Jun
30

Attention!! New start time and end time at Oakbrook

Bell Schedule Oakbrook 16-17

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Jun
30

Summer Updates

Students, Parents, Teachers, & Staff,

It is my pleasure to welcome you back for the 2016-2017 year at Oakbrook Academy of the Arts School*.   It will be a very exciting year for everyone as we have a lot of great things planned this year.     Everything from our favorite events like Trunk or Treat, Winter Event, and Talent Show, to new events like Movie Nights, and Family nights!

For all this to happen we still need your help!  Become a volunteer – help a little or help a lot!  We are grateful for everything!

Join the PTA!  Become a member for just $8 and get discounts at participating locations just for being a member!   There are No meetings you have to attend.

**Your child’s class could win an ice cream party for the most PTA membership sign-ups!**

Become a PTA Board Member!   There are still many fun and exciting positions that are waiting for enthusiastic parent volunteers who want to do something more for their child’s school!

Looking forward to a great year!

Sincerely,

Melanie Hunt, PTA President

*School name not official until vote is approved by FSUSD Board on July 14, 2016

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May
26

Principal’s Pod Particulars

Dear Oakbrook Families,

It is hard to believe that May has already jumped on the school bandwagon!! There are significant happenings in May and we are excited. We are in the midst of testing for the CAASPP. Grades 3—8 are testing in alternate days using the Chrome books and we are still finding out how long this new test takes. We are being flexible! Our main days of testing are Tuesday—Thursday mornings. We are doing make-up testing and finishing up on other days. We have planned on finishing mid-month, but we are still discovering how long it takes. This is good news actually, if students were finishing really quickly, it would mean they were not doing well as the test itself modulates to students correct answers. When they are correct, it asks them increasingly harder questions to find their point of success. We are looking forward to seeing results so it can inform out teaching and next steps for next year.

Your students have grown so much and tried so many new things this year. It has been a pleasure being with them.  We will be offering several major events in the next month. Grades 4-8 will be having their SPLASHTASTIC performances at the end of the month, which will be in their artistic focus. There will be some performances in the gym and some in classrooms similar to what we did in the winter with the primary grades in their Puptastic. We are excited for you to see our work in arts integration in history, science, math and language arts. We will also be having a Father (or Date) / Daughter Dance for grades Kinder thru 3rd. It will be our first annual and we are hoping you will really enjoy it. It is a fundraiser to help us support our art teachers and art supplies and we will also be showing some student art that you will be able to purchase.

Next year is almost here. There will be some grade level changes for teachers next year. We will have a full-time art or music teacher on campus all year. We will also continue dance and have a full time PE teacher. We received grant money from The Mondavi Center again for next year, which is great news! We will share with different grade levels than this year and students will be able to visit UCD.

We are getting some new technology, we will start working with film-making, editing, coding and much more! We are excited for all the things we worked on this year and how we will make it better next year in performances, field trips, curriculum and arts integration. Teacher work days are August 15th & 16th and class lists will be posted on August 16th by student ID number! You will find that information on their report card, but your student probably knows it too. School starts August 17th.

-Justine Turner

Principal

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