Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year at OES

Dear OES Families,

Welcome back to the 2015-16 school year!  We are so excited to see our students back in the building.  The energy here is quite something, and we are thrilled to see the students so happy to be back.

Our week will be filled with getting into routines and getting to know each other within each classroom community.  On our first day back, we participate in Recess Rodeo, where students learn about all of our outdoor recess rules to be respectful, responsible, and safe on the playground.  We will also have an all-school assembly when we’ll learn our new theme song, meet our new students, and learn about our bus routines.  All hands will be on deck at the end of the day when we learn the “walker” and “busser” routines to make sure we get to the right places.

As you get into your own family routines at home, please continue to stay in touch with us regarding any concerns or questions as we get started.  This week you will receive the Student/Parent Handbook, which includes many policies and procedures for OES.  Attached to that document, you will also find the district’s Bullying Policy, our Positive Behavior School-wide matrix, our attendance policy, and a document indicating when to keep your sick child home.   Please take a moment to review these important documents.  You will also be receiving regular newsletters from your child’s teacher.  Be sure to check the Friday Folder page on the district website on a regular basis to stay in tune with what is happening in our school and in the greater Oostburg community.

Be sure to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.  I will be posting pictures on a regular basis to show you and the community the learning that is happening on a regular basis.  Be sure to also explore the new district website, which includes many resources including calendar information, contact information, and important announcements.

Also, Oostburg Community Education Fund (OCEF) will benefit every time you eat at Chili’s between 9/1/15-11/30/15.  When OCEF benefits, our students benefit.  Thanks to OCEF and Chili’s Give Back Program for supporting our students.

We hope your school year will be off to a great start and look forward to sharing many learning opportunities with your child.

Kind Regards,

Ann Steenwyk

OES Principal

(920) 564-2392, ext. 4202