Oakridge 2013-2014

  • Oakridge gets a new roof!

    Oakridge gets a new roof!
    We are so very fortunate! :)
  • Ice Cream Social (PTA event)

    Ice Cream Social (PTA event)
    Oakridge PTA hosts a welcome families event open to the whole Oakridge Community. Join us for Ice Cream on the blacktop!
  • Back To School Night @ Oakridge

    Back To School Night @ Oakridge
    All families are welcome to back to school night where several staff members have presentations about the up coming year's activites. Arlington Police representitives will speak about safty.
  • WOAK kids news show goes live

    WOAK kids news show goes live
    The WOAK news show goes live for the first time. For kids, by kids news highlighting what's going on at Oakridge and providing safty PSA's about anything from playground use what to wear for those cold winter recesses.
  • Read for the Record

    Read for the Record
    Oakridge PreK-2 helped set a reading world record by joining more than 2 million students as part of the global Read for the Record campaign.
  • Planetarium visit - 3rd grade

    Planetarium visit - 3rd grade
    Planetarium aps websiteThe whole 3rd grade takes a field trip to the David M. Brown Planetarium.
  • International Walk and Bike to School Day!

    International Walk and Bike to School Day, a well attended event at Oakridge, Several snack and hydration stations were set up around our communtiy.
  • Book Fair

    Book Fair
    Oakridge Book Fair, come and pick out some new reading material as we hunker down for winter.
  • International Family Night!

     International Family Night!
    Oakridge comes together for a delicious potluck dinner, dancing and more!
  • Mt. Vernon trip4 th grade

    Mt. Vernon trip4 th grade
    The whole 4th grade visited Mt. Vernon (including a mansion tour) to learn more about our first President George Washington.
  • 4th Grade Visits Mt.Vernon

    4th Grade Visits Mt.Vernon
  • Halloween Parade

    Halloween Parade
    What a great Halloween parade today! Loved seeing the book characters, community helpers & 5 regions of Virginia costumes! Happy Halloween
  • PTA Reflections

    PTA Reflections
    PTA reflections pageThe theme for the 2013-2014 school year is "Believe, Dream, Inspire."
  • Jacqueline Jules Author Visit

    Jacqueline Jules Author Visit
    Award-winning author Jacqueline Jules visited Oakridge to discuss her book <i>No English</i>, which was selected as our first MOSAIC book for this school year.
  • 3rd Grade Science Museum

    3rd Grade Science Museum
    As part of their science curriculum, our 3rd graders research and recreated animal habitats.
  • Jamestown Trip

    Jamestown Trip
    Official Jamestown site Oakridge 4th Grade team off to Jamestown for a real life history lesson before the sun comes up!
  • Author visits 4th grade

    Author visits 4th grade
    authors websitea very special author come in every Thursday (except delayed start days) for a 45 minute read aloud and robust vocabulary activity. The novel is 12 chapters long, so our unit is 12 weeks long, with a follow up lesson(s). The children LOVE it. At the close of our 12 weeks, the author will donate a book to each child in our class!
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    Author visits Ms. Kuleski's 3th grade class

    Authors website
    A very special author comes in every Thursday for a 45 minute read aloud and robust vocabulary activity in Ms. Kuleski's room. The novel is 12 chapters long, so our unit is 12 weeks long, with a follow up lesson(s). The children LOVE it. At the close of our 12 weeks, the author will donate a book to each child in our class!
  • Ace Clean and Professor Grime Visit Oakridge

    Ace Clean and Professor Grime Visit Oakridge
    Learn more about Ace Clean and Professor Grime.
    Ace Clean and Professor Grime teach students about germs.
  • White House Historic Society visits 3rd Grade

    White House Historic Society visits 3rd Grade
  • Turkey Trot

    Turkey Trot
    Oakridge held its annual Turkey Trot! All students participated in an event centered around building active healthy children.
  • Winter Sing Along

    Winter Sing Along
    Oakridge holds it annual winter sing along!
  • Winter Break

    Winter Break
    Hope you had a relaxing break and return ready to learn.
  • Reflections award Ceremony

    Reflections award Ceremony
    Reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., Ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. Every artist who participated in Reflections is invited to attend. All artists who participated at the County level of the competition will receive a certificate and ribbon. Event will be held at W&L.
  • Jamestown Foundation

    Jamestown Foundation
    Jamestown Foundation came to all 4th grade classrooms for an interactive presentation on Colonial VA.
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    O-WOW

    Click to visit the Author's website! Our World of Water by Beatrice Hollyer. Quarter long whole school unit integrating reading comprehension strategies and real world water issues.
  • Kindergarten night

    Kindergarten night
    Incoming Oakridge families are welcomed to Oakridge
  • Hibernation Day with Mrs. Kardos

    Hibernation Day with Mrs. Kardos
    1st graders in Mrs. Kardos's class will discuss and "live" the life of an animal preparing to hibernate!
  • Dance Project - Lesole South African connection

    Dance Project - Lesole South African connection
    As part of a MOSAIC mini-unit of study that integrated reading comprehension strategies and skills with cultural and historical studies of South Africa, students learned 3 different South Africa dances.
  • Outdoor Lab 3rd Grade

    Outdoor Lab 3rd Grade
  • Outdoor Lab 3rd Grade

    Outdoor Lab 3rd Grade
  • String & Orchestra, 4th Grade Chorus Concert tonight

    String & Orchestra, 4th Grade Chorus Concert tonight
    Can't wait to see you tonight @ 6:00!
  • Tug-O-War 4th grade

    Tug-O-War 4th grade
    All 4th graders engaged in a tug-of-war exercise to simulate the Revolutionary War during the first few weeks in Jan. 2014 with the Social Studies dept.
  • Whitehouse Historic Society Visit 3rd Grade

    Whitehouse Historic Society Visit 3rd Grade
  • Valentine's Day Celebration

    Valentine's Day Celebration
    Oakridge Students in a 4th grade class did a "heart healthy" activity for Valentine's Day! After learning about the anatomy of the heart, we all set personal goals for being "heart healthy".
  • FULL DAY OF SCHOOL (Snow Day Make-Up)

    FULL DAY OF SCHOOL (Snow Day Make-Up)
    Not a teacher work as previously scheduled.
  • FULL DAY OF SCHOOL (Snow Day Make-Up)

    FULL DAY OF SCHOOL (Snow Day Make-Up)
    No early release.
  • Class and Staff Picture Day

    Class and Staff Picture Day
  • APS Summer Activities Fair

    APS Summer Activities Fair
    Thomas Jefferson Middle School gym 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Rain Barrel - MOSAIC club

    Rain Barrel - MOSAIC club
    Green living Expo site
    Starting today the MOSAIC club will be working on our rain barrel from 3:40-4:40. The artistic rain barrels from the 25 participating schools will be displayed starting April 23 & 24 at Mason's Founders Hall. The rain barrels will be judged and auctioned off
    at Mason's "Earth Week Community Fair" featuring Green Living Expo" at our Arlington Campus on Saturday April 26, 2014, 10am to 4pm.
  • 100th Day of School

    100th Day of School
    Kindergarten students and teachers will dress up like they are 100 years old! Others are welcome to join in the fun.
  • Reading Night Kindergarten to 5t Grade

    Reading Night Kindergarten to 5t Grade
    Families are welcome to come, learn how to ask critical thinking questions, and then read with their children.
  • Registration open for Spring After-School Enrichment classes

    Registration open for Spring After-School Enrichment classes
    K to 2nd, 10:00 am
  • Family Reading Night

    Family Reading Night
    Oakridge hosted its second Family Reading Night, with a focus on higher-order questioning during reading.
  • Dine Out for Oakridge at Noodle and Company 5 - 7 pm

    Dine Out for Oakridge at Noodle and Company 5 - 7 pm
    Come skate afterwards at Pentagon Row 6 - 8 pm
  • Oakridge Skate Night at Pentagon Row 6 - 8 pm

    Oakridge Skate Night at Pentagon Row 6 - 8 pm
    Join us at Noodles and Company beforehand from 5 - 7 pm!
  • Botanic Gardens 3rd grade trip!

    Botanic Gardens 3rd grade trip!
    US Botanic Gardens site

    The entire 3rd Grade visited the US Botanic Gardens to learn about ecosystems and to enjoy a tropical climate on a cold morning!
  • Mrs. Kardos' Diorama-rama!

    Mrs. Kardos' Diorama-rama!
    Students will showcase their 1st Grade animal research! Come join us in Room 102 from 3:00-3:30pm!
  • Parent Teacher Conferences

    Parent Teacher Conferences
    Contact your child's teacher for more information. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Also March 7th.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences

    Parent Teacher Conferences
    Contact your child's teacher for more information. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Also March 6th.
  • Read Across Oakridge NEW DATE

    Read Across Oakridge NEW DATE
    To celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and share of our love of literacy, everyone at Oakridge will Drop Everything and Read from 9:00 - 9:30. Mystery Readers needed.
  • PTA Dinner and Meeting NEW DATE

    PTA Dinner and Meeting NEW DATE
    6:30 Dinner
    7:00 Meeting
  • FULL DAY OF SCHOOL (Snow Day Make-Up)

    FULL DAY OF SCHOOL (Snow Day Make-Up)
    No early release, After-School Classes from 3:50 - 4:50.
  • Civil War Re-enactment 4th Grade

    Civil War Re-enactment 4th Grade
    Civil War re-enactor to visit every 4th grade classroom to share the life of a Union soldier including uniform, gear and marching drills.
  • Poet Susan Mockler 2nd Grade

    Poet Susan Mockler 2nd Grade
    The Poet Susan Mockler will be visiting the 2nd grade at Oakridge and doing a reading for them. She is a Professor of Literature, and Science Writing at Marymount University as well as a Poet and Freelance Writer/Editor.
  • Civil War Graffiti 4th grade presentation

    Civil War Graffiti 4th grade presentation
    The 4th grade will learn about Civil War era Graffiti. Big thanks to Kim O'Connell (Oakridge Parent and local history buff and writer)
  • Famous Americans Museum with Ms. Kardos

    Famous Americans Museum with Ms. Kardos
    Mrs. Kardos' Famous Americans Museum down in the 1st grade area. 3:00-4:00.
  • 5th grade Outdoor lab begins

    5th grade Outdoor lab begins
    Click here for the outdoor lab website.
    Oakridge 5th graders participate in an overnight experience at the Outdoor Lab, always one of the most popular events.
  • Water Day at Oakridge

    Water Day at Oakridge
    The entire school will explore water - our most precious natural resource. Volunteers needed from 1:30 - 3:30 to help with classroom activities. email dawn.arsala@apsva.us
  • A Night to Remember for K, 1, 2

    A Night to Remember for K, 1, 2
    3, 4, and 5 in June!
  • Kindergarten Information Session 9:15 - 10:45 am

    Kindergarten Information Session 9:15 - 10:45 am
    To volunteer as tour guide, please contact the PTA.
  • Spring Break 14 - 18

    Spring Break 14 - 18
    Have fun!
  • Rain Barrel Exhibit and Reception

    Rain Barrel Exhibit and Reception
    6:00 - 8:00 at George Mason University Arllington Campus Art Gallery. We will celebrate the beautiful rain barrel creations at a special exhibit opening and reception on the evening of Wednesday, April 23. We’ll invite the community and enjoy light refreshments. Please plan to attend and encourage the students, teachers and staff of your school to do so as well. This is a celebration of our fun project. The MOSAIC Club of Oakridge created a rain barrel inspired by the book Our World of Water
  • STEAM Night at Oakridge Family Event

    STEAM Night at Oakridge Family Event
    This year’s STEAM Night and Science Fair is April 24th. The A added to the STEM acronym is for arts integration. In the photo last years students are at the paper airplane aeronautics station getting building tips in preparation for their test flight. Parents are welcome to attend.
  • 5th Grade water treatment field trip

    5th Grade water treatment field trip
    Mr. Dolan's 5th grade class took a trip to learn about what happens to waste water.
  • ARLINGTON COMMUNITY EARTH FAIR & GREEN LIVING EXPO!

    ARLINGTON COMMUNITY EARTH FAIR & GREEN LIVING EXPO!
    Rain barrels, includeing that Oakridge's, will be on display and community will be invited to VOTE for their favorite design. Top 3 judged barrels from Friday and the “People’s Choice” will be announced at the fair. Water Management Inc. will award cash donations to the winning schools. The rain barrels will also be sold via silent auction. Proceeds will be divided equally between the Arlington County Council of PTAs Scholarship Fund and Mason’s Early
  • Fit Family 5K Friday Run/Walk in Crystal City

    Fit Family 5K Friday Run/Walk in Crystal City
  • Science on a Sphere 5th Grade Field Trip

    Science on a Sphere 5th Grade Field Trip
    Science on a Sphere5th Grade field trip to Goddard Space Center to see the amaz-tastic 3d globe projection called "science on a sphere".
  • FULL DAY OF SCHOOL (Snow Day Make-Up)

    FULL DAY OF SCHOOL (Snow Day Make-Up)
    No Early Release
  • SOS sciene on a sphere

    The 5th grade visits the NASA goddard space center in Maryland to observe and interact with the "science on a sphere" technology.
  • Gulf Branch Nature Center 2nd grade

    Gulf Branch Nature Center 2nd grade
    Gulf Branch Natue Center Website The 2nd grade at Oakridge will visit the Gulf Branch Nature Center.
  • CANCELED Teatro de la Luna Assembly

    CANCELED Teatro de la Luna Assembly
    There has been an injury and the troupe will be unable to perform. Oakridge will post a replacement assembly as soon as it has been determined!
  • PTA Meeting - Oakridge Photography Show

    PTA Meeting - Oakridge Photography Show
    Location TBD
  • Field Day @ Oakridge

    Field Day @ Oakridge
    Field day @ oakridge is May 30th this year.
  • Family Fitness Night

    Family Fitness Night
    Oakridge community comes together to "get fit as a family"
  • 5th Smithsonian Natural History Museum

    5th Smithsonian Natural History Museum
    June 6th, 2014. 5th grade to Smithsonian Natural History Museum. Don't forget to see the actual giant squid!
  • Reader's Theater Week @ Oakridge

    Reader's Theater Week @ Oakridge
    Oakridge celebrates literacy with our very own "Reader's Theater". All families are invited to attend, each classroom has their own unique show to present.
  • 5th grade promotion ceremony

    5th grade promotion ceremony
    Fifth grade promotion ceremony. See the Oakrige Post for more details!
  • Last day of school!

    Last day of school!
    We can't wait to see you in the fall!