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Oatville Elementary is a Nation Blue Ribbon School!
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 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. Students must be in their classroom by 8:20 AM or they will be counted Tardy. Parents must sign their students in late at the office after 8:20 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 8:20 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
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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.
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.
February No School Dates
February 12 & 13: No School - Parent/Teacher Conference Release Days
February 16: No School - President's Day
Scholastic Book Fair - January 27 - 31
Come support our Media Center by shopping at the Book Fair. The Fair will be open during the Kansas Day Festivities.
Kansas Day Activities - January 29
Chuckwagon Dinner, Book Fair, Squaredancing and more....
All students are encouraged to dress in western pioneer wear as we celebrate Kansas Statehood Day on Thursday, January 29. Kansas history is emphasized in the district's fourth grade curriculum. All students will be involved in various special projects and activities in the classroom. Mrs. Jervis and Mrs. Harvey will also be preparing the students for our annual squaredancing activity during the Chuckwagon Dinner on Kansas Day. Please contact your child's teacher if you would like to help with Kansas Day treats.
The Chuckwagon Dinner will be served from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Please plan to come for an evening of dinner, student squaredancing, and shopping at the Book Fair.
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Mark your calendars for Parent/Teacher Conferences - February 9 - 12. Teachers will be calling parents to schedule conference appointments. Remember, students will not have class February 12 & 13 due to conferences and February 19, for President's Day.
Valentine's Day Parties
Class parties are scheduled for February 6 due to student's being out of school the following Thursday and Friday. Room parents will be contacting volunteers for help to make this day special for the students.
Thank you for a Tremendous Food Drive!
The Food Drive was a huge success! We thank each and every one of you for your participation. The amount of food that was contributed will help numerous families in our school district and community. Thank you again!
PTA Membership Drive
The PTA will be concentrating its efforts this month on recruiting new members and strenthening participation in its activities. Membership in the PTA is open to anyone - not just parents, guardians, and teachers of Oatville children. The cost of membership is $3.50 per person with each member being issued a card. Please send your money to school in an envelope marked PTA. You must be a member of PTA to have voting priviledges.
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.
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 (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.
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 HOME CONNECT