May 9, 2013
This time of year it’s easy for us to rush; rush through our days and weeks doing our best to urge summer to quickly appear. However, weeks like this are worth slowing down, so you can enjoy it a little bit longer. The faculty and staff have been showered with appreciation this week, and the acts of kindness have certainly warmed the hearts of the Oakwood family. We would like to thank the PSA along with students and parents that have worked hard to make this week so special!
EXAM SCHEDULE POSTED
Please take a moment to view the entire Exam Schedule for the 6th-12th grades.
2012-2013 END OF YEAR ASSEMBLY
The Oakwood School invites parents and volunteers to attend the End of Year Assembly on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 8:25am. The assembly will be held in Monk Gymnasium of Agnes Q. Monk Hall. Volunteer Appreciation Reception will be held in the library following the assembly.
SPRING TEAM PICTURES
Spring team pictures will be on May 21 at 3:30pm, and uniforms will be taken up afterward. Athletes will need to meet in the gym at 3:25 dressed and ready. Picture order forms can be found under MyOakwood.
March for Babies:
Community Service Initiative
Students in all divisions have heard about The Oakwood School’s involvement in March for Babies during morning meetings. This important drive is organized to help fund important research and programs to support healthier babies and help bring an end to premature births. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to serve the greater community.
In the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools students have received March for Babies money envelopes to remind them about this fundraising effort, and most students have pledged to raise money or to donate their own money to financially support this cause. Many Oakwood students may also march and/or volunteer to help at the start and finish areas of the walk on May 18th.
- Homeroom teachers are collecting money this week and next; the closing date for collection is Friday, May 17th.
- The March for Babies is May 18th starting with registration at 9:00a.m. and the march starting at 10:00a.m. sharp
- Starting and ending location for all marchers is at Greenville Town Commons
- The march is a little over 2.5 miles or 5K
- Any student or parent who wants to offer her/his services to cheer on/assist walkers, help set up for the event, face paint, cut fruit, etc. please talk with Rob Peterson, Anita Rish-Hodgkins, Susan Brown, or James Rickenbaker. Volunteers are needed as early as 6:30, yet you can come at 8:00 or 9:00a.m.
Class of 2013 Parent Social
On behalf of The Oakwood School’s faculty and staff, we are pleased to invite the Senior class parents to join us for a Class of 2013 Parent Social on Sunday, May 19 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm with heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by The Scullery. The social will be held at The Peterson’s home located at 3508 Rockwood Court, Greenville, in the Ironwood Subdivision.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 14 with Alicia Hawk, Director of Development. She can be reached by email or at 252.931.0760 ext 222.
Your sons and daughters’ teachers and I look forward to celebrating this graduation milestone and honoring you!
Rob and Gini Peterson
Drivers Ed Class this Summer
Mr. Amerson with Lookout Driving School will be holding a Drivers Education Class this summer at Oakwood. The class is June 3 – 7 from 9am until 3pm.
This will cover the class portion and the driving portion will be set up at a later date.
To enroll a student in the class, please contact Connie Jenkins to be added to the list.
Class of 2013 Senior Day Luncheon
The Oakwood School, Mr. Peterson, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Graziosi, and Mrs. Hawk are pleased to honor the Class of 2013 by hosting a Senior Day Luncheon at Ironwood Golf & Country Club on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:10pm. Enjoy this fellowship with your Senior classmates from The Oakwood School and let’s celebrate your upcoming graduation. We are so proud of you!
Volunteer Appreciation Reception Following Assembly in Library on May 22
The Oakwood School’s administration, faculty, staff, and students invite all of our parents and school-wide volunteers to join us for our End of Year Assembly to honor the Class of 2013 Seniors.
We also plan to recognize and thank the many “behind the scenes” volunteers that make The Oakwood School such a vibrant place! One of Oakwood’s Belief Statements is, “We believe that both within and beyond the school walls, students learn that service to others is one of the deepest satisfactions the human spirit can know.” Thank you to all Oakwood volunteers for being role models to our students with the gift of your time and talents serving the school! Volunteers who have served throughout the year will be recognized and include:
- Board of Trustees and its committees
- Parent Service Association (PSA) including volunteers who served on Executive Committee, Room Parents, Fall Fun Festival, Grandparents & Special Friends Day, and numerous other friend and fundraising events throughout 2012-2013
- Fine Arts Support Team (FAST)
- Eagle Booster Club
- Major fundraising committees: Annual Fund, Auction, and Eagle Classic
- Administrative support (front office, library, development, ground maintenance, business office, marketing and communications, technology, and others)
- Student clubs and sports
- Classroom instruction
- and much, much more!
Please pass the word around…we hope to see you then! Also, plan to join us for a Volunteer Appreciation Reception immediately following the assembly in the library.
Thank you for making a difference at The Oakwood School!
Reita Watson Tribute Video Now Available
Did you miss the Reita video that played at the auction? If so, then you missed seeing students express what Mrs. Watson means to them and even break out into the Tooty Ta!
Staff, faculty, and students did a wonderful job of showing Mrs. Watson what she means to us. Now you can order a copy of the DVD to cherish forever. Enjoy the commentary as well as a blast from the past as we see pictures of Mrs. Watson through the years here at Oakwood.
The DVD is $15 and all proceeds go towards the playground fund, per Mrs. Watson’s request.
If you would like to order a copy please contact