We are pleased to announce that White Oak School has been named an Honor Roll School By the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement.
Good morning, White Oak!
It has been my pleasure for the last few weeks, to start the day with those cheery words! As the Interim Principal I have really enjoyed my time at White Oak and look forward to a few more months working with this terrific group of learners.
One of my main focuses while I am here, will be to maintain safety on campus. We already have in place a very strong emergency plan which all teachers, students, and staff are familiar with. We have had one fire drill and I was very impressed with the quick response and how quiet students were as we proceeded through the drill. In addition Joseph, our wonderful plant manager, and I will be taking a safety walk this week to look for any areas of concern. Today, I am meeting with all students for a mid-year-don’t-forget-our school-rules-for-safety meeting, but generally I am impressed with exceptional behavior. Parents, you have a job to do too. It is of vital importance that you sign in when you are on campus to volunteer in your child’s classroom. It is equally important that you stop into the office if you are on campus for any reason. Parents should not go directly to a child’s classroom without a quick check in. All medication, and even lunches, needs to be dispensed from the office. I am sure you realize how necessary this is to keep all students safe. Thank you for your efforts on this.
White Oak is a busy place and that is a part of what makes it so special! We are looking forward to our Appreciation Tea for Volunteers, February 14th; our Father-Daughter Dance, February 28th; Fifth Grade Outdoor Education, March 3rd;our third grade Ellis Island event, March 7th; and especially our Auction Fundraiser on February 21st! Be sure you have your tickets for a great evening where parents can support our school and have fun too!
Starting Wednesday, we will be accepting registration for all in-coming kindergarten and Journeys students for the fall of 2014. Please remind your friends and neighbors to be sure to register early. We are also accepting out of district permits for those students who qualify. If you have a question, contact our office personnel.
Thank you for your support, I am happy to be at White Oak!
Karen L. Hansen