The White Oak Education Foundation awarded teacher grants in the gymnasium Tuesday morning. Several teachers were chosen, but the grant that received the greatest response was the $25,000 Playground Grant submitted by Coach Mary Underwood.
Also receiving grants on the elementary campuses were:
First Grade Teachers
Fourth Grade Teachers
Congratulations to all, and thank you, White Oak Education Foundation!
Parents make a note that students will have an early release tomorrow. Dismissal time for Primary will be 11:00 and dismissal time for Intermediate will be 11:30. Please make arrangements for your students as all teacher will leave at 12:00.
Our annual food drive will begin Monday, November 12 and end on Friday, November 16. The intermediate students will put their cans in the hallway as you enter the intermediate school just outside the intermediate office. Please place them in the box or boxes with the corresponding grade level.
(Parents: Boxes are needed.)
The Primary students will put their cans in the hall by the stairway in the kindergarten hall. Students will place them by grade level in the box or boxes with the corresponding grade level.
Teachers do not need to keep up with the number of cans each classroom brings. Cans will count by grade level.
Encourage the students to bring one food item. If every student brings just one, we will have more than 600 food items to donate! We will have representatives from the White Oak Food Bank (TAP) here on Tuesday, November 20th, to accept our donation.
Today was AMAZING! The community of White Oak showed up in great numbers to show their support for our teachers at White Oak School who are battling breast cancer. From students, to parents, to teachers, to businesses, everyone made a difference. A huge thanks to Rhonda Bybel and Mary Underwood for making their vision a reality.
We have a student at White Oak who has a rare neuromuscular disorder (called SMARD–Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress) that has left him in a wheelchair and ventilator dependent. SMARD is a genetic disease that robs children of a normal life. This Saturday there will be a a yearly fundraising event at the White Oak Roughneck Stadium called Strolling for SMARD: Heroes and Villains 5K and 1-Mile FunRun/Walk. This event raises SMARD research money. In addition to the 5K and Fun Run/Walk, there will also be games and trick or treating for the kids, as well as a silent auction. Kids 10 and under are free. This annual event helps to raise money for the Jackson Laboratory (the ONLY research facility for SMARD in the US).
Registration for the 5K will be at 7:30 a.m. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thank you to Energy Weldfab for being the Presenting Sponsor. All proceeds go to SMARD research.
Please make plans to attend with your family to help raise money for this worthy cause.
The early registration deadline for the “Roughnecks for the Cure” walk/fun run is this Thursday, Oct. 26th. Entry is $20 adults and $15 for students. All proceeds will go to teachers recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Late registration will continue through the day of the walk at a cost of $20 for students and $25 for adults. Flyers are available in all campus offices or CLICK HERE TO PRINT OUT YOUR OWN.
Next Wednesday, October 17th, Primary and Intermediate students will have an early release date. This will be a training day for teachers. Five professional development classes will begin shortly after your children are dismissed. Because of the scheduled events, we are asking that parents NOT eat lunch with their child on the 17th. Please make note of the times below:
Afternoon PreK will meet from 8-11 with the morning class
Report cards will be sent home on Thursday, October 11th. Please sign and return on Friday. Remember, parents, that you can go into Skyward through Family Access at any time. If you do not know your username and password for Family Access, just email Cheryl Hawthorne at email@example.com