Sunday, October 18, 2015

Things continue to roll along and we are already over half way through the month of October.  Even though it was a short week, we packed a lot into the four days of school we had this week.  On Tuesday, everyone smiled and said "Cheese" for the camera for fall picture day. Wednesday, we had many volunteers get trained for the Soaring Readers program. I can't wait for them to get started this week. On Friday, we had several fun events. During the assembly, the green apple from A+ Federal Credit Union came to visit the students to talk to them about opening a savings account.

You can find more information about the program at the A+ Federal Credit union website.

Also on Friday, the 5th graders went on a field trip to HEB to learn about finances and healthy eating. They shopped for food and then went on a picnic to eat the food they purchased.  Here are some pictures from their adventure.

On Saturday, many families joined the festivities at the National Kick Off Event for Marathon Kids. Every student at Oak Hill is encouraged to participate in Marathon Kids. Some of the physical activity they do at school counts toward their mileage, so it is easy to complete at least one marathon over the course of the year. They are encouraged to exercise everyday and complete more than one marathon throughout the year. The goal is to get everyone moving to maintain a healthy lifestyle. See the pictures below to view the fun!

Upcoming this week: Wear Orange to school on Wednesday for National Unity Day. This is our promise to end Bullying. On Friday, we will have the Fall Fun event. You can get more information on this event from the Eagle Eye. This week is also School Bus Driver Appreciation week. If your child rides the bus, be sure to let the bus driver know how much you appreciate them. They can simply say and extra "Thank you" or make a card or picture for the bus driver. We appreciate all they do to keep our students safe. One last reminder that October 30 is dress as your favorite book character, so be thinking about and preparing those costumes now. Looking forward to a great week!