Looking for next year's Kindergartners!

Do you have a child who will be 5 on or before August 31st?

Oatville Kindergarten Round-up
May 3rd at 9:30 AM
Oatville Commons

At this meeting information will be shared regarding enrollment, kindergarten curriculum, transportation, required immunizations and other pertinent information to help the transition into kindergarten go smoothly. Be sure to bring your child's birth certificate, shot records and proof of residency.

Future kindergarten students will be able to visit the kindergarten classrooms during the presentation. How Fun!


Kindergarten Roundup

Oatville Elementary School Recognized as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools Award Winner!

Capturing Kids' HeartsOur school was named a Capturing Kids Hearts showcase school. Such a great honor for us and proof that we have the best staff, students and parents. Staff works daily on building meaningful relationships with the students, providing a safe environment and making earning FUN! Parents, much of the success we see is because of your involvement and dedication to your child's learning. Thank you to all staff, students and parents for making this school such a wonderful place to be!



Lisa Teachman Visits Oatville Students

The Oatville students were priviledged to have Lisa Teachman, KSN Chief Meteorologist, for an assembly. Teachman talked to students and staff about the upcoming severe weather season and how to prepare for a tornado. Teachman is an Emmy Award-winning meteorologist and a graduate of Campus High School.


Lisa Teachman Visits Oatville

Mark Your Calendars

April 27: No School - District Inservice


print a revised calendar

April Showers

You're Invited!

1st & 2nd Grade Music Program
April 12 at 7:00 PM
Campus High School



  • Make sure your child gets a good nights sleep and eats a healthy breakfast.
  • Make sure your child is prepared with all the necessary tools they may need.
    (i.e. Pencils, erasers, etc.)
  • Remain positive and encouraging!
  • Remind them how proud you are of them! We sure are!!


Skate Party

The PTA is planning a skating party at Roller City from 4:15 to 6:00 p.m. The cost of skating is $4.00 per person with the students being transported to the skating rink by district school bus. Please be sure to come into the rink between 6:00 and 6:15 p.m. to check your child out. Permission slips will be sent home prior to the event and students will not be allowed to enter the bus without a signed slip. Please note the skating money and spending money must be in separate envelopes.

Now you can check your child's progress in Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math from home. Renaissance Learning has released a Home Connect program. Follow this link and use the same log in information your child uses at school.

Kansas regulations now require that we provide all parents with notice of policies regarding Emergency Safety Interventions ("ESI''). The State of Kansas policy is available on our website and in our student handbooks. In addition, we will provide a copy of the policy at any time upon request.

Latchkey before school is provided through the Haysville Activity Center (HAC). For information to sign up your child for morning latchkey or for drop in care for your kids on days in which school is out.

Call the school if you are interested in becoming a teacher helper, tutor, field trip monitor, etc. The students need YOU!

Literacy First

March Update

Spring is just around the corner and that means students will be out for spring break soon. The last thing any of the kids want to think about is doing homework, but it is so important that kids keep reading during their time off. Kids need to be exposed to and learn between 3,000-4,000 words a year to help them understand grade level material. Teachers do a great job incorporating vocabulary in their daily lessons in all subject areas. They consistently have those vocabulary-rich conversations in the classroom to help expose your child to a variety of words.

So what can you do at home to help your child keep up? There are plenty of ways to make reading fun:

  • Go to the city library and check out a variety of things to read; kids magazines, nonfiction and fiction books, newspapers from years past, journals about an interesting topic.
  • Have kids read joke books, the cereal box, poems, a grocery list, a play and song lyrics.
  • Read while wearing silly glasses or using funny voices (robot, queen/king, mouse, giant).
  • If your child is not reading yet, practice saying the letters sounds of the alphabet.
  • Put basic sight words on notecards and post them around the house. Label everything.
  • Read to them and be their biggest supporter. Encourage them. Praise them. The key here is to find things that interest your child and have fun while reading.

If you have any questions about Literacy First please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, myself or check out the official website: www.literacyfirst.com


Preparation - Respect - Integrity - Discipline - Excellence

The Mission of Oatville Elementary Community is to build successful life-long learners.

School Facts

Student Enrollment: 431

Grade Levels: Pre-K thru 5th

School Colors: Green

Mascot: Indian

Motto: Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders

Principal: Natalie Rust


School Hours

Kdg - 5th
8:25 AM - 3:55 PM
AM Pre-K
8:25 AM - 11:25 PM
PM Pre-K
12:50 PM - 3:55 PM

2014 Blue Ribbon School

Oatville Elementary School


Oatville PTA always accepts new members. Membership in the PTA is open to anyone - not just parents, guardians, and teachers of Oatville children. The membership cost is $5.00 per person and you will receive a membership card.


Meeting Dates:

General Meetings for Public:
October 6, February 13, and April 10

Upcoming Events

PTA Skate Party
Roller City - 4:15 - 6:00 PM on Sept 21, Nov 16, January 18, April 19

2017-18 Officers    

President: Ric Moreno
Co-Vice Pres: Christina Waller
Co-Vice Pres. Denise Tharp
Secretary: Stacy Porteous
Treasurer: Danielle Phillips
Room Parent Coordinator: Rebecca Heller
Sargent of Arms Chad Porteous
Box Top Coordinator: Jordan Perry & Elizabeth Edington
Yearbook Chair: Lori Moreno
Yearbook Assists: Crystal Wortman & Laura Kirby
Natalie Rust, Principal

Natalie Rust


email: nrust@usd261.com

In the Office

Chris Ferris

email: cferris@usd261.com

Beth Long
Attendance Secretary

email: ellong@usd261.com




Oatville Elementary School
4335 S Hoover
Wichita, KS 67215
P: (316) 554-2290
F: (316) 554-2292

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