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Red Oak Weekly Rattler

March 23, 2015
Handball Wall 
The Red Oak PFA has been working for years to get another handball wall.  We are so happy it is now being installed.  Thank you to all the families who have donated and continue to donate to the Red Oak PFA to make this and other projects possible! Thank you also to the PFA for volunteering their time and working so hard for all of our children.

Attention Red Oak Families! 
We did it...Jogathon raised over $28,000! 
Dr. Duim will spend recess and lunch on the roof, dance to "Gangnam Style" in costume and get .... 
This will all take place during Monday morning assembly on March 30th. 

We hope you can come and experience the fun! 

Thank you so much for all your support in making this year's Jogathon the school's biggest fundraising event in Red Oak's history! 

Red Oak really does win when we work as a team! 


Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 


Pledge Envelopes Due 





Typing Boot Camp starts 

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PFA Meeting 
8:30 am Library

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School Dismissed at 12:15 

Restaurant Night: Sea Casa 
School Dismissed at 12:15 
School Dismissed at 12:15

Whole Foods Community Give Back 
School Dismissed at 12:15
No School 
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Ability Awareness Fair Starts

8:15-12:30: Mrs. Duffy Field Trip

Mrs. Sullivan Field Trip 
Mrs. Gregg Field Trip 

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Jog-a-thon Assembly! 
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No school and start of Spring Break 

Click here for upcoming PFA events. 
Ability Awareness Fair March 23-25 
The Ability Awareness Fair is THIS week!   
We are still in need of many parent volunteers!!
Please sign up to help! The Ability Awareness Fair promotes awareness a nd appreciation of people with differing abilities.  This event can't happen without parent volunteers.  Click here to help: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094da8a82ca7f49-2015 
Important Message About Traffic 
Dear Parents and Staff,

We have been in consultation with the California Highway Patrol and they have agreed to increase patrols near the schools to increase safety and to ensure enforcement of traffic laws.  In Oak Park, which is an unincorporated community in Ventura County, traffic code enforcement is the primary responsibility of the CHP.  Please be aware that fines for violating traffic laws in school zones can be quite steep and some cannot be erased from your driving record by completing traffic school.  

As a reminder, here are some tips to help congestion around the schools and improve safety:

Use the Kanan Shuttle - this service is FREE and subsidized by OPUSD for this purpose.  For more information, schedules, etc. please visit this website:  http://www.kananshuttle.com
Arrive early and allow your child to start school with some playtime on the yard or to catch up with friends before going to class. 
Carpool even for just one day a week.  Every trip counts.  
If you live in the community form a walk or bike to school club, even just one day a week.  When the community was designed, the schools were all placed to be within walking distance of most of the homes.  
Be extra careful to make a complete STOP at all stop signs.
ALWAYS heed the crossing guards.
Remember the speed limit is 25 MPH in school zones and it will be strictly enforced.  
Protecting the safety of our children needs to be our number one priority when driving around the schools.  

Thank You!

Dr. Tony Knight, Superintendent
School Board Meeting March 
Click here to read the notes from the March OPUSD School Board Meeting 
Volunteers Needed at Medea Creek Middle School 
The Medea Creek Middle School PFA is looking for parents who want to volunteer next year at the middle school.  If you are interested in one of these PFA positions please contact Lisa Harris (PFA Parliamentarian) at drlisaharris@yahoo.com  to find out what positions are available. We could really use your help. 
Big Sunday: May 3 
Save the Date! OPUSD's Community Outreach Committee is excited to announce Big Sunday's Day of Giving Event is scheduled on Sunday, May 3, 2015.  Join your friends, family and community members as we Clean-Up our Schools, our Trails and our Community!  More information coming in the near future!
School Cents 
Turn in your receipts when you shop at The Oaks. Red Oak gets points for every dollar spent. You can send in e-receipts by clicking here.  
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(OPUSD, ROES, & ROPFA do not endorse any advertised products or services) 
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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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