Greetings Oakman Families,
We hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for a busy and fulfilling week.
This week WIDA testing will begin for many of our students. WIDA is a yearly assessment that monitors our students’ proficiency in the areas of reading, listening, writing and speaking in English. You can help your child by ensuring that he/she is getting enough sleep and eating a healthy breakfast each day.
Here is a look at what is happening at Oakman this week:
Late Start: All students start at 9:35am
Celebration Assembly: 3rd, 4th, 5th grade at 1pm
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd grade at 2:30pm
Parent Literacy Workshop at 1:45pm
Have a Great week!!
Oakman’s STAND (Kindness Club) is partaking in The Kindness Rocks Project. This project promotes random acts of kindness in the shape of painted rocks with inspirational words and messages.
Ask your children to explain to you the meaning of the Kindness Rocks Project. You may also view the attached video together.
The students have painted rocks and hidden them around the school. When students find a rock they may keep it, re-hide it, or leave it for someone else to find. Please encourage your children to paint and hide their own rocks. The goal of the group is simply to spread joy, kindness and brighten someone’s day and use kindness to combat bullying.
Not only is it fun to design and create these gorgeous rocks, students are able to learn the powerful skill of using words to inspire and motivate both themselves and others around them!
Oakman students painting kindness rocks.
Oakman students are proud of their work
Kindness rocks painted with positive and inspirational messages
Kindness rocks painted in bright colors and powerful messages.
Reminder: Young 5 and Kindergarten will not have school on Friday 2nd
Oakman Lions are you ready for our Mathathon tomorrow??
We know you have been practicing your math facts on our Ilearn site so be ready to show us what you can do!!!
We will be CELEBRATING all our goals and accomplishments next week at our Celebration Ceremony.
Are your children safe while online?
Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography, illegal drug and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using.
Thankfully, the Michigan Secretary of State’s office offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families.
As a strong supporter of this Registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for this program and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect their children and families from unwanted adult advertising.
To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.