Our Oakton community spirit was in high gear this week! On Thursday, we honored our Veteran’s from both near and far. In a moving tribute, our Oakton students and staff recognized the brave men and women who have served in the military and have made tremendous sacrifices to protect our freedom. Twenty-two veterans joined us and spoke to students in their classrooms about their love for our country. Many are parents or grandparents of Oakton students – one was even a former Oakton Elementary student! LT Rebecca Barthel from the U.S. Navy Nurse Corp presented a tribute to the wounded warriors and Master Sergeant John Harrington from the U.S. Army presented the keynote. Thank you to Mrs. Marshall and the character education students for making this special assembly possible.
On Tuesday, we held a Kindergarten and 1st Grade Literacy Night. Parents had the opportunity to observe how our teachers teach reading and writing and then were able to practice with their child at school. The children loved showing off all that they have learned so far this year!
We capped off the week on Friday night with the 6th grade Empty Bowl Dinner. This event focused on hunger awareness. The students served dinner to over 100 friends and family members to raise money for shelters and food pantries in our local community. They made sandwiches for The Lamb Center. And, in conjunction with the SCA, the students also collected non-perishable food items to donate to Food For Others. -cg