Welcome to Oakdale K-8 School
Message from the Principal
Dear Oakdale Families,
Spring has arrived at Oakdale! We are right in the middle of our CAASPP testing in grades 3-8. Thank you for making sure your student has a nutritious breakfast, a good night’s sleep, and a positive attitude towards testing. We will be taking many tests this month: STAR Science in grades 5 and 8, physical fitness, and math and language arts benchmark tests. All of these tests help to give us a complete picture of our students and increases our ability to meet their needs.
Oakdale Parent University just wrapped up a Positive Discipline series with Mrs. Yolanda Falkenberg, the Parent Involvement Coordinator for Twin Rivers. Future topics include: Resume Building with Ms. Shamra, Fitness with Coach D, and The Road to College with Mrs. McElroy. Parent University meets every Wednesday at 10:30am in the Library Media Center.
We are looking forward to partially implementing a new PE program called SPARK in the coming weeks, and fully implementing it in August when we return to school. All students, K-6 will have 100 minutes of PE weekly from 9am-9:25am. If that’s not a fantastic reason to get to school on time, I am not sure what is! Please check the calendar on the back of the newsletter for May dates. There is a lot going on at Oakdale in May.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Important Safety Reminder
There is no supervision for students prior to 8:30am, when the cafeteria opens for breakfast. If you are dropping your student off prior to 8:30am, there is no one to watch him/her. Please do not drop students off prior to 8:30am. Thank you for your cooperation.
Events at Oakdale
Trish Wood, Principal
Claire Smith, School Secretary
Sarah McElroy, School Counselor
Cheryl Chandler, Assistant to the Principal
Shamra Caine-Bouie, K-6 School Office Assistant
_______________, 7th/8th School Office Assistant
Student and Parent Handbook
The 2014-2015 Student and Parent Handbook is a great resource for families to find answers to many questions. In this handbook, you can read about Oakdale's attendance policy, dress code, behavior expectations and policies, daily routines and procedures around school, academic responsibilities of the students, and several other topics as well. Please take a moment to read through this information.
The Common Core Standards are the new learning objectives student will encounter in K-12 schools. Some things will remain the same. For instance, in early grades, students will still learn the foundational reading and math concepts, but there are other significant shifts among all the grade levels that require our attention and study. You will see your student reading and interacting with more non-fiction text. You will see a new emphasis on deep conceptual understanding in math. You will see your student being challenged to cite evidence that supports their answers in both reading and math. Our teachers are preparing for the changes Common Core Standards will bring by studying the standards, learning teaching strategies to use in the classroom, and finding resources to use for this type of instruction. We began this work last school year and we will continue to prepare during late start Wednesdays and staff development days.
Please visit our district's website to find an abundance of information on the Common Core Standards.
Twin Rivers Unified School District Nondiscrimination Statement
Twin Rivers Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ...more
Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Oakdale Office: (916) 566-1910
Office Fax: (916) 566-1911
Dates to Remember
Oakdale Handbook Summary
Please read the Oakdale Handbook Summary for updated information regarding Oakdale's policies and procedures. Thank you!
Testing to qualify for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program for students in grades 3-8 for 2014-2015 will be April 25 and May 2 at the Twin Rivers Unified District Office. Twin Rivers uses the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test - Second Edition (NNAT2) as one measure to identify students in grades 3-8 for the GATE program. Signed permission slips are required for students in order to participate in testing and must be returned to the Oakdale School Office on or before March 23, 2015.
8th Grade Science Camp
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Our Oakdale Parent University is off to a great start! Each Wednesday at 10:30am, Oakdale parents are gathering in the Parent Resource Center to learn about a variety of topics. So far, we have learned about healthy eating, stress management and mental health, and extreme couponing. Please join us every Wednesday!
Please use the links below to find important information you will need for the school year.
School and District News
PLT/EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAY
When we welcome students back for the 2015-2016 school year, their schedules will look slightly different from previous years. Across the district, students will start school at the same time every day, and will be released from school two hours e... Continue
Summer Library Hours are Back
Six of our elementary libraries will be open this summer to all TRUSD families for book checkout, reading contests and other fun activities.
Summer library hours are 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays - June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15 and July ... Continue
We Are TR! Graduation 2015
We're happy to share the latest edition of We Are TR! The district newspaper features our 2015 TR Valedictorians. Twin Rivers is committed to supporting the education of all students so they are ready for a promising future.
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