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District Announcements
Elementary Master Schedule
Figuring out which “special” an elementary school student is participating in during a school week is now just a matter of following the calendar and a short set of numbers.

Beginning this school year, Westside Community Schools has created a common master elementary schedule, which should make things simpler for parents/guardians and their children.  “Specials” (physical education, music, art, and foreign language) are on a four-day rotation.  Below is a pdf that lists numbers, which represent the four different “specials” that take place during the academic year for all elementary school.  Your child’s teacher will communicate which number (one through four) corresponds to the special activity for the day.

Also, for the parents/guardians of fifth and sixth grade band/strings students, the pdf also includes information on band/string cycle days.

ATTENTION: The attached pdf has been corrected to reflect the Feb. 2 and 4 inclement weather school cancellation days.   

Specials Calendar through the end of the 2014-15 school year
 
The mission of Oakdale Elementary School is to ensure academic excellence and to serve
the unique needs of all learners.
 
Spring Fling Family Reservation Online Form
Please REGISTER HERE for Oakdale's Spring Fling!  Thank you!
This week our second grade classes and a kindergarten class got to experience a neat dance show!  Dowd’s Irish Dance Academy came to show us how this traditional dance is performed.  The Academy’s owner Marty Dowds, was a professional world champion Irish step dancer and former lead dancer with Riverdance.  He and his students came to show us this type of cultural dance.  There was also time to ask questions after the performance of these great dancers!
Sixth Grade Parent Information:​
Curriculum Book
Parent Meeting PowerPoint
6th Grade Science
Sixth grade students had visitors come from College of Saint Mary's.  The guests reviewed states of matter along with chemical and physical reactions.  Then the students created a chemical reaction and made bouncy balls!
100 Year Olds Visit Oakdale!

This past Friday many second graders got into the spirit of the 100th day of school while dressing as if they were 100 years old!  It was truly a great celebration filled with many naps and rounds of bingo!  Just teasing!  We really celebrated with stories, songs, booklets, posters and a neat writing assignment that went with our pretend age for the day!  It was entitled When I’m 100 years old!  

Fishy Business
Oakdale's fish are very thankful for their helpers!  Thank you Alan and Gavin!
Sixth Grade Science
Sixth grade students shared and taught their finding in small groups after they researched a specific planet that they were interested in.
Robotics in 2nd Grade
Last Friday December 12, 2014 Oakdale’s Robotics Team came to second grade and gave a lesson on programing a robot.  We also experienced working the robots while finding pictures of living and nonliving things around a classroom.  This was a great follow up to our unit in science surrounding what are living and nonliving things as well as what living things need.
Oakdale's 5th and 6th grade students
did a wonderful job with their music concert.  
Thank you for all your help and support
getting the students ready for their performance!
Oakdale Talent Show
If your child is interested in trying out for the Oakdale Talent Show, please print out a flyer, fill it out, and return it to Oakdale by Wednesday, January 7th.  Tryouts will be Thursday, January 8th at 3:30 pm in the gym.  Thank you for your interest and participation!!!

Tryout Flyer
Nature Night
Nature Night was a success thanks for Papio NRD and everyone who attended!  There was lots of great food and fun for the whole family!  Thank you all for coming out and enjoying a night with nature!

Slide Show
Oakdale Chess Club
Calling all Oakdale Chess Players!  Here's the Chess Club Update!

This year Chess Club is:
1.  FREE!
2.  Open to all Oakdale students, 1st grade and up, who have a genuine interest in Chess.
3.  We meet all year through the end of April, Fridays after school, 3:30-4:30, in the 6th grade classrooms. We will not meet on Fridays after class parties:)

If you have any questions, feel free to email us!

Michael Hollman
mthollman@me.com
Chelsea Chesen
cchesen1@cox.net
Bill Randby Visits First Grade
First graders were mesmerized with cool science experiments that Bill Randy brought with him today.  He talked to the students about working hard in school and doing what you love when you grow up.  He helped ease their minds about scary storms and showed them cool experiments with water, fire, and heat.  The first graders had a wonderful time listening and participating in his presentation!

Slide Show
M.O.R.E. Nature is hosting a Family Nature Night at Oakdale Elementary School!!!  There will be stations, with nature experts, set up outside in the back of Oakdale.  This will take place on Thursday, September 25th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  This is a wonderful opportunity for Oakdale and its families to come together and experience nature through activities by local experts.  We hope you can join us in enjoying a night with nature!!!
Box Tops, HyVee Receipts, and Labels for Education​
It's that time of year again!!!  Please send Box Tops, HyVee Receipts, and Labels for Education​ to school with your children throughout the school year.  NOW is the best time to bring in all the Box Tops you've collected over the summer!!!  
 
The Hy-Vee receipt program runs from September 1st through December 31st.  We collect all Hy-Vee receipts, from all departments of the store (grocery, pharmacy, floral, catering etc...).  For every $200 in receipts, Oakdale gets $1.00.  It may not sound like much, but Oakdale earned almost $500 last year!

Box Tops, HyVee Receipts, and Labels for Education are great ways to help raise money for Oakdale!!! Thank you for all your help and support!!!
Moving into First Grade
First graders got their second day
wiggles out with a fun movement activity!!!  
They were moving up and down and all around
working on teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Students and staff members of the Oakdale community enjoyed a great start to the 2014-2015 school year. Both new and old faces joined in welcoming students back into the classrooms. We look forward to working together with our students to help Oakdale have another fantastic school year! 

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