Important Pep Rally Information

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The White Oak Roughnecks will play New Diana this Friday, August 26th in White Oak. In order to keep everyone safe and to make sure students who leave for the pep rally are not removed from the building without parent permission, we will follow these procedures:

  1. Complete a Pep Rally note. Have your child give the note to the teacher on Friday morning. You may also include a separate note on paper (just NOT in the planner, please).Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 1.09.29 PM
  2. The teacher will have your child seated in the cafeteria at 2:30. Pep Rally begins at 3:02 right across the street at the HS Gym so this provides more than enough time.
  3. On the day of the Pep Rally, an adult will sign the student out at the table placed in foyer. No one will need to go inside the office.
  4. The Double Doors will open at 2:30, and parents will enter to the right side of the cafeteria, circle around and get their child, and exit on the left side of the cafeteria out the front.
  5. IF YOUR CHILD DOES NOT HAVE A NOTE, YOU WILL NEED TO SIGN HIM/HER OUT USING THE COMPUTER AND WAIT IN THE FOYER AREA. THESE STUDENTS WILL BE CALLED DOWN AFTER THE OTHER STUDENTS WHO DID BRING NOTES HAVE BEEN PICKED UP FOR THE PEP RALLY. 
  6. Phone Calls to the Office during the day requesting that a child be allowed to go to the Pep Rally will not take the place of a note. The adult will need to come in and sign them out and wait until those students with notes have been picked up.
  7. Students are not allowed to walk to the Pep Rally without an Adult with them. The Administration at High School and Middle School requires an adult to accompany students to all pep rallies.

Even though YOUR child is off campus, we will continue having class time. Any work, tests/quizzes given during class will need to be made up in tutorials the next week.

Transportation Information

Parents,

Please make sure your child knows how he/she is getting home every day. If riding a bus, please tell him/her the name of the bus. If a change needs to be made, call and notify the office ASAP.

Car rider: Your child may only ride with another person if a note is provided and that person has a car tag with your child’s name on it.

Bus rider: Only in an emergency situation may your child ride home on another bus with someone else. Please contact Scott Stagner in transportation at (903) 291-2149 and get permission. Also, send in a note with your child and make sure he/she SHOWS it to the teacher.

Helpful pick up information posted on our WO Intermediate Blog: 

“Even though we have very organized and specific procedures in place for dismissal and student pick-up, intermediate parents need to be mindful that there are 17 classes of primary students who will be dismissing only twenty minutes prior to intermediate dismissal. Many of these students have never been to school and this will result in congestion for about the first week of school. Bus drivers will be delivering new students to new addresses. The buses will be later arriving back to pick up our intermediate students. This will also result in your students arriving home a little later than usual the first week.

THEREFORE, INTERMEDIATE PARENTS – EXPECT DELAYS THE FIRST WEEK.

We want our parents informed and prepared for intermediate pickup, and each parent needs to become familiar with the three dismissal procedures that will be followed throughout the year. The video below illustrates and states the procedures that students and their parents will follow at the end of each day. If everyone will review and know these procedures, we are confident that we can keep our students, your children, safe.”

The video below provides helpful information and a visual for you.

Looking forward to a great year!

 

Stay informed – Sign Up For Team Notifications

For the past five years, I’ve used texting with parents. It’s an incredible way to stay informed with your child’s school days, what’s due, and to stay in the loop.

This information will be posted on our boards at Meet the Teacher, but if you want to get ahead and sign up, here’s the information.

We have one one for our entire team. The program we’re using is Bloomz. You only need to sign up once. You can download the app or just receive notifications on the Bloomz site and through E-mail. You can set up how you receive messages.

To sign up, follow the directions below:

FIFTH GRADE TEAM 2016-2017

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Can’t Wait to Meet You – Meet the Teacher 2016

 

IMG_8892We have been hard at work preparing our classrooms for our new class of 5th graders! Just a reminder Thursday, August 18th from 4:30-5:30, you can come and meet your teachers.  If you have your school supplies, you can bring them and drop them off in your homeroom class!  Looking forward to meeting lots of you on Thursday!

Don’t forget to pick up your VIP letter as well.

It’s going to be a fantastic year!

Mrs. Lobue (Mrs. Boo)

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Who Met the 40 Book Challenge?

Students,

It’s time to turn in the 40 book challenge you received at the beginning of the year. I’ve already had five amazing students turn this in. I’m so proud of them for taking, and meeting, the challenge.

Bring in your 40 Book Challenge Reading Log TOMORROW for a fun surprise.

Mrs. Boo

Fifth Grade Field Trip This Friday

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photo credit: excelsior.com

Our fifth graders will be taking a field trip to Kidsview Park and then to Oil Bowl Lanes.  Please make sure you’ve returned the Field Trip note with a phone number you can be reached at and $3 to pay for bowling.

We’ll be bowling in our tennis shoes, so make sure your child wears socks and tennis shoes. Also, if you have one, PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD WEAR A WHITE OAK SHIRT.

Don’t forget to bring a drink and sack lunch for our picnic.

Note: We will NOT be buying things at the snack bar or playing in the arcade.

We will leave the school around 9:30 and head to Kidsview for playing and a picnic. We’ll leave there around 12-12:15 so we can be at Oil Bowl by 12:30.  We’ll return to the school around 2:30.

Parents can’t ride the busses, but you’re welcome to join us at Kidsview or Oil Bowl. If you sign your child out from Oil Bowl Lanes, you MUST sign out with the homeroom teacher.

This should be a fun outing. Please remind your child about being well-mannered and respectful.

Looking forward to Friday!

 

STAAR Testing Information

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Third, fourth, and fifth grade students will be taking STAAR tests on May 9th, 10th, and 11th.

  • MONDAY, MAY 9TH

3RD & 4TH GRADE MATH

5TH GRADE MATH RETESTS

  • TUESDAY, MAY 10TH

3RD & 4TH GRADE READING

5TH GRADE READING RETESTS

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 11TH

5TH GRADE SCIENCE

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Mark Your Calendars: Important Dates

 

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photo credit: iusd.instructure.com

We’ve got some important dates coming up. Mark your calendars!

5/5 – Class pictures

5/9 – 5th grade math retake (this is only for students that are taking the test again)

5/10 – 5th grade reading retake (this is only for students that are taking the test again)

5/11 – 5th grade SCIENCE STAAR (all students)

5/13 – Field Trip (Oil Bowl and Kidsview)

5/20 – 5th grade Field Day (dress comfortably and appropriately) **Students will get wet, so bring a towel. Wear sunscreen.

5/23 – 4th/5th grade recorder concert

5/27 – Last day of school

 

Class Picture Information

A form came home today informing you about our upcoming class pictures. These always turn out so nice and are a great keepsake.

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CLASS PICTURES will be Thursday, May 5th. If you would like to order a picture of the entire class, please place $10 CASH ONLY in the envelope that was sent home and return to your student’s homeroom teacher by no later than Friday, May 13th.  If you do not have the envelope that was sent home, just place your student’s name and their homeroom teacher’s name on an envelope and place the money inside.
Students will receive an 8 x 10 class picture and a 5 x 7 fun shot with their $10 order.