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  • Dear Families,

    The end of the year is almost around the corner.  It does not seem possible that another year has come and almost gone.  I do hope your child has not only enjoyed the year, but has grown in many areas.

    Reflecting on this year, it has been an exciting one for all of us. Together we learned much and shared experiences that will long remain with us in the years to come. The strength of our community and passion to make our school a wonderful place of learning not only for our children, but for us as well, has made Oxford a special place. Special thanks to all of you who contributed in many ways: volunteering in the classrooms, chaperoning field trips, organizing events, attending events to support the children, serving on committees, sharing your talents, supporting our work in countless ways, and providing the resources to do what we know is best for children! For these, and a million other things, we are truly grateful!

    During the next 20 days, staff and students are busy with teaching and learning, assessments, and exciting events.  Students in grades 3-6 will take the EOGs beginning on May 29th.  End of Year benchmarks for K-2 students will take place throughout the month of May.  The 6th grade graduation will be held on Monday, June 10th.  We will be honoring parents on May 24th at 9am for our Pastries for Parents Celebration, we hope that each student will have a parent, grandparent, or other family member attend.  The PTO Variety Show will be help on Friday, May 31st.

    As many of you know, next week is Teacher Appreciation Week nationwide. We have incredible, passionate teachers that work extremely hard each and every day. If you know a teacher that you feel goes above and beyond, it means a lot to get an email, call, card or small gift thanking them for their dedication. Please join me in recognizing all staff next week as we have the BEST staff in Catawba County.

    I hope you enjoy the change of pace that the summer brings.  Have a happy, relaxing, and safe summer with your children.  We look forward to seeing everyone upon our return for the 2019-2020 school year.  Just a reminder the new start time for students next year is as follows:  Doors open 7:55, Tardy Bell 8:15, Dismissal 3:30.  The first day of school is Monday, August 26th.

    Lastly, it remains an honor and a privilege to serve as the principal of the Oxford Elementary. If the staff or I can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are here to assist you and your child.


    Dr. Rene Stilwell