The Paw Print Newsletter Archive

Message from the Principal 11.14.18

  • As the cold weather approaches and we enter the cold/flu season it is important to understand the policy regarding illness. A student with a fever of 100 degrees or greater is to remain at home until he/she has been 24 hours FREE of fever. Temperature must be within normal limits without the use of medication.
  • Also, please take a moment to review the attached policy regarding authorization of medication to students in school. It is important to note, that in addition to prescribed medications, many over the counter medications are included in the medication policy.

Our Oakdale School Giving Tree

If you would like your child(ren) to be part of the Giving Tree, please send or email a wish list to our secretary, Allie Forte, at aforte@montvilleschools.org. All names/lists are kept confidential. Do not hesitate to call Allie at (860) 859-1800 if you have any questions. Please submit your lists to Allie by November 15th (or as soon as possible).

Thank you to everyone for donating over 900 “Essential Winter Clothing Items” for our United Way collection and over 1,000 non-perishable food items for our Montville Social Services collection.

Funny Friday Joke: What did the turkey say to the computer? Google, Google, Google.

PTO News

Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers needed. Please sign up: https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/experience/login/lPaC7wrkohttps://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/experience/login/lPaC7wrko

Oakdale Spiritwear clothing can still be ordered online throughout the year at www.oakdalespiritwear.com. There are several ink print designs and glitter designs with Oakdale logos.

Upcoming PTO event: Winter Wonderland, December 5th, from 6-7pm. Chorus to perform at 6:30. Volunteers needed for craft stations. Please email the PTO at Oakdalectpto@gmail.com if you can help.


Message from the Principal 11.07.18

Our Oakdale School Giving Tree

Once again we will have our Oakdale School Giving Tree set up in the main lobby. This is another way we, as a community, can give back to our Oakdale families. The tree will have mittens on it with the age, gender, and gift wish of an Oakdale student.

If you would like your child(ren) to be part of the Giving Tree, please send or email a wish list to our secretary, Allie Forte, at aforte@montvilleschools.org. All names/lists are kept confidential. Do not hesitate to call Allie at (860) 859-1800 if you have any questions. Please submit your lists to Allie by November 15th (or as soon as possible).

If you take a mitten, please return the wrapped gift with the mitten attached to the office by Friday, December 14th. Thank you.

Funny Friday Joke: Why did Dracula take cough medicine? To stop his coffin!

PTO News

Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers needed. Please sign up: https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/experience/login/lPaC7wrkohttps://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/experience/login/lPaC7wrko

Oakdale Spiritwear clothing can still be ordered online throughout the year at www.oakdalespiritwear.com. There are several ink print designs and glitter designs with Oakdale logos.


Message from the Principal 10.31.18

Have a safe and fun evening of Trick or Treating for those families who will be out and about tonight!

The Oakdale Community Club is running a non-perishable food drive for Montville Social Services and a collection of cold weather items for the United Way is underway. Your donation to either or both causes is truly appreciated.

Funny Friday Joke: What do birds do on Halloween? They go trick or tweeting.

PTO News

Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers needed. Please sign up: https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/experience/login/lPaC7wrkohttps://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/experience/login/lPaC7wrko

Oakdale Spiritwear clothing can still be ordered online throughout the year at www.oakdalespiritwear.com. There are several ink print designs and glitter designs with Oakdale logos. Use code TRICK10 at oakdalespiritwear.com to save 10% through 10/31/18!


Message from the Principal 10.24.18

As the cold weather approaches, please make sure your child has weather appropriate clothes for school. Students go out for noon recess each day unless weather is severe.

Please see the attached notices regarding our annual canned food drive and a winter weather clothing drive, both happening at Oakdale School.

Funny Friday Joke: What do witches order at a hotel? Broom Service.

PTO News

Thank you to all who contributed to our Fitness Day Fundraiser.

Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers needed. Please sign up: https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/experience/logi...

PTO Meeting: Wed., 10/24, 6:30 p.m., Oakdale School

Oakdale Spiritwear clothing can be ordered online at www.oakdalespiritwear.com. There are several ink print designs and glitter designs with Oakdale logos.

Co-chairs needed for assistance with Smencils (Chair - Jayna Terris) & Box Tops (Chair - Connie Buecker).


Message from the Principal 10.17.18

  • Our Olympic themed Fitness Day was so much fun. Thank you to Mr. Wilcox for helping to plan a fun-filled day for the students. 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.

Many students have been riding their bike to and from school each day this year. Please make sure your child adheres to bike laws and safety guidelines. Take a moment to review the guidance sheet from The Connecticut State Police.

Funny Friday Joke: You’re the bus driver on a full leaf tour. At the first stop 4 people get on. At the second stop 8 people get on and two get off. At the third stop everyone gets off. The question is: What color are the bus driver’s eyes? The same color as yours; you’re the bus driver.

PTO News

Fitness Day, our biggest school fundraiser, will be held today, October 17th. Information and pledge contribution sheets were sent home. Please contribute to this fun event where 100% of the proceeds are applied to our school’s PTO to raise money for a new outdoor playground & fitness area.

Oakdale Spiritwear clothing can be ordered online at www.oakdalespiritwear.com. There are several ink print designs and glitter designs with Oakdale logos. Free shipping will be available from October 5-22. After that period you may still order throughout the school year but will be charged a shipping & handling fee totaling $9. We sent home flyers.

Co-chairs needed for assistance with Smencils (Chair - Jayna Terris) & Box Tops (Chair - Connie Buecker).


Message from the Principal 10.10.18

Mark your calendars:

  • Picture Day is coming on October 16th.
  • Our biggest PTO fundraiser of the year is coming…Fitness Day is October 17th. The theme this year is the Olympics so get your sports gear ready and start collecting your donations. The PTO sent fundraising packages home last week.
  • Many students have been riding their bike to and from school each day this year. Please make sure your child adheres to bike laws and safety guidelines. Take a moment to review the guidance sheet from The Connecticut State Police.

Funny Friday Joke: How did Benjamin Franklin feel when he invented electricity? He was shocked.

PTO News

Oakdale Spiritwear clothing can be ordered online at www.oakdalespiritwear.com. There are several ink print designs and glitter designs with Oakdale logos. Free shipping will be available from October 5-22. After that period you may still order throughout the school year but will be charged a shipping & handling fee totaling $9. We sent home flyers.

Fitness Day, our biggest school fundraiser, will be held October 17th. Information and contribution sheets were sent home last Friday. Please contribute to this fun event where 100% of the proceeds are applied to our school’s PTO to raise money for a new outdoor play & fitness area.

Co-chairs needed for assistance with Smencils (Chair - Jayna Terris) & Box Tops (Chair - Connie Buecker).


Message from the Principal 10.03.18

Smiles on the Move Program Forms were sent home offering preventative dental services right here at school. This program is sponsored by UCFS. Please review the form and send it back if you would like to take advantage of this service. We need 15 participants for the program to come to Oakdale School.

The following information can be found on the UCFS website:

UCFS is pleased to offer preventive dental services in the school setting to children enrolled in the following cities and towns: Colchester, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, Norwich, Preston, Sprague and Voluntown.

Each child will receive an exam, cleaning and fluoride treatment. Sealants and dental x-rays are performed as needed. Children also learn proper brushing and flossing techniques.

All children are eligible to receive dental treatment. For children with no dental insurance, the cost for the above services provided in the school is $40. Sealants are an additional charge of $30 per tooth. The service is 100% covered (no charge) for children insured by HUSKY or Medicaid. UCFS accepts most insurance plans. Coverage and costs for these plans depends upon your insurance coverage.

The School Store will open for business this Friday. Students may visit the school store before class begins on Fridays.

Funny Friday Joke: What day of the week do potatoes fear most? Fry-day.

PTO News

Oakdale Spiritwear clothing can be ordered online at www.oakdalespiritwear.com. There are several ink print designs and glitter designs with Oakdale logos. Free shipping will be available from October 5-22. After that period you may still order throughout the school year but will be charged a shipping & handling fee totaling $9. We sent home flyers last Friday.

Fitness Day, our biggest school fundraiser, will be held October 17th, details to follow soon.

Co-chairs needed for assistance with Smencils (Chair -Jayna Terris) & Box-tops (Chair -Connie Buecker).


Message from the Principal 9.26.18

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: When is the moon the heaviest? When it is full!

PTO News

Thanks to all the new faces that came to our first PTO meeting of the year last Wednesday. We have some new volunteers who have signed up to help with events throughout the year but will need co-chairs & volunteers for Smencils and Box Tops so please let us know if you are interested.

Great News! We now have Oakdale Spiritwear clothing that you will be able to order online. There are 6 ink print designs and 6 glitter designs with Oakdale logos. Free shipping will be available from October 5-22. After that period you may still order throughout the school year but will be charged a shipping & handling fee. We will be sending flyers home with your children soon. www.oakdalespiritwear.com

Also, Fitness Day, our biggest school fundraiser, will be held in mid-October, details to follow.


09-19-18 Message from the Principal

Just a reminder that school hours for elementary schools changed this year to 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. 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.


Here is some important information:

 PTO Meeting tonight…see information in PTO section.


Funny Friday Joke: What time do ducks wake up? At the quack of dawn!


PTO News Thank you to everyone who stopped by the PTO table at Open House. We look forward to seeing you at the PTO meeting today, September 19th, at 6:30 p.m., in the Math room. The Math room is directly across from the foyer.


09.12.18 Message from the Principal

Update from the Office: We are pleased to welcome a new full-time secretary to Oakdale School. Starting today, Ms. Forte, will be taking over for Mrs. Kerwin. They will be working together for a few days as a transition. We thank Mrs. Kerwin for all she’s done during her time in the Oakdale Office. You can reach Ms. Forte by email at aforte@montvilleschools.org and you can still reach Mrs. Herzog, our part-time secretary, at dherzog@montvilleschools.org.

Here is some important information:

  • TOMORROW, FRIDAY, 9/14/18, IS A HALF-DAY FOR STUDENTS. DISMISSAL WILL BEGIN AT 12:25.

Funny Friday Joke: What did the horse say when he tripped? Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t giddy-up!

PTO News

Each year at Oakdale we order school t-shirts for the kids to wear during assemblies, in house field trips, field day, and various other times through the year. Please consider donating a portion of the cost by completing the attached form and sending it in with your child as soon as you can.

We are collecting Box Tops again this year so feel free to send them in to the school with your kids anytime. Our first PTO meeting will be Wednesday, September 19th, from 6:30-7:30, and we would love for you to check us out. Stay tuned soon for more information regarding Fall Fitness Day, which is the largest fundraiser of the school year where 100% of the money raised goes to the school.

PBIS New and Recognition

Congratulations to the following students for being added to our “Pawsitive” Wall of Fame:

Check our website for announcements and updates. This link will bring you to our website:

www.montvilleschools.org/subsite/oak


09.05.18 Message from the Principal

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. This is our first edition of the weekly electronic newsletter, which is sent home on Wednesdays. In the welcome back letter sent to families over the summer a number of new staff members were introduced. It is my pleasure to also welcome our new School Psychologist, Mrs. Di Garbo, to Oakdale School. She had been a School Psychologist in Montville in the past and is excited to be returning. Here is some important information:

Open House: Wed., 9/12, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Students are welcome to attend with their families to give a tour of the school and a visit to the classroom.

 Our morning arrival and afternoon dismissal is now being supervised by teachers (it had previously been supervised by monitors). This is a new responsibility for many of our staff members and they are diligently learning procedures in these first few weeks. There is one item I would like to address in regards to parent drop-off in the morning. For safety reasons, we ask that students only exit from the passenger side of the vehicle during Morning Arrival. If you are unable to drop off from the passenger side we ask that you park your car and walk your child to the front of the building. Adults should not be getting out of the car to let students out of the driver side of the car as it holds up the flow of traffic and poses a safety risk as students walk between cars. We appreciate your cooperation with this procedure.

Summer Reading Logs are due to the classroom teacher by Friday, September 7th.

PTO News We can’t wait to see you all at the Open House! Come by the PTO table in the cafeteria on your way out to see what the PTO does for the school and how you can help us. We are collecting Box Tops again this year so feel free to send them in to the school with your kids anytime. Our first PTO meeting will be Wednesday, September 19th , from 6:30-7:30, and we would love for you to check us out. Stay tuned soon for more information regarding Fall Fitness Day, which is the largest fundraiser of the school year where 100% of the money raised goes to the school.


Events

  • November 2018
    • WedNov14 Day 2
    • WedNov14 Math Olympiad 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
    • ThuNov15 Day 3
    • FriNov16 Day 4
    • FriNov16 Scholastic Book Fair
    • MonNov19 Day 5
    • MonNov19 Half Day/Conferences
    • MonNov19 Scholastic Book Fair
    • TueNov20 Day 1
    • TueNov20 Half Day/Conferences
    • TueNov20 Scholastic Book Fair
    • WedNov21 Thanksgiving Break - No School
    • WedNov21 Thanksgiving Break - No School
    • ThuNov22 Thanksgiving Break - No School
    • ThuNov22 Thanksgiving Break - No School
    • FriNov23 Thanksgiving Break - No School
    • FriNov23 Thanksgiving Break - No School
    • MonNov26 Day 2
    • TueNov27 Day 3
    • WedNov28 Day 4
    • WedNov28 Math Olympiad 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
    • WedNov28 PTO Meeting 6:30 PM
    • ThuNov29 Day 5
    • FriNov30 Day 1
  • December 2018
    • MonDec03 Day 2
    • TueDec04 Day 3
    • WedDec05 Day 4
    • WedDec05 Math Olympiad 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
    • WedDec05 Winter Wonderland Event 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • WedDec05 Spirit Day 6:30 PM
    • ThuDec06 Day 5
    • FriDec07 Day 1
    • MonDec10 Day 2
    • TueDec11 Day 3
    • TueDec11 Oakdale Community Club (OCC) 8:15 AM
    • WedDec12 Day 4
    • WedDec12 Math Olympiad 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
    • WedDec12 Winter Concert - 5th Gr. Band & 4th/5th Gr. Chorus 6:00 PM
    • ThuDec13 Day 5
    • FriDec14 Day 1

Contact

Oakdale Elementary School

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