Wednesday, August 24

Thanks for showing up to the Sixth Grade Picnic at Forest Glen Middle School!  An awesome night!  Lots of smiling faces and eager minds — ready to learn.

Math 6 and Enrichment students should have (4) 1-subject notebooks for the school year. Pre-Algebra students will need (1) 5-subject notebook for the school year.  

We will always accept class donations:  glue, pencils, tissue, hand sanitizer, and index cards.  Thanks, in advance!

Interactive NotebookHere’s a sample of an Interactive Notebook page!  Students will need their notebooks, glue, pencils, and highlighters—daily.  We practice and complete homework assignments in the notebook. This is going to be one of the best resources for the school year.


Sample notebooks!

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We would like to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Antoine London to our Northern Shores family! He was serving as assistant principal at John F. Kennedy Middle School.

Our current assistant principal, Mr. Darrell Medley, has been appointed as assistant principal of John F. Kennedy Middle School. We will miss him and wish him future success!

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Add NR Events to your Google Calendar

Do you use Gmail?  Do you use your Google Calendar to receive alerts to your device?  Add the various Nansemond River calendars to view special events and dates.

Click on the logo below the @the River! Event Calendar on the right side of the home page and choose which calendars you would like to add. You can also do this from the Calendar page of our web site.

Google CalendarCalendar options



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New Oakland Shirts

oes_shirtsGrab your New OES T-Shirts, Sweatshirts and Bags for this new school year and show off your BRAVES pride.  T-shirts are available for purchase & the Sweatshirts and Bags are available for pre-order at orientation, Sept 1st and at any of the PTA Meetings.
PTA accepts cash or checks – Click on Image to enlarge
T-Shirts $12 – On Site
Sweatshirts $25 (XXL & XXXL $2 more) – Pre-Order
Bags $8 – Pre-Order
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Join the Oakland PTA

6b944c007e7fbf6a31f5f48c71c75323Parents are encouraged to attend Parent-Teacher Association meetings.  Parent involvement is important to the success of our children.  PTA dues for the 2016-2017 school year are $7.00.  For more information about becoming actively involved in the PTA, contact Oakland Elementary PTA at

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Add School Events to Your Calendar


Do you use gmail?  Do you use your Google Calendar to receive alerts to your device?  Add the Oakland Calendar to view special events and dates.  Click on the logo below the OES Event Calendar on the right side of this page.

The link has changed for 2016-2017.  Please click on the logo to your right, below the calendar to update for the current school year.

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Preservice Schedules are Available HERE!

Welcome Back to Another Year of Teaching and Learning!

Here are the 2016 Preservice Schedules for district organized professional development scheduled from August 22 to September 2, 2016. Contact your school administrator if you have any questions about when and where to report during the preservice window.

Complete Preservice Schedule  (updated 8-22)

PowerSchools(IA)/CPI/Edgenuity Assigned Preservice Schedule

Elementary Breakout Sessions Guide(updated 8-22)

Secondary Breakout Sessions Guide*

*These schedules for both General and Special Education Teachers.

Early Start Preservice Schedule

SPED EC-Support Preservice Schedule (updated 8-22)

Title I Preservice Schedule

Fine Arts, Health/PE, Guidance, & Media Preservice Schedule

Foreign Language Preservice Schedule

Career & Technical Ed. Preservice Schedule

Advanced Instruction Preservice Schedule

Health Services Preservice Schedule

Food Services Preservice Schedule

Paraprofessional Preservice Schedule

United Way Coordinators Preservice Schedule



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Home Access Center

communicateHome Access Center (click)
Call 923-5248 to update your contact information or to register for the 2016-2017 school year.

  • View Student Academic Information
  • School Wide Event Notifications (Sent to your registered email)
  • Communicate with Teachers
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Sign-Up for Peach Jar

peachjar-buttonLooking for an easy way to keep up with Oakland Events?  Register for Peach Jar Newsletters.

Peach Jar (click)

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Where Do I Find….


Looking for the 2016-17 school calendar, hours for registration, shots and the bus schedule?  Click on the link below.

Back to School Central (click)

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Support SEF – Golf Tournament

sefThe Suffolk Education Foundation will host its 17th annual golf tournament fundraiser on September 22, 2016 at the Sleepy Hole Golf Course. (click on logo)

This tournament features a 1 p.m. shotgun start and includes 18 holes on an award-winning course, beverages, boxed lunch, and a dinner buffet of fried chicken and barbeque. Registration and boxed lunch begins at 12 p.m., followed by a helicopter golf ball drop at 12:45 p.m. Registration fee is $350 per four-person team or $125 per individual.

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My School Bucks

MySchoolBucksAccess your account today by clicking on the logo.  If you are new to MyLunchMoney, please create a FREE account at


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Volunteer at Oakland

app_gardenAll Volunteer Applications must be renewed annually.  If your background check through SPS Volunteer Connect has expired and needs to be renewed, you will receive an email.  If you are new to Suffolk Public Schools or would like to volunteer for school or classroom activities, please click on the link below and create an account.

Volunteer Connect Login (click)            Informational Page (click)

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Welcome Back

I will be teaching Environmental Science (Ecology) and Chemistry this year.  Please check my Blog with the correct Subject.


For Environmental Science parents/guardians

Visit to help us get needed funding for our classroom (enter SPARK to double your donation), or tissues.  Whatever you can do, thank you for your support!  The site will be ready by August 30, 2016.


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VSUP Fall Professional Development Conferences

VSUP Professional Development Conferences

Virginia School-University Partnership conferences are open to all Virginia educators. Upcoming VSUP opportunities include:

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VASCD Professional Development Opportunities

VASCD Professional Development Opportunities

Join the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development for their exciting fall professional development line up! See VASCD for all the details:

  • Building Partnerships, Relationships, and Networks- September 27:  Join VASCD for Session 1 of Making a Difference from the Central Office Series. The transition from school-based to a division-level role can challenge relationships and this session focuses on building those networks.

  • Bridging the Gap: Teaming Up for Differentiation -September 29: This conference will help teachers meet student needs using varied instructional strategies, technology applications, and team approaches designed to support teaching and learning.

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FREE Capitol Square Fair – September 24

Capitol Square Fair

Virginia Capitol Square Preservation Council is pleased to host the Virginia Capitol Square Fair, a free community outreach and education event on September 24. Educators and the public will be offered an array of history and conservation learning opportunities.

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VACMS Coaching for Balanced and Connected Mathematics

VACMS Coaching for Balanced and Connected Mathematics

The 5th Annual Virginia Council of Mathematics Specialists’ Conference will be heldSeptember 29-30 at Germanna Community College in Culpeper.  Registration is limited to the first 150 participants.

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Students with Disabilities PD Opportunities

Improving Programs for Students with Disabilities PD Opportunities

VDOE Office of Special Education Program Improvement has web-based trainings available online that offer support and resources for mathematics instruction support, planning a master schedule and using data informed decision making through the lens of the Virginia Tiered System of Supports. Participants will gain valuable tools and resources to assist in meeting the needs of SWD. Administrators, teachers, and division level staff are encouraged to use these resources as a part of their ongoing professional development.

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Join CRESST! 6-12 Science & HPE Teachers – Register by 9/9


Secondary science and health and P.E. educators are invited to explore strategies and develop content-rich, inquiry-based tools for raising awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyle choices! Registration is due by September 9.

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