United Oaks Elementary

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United Oaks Elementary School
1001 E. Harry
Hazel Park,  MI 48030
Phone (248) 658-2400,  Fax (248) 542-3530

Office Hours - Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

2015 School Supply List

The mission of United Oaks Elementary School, in partnership with the community, is to inspire the development of responsible, caring, productive lifelong learners in a changing world by providing a safe and nurturing environment.

           
Principal
Mr. Mark Brown
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Principal Secretary
Denise Ryniak
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Annual Education Report

 

April 19, 2016  

 

Dear Parents and Community Members:

 

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2014-15 educational progress for United Oaks Elementary School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Mr. Mark Brown, principal, for assistance.

 

The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web sitehttps://goo.gl/nDfZjO, or you may review a copy in the main office at United Oaks Elementary School.

 

When referencing this single year of M-Step data, United Oaks is faced with achievement gaps.  Focused Instruction Time, reading and math intervention, our 1 to 1 technology initiative, extended day and year programs are all ways in which we are working to close those achievement gaps.   

 

State law requires that we also report additional information.  

 

PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL

 

        Students who live in the United Oaks attendance area are assigned to    

 

        United Oaks School.  Students within the Hazel Park School District but

 

        not within the United Oaks attendance area may apply for Open

 

        Enrollment.  Students who reside within Oakland County may apply for

 

        105 Schools of Choice Status.  Students who reside in counties

 

        contiguous to Oakland County (primarily Wayne and Macomb) may

 

        apply for 105C Schools of Choice Status.

 

 

 

THE STATUS OF THE 3-5 YEAR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

 

        We are engaged in the 3-5 year improvement process aligned with the   

 

        District School Improvement Plan as well as our improvement goals.         

 

        Our School Improvement Plan is reviewed by staff and revised

 

        annually.

 

A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF OUR SCHOOL

 

        United Oaks Elementary School is a K - 5 building with 380 students.

 

        We have 2 sections of each grade, with 3 sections of second grade.  We     

 

        offer physical education, art, vocal music and media technology.  We

 

        offer interventions for academically at risk students as well as special

 

        education services for qualifying students.  We offer an extended day

 

        program in addition to our extended year program.  A number of  

 

        parental involvement activities also take place throughout the year.

 

CORE CURRICULUM

 

       The Michigan Department of Education provides an academic core

 

       curriculum that specifies the standards, benchmarks and content

 

       expectations at each grade level and content area K-12.  United Oaks

 

       School works to provide students with a comprehensive curriculum

 

       curriculum that meets their diverse needs and prepares them for a productive future.

 

       The State of Michigan has adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as our

 

       curricular standards and benchmarks.  Information on the core

 

       curriculum is available at www.mi.gov/mde.     

 

LOCAL ASSESSMENT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS

 

       Fountas and Pinnell year end scores - 2015

 

       Kindergarten    89% at level

 

       Grade 1           47% at level

 

       Grade 2           46% at level

 

       Grade 3           57% at level

 

       Grade 4           55% at level

 

       Grade 5           50% at level

 

STUDENTS REPRESENTED BY PARENTS AT PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES        

 

       64% of our students were represented at parent-teacher conferences

 

       during the 2013-2014 school year, while 72% (271 parents) were

 

       represented at parent-teacher conferences during the 2014-2015 school

 

       year.

 

The teachers and staff of United Oaks Elementary School work collaboratively with our diverse student population to provide effective teaching and services.  Careful consideration is given to new initiatives as well as those we currently use.  Our goal is to improve teaching and learning for all students, whether a new initiative is implemented or not.  We recognize that our best resources are our teachers for the students we are entrusted with.  We continually work to improve the Student – Teacher – Parent connection.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mark A. Brown

 

Principal

 

United Oaks Elementary School

 

MSTEP

 

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you for allowing Hazel Park to be part of your child’s education. Enclosed you will find the results of your child’s performance on the M­STEP, Michigan’s new statewide exam. As this is the first year of the exam there is little data to support the ranking of your child’s performance. Hazel Park will be using this information to chart progress year to year.

 

After nearly 45 years of the MEAP, the State of Michigan transitioned to the M­STEP. Many states across the country changed their test last year looking to introduce their students to more rigorous standards. Not only did your child likely take a more rigorous test last year, but took the M­STEP online. Michigan has adopted higher standards for students in English Language Arts and Mathematics, and the M­STEP was built to see how close our students are to reaching them.

 

This year’s test scores may be lower than results from the MEAP test because the M­STEP is not just new, it’s more challenging. This is not a reflection on Hazel Park students, but on all the progress that has been happening across Michigan. We encourage families to remember that these changes are good for our kids, and to keep them in perspective.

 

Teachers and parents can use student scores to make sure they’re doing the right things to support students. Working together, we can identify where students excel and where they need additional help, and find ways to better support students. Hazel Park believes that these tests are just one component that we will be using to measure the growth that your child is making year to year.

 

We will be placing a video produced by the State Board of Education on our website that you can view to give you more information regarding the M­Step. We hope that this, with the scores, you will begin to understand some of the changes that have occurred with the state assessment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM55xZ­ZuNU

 

We are extremely excited in Hazel Park about the changes we are making in our schools. We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. We look forward to our shared partnering in making a difference in your child’s education.

 

As always please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

 

Respectfully,

 

Amy Kruppe, Ed.D. Superintendent

 

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2015 / 2016 United Oaks Calendar of Events

 


2014 United Oaks Elementary Annual Education Report

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United Oaks Student / Parent Handbook


NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT OF 2001

The federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 allows parents of students who attend Title I funded schools to request certification information about the qualifications of the teachers and paraprofessionals assigned to their child. Under this law, you may contact your child’s school and request information regarding which subjects your child’s teacher is certified to teach.

Please feel free to request this information by contacting the school office.


UNITED OAKS STUDENT / PARENT HANDBOOK

The mission of United Oaks Elementary School, in partnership with the community, is to inspire the development of responsible, caring, productive lifelong learners in a changing world by providing a safe and nurturing environment.

2015-2016 Parent & Student Handbook


Newsletters

United Oaks Elementary Newsletters

SEPTEMBER       
DECEMBER MARCH
  December 7, 2015  March 14, 2016
     March 28, 2016
     
OCTOBER JANUARY  APRIL
October 5, 2015 January 11, 2016  April 18, 2016
October 19, 2015 January 25, 2016  
     
NOVEMBER FEBRUARY  MAY
November 2, 2015 February 8, 2016  
November 16, 2015 February 29, 2016  
     
     

Staff

Staff

Grade Name          E-Mail  
Principal Mr. Mark Brown This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Secretary Ms. Denise Ryniak This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Paraprofessional Ms. Linda Brown This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Paraprofessional Ms. Patty Craft This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Paraprofessional Ms. Lucy Daccache This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Paraprofessional Ms. Robyn Hively This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Paraprofessional Ms. Lisa Rambo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Paraprofessional Ms. Barbara Smith This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Custodian Mr. Jason Anderson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Custodian Ms. Kindra Johnsonbaugh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Custodian Mr. Joe Weidman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
       
K Ms. Karen Bachynski This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
K Ms. Janet Jackson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
1 Ms. Jennifer Bayes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
1 Ms. Kim Blumke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
2 Ms. Lisa Pierik This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
2 Ms. Nora Rayes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
2 Ms. Gina Schlagel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
3 Mr. Keith Binkowski This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
3 Ms. Joanne Sweeney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
4 Mr. Don Righter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
4 Mr. Jim Johnson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
5 Ms. Monica Gregory This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
5 Ms. Lora Pieper This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Art Ms. Yvonne Emlet This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Media Teacher Ms. Kim Forster This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Music Ms. Kathy Dickensheets This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
P.E. Mr. Tim Henneghan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Psychologist Ms. Karen Tylenda This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Resource Teacher Ms. Jennifer Monterosso This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Social Worker Ms. Crystal Geiser This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Speech Ms. Sarah Gregory This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Title 1 Ms. Lisa Bernys This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Title 1, Reading Ms. Carrie Irwin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Title 1, Reading Ms. Kelly Sims This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
ESL Tutor Mr. Arthur HAmmou This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, United Oaks School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.
 
In order to complete the survey, please go to:

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

PTA

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PTA OFFICERS  
Kristy Schlak President
Jamie Buczko
Vice President
Charles Hemple
Treasurer
Dawn Mitchell
Membership

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Safety Drills

United Oaks Elementary School Safety Drills

2015 / 2016 School Year
 Date  Type  Conducted By
09/14/2015 @ 1:02 PM Fire Drill Mark Brown
09/18/2015 @ 10:00 AM Fire Drill Mark Brown
09/24/2015 @ 9:18 AM Lock Down Drill Mark Brown & Jason Pence
09/30/2015 @ 2:02 PM Fire Drill Mark Brown
10/01/2015 @ 2:02 PM Lock Down Drill Mark Brown & Jason Pence
01/21/2016 @ 10:00 AM Lock Down Drill Mark Brown & Jason Pence
03/01/2016 @ 12:45 AM Tornado Drill Mark Brown
03/10/2016 @ 11:38 AM Tornado Drill Mark Brown
     
Completed Drills - TOTAL
 
Fire Drills 3  
Lock Down Drills 3  
Tornado Drills 2  

 


 

 

2014 / 2015 School Year
 Date  Type  Conducted By
09/5/2014 @ 1:00 PM Fire Drill  Mark Brown
09/12/2014 @ 10:35 AM Fire Drill Lisa Bernys
09/16/2014 @ 10:30 AM Fire Drill Mark Brown
10/15/2014 @ 11:25 AM Tornado Drill Mark Brown
11/7/2014 @ 1:00 PM Lock Down Drill Mark Brown & Jason Pence
11/19/2014 @ 9:30 AM Lock Down Drill Mark Brown & Jason Pence
01/7/2015 @ 12:35 PM Lock Down Drill Mark Brown & Jason Pence
03/3/2015 @ 9:00 AM Tornado Drill Mark Brown
03/30/2015 @ 12:30 PM Fire Drill Mark Brown
04/1/2015 @ 12:22 PM Fire Drill Mark Brown
04/15/2015 @ 1:00 PM Tornado Drill Mark Brown
     
Completed Drills - TOTAL
 
Fire Drills 5  
Lock Down Drills 3  
Tornado Drills 3  

 

 

 

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