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!
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.
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
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
- Family Letter for the week of April 24-28: Creativity - The password for each P2 for Families page is simply: P2
- White Oak P2 Calendar 2022-23
Addt'l PTA News & Updates
Order Your 2022-2023 Yearbook - ENDS FRIDAY!
- $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! https://woespta.membershiptoolkit.com/home
Purchase your Spirit Wear and show your WOES spirit!
Please make sure you check your child's class newsletter sent each week on Friday:
|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