SUMMER CAMPS

Hello All!

I hope you are fantastic and pumped for summer camp at Extended Day! I know we certainly are. We are planning a lot of different events this summer, including a few off campus trips for different weeks. We will be partnering with a few of the other summer camps and activities planned with different groups throughout the summer to not only offer a wide variety of activities for the kids but to also offer many fun learning opportunities. We will learn the science behind gardening, speak with NASA representatives, explore a variety of sports well known in different countries, record top speeds on both a slip-n-slide and maybe even a giant water slide, explore nature and much much more. Register at Camp Oakwood now to join in on all of the fun! Feel free to contact Eddie Grabill or myself if you have any issues registering for summer camp.

Amanda Strahin- Director
Jackie Hammond- Assistant Director

First Day of School!

Hello Everyone

I hope that you all had an amazing summer and that you are as excited as I am about starting back this year. We have a lot of different activities planned in Extended Day this year. We are going to stick to our original themes listed below:
Messy Monday
Tasty Tuesday
Wacky Wednesday
Torrential Thursday
Fun Friday
Extended Day is completely nut free. We have many students with allergies to different types of nuts; therefore, in order to ensure the safety of all of our students, we will not be using and/or consuming any type of nut in our classroom. Please use caution if packing snacks for your child to have in Extended Day.

Pick up time is 6pm every day. If there is an occurrence where you will be running late please make sure you contact Extended Day so we are aware of the situation. Extended Day will be closed on full school half days.

Please make sure your child has a change of clothes and a towel for our water activities on Thursday. Below is a link to a form I would like for every parent to fill out by August 28, 2015. Please fill out a different form for each child that you will have attending Extended Day. This form is very important for me to have up to date information about your child and help plan many different activities throughout the year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at extendedday@theoakwoodschool.org

Extended Day Emergency Form

Yay for a new school year!!

August 25-28th

This week we have a lot planned!! We began our week with a milky science experiment. The children were able to see how dish soap reacts with food coloring in milk. They loved the activity and were amazed at what happens. I posted several pictures below of our experiment. The rest of our activities will be as follows:

Tasty Tuesday: We will be making a delicious fruit salad.

Wet Wednesday: The students will participate in Oakwood’s very first Extended Day Polar Plunge! Please make sure you send an extra pair of clothes with your child to school to keep in Extended Day.

Tacky Thursday: The students will be using their knowledge of shapes to create different robots. We will also be creating a very special type of hamburger, time permitting.

Fun Friday: Extended Day will not be open this Friday due to whole school early release.

We are hoping to have an exciting year. Please contact us at extendedday@theoakwoodschool.org if you have any questions 🙂

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WELCOME BACK!!! :)

Dear Wonderful Parents of The Oakwood School,

As new director of Extended Day I am very excited about our upcoming year. We have many fun and new activities planned this year. We have decided to break up each day into a specific category so the students know just what to expect each day. The days will be as follows:

Messy Monday- Science Experiments

Tasty Tuesday- Cooking/Baking

Wet Wednesday- Water Activities

Tacky Thursday- Crazy Crafts

Fun Friday- Games

We will have age appropriate activities for every student to ensure they not only have fun but also learn something along the way.  Please make sure your child has a change of clothes that can be kept in Extended Day. It is very likely your child will only need this change of clothes for our Wet Wednesday activities.

Each day the students will be given the opportunity to work on homework before we begin our fun activities. Students may opt out of activities if they would like to continue working on homework. Electronic games will be allowed during designated times, not during homework time. Cell phone use is not permitted. If you need to contact your child, please call the school and ask to be transferred to Extended Day. In emergencies, please feel free to also contact us via the Extended Day cell phone, 252-902-4860. Please only use this number in the case of an emergency.

This year, Extended Day will be completely nut free. We have many students with allergies to different types of nuts; therefore, in order to ensure the safety of all of our students, we will not be using and/or consuming any type of nut in our classroom. Please use caution if packing snacks for your child to have in Extended Day.

Pick up time is 6pm every day. If there is an occurrence where you will be running late please make sure you contact Extended Day so we are aware of the situation. Extended Day will be closed on full school half days.

If you ever have any concerns or questions please feel free to contact me at extendedday@theoakwoodschool.org I check e-mail several times throughout the day and should be able to respond quickly. Please complete the following form by September 5, 2014 so we are able to plan accordingly for all of the students.  I look forward to a great year in Extended Day!

Sincerely,

Amanda Strahin

Extended Day Form

Hello parents and friends,

Welcome to the Extended day Blog.  Here you will find Everything you need to know about our daily activities in Extended day. Be mindful some of these activities are subject to change.

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We are always doing some kind of project or activities. Here is a list of house hold items you can bring in to stock up our supplies:

  • Beads
  • Buttons
  •  Plastic bottles (With lid)
  • Old jewelry (earrings, necklaces, bracelets, ex.)
  • Glass jars (sauce jars, baby food jars, ex.)
  • Tissue paper or paper towel rolls
  • Boxes(large and small)
  • Socks (recently washed or new)
  •  Big shirts/ Doctor coats for cover up

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Here is a list of food items we serve for snack:

  • Nachos with Salsa and cheese sause
  • Veggie Straws
  • Carrots (severed with ranch dressing)
  • Lays Plain Chips
  • Celery Sticks (severed with ranch dressing)
  • Vanilla Pudding
  • Rits Crackers topped with Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Fruit Loop Cereal

Be mindful these snacks can be giving any day, there is not set menu for each day.