This holiday season, we are participating in the first annual Valli Produce Evanston Holiday Food Drive, in partnership with WLS-FM, for the chance to win $1000 for our school!
Help us win by stopping by Valli Produce Evanston, located at 1910 Dempster St., from Wednesday, December 9th through Sunday, January 3rd, to purchase and make a donation in our school’s designated shopping cart at the front of the store. All donations will be given to The Harvest Food Pantry in Evanston, which feeds up to 225 families each week. The school with the most donations will be given $1000 for the department of their choice from Valli Produce Evanston.
On Sunday, December 20th, WLS-FM’s Marti Jones will broadcast live from Valli Produce Evanston from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. to drive awareness. That same day, Valli will host a cookbook signing with Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
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.
We are happy to announce that a group of Oakton staff and parents are starting a Running & Walking Club this school year and it is for FREE.
is to provide students with weekly fun fitness and running activities while students practice and track their running & walking mileage. We will be teaching the right way of breathing, warm-up and cool down exercises, alongside little fun facts about health and nutrition.
The Running Cougars will practice every Tuesday from 8:15-8:45am, starting September 15th, 2015 and it will be open to ALL GRADES (Please note: all running team members need to arrive promptly). We will meet outside the main entrance and use the school grounds for our training. On rainy days, we will do fitness activities inside the school building.
Clothing & Gear
Running Cougars do not need fancy fitness gear for the club though a water bottle would be advisable.
Parents who would like to walk or run with the students are more than welcome to attend. Please indicate if you like to volunteer on the form.
Please make us aware of any specific health considerations for your child. If your child uses an inhaler for asthma or an epi-pen, please include that information on the registration form.
Questions? Please contact Mr. Murphy at email@example.com or Daniela Nelke at firstname.lastname@example.org
click here to download flier: WalkToWellness-SignUp-OaktonParents-English
We are happy to announce: Oakton will get an outdoor classroom at the end of June 2015!
To make it easy for classes to work outdoors and for teachers to integrate the natural world into the lessons, Oakton is installing an outdoor classroom space in the shade of our historic building with grand old trees and a direct view our school vegetable garden.
Here is our graduating class from the 6 week Fresh Start Nutrition Workshop
(Facilitated and sponsored by University of Illinois Extension and Child Parent Center)
For 6 weeks parents, guardians, students learned new & healthy ways to prepare food. If you have questions about this program or future programs please contact our school community representative and parent advocate Shelly Davis at email@example.com
Hi, Oakton families:
We are happy to let you know the PTA has invited Sticky Fingers, a local in-school cooking program, to join our enrichment lineup!
Beginning Monday, March 23, and open to K-5th graders, the program brings a real chef into our school to teach kids how to slice, dice and cook up a storm! Classes will meet at 3:45 (location tbd) every Monday until May 18.
Please be on the lookout for flyers in your child’s backpack in the next week or so. Classes will cost $14.50 each, with no drop-ins permitted. Classes are capped at 12 kids, so be sure to register early!
In the meantime, check out the attached recipe to see what kinds of dishes your (Julia) Child will be mastering this spring.
So on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, parents provided our Oakton champions with some much-needed, totally deserved sustenance during parent-teacher conferences this week. Check out the pix, as well as the teachers’ favorite parent recipes, right here!
For the Chicken Marbella recipe click here
Gluten-, Dairy, and Nut-Free muffins (use GF flour & Dairy Free butter – 18 minutes @ 350F, makes 12 muffins)
Fruits and Veggies are on the loose at Oakton School, and our teachers and staff can’t help themselves!
Mrs. Blake is pounding pomegranates! Mr. Zane and Ms. Berland are crazily crunching carrots! Ms. G is gladly gobbling avocados! And Mrs. Hernandez hasn’t met a tomato she doesn’t want to taste…
Can the madness be stopped??? We hope not!
See for yourself at Oakton’s Hall of Healthy Fame in the lunchroom. It’s a beautiful display of our teachers and staff enjoying their favorite fruits and veggies.
Will YOU join them? We sure hope so!