A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
December is here! Cooler temperatures… disappearing daylight. The upcoming weeks can become quite overwhelming as families prepare for family gatherings, special travels, and perhaps some shopping outings in preparation for special traditions. As much as we try to be proactive with December events, each family deals with the stress of the holidays in different ways. Oftentimes, children fall victim to later bedtimes, the hustle and bustle of holiday events, and sometimes experience first-hand the financial stress that plagues many families during this time of the year. Routines often fall to the wayside along like daily reading practices, consistent homework support, and even family meals. At times families need to make a concerted effort to see that the rush and stresses of the holiday season do not seep into their child’s daily routine and need for consistency. This is one of the best gifts you can give your child this holiday season.
During the holiday season, the act of giving is contagious. Ms. Ballweg, our school counselor is organizing the Oakfield Elementary Giving Tree Project again this year. Our focus is to support Oakfield families in need of basic items as well a few fun surprises for the children of the family. Please feel free to stop by the elementary school to select items from the Giving Tree located in the entry of the school by the office. Your donations are greatly appreciated. The timeline for the Giving Tree Project is Tuesday, Nov. 17th - Monday, Dec. 14th.
Our monthly Wall of Fame assemblies continue to recognize students who are making good choices. This past month the fifth grade classes presented ways that students can be EMPATHETIC. Students will be nominated by staff during the monthly for showing characteristics of being empathetic. Being able to feel other’s joys and sorrows is a life skills we continue to encourage our students to practice in their classrooms, at recess, in the cafeteria, and on the bus to assist them in being the best person they can be.
Finally, we hope you can find time in our schedule to join us for the Oakfield Elementary Christmas Concerts. They will take place on Wednesday, December 9th at 5:00 PM for grades K, 2 and 4 and 7:00 PM for grades 1, 3, and 5. Art Club will have food available between concerts (hot ham and cheese, sloppy joes, Mrs. Hein's chili, chips, drinks, and a bake sale). Showcasing our students musical talents is a favorite activity in December. We hope you can join in on the holiday spirit.
Becky Doyle, Principal
“If everyone is moving forward TOGETHER, then SUCCESS will take care of itself!”