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Oakdale School - The Paw Print Newsletter 01.29.20
Posted 01/29/2020 01:02PM

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 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 - - 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:

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

3 blue and yellow paw prints

Tee Shirt Fundraiser (free shipping 3/22/19 - 4/8/19)


  • February 2020
    • WedFeb26 Coast Guard Reed Ensemble Concert-10:00
    • FriFeb28 Town Meeting
  • March 2020
    • MonMar02 Dr. Seuss Day-Dress Up as Your Favorite Character
    • TueMar03 iTrailer Club - 3:30-5:30 - Library


Dr. Charles E. Murphy Elementary School

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