On behalf of our community of students, parents and staff we welcome you back to another great year at Red Oak Elementary School. This year promises to be one full of exciting, engaging and productive events that we learn from, but that we also have fun doing.  Whenever possible, we like to include the whole family in our activities because Red Oak is not just a school, but a community.  This is a community that works together for the benefit of our students.  Each year we renew our commitment to providing a high quality educational experience in a safe nurturing environment for all of our kids.
Red Oak has a history of high academic achievement.  We have recently been awarded the honor of being named as a California Gold Ribbon School. Many of the educational successes of our students are directly tied to the strong cooperative effort forged between school and home.  We invite you to become actively involved in your child’s education.  There are many ways to participate such as supporting the Parent Faculty Association (PFA), volunteering in the classroom, attending school study trips, helping out at special events or being a library book reader. 
We consider our parents to be our educational partners.  Should you wish to contact us with comments, suggestions, compliments or concerns, please don’t hesitate.  You can contact me at (818) 707-7972 or by email jduim@opusd.org or visit the Oak Park Unified School District website for more information.
Dr. Jon Duim  
 Gold Ribbon Green Ribbon  /california Distinguished School

PFA Announcements

The Red Oak PFA is excited to bring the 1st Annual Party Book to Red Oak. Click on Party Book Fundraiser under the Parents Tab. The fun kicks off at Family Fun Night on Oct. 28.  Come enjoy a fun night with your family at the Red Oak's Halloween Hullabaloo! Games, Crafts, Food, Fun! 
There are two ways to subscribe - 
don't miss an issue! 
In an effort to conserve paper, the Weekly Rattler is only distributed via email. 
1) The Rattler is emailed to all addresses provided to the PFA.  If you are not already receiving the Rattler via email, click here to be added to the distribution list.
2) Text "REDOAK" to 22828 to subscribe to the Weekly Rattler Newsletter.
To Register or Donate to the Red Oak Parent Faculty Association: Click Here 

News You Can Use . . .

Have you seen the online directory?
Things you can do:
- Sign up to volunteer
- Donate to the PFA
- Look up friends! 

School Supplies

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    Each year all students need to be restocked with a variety of individual school supplies as well as shared classroom supplies that are not provided by our school district. In order to provide the high quality of education that we have all come to expect here at Red Oak Elementary, we need you to do your part in fully participating in this program.  Please read the following carefully.

    Our Teachers and School Administrators work very hard to determine in advance what the needs at each grade level will be for the entire school year.  In order to best meet these needs and to help you understand your responsibility in meeting these needs, the program has been divided into two parts.  It is important that you contribute to both parts for each of your students attending Red Oak.

     1. Individual Consumable Supplies - If you haven't already pre-ordered your Back to School supplies from 1st Day School Supplies.

    Please purchase your supplies such as pencils, crayons and markers.  Scroll down to see a complete list for your grade level.  These supplies are to be delivered to your student’s classroom in a bag/container marked with your student’s name on the first day of school.  Do not mark the individual items.  Please note that our teachers are very experienced in which brands are the most effective- do not make substitutions.  All students will be expected to provide these supplies if you haven't already pre-ordered from 1st Day School Supplies.  In additions, we ask that you donate for Shared Classroom Supplies. See below for details.

    2. Shared Classroom Supplies - $50 Donation - Click Here to Donate

    Some examples your $50 Contribution would pay for:

     General Shared Classroom Supplies 

    • Copy Paper
    • Quart Baggies
    • Ink for Printers
    • Gallon Baggies
    • Liquid Hand Soap
    • Sandwich Baggies
    • Hand Sanitizer (7 oz. or larger)
    • Paper Towel Roll
    • "Green" Antibacterial Wipes
    • Facial Tissues Baby Wipes
    • Home School Folders
    • Assorted Poster Board
    • White Cardstock
    • Primary Composition Book
    • Three Prong and Pocket Folders
    • File Folders Labels
    • Foam Boards
    • Student Assignment Planners
    • Colored Cardstock

    Most of these items are less expensive when purchased in bulk.  Some are difficult to transport and some are too difficult to equitably request from each parent. Also, storage space in the classroom is limited and it is difficult and time consuming to collect and store a year’s worth of supplies during the first days of school.  Your $50 contribution will allow the school to purchase these items in the most efficient way and deliver the items to the classrooms on an as needed basis. You can pay online at the ROES PFA website.


    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.

    • Please bring all supplies to the classroom on the first day of school in bag(s) labeled with your child’s name for accurate inventory purposes. Do not label the individual items.
    • Our teachers are very experienced with what types, quantities and brands of products work best within their classrooms.  
    • Please do not substitute items. Your teacher may request additional items and/or donations once school has started.  






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