A Message from Mrs. Friedman…..
Even though the leaves are not falling here in South Florida we are still in the fall spirit at Oakridge! We finished October with our wonderful Fall Festival activity. Thanks to the many parents and family members who came out to see our vocabulary parade! This year, as an added bonus, parents were invited to follow the classes to their rooms after the event on the stage, and see the students conduct presentations on how they created their costumes and why they selected to portray their word of choice. We received many positive comments from family and friends and we’re already looking forward to what everyone will come up with for next year!
Another fun activity that we enjoyed in October was sponsored by our Safety Patrol Club. The boys and girls had the opportunity to order a Boo-Gram from the Safety Patrols every morning for a week in October. The special Boo-Gram treats were Blow-Pop lollipops decorated as ghosts, which were delivered to the students by the Safety Patrols. The proceeds from this event will help to defray the cost of special activities and materials for the Safety Patrol Club.
Now that November has begun, we are collecting non-perishable foods and other helpful items such as garbage bags, dish soap and pie pans for our Harvest Drive. Our goal is to make food baskets for our needy families with one week’s worth of food. We will feature an update and ideas on what to send in each week on our parent link Sunday phone call. Our Safety Patrol Club will also be collecting dollars for their Feather for the Feast program. For each dollar donated, children will get to decorate a turkey feather, put their name on it and add it to our giant Oakridge Turkey. The money collected from the feather drive will pay for the turkeys for each of the thanksgiving baskets. Giving to our Harvest Drive is a great way to teach your children about the importance of giving to others.
May you and your family enjoy happy times of peace, fellowship and thanksgiving during this holiday season!
Primary Training Night
Attention all Oakridge Families, we are planning a fabulous Primary Parent Training Night for all families who have students in grades PK to 2nd Grade on November 17th. This evening will be comprised of two break-out sessions to allow parents to visit their child’s classroom. We will begin the evening with a dinner in the cafeteria from 5:45p.m. to 6:15p.m. followed by our first training session in your child’s classroom beginning at 6:20p.m. to 6:50p.m. The second session will begin at 7:00p.m. to 7:30p.m. These trainings will provide parents will helpful reading, math and science strategies that can be utilized at home. These wonderful strategies will be reinforcing the standards that are currently being taught in the classroom. We are looking forward to seeing all of you for an amazing night of learning.
Good afternoon Oakridge families.
Mark Your Calendars
Announcing the 2015 / 2016
Browards Gifted Advisory
Meeting Dates, Time, & Location
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Sheridan Tech. High School
3775 SW 16th St.
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33312
We are looking forward to a great year!
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