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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!
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 email@example.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!
Reading is out of this world... Blast off into summer reading with some of these phenomenal books! Books listed by level:
Students, join the Connecticut Reads 2019 Governor's Summer Reading Challenge to help your brain grow and learn new skills! More information about the "Universe of Stories" Summer Reading Challenge will be sent home. Enjoy your summer and be safe!
Jessica Acosta, Reading Consultant
2019-2020 Teacher of the Year: Mohegan Reading Consultant, Lisa Zablonski
This morning, Will Klinefelter, Mayor McDaniel, MEA president Jenny Natale, Jen LeMay and I had the honor of recognizing Lisa Zablonski as Teacher of the Year at the Mohegan Read to Ride Celebration. Lisa has been a reading consultant at Mohegan for the last eleven years. She was nominated by her peers because she loves children, really makes a difference in students' learning, inspires children to achieve to the highest potential and ensures they feel pride in their accomplishments, works countless hours above and beyond the job, volunteers her time to work with students after school, mentors new teachers and shares her knowledge and expertise with all teachers, acts as a leader at the school, and is always learning and working to get better at her job. One teacher noted, "Lisa is always pleasant in demeanor, thoughtful in conversation, wise in direction, clever in problem solving, and reliable in EVERYTHING." Lisa exemplifies the traits of a truly excellent teacher and her expertise and work ethic are a tremendous benefit to our community.
2019-2020 Paraeducator of the Year: Last Thursday we recognized Tyl Paraeducator Donna Wilson. Mayor McDaniel, Bob, MJ, Jason, Jen and I had the pleasure of surprising Donna as she brought her reading students into the Tyl library where her husband and son also awaited her. A para in our district since 1987, Donna works closely with reading consultant Amy Geary to support students' growth as readers. Amy's nomination for Donna states: "With student achievement and safety being her utmost concern, Mrs. Wilson sets out to establish a good rapport with her students; and in return, they respond positively to her instructions. She is knowledgeable about reading and how to implement researched interventions that turn struggling readers into proficient readers. Her understanding of reading development makes her a vital member of the reading data team. She works collaboratively and respectfully with all staff. She has a "can-do" attitude. As such she accomplishes any task that is given to her. When unexpected situations arise, she is flexible and will do what needs to be done for the sake of the students and staff. Donna is an exemplary dedicated, paraprofessional who is worthy of this honor. Donna expressed "I just had to let you know how honored I feel to have been selected for Paraprofessional of the Year. I am well aware that there are many paras in this district who do an outstanding job, and I am humbled to have been chosen. I was so completely shocked that I'm sure I did not adequately express how thrilled and thankful I feel to have been given such recognition for working at a job I truly love. I am so very fortunate to be doing something that (most of the time!) doesn't feel like work. I honestly love coming to school each day. Thank you again for such an honor.'
The CT Commissioner's 2019 Summer Math Challenge
A Journey Through Mathematics
GRADES 1–8 quantiles.com/summer-math
1. Go to quantiles.com/summer-math to enroll your child.
2. Starting Monday, June 17, check your inbox for daily emails with fun math activities and resources.
3. Visit quantiles.com/summer-math every day to read about the weekly math concept and earn badges.
4. When the program ends on Friday, July 26, print an award certificate to celebrate your child's summer accomplishment!
HIGH SCHOOL khanacademy.org/mission/sat
1. Go to khanacademy.org/mission/sat.
2. Set your current skill levels by completing diagnostic quizzes, taking a full test, or link your SAT, PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT 10, or PSAT 8/9 results.
3. Practice math every day to keep your skills sharp.
4. When summer ends, record the amount of time you spent practicing on Khan Academy.