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    Oak Park residents with elementary students in grades K-5 who are new to the Oak Park Unified School District for school year 2014-2015 should plan to register their students during the dates and times listed when you click the title above. This registration is for any resident student in Grades K-5 who does not currently attend a school in the Oak Park UnifiedSchool District. New resident students in Grades 6-12 can register at Medea Creek Middle School and Oak Park High School throughout the spring.

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    August 31, 2014

    No School September 1st


          In Observance of Labor Day there is          no school 

    September 1, 2014

    Important Information From The Office

    There is a new VISITOR BADGE system in place at each school.  When you come on campus to visit your child's classroom, volunteer, or conduct business in a place other than the school office you are required to obtain a temporary visitor badge.  To get a badge you will scan your driver's license and print a badge in the office reception area.  The badge will be dated and good for that day only.  VISITORS ON CAMPUS WITHOUT A BADGE WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE OFFICE TO GET ONE.  Please do not be upset with campus supervisors, teachers, or administrators if they ask you to get a badge.  This is required 100% of the time for all visitors.  Employees have permanent badges they are required to wear.  Driver's license information will be securely maintained for a temporary period of time and then deleted.  If you object to scanning your diver's license then you will not be allowed to visit campus.  The school district takes the safety and security of the students very seriously and has a responsibility to know who is visiting the campus during the school day.  The badge system has been designed to be simple and quick.  We greatly appreciate your cooperation.

    PTA Donations


    If you are having difficulty navigating the MYSCHOOLANYWHERE site in order to make your PTA donation....worry not!  Simply email our directory chair Karen Aguirre at:  dirohes@gmail.com  She will resend you the link to our donation site.

    Thank you again for your generosity.  We couldn't provide our children with these wonderful programs like music, art and computers without your help.

    Join The New Oak Hills Run Club!

    Oak Hills Run Club


    We are excited to announce the launch of the Oak Hills Run Club for students.  Multiple studies have shown that cardio exercise in the morning promotes better mood, concentration, and academic performance.  Harvard Medical School psychiatrist John Ratey, author of the book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, states, "even 10 minutes of exercise changes your brain."


    Starting September 24th, we will meet every Wednesday and Friday morning in the PE field from 7:45-8:15am.  Your child may attend one day or both days. All students are welcome.  When the bell rings, students will be sent to class.   All students that participate will be eligible for prizes (and bragging rights)!  Come join the fun and work your body and brain!   It's free, but please complete sign-up forms which will be sent home or click below for the forms.

    Run Club Good Sportsmanship Form

    Run Club Registration Form

    Run Club Waiver


    For those that are interested, a copy of Spark:The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain is available in the office for check-out.

    Birthday Board Announcement!

    Birthday Board

    Wouldn't it be great to see your child's picture displayed prominently outside the front office with a beautiful, creative, personal design for his or her birthday?



    How about if this special treat only cost $5?


    Not artistic?  No worries!  Our lovely and super talented birthday board chair has got you covered.  She will design one for you!


    Forms are available in the front office.  If you have any questions you may email Krista (birthday board is my life) Laughton at:

    Bake Sale :-)

    Bake Sale

    Calling all Oak Hills bakers!  Our Annual Back-To-School Picnic is coming up September, 26th and we'd love to offer some tasty treats and scrumptious sweets for all to enjoy.  If you're craving to put those Pinterest recipes to use, please contact:

    Dara Brewer at brewcrewsix@yahoo.com 


    Music! Music! Music!

    I love music
    Hi everyone! Mr. Waldman is busy making up the schedules for band and chorus this year. 

    Sign up flyers should be ready by next week. Don't miss

    Watch this newsletter for more information next week!

    Special Education Advisory Committee


    Mark your Calendars

    Friday, September 12, 2014, 9:30am

    District Office-Conference Room

    5801 E. Conifer Street 

    General Committee Meeting

    Open to the public - everyone is welcome

    For more information contact: 

    Connie Risley, SEAC President,  rcarmail-cpr@yahoo.com

    Darla Christensen, SEAC Publicity and Outreach, darlachristensen@hotmail.com 

    A Message From Our School Counselor

    Click on the attachments below for some very useful articles.

    Deborah King

    Elementary School Counselor


    Homework Questions and Answers

    Five ways parents can improve their children's listening skills

    Don't let your child miss out on learning!

    September Activity Calendar

    Advertising Opportunities 

    Calling all Business Owners

    Help support Oak Hills and get some great advertising for your business!  Please contact Katina Snyder at: katinasnyder@gmail.com

    Save The Date


    • 9/1             -   Labor Day Holiday - No School
    • 9/10           -   Picture Day
    • 9/15-16      -   Music Van Assembly
    • 9/18           -   Back To School Night 5:45pm
    • 9/25           -   Local Holiday - No School
    • 9/26           -   1st PTA General Meeting - Please Join Us! 8:30am-10am
    • 9/26           -   Back To School Picnic 5:30-7:30pm

    Quick Links


     Oak Hills Website                       2014-2015 Bell Schedule    

    September Lunch Menu              Oak Hills Spirit Wear 





    August 19, 2014

    Welcome Back, Oak Hills Families!


    It's that time of year again when we all take the last breaths of summer into our lungs and then exhale...readying ourselves for the new school year ahead.

    Personally, I always find the best cure for the end of summer blues is to be at registration! The streams of paperwork, the barrage of information and, of course, the inevitable class placement followed by your child's declaration of trepidation and angst. Who needs flip flops and s'mores when you can have all that?! Sign me up! 


    A few reminders...




    Last Names beginning with M-Z: 8:30-11:00am

    Last Names beginning with A-L: 12:00-2:30pm




    DK and Kindergarten students: 8:30-10:00

    New Students 1st -5th: 10:00-11:00am *

    Orientation 1st -5th grades only: 11:00-12:00




    *also open for any students that missed their assigned time on august 21st.



    One last thing...

    Thank you once again for your continued cooperation and understanding through this registration period. Many dedicated, amazing PTA members have worked non-stop over the summer, volunteering their personal time, to ensure a smoothe, more efficiently run, registration event and school year for everyone at Oak Hills. I assure you this is not the norm at other schools. I ask for your patience and consideration when the unavoidable hiccup, misstep or long line occurs.




    Thank you!


    Oak Hills Love,


    Irene Lyle

    OHES PTA president



    Save The Date


    • 8/21-8/22   -   Registration
    • 8/26           -   DK and Kindergarten Orientation 2pm - 3pm
    • 8/27           -   First Day Of School 
    • 8/29           -   Kindergarten Dismissal 12:15, Grades 1-5 Dismissal 12:45
    • 9/1             -   Labor Day Holiday
    • 9/10           -   Picture Day
    • 9/15-16      -   Music Van Assembly
    • 9/18           -   Back To School Night 5:45pm
    • 9/26           -   1st PTA General Meeting - Please Join Us! 8:30am-10am
    • 9/26           -   Back To School Picnic 5:30-8pm

    Quick Links


     Oak Hills Website        2014-2015 Bell Schedule    

     August Lunch Menu   September Lunch Menu





    August 17, 2014

    A Message From Our Principal


    Happy Final Weeks of Summer! -

    It is hard to believe that our summer break is drawing to a close.  I hope that you and your children have had a great summer with plenty of time to get out and play.  Our staff has been out playing too, but we are now busy getting ready for another great school year!


    Our amazing lead custodian, Mr. Brian, our afternoon custodian, Mr. Arturo, and our small but mighty maintenance crew have been hard a work this summer.  The campus is almost ready for opening day.  We are installing a new playground area for the Preschool and our new Discovery Kindergarten program.  A new fence will be installed in the next few days separating this area from the soccer field, and additional work will be phased in as time and funds allow.  All new network cabling will be up and running by the beginning of school.  We are on schedule to switch over to the new wireless system the day before school starts.  We have installed 120 security cameras across the district and several are on our campus.  These will protect our property from vandalism while we are not here, and provide increased safety in the event of an emergency.  We will also have a new phone system that will be much more user friendly and reliable.  We expect this to be up and running early in the school year.


    This year we will welcome four new members to our teaching team.  You have already heard about our new Discovery Kindergarten program, and this class will be taught by Barbara McPhillips.  Barbara comes to us from Red Oak Elementary, and has experience teaching K and DK, as well as working in our preschool. Over the summer she has been busy completely renovating and outfitting Room 24 for this new class, and it is going to be a beautiful space for this exciting program.

    We are also excited to welcome Katelyn Loe to our fifth grade team.  Ms. Loe taught fifth grade at Sycamore Elementary, in neighboring CVUSD, and comes highly recommended by her colleagues.  When I spoke with her previous principal, he described her as one of the best he's ever seen.  During her demonstration lesson, we were particularly impressed with her ability to inspire critical thinking and differentiate instruction, and most of all her ability to connect with her students.  With these skills and attributes, Ms. Loe will fit right in with our amazing fifth grade team.

    We are excited to welcome Amanda Berg to our third grade team this year.  Ms. Berg received her Bachelor's degree and teaching credentials at California Lutheran University.  During her graduate studies she taught in Moorpark Unified School District.  Upon completing her credential, Ms. Berg decided to go teach in Kampala, Uganda, where she worked with children who had been abandoned and lived on the streets.  She taught children of various ages at a primary school.  After completing her time of service in Uganda, she returned to Ventura County and worked at Somis School as their reading specialist.  Her previous superintendent noted that her students were "highly engaged and active participants in their learning".

    We are excited to welcome Kristin Chobanian back to her Oak Hills roots.  She will be joining our 4th grade team and is no stranger to our 4th grade pod.  This is where her teaching career began 20 years ago when she student taught 4th grade. Mrs. Chobanian says she knew right then and there that she was meant to teach and loved the 4th grade curriculum.  For the next seven years, she taught 1st and 4th grade at Red Oak Elementary, where she earned our District's Apple Award recognition in 1999-2000.  After taking time off to start her family, Mrs. Chobanian worked as Reading Specialist in the Conejo Valley School District where she enjoyed the challenge of helping students develop their reading skills, and also returned to Oak Park to teach art at Brookside Elementary.  Her husband also began his teaching career at Oak Hills and taught 5th grade with Ms. Melville for three years.  He now teaches film and broadcast journalism Oaks Christian School.  They have three children; 7, 9 and 11 years old and a puppy named Dodger (...and yes, they are BIG fans).

    Finally, I want to thank Mrs. Follendrof, Ms. Melville, Mrs. Reints, Mrs. Arnold, Mrs. Mendivil and Mrs. Novak for all the time and effort they contributed to help us find the best of the best.  Finding the right people to join our school team is one of the most critical things we do.  Please join me in welcoming these outstanding educators to our Oak Hills Family.


    Monday evening, August 18th, we will hold our Ice Cream Social to welcome new families.  This informal get together is an important opportunity to help new students and their families get to know each other and connect with some of our existing families.  Thursday, August 21st and Friday, August 22nd, will be student registration.  Returning students will come in on Thursday and new students will attend on Friday.  Be sure to follow the instructions on our website:

    On Friday, we will also give our new students an orientation and tour, led by a group of our Student Ambassadors.  In addition to learning their way around the campus, these new students will meet some familiar faces who will help them feel comfortable during the potentially difficult first few days in their new school.  On Tuesday, August 26th at 2:00 p.m., we will have an orientation just for Kindergarten and Discovery Kindergarten students and their families.

    If you are on the campus during the opening days of school and see an unfamiliar face, please provide a friendly 'hello' and a smile.  Your children often follow your lead and it is important as parents to show our new families that we welcome them to their new Oak Hills Family.  We want Oak Hills to be a place where families feel connected and where all children can thrive.

    That is all for now.  As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  See you soon!

    Mr. Warren  



    Save The Date


    • 8/18           -   New Families and DK/Kindergarten Ice Cream Social 6:30-7:30
    • 8/21-8/22   -   Registration
    • 8/26           -   DK and Kindergarten Orientation 2pm - 3pm
    • 8/27           -   First Day Of School 
    • 8/29           -   Kindergarten Dismissal 12:15, Grades 1-5 Dismissal 12:45
    • 9/1             -   Labor Day Holiday
    • 9/10           -   Picture Day
    • 9/15-16      -   Music Van Assembly
    • 9/18           -   Back To School Night 5:45pm
    • 9/26           -   1st PTA General Meeting - Please Join Us! 8:30am-10am
    • 9/26           -   Back To School Picnic 5:30-8pm

    Quick Links

     Oak Hills Website        2014-2015 Bell Schedule

     August Lunch Menu   September Lunch Menu


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  • Kindergarten and New Student Enrollment is Coming…

    Thursday February 6, 2014 & Friday February 7, 2014

    1:30 PM – 3:30 PM


    These enrollment dates are for Oak Park residents ONLY.

    You must live in the 91377 zip code to enroll.





    Proof of Age:

    ·                     Original Birth Certificate (for verification)

    ·                     Copy of Birth Certificate (for our records)

    ·                     Passport (if birth certificate is not available)


    Immunization Record:

    ·                     Copy of Current Immunization Records

    ·                     Dental Examination if student is entering kindergarten

    ·                      1st Grade Health Exam if child is entering the first grade

    ·                     Copy of Last Report Card if student is in grade 1 - 5

    ·                     IEP if student is on an Individualization EducationPlan


    Proof of Residency: (at least two from the following list)

    ·                     Title, Escrow papers, Lease or Rental Agreement

    ·                     Utility bill other than phone, i.e. Water bill, Gas bill, Electricity or Rubbish

    ·                     CA Driver’s License or Auto Insurance Bill with Name and Address


    If you have any questions, please call our office 818-707-4224. 

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