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Principal Letter

February 1, 2018

Dear Parents,

February is here.  We wish all of you a Happy Valentine’s Day from Oakcrest Elementary!

Special Thanks to Ms. Nancy Hopkin, our Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Specialist, who provided amazing opportunities for our students throughout the beginning of this school year.  We welcome Ms. Amy Boehme who will spend the latter part of the year with our students working on visual arts.  She, too, is a Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Specialist.  We encourage you to thank your legislators for continuing to fund the arts in schools.

Links to the annual School Climate Survey will be sent out in the next few weeks.  We encourage you to participate in this survey as we use it to make Oakcrest an even better place for children from year to year.  We appreciate and welcome your constructive input.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Oakcrest!

Respectfully,

Mr. Pullan, Principal


January 2, 2018

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! The New Year at Oakcrest Elementary brings great news regarding our teachers.

Recently, Mrs. Rupali Munot (4th-grade teacher) was given the Teacher Feature Award.  She was recognized for working with parents to create a positive experience for students.  She has high expectations for her students and works with them along the way to help every student succeed.  In her letter nominating Mrs. Munot for the award, Mrs. Ball said, “Mrs. Munot ended up being an excellent partner in educating our son.  Tough, but fair and completely invested in our son.” Mrs. Ball continued, [My son] …will no doubt remember his time with Mrs. Munot fondly and will point to her as a significant influence in his life.”  The teacher feature announcement will be broadcast January 16, 2018, at 7:40 a.m.

Miss Rachel Ford applied for an education professional development experience through Global Education Allies. She and other educators will visit Finland for a firsthand experience with the most successful education program in the world.  Finland has led the world in education since making major education reforms in the 1970’s.  Miss Ford will bring a wealth of knowledge back to Oakcrest Elementary and will be a tremendous resource as we consider how we help all students be more successful at Oakcrest.

Oakcrest’s future is bright!  Oakcrest, right here, right now, is a great place to be!

Respectfully,

Mr. Pullan

Principal, Oakcrest Elementary


December 4, 2017

Dear Parents,

This is the most wonderful time of the year…at OAKCREST!  

Reflections

We are thrilled with the success of our students at the Council PTA Reflections contest.  Our great students represented Oakcrest well.  

Performances

We also enjoyed the performances of our Choir and Orchestra.  Both performed admirably at two concerts during the school day for peers and one concert in the evening for parents.  The students who participated put in hours of extra effort and work outside of school time.  A special “Thank you!” to Bonnie Heaton, Orchestra Director, and Nancy Hopkin, Choir Director and Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Specialist.  We are privileged to have you and your music programs at Oakcrest Elementary.

Safe Walking

December brings with it shorter days and longer nights.  Our students are walking to school in darker conditions.  Please take time to remind children to follow road regulations, cross at crosswalks, and ride safely to and from school.

Finally, we wish you all the blessings and joys of this Holiday Season.

Respectfully,

Mr. Pullan, Principal