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End of Nine Weeks - October 9
Red Ribbon Week
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.
8:25 AM - 3:50 PM
Green and Yellow
School starts at 8:25 and dismisses at 3:50 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. Students must be in their classroom by 8:25 AM or they will be counted Tardy. Parents must sign their students in late at the office after 8:25 AM. Afternoon Pre-K 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 8:25 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 morning announcements each day. The 5th grade ONN crew and the Tech Squad have been busy learning the equipment and producing morning news broadcasts for Oatville staff and students. A special thank you to Mrs. Omenski for organizing this project and the Oatville PTA for providing the funds to purchase the equipment.
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The PTA fundraiser products and cookie dough will delivered on Thursday, October 14th from 3:50 to 6:00 pm. in the Commons at Oatville. The Big Bash party is planned for all students selling 12 or more items. It will be planned after all the products are delivered, and any returns sent back to school. Again, thanks for helping the school with this activity as it will provide funds for various student activities and events.
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
7:15 AM - 4:15 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.
Oatville Named National Blue Ribbon School!
Oatville Elementary has been honored as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School in the "Exemplary High Performing" Category. The announcement came Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state's highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. This award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.
Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year
A special welcome to all of our new students and their families. We have several new staff members this year. Please welcome Mrs. Johnson to 2nd Grade, Mrs. Dunn to 3rd Grade and Mrs. Stanley to 4th Grade. The staff is here to provide the best that we can for your child, teaching them academic basics, social skills, self-discipline, and a zest for learning. Also, please be sure the office, health room, and your child’s teacher have your current phone numbers and email address.
The Fall Parties are scheduled for October 30, PreK morning class will be 10:45 to 11:20 and all other classes 3:00—3:45.
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is October 26-30. We will have a fun activities each day to celebrate “Just Saying No”. We will send home a note letter outlining what we are doing each day. Looking forward to having fun while we are learning.
Mrs. Eash in the Library will kick off this year’s first book fair on Monday, October 12th. She will have late nights on Monday and Tuesday (8:25 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.) so the students can shop with their parents and pick out some great books. Students will also be able to shop during regular school hours on Wednesday.
The 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade students will have their Fall Music Program at Campus High School on October 22 at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Jervis and the students have really put in a lot of time and worked hard to perform a fabulous show! Everyone please come out and show your support!
School Hours Have Changed!
USD 261 elementary schools have new hours this year. School will begin at 8:25 a.m. and dismiss at 3:50 p.m. The building will be locked at 8:25 and you will not be able to enter the building, unless buzzed thru the office. Students can go to their classrooms beginning at 8:15. There is no adult supervision available for students before 8:00 a.m. unless you use Latchkey services. Students who arrive before 8:00 are not allowed to enter the building and must stay in the foyer. 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. Your help in these matters are greatly appreciated.
Family Rights and Privacy Act
If you do not want USD 261 to disclose directory information from your child’s education records, you must notify the District in writing by September 7th, 2015 or within two weeks of enrolling your child. Please send such notification to: Liz Hames, Community Relations Coordinator, 1745 W. Grand, Haysville, KS 67060 AND to your child’s school. If a written notification of refusal to release directory information is not received by the District, USD 261 assumes there is no objection to the release of the directory information as designated.
PTA Skate Party -TBA
The PTA is planning a skating party at Roller City on Thursday, September 24th from 4:00 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. The PTA is always in need of parents who can help supervise at the rink and on the bus. Please call Jennifer Henry at 516-1337 if you are interested in helping. 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.
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, crackers, pickles, juice and a variety of other snacks. All items are priced at fifty cents per item.
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 (OLWEUS)
At Oatville Elementary, bullying is not accepted behavior. Oatville has adopted a Bully Prevention Program.
Parents May Request Teacher Qualifications
Each school year, any parent who has a child attending any school receiving Title I funds may request and receive, in a timely manner, information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers. In addition, the parents may also ask whether the child is provided services by a paraprofessional and if so, his or her qualifications. Get a request form
Accelerated Reader and Math
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. Click Here for