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April 23, 2023


Dear White Oak Families, 


We hope you had fun at the Spring Carnival! It was great to see so many families at school and celebrate as a White Oak community. (And the weather was perfect!)


An event like this requires a lot of time to plan and organize. We want to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of the many generous parent volunteers including Chelsea Lawrence, Maura Lever, Heather Arvay, Amanda Melnikov, Megan Tajili, Amanda McCleary, Qian Chen and Jen Cousins. The Spring Carnival happened because they donated their time & energy. We are very grateful for all their support!


Quick Notes/Reminders:

  • Lunch Menu for Thursday, 4/27 is Manager's Choice: Mozzarella cheese sticks, Orange chicken rice bowl, Mixed vegetables, Potato tots & Apple juice.

  • The deadline to order your 2022-2023 yearbook is Friday! Details below to place your order.




WOES Online Auction and Spring Carnival 


All Online and Silent Auction Winners have been invoiced. Raffle winners will receive notice from the PTA or teachers, if it is a teacher experience.


Thank you to all who joined us for the WOES Spring Carnival! A huge shout out to all of our volunteers for helping to make this event a success! 


The Face Painting station with Ms. Yates raised $1,062.00 which will be donated to Freedom Ride Rescue



Spirit Night  - Save the Date!

Stay tuned for more information on our next Spirit Night in May at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream on May 16th



WCPSS Family Survey


The district family survey is available until May 12. Click on the link below to share feedback about your child’s school experience. 

We currently have 10 responses! Thank you for participating.


Take the Survey Now




EOG Testing Remediation & Readministration Program


Students in grades 3-5 will take the EOG state tests at the end of this school year. Should your child meet the criteria for our EOG Remediation and Readministration program, your child will receive an invitation when the testing window closes for our school on Friday, June 2. For your planning purposes, the program dates for the end of the school year are: June 12-13. Transportation and lunch will be available. 



Stories from the Specialists


Field Day

This year we are having Field Day for two days to accommodate our full school! K-2 will have Field Day on Wednesday, June 7th. Grades 3-5 will have Field Day on Thursday, June 8th. Please click the sign up if you would like to volunteer to be the leader of a station. You will stay at that station for the entire time to guide the classes through the activity. We appreciate your help!


Only a few volunteer spots left! Field Day Volunteer Sign-Up



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: CREATIVITY


Addt'l PTA News & Updates


Order Your 2022-2023 Yearbook - ENDS FRIDAY!


Check this information to place your order

  • $30 for hardcover and $25 for softcover. (Name & Portrait on Cover - Add $6) 
  • Online Code: YB26565
  • Deadline to order is April 28


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


May 8 - 12

Teacher Appreciation Week!

Tuesday, May 9

Early Release @1:45

Friday, May 12

Interim Reports Sent Home

Monday, May 29

NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 31

EOG Reading (3rd-5th)

Thursday, June 1

EOG Math (3rd-5th)

Friday, June 2

EOG Science (5th grade)





THANK YOU for all of your support! 


Robin Swaim, Principal

Kevin Boynton, Assistant Principal 

& all of the Explorer Staff 


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