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March 26, 2023


Dear White Oak Families, 


Thank you to all that came out for our Science Fair & 5th Grade Performance on Thursday. The variety of student inquiry, ownership and creativity was memorable and we appreciate all the support from families to help make these projects possible. A special acknowledgement to Mrs. Overton for helping to organize the event and communicate with all of you throughout the process. 


Moving forward, tt's hard to believe that it is nearly April! This week is the end of the third quarter and our last days before Spring Break. There is No School on Friday due to the Teacher Workday. Students return to school on Monday, April 10, after Spring Break.


Make sure you check out the Spring Carnival details below. We had so much last year and we are looking forward to it again!


Quick Notes/Reminders:

  • The lunch menu on Thursday, 3/30 is Manager's Choice: Chicken Sandwich or Veggie Burger, Baby Carrots, Roasted potatoes with herbs and fresh apple slices.



What Are Your Plans for Next School Year?


Returning to White Oak? Moving?

We have begun preparing for next school year and it helps us to know the plans of each family.

Please complete this SHORT SURVEY by Sunday, April 9th. 



WOES SPRING CARNIVAL - Thursday, April 20 - 5-8pm







Join us for The WOES Spring Carnival!  Come and enjoy carnival games, inflatables, music, face painting, raffles and a WOES staff dunk tank! The in-person silent auction will be extra special this year with one-of-a-kind teacher experiences! 

Admission bands are $10 per person (ages 3 and older) or $30 per family (up to six family members).

Purchase tickets to pay for activities, snacks, beverages, and raffle entries. 

*  $20 - Pack of 15 tickets

*  $40 - Pack of 30 tickets

*  $60 - Pack of 50 tickets

*  $75 - Pack of 100 tickets


Tickets values:

Raffle: 1 ticket per entry 

Carnival Games: 1 ticket

Concessions: 1-2 tickets

Face Paint: 5 tickets

Fairy Hair: 5 tickets 

Dunk Booth: 10 tickets  



Please Note: Pre-sale pricing ends on Wednesday, April 12, so that online purchases can be sent home to students on April 17th! (Admission and tickets will be available at the event gate at an increased amount).





At this year's Spring Carnival, food trucks will be available! They will accept cash, credit or debit (please note: Food trucks will NOT be able to accept carnival tickets as payment).

More information coming soon! 



Parking for the carnival is limited! In addition to the White Oak parking lot, parking is also available at the church across the street and elsewhere. See this helpful map for more details!



The Spring Carnival will be held rain or shine! (no refunds available)



5th Grade News


Save the Date! 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony: Wednesday, June 7 - 6-7pm at Green Level High School Auditorium


5th grade students have the opportunity to order a special Spirit Wear T-shirt for the event here:



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.


This Week's Character Strength: TEAMWORK


Addt'l PTA News & Updates


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


Thursday, March 30

End of 3rd Quarter

Friday, March 31


Teacher Workday

April 3-7


Spring Break!

Thursday, April 20

Spring Carnival 5-8pm

Report Cards Go Home

Friday, April 21


Teacher Workday

May 1 - 5

Teacher Appreciation Week!





THANK YOU for all of your support! 


Robin Swaim, Principal

Kevin Boynton, Assistant Principal 

& all of the Explorer Staff 


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