Winter Break

DEC 20 - JAN 3

Winter Parties

Tuesday, December 19 from 3:00-3:45.

Oatville Mitten Tree - December 1-18

The leadership team is collecting new winter accessories to help those in need. These items will be used to help Oatville students that are with-out. A large portion of the donations will also be donated to the Children’s Home. Here is what we are looking for mittens, gloves, scarves, and stocking hats.

Let’s help keep others warm on these ice cold days.

Band & Orchestra Concert

December 14

2:45 PM in the Gym

3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Vocal Music Program

December 19

7:00 PM in the Campus High School Auditorium

Congratulations to last year's 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students!

All grade levels scored above the district and state benchmarks in reading and math. Individual scores will be handed out at Parent -Teacher Conferences in October. High achievement is a direct reflection of the parent involvement and teacher dedication at Oatville. I’m very impressed with the quality of instruction that occurs on a daily basis at Oatville. The teachers are very dedicated in providing students with instruction based on their needs. They spend a lot of time testing the students throughout the year, and it is evident that the data is used for instructional growth purposes.

Only $12 - Orders do by January 26

New this year: the yearbook will contain only Oatville Elementary students and activities.
Our yearbook is planned to include: All color pages that vibrantly capture school memories with a student created sturdy soft cover.

Watch for flyers to come home in Wednesday folders on January 10th, 2018. Yearbooks are $12.00, orders are due on the 26th. Yearbooks will be delivered some time in May before school is out.

Girls on the Run is an exciting new program we are beginning this year. This program will focus on building the confidence and self-esteem in girls 3rd-5th grade. The team will meet Tuesday’s and Thursdays beginning on September 19th from 4-5:30 pm. For more information please see handout in Wednesday folders or contact Brenna Miller, school counselor at 316-554-2290.

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

December Update

Did you know that student’s must learn approximately 3,000 new words per year in order to acquire the vocabulary knowledge needed in high school?

Site words

  • Three hundred to five hundred of those must be taught explicitly.
  • Some of the best ways to ensure your child is learning new words is to have conversations with them every chance you get. Talk to them while you are making dinner, driving them to karate or waiting at the dentist office. Make every opportunity count - they are only young once!
  • Sometimes it is difficult for children to learn new words. To help make cognitive connections, try having your child illustrate the word they are learning or create a game out of it.
  • 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: 420

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 - 3:50 PM
AM Pre-K
8:25 AM - 11:25 PM
PM Pre-K
12:50 PM - 3:50 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

Chuckwagon - January 25

Carnival - March 8

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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