September 1, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that Oakcrest Elementary had a great start to the school year. We recognize that there are many new families at our school. We welcome each of you.
We have several new teachers to our staff:
Eraka Midgley—1st grade
Richelle Baisch—1st grade
Randi Frehner—2nd grade
Michelle Butler—3rd grade
David Lang—4th grade
Cindy Anderson—4th grade
Kassidy Ludeman—Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Specialist (Drama)
Officer Waelty—School Resource & Dare Officer
As part of our school improvement plan, we are working on supporting the behavior, social, and emotional needs of students. You will notice that we are focusing on building connections and relationships with children this year. Our goal is that each teacher will greet every student by name and offer a smile, a fist bump, a wave or a high five as they enter the classroom. Throughout the day, teachers will identify at least one great thing each student did and complement them as they leave at the end of the day.
We want students to learn in a happy environment.
We look forward to another great year.
Mr. Pullan, Principal
February 1, 2018
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!
Mr. Pullan, Principal
January 2, 2018
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!
Principal, Oakcrest Elementary
December 4, 2017
This is the most wonderful time of the year…at OAKCREST!
We are thrilled with the success of our students at the Council PTA Reflections contest. Our great students represented Oakcrest well.
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.
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.
Mr. Pullan, Principal