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  • OES 05/13/2019

    Good afternoon Oakridge Families,

    Thank you to all of the families who attended the Oakridge Carnival last Friday. We had a blast!!! The students were able to soak some of their favorite teachers and staff in the soak zone. Thank you to the PTA, Ms. Moore, and all staff who made this event a success!

    We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend with your children and loved ones. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms in our community!

    Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14th and Wednesday, May 15th, all students in 1st and 2nd grade will be taking the Reading End of Year exam. 1st grade students need a 55% and 2nd grade students need a 65% in order to be promoted to the next grade level. Class placements for our gifted/high achieving classes are based on the results of this exam. Reading intervention programs are also designed around these results. Please encourage your children to take their time and do their best. Also, make sure they get to bed early, have a good night’s rest, eat a nutritious breakfast, and arrive to school on time, ready to do their best on the test. 

    Thank you for all that you do to support our children’s education and their bright futures. 

    Have a wonderful evening!

    Your Proud Principal,

    Mr. Aguilar

  • OES 05/05/2019

    Good morning Oakridge Families, 

    We hope you are enjoying this lovely Sunday with your family. Thank you to all of the families who have brought their children to school on time these last few days. This is extra critical during testing season. The students have worked so hard and deserve every advantage they can possibly have to be successful! Testing continues this week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Please continue to ensure our students receive a good night's rest, a healthy and nutritious breakfast, and come to school on time with a great, positive attitude to do their best on the tests and at school throughout the day! 

    Thursday, May 9th is an Early Release Day. All students will be dismissed at 12:00noon. 

    Friday, May 10th is our annual PTA sponsored Carnival. We will have games, bounce houses, face painting, food & refreshments, a cake walk, and raffles. Please bring the whole family and friends to enjoy this amazing event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The Carnival begins at 4:45pm and ends at 7:30pm. 

    Thank you for all that you do to ensure our students receive the best education possible. We appreciate your support! 


    Your Proud Principal, 

    Mr. Aguilar

  • OES 04/30/2019

    Good afternoon Oakridge Families,

    We will be conducting FSA testing tomorrow, May 1st. Please be sure your children arrive to school on time, have a healthy, nutritious breakfast, and get a good night’s rest. 

    Also, parents of students who are attending the Sea World Field Trip... we will have two sessions of a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, May 1st. The first session is at 7:00am and the second session is at 5:00pm. We will share information with all parents about how to prepare and stay informed for the field trip.

    Thank you and Have a wonderful evening!

    Your Proud Principal,

    Mr. Aguilar

  • OES 04/29/2019

    Good afternoon Oakridge Families, 

    Today, April 29th, we are celebrating El Dia De Los Ninos. Teachers will be reading the bilingual book, "A Cat and a Dog, Un gato y un Perro" to the boys and girls. 

    Tomorrow, April 30th, select grade level students will be participating in a Vision and Hearing screening. 

    Wednesday, May 1st, and Thursday, May 2nd, students in 4th and 5th grade will be participating in the Florida Standards Assessment for English Language Arts (Reading). On Friday, May 3rd, and Monday, May 6th, students in 5th grade will be taking the FCAT Science test. On Tuesday, May 7th, and Wednesday, May 8th, students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will be taking the Florida Standards Assessment for Mathematics. Please be sure that your children have a good night's rest each evening prior to testing. Arrive to school by 7:30am so that students have a chance to eat breakfast at school. If you are feeding your child/ren at home, please arrive no later than 7:50am. Testing will begin promptly and late children will not have the opportunity to test in the class with their classmates and teacher. 

    Thursday, May 9th is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon. Friday, May 10th is a regular school day. We also have our School Carnival scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, May 10th, beginning at 4:30pm-7:30pm. We hope all families will join us for this fun-filled event planned by our PTA. 

    Thank you for all of your support as we gear up for testing and begin to wind down the 2018-2019 school year. Have a great evening!


    Your Proud Principal, 

    Mr. Aguilar

  • OES 04/01/2019

    Good afternoon Oakridge Families,

    We hope you had an enjoyable Spring Break and had a chance to spend quality time with your children. We are happy to have them back at school to finish off the school year strong. Today we started the fourth quarter which consists of 45 school days, followed by summer break.

    Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2nd, students in 3rd through 5th grade will begin FSA Testing. 3rd grade students will take the reading test for 80 minutes. 4th and 5th grade students will take their writing test for 120 minutes. 3rd grade students will continue testing on Wednesday, April 3rd. They will take session 2 of the reading which is also 80 minutes.

    Please make sure your children get a good night’s rest, eat a nutritious breakfast and arrive to school by 7:45am. Our goal is to have 100% attendance so that we can reward the students with movie days beginning on Wednesday afternoon. Students who are absent or late will not be able to participate for the movie. Only students who are on time and present for the tests will be allowed to participate.

    On Wednesday, April 3rd, we will be conducting a combined PTA, SAC, SAF, Title I, and 21st Century meeting at 5:00pm in the media center. We will share information about summer programs and the status of our school’s current data. Please join us for this important meeting.

    Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions. Thank you for your support and positive encouragement for the students to do their best!

    Your Proud Principal,

    Mr. Aguilar

  • OES 03/16/2019

    Good afternoon Oakridge Families of Second Grade Students. We want to make you aware that all second grade students will be taking part in the Cognitive Aptitude Test or CogAT happening Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. This assessment assists us in pinpointing students who may qualify for gifted or high achieving classes next school year. Please make sure they get a good night's sleep, eat a nutritious breakfast and get to school on time before taking the test next week. This is Mr. Thornberry, your assistant principal, thanking you for listening and I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

     

  • OES 03/13/2019

    Good afternoon Oakridge Families,

    https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/103745/p568

    Please complete the survey (link provided above) for Oakridge Elementary. All parents are invited to provide feedback to improve our school practices and continue to implement the practices you like about our school. Thank you for your support!

    Your Proud Principal,

    Mr. Aguilar

  • OES 02/24/2019

    Good afternoon Oakridge Families, 

    I hope you are enjoying this lovely Sunday with your family!

    Tomorrow, Monday, February 25th at 6:30pm, Broward County Public Schools is hosting a Safety Town Hall meeting at J.P. Taravella High School. Doors open at 5:45pm. I hope you will attend, since safety is paramount in your child's education.

    Also remember, tomorrow is the deadline for applying for VPK and registering for Oakridge Elementary's phenomenal VPK program. Please be sure that you go to the district's VPK page to register your child if he or she will be turning 4 by September 1, 2019.

    Saturday, March 2nd, Flaco's Community Gym will be hosting a ceremony and demonstration for the students who have successfully completed the program and for students who are interested in participating. The new cycle of sessions begin Friday, March 1st. If you are interested in having your child participate, please complete the registration form and send in the fee by Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to join us at Flaco's Community Gym on Saturday, March 2nd. More information is forthcoming.

    Please speak to your children about their positive behavior at school. We utilize "Wise Ways", CHAMPs, and Mood Meters at school everyday. Talk to your children about how this helps them stay on track with positive behaviors. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher. 

    Encourage your children to read everyday and complete their homework assignments. This helps them know you care about their education and support their learning. Help them study their spelling words and math facts, like addition and subtraction in the earlier grades and multiplication and division in the later grades.

    Thank you for all that you do to encourage your children to do their best! 

    Your Proud Principal, 

    Mr. Aguilar



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  • OES 02/13/2019

    Good afternoon Oakridge Owls, 

    This is a very important message about our Voluntary PreKindergarten program (VPK). VPK registration is now open. Our program is completely free for our families. Students must be 4-years-old by September 1, 2019. The school day for VPK students is Monday through Friday 8:00am - 2:00 pm. The whole day is free as part of our program is paid for by the VPK voucher and the other part is paid for through Titile I. The new process to register is that you must register online. This can be accomplished in two simple steps. 

    1. Apply for a VPK Certificate online through the State;s Family Portal. (https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com).

    2. Visit and apply for Oakridge at www.browardschools.com/headstart-vpk

    Please call the front office and speak to Mrs. Furlan if you have any questions about VPK. Space is limited. Please complete this process as soon as possible to secure your spot. We have the best teachers and staff, ready to help your children learn to love school!

    If you require assistance with registering online, please visit our front office staff. We are looking forward to filling our classes with students from our boundaries. So, please complete the process as soon as possible. 

    Also, 5th grade will still be conducting their activity with parents for Valentine's Day. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions. 

    Thank you and have a wonderful Valentine's Day! 

    Your Proud Principal, 

    Mr. Aguilar



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  • OES 02/12/2019

    Good evening Oakridge Families, 

    We recently heard in the news about a reported kidnapping. Although police have determined that there is no indication of a reported kidnapping in Hollywood, we are recommending that you speak to your children about stranger danger and keeping safe when walking to school. 

    In an over abundance of caution, we would like to encourage all families whose children walk to and from school to talk to them about keeping themselves safe while walking to and from school. The recommended strategies include walking in large groups as there is safety in numbers. Parents are encouraged to walk with their children if at all possible. Speak to your children about what they should do if they are approached by a stranger, being aware of their surroundings, and not taking any detours to their destination. We would like to assure parents that students' safety is of the utmost importance and one of our top priorities. 

    We would also like to encourage all parents to write letters to their children for Valentine's Day to express their love and encouragement on February 14th. This is a symbolic gesture in honor of and to commemorate the sad loss we experienced in our community last year with the MSD tragedy. We will not be opening our school tomorrow evening nor Thursday morning. This event has been canceled due to logistic and safety concerns. We apologize for any inconvenience. You are encouraged to write a letter to your child and/or send Valentine cards and/or store bought sweet treats for the class. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions. 

    Thank you so much for all that you do to promote safety, academic achievement, and positive behaviors at our school! 

    Your Proud Principal, 

    Mr. Aguilar

  • OES 02/02/2019

    Good morning Oakridge Families,

    Today, Saturday, February 2nd, we are hosting an event with Flaco of Flaco’s Community Gym to discuss anti-bullying and his boxing program at our school. Please join us at 11:00am in our school cafeteria, for some light refreshments and great conversation.

    On Monday, all KG-4th grade students will be participating in a writing assessment. All 5th grade students will take the BSA Science assessment on Monday and Tuesday.

    Wednesday, February 6th is our SAC Meeting at 7:30am. Please join us as we discuss where we are in relation to our School Improvement Plan. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Friday, February 7th, students in grade 5 will be taking the writing test. PTA will be hosting a movie night. We hope to see you all here.

    On Wednesday, February 13th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, or on Thursday, February 14th from 7:00am to 7:45am, we invite all parents to decorate their children’s desk. This is to help your children feel special and loved on Valentine’s Day and to commemorate the tragedy our families experienced on February 14th at MSD. All visitors must check in at the office with a government issued ID, as always.

    Thank you to all who participated in our Tijuana Flats family night and to all who joined us for our reading picnic. We had a wonderful turn out and that always makes us feel happy and supported!

    Your Proud Principal,

    Mr. Aguilar



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  • OES 01/29/2019

    Good evening Oakridge Families, 

    This is a friendly reminder that we our hosting a Tijuana Flats Family Night tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30th, beginning at 5:00pm. Please join us. 

    Also, report cards will be given out tomorrow as well. Please send the signed report card envelope to your child's teacher on Thursday. 

    On Thursday, we are hosting a reading picnic at 8:30am. We hope you will be able to join us, as we celebrate Literacy Week.

    On Friday, we are celebrating Take Your Child to Work Day for students who are ages 8 to 18. This will count as a field trip, not an absence, as long as you submit the appropriate paperwork to your child's teacher. 

    Saturday, February 2nd, Flaco's Community Gym is hosting a family event from 11:00am to 3:00pm for students who would like to participate in the Anti-Bullying program. Please plan on joining us in our school cafeteria. 

    Next week, our students will be taking Writing and Science assessments. Please make sure the children arrive to school on time, eat a nutritious breakfast, and get plenty of sleep. KG through 4th grade will be testing for writing on Monday. 5th grade will be testing for science on Monday and Tuesday, and writing on Friday. 

    Thank you for all that you do to support your child's education! Prioritizing their education is the best thing you can do to ensure a bright, successful future! 

    Have a good evening! 

    Your Proud Principal, 

    Mr. Aguilar



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  • OES 01/26/2019

    Good morning Oakridge Families, 

    Thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend our informative meeting about Safety & Security on Friday. We had a wonderful, eye-opening session focused on improving our students' safety and social-emotional well-being. 

    This week we will be celebrating Literacy Week. Join us on Wednesday, January 30th at Tijuana Flats beginning at 5:00 pm, for our family night. Part of the proceeds will go back to the school as a fundraiser so be sure to Oakridge Elementary at the point of sale. Thursday, January 31st, we will be hosting our Reading Picnic at 8:30am. Be sure to check in to the front office with a government issued ID to receive your visitor's badge. 

    Friday, February 1st, is Take Your Children to Work Day for all students ages 8 to 18. This is considered a field trip, and is not considered an absence as long as you provide the necessary documentation to your child's teacher. 

    Thank you for all that you do to support our school community! We pride ourselves on providing a high-quality education for all of the boys and girls, in a safe learning environment focused on promoting positive behavior and good citizens. 

    Have a wonderful weekend! 

    Your Proud Principal, 

    Mr. Aguilar


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  • OES 01/22/2019

    Good afternoon Oakridge Families, 

    We hope you had a restful, long weekend, commemorating the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., His legacy of peacefully leading the Civil Rights movement is one that should always be celebrated.

    Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23rd is Class Picture Day. Please be sure that your children wear their school uniforms and look their best for our class and club pictures for the yearbook. 

    We are inviting all of our parents to attend the Innovation Zone meeting at Oakridge Elementary on Friday, January 25th, beginning at 8:30am in the media center. We will have a presentation on Safety & Security, along with other topics of interest to all parents. 

    Next week is Literacy Week! Please review the schedule that we will be sending out and join us for the picnic, if possible. 

    Friday, February 1st is Take Your Child to Work Day. All students, ages 8 through 18 are allowed to go with their parents to work and learn about the real work force. 

    Thank you for all that you do to support our learning community! Have a wonderful evening! 

    Your Proud Principal, 

    Mr. Aguilar

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  • OES 01/11/2019

    Good evening Oakridge Families, 

    This is just a friendly reminder that our PTA is hosting a movie night tonight beginning at 6:00pm. We hope you will be in attendance tonight to watch “A Wrinkle in Time” with all of the boys and girls. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Thank you.

    Your Proud Principal,

    Mr. Aguilar





See something say something

  • Keeping our students, staff and schools safe is the responsibility of everyone in our community. To reinforce existing safety measures, we continue to remind students and staff – if you see something, you should say something. Information and tips can be shared anonymously in the following ways: 

    • Call 754-321-0911
    • Email school911@browardschools.com
    • Text CRIMES 274637 – the message must begin with SBBC
    • Submit online via broward.k12.fl.us/siu/siunew/tipsemail.asp
     
    Thank you for supporting our students and efforts to help ensure their voices are heard in the wake of the school tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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  • Oakridge Elementary School

    1507 N 28th Ave

    Hollywood, Florida 33020

    Phone: 754-323-6700

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    Eduardo U. Aguilar

    Principal