Principal's Corner

Principal: Justin Corey
February, 2019
Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members,
The month of February is a sign that it’s the last half of the second trimester.  Progress reports have been mailed home and students need to push themselves to finish strong!  Staff are here to help, but the will starts with the student.  You can do this! 
Please be aware of some important dates in February.  There will be no school February 15th and 18th.  School Counselor week is the 4th through the 8th.  Thursday, February 28th will be our Camp Out with Reading from 5:30-7:30, don’t miss it!  We have early release days on the 13th and 27th for the extremely important Professional Leadership Communities (PLCs)
Oaklea wrestling has wrapped up and 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball is underway.  Track will be starting soon, so be on the lookout for sign ups.  Oaklea’s robotics team competed tough and OBOB is gearing up for their competition in March.
For safety reasons, please remind your student to only use the cross walks to cross Rose St. after school.  Also, if you plan to pick up a student, please do not park on the street along the front of the building.  We have a number of buses that need to park there at varying times, so keeping the front clear is important.
Check out the “February is a Season For Giving” opportunities on page 3 of this newsletter. It includes fun ways to encourage your children to participate in these school-wide activities.
And lastly, statewide testing will begin soon.  Our fifth and eighth graders will complete Science testing in February-March. Beginning in March, all students fifth through eighth will take the Smarter Balanced assessments in both Reading and Math.  Like last year, students will only take the computer based assessments one time in the spring.  If you would like to apply to opt your student out of testing, take a look at the district website under “Parents/Students”, and click on “Smarter Balance Resources.”  Feel free to call me if you have any questions about testing or any other questions or concerns.  As always, thank you for your continued support of our students!
Justin Corey,  Principal