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Oakdale Roadrunner Dash- March 14, 2021

March 14, 2021

Calendar of Events

  • March 14 Daylight Savings
  • March 18  Virtual Career Day
  • March 23 
    Spring Picture Day
  • April 5-9  Spring Break

Hello Oakdale Families & Friends,

This has been a great week to be a Roadrunner, with the beginning to Term 3. Thank you to everyone for helping students returning to in-person learning make a smooth transition.  Online students, please note online learning kits are available now; please stop by the main for your kit.   

This month our CEO trait of the month is Grit.   Grit is a student’s ability to “stick with it.”  Our students at Oakdale have shown Grit in so many ways through learning new tasks, trying something they’ve never done before, and continually trying to do their best.  I am constantly amazed at what they accomplish each and every day.    Would you like to continue having discussions on grit at home? Encourage your student to replace statements such as “I can’t” or “this is too hard” with “I will keep trying” or “I won’t give up yet.” 

“Grit is passion, perseverance for very long-term goals, stamina,” Angela Duckworth.


Deidre Walbeck


Important things to know

Measure your Mood, Improve your Wellness – Free Emotional Wellness Screening for students ages 10-18.  Do you have worries about your child’s social and emotional wellness? Mental health screenings can be as important as physical check-ups, and in Canyons District, there are resources to help. On Monday, March 15, at Mount Jordan Middle School, Canyons’ social and emotional learning team is sponsoring free in-person and virtual wellness screenings and consultations for students ages 10-18. The meetings are for 30 minutes and are scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. by appointment only. Space is limited. Upon registering, families will be asked to complete a screening tool. During the consultations, licensed professionals will discuss available community resources to meet the needs of your child. Please see this registration link and the flyer below for more details.

Lost and Found

Outside our office, we have a coat rack for Coats, Jackets, Hats, Scarves, and Gloves that have lost their owners.  If you’re looking for missing items, check the lost of found.  

5th Grade Maturation

While growing up can be hard, talking about it needn’t be.  To help families rock “the talk” — even in this pandemic year — Canyons School District is offering its popular maturation program online.

From Wednesday, Feb. 24 through July 31, fifth-grade students and their parents will be able to access the program online at no charge through a password-protected link. The presentations are conducted by professional speaker Carrie Ann Kemp who has been educating and entertaining young audiences, and their parents, for 20 years.

Through a time-limited license, fifth-grade families will access the programs for boys and girls through a password-protected link. The program aims to provide consistent, sensitive, and approved instruction districtwide. Versions are available in English and Spanish.

Detailed instructions for accessing the courses have been emailed to all fifth-grade parents and guardians.

Families with questions are encouraged to reach out to the Main Office.


Oakdale Roadrunner Dash- Feb 14, 2021

February 14, 2021

Calendar of Events

  • Feb 10-19 Parent/Teacher Conferences sign up window opens
  • Feb 19 School Permit Window Closes
  • Feb 24 & 25
    Parent-Teacher Conferences – will be held Virtually as in the Fall

  • Feb 25 Early Out 1:40

  • Feb 26 No Student Day (Compensatory Day)

  • Jan 5 – March 5  Teacher of the Year Nomination Window

Hello Oakdale Families & Friends,

I hope you all have had a lovely weekend. We’re in the process of preparing for our Parent-Teacher Conference, the window is open Feb. 10-19.  Conferences will be held virtually, similar to our fall conference.  If you need help registering for a time please contact the office or see the instructions below.  Please note Thursday, Feb. 25 will be an early out day with school ending at 1:40 PM with conferences starting at 2:00 PM

Join us for a  PTA fundraiser at MOD Pizza Thursday, February 18 from 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM.

Stop by to enjoy some great pizza with a portion of the proceeds going to Oakdale.  You may also order online, please use promo code: GR1778180.  Please see the flyer below along with a flyer being sent home with your students.   


Deidre Walbeck


Important things to know

PTA Board Nominations for next year are happening now!! There are several council positions available, including Secretary, Communications VP, Creative Director, Membership Chair. 

If you or know someone who may be interested and willing to lend talents in this fabulous organization, please send your information to the current PTA President, Cami Perucca, to 


Lost and Found

Outside our office, we have a coat rack for Coats, Jackets, Hats, Scarves, and Gloves that have lost their owners.  If you’re looking for missing items, check the lost of found.  


Digital Citizenship 

 WHAT IS DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP? Digital media and technology are evolving at a rapid pace, bringing with it amazing opportunities and real risks for our children. On the positive side, young people use the Internet and mobile technologies to create, connect, explore and learn in ways never before imagined. Challenges from harmful behaviors, cyberbullying to digital cheating are surfacing in schools and homes across the country. Young people face ethical challenges daily without a roadmap to guide them. To combat this, conversations about digital practices need to begin in the home. To help with this, each month, we will provide resources to begin having these conversations with your children at home. 

Watch this video as a family:



Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Up

It is that time of year again! Please make sure to pick a time slot for Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences. The window to sign-up is from February 10-19, 2021. Below are the directions on how to schedule an appointment:

Login to your Skyward Family Access

If you have more than 1 student in Canyons School District Schools, choose All Students


  • Only one appointment can be scheduled per teacher per student.
  • If guardians maintain separate households, they must log in separately to schedule individual conference times for their student.
  • If you have more than one student, the system will allow you to schedule them at the same time with two different teachers; however, a warning will appear because this will double book you.
  1. On the left side click the Conferences tab
  2. Click  All Conferences next to the student’s name you wish to schedule a conference for
  3. Choose the time you want and click Select next to that time (Status for that time slot must be open or select option will not appear)
  4. A window appears showing the appointment information, Click Save
  5. You will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive a reminder email five days before and two days before your scheduled appointment.


4th Grade University of Learning
4th grade students have an opportunity to earn different university degrees through learning beyond the school day.   Students learn many different things based on their interests and their family traditions. Some students research animals, some go to cultural events, research science theories, and much more. 

One of our 4th-grade students has begun his final phase with his Doctorate degree.   

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