Oak View Elementary school offers a personalized school environment for grades 4 - 6. Located in the southern part of Maple Grove, Oak View serves families from Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, and Maple Grove. Oak View is one of the District 279 campus model schools along with Cedar Island and Fair Oaks Elementary schools.
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Oak View's Field Day Was a Hit!
Last Friday Oak View hosted it's first ever all-day, all-school field day. Students traveled to 12 different stations where they competed as a class against other classes in their grade. Each activity included a championship round. Students, staff, and volunteers were thrilled with how classes showed sportsmanship, strategized, and enjoyed their time together. A huge "thank you" goes out to the team of teachers who planned the field day and the volunteers who came to help it run smoothly. Click on the link to see more photos from the day.
Minnesota Reading and Math Corps Looking for Tutors
Love kids and reading or math? Minnesota Reading and Math Corps are looking for reading and math tutors to serve students in 12 Osseo Elementary Schools next year. Here at Oak View we are looking for a math tutor for the coming school year. A teaching license is not necessary and training is provided; tutors also receive compensation. Positions begin August 7. Visit www.MinnesotaMathCorps.org or www.MinnesotaReadingCorps.org for all of the details.
Sixth Graders Recognized for Completion of the D.A.R.E. Program
This past Tuesday 160 sixth grade students received certificates for completing the D.A.R.E. program during the annual D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony. Officer Mark Carroll of the Maple Grove Police Department met with classes once a week since January. Students learned how to make good decisions regarding drugs, alchohol, and violence. One requirement for graduation was to complete a D.A.R.E. essay and one person was chosen from each classroom to read their essay at the graduation ceremony. This photo shows five of the essay readers. Congratuations, D.A.R.E. graduates!
Oak View Orchestra Students Perform for Students
The fifth and sixth grade orchestra students recently performed a concert for the entire student body. The orchestra, led by Mrs. Knapp, played beautifully as two separate orchestras and together as one. Students are given the option of playing in orchestra in fifth grade. As sixth graders they may choose between orchestra or band.
Oak View Staff Join the Band for Concert
Eleven staff members joined the Oak View band on Wednesday for the end-of-the-year concert. They played for the final song, "Let's Go Band." It was a great example of what it means to be a lifelong learners. Shown here is Mrs. Mock, Ms. Reiman, and Nurse Melody.
Winner Named in Field Day T-Shirt Design Contest
Mariah Cohen, sixth grader, was named winner of the Field Day t-shirt design contest. The contest was open to all Oak View students and the winning design was voted on by the student body. Field Day, scheduled for Friday, May 31, will be an all-day event filled with activities and fun. A huge THANK YOU goes out to PTO for funding t-shirts, the committee of staff who are planning it, and the volunteers who will make it possible.
Oak View Sixth Graders Participate in Honor Band
Alexis Harcey (French Horn), Daniel Dymanyk (Alto Saxophone), Donovan Mack (Alto Saxophone), and McKenna Haen (Percussion) were among 105 others from central Minnesota selected to participate in the Minnesota Band Directors Association’s (MBDA) beginning year honor band. The band rehearsed for 3 hours and then performed a concert. They played beautifully and were wonderful ambassadors for Oak View. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to learning how to play an instrument and doing it so well. The Oak View band is led by Mrs. Ruohoniemi.
Oak View kitchen staff recognized for amazing work
The Oak View kitchen staff was recently recognized in a state-wide newsletter written by Chef Marshall O’Brien for the time and attention they take when presenting food to students. This photo of the Oak View lunch options is “a wonderful example of making food on the line explode with vibrant beauty.” Tom Pellegrino, ISD 279’s Director of Food & Nutrition Services added that he is inspired by the kitchen staff’s stories about Oak View students. He said, “During my short visit there a few days ago, I heard 3 short stories from them that was evidence to me of them seeing and believing in the AMAZING potential of Oak view students and the role that EVERYONE has in helping our school district achieve its mission.” For more great healthy-eating recipes, videos, and ideas, take a look at Chef O’Brien’s website or blog.
Oak View students have shown their character by creating "Hearts for June."
June, who is 3, has been diagnosed with a rare disease called Aicardi Syndrome. Her family, with strong ties to Oak View, has asked for 20,000 hearts with positive messages of hope, to decorate her room with. The family has gotten hearts from all over the country and at last count has far and away surpassed their goal. Recently, June was featured on Kare11 news. A link to her story is located here: http://www.kare11.com/video/2241324064001/0/Hearts-for-June-Parents-bring-love-to-daughters-hospital-room