Oakdale Roadrunner Dash- May 9, 2021

May 9, 2021

Calendar of Events

  • May 13 SCC – School Community Council   needed volunteers.

    May 18, 19: 5th Grade Graduation-Recording (see Roadrunner Dash for Video presentation)

    May 19 3rd Olympics –  Volunteers needed – Teachers will coordinate needed volunteers.

    May 20 Last day of Kindergarten – Students will come back last week for KEEP Assessment.   

    May 20 Beach/Luau Theme Day in the cafeteria. 

    May 25 4th Grade Mountain Man Rendezvous-Volunteers needed – Teachers will coordinate needed volunteers.

    May 26 Oakdale Field Day – PTA Sponsored

    May 24-26 Kindergarten KEEP Assessment

    May 27 End of School – early out

  • May 18 4th Olympics – Volunteers needed – Teachers will coordinate 

Hello Oakdale Families & Friends,

Our students have done such a great job this week with Accadience and RISE assessment.  As we prepare for the end of the school year, over the next few weeks, we’ll begin sharing important pieces of information as we close out the year.

  • Field Day on May 26 – PTA sponsored.   Our online friends are welcome to join the rotations at 2:00, with parents as chaperones.
    • 9:00 – 3rd Grade
    • 10:00 – 4th Grade
    • 11:00 – 5th Grade
    • 1:00 – 1st Grade
    • 2:00 – 2nd Grade/Online
  • Thursday, May 27 – School will be out at 12:45PM.  Lunch will not be served.
  • Report cards will be mailed home.
  • Mid-July – RISE scores will be posted in the Skyward Parent Portal.

Have a fantastic week.

Deidre Walbeck

Principal

Important things to know

CEO Character Trait

This month, we are learning about mindfulness.  Although mindfulness has been getting a lot of attention in recent years, it is actually an ancient technique for promoting happiness.  It has been defined in several ways, but I like to call it “being in the moment”. If you are being mindful, you are paying full attention to something. You are slowing down to really notice what you’re doing and even how your body is feeling as you are doing it. When you’re mindful, you’re taking your time. You’re focusing in a relaxed and easy way. I’ve heard it said that you are not being mindful when you are lost in thought or when your mind is wandering.  The wrong kind of mind wandering, such as focusing on negative thoughts or fixating on the past, can be linked to anxiety and depression.

According to Hilary Marusak, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Wayne State University, “Mindfulness and meditation may be especially beneficial for children and teens because these skills may strengthen brain circuits that control the ability to focus and concentrate and to regulate emotions, which are maturing during this time.” 

There are some great ways to practice mindfulness with your kids.  One of my favorites is sharing a 3-breath hug.  To do this, hug your child, taking three deep breaths together.  Make them deliberate and synchronized.  Drop your shoulders and relax any tight muscles. Feel the tension leave.  You can use this when you say goodbye in the morning or when someone just needs a calming hug!

Mindy Ross, Counselor Oakdale Elementary

 

May Digital Citizenship: 

 Technology has played a very big role in our school lives this year, but now that the weather is warmer and school will be ending soon, it’s time to start talking about balancing technology use in our lives. Media balance is making healthy media choices, using media in a way that feels healthy and in balance with other life activities. Here are a few tips to revisit this month: 

  1. Remember the Golden Rule
  2. Keep Private Information Private
  3. Think About The Future
  4. Be Mindful of Your Digital Footprint
  5. Be Yourself

 Ms. Bailey, 1st Grade Teacher, Digital Citizen Lead

Oakdale Roadrunner Dash- March 20, 2021

March 21, 2021

Calendar of Events

  • April 5-9  Spring Break

Hello Oakdale Families & Friends,

Thank you to those parents who helped to make our first virtual career day a huge success.   Students had an opportunity to learn about Chemistry, healthcare management law, Olympics development, engineering, and community advocacy.   

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.  We are 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

Principal

Important things to know

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.

 

JR DASH

Special Thank you for those who helped with the University of Learning Hygiene Kits.  

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

Principal

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.

 

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