From The Oxford News, August 28, 2014:
Welcome back to school!
It’s been a nice summer but we have been busy the past few weeks, getting ready for school, and we are off to a great start. I want to thank the PTA for coordinating our “Welcome Lemonade” on Monday, August 25th, as well as the “Coffee on the Playground” this week. It was great to see all the new families joining the Oxford community and those returning. We are all looking forward to a great school year!
And what would a newsletter be without me mentioning traffic around the school? Please don’t park in the bus zone on Walnut or on Oxford. The area in front of the school on Oxford is for drop-off & pick-up only. (The parking enforcers will come and ticket and it’s a pricey ticket.) If everyone drove around the school in a clockwise direction, it would make the flow easier and the passenger door (where your child is) will always be facing the curb, allowing for a safe exit from the car.
This year we are consolidating our parent & staff directories, room parent communications, and volunteer organization using a free tool called Pencil that can be easily accessed via smartphones, Web or email. We believe it will be a great tool to help all Oxford families stay involved and informed.
Pencil will serve as a private, invitation-only network for:
- Contact information/ Directory
- Room parent/class communication tool
- Volunteer/event sign-up system
Later today, you should receive 2 email invitations to join both a Pencil group for the Oxford community and a group for your child’s grade. Once classrooms are assigned, we will also create groups by classroom. Continue reading “GetPencil.com Invitation Coming Soon” »