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Donuts with Dad
Coffee With The Principal
Band & Orchestra Concerts
STOP Bullying Rules:
We will not bully others.
We will try to help students who are bullied.
We will try to include students who are left out. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
8:20 AM - 3:45 PM
Green and Yellow
School starts at 8:20 a.m. and dismisses at 3:45 p.m. Students can go to their classrooms beginning at 8:10. There is no adult supervision available for students before 8:00 a.m. unless you use Latchkey services. Students who arrive after 8:00 and before 8:10 will need to go to the library. Please do not use the bus drive to drop off students. When dropping off students, please have them enter through the front doors on the north side of the building. Afternoon kindergarteners who do not eat lunch at school should not arrive until 12:35 p.m. Your help in these matters are greatly appreciated.
Child Will Not Be At School, Call the Office
Please remember to call the office when your child will not be in school because of illness or appointments by 9:00 AM. Our phone number is 554-2290. If your child arrives at school after 8:20 AM, he/she will need to come to the office to sign-in. Students will be recognized for their attendance.
Oatville students will take home a Wednesday Folder each week with notes from the office and teacher. Please be sure to check the contents of the folder each week, sign that you have seen the contents, and then return it promptly to school on Thursday or Friday. If you represent an organization which may be sending notes home with students, please be sure these notes are approved for distribution by the central office and that they arrive at school before Monday to be sent home on a Wednesday.
Oatville News Network - ONN
The staff and students are so excited
about the continuation of closed circuit
broadcasting which is being used for
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Thank you students and parents for your participation and help with our recent PTA Fundraiser. Please not that the Big Bash Fundraiser Party has been scheduled for the afternoon of December 18. As a thank you, we will provide music, games and lots of activities.
The PTA will be concentrating its efforts this month on recruiting new members and strengthening participation in its activities. Membership in the PTA is open to anyone - not just parents, guardians, and teachers of Oatville children. The cost of the membership is $3.50 per person with each member being issued a card. Please send your money to school in an envelope marked PTA. Remember you must be a member to have voting priviledges.
The school is looking for parents to help with several projects around the school and building. As always, the teachers are in need of volunteers to read with students and to help with tutoring. In addition, assisting a teacher with making copies and other tasks is also appreciated. The flower beds/bushes are also in need of care. If any of these items is a project of which you would be willing to help with, please call the school office at 554-2290 or Jennifer Henry, the current PTA president.
The PTA is planning an all school skating party at Roller City from 4:15 – 6:15 pm.
The cost of skating is $4.00 per person with the students being transported to the skating rink by school bus. Please be sure to come into the rink between 6:00 and 6:15 pm to check your child out. We like to keep track of students and who picks them up. The PTA is always in need of parents who can help supervise at the rink and on the bus. Permission slips and reminder flyers will be sent home prior to the event.
Please note that no older children (siblings) are allowed at the Oatville Skate Party unless supervised by a parent.
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4335 S. Hoover
Wichita, KS 67215
U.S.D. 261 Administration Building
In the Office:
Shane Dent, Principal
Trish Miller, Secretary
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday - Friday
About the Principal
Mr. Shane Dent
Mr. Dent has been a third grade teacher at Oatville for 13 years. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1997 from Kansas State University. At Newman University, he received a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2000, and a Master's degree in 2003 in Building Administration.
Band & Orchestra Concert - December 9
The Band and Orchestra will perform for the students on December 9th, from 3:00 - 3:30.
Coffee with the Principal - December 13
This is an opportunity to come in and sit down and visit with Mr. Dent. Feel free to ask him any questions, offer suggestions or just get aquainted. Coffee will be brewing in the Library from 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM. Come on in!
Winter Parties - December 19
Classroom Winter Parties will be held on December 19. AM Pre-K and Kindergarten parties will begin at 10:50, the rest of the class parties will begin at 3:15.
Coach Sloth Visits Oatville - December 16
We are so excited that Coach Sloth, renowned children's book author, will be visiting Oatville on December 16. It will be his first visit to Oatville and we are happy to welcome him.
Winter Break Extended - December 20 - January 7th
Winter Break for the students will begin December 20th. December 20th is the end of the first semester, the teachers will be in meetings on that day. Students will return to school on January 8th. The Winter Break was extended at a recent meeting where the Board of Education voted to provide a day off for everyone in commemoration of Campus High School receiving the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award. The Teacher Workday is moved from January 6th to the 7th. All classes will resume on January 8th. Congratulations, to the students and staff of USD 261!
New Emergency Safety Interventions Policy
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.
Oatville Snack Shack
The Oatville Snack Shack is now open every Friday in the Commons. Snacks range from beef jerky, chips, crackers, pickles, juice and a variety of other snacks. All items are priced between fifty cents.
Recycle Used Computer Ink Cartridges/Cell Phones
If you are currently throwing away your used computer ink cartridges and outdated cell phones, please send them to Oatville. We have joined a recycling program that trades used ink cartridges for cash and vouchers for technology equipment. Let your friends and co-workers know as well. This is a cheap and easy way to supplement our technology budget. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Omenski or call the school office at 554-2290.
District Wellness Plan
Haysville School District adopted a wellness plan to improve the health and well-being of our students. A special thank you to all the parents and to our PTA for supporting this effort to make parties and celebrations for students to include more healthy choices. The fall parties were great with many creative ideas for following the wellness guidelines and suggestions. As a reminder, parents are asked to assist by following guidelines for providing healthy items in their child's sack lunch as well as healthy snacks for parties and special occassions. While parties are a time to celebrate, providing helathy items can still be fun.
Bully Prevention Program