OES: Off to a Great Start!

Hello and Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!

As we begin our third week of the new school year, the students and staff have quickly fallen back into their routines and familiar schedules.  The kids’ enthusiasm and excitement has helped us begin our year of “Building Great Learners.”  Our building is under construction and our teachers are working hard to help build up their students as well.  Our first school assembly (pictured below) focused on how construction workers stay safe and how students can be safe and ready to learn.  We also learned the lyrics and movements for our new school theme song.img_3236

During the first few weeks, students and staff have made adjustments to some of our normal routines.  The kids have done an excellent job staying safe while getting off the bus in the morning, walking and biking up to the building using designated paths, and playing on the temporary playground.  Every student participated in the “Recess Rodeo”, where we reviewed ways to stay safe, respectful, responsible, and positive in the hallways and playground areas.  Classroom teachers have spent a great deal of time getting to know their students, setting up a positive classroom community, and helping kids stay safe as our construction project begins.

As we get back into our ‘school routine’, one of our goals is to stay in communication with families.  Classroom teachers will be sending newsletters with updates about what is going on in the classroom.  The Friday Folder page provides information about community and school events, including the student handbook.  The school district website is another great way to stay up to date with current events, a calendar of events, and contact information.

A couple of opportunities that are available for students and families are the Dutch Bunch and Morning Study Hall:

Dutch Bunch is an on-site, wrap-around form of care for students.  Dutch Bunch is open before school from 6:30 am to 8:15 am and after school from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.  Information about the fees, contact information, and registration forms can be found in the elementary school office.

Morning Study Hall runs from 7:30 to 8:15 am and is designed for students in grades 3 – 5 who need some extra help with their homework.  The Morning Study Hall takes place in the OES library and students have the ability to drop in after 7:30 to get extra help with their homework from the night before in any subject area.  The study hall is supervised by two of our interventionists and high school volunteers.

We cannot wait to see all the learning that will take place at OES this year.  Thanks for helping us get off to a great start!


Aaron White

OES Principal

(920) 564-2392, ext. 4202