st Grade Class donated the most money for the United Way and won a special Chick – Fil – A lunch!!

Family Reading Night

Click on image below for more information.Reading Night

Book Fair

Winter Book FairBook Fair is Coming Soon! December 1st – December 8th

Contact: M. Waggoner/Librarian

5th Grade Native American Projects

5th Native Americans5th Grade students have been learning about Native American groups in social studies (SOL USI.3).  Students shared their knowledge via projects!

2nd Grade Farm Day

2nd Grade Farm Day2nd Grade students recently traveled to a local farm sponsored by The Virginia Tech Agricultural Outreach.

Motion in 1st Grade!

1st Grade MotionFirst grade showed their knowledge of Motion SOL 1.2 a & c .  Students worked in groups and used a large chart to analyze photos and pictures.  As the groups collaborated, the students evaluated and applied their knowledge of types of motion by placing the photos and pictures into categories labeled, Back and Forth, Straight, Push-pull, and Circular motion categories.

Columbus Day Boats

Columbus Day BoatsColumbus Day activities took place in 1st grade this year. Students used their knowledge of SOL 1.3 People of Events and Holidays to show their knowledge of Christopher Columbus’ contribution and challenges of his journey.  Using their knowledge of Natural Resources SOL 1.8a, students powered small boats to simulate the sailing ship’s travel.

Thankful Kindergarten Students

Kindergarten ThanksgivingKindergarten students celebrated Thanksgiving by creating special hats and enjoying a special Chief’s Feast meal with family and friends.

Happy Thanksgiving from Early Start

Early Start ThanksgivingTo gain further understanding of the terms past/present (Virginia Social Studies Foundation Block 2–History/Change over time) we made our own clothes and jewelry much like the Native Americans and Pilgrims did during the time of the first Thanksgiving.   Happy Thanksgiving from the Oakland Early Start kids!!!

Raising a Reader in Early Start

Early Start Raising ReadersAcross the city our students in the preschool Early Start Program are delighted each week when they receive their next set of books to take home to share with their families.  The sets of books are rotated through the class membership weekly.  The Raising A Reader program is a wonderful gift to the youngsters of our community that is provided by supporters of United Way.


Chief’s Feast

Chief's FeastThank you to everyone who came out and supported Oakland’s Chief’s Feast!  The food was yummy and the time with family and friends was awesome!

4th Grade Colonial Day

Colonial Day4th Grade Colonial Day was very exciting this year!  Many of our students dressed in outfits from the past and learned about paper making, colonial dances, colonial games, and food tasting!

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Welcome to Oakland!

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.

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