October is upon us and even though we are not likely to see any leaves change color, we have lots of great fall activities taking place! On October 13th we hope very much that you will join us for the South Broward Innovation Zone Educational Showcase! We would love to see you between 6:00pm and 8:00pm at the South Broward High School Gymnasium for our school showcase, exhibits, and student performances. Information will also be provided about the Broward County Public Schools S.M.A.R.T. Initiative. All of the schools in our Zone will be participating. I hope you can join us for a very fun evening.
October is also Fire Safety Month and we will be celebrating Fire Prevention Week October 5-11th. This year’s theme is “Smoke Alarms Save Lives, Test Yours Every Month!” We encourage you to make sure to check your fire alarm batteries during the month of October and make sure to test your alarm once each month.
I am very excited to announce that our PTA elections last month were a huge success and we have three wonderful moms now serving on the PTA Board. Though they have only been together a short time, they have already done a great job of getting our school’s Association up and running. Watch your child’s backpack for their membership drive information and be sure to support our PTA by joining for the year.
Next month we will kick off our Harvest Drive! It’s never too early to start collecting non-perishable items for our drive so if you see great Thanksgiving Dinner items on sale, please start picking them up. We will once again make it our goal to collect enough items to make a Thanksgiving Dinner Basket from each classroom. Best wishes for a fantastic fall!!
Conversations with the District:
Anti Bullying Policy 5.9 Modules: Click Here
Principal Memo Policy Mandates: Click Here
Dating Violence Policies: Click Here
Anti-Bullying Parent Training Link: Click Here
Greater Ft. Lauderdale National College Fair: http://www.browardschools.com/collegefair
Tuesday, October 21
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Construction Services Business Opportunity Trade Fair:
Title I News
Oakridge Elementary is holding our Annual Title I Math Night with the help of Publix, one of our Partners in Education. Publix Math Night is Thursday, October 16th, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Publix on North Park Road and Hollywood Blvd. We would love to see many of our families attend and participate in the exciting activities we have planned.
Oakridge Elementary is looking for 2 more parents to be our parent representatives at the Title I Parent Trainings. If you are interested, please email Kelly Moore for more information
The Title I Department is holding their next Parent Training Academy on Thursday, October 30th, at Atlantic West Elementary School at 7:00 p.m. Click here: FLYER
New school opening and closing time for the 2014/15 school year
Dear School Community Member,
We will have a new opening and closing time for the 2014/15 school year. The new school day hours are 8:00am to 3:00pm.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 754-323-6700.
Parents: Anti-Bullying Policy
Access the specific Broward County Public Schools Anti- Bullying Policy 5.9 training module, its corresponding forms, and grade appropriate supplemental lessons via these links.
Additional resources can be found at broward.prevention.org