October Wellness Calendar

barbellClick on the calendar link below and see if you can meet October’s Challenge. Contact: annemccoy@spsk12.net

October (click)

United Way Student Campaign is ON!

crazy_hairOctober 3rd – Crazy Hair Day .50c
October 10th – Pajama Day .50c
October 17th – Sunglasses Day .50c
October 24th – Hat Day .50c
November 3rd – Relay Race Day $1.00
Contact: karenbranson@spsk12.net

3rd Grade Greek Celebritas

roman_numeral3rd Grade students will be celebrating Greek Celebritas on October 23rd.  Are you interested in helping?  Make sure you have a SPS Volunteer Application on file in the main office.

Contact: jodielinkous@spsk12.net    SPS Volunteer Application    Parent Letter

Patriotic Day Was a Hit!

1st_patriotic1st Grade students participated in Patriotic Day this past week.  Children made liberty torches, learned about the printing press, and more!

Oakland Elementary Community Garden

partnershipThanks to The Suffolk Partnership for a Healthy Community we have a Community Garden beginning in our courtyard!!  We have fall veggies growing and the children are super excited!!  We need your help!  Are you available to join our Beautification Team?


Contact: annemcoy@spsk12.net      SPS Volunteer Application      Beautification Team Letter


Picture Day

Fall Picture Day will be Monday, September 29, 2014camera

Home Access Center Access

gradebookEmails were sent out to parents who signed up for The Home Access center.  Parents who did NOT receive an email may fill out the form below and return it to the Oakland main office for new account creation.

Home Access Center Application

Log in Your Million Steps 9/8 – 10/4, 2014

5kDid you sign-up for the Million Steps Challenge?  Click on the link below to log in your steps each evening.  Get as many steps as possible for Team Oakland!!

Million Steps Log (click)

Be Brave and Register for The Peanut Fest 5k

Spring 5kThe Peanut Fest 5k will be held on Saturday, October 4th.  They have walking and running events.  Great day to walk together!  And… this is the closer for the Million Steps Challenge.  Let’s get as many Oakland families out for this event!!  Wear your school colors!!!!

Registration Link (click)

Wounded Warrior 8k

Wounded Warrior Fun Run

We are looking for a team of staff and families to go to the Wounded Warrior 8k on Saturday, October 4th.  Come and join us and support our military families!

Join the Team (e-mail)

Registration Information (click)

School Messenger

School MessengerSign-up for School Messenger to receive alerts via text message, phone, and/or e-mail.  The alerts include:

  • Emergency Broadcasts
  • School Closings & Delays
  • School Day Emergencies

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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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