The Paw Print Newsletter Archive

Message from the Principal 03.11.2020

Based on the 18-19 Next Generation Accountability Results, Oakdale was named a School of Distinction for a 4th year in a row. This recognition is for High Performance & High Growth for all students in ELA and Math, as well as High Growth for high needs students in ELA and Math. It should also be noted that Oakdale ranked second in the state for ELA growth among high needs students. Congratulations once again to all of our students and staff.

No school this Friday, 3/13, due to a Professional Development Day. Ice cream will be available to purchase Thursday, 3/12.

Reminder: On Friday, 3/27, there will be a half-day of school for Professional Development. Students will be dismissed at 12:25. On this day, students are encouraged to wear a fun/crazy hat to school and donate $1 to show our support to our D.A.R.E. Officer in her efforts to raise money to run the Boston Marathon. See the link to read Officer Aleshire’s story and learn more about the MR8 Foundation:

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/mr8bos20/karenmoorehead

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.

Funny Friday Joke: What did the parent say to the son who wanted to play the drums? Beat it!

PTO News

Family Dance: Our first Family Dance was an absolute hit! The kids all had a wonderful time dancing, eating ice cream, and making silly faces for the photo booth. We would like to thank everyone who helped out and made this night such a success!

Cozy Book Night: Thank you to all who participated in our annual Cozy Book Night.

PTO Meeting: Please join us on March, 24, 2020, for our next meeting at 6 pm in the Oakdale Elementary Cafeteria. Come find out if your child's teacher will win a $20 Gift Card for classroom supplies! Earn 1 entree into the raffle for your child's teacher just by attending. Congratulations to last month's winner, Mrs. Brush!

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are available for ordering at //www.treering.com/validate.

Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 to order.

If you have photos from school events, we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email -yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff.

Box Tops: Don't forget:

Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year.



Message from the Principal 03.04.2020

No school Friday, 3/13, due to a Professional Development Day. Ice cream will be available to purchase Thursday, 3/12.

Also, on Friday, 3/27, there will be a half-day of school for Professional Development. Students will be dismissed at 12:25. On this day, students are encouraged to wear a fun/crazy hat to school and donate $1 to show our support to our D.A.R.E. Officer in her efforts to raise money to run the Boston Marathon. See the link to read Officer Aleshire’s story and learn more about the MR8 Foundation:

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/mr8bos20/karenmoorehead

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: "Kindness can make a bad day good and a good day better." - RAKtivist

Funny Friday Joke: What do you call a happy cowboy? A jolly rancher!

PTO News

Family Dance: Our first Family Dance was an absolute hit! The kids all had a wonderful time dancing, eating ice cream, and making silly faces for the photo booth. We would like to thank everyone who helped out and made this night such a success!

Cozy Book Night: Thank you to all who signed up for our annual Cozy Book Night. We look forward to seeing everyone on March 5, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., for stories and hot cocoa!

PTO Meeting: Please join us on March, 24, 2020, for our next meeting at 6 pm in the Oakdale Elementary Cafeteria. Come find out if your child's teacher will win a $20 Gift Card for classroom supplies! Earn 1 entree into the raffle for your child's teacher just by attending. Congratulations to last month's winner, Mrs. Brush!

Yearbook: Yearbooks are available for ordering at //www.treering.com/validate.

Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 to order.

If you have photos from school events, we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email http://www.yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff.

Box Tops: Don't forget:

Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year.



Message from the Principal 02.26.2020

Please see the message in the PTO section about the Family Dance!

It is my pleasure to introduce our new school nurse to all of our Oakdale families. Wendy Smith comes to Montville from the Dual Language & Arts Magnet School where she was the school nurse for the past four years. She is a graduate of Fairfield University. Mrs. Smith prides herself on building strong relationships with students, families, and staff. She has two children of her own and understands that her role of school nurse is not only to manage the health issues of students, but also to support their social and emotional well-being. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Smith if you have any questions or information to share with her.

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: "Kindness is spreading sunshine into other people's lives regardless of the weather. " - RAKtivist

Funny Friday Joke: Did you know the first French fries weren’t cooked in France? They were cooked in Greece!

PTO News

Family Dance: This Friday is our first Family Dance! Due to the overwhelming interest, we ask that families consider carpooling if possible to help with parking. The dance will be held in the gym, so entry will be where the buses drop off near the bike rack. (Unfortunately, we cannot accept any more RSVPs due to capacity issues.)

Cozy Book Night: Thank you to all who signed up for our annual Cozy Book Night. We look forward to seeing everyone on March 5, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., for stories and hot cocoa!

PTO Meeting: Please join us on March, 24 2020, for our next meeting at 6 pm in the Oakdale Elementary Cafeteria. Come find out if your child's teacher will win a $20 Gift Card for classroom supplies! Earn 1 entree into the raffle for your child's teacher just by attending. Congratulations to last month's winner, Mrs. Brush!

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are available for ordering at //www.treering.com/validate.

Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 to order.

If you have photos from school events, we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email -yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff.

Box Tops: Don't forget:

Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year. View a full list of products at:https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxt...


Message from the Principal 02.24.2020

We are excited that we have had a huge response to the PTO sponsored Family Dance. RSVPs were due on February 21st and at this time we cannot accept more RSVPs because we have reached capacity. Thank you.

Funny Friday Joke: What kind of candy is never on time? Choco-late.

PTO News

Family Dance: You're invited! On Friday, February 28, we will be hosting a Family Dance with popcorn, ice cream sundaes, a photo booth, and a DJ! Please return your RSVP with your students by February 21st.

PTO Meeting: Please join us on February 25, 2020, for our next meeting at 6 pm in the Oakdale Elementary Cafeteria. Come find out if your child's teacher will win a $20 Gift Card for classroom supplies! Earn 1 entree into the raffle for your child's teacher just by attending. Congratulations to last month's winner, Mrs. Genny Christensen.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are available for ordering at //www.treering.com/validate.

Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 to order.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff.

Box Tops: Please submit clipped box tops by Friday February 21st!

Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year. View a full list of products at:https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxtopsforyoureducation/CRC-Downloads/July-Site-Launch/BTFE_PartProducts_QR.ashx?la=en&hash=43F2AFC67E2640A3CEC1407F6413E991


Message from the Principal 02.12.2020

These are the same messages from last week, but we wanted to share again:

The Office of the Superintendent is announcing registration requirements for children entering kindergarten on August 25, 2020. Forms for registration, physical examination, and health forms are available at any one of the three elementary schools during the school day (8:45-3:00, M-F). Parents are requested to pick up these forms the week of February 10, 2020, and return them to the school no later than March 9, 2020. See the attached flyer for more information.

Help spread the word: Our second Story Hour will be held at Oakdale School Friday, February 14th, at 10:00 a.m., for children entering kindergarten at Oakdale School in the Fall of 2020. Call the school at (860) 859-1800 to RSVP. This would be the perfect time to pick up your kindergarten registration paperwork.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Many classes will celebrate by handing out Valentine’s Day cards to their classmates. If your child will be participating, please send in cards without candy attached. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this.

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." Princess Diana

Funny Friday Joke: Come back next week for a Funny Friday Joke!

PTO News

Family Dance: You're invited! On Friday, February 28, we will be hosting a Family Dance with popcorn, ice cream sundaes, a photo booth, and a DJ! Please return your RSVP with your students by February 21st.

PTO Meeting: Please join us on February 25, 2020 for our next meeting at 6 pm in the Oakdale Elementary Cafeteria. Come find out if your child's teacher will win a $20 Gift Card for classroom supplies! Earn 1 entree into the raffle for your child's teacher just by attending. Congratulations to last month's winner, Mrs. Genny Christensen.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are available for ordering at //www.treering.com/validate. Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 to order. If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff.

Box Tops: Please submit clipped box tops by Friday February 21st!

Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year. View a full list of products at:https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxt...


Message from the Principal 02.05.2020

We are looking for donations of loose, clean Legos (not sets) to use during indoor recess. Please contact the office if you can help. Thank you!

The Office of the Superintendent is announcing registration requirements for children entering kindergarten on August 25, 2020.

Forms for registration, physical examination, and health forms are available at any one of the three elementary schools during the school day (8:45-3:00, M-F). Parents are requested to pick up these forms the week of February 10, 2020, and return them to the school no later than March 9, 2020. See the attached flyer for more information.

Help spread the word: Our second Story Hour will be held at Oakdale School Friday, February 14th, at 10:00 a.m., for children entering kindergarten at Oakdale School in the Fall of 2020. Call the school at (860) 859-1800 to RSVP. This would be the perfect time to pick up your kindergarten registration paperwork.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

Many classes will celebrate by handing out Valentine’s Day cards to their classmates. If your child will be participating, please send in cards without candy attached. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this.

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: "Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person." - Plato

Funny Friday Joke: What did Godzilla eat for dinner? The restaurant!

PTO News

PTO Meeting: Please join us on February 25, 2020 for our next meeting at 6 pm in the Oakdale Elementary Cafeteria. Come find out if your child's teacher will win a $20 Gift Card for classroom supplies! Earn 1 entree into the raffle for your child's teacher just by attending.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are available for ordering at //www.treering.com/validate. Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 to order.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff.

Box Tops: Clip No More! Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year. View a full list of products at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxtopsforyoureducation/CRC-Downloads/July-Site-Launch/BTFE_PartProducts_QR.ashx?la=en&hash=43F2AFC67E2640A3CEC1407F6413E991

Spirit Wear: School spirit wear is on sale throughout the year and would make a great gift this holiday season! Customize your own gear online at https://oakdalespiritwear.com/?fbclid=IwAR2703TKdV0SyPIXRH9uXRF7jAmMI3Zlg2RJr_GWuYm9q42obEnzMNNlfzs


Message from the Principal 01.29.2020

REMINDER: Tomorrow, 1/30/2020, and Friday, 1/31/2020, are both half-days for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:25. Please send a note to school with your child if his/her dismissal will be changed from the normal routine.

Sports Day Fundraiser: On Friday, 1/31/2020, Oakdale School will join schools across Southeastern CT for a Sports Day. Students and staff are encouraged to donate at least a $1 and wear their sports jersey, shirt, or hat to school. All donations will be given to The Miracle League of Southeastern CT to build a sports field for children with disabilities. There was a great article in Monday's publication of The Day newpaper about Sports Day across the area.

Please see the attachment regarding the Read to Ride program, which begins soon. You will also receive this information from your child's classroom too.

Help spread the word: Our second Story Hour will be held at Oakdale School Friday, February 14th, at 10:00 a.m., for children entering kindergarten at Oakdale School in the Fall of 2020. Call the school at (860) 859-1800 to RSVP. See the attached flyer for all the details.

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: "Kindness is seeing the best in others when they cannot see it in themselves." - RAKtivist

Funny Friday Joke: How should one address an alligator in a vest? In-vest-i-gator!

PTO News

Square 1 Art: Square 1 Art is due January 31st! All students are welcome to submit their artwork and receive an entire sheet of stickers with their masterpiece. Parents can also order other gifts displaying their student's artwork.

Smencils: Students are welcome to purchase smencils for their friends for $1 each. These will be delivered with a valentine from your child. Please send in orders by January 31st.

PTO Meeting: Please join us on January 28, 2020, for our next meeting at 6 pm in the Oakdale Elementary Cafeteria. Come find out if your child's teacher will win a $20 Gift Card for classroom supplies! Earn 1 entree into the raffle for your child's teacher just by attending.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are available for ordering at www.treering.com/validate. Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 to order.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff.

Box Tops: Clip No More! Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year. View a full list of products at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxtopsforyoureducation/CRC-Downloads/July-Site-Launch/BTFE_PartProducts_QR.ashx?la=en&hash=43F2AFC67E2640A3CEC1407F6413E991


Spirit Wear: School spirit wear is on sale throughout the year and would make a great gift this holiday season! Customize your own gear online at https://oakdalespiritwear.com/?fbclid=IwAR


Message from the Principal 01.22.2020

We are experiencing a high volume of absences due to illness. Students with fevers of 100° or greater or who have vomiting should remain at home until he/she has been 24 hours FREE of fever and 24 hours FREE of vomiting. Temperature must remain within normal limits without the use of medication. Also, if a student coughs constantly and disruptively, he/she should be at home until the cough is controlled.

Save the Date: Jan. 28 at 5:00 – Budget Forum at Oakdale Elementary School

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: "Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give." - Unknown

Funny Friday Joke: Why did the man throw the clock up into the sky? To see time fly!

PTO News

PTO Meeting: Please join us on January 28, 2020, for our next meeting at 6 pm in the Oakdale Elementary Cafeteria. Come find out if your child's teacher will win a $20 Gift Card for classroom supplies! Earn 1 entree into the raffle for your child's teacher just by attending.

Square 1 Art: Our Square 1 Art Fundraiser was sent out last week. Students can submit their own artwork to be printed on a variety of products.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are available for ordering at www.treering.com/validate. Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 to order.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff.

Box Tops: Clip No More! Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year. View a full list of products at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxtopsforyoureducation/CRC-Downloads/July-Site-Launch/BTFE_PartProducts_QR.ashx?la=en&hash=43F2AFC67E2640A3CEC1407F6413E991

Spirit Wear: School spirit wear is on sale throughout the year and would make a great gift this holiday season! Customize your own gear online at https://oakdalespiritwear.com/?fbclid=IwAR2703TKdV0SyPIXRH9uXRF7jAmMI3Zlg2RJr_GWuYm9q42obEnzMNNlfzs


Message from the Principal 01.15.2020

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Once student drop off ends at 8:40, you must park and walk your child to the entrance of the school. Students cannot be dropped off on the side of the building or in the parking lot due to safety issues.

Reminder: Breakfast is not served when there is a 2 hour delay because we start lunches at 11:05.

Save the Date: Jan. 28 at 5:00 – Budget Forum at Oakdale Elementary School

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: One kind word can change someone's entire day.

Funny Friday Joke: What do you call a chicken who is good at math? A mathemachicken!

PTO News

PTO Meeting: Please join us on January 28, 2020, for our next meeting at 6 pm in the Oakdale Elementary Cafeteria. Come find out if your child's teacher will win a $20 Gift Card for classroom supplies! Earn 1 entree into the raffle for your child's teacher just by attending.

Square 1 Art: Our Square 1 Art Fundraiser was sent out last week. Students can submit their own artwork to be printed on a variety of products.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are available for ordering at www.treering.com/validate. Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 to order.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff.

Box Tops: Clip No More! Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year. View a full list of products at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxtopsforyoureducation/CRC-Downloads/July-Site-Launch/BTFE_PartProducts_QR.ashx?la=en&hash=43F2AFC67E2640A3CEC1407F6413E991

Spirit Wear: School spirit wear is on sale throughout the year and would make a great gift this holiday season! Customize your own gear online at https://oakdalespiritwear.com/?fbclid=IwAR2703TKdV...


Message from the Principal 01.08.2020

Please dress your children appropriately for outdoor recess play throughout the winter. We monitor temperatures with the wind chill factored in and send students outside if the temperature is at 20 degrees or above. Students should have coats, hats, gloves and be dressed warmly for the 25 minute noon recess.

Save the Date: Jan. 28 at 5:00 – Budget Forum at Oakdale Elementary School

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: A kind friend is the right kind of friend.

Funny Friday Joke: What do you get when you cross a centipede with a parrot? A walkie talkie!

PTO News

PTO Meeting: Please join us on January 28, 2020, for our next meeting at 6 pm in the Oakdale Elementary Cafeteria. Come find out if your child's teacher will win a $20 Gift Card for classroom supplies! Earn 1 entree into the raffle for your child's teacher just by attending.

Square 1 Art: Our Square 1 Art Fundraiser is being sent out this week. Students can submit their own artwork to be printed on a variety of products.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are available for ordering at www.treering.com/validate. Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 to order.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff.

Box Tops: Clip No More! Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year. View a full list of products at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxtopsforyoureducation/CRC-Downloads/July-Site-Launch/BTFE_PartProducts_QR.ashx?la=en&hash=43F2AFC67E2640A3CEC1407F6413E991

Spirit Wear: School spirit wear is on sale throughout the year and would make a great gift this holiday season! Customize your own gear online at https://oakdalespiritwear.com/?fbclid=IwAR2703TKdV0SyPIXRH9uXRF7jAmMI3Zlg2RJr_GWuYm9q42obEnzMNNlfzs


Message from the Principal 12.18.19

Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing holiday break. We have a full day of school on Friday, December 20th. Students will return to school on Thursday, January 2nd. See all of you in 2020!

Thank you to everyone who supported our Giving Tree this year. We are so lucky to be a part of this amazing community.

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: When you choose joy you feel good & when you feel good, you do good & when you do good it reminds others of what joy feels like & it just might inspire them to do the same.

Funny Friday Joke: Why doesn't Cinderella like to go to recess? Because she's always running from the ball!

PTO News

PTO Meeting: Please join us on January 28, 2020, for our next meeting. Come find out if your child's teacher will win a $20 Gift Card for classroom supplies! Earn 1 entree into the raffle for your child's teacher just by attending.

Winter Wonderland: Thank you to all who came out to enjoy some winter festivities! Students enjoyed many different arts and crafts and posed for the camera at the photo booth. A special thank you to the many helpers who came to set up and stayed to clean up.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are available for ordering at www.treering.com/validate. Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 to order.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff.

Box Tops: Clip No More! Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year. View a full list of products at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxtopsforyoureducation/CRC-Downloads/July-Site-Launch/BTFE_PartProducts_QR.ashx?la=en&hash=43F2AFC67E2640A3CEC1407F6413E991

Spirit Wear: School spirit wear is on sale throughout the year and would make a great gift this holiday season! Customize your own gear online at https://oakdalespiritwear.com/?fbclid=IwAR2703TKdV...


Message from the Principal 12.11.19

Tomorrow is pajama day. We encourage students to bring in $1 to wear your pajamas to school. All donations will be given to kids battling cancer at Connecticut Children’s Hospital. This is a state-wide event and we are excited to be participating. See the attached flyer.

Reminder: All Giving Tree gifts should be returned to the school by December 13th. Items can be wrapped or unwrapped with the tag attached. Thank you.

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: Kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers. - Kahlil Gibran

Funny Friday Joke: What’s an elf’s favorite kind of music? Wrap music.

PTO News

PTO Meeting: Please join us on January 28, 2020, for our next meeting. Come find out if your child's teacher will win a $20 Gift Card for classroom supplies! Earn 1 entree into the raffle for your child's teacher just by attending.

Winter Wonderland: Thank you to all who came out to enjoy some winter festivities! Students enjoyed many different arts and crafts and posed for the camera at the photo booth. A special thank you to the many helpers who came to set up and stayed to clean up.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are available for ordering at www.treering.com/validate. Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 to order.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff.

Box Tops: Clip No More! Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year. View a full list of products at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxtopsforyoureducation/CRC-Downloads/July-Site-Launch/BTFE_PartProducts_QR.ashx?la=en&hash=43F2AFC67E2640A3CEC1407F6413E991

Spirit Wear: School spirit wear is on sale throughout the year and would make a great gift this holiday season! Customize your own gear online at https://oakdalespiritwear.com/?fbclid=IwAR2703TKdV0SyPIXRH9uXRF7jAmMI3Zlg2RJr_GWuYm9q42obEnzMNNlfzs


Message from the Principal 12.06.19

Unfortunately, we have had a number of issues with students bringing Pokemon cards to school. The cards have interfered with learning time and teachers, bus drivers, and administration have had to spend a lot of time sorting out problems that have come to our attention. At this time, we have decided that Pokemon cards are no longer allowed in school or on the bus. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this matter.

Help spread the word: Story Hour at Oakdale School this Friday, December 6th, at 10:00 a.m., for children entering kindergarten at Oakdale School in the Fall of 2020. Call the school at (860) 859-1800 to RSVP.

Reminder: All Giving Tree gifts should be returned to the school by December 13th. Items can be wrapped or unwrapped with the tag attached. Thank you.

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: "Be silly. Be Honest. Be Kind." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Funny Friday Joke: No joke last week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday!

PTO News

Winter Wonderland is tonight in the cafeteria from 6:00-7:00. Come enjoy some cookies and hot chocolate and work on some fun crafts!

Yearbooks are available for ordering at www.treering.com/validate. Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 to order.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff. Currently looking for pictures of 2019 Field Day and 2019 First Day of School.

Box Tops: Clip No More! Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Scan before 11/15/2019 to enter Oakdale Elementary in for a chance to win a $20,000 school makeover! Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year.

View a full list of products at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxtopsforyoureducation/CRC-Downloads/July-Site-Launch/BTFE_PartProducts_QR.ashx?la=en&hash=43F2AFC67E2640A3CEC1407F6413E991

PBIS New and Recognition

Congratulations to the following students for being added to our “Pawsitive” Wall of Fame for the 1st Trimester: Delilah Bigby, Bryelle Harper, Alyvia Chiasson, Charlotte Bysko, Aubrianna Meikle, Kamryn Jones, Juliette Nickell, Emma Voight, Kasen Cameron, Brayden Laurie, Charlotte Kibbey, Tristan Cleary


Message from the Principal 11.20.19

We are ready for the upcoming holiday season by putting up our Giving Tree in the lobby. The tree will have tags on it with the age, gender, and gift wish of an Oakdale student. Please feel free to take one and return it wrapped or unwrapped with the tag attached. All gifts are due to the office by 12/13/19. Thank you!

REMINDER: Monday, 11/25, and Tuesday, 11/26, are half days for students. Parent/Teacher conferences have been scheduled for the afternoons. There is no school Wednesday, 11/27, through Friday, 11/29. We wish you all the best during the Thanksgiving break.

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: You will never regret being kind.

Funny Friday Joke: What did the turkey say before he was roasted? I’m stuffed!

PTO News

Scholastic Book Fair Friday, 11/22; Monday, 11/25; Tuesday, 11/26

Link for parents to shop online and sign up to volunteer:

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/oakdaleelement...

Yearbooks are available for ordering at www.treering.com/validate. Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 and receive 10% off for the month of October. Order your Oakdale yearbook now and save 10%. Discount will go to 5% in November so save more by ordering early.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff. Currently looking for pictures of 2019 Field Day and 2019 First Day of School.

Congratulations to Mrs. Hergott for winning our first $20 gift card! Please join us at the next PTO meeting on Tuesday, November 20th, at 6 pm, for a chance to win your child's teacher a $20 gift card for classroom supplies. One winner will be selected every month.

Box Tops: Clip No More! Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Scan before 11/15/2019 to enter Oakdale Elementary in for a chance to win a $20,000 school makeover! Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year.

View a full list of products at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxtopsforyoureducation/CRC-Downloads/July-Site-Launch/BTFE_PartProducts_QR.ashx?la=en&hash=43F2AFC67E2640A3CEC1407F6413E991

PBIS New and Recognition

Congratulations to the following students for being added to our “Pawsitive” Wall of Fame for the 1st Trimester: Delilah Bigby, Bryelle Harper, Alyvia Chiasson, Charlotte Bysko, Aubrianna Meikle, Kamryn Jones, Juliette Nickell, Emma Voight, Kasen Cameron, Brayden Laurie, Charlotte Kibbey, Tristan Cleary


Message from the Principal 11.13.19

The cold weather has officially arrived. Please make sure your child has weather appropriate clothes for school. Students go out for noon recess each day unless weather is severe.

We were so excited to celebrate World Kindness Day today!

We are preparing for the upcoming holiday season and will be putting up our Giving Tree in the lobby soon. The tree will have mittens on it with the age, gender, and gift wish of an Oakdale student. REMINDER: Requests for assistance are due to Allie in the office by November 15th.

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: "Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person." - Mr Rogers

Funny Friday Joke: Knock knock. Who's there? Who. Who Who? Is there an owl in here?

PTO News

Scholastic Book Fair Friday, 11/22; Monday, 11/25; Tuesday, 11/26

Link for parents to shop online and sign up to volunteer:

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/oakdaleelement...

Yearbooks are available for ordering at www.treering.com/validate. Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 and receive 10% off for the month of October. Order your Oakdale yearbook now and save 10%. Discount will go to 5% in November so save more by ordering early.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff. Currently looking for pictures of 2019 Field Day and 2019 First Day of School.

Congratulations to Mrs. Spurgas for winning our first $20 gift card! Please join us at the next PTO meeting on Tuesday, November 20th, at 6pm, for a chance to win your child's teacher a $20 gift card for classroom supplies. One winner will be selected every month.

Box Tops: Clip No More! Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Scan before 11/15/2019 to enter Oakdale Elementary in for a chance to win a $20,000 school makeover! Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year.

View a full list of products at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxtopsforyoureducation/CRC-Downloads/July-Site-Launch/BTFE_PartProducts_QR.ashx?la=en&hash=43F2AFC67E2640A3CEC1407F6413E991


Message from the Principal 11.6.19

We are preparing for the upcoming holiday season and will be putting up our Giving Tree in the lobby soon. The tree will have mittens on it with the age, gender, and gift wish of an Oakdale student. See the attached flyer for more information about The Oakdale School Giving Tree.

We will be hosting the first of three story hours for incoming kindergarten students attending Oakdale Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year. See the attached flier for more information. We are hoping to get the word out about this event to current Oakdale families with siblings entering kindergarten next year, as well as new families. Please help us spread the word to families that you know have students coming to Oakdale next year.

Here is a picture of the Lost and Found. We have shown all the items to students during lunch waves. Starting this month, we will donate all unclaimed Lost and Found Items to Social Services or Good Will on the last Friday of the month. Please encourage your child to check out the Lost and Found if he/she has lost something.

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: Kindness is free; let's pass it on.

Funny Friday Joke: No joke this week/No school 11/1/19.

PTO News

Yearbooks are available for ordering at www.treering.com/validate. Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 and receive 10% off for the month of October. Order your Oakdale yearbook now and save 10%. Discount will go to 5% in November so save more by ordering early.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff. Currently looking for pictures of 2019 Field Day and 2019 First Day of School.

Congratulations to Mrs. Spurgas for winning our first $20 gift card! Please join us at the next PTO meeting on Tuesday, November 20th, at 6pm, for a chance to win your child's teacher a $20 gift card for classroom supplies. One winner will be selected every month.

Box Tops: Clip No More! Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Scan before 11/15/2019 to enter Oakdale Elementary in for a chance to win a $20,000 school makeover! Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year.

View a full list of products at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxtopsforyoureducation/CRC-Downloads/July-Site-Launch/BTFE_PartProducts_QR.ashx?la=en&hash=43F2AFC67E2640A3CEC1407F6413E991


Message from the Principal 10.30.19

This year, our school store will be open on the last Friday of the month at 8:30 am. All proceeds go directly back to the school to support programs and events at school. Your child can come shop the school store on 11/21, 12/20, 1/31, 2/27, 3/27, 4/30, 5/28, and 6/11.

A message from the Oakdale Community Club: The O.C.C members are hosting a Food Drive from Tuesday, November 12th through Friday, November 15th. We want to help our community in need. Please bring in non-perishable foods, such as cans or boxes. All donations can be brought to your classroom teachers.

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: "Kind people are the best kind of people." - Unknown

Funny Friday Joke: Who did the monster ask to kiss his boo boo after he fell? His Mummy!

PTO News

The Lyman Orchards/Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser was a success! Pie pick-up up will be on November 4th.

Yearbooks are available for ordering at www.treering.com/validate. Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 and receive 10% off for the month of October. Order your Oakdale yearbook now and save 10%. Discount will go to 5% in November so save more by ordering early.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff. Currently looking for pictures of 2019 Field Day and 2019 First Day of School.

Congratulations to Mrs. Spurgas for winning our first $20 gift card! Please join us at the next PTO Meeting on Tuesday, November 20th, at 6pm, for a chance to win your child's teacher a $20 gift card for classroom supplies. One winner will be selected every month.

Box Tops: Clip No More! Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Scan before 11/15/2019 to enter Oakdale Elementary in for a chance to win a $20,000 school makeover! Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year.

View a full list of products at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxtopsforyoureducation/CRC-Downloads/July-Site-Launch/BTFE_PartProducts_QR.ashx?la=en&hash=43F2AFC67E2640A3CEC1407F6413E991


Message from the Principal 10.23.19

Security Reminder: We thank you for being kind and willing to hold the door open for people entering the building behind you, but we ask that you please let office staff buzz everyone into the building for security purposes.

At the end of school last year, we participated in The Look for the Good Project. We will continue our focus on kindness this year with our grade level t-shirts featuring the phrase: IT’S COOL TO BE KIND! Forms will come home today to indicate what size you would like for your child. The PTO donates money towards the cost of the shirts, but your donations really help!

Kind Quote/Thought of the Week: It's cool to be kind!

Funny Friday Joke: What does a skeleton order for dinner? Spare ribs.

PTO News

The Lyman Orchards/Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser order forms have been sent home with your child. This fundraiser will run until October 22nd. Pick-up up will be on November 4th.

Yearbooks are available for ordering at www.treering.com/validate. Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 and receive 10% off for the month of October. Order your Oakdale yearbook now and save 10%. Discount will go to 5% in November so save more by ordering early.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff. Currently looking for pictures of 2019 Field Day and 2019 First Day of School.

Please join us at the next PTO Meeting on Tuesday, November 20th, at 6pm, for a chance to win your child's teacher a $20 gift card for classroom supplies! One winner will be selected every month and all you have to do is attend.

Box Tops: Clip No More! Download the free Box Tops app to simply scan your receipts and automatically apply any Box Tops to our school fund. Scan before 11/15/2019 to enter Oakdale Elementary in for a chance to win a $20,000 school makeover! Clipped Box Tops are still being collected as well! Please send them in with your child throughout the year.

View a full list of products at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/GMI/boxtopsforyoureducation/CRC-Downloads/July-Site-Launch/BTFE_PartProducts_QR.ashx?la=en&hash=43F2AFC67E2640A3CEC1407F6413E991


Message from the Principal 10.16.19

Our Monster Mash themed Fitness Day was so much fun. Students (and staff) had a blast! Remember, this is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the PTO. If you haven’t already sent in fundraiser money, you can still do so. Thank you to all the students and families for supporting our PTO!

Funny Friday Joke: What do you do if you’re a fan of Dracula? Join his fang club!

PTO News

Fitness day was a success! The kids had a great day and loved the carnival! Thank you to the staff and teachers for making this day a success! Continue raising money and please return the pledge forms by the end of the week.

The Lyman Orchards/Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser order forms went home last week. This fundraiser runs from October 8th-October 22nd. Pick up date will be November 4th .

Yearbooks are available for ordering. Go to www.treering.com/validate to order yours. Enter the school passcode 1013790155143146 and receive 10% off for the month of October. Order your Oakdale yearbook now and save 10%. Discount will go to 5% in November so save more by ordering early.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff. Currently looking for pictures of 2019 Field Day and 2019 First Day of School.

The next PTO meeting will be help on Tuesday, October 22nd , @ 6PM, in the Math room. This year we are raffling off a $20 gift card to a lucky teacher to be use toward classroom supplies or games. All you have to do to add your child's teacher to the drawing is attend a PTO meeting. We will draw a winner each month.

Box Tops are due Friday, October 18th.

Contact the PTO at oakdalectpto@gmail.com.


Message from the Principal 10.9.19

REMINDER: Don’t forget….Fitness Day is Friday.

Funny Friday Joke: Why did the student eat his homework? The teacher said it was a piece of cake!

PTO News

The Lyman Orchards/Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser order forms went home this week. This fundraiser runs from October 8th-October 22nd. Pick up date will be November 4th.

Yearbooks are available for ordering. Go to www.treering.com/validate to order yours. Enter the school pass code 1013790155143146 and receive 10% off for the month of October. Order your Oakdale yearbook now and save 10%. Discount will go to 5% in November so save more by ordering early.

If you have photos from school events we would love for you to share them with us for the yearbook. Use this email - yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com - all year long to share your pics with the yearbook staff. Currently looking for pictures of 2019 Field Day and 2019 First Day of School.

Fitness Day is Friday, October 11th. Fundraising packets are due back to school on October 15th.

Keep clipping those box tops and scanning your receipts on the Box Tops for Education App. Please send in any clipped box tops by Friday, October 18th, so we can get them mailed in.

On behalf of the entire PTO board, we thank you for your help and support throughout the year. Without fundraising we would not be able to provide all that we do for the teachers and students.

Contact the PTO at oakdalectpto@gmail.com.


Message from the Principal 10.02.19

REMINDER: Early dismissal, Friday, 10-4-19, due to staff development in the afternoon. It is a half-day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:25 p.m.

Funny Friday Joke: What does a skeleton order for dinner? Spare ribs!

PTO News

You're in luck!! Spirit wear has extended free shipping until 10/7! The first Wednesday of every month is Spirit Day at Oakdale School. What better way to show your school spirit by wearing custom made clothing that supports your school! Spirit wear also makes great gifts for birthdays and holidays! Use the link to order! https://www.oakdalespiritwear.com/

Yearbooks are available for ordering. Go to www.treering.com/validate to order yours. Enter the school pass code 1013790155143146 and receive 10% off for the month of October.

Do you have photos from the 2019 Field Day or First Day of School this year? If you would like to share your photos to be included in the 2019-2020 school yearbook please send to yearbook.oakdale@gmail.com.

Fitness Day fundraiser packets went home. This is the biggest and most important fundraiser of the year. 100% of all money raised goes directly to the school. Fitness Day will take place on October 11th during school hours. The kids look forward to this fundraiser and have so much fun all while raising money for their school.

Keep clipping those box tops and scanning your receipts on the Box Tops for Education App. Please send in any clipped box tops by Friday, October 18th, so we can get them mailed in.

Contact the PTO at oakdalectpto@gmail.com. 3 blue and yellow paw prints


Message from the Principal 9-25-19

Lunch Visits: Please make arrangements ahead of time with the office if you plan to visit your child during lunch. You can email both secretaries at: oakdaleoffice2@montvilleschools.org when visiting a student for lunch in the cafeteria. The visitor will be issued a sticker with “lunch visit” displayed for staff to see. We also ask that visitors do not attend recess with students. We value recess as a time for students to be with their peers to develop appropriate social interaction skills. Once lunch is over visitors can sign out in the office. Parents/visitors should not leave the cafeteria unless they have signed in after lunch for volunteering or have a prearranged visit/appointment scheduled in another location of the school. Staff members will alert the office if they have arranged for a volunteer. Please feel free to visit the district’s website (www.montvilleschools.org) for further information regarding policies on school visitors.

Funny Friday Joke: What do you call it when a dinosaur crashes his car? Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!

PTO News

Thank you to everyone who came to the PTO meeting on September 24th. We are looking forward to a fun and successful PTO this year.

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is about to start. Fitness Day is set for October 11th and flyers will be sent home next week. The kids look forward to this fundraiser and have so much fun all while raising money for their school.

Free shipping on spirit wear ends on 9/30. Use the link to order online at http://www.oakdalespiritwear.com/.

Continue to clip box tops while you can. Box Tops is going digital. Be sure to download the Box Tops For Education App and select Oakdale Elementary as your school. Whenever you buy items with the Box Tops’ logo you will now need to scan your receipt and the money from those items will be put into our account.

PTO email oakdalectpto@gmail.com.


Message from the Principal 9-18-19

The school hours are 8:45-3:20. Student drop-off begins at 8:30 and dismissal is promptly at 3:20. Students should not be picked up later than 3:20. If an emergency arises and you are going to be late, please contact the office. Students who are not picked up on time will be brought to the office and you will have to come inside the office to sign him/her out. Dismissal time is a very busy time. Please make sure to communicate any dismissal changes in the form of a note or email at the start of the day. In the rare event that dismissal plans change during the school day, please make every effort to call the school prior to noon so we can communicate these changes with your child and his/her teachers.

Funny Friday Joke: Why can’t Elsa have a balloon? Because she will Let It Go!

PTO News

Thank you to everyone who took a minute to stop by the PTO table at Open House! If you signed up for our volunteer email list you will be receiving an email soon. Our first PTO meeting of the school year is Tuesday, September 24th, @ 6 PM, in the math room.

Spirit Wear flyers were sent home. You can also order online at http://www.oakdalespiritwear.com/. There are some new designs for you to choose from. Free shipping on spirit wear will run from 9/13-9/30.

Continue to clip box tops while you can. Box Tops is going digital. Be sure to download the Box Tops For Education App and select Oakdale Elementary as your school. Whenever you buy items with the Box Tops’ logo you will now need to scan your receipt and the money from those items will be put into our account.

Please email the PTO at oakdalectpto@gmail.com.


Message from the Principal 09.11.19

Don’t forget: Open House: TONIGHT! Wed., 9/11, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Students are welcome to attend with their families to give a tour of the school and make a visit to the classroom.

Here is some more important information: FRIDAY, 9/13/19, IS A HALF-DAY FOR STUDENTS. DISMISSAL WILL BEGIN AT 12:25.

Funny Friday Joke: How do you make an octopus laugh? With ten-tickles!

PTO News

Spirit Wear flyers were sent home. You can also order online at http://www.oakdalespiritwear.com/. There are some new designs for you to choose from. Free shipping on spirit wear will run from 9/13-9/30.

The PTO is looking for volunteers for upcoming events and fundraisers. Be sure to stop by the PTO table at open house to see how you can get involved.

Our first PTO meeting of the school year is Tuesday, September 24th, @ 6 PM, in the math room.

Continue to clip Box Tops while you can. Box Tops is going digital. Be sure to download the Box Tops For Education App and select Oakdale Elementary as your school. Whenever you buy items with the Box Tops’ logo you will now need to scan your receipt and the money from those items will be put into our account.

Please email the PTO at oakdalectpto@gmail.com.


Message from the Principal 09.04.19

Welcome back for the 2019-2020 school year. Here is your first edition of the Paw Print, our weekly newsletter. Keep your eyes open for the Paw Print, which is sent home electronically on Wednesdays.

  • Thank you for your patience over the past week as we have solidified the procedures for arrival and dismissal. A message was sent home on Friday with the procedures.
  • The following are the prices for breakfast and lunch this year:

Elementary breakfast $1.75, reduced breakfast $.30

Elementary lunch $3.00, reduced lunch price $.40

Please be advised that ice cream is sold on Fridays. Kindergarten students will be able to buy ice cream beginning in October so they have time to get used to the routines in the cafeteria before being able to get up and buy ice cream after lunch.

  • Students will be learning the school-wide rules/expectations during school this week. As part of our Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) program, students are recognized for making good choices by earning Oakdale Tiger Paws. When a classroom earns 100 paws, they are rewarded with a paw charm for their PBIS necklace. If your child has their necklace from last year, we ask that they bring it to school with them this week so they can continue adding paws to it. If your child is a kindergarten student, new to the school, or does not have their necklace at home then we will be giving them a necklace soon. We can’t wait to start earning those paws!
  • Here are a couple of important dates:
  • Open House: Wed., 9/11, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Students are welcome to attend with their families to give a tour of the school and make a visit to the classroom.
  • Summer Reading Logs are due to the classroom teacher by Friday, September 6th.

Funny Friday Joke: What do you call a dinosaur that is sleeping? A dino-snore.

PTO News

Look out for the spirit wear flyers to be sent home with students within the next week. We have some fresh new designs for you to choose from.

~The PTO is looking for volunteers for upcoming events and fundraisers. Be sure to stop by the PTO table at open house to see how you can get involved.

~Continue to clip box tops while you can. Box Tops are going digital. Be sure to download the Box Top For Education App and select Oakdale Elementary as your school. Whenever you buy items with the Box Top logo you will now need to scan your receipt and the money from those items will be put into our account.

2019-2020 Oakdale Elementary PTO Board

President: Shannan Moreau

Vice President: Gretchen Brochu

Secretary: Amber Coombe

Co-Treasurers: Kristy Feragne & Rae-Ellen Roy

Please email the PTO at oakdalectpto@gmail.com.


Message from the Principal 08.30.19

Thank you for your patience this week. We spent the past few days assessing how many of our students are true walkers and how many of our students are being dropped off and picked up. It is our goal to facilitate the safest and most efficient arrival and drop-off procedures possible during this school year. The arrival procedure will remain pretty much the same as years past, but it will be reviewed below for everyone. Please read the dismissal procedures carefully since this process will be new.

Arrival: School begins promptly at 8:45 (there was a typo in the original letter sent home to families this summer). Students may be dropped off by vehicle at 8:30 AM on the back playground once an adult is present. Students are not to be dropped off until an adult begins supervising drop-off. Please say your goodbyes to your child prior to the time they are exiting the vehicle. Students are to exit vehicles ONLY on the passenger side once the vehicle has reached the drop off point. If your child cannot exit the car on the passenger side then you MUST park your car in a marked parking spot and escort your child through the parking lot to the entrance. We are trying to unload 5-6 cars at a time to keep the line moving. We cannot hold up the line or have any child in the path of moving cars. This will be strictly enforced.

Cars will exit the parking lot in one line. Passing other vehicles in the line is strictly prohibited to ensure the safety of everyone. Students will be supervised in the gymnasium until school begins when they will be escorted to their classrooms. Drop-off ends promptly at 8:40 AM; after that time parents/guardians must park their car in a marked parking spot and escort their child through the parking lot all the way to entrance. Please do not park your car in a "no parking area" or alongside the sidewalk and do not drop your child off without an escort through the parking lot.

Students walking to school will follow the sidewalks to the appropriate entrance.

Dismissal: School ends at 3:20. In order to load buses in a timely manner, the dismissal process will begin at 3:15. Students will be dismissed in one of the following ways:

Dismissal as a walker, with permission to walk off school grounds

  • These are students walking off of school grounds every day. Walkers will be dismissed by a staff member through the entry/exit way in the front of the school. Students are not allowed to walk out of the building to a parked car without an escort.

Dismissal as a pick-up

These are students being picked up every day. Pick-ups will be dismissed by staff members in the cafeteria. Students who are picked up every day do not need to be signed out since you have indicated to us that your child's normal dismissal will be as a pick-up. You will enter the cafeteria through the back entrance. You may park your car in the back on the upper-grade playground, if you'd like. A staff member will greet you at the door and you will be asked to wait in the back of the cafeteria towards the doors. Students will enter the cafeteria and report to a grade level table near the stage. The staff member will greet your child at the table, make eye contact with you and release the child to you. You may leave through the same doors you entered.

Dismissal as a bus rider

These are students who ride an assigned bus every day. Bus riders will be dismissed by staff members to their assigned buses.

Dismissal as an occasional pick-up

These are students being picked up outside of their normal routines. Occasional pick-ups will be dismissed by the secretary in the office. These students must be signed out to indicate there has been a change in their normal routine. They will be called by name to the office when walkers and pick-ups are dismissed.

Please send a note to school with your child if there is a change in the typical routine. Please refrain from calling the school to make transportation changes during the school day unless it is an emergency. Changes to dismissal will not occur without a note or email; we understand that emergencies may arise, but repeated changes become disruptive.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions or need clarification, you may call the office at (860) 859-1800.

Regards,

Mrs. Mazzalupo

Principal


Message from the Principal 06.12.19

Wow! The end of the year came quickly. The entire staff at Oakdale School wishes you a safe, relaxing, and fun summer. Please make sure to take a look at the Summer Reading & Summer Math Information attached to the Paw Print.

Friday, June 14th, will be a half-day. Students will be dismissed at 12:25. Please send a note to school with your child if your dismissal routine will be different.

Funny Friday Joke: What do you call a bear with no ears? A B!

PTO News

2019-2020 Oakdale Elementary PTO Board

President: Shannan Moreau

Vice President: Gretchen Brochu

Secretary: Amber Coombe

Co-Treasurers: Kristy Feragne & Rae-Ellen Roy

If you have any comments or suggestions for next year's PTO please email the PTO at oakdalectpto@gmail.com. They will begin planning for next year's events this summer. Let us know if you have any great ideas or any requests.

Have a Spectacular Summer!



Events

  • April 2020
    • ThuApr09 Day 4
    • FriApr10 No School - Good Friday
    • MonApr13 Spring Break Week
    • MonApr20 Day 5
    • MonApr20 Make Up Snow Day
    • TueApr21 Day 1
    • WedApr22 Day 2
    • ThuApr23 Day 3
    • FriApr24 Day 4
    • FriApr24 PreK Screenings - call 860.859.1800 By Appt Only POSTPONED
    • MonApr27 Day 5
    • TueApr28 Day 1
    • TueApr28 PTO Meeting 6:00 PM
    • WedApr29 Day 2
    • ThuApr30 Day 3
  • May 2020
    • FriMay01 Day 4
    • FriMay01 School Store Open
    • MonMay04 Day 5
    • TueMay05 Day 1
    • WedMay06 Day 2
    • WedMay06 Spirit Day
    • ThuMay07 Day 3
    • FriMay08 Day 4
    • FriMay08 Early Release - Staff Development
    • MonMay11 Day 5
    • TueMay12 Day 1
    • WedMay13 Day 2
    • ThuMay14 Day 3
    • FriMay15 Day 4
    • MonMay18 Day 5
    • TueMay19 Day 1
    • WedMay20 Day 2
    • WedMay20 PTO Meeting 6:00 PM
    • ThuMay21 Day 3
    • ThuMay21 Spring Concert 6:00 PM
    • FriMay22 Day 4
    • FriMay22 Make Up Snow Day
    • MonMay25 No School - Memorial Day
    • TueMay26 Day 5
    • TueMay26 Make Up Snow Day

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