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March 12, 2023


Dear White Oak Families, 


Happy Spring Forward! 


We are excited about our Canned Food Drive this week. Ranger Danger & Ms. Swaim included this announcement for students in their video last week. Read below for more details. 


Quick Notes/Reminders:

  • Tuesday, March 14 is Spring Picture Day. Class pictures will be taken. The Spring Individual program is a speculative program.  Each student present will receive a package to view the image. Families will have the option to purchase the whole package, purchase sheet(s) and return the remaining sheets to the school or return the whole package.



Food Drive & School Spirit Days


Monday March 13th - Friday March 17th - Canned Food Drive 🥫

Let's ShamROCK our Canned Food Drive by filling up our pots of gold. During morning arrival, student leaders will be standing in the carpool hallway entrance collecting cans. When Explorers donate, they will write their name on a shamrock and tape it to the windows. 


Thursday, March 16th - Find your Gold at the end of the RAINBOW DAY

(each grade level dresses in a different color)

    • Pre-K/ECS: White
    • Kindergarten: Red
    • 1st: Orange
    • 2nd: Yellow
    • 3rd: Green
    • 4th: Blue
    • 5th: Purple
    • Specialists/Admin/Front Office/Instructional Support: Pink


Friday, March 17th – Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day!

Make everyone green with envy of your best St. Patty’s Day gear! Wear green clothes, green shoes, green socks, shamrock headbands, anything you have to show your St. Patrick’s Day spirit!



Positivity Project - Character Strength of the Week


The Positivity Project (P2) is a character education program (funded by our PTA) and dedicated to empowering America's youth to build positive relationships by seeing the good in themselves and others. We hope you enjoy using the character strengths vocabulary and have meaningful conversations at home that support your child's learning here at school.





Middle School Information


Mills Park Middle School





PTA News & Updates


Spirit Night  

Save the date for our next Spirit Night at Panera Bread @Parkside! 

March 21, 2023 4:00 - 8:00pm. Additional details coming soon! 


Save the Date: WOES PTA Spring Carnival

Mark your calendars for this fun event that will take place on April 20, 2023! 

More details are coming soon.  


WOES PTA Website

Stay in the know: Visit the WOES PTA website to learn more about Spirit Wear, PTA events, and more!



Spirit Wear

Purchase your Spirit Wear and show your WOES spirit! 






Classroom Updates


Please make sure you check your child's class newsletter sent each week on Friday: 


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade




Upcoming Dates


WCPSS Calendar


Tuesday, March 14

Class Pictures

Thursday, March 23

Science Fair 

5th Grade Unity Raps

Friday, March 24

Early Release @1:45

Thursday, March 30

End of 3rd Quarter

Friday, March 31


Teacher Workday

April 3-7


Spring Break!





THANK YOU for all of your support! 


Robin Swaim, Principal

Kevin Boynton, Assistant Principal 

& all of the Explorer Staff 


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