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Welcome to the Oatville Elementary Website!


Get all the school news and pertinent information from the School Newsletter. The newsletter is published monthly.


May Newsletter



Newsletter Archives



News Highlights


Odyssey of the Mind Team Headed to World Finals


Summer Reading Program


Immunization Clinic


Enrollment Procedures


Blue Ribbon School Nominee




Upcoming Events




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.


School Hours:

8:20 AM - 3:45 PM


AM Pre-K:
8:20 AM - 11:20 AM

PM Pre-K:
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM


School Mascot:



School Colors:

Green and Yellow


School Motto:

"Today's Learners,

Tomorrow's Leaders"


How We Do It

Elementary Parent/Student Handbook


School Hours

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 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.


Wednesday Folders

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 and Mrs. Chrisco for organizing this project and the Oatville PTA for providing the funds to purchase the equipment.





Make a difference . . . GET INVOLVED!!!


Next Meeting: TBA


2014-2015 Officers:

President: Jennifer Henry
1st Vice President: Tabatha Wallace
Secretary: Sandy Wiley
Treasurer: Autumn Miller
Room Parent Coordinator Ikeda Holloway
Principal Shane Dent


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Membership Drive

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.


Volunteers Needed

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.


PTA Skate Party - Beginning again next school year.

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 Skateskating 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.









Dent, Shane Principal dent@usd261.com
Ferris, Chris Secretary cferris@usd261.com
Miller, Trisha Secretary trishmiller@usd261.com
Miller, Brenna Counselor bmiller@usd261.com
Rorabaugh, Adam Psychologist arorabaugh@usd261.com
Davis, Nancy Health Aide ndavis@usd261.com
Hawkinson, Amanda Pre-K & SpEd Teacher ahawkinson@usd261.com
McLean, Helen Pre-K/At Risk Teacher hmclean@usd261.com

Fager, Melissa

View Website

Kindergarten mfager@usd261.com
Hummer, Megan Kindergarten mhummer@usd261.com
Sorell, Megan Kindergarten msorell@usd261.com
Capps, Tabitha First Grade tcapps@usd261.com
Salyer, Wendi First Grade wsalyer@usd261.com
Danielsen, Taylor First Grade tdanielsen@usd261.com
Carpenter, Paula Second Grade pcarp@usd261.com
Moyer, Diana Second Grade dmoyer@usd261.com
Watts, Sarah Second Grade swatts@usd261.com
August, Conolley Third Grade caugust@usd261.com
Bruno, Heather Third Grade hbruno@usd261.com
Russell, Kristen Third Grade krussell@usd261.com
Haskell, Cyndi Fourth Grade chaskell@usd261.com
Maghe, Joseph Fourth Grade jmaghe@usd261.com
Sexton, Jennifer Fourth Grade jsexton@usd261.com
Coats, Jan Fifth Grade jcoats@usd261.com
Park, Rene Fifth Grade rpark@usd261.com
Brickman, Charlotte Fifth Grade cbrickman@usd261.com
Cox, Emily Band view website ecox@usd261.com
Wren, Melinda ELL mjmwren@usd26.com
Slade, Lisa GTC lslade@usd261.com
Mattison, Katie LD Teacher kmattison@usd261.com
Warkins, Rebecca LD 3-5 Teacher rwarkins@usd261.com
Jervis, Lindsay Music ljervis@usd261.com
Harvey, Colleen P.E. Teacher charvey@usd261.com
Hamilton, Misti Speech Teacher mhamilton@usd261.com
Taton, Laurien Strings ltaton@usd261.com
Omenski, Carol Technology comenski@usd261.com
Hunt, Mary LRS mhunt@usd261.com
Media Center
Eash, Ester Librarian eeash@usd261.com
Dennison, Sandy Library Clerk sdenniso@usd261.com
Simons, Becky Kitchen Mgr. bsimons@usd261.com
Griffin, Pam Kitchen pgriffin@usd261.com
Gregg, Amanda Kitchen agregg@usd261.com
Brickman, Elizabeth Para ebrickman@usd261.com
Dickerson, Cindy Para cdickerson@usd261.com
George, Mary LD Para mgeorge@usd261.com
Goodson, Sara Para sgoodson@usd261.com
Gunter, Nancy Pre-K Para ngunter@usd261.com
McKnight, Cindy Para/Lunch cmcknight@usd261.com
Mundy, Kim Para/Lunch kmundy@usd261.com
Rey, Amber Para arey@usd261.com
Rusch, Trish Para trusch@usd261.com
Salyer, Samantha Para ssalyer@usd261.com
Willig, Pat LD Para pwillig@usd261.com
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Contact Us



Oatville Elementary




Oatville Elementary

4335 S. Hoover

Wichita, KS 67215


Telephone: 316-554-2290

Fax: 316-554-2292


U.S.D. 261 Administration Building

1745 W. Grand
Haysville, KS 67060


Telephone: 316-554-2200
Fax: 316-554-2230


Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

In the Office:


Shane Dent, Principal

email: dent@usd261.com

Chris Ferris, Secretary
e-mail: cferris@usd261.com

Trish Miller, Secretary

email: trishmiller@usd261.com


Health Room:

Nancy Davis

email: ndavis@usd261.com


Office Hours:

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Monday - Friday


About the Principal

Mr. Shane Dent

Mr. DentMr. 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.
"Our biggest strength as a school is understanding the individual needs of each student. Each child learns differently based on his/her life experiences," Dent said. "As a teacher, I communicate openly with my students the importance of strong character and how this plays into their education and their future as well. I work hard to show students the importance of building good relationships; relationships not only with their classmates, or with their teacher, but also with the whole Oatville family."
Dent is a strong believer that it is essential for parents to take an active role in their child's education through encouragement and reinforcement at home. "I extend my hand to welcome parents to come and observe what we are doing. I am looking forward to the year ahead, and working with your child on the foundation of their education."









Student Links

Student Links Calendar Homework Help PowerSchool Menus Blackboard Libraries Online Bus Routes TumbleBooks Library




Summer Reading Program

Encourage your child to open books even after the school doors close! We want to encourage our students to READ, READ, READ this summer so we have established an Accelerated Reader Summer Reading Program. Students who participate in this program and pass at least 6 A.R. tests will receive a special prize from their school in August and the students with the most points will receive special recognition. Testing will take place at the Haysville Community Library. Click here to get the flyer to sign up for the program and get all the details.


Congratulations to the Odyssey of the Mind Team

Six Oatville fifth graders and one coach, Mrs. Wren, will be making a trip to the 2014 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, May 28-31. This will be the 7th time the school's team has qualified for and competed in the world event. The team has been raising money to fund the trip and would gladly accept any donations to help with the cost. A tax deductible gift can be made to the school. Please note "Odyssey of the Mind" on your check.


Summer Child Feeding Program

Haysville USD 261 Child Nutrition Summer Meal Program is for all children ages 1 through 18, living in our District. Breakfast and lunch will be served, free of charge. Get locations and additional information here


Enrollment for Next School Year

Returning students to Haysville Schools will enroll online. Parents will access the enrollment documents through their PowerSchool Parent Account after July 1, 2014. A letter with instructions will be mailed the first of July. Please enroll by July 31, 2014.

New students to Haysville Schools will begin registration at the Administration Building at 1745 W. Grand. Students should register during office hours from July 1 - July 31. A proof of residence is required.

Limited Open Enrollment: USD 261 accepts a limited amount of out of district students. Complete the application and return it to the Administration Building.


Community Immunization Clinic

August 7, 2014

2:00 - 5:00 PM

The Learning Center - 150 Stewart, Haysville


Sedgwick County Health Department will host a Community Immunization Clinic. Please bring record of previous immunizations, so the nurse will know what immunizations you still need.  For payment, please bring an insurance card or proof of income for sliding scale fee. If you have any questions or concerns, contact SCHD or Mary Parker, District School Nurse at 761-1726..

See immunization requirements


KSDE Nominates Oatville Elementary for Blue Ribbon Award

Oatville Elementary School has been nominated by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) for the prestigious United States Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School Program Award.
The KSDE nomination acknowledges Oatville Elementary School student’s high performance in the category of “Exemplary High Performing” schools which are among its state’s highest performing schools, as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.

The 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools will be announced in September in a news conference in Washington, D.C.


Last Day of School

May 20: Last day of Pre-K and Kindergarten

May 21: School Dismissed at 11:20 AM


BOE Approves All Day Kindergarten at Every Elementary School

Kindergarten students in Haysville Schools will attend class all day next school year. The Board of Education voted in February to extend the current half-day program to all day. Currently, we have two schools that offer a fee-supported All Day program, which has been a success. Beginning 2014-2015 school year, the district will fund the All Day program for all Kindergarten students.


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.

Get Kansas policy here


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

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 HOME CONNECT




Summer Feeding Program





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