Two of our Oakton teachers, Mrs. Deutsch & Mrs. Macksood, are looking for donations via Donors Choose – to find out more follow this link here:http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/search.html?school=28795
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Oakton Elementary School 5th Grade Flag Football Team wins the Darrell Judon Sportsmanship Award for the 2015 season – GO COUGARS!
The Darrell Judon Sportsmanship Award recognizes a 4th grade and a 5th grade Evanston Recreation flag football team that best represented and followed the ideals of good sportsmanship during the season–and recognizes not just the players, but the coaches, support volunteers, and families of the players as well.
The award was established in 1993 to honor Evanston native Darrell Judon, who participated in the program as a 4th and 5th grader at Dawes school. After finishing college, Darrell returned to Evanston and worked as a flag football referee and site coordinator for 4 years from 1989-1992. After Darrell’s sudden death at age 22 shortly after the end of the 1992 season, his fellow referees established this annual award to recognize the teams that best demonstrate the ideals of good sportsmanship that were important to both Darrell and the Evanston Recreation flag football league.
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Next week (May 4-8) is all about our fabulous Oakton teachers and the PTA is planning to spoil them!! Parents, we need help. There are still volunteer spots available, please check out this sign-up link to see which spots need to be filled. www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aaba72fa4f49-teacher
Letter to teachers & staff:
Dear teachers, here’s a schedule of events, so plan accordingly:
Monday (On your way in, be sure to check out the chalk messages on the sidewalk near the front entrance): Breakfast in the teacher’s lounge, 8-11 a.m. This is a slight change from previous years, when we brought breakfast to you in the classroom. We hope this arrangement is more convenient for you. Come for bagels, fruit, and coffee (plus gluten-free and vegan options).
Tuesday: Afternoon snack in the teachers’ lounge. Stop by around 1:30 for an afternoon pick me up. Home made treats, trail mix, drinks, and more.
Wednesday: Look for a special gift, to be delivered to you by your students.
Thursday: Check your students’ backpacks for special notes and pictures, along with some school supplies to carry you through to the end of the school year.
Friday: Catered Lunch from Panino’s! Stop by the teachers’ lounge during your lunch period for a great spread, including chicken, pasta, salad, baked goods and of course, began and gluten-free options.
All week: Each morning, we will hold a drawing for two gift cards from your favorite coffee and lunch places.
Trust me when I say the PTA wishes we could do even more for you! We appreciate everything you do for our kids, and hope you enjoy this week!
You are invited to come travel around the world with Oakton School on May 28th from 6-7:30pm … and don’t forget to bring friends & family along!
Each classroom has selected a country they will represent. Students will become experts on the country in areas such as: food, government, geography, history, music, art dance, customs, sports, etc. All classrooms will transform their rooms to represent the country they have chosen – find a complete list below. Please contact your child’s teacher to find out how you can help.
Saturday, May 16 10am – 4pm at Raymond Park (Chicago Ave & Lake St)
– Join Mrs. Hernandez at our Oakton art display to help greet visitors. Sign up to stop by for a 30 min shift anytime between 11am-3pm.
– Help Mrs. Hernandez take down the Oakton art display and load it up. Meet at our display at 3:45pm, takedown should take about 30-45 min – many hands make light work 🙂
Contact Mrs. Hernandez (hernandezm at district65.net) if you are available for any of these opportunities!
Please check out her website here or go to www.oaktonartroom.weebly.com/volunteer-opportunities.html for more information.
TWO of Oakton’s teachers are among the 30 finalists for the 2015 Golden Apple Award! Congratulations to Mrs. Andrea Macksood & Mr. Gregory Daniels! We are so proud of you!
The awards recognize and honor outstanding teachers for their role in building a stronger, better-educated society. This year’s finalists were selected from a pool of more than 600 nominations, and represent Pre-K-3rd grade teachers throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.
Click here for the press release.