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Our Vision:  White Oak will engage all stakeholders to create and maintain a superior quality, 21st century, differentiated learning environment where all students grow and thrive.
"Lock Up Hunger" Food Collection
White Oak, along with the other schools in our system and in conjunction with the Chowan County Sheriff's Office, is collecting non-perishable food items for our local food pantry.  Our "Lock Up Hunger" campaign will last through February 13th.  The principal whose school collects the most food will wear a prisoner's uniform for a day.  The principals have also extended this challenge to include a "punishment."  Students at the winning school will get to vote on whether their principal has to kiss a pig, get a pie in the face, or be duct-taped to a wall.  Food and monetary donations are being accepted at each school, Central Services, and the Sheriff's Office.  White Oak won this challenge last year and we hope to do it again this year!  Send in your donations!
Coffee Talk with the Counselor
    Parents are invited to join our counselor, Katie Milligan,
for an informal presentation and discussion on "Positive Parenting."
Coffee Talk will take place on Wednesday, February 4th, from
7:15am until 7:45am in the A400 computer lab at White Oak.  
Coffee and donuts will be served.

Our friends at Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library have planned a special Black History Month event especially for PreK-2nd Grade students!  On Saturday, February 7th, at 10:30am, go to the library for a reading of The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.  There will also be a craft activity.  Please RSVP to the library by calling 482-4112.
Our Father/Daughter Dance will be held on February 12th.  This dance is for all girls from White Oak and DF Walker Schools and their fathers or father substitutes.  The dance will be held in the multi-purpose room at White Oak from 6-8pm.  Admission is $5 per girl and $10 per father and tickets must be purchased in advance from the school offices through February 4th.  Attire will be dress clothes and dinner will be catered by Chick-fil-a of Elizabeth City.  
Come out and have a great night with your daughter!

Parents-n-PE/Jump Rope for Heart
 During the week of February 9-13, our students will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart.  Last year, our students raised $3682.55 and our goal this year is $4000!  Also during this week, parents are invited to come to school and join their children for their PE class.  (If a parent cannot make it, another adult is welcome to come.)  More information will be sent home about your child's PE schedule.

Donuts with Dads
Friday, February 20, 2015
7:00am-7:45am in the DF Walker gym

Donuts with Dads is a joint event between White Oak and DF Walker schools.  Students and their fathers or father-figures are invited to come out for donuts and a presentation about the WatchD.O.G.S program.  Dads will have the opportunity to sign up to be a WatchD.O.G. and there will t-shirts available for purchase.  More detailed information and an RSVP form was sent home with each child.

Our spring Scholastic Book Fair will be here March 2-6, 2015!  This book fair will be held in the White Oak media center.  More information will be posted as the date approaches.
Get Ready - Get Set - KINDERGARTEN!
 Is your child ready for kindergarten?  Click here to find out more information.
School Registration
Kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year will be held on April 23rd from 12:00pm-6:00pm and on April 24 from 8:00am-4:00pm.  Children must be five years old by August 31, 2015, to qualify for kindergarten. 
(Please expect to be here from one hour to one & ½ hours.)

When you come to registration, PLEASE bring the following:
(1) Your child
(2)Child’s Birth Certificate
(3) Child’s Immunization (Shot) Records
(4)Proof of Your Address …We will accept a bill with your name and address on the bill (i.e. light or water bill, or a copy of your lease agreement with your name and address stated on lease).
 Please call White Oak Elementary at 221-4078 if you have any questions!
Cubbie Club Creates a Book Trailer

First graders in Cubbie Club have put together a book trailer for "The Recess Queen." This was their final product after reading the story, discussing verbs vs. nouns, and discussing the topic of bullying (one of the book's themes). Each student had a role in the production - reader, video recorder, actor/actress, music selector, and editor. Check out their book trailer below.
Cubbie Club News

On October 6th and October 10th, students in 1st and 2nd grade Cubbie Club at White Oak Elementary School were engaged in a cross-curricular lesson about measurement. Students began the lesson by discussing inches vs. centimeters and when/why each would be used. Students explored the classroom to identify items that would be measured in inches and centimeters. Next, students read and analyzed the story, "Inch by Inch" by Leo Lionni. Students then completed word problems using "more than" and "less than" and finished the unit by building a tower (which then had to be measured in both inches and centimeters). Students were challenged to incorporate their prior knowledge to build the "tallest tower."  Students were excited and thoroughly engaged. See below for pictures.
Are you looking for an opportunity to serve as a volunteer in our schools?  Would you like to know how you can help in some other way?  Click HERE for more information.
Other Ways to Help Our School
There are 3 ways you can help our school earn points for needed supplies and it is soooo easy!  
The first way to help is by clipping Box Tops for Education off various General Mills products.  Clip these and send them in to help purchase art supplies.
  The second way you can help is by shopping at Farm Fresh and saving your receipts.  Send these receipts to school and we can redeem them for points to purchase needed supplies.  There are collection boxes for both items in our main office.
In an effort to raise funds for needed library supplies, we are asking that you donate your used inkjet and laser printer cartridges.  We are able to submit these for recycling and earn a small profit.  Cartridges can be turned in at the WOS media center.
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