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Red Oak Weekly Rattler

November 24, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving
The Red Oak PFA wishes all our families a Happy Thanksgiving! 

Friendly Reminder: School Cents is giving 1000 bonus points per shopper at Moonlight Madness at 12:00 am on Thursday at The Oaks.  Some Red Oak moms will be meeting for a quick cup of coffee at the Starbucks inside The Oaks before they head out for shopping. See you there! 

Also don't forget to check out Red Oak's Holiday Shopping Guide. 
Principal Jon Duim's November Message

Parent-Teacher Conferences are now over. Many parents enjoy the opportunity to sit down, hear about their child's progress and talk about their child. Teachers like the chance to talk to parents so that they can get a better idea about student needs. The communication between parties is important to keep everyone informed. Keeping this flow of information going is important to help monitor student academic progress and behavior. We are all in this together as individuals and as a community.  While the half school days off in a month that already has many holidays seems like too much time away from the classroom, the time that was taken for these conferences are valuable to the success of our students.


Our teachers send home almost all of the tests that they give our students so that the students will know what they missed and to keep parents better informed about how their child is doing. Teachers would like to give most of the same tests to their students each year. Creating new effective tests is many times a long arduous process. Recently, some teachers have become aware that some of their tests are being shared among students and parents.  Student tests that come home should be kept confidential and not shared outside the family.   No one wins when someone is given an unfair advantage on a test. Thank you for helping us to maintain accurate measurements of student learning.


Dr. Jon Duim

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Click here for upcoming PFA events. 
Restaurant Night: Fresh Brothers
Wed. Dec. 3 11:00 am - 9:00 pm 
Red Oak get a slice of the pie when you order or dine in at Fresh Brothers on Dec. 3. Please bring this flyer or mention it when you order.
Fresh Brothers
180 Promenade Way, Westlake Village, CA 91362
Holiday Boutique
Red Oak Annual Holiday Boutique is on Thursday Dec. 4. This is a great way to get holiday gifts for teachers, family and kids while earning money for Red Oak. Click here for the flyer.

Odyssey of the Mind
The Odyssey of the Mind teaches students to learn creative problem-solving methods while having fun in the process. For more than twenty-five years, this unique program has helped teachers generate excitement in their students. By tapping into creativity, and through encouraging imaginative paths to problem-solving, students learn skills that will provide them with the ability to solve problems - great and small - for a lifetime.  Odyssey of the Mind is open to students in grades 3-8. 
Please visit the Friends of Oak Park Schools Website for more information.
Zen Garden Supports Red Oak
Earn Money For Red Oak at Zen Garden
Zen Garden is generously donating 10% back to Red Oak every time we eat there throughout the year.  Just mention Red Oak Elementary. Click here for the flyer.
Zen Gardens
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
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