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Oxford October/November Newsletter
October/November
 
Important Fall/Winter Information
The weather is changing and temperatures are dropping. Dressing your child appropriately for the weather is important. Students will be sent outdoors for recess, weather permitting. It is important for the students to go out in the fresh air and exercise.
As fall turns to winter, please be sure your child has a winter coat, gloves or mittens, and a hat. For your child’s comfort, please include boots, snow pants, and an extra pair of dry socks when there is snow on the ground.
 
School Bell and Tardiness
The morning bell rings at 8:50am to start our off our school day. Students should be in their morning lines by 8:50.
If you choose to drive your child to school and arrive after the morning bell, your child will be marked tardy and must be signed in at the office by a parent.
No adults will be out monitoring students before 8:30am, so please do not drop off students before this time. Children can come to school and get breakfast at 8:30 each morning.
 
Guidelines for When to Keep Your Child Home
COLDS and runny noses are rampant in the winter months. If your child is sneezing and/or coughing excessively, they belong at home. Often times children will feel well when they get up but will become exhausted and not feeling well by mid-morning due to excessive coughing or the stress of their illness. It’s important to allow your child the extra rest they need to get well. Fluids help the immune system flush the body.
 
FEVER – The child’s temperature should be normal for 24 hours before sending a child to school. If your child has a fever in the evening they should not come to school the next morning; fever may occur again in the afternoon.
 
VOMITING – If your child vomits during the night, do not send him/her to school the next day. Your child should rest and be put on a liquid of soft diet. Child must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.
 
STREP THROAT – A child with strep throat who has been on antibiotics for 24 hours may return to school.
 
November Calendar
November 5th Daylight Savings Time Ends SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK!
November 7th Election Day Professional Development Day NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
November 10th First Trimester Ends
November 13th PTA Meeting, 6:00-7:30pm
November 17th Family Thanksgiving Potluck and Game Night Sponsored by PTA
November 21st Cleveland Clinic Van Cleveland Foodbank – School Market, 2:30-4:00pm (please bring bags)
November 22nd – 24th Thanksgiving Break
November 29th Trimester Awards (K-2), 9:15am Trimester Awards (3-5), 2:30pm

Girls on the Run
Please wish them the best and send your positive vibes to Mayfield High School on Sunday, November 12th for the Girls on the Run 5K race!!!
 
College Readiness 
This year, Oxford’s staff has been sharing their love of college with our scholars. Check out our College Bulletin Board in the main hallway to see where Oxford’s staff went to school.
Fifth graders will be visiting different colleges during the school year to learn about opportunities in northeast Ohio. They have already visited Kent State University and had a great trip! We are looking forward to traveling to other colleges during the school year!
 
Playhouse Square Field Trip 
Last week, all Kindergartners-Fifth Graders traveled to Playhouse Square to see Hansel and Gretel – A Rock Musical Adventure. Everyone had a great time seeing a beloved fairy tale brought to life onstage.
We enjoyed hearing the new music, seeing the creative ways that were used to make scenery, and being immersed in a new retelling of an old classic!
 
** SPIRIT WEAR SALE **
Oxford Student Council is excited about selling shirts to the staff and students to promote School Spirit.
Check out the spirit wear here: goo.gl/AFVRbL
Throughout the fall, Oxford third, fourth, and fifth grade girls have been training for their upcoming 5K race in mid-November! These girls have been meeting twice a week to learn different leadership skills and practice different running techniques.
 
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