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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.
Book Fair

Our spring Scholastic Book Fair has been rescheduled for May due to the snow!  We will update you on exact dates soon.
Charleston Wrap PTA Spring Fundraiser

It's time for our spring fundraising program!  The funds raised from our sale will supplement the 2014-15 PTA budget so that we may continue to offer the best in learning opportunities for our students.  A couple of specific things this money will be used for this spring are to provide our teachers with money to buy classroom books at our book fair and to help the media center pay for an author to visit our school.

All students have received their Charleston Wrap Perfect Cookies brochures.  All sales sheets and money should be turned in by Monday, March 2nd.  It is very important that all orders and money be turned in on time!  Customers should make checks out to WOS PTA and sellers should not collect sales tax.

***There are prizes for every level of sales AND...the teacher whose class has the highest percentage of participation will win a custom furniture painting from Joy Harvill.  Let's get selling!

Coffee Talk with the Counselor
    Parents are invited to join our counselor, Katie Milligan,
for an informal presentation and discussion on "Keeping Peace on School Nights."
Coffee Talk will take place on Wednesday, March 4th, from
7:15am until 7:45am in the A400 computer lab at White Oak.  
Coffee and donuts will be served.

Let's Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday!
Each year, schools across the country celebrate Read Across America week during the first week of March in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday with is March 2nd.  This year, our school is going to do something extra fun!  Each day will have a theme based on a Dr. Seuss book.  Students may dress according to each day's theme.  Be creative and have fun!
Monday, March 2nd - Each class will somehow celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday for the book Happy Birthday to You!
Tuesday, March 3rd - Wear a crazy socks for the book Fox in Socks!
Wednesday, March 4th - Wear a hat for the book The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins!
Thursday, March 5th - Wear red and blue for the book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!
Friday, March 6th - Wear your White Oak shirt or White Oak colors (blue and orange) for the book Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

Donuts with Dads has been
rescheduled for
Friday, March 6, 2015.  

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.
Join us on Friday, March 6th, for Family Fun Night from 6-8pm!
Admission is $1 per person and hot dogs, drinks and snacks will be sold.
Hope to see you then!

Our Father/Daughter Dance has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2015.  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.  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!

Don't forget to order your WOS yearbook!  Yearbooks are $15.00 and you can order online at www.betteryearbook.com or via order forms that will be sent home.  If you choose to order online, look in the bottom right corner and find the section for PARENTS/STUDENTS.  Click on the line that reads, "I want to pre-order my yearbook."  Sign in using the following:  User ID:  whiteoak, Password:  parent.  Enter your child's name, grade, and teacher's name.  When you complete your online purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email.  Please keep this for your records.  All yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school by classroom teachers.
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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