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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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    April 13, 2014


    Congratulations To Our Essay Winner!


         Congratulations to Lauren Nicholson for winning 1st                   Place in the Westlake Village Rotary Club Essay       Contest:

    "The 4-Way Test And Me"


    Lauren is a 5th grade student in Mrs. Folendorf's class.


    Way to go!!!


    A Message From Our Principal


    Dear Oak Hills Families-


    Spring break is right around the corner and there is much going on at Oak Hills.  This week will be filled with Earth Week activities focusing on how the food we eat has in important impact on our planet.  There will be many fun ways to celebrate Earth Week, including Walk to School Wednesday.  Our last day before our long-awaited Spring Break, this Thursday, is an early release day.  We will wrap up with our Dance-A-Thon celebration!  Please remember that we will be following the usual Friday early dismissal schedule.  School will be closed on Friday.


    Oak Hills Farmers Market - Monday 3:00 p.m. at the Flagpole!


    On Monday, April 14, in celebration of Earth Week, parents and community members will have the rare opportunity to purchase the freshest organic produce from our Oak Hills garden.  Our students will harvest their celery, lettuce, Brussels sprouts, radishes, kale, and several other specimens during lunch so that they are ready for purchase at the end of the school day.  That will be the freshest farmer's market you will find anywhere!  Quantities are limited.  All the money raised will help support Sustainable Harvest International, which works with families in rural farming communities in Central and South America.


    Smarter Balanced Testing


    As you know, Oak Hills will participate in the administration of the Smarter Balanced Accountability Consortium (SBAC) testing next month.  This new assessment is taking the place of the California Standards Test (CST) that many of you are familiar with.......

    Click here to read Mr Warren's entire message


    Dance - A - Thon!!    April 17th


    Dance-a-thon is down to it's last week to ask for donations.  In Dance-a-thon speak, it's "hip-hop" time! That is, it's time to "hop" to it and get those last minute donors to round out your donation sheet.  

    If your donors choose to pay online please make sure they follow these important instructions: 

    When you click on the link, please make sure you click all the way through to the PayPal account to make your donation.  You have not donated until you receive a PayPal confirmation.


    All donations need to be turned in by the morning of the Dance-a-thon, this Thursday, April 17th. Sadly, just like Dancing with the Stars, even if your name is Yakov Smirnoff, the rules are the rules and there can be no exceptions.   


    For a complete list of prizes, go to: Dance A Thon Prizes


    An easy way to get sponsors from friends and family that are not local is to have them register on line through this link:



    Also, students can manually fill out a sponsor sheet: 

    Dance A Thon Sponsor Sheet 

    Hope to see you on the Black Top April 17th! 


    Health Office News: A Message From Mrs. Meredith


    Spring is here!

    There have been many visits to the health office with stomachaches and headaches.

    Many times these complaints are due to dehydration. 

    Please make sure your child drinks a lot of water and applies sun screen every morning. 

    Also, don't forget to reapply the sun screen in the afternoon before outdoor activities.


    Have a healthy and happy day,


    Your Oak Hills Health Tech.


    Planet Earth Needs Gardeners!


    The Environmental Education and Awareness Committee is in need of 5 adult volunteers to assist with a lunchtime, optional planting activity for students on Wednesday, April 16th. This event will take place during lunch period from about 11:30am-2:00pm and will involve helping students plant seeds into biodegradable peat moss pots.  The students will be able to take the planted seeds home.  If you are able to assist with this activity, please contact Elizabeth Green at greenesquire@yahoo.com.


    Walk To School Wednesday




    International Walk to School Wednesday -
    the event that promotes healthy kids, cuts down on neighborhood traffic & pollution,
    and builds community spirit!

    Wednesday, April 16th 7:45am

    Meet up with some of your favorite teachers & friends for the trek to school!

    Wear your Spirit Wear and meet us here!

    Golden Eagle & Kanan

    Kanan & Holly Tree

    Duck Pond

    Notice: Teachers will be at each spot a few minutes early, but do not leave your child unattended if they've not yet arrived.

    Teachers are not legally responsible for supervising the students. 


    Earth Week Activities




    COIN DRIVE CONTINUES: The Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) coin drive continues until this Thursday at noon. SHI works with families in Central America by teaching them sustainable farming techniques so they can provide for themselves and restore the tropical forests. The class that raises the most money will go on a field trip to see the new IMAX 3D movie "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar," on Monday, May 19th. Click http://www.oakparkusd.org/coindrive for more information about this amazing organization and to share with your children a short film about what they're doing in Belize.

    WALK TO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16TH: Don't miss this opportunity to walk with teachers and friends. Reduce your carbon footprint and get a little exercise!


     GROWN YOUR OWN: On Thursday, kids can plant tomato seeds in a compostable container during lunch and take it home to plant in your home garden! 


    IN-CLASS LESSONS: For Earth Week, teachers will be educating about food and nutrition. We believe children should understand the story of their food: where it comes from, how it was produced, what it means for personal and public health, and how our food choices affect the environment. Be sure to ask them what they've learned! For more resources on the subject, check out the EEAC web resources page at  http://www.oakparkusd.org/earthweek


    USED CLOTHING DONATIONS:  No textiles should go to the landfill. Please place clothing and other textiles in our USAgain Bins - we get double the price for the month of April.  For more info about USAgain click http://www.usagain.com


    GREEN HIPPO DONATIONS: Drop off used ink cartridges and small electronics in a bin located inside the office (for more info about what can be donated click  http://www.greenhippo.com


    Summer Reading Program


    2014 Summer Reading Program

    June 1-August 9

    Hey Kids & Teens!


    Ventura County Libraries urges you to gallop, crawl, slither or fly to join the Summer Reading Program for a summer of fun and prizes.

    Earn prizes for every 5 hours that you read (or are read to) and enter into an end-of-summer grand prize drawing .

     Visit www.vencolibrary.org for dates & times at each library 

    Click Here For The Entire Flyer


    Notes From The April OPUSD Meeting


    At the regular meeting of the Oak Park USD Board of Education held on April 8, the Board heard reports from members, the superintendent, and school site councils.  Students from Medea Creek Middle School, who participated in the Ventura County Science Fair and their teacher, Cindy Ligeti, were recognized with certificates from the Board.  Students on the Oak Park High School varsity boy's basketball team and their coaches Aaron Shaw and Tim Chevalier were recognized for winning the CIF championship and for their exemplary performance and sportsmanship.  Coach Shaw was also recognized for his selection as the L.A. Times Coach of the Year.  Read the full report here...


    Presentations From OPUSD






       The presentation will be about how families and teachers can better understand the early warning signs of Mental Illnesses in children and adolescents. 

                                         Click Here For More Information 


    Big Sunday - 5/18


    Big Sunday



    th Graders!   Want to Get-to-Know the Middle School?????

    Register NOW for Big Sunday and request Medea Middle School as your preferred location and you will:

    • Join Current Friends and Meet Some New Ones!
    • Work Side-By-Side with Teachers, Staff and Your New Principal!  
    • Get A Great Opportunity To Be On-Campus And Get Comfortable With The New Surroundings!

    This is THE FIRST YEAR we have offered this great opportunity, so don't miss out and be one of the first 5th graders on-site.  Make your mark on your new campus and on your future by helping to get your new school ready for your class!  All students must be accompanied by a Parent!Register at www.OakParkUSD.org/BigSunday


    Hey K-4th Graders

    YOUR SCHOOL NEEDS YOU TOO!  Register today to be one of the 400 volunteers expected to help this year.  Don't you want to be a part of this picture....





    We would like to THANK all our business/family sponsors for their generous donations.   We are busy planning projects throughout the Oak Park community and would not be able to complete them without the help of our community sponsors.  Please take a moment and visit their website (click on their names) or place of business. 


    PLATINUM LEVEL ($150+)  


    BeauImage Salon and Day Spa

    Debbie Gates, Troop Real Estate 

    Enhanced Landscape Management Inc. 

    iBroken - iDevice Repair - We Come to Your Home or Office

    Leslie Spero-Schneider LCSW Psychotherapist

    Mathnasium - The Math Learning Center

    Melissa Chan Stone Design

    The Next Step Learning Center  

    Oak Park Veterinary Hospital 

    Soen Audio - Truly Portable, Premium Sound

    Stevenson Fitness


    The Burnison Family

    The Friedman Family

    The Lyle Family

    The Mehta Family

    The Wang Family


    Save The Date


    • 4/14          -   Oak Hills Farmers Market 3pm At The Flagpole        
    • 4/14          -   National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 5pm OVHS
    • 4/16          -   Walk To School Wednesday 7:45am
    • 4/17          -   Dance-A-Thon
    • 4/17          -   Early Dismissal 12:45pm All Grades
    • 4/18-4/28  -   Spring Break!!!
    • 4/29          -   CST Science Test (5th Grade Only)
    • 5/2            -   80's Day - Show Your School Spirit!  
    • 5/5-5/16    -   SBAC Tests For Grades 3-5  
    • 5/18          -   Big Sunday 8am - noon
    • 5/22          -   Open House!
    • 5/30          -   Family Fun Night At OHES - Outdoor Movie Night - FREE!!!


    Quick Links


    Oak Hills Website                  April Lunch Menu 


    April Activity Calendar       Spring Enrichment Packet  


    This Week's Sponsor



     We are very appreciative of the support of all of our sponsors.  Please note that the Oak Park Unified School District or Oak Hills Elementary School do not endorse any advertised products or services.


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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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