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Red Oak Weekly Rattler

January 26, 2015
Principal Jon Duim's Message

We are going to try a few new ideas for the recess that follows lunch. In an effort to provide a few more options to students and to stimulate academic skills, a cart will be brought out loaded with books and a different one will contain Legos. These will be brought out on separate days for students to use. We will limit this to one time a week each because we still want our students to run around and be active. Our PFA has generously granted us some seed money to purchase some Book Fair books and some Legos, but this is where you come in.   We have had some staff donate books, but we need many more. If you have some books or Legos that your kids have outgrown or have tired of reading or playing with, please donate them to us. We are thinking of starting this up by mid-February. Thanks for your help!

Jog-a-thon Sponsorship Deadline Extended
Last Chance to Sponsor the Jog-a-thon. Deadline Wed. Jan 28. Show your school spirit and add you family/business name to the list of Red Oak supporters today. Every student and teacher receives a Jog-a-thon T-shirt. Click here for the form.
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Happy New Year! 


Welcome Back to school 
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Common Core Parent Series 
8:45 am 
11    12Restaurant Night Lazy Dog    13  

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Martin Luther King Day:
No School

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Jog-a-thon T-shirt Contest deadline  
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Pupil Free Day 
27   28  Jog-a-thon sponsorships
 5th Grade Bake Sale 
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Super Saturday: OPHS

5th Grade Yearbook dedications deadline.  

The Parent Night Event has been postponed.  The date was too close to other Red Oak events.  We will keep you posted on the new date.
Click here for upcoming PFA events. 
We will be featuring your favorite baby photo (age 6 months - two years) in the yearbook! Baby photos are a fun way to show how much you have grown and changed through the years. Details and instructions on how to upload your photo can be found on the flyer.  Better hurry! Deadline to submit is 1/31/15.  
Don't miss out on this tradition!

Please e-mail: redoakphotos@gmail.com with questions. 
5th Grade Bake Sale: Thursday Jan. 29 @ 2:25

Oak Park Instrumental Music Association (OPIMA)

Restaurant Night @ Veggie Grill:  Monday, January 26   11:00am - 9:00pm


Enjoy the day off from school with friends and family and treat yourself to a fresh and healthy meal at the Veggie Grill. Be a part of this amazing opportunity to support Instrumental Music in Oak Park Schools! Present the flyer or mention the fundraiser and 50% of your food & beverage purchases will be donated to OPIMA to support the instrumental music programs of OPHS & MCMS.


Veggie Grill -Westlake Village (across from BJ's and Trader Joe's)

3825 East Thousand Oaks Blvd, Westlake Village, CA 91362


Super Saturday: Jan 31st
OPUSD SUSTAINABILITY FAIR from 10 - 2 pm (OPHS Great Lawn)

A fun, interactive event for adults and kids of all ages to learn more about sustainability.


Kids Will Enjoy:

  • Kid's solar car build and race - 10 a.m-11:30 a.m.
  • Captain Carl's living tide pool table
  • Wings of Discovery bird sanctuary exhibit
  • Education in Nature's reptile/insect exhibit
  • Goat Petting Zoo

Adults Will Enjoy:

  • Armstrong Garden's organic gardening workshop - 11 a.m.
  • Electric car demos and test-drives
  • Triunfo Sanitation water conservation tips and giveaways
  • Enhanced Landscape drought tolerant gardening ideas

Everyone Will Enjoy:

  • "Idea to Impact" student presentations
  • School Gardens Veggie Contest and Sale
  • Sustainable Art Showcase and Contest
  • How to Grow a Vertical Garden by 2eden design
  • Gourmet lunch for purchase from Yalla Food Truck

recycle symbolBRING US YOUR RECYCLABLES from 9 am - 2 pm (OPHS parking lot near basketball courts) Help fund district-wide environmental education:


  • Used electrics and electronics (anything with a plug)
  • On-site document shredding (first 5 boxes per car free, $5/box thereafter)
  • Used clothing, shoes and textiles
  • Unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications, including liquids
  • Prescription eyeglasses and eyeglass cases

Go to: www.oakparkusd.org/SUPERSATURDAY for the latest info. Click here for a list of  recyclable items.   

Sustainable Art Contest
 Last day to submit art for OPUSD's first annual Sustainable Art Showcase and Contest is Tuesday, January 27th! Drop off pieces in the Administration Building at OPHS by 3:00 p,m. For more information about this creative opportunity for all grade levels click here.
Band & Chorus

kidsmusicThe winter/spring session of the Red Oak Chorus and Band will be starting on Monday February 2nd. This will be a fun session and run all the way until May. Don't miss out on this great opportunity for your child to experience being part of the Chorus or the Band here at Red Oak.  Sign up sheets are available in the school office, or Click here for the Band Flyerand here for the Chorus Flyer
Great Race of Agoura Hills: March 28

Register by Feb. 27th!

Remember to select Red Oak Elementary when you register. Medea Creek Middle School PFA is generously advising their students to select their elementary school.


If you have to choose between running in the Great Race or donating to the Red Oak Jog-A-Thon, please choose the Jog-A-Thon. All donations to the Jog-A-Thon go directly to benefit our students at Red Oak.


You can register now at www.greatraceofagourahills.comuntil 2/27/15.


School Cents
Turn in your receipts when you shop at The Oaks. Red Oak gets points for every dollar spent. Special bonus points for turning in receipts in January  You can send in e-receipts by clicking here.  

Click here for the flyer with all the details.   
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Zen Garden Supports Red Oak
Earn Money For Red Oak at Zen Garden
Chinese restaurant Zen Garden will generously donate 10% of your check back to Red Oak throughout the year.  Just mention Red Oak Elementary.  Zen Garden is located at the corner of Kanan and Lindero Canyon, in the Fresh & Easy shopping center.  Click here for the flyer.
Zen Garden
668 Lindero Canyon Rd, Oak Park
Any request for supplies or donations toward the purchase of supplies, materials, equipment, field trips, programs, etc. is completely voluntary under the law in California public schools. Students may not be charged for participation in educational activities and may not be discriminated against or denied participation for not providing voluntary donations to the school.  Should any student or parent believe they were impermissibly charged a fee or required to provide materials or supplies that they would not have otherwise voluntarily paid or provided, an application for reimbursement may be filed with the District by calling (818) 735-3206.
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