The Oregon Battle of the Books is a great program that supports and promotes reading. The sections are divided into grades 3-5, 6-8 and high school. Each grade level has sixteen books that are on the reading list. In February we had a district competition held at Oaklea. Our grades 3-5 competed against Oaklea, Laurel and Territorial. Becky Smith was in charge of the Laurel group, Rebecca Carmichael for Territorial and Sherrene Kulm and Carol Davis for Oaklea's group. All students that participated in OBOB took part in the Battle. Oaklea's band played Eye of the Tiger as students arrived. Parents and siblings were invited to attend and chairs were assembled in Oaklea's small gym. The teams are divided into groups of four with one alternate. Teams were asked eight "In which book" questions and eight content questions. Points are kept through out the competition and totals added at the end. The top team in each group grade level continues on to compete at the regional level. Grade 3-5 regionals were held at North Eugene High School. Grades 6-8 regionals were held at North Eugene High School. Our Oaklea grades 6-8 made it to the "Sweet sixteen" before being eliminated. We are very proud of all partcipants this year. All students read many books and were great competitors.
Junction City School District is committed to Engage, Inspire and Educate all our students by offering physical education, music, comprehensive art, computer technology, as well as enrichment
and academic support in before
and after school programs.
The April calendar is quickly filling up and I wanted to take a moment to make you aware of some upcoming events. Please note that the correct dates and times for our 2nd Trimester Awards Assemblies are correct as listed on the report cards that were mailed home before spring break. Please disregard the dates and times previously listed on the website and on the district calendar. To clarify, the 7th & 8th grade awards assemblies will be on Wednesday, April 3rd: 7th Grade at 8:24 a.m., followed by the 8th grade assembly at 9:31 a.m. On Thursday, April 4th, the 5th grade assembly will be at 8:24 a.m., followed by the 6th grade assembly at 9:31 a.m. All assemblies will take place in the cafeteria. If your student is receiving an award, he or she would have received an invitation on Monday or Tuesday of this week.
8th Grade Parents: I'd like to encourage you to attend the 8th Grade Parent Night at Junction City High School on Tuesday, April 9th starting at 6pm in the high school cafeteria. This will be an opportunity to hear about what your student can expect as a freshman next year, as well as high school programs and elective options. In the past, this has been a meaningful time to meet some of the high school staff, ask questions, become introduced to programs and activities, as well as begin the course registration process for next fall. This is an exciting time, and it would be great to have as many parents and 8th grade students present as possible. We hope your family can make it to the high school on April 9th @ 6pm.
It is exciting to see close to 60 Oaklea students participating in track & field this spring. Our first meet is Wednesday, April 10th @ Pleasant Hill High School at 3:45 p.m. First home meet is April 17th @ JCHS, start time 3:45 p.m.
Thanks to our parent group, students, staff, and extended Oaklea community! The spring fund raiser generated over $6,000 for spring field trips, classroom technology, positive behavior support incentives, and a popcorn machine we will be using for "Popcorn Fridays".
The OMS Scholastic Book Fair will again take place from April 4th to the 11th. Students and parents can purchase books in the Seminar Room. I'd also encourage you and your students to attend the Oaklea "Spring Fling" on Thursday, April 11th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The event is for all students (5th - 8th grade) and families.
8th Grade Parents: Be on the look for information being sent home on baby photos, as well as Recognition Night information. Please note that the start time for the recognition program is 4:30 p.m. on June 13th in the Oaklea gym., with a dance to follow.
Here's to a wonderful spring season. As always, please contact me if you have any feedback, questions, or concerns.
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10:36 - 11:28
11:28 - 12:03
11:32 - 12:24
Period 4 Class
12:08 - 12:59
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Dear Oaklea Community:
The Oaklea Parent Group would like to thank each and every person who contributed in any way to our parent group during this school year. We could not have accomplished the things we did this year without the help of wonderful parents like YOU! Whether it was donations, selling products, time spent at our school, or positive reinforcements at home, we really appreciate your help. We would also like to acknowledge our fabulous staff and new Principal, Brian Young. By everyone pulling together during this 2012-2013 school year, the Oaklea Parent Group was able to provide all of the following for our students:
-Money toward 2 Smart boards for the 5th grade
-Money toward the 6th grade Newport Field Trip
-Money for 5 Nexus 7 Tablets for the 7th grade
-Money for the 8th grade to take to JCHS with them for their Fall Float
-Money for the 8th grade Recognition
-Snacks for 8th grade Field Day
-Substitutes for the music department so students could go on field trips.
-Scholarships for Math T-Shirts
-Money toward Oaklea’s Spring Fling
-Money toward a new AED for Oaklea’s gym
-Money for 5th grade end of the year awards, bicentennial store, and more…
-Money to pay for the bus transportation to UO basketball game for 50 people. (Part of the Positive Behavior Support Incentives OPG gave this school year.)
-Snacks for Title 1 Reading Reward Event
-Money for the 7th/8th grade dances
-Money for the 8th grade field trip to Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
-Volunteers for Oaklea’s Spring Fling
-Volunteers for Oaklea’s Talent Show
-Money to help pay for substitute teachers for the PBIS conference (This effected our entire school in a positive way)
-Volunteers and donations for the Winter Tiger Stripe Store
-Over $2000.00 in Scholastic book dollars earned during our 2 book fairs. New books provided to all grades.
-Money for PBIS incentives such as Ice Cream rewards, Fall Festival prizes, Items for the end of the Year Auction using Tiger Stripes, and many other PBIS incentives throughout the year.
-Money toward a Document Camera for Title 1
-Money toward a Document Camera for 7/8th grade Math
-Money toward a Projector for Document Camera for Title 1
-Money toward 5th grade field trip
-Fundraiser prizes and parties
-A Popcorn Machine
-Money toward Open House Barbeque Celebration
-Community Basket door prize for Facilities Committee Community meeting
-Money, volunteers, and prizes for 5th/6th Grade Family Fun Night
-Spirit Week and Team Ice-cream party put on by DQ
-Volunteers for Picture Day’s
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH TO OUR WONDERFUL COMMUNITY. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER! SusieFreeman; Oaklea Parent Group President and
Kim Sherman; Treasurer