From the Principal

Welcome back to another school year!  

It is hard to believe summer is over and school is beginning. The staff at United Oaks has been busy getting ready for students and we are eager to welcome them back on Tuesday afternoon.   

Our first day is on Tuesday, August 27 at 12:30 pm. Our 1st - 5th grade students meet on the blacktop in the back of the school by the playground. Each teacher will have a sign in a cone and students can line up behind that cone. Teachers will be out on the blacktop at 12:15 pm to greet students. If you are unsure of what class your child is in, please look for one of the staff members with the orange or yellow vests. Those staff members will have a list of students first and last names, as well as what class they have been assigned.  

Kindergarten students should go to the outside kindergarten doors. Theses doors are located on the front of the building between the main office and the playground. Our new Young 5 students will be picked up right inside our main doors in the main foyer area.   

At the end of the day, you may pick your child up in the same place you dropped them off at 3:10 pm    

We have planned a Back to School Picnic on Tuesday, August 27 at 3:10. It would be great if you could stay awhile after pick up to meet your child's teacher and mingle with some of the other families at UO. With the help of the Power and Praise church, we will have hot dogs, chips and lemonade ready for you at your child's pick up time.   Please join us for this wonderful event.  

Our regular school hours are 8:05 am to 3:10 pm Monday thru Friday. We will begin our regular school hours on Wednesday and Thursday. There will be no school on Friday and Monday due to the observance of the Labor Day Weekend. School resumes on Tuesday, September 3.  

Students who eat breakfast at school may come at 7:30 am. Our breakfast room opens at 7:30 on the dot. Please do not drop your student off any earlier than 7:30 as there is no supervision. If you need morning care, please look at our website to find the application for our Latchkey program.

Mark your calendar for some upcoming events:
Our Meet the Teacher night is Thursday, September 12. This is an evening to hear a more in depth outline of our curriculum and some things that are specific to your child's teachers classroom. Meet the Teacher will begin at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Sept. 12.    

On Friday, Sept 13 is Hazel Park High Schools first home football game. Hazel Park has a great tradition and has "The Hometown Huddle". It is a fun event for adults and kids. More information will be given later.

I am very excited to begin this new school year. We have some great new staff and wonderful continuing staff members. The building looks amazing and our team is ready to go. Please feel free to call our office if you have any question.  We are eager to help. As always, remember we focus on your child's future, we are all in all the time.  #choose kindness. There are great things happening in Hazel Park.

With Students in Mind,
Karla Graessley, Principal 
United Oaks Elementary