1st PTA Meeting Tomorrow at 9am in the Cafeteria 11-1-13 SMART BOND AND HENRY FORD MILEAGE

Dear Oakman Families, 10-30-13

The PTA will be having a meeting this Friday November 1 st, at 8:50 am in the cafeteria. Please drop off your children and join us for this 40 minute meeting with PTA. You will see what we have accomplished this year and what we still plan on doing. The Treasurer will present the budget and you will learn how much money we have made so far and how we are using it for the students. Come and share your ideas with us. There will also be a raffle and refreshments will be served.

See you there!
Oakman Staff and PTA

الاهل الاعزاء،
تدعوكم جمعية الاهل والمدرسين في مدرسة اوكمن الي اجتماعها الاول لهذه السنة وذلك نهار الخميس الواقع في العشرين من الشهر الجاري، اكتوبر، الساعة 8:45 دقيقة صباحاً. الرجاء احضار اولادكم الى المدرسة الانضمام الينا في هذا الاجتماع المهم. سوف نتحدث عن النشاطات القادمة لهذا العام ومن ضمنها الاحتفالات بعيد الهالووين بالاضافة الى تقديم عرض عن الاموال التى فى حوزتنا وكيفية صرفها لمساعدة المدرسة والطلاب. نأمل حضوركم لنتبادل الافكار لما فية خير المدرسة. وسوف يكون هناك سحب وجوائز في نهاية الاجتماع بالاضافة الى المرطبات.

Last Week of October

The Book Fair is open in the upstairs library everyday before school, at lunch time and after school.

Pumpkin Voting Contest is still on. See pictures below. Will your child win the class pumpkin to take home for Halloween? Tickets sold in class.

Tuesday: Pumpkin Patch

Send $1 for children in k-2 for the Pumpkin Patch.

Pumpkins will be sold after school and on Wednesday.

Wednesday: Bake Sale

Send your goodies with your child’s name on it please.  We have new toys in the treasure chest. Each child will receive a token of appreciation for bringing in cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and candy for the bake sale.


There has been a time change!! The BOO BASH will open from 5-6:30pm and entry will be at door #12 only.  Entrance will cost $2 per child which includes a

free laser tag ticket at Zap Zone worth $7 in the goody bag. All people entering will be charged except for babies in a stroller.

NO CHILDREN WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A PARENT OR ONE HIGH SCHOOL SIBLING.  This is not a hangout for middle or high  school children with their friends. You must be in attendance with a relative from Oakman School. The door will be monitored by staff which will use their discretion. Parents are to move with their child from room to room. Please do not sit in the cafeteria while your children run around the school.

Thursday: 4th graders go to Lansing.

Friday: PTA meeting in the cafeteria discussing the upcoming election next Tuesday as well as all PTA budget and plans for the year. Come see how the  PTA spends your money and how we advocate for your child.

Whew! What a busy, busy week at Oakman School!!


Pumpkin Contest, The Book Fair, Nacho Sale, Picture Day, Pumpkin Patch, Boo Bash OH MY!!


Voting begins for the Pumpkin Contest. Each vote will cost your child a quarter. Winner will be announced on Wednesday at the Boo Bash. Your child may win one of the pumpkins to take home for Halloween.

The Book Fair will open. Teachers will bring their class to the media center tomorrow for  a preview and they can begin to purchase. Our goal is $2000 in sales.

The PTA will sell nachos after school tomorrow.


PICTURE DAY! Dress in your best for pictures. Fill out the form. Extras are in the office.You must purchase a package in order to buy EXTRA pictures. You can pay in cash the exact change or you can make a check to Lifetouch.

Send $1 for the pumpkin patch.


Pumpkin Patch.

$1 fee to purchase a pumpkin and participate.  Only one pumpkin per child.


Boo Bash @ 6pm. More information to follow.


Get a $10 Giftcard. Why Go All The Way To Costco When You Can Come in NOW to Oakman School And Get Your Membership Instead?

If you are thinking about getting a Costco membership or renewing your old one come to Oakman School NOW  from 11am to 1:15 to the teacher’s lounge.  Make sure you sign in to the office first.

A representative from Costco will be here register  staff and parents.  It is $55 for a regular membership,  but you will get a $10 giftcard to spend in the club if you sign up tomorrow.


Costco Membership

If you are thinking about getting a Costco membership or renewing your old one come to Oakman School at 11 am to the teacher’s lounge. Sign in to the office first please.

A representative from Costco will be here to sign up staff and parents.  It is $55 for a regular membership,  but you will get a $10 giftcard to spend in the club if you sign up tomorrow.


Did You Know? Just look what our PTA can do!!

Did you attend the PTA Eid Celebration at Zap Zone last Wednesday? Over $200 came back to our PTA from this event.


How about Smoke on The Grill in September? Over $300 will come back to our PTA from this event.



The Oakman moms and a couple of dads  are hard at work raising funds to support school activities and  fund items which the district cannot anymore.

Did you know your donations have provided fresh apples and granola bars for each day of the MEAP from Greenland Supermaket?  One family donated several cases of water for every child to refresh with during testing for several days.

Did you know your donations from last year purchased 6  filtered water fountains for our very aged building? They cost  $3800.

Your money also bought  300 dictionaries for classroom use.  This cost $4k as well.

With the click of a button every day and a only a second of your time, your vote on Facebook at the beginning of this year earned $334 from Target and $350 from Avery Boxtops. Little effort, big rewards!

Did you know the  PTA covers part of your child’s field trip money so you don’t pay the full amount?

Do you know anyone who would like to donate to our school from their business? If so let us know.

Support your PTA and send in your $8 membership with your child this week. Every penny counts as you can see.  Each membership is your voice! Your child’s class may win the pizza party as well. Mrs. Rawson’s kindergarten is in the lead. Mrs. Sulecki’s is second. Way to go kindergarteners!!!

So when we call for your help, please come! And when we ask for your support, please pay! It is for your children!

Thank you to Ms. Rose Harb, Ms. Amged Monyidden, Ms. Mahera Jadallah, Ms. Nouhad Sayed and Ms. Lina Faraj for their expertise and teamwork as the BEST PTA BOARD MEMBERS IN DEARBORN.

And thank you to all the moms who put in their time  helping to sell pizza, nachos,  ice cream, make popcorn,  go on field trips, and support and work the bake sales as well as set up and clean up after events. Putting a smile on a child’s face is the best reward you have achieved.  We are busy making memories at Oakman School!