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Red Oak Weekly Rattler

December 15, 2014
PFA President's Message

Happy Holidays, Red Oak Families!


As 2014 comes to an end, I want to send a special thank you to everyone who has helped to make Red Oak a wonderful place for our children. Whether you volunteer at events or around campus, help in the classroom or contribute financially, your support is greatly appreciated. Your commitment to the students and Red Oak is truly a gift.


I would like to thank the PFA Governing Board and other hardworking volunteers that have dedicated their time to make the first part of this year a success for the PFA and our children.


Juli Harris-Vice President


Shay Hass- Treasurer


Stephanie Love- VP Communications


Suzie Nicks-VP District & Admin. Progs


Jennifer Julian

-VP School Events/Family Fun Night 



Miranda Taylor

-VP School Events/Family Fun Night 



Andrea Klopert- Parliamentarian/Holiday Boutique


Krissy Stewart- VP Fundraising/Passive Income/Spirit Wear


Stacy Iani-Lagatutta- Secretary


Olivia Tjahono- B-day Board/Corp Match/School Supplies


Michelle Malinzak- Gift Wrap Fundraiser


Christina Ling- Holiday Boutique


Marcie Braddock- Membership Directory


Lexi Rohner- Communications/Ability Awareness


Rochelle Pessell- Spirit Wear


Allison Radick- Santa Comes to Agoura

Kelly Curtis-Santa Comes to Agoura

Maryam Salour

- Co-Financial Sec/Red Ribbon Week 



Jenni Shoaf- Co-Financial Sec.


Laura Kunesh- Co-Financial Sec.


Jesse Prince- Message Boards


Eliane Valencia- Box Tops


Lynn Edwards- Jog A Thon


Carol Henry- Super Saturday/Big Sunday


Maureen Collins- Copier


Dave Bursin- Announcer


Lexi Bursin- Women in History


Jennifer Clark- Photographer


Tina Brooks- Archivist


Karen Tan- Restaurant Nights


Andrea Ragsdale- Family Fun Night Bingo


Christine Anderson- Family Fun Night


Shannon Miller- Yearbook

Roz Ng- Yearbook

Please save the date for our Parent Night Event on Saturday, February 7th. Last year was so much fun! You won't want to miss this one!


I also look forward to seeing you all at the PFA meetings coming up in the new year. Every PFA member has the right to vote at meetings, and I hope all of our members will attend. Our next meeting will be Friday, February 6th at 8:30 am in the Library.


I wish you all a very happy, peaceful and safe holiday!

Tracie Horstman

Red Oak PFA President


PS It's the season for giving, and many people want to make a donation by December 31st to take advantage of year-end tax deductions.  Red Oak's Preserve Our Programs Fund (POP) helps pay for the a music instructor, a computer instructor, classroom aids for all grade levels  and supplies. Click here for more information about the Preserve Our Programs Fund.  Click here to make a tax deductible donation with your credit card or bring a check to the school office.

Schedule Reminder from the Office
 Wednesday, December 17 will be a regular banking day.  12:15 dismissal for kindergarten and 12:35 for 1st-5th grades.
Friday, December 19 will be a MINIMUM DAY.  ALL students will be dismissed at 12:15.  The cafeteria and lunch area will be closed.
School will resume on Monday, January 5.
Have a wonderful holiday!!
For the first time in Red Oak Elementary history, we are proud to announce that the 2014/2015 yearbook will be 100% in full color! Relive a year of magical memories and milestones with a beautiful hardbound book filled with almost 100 pages of photos for the low pre-sale price of $25. But hurry! Pre-sale ends on December 19th!  Order via flyer (attached) or on-line using a credit or debit card.  Orders online can be personalized with your child's name foil stamped on the cover for just $5.       
Are you a parent of a 5th grader? Applaud your student's achievements with a tribute in his/her yearbook.  Parent dedication ads are a great way to support your child, and celebrate his or her final year at Red Oak. Parent dedication ads are available online only and reserved just for 5th grade.  In order to plan for how many yearbook pages to reserve, ads must be purchased no later than December 19th! But don't worry, you'll have until March to design and submit your perfect dedication.  For prices and more info, please click here to see the flyer.
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
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Spirit Day: 
Tie & Mustache 
 9 10   11   12   13  
14   15   16  
Band and Chorus Concert
6:30 pm 
All are welcome.  
Regular Banking day 
18 19 
All students dismissed at 12:15
Yearbook Presale deadline
22 22 
Winter Break Begins 
23   24   25   26 27 
28 29   30  31 Jan. 1

Happy New Year  
Click here for upcoming PFA events. 
Red Oak Band and Chorus Concert
The Red Oak Band and Chorus concert will be on Tuesday Dec. 16 at 6:30 pm in the MPR. All are welcome to attend. Bring the whole family to hear these kids show off all their hard work. 
December School Board Meeting
Click here to read the note from the December School Board Meeting.
Sustainable Art Contest
Do you have an artist in your home who cares about the environment? OPHS Green Club is sponsoring an art contest and showcase at SUPER SATURDAY. Have your young creator make a work of art using recycled materials and inspired by the theme "The Power of Plants" and have it be seen by hundreds! Open to all grades. For more information and requirements click here.  
Box Tops
Keep collecting those box tops. We will have another contest when school resumes in January! 
Oak Park Neighborhood School

School Cents
Turn in your receipts when you shop at The Oaks. Red Oak gets points for every dollar spent. Special bonus points for visiting Santa or buying gift cards.  You can send in e-receipts by clicking here.  

Click here for the flyer with all the details.   
Click here to see how Red Oak is doing
Click here to see what Red Oak can win. 
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
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Red Oak Elementary School  4857 Rockfield St.  Oak Park  CA 91377
818-707-7972  Attendance Line: 818-597-4242
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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