Welcome to Oxford

o-to-the-x-f-o-r-d elementaryWe’ve got info for incoming families, the staff/room directory, plus the latest news and details for our current Oxford community of about 300 K–5th grade students, staff, families and friends.

Take a look around, get involved, and  with contributions for this site (any format is OK)! Interested in helping run this site? Web and blog editors can be trained up, so please  how you can help build Oxford’s community online.

Get Pencil for Communication

getpencil.comWe are using a free online tool called Pencil (via web, email, iOS/Android) for the Oxford community directory, as well as for room parent and volunteer communications, with groups for classrooms, grades, events organizers and for the whole school. Note that Pencil is a secure network, accessible only by email invitations from members within the Oxford community. If you have not yet received an email invitation to join Pencil, send an email with your name and your child’s name, grade and teacher to .

Primary Source of Flexible Funding = PTA

Funding for enrichment programs is raised primarily by the Oxford PTA. The PTA fundraising goal for 2014–15 is $140,000, roughly $450 per student. Not everyone can afford $450, so if you are able, please donate.

Here are a few examples of what your donations support:

  • $9 pays for one month of physical education (PE) for a student
  • $16 pays for the art supplies and playground equipment one child needs for the year
  • $61 per student pays for art instruction for the year
  • $435 per student pays for our kindergartners and fifth graders to receive individualized support from instructional assistants throughout the school year
  • $2,000 pays for one month for all of our kids and teachers to receive technology and keyboard training

How families can help:

  1. Join the PTA to support Oxford with $15 in annual dues and votes on important issues.
  2. Volunteer on community building / fundraising events and more—contact the PTA for more info.
  3. Donate!
  4. Shop and give—send precious pennies Oxford’s way as you go about your regular routine.

 

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