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School Improvement Plan Survey for Families School Improvement Plan Family Survey

Please take a minute to complete the school  improvement plan survey!
We really appreciate your help.

Survey Link

 

OES Basketball OES BASKETBALL

Just a reminder that basketball forms are due Friday, November 30th. We are also in need of coaches, so If you are able to, we would love to have some parents help us fulfill this need!  If you have any questions, please email brittanyn.bramlage@boone.kyschools.us!

Thank you! 

Ockerman Elementary Spring Craftshow Spring Craft Show

Spring Craft Show

Inclement Weather Information snow

Unpredictable winter weather may necessitate Boone County Schools to alter daily schedules or routines within the district. To be prepared please make sure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts for your family. Also, have child-care arrangements already in place should the need arise to close school early, delay or cancel school.

 

Stay up to date with all weather related delays and closings by following @BCSWx on Twitter. 

 

Boone County Schools Inclement Weather Information

"Hope & Well-being for All" 5K Run running

The Boone County Education Foundation is sponsoring this 5K event to support the Boone County Schools' social and emotional learning efforts, ensuring hope and well-being for all 21,000 students in the district. Funds are being raised to support programming and instruction that build grit, perseverance, resilience, mental wellness, and leadership in all students, as well as promote healthy life choices.

Online Book Fair Scholastic Book Fair
PTO Membership OES PTO organization

Click here to join our PTO !

Thank you for supporting our students!

Occasional Student Pick Up Occasional Pick up

Please complepte this form if you plan on picking up your child occasionally during the school year.

Occasional Pick Up Form

Welcome Back Letter Welcome Back Letter

Welcome Back to School 2018-2019

Mrs. Best's Welcome Back Letter

Bus Routes Mock Run buses

Boone County Schools is helping to prepare parents, students, and the community-at-large with a dry run of the BC school bus routes! The "rehearsal" or mock run will happen on Monday, August 13. All buses will be driving the exact routes. This will give our transportation department an opportunity to correct/tweak things prior to the first day of school on Wednesday, August 15.

PTO Spirit Wear Sale Spirit Wear Sale

OES Spirit Wear

Click here to order your OES Spirit Wear

Welcome to the online store. This online store has been developed to greatly simplify the apparel ordering process for you. To get started, just select the appropriate sizes and quantities for the items below.

This store will close on September 17th at 11:59 PM EDT.

DELIVERY DATE IS AN ESTIMATED DATE...EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO DELIVER TO ORGANIZATION on or around October 9th.  PLEASE ALLOW ADEQUATE TIME FROM ORGANIZATION FOR DELIVERY.

Idlebrook-IB Sports custom decorates all items specifically for your order. All Sales Are Final. Items, fabrics, and colors are produced as advertised to the best of our ability. Substitutions of equal or greater quality may be made if stock is unavailable. No order can be returned or exchanged especially due to incorrect fit or other sizing issue.


 

Stuff The Bus stuff the bus

It's time to Stuff the Bus!!! Bring three or more items to any Northern Kentucky Chick-fil-A on July 31st and receive a chicken free sandwich! Notebooks/Composition notebooks, kids socks, packs of pencils, packs of markers and glue sticks are needed most. Our primary collection spot will be the Chick-fil-A on Houston Road, but you can drop off supplies for Boone County Schools at any location. Just let them know when you drop off your items.

Notice of Non-discrimination nondiscrimination
Public Notice
Boone County Board of Education
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
 
Students, their families and employees/ potential employees of the Boone County School District are hereby notified that the Boone County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, disability or genetic information in employment programs, vocational programs, or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups, set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. The lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission and participation in programs and activities including career and technical education programs.
2018-2019 School Supply List School Supplies

Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 School year

Please click here for the school supply!

Have a great year!  LET'S GO ROCKETS!

LinkingTogether: Youth Mental Health Summit classroom

Please join us for this two-day event, Friday, June 22 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Saturday, June 23, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Both days will include lunch, a keynote speaker, and various workshops and seminars, led by national, state and local experts in the areas of youth mental health.

Session topics will include Youth Mental Health First Aider training, Trauma Informed Care, Social Emotional Learning, Drug Free Clubs of America, Bullying, Resiliency, Mindfulness and many more.

The goals of the Summit are to increase mental health literacy, to reduce the stigma associated with mental health disorders in our community and to strengthen community response to youth development through awareness, knowledge, connectivity and access.

Title 1 Parent Survey Title 1 Parent Survey

Please take a minute to complete the Title 1 Parent Surey

                                Link to Parent Survey

Drama Camp for Students with Special Needs drama

Boone County Schools will partner with the Lexington Children’s Theater to create a “Magical Journey.” Students will use their imagination and creativity to express themselves with grace and beauty through multiple artistic disciplines.  Working with Peer Tutors, Boone County Teachers and Para Educators, and the Shooting Stars Youth Theatre, students will showcase their individuality with a performance for family and friends on Saturday.    

Last Day Of School last day

The last day of school for students is May 25th!

Maker Expo maker expo

The World Maker & Inventor Expo is a celebration of making, inventing, problem solving and innovation with robotics, 3D printing, drones, aerospace, coding, micro-computing, CSI, Arduino, graphic design, engineering and much more. The family-friendly expo will feature projects and programs from over 100 schools, universities, companies, and organizations in the greater Cincinnati-northern Kentucky regions. Enjoy workshops and competitions, including drone relays, 3D design, outlaw derby races, as well as delicious pies, fries, kabobs, sandwiches, waffles and shaved ice from area food trucks!

Dinner Across Boone County MM Research

Click her for restaurant locations participating in "Dinner Across Boone"

When: Tuesday, May 1st
WhereALL ACROSS BOONE COUNTY
What is it:  Boone County Schools are joining together to support "Dinner Across  Boone"
 

Our very own Boone County Schools Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Jim Detwiler has Multiple Myeloma, which is a cancer of the blood. With Multiple Myeloma IGA cells grow out of control, taking over the healthy cells in the body. Currently there is no known cure.

Dr. Detwiler is part of a group, Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma. He is going to climb to the Kalapathar Summit portion of Mt. Everest at 18,514’ elevation this October to raise awareness for Multiple Myeloma and other cancers.

Thank you for supporting this very important research for Multiple Myeloma and other cancers. Together, we are changing lives!

For more information on Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma please visit:

         http://www.movingmountainsformultiplemyeloma.com

Boosterthon Boosterthon

 

                                                Click here to see a quick Boosterthon Video

Boosterthon Newsletter Blurb 2017-2018
Parents! This year’s main fundraiser is the OES Fun Run N’ Rally! It’s a 9-day program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on April 25th. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on May 4th. With our big goal of raising $10,000 for STEAM Lab, playground equipment, student incentives and awards, and much more, we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it more profitable, easier, and fun.

 

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, CASTLE QUEST! an English castle theme all about being brave and living with character. On their quest to regain Bravemore Castle, students will learn the “SIX VIRTUES of a TRUE HERO” from a cast of colorful characters.

 

Donations will go toward STEAM Lab, playground equipment, student incentives and awards, and to the entire 9-day experience. So please help our school by reaching out to sponsors. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run! Thank you for your support!

Email Migration email
Household and Income Form (HIF) Household and Income Form
International Festival - Date Change International Fest

The Boone County Schools International Festival has been postponed and is now coming up on May 5th.  It is being held at Mann Elementary from 11:00am until 3:00pm.  Addmission is free and there will be plenty of activities for the entire family!

School Resource Officers For Elementary Schools SRO's

Boone County Schools and the Boone County Sheriff's Office are pleased to announce that Boone County Sheriff's Deputies will be manning the elementary schools in the upcoming school year.

Boone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe, Walton Verona Independent School District Superintendent Robert Storer, Judge-Executive Gary Moore, Commissioners Cathy Flaig, Charles Kenner, Charlie Walton & Sheriff Michael A. Helmig worked harmoniously to develop a plan to equip every Boone County public elementary school with a school resource officer for the 2018-2019 school year.

Service Learning Project for the Homeless Service Learning Project for the Homeless

 

Unified Arts Service Learning Project

The Unified Arts Team is collecting plastic grocery bags
For a Service Learning Project

The plastic bags will be made into  mats for the homeless and distributed to the Navajo in New Mexico.

Please send the bags to school

March 12—March 23


Boone County Schools App app

Boone County Schools now has its own app! Just search "Boone County Schools" in the App Store or the Google Play Store. After downloading, you can go into the user settings and customize which schools you wish to follow on the app.

S.T.E.A.M Night STEAM Night

S.T.E.A.M Night

A great night for family learning and fun!

S.T.E.A.M Flyer

PTO Taco Dinner and Silent Auction PTO Taco Dinner

PTO Taco Dinner and Silent Auction

March 2, 2018
5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m

Admission:  $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family

Dinner includes:  2 Taco's, Burrito's or Nacho's, 
1 Scoop of Rice, 1 Drink and Dessert!

Make it a fun family night.....bid on many awesome baskets and have dinner too!

International Festival International Festival

International Festival

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mann Elementary

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

Additional School Resource Officers logo

In light of the Florida and Marshall County, Kentucky school tragedies, Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe working in collaboration with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department is adding additional School Resource Officers (SRO’s) to the district’s elementary schools. 

Boone County Schools Statement on Copy-Cat Threats logo

Boone County Schools is one of many school districts across the country that is being subjected to copy- cat threats of the school tragedy in Florida.  We are working with local authorities as they investigate a recent rash of rumors and threats on our campuses.  Student suspects in each of the cases were immediately identified and apprehended.  They were charged by local authorities and disciplined by their schools.   In each case a thorough investigation was conducted by the school district and authorities.  No student or staff member was ever in danger. Confidentiality laws prevent Boone County Schools from talking about the persons involved or the specifics of the incidents. Boone County Schools will continue to remain on alert, following our safety protocols and working with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and Florence Police as future issues arise.

Video Conference From Space video conference

Students from Ockerman Elementary were treated to a video conference with an astronaut currently in space. Colonel Mark Vande Hei, who is a Flight Engineer is from Minnesota. He spent 45 minutes talking with 60 students. Colonel Vande Hei traveled to the International Space Station in September on Expedition 54 joining a crew of six, astronauts from Russia, Italy and the U.S.

Congratulations Mrs. Best

                               Congratulations Mrs. Best!

The Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) has inducted Mrs. Best into the very first cohort of Kentucky Women in Education Leadership (KWEL).  She was one of only 30 Women chosen across the state!  
                                Check out the press KASA press release!

 

Kindergarten Registration Information - Updated kindergarten registration

Kindergarten Registration Information with update times.

Early Childhood Learning my pre k
Archery Quarter Auction Information Archery quarter Auction
Kentucky Immunization Requirements doctor
Resiliency Poll Poll

     Ockerman Elementary School Resiliency Poll    https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eu00vwVZAuxoyJn

OES T-Shirt Sale T-shirt orders

The OES T-shirt sale has been extended for one week.  
New colors and designs have been added!  Click the link below and check out the new options!  You can order online with credit cards or bring cash or check to the school office to place an order!  

                                      OES T-shirt order link

Temporary Changes in Dress Code Policy

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Due to the warm weather we have a temporary change in the dress code policy.  Students can now wear shorts up until fall break.    

Leader in Me Parent Survey

Leader in Me Header

Parents, Please take a minute to complete the Leader in Me survey!  Thank you!

                                     Leader In Me Survey

Information for Afternoon Pick up Bus

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IMPORTANT - AFTERNOON PICK UPS

When you need to pick up your student instead of riding the bus, you must be here no later than 3:30 p.m. to sign him/her out with prior teacher/office notification. (Please utilize your “Note for School” pads that were sent home earlier this year.) No student will be taken off the bus after 3:35 p.m. If you arrive after that, you will be asked to meet your student at his/her bus stop. This is for the safety of all students and NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.

If you have given the proper notice and get caught in traffic causing a possible delay, please call the office ASAP so we can direct your student to the office. This should only be done in extreme circumstances. All students must be picked up by 3:45 p.m.

BOOK FAIR

Wild West Book Fair

WHEN:  Sept. 14-Sept. 22
WHERE:  OES Library

FAMILY NIGHT:  Sept. 20 - 4:00-6:00
Can't make it to the book fair?  Shop online: Online book fair  We are participating in Scholastic's ALL FOR BOOKS program.  Any student that brings in one dollar for ALL FOR BOOKS will have their name entered in a raffle to win $25.00 worth of books from the book fair.  Click the links below for more information about the ALL for BOOKS program.

                 ALL FOR BOOKS OVERVIEW
                 ALL FOR BOOKS VIDEO

 

Solar Eclipse

eclipse

Important Information about the Solar Eclipse

On Monday August 21st, 2017 we will experience a total solar eclipse, an event that hasn’t occurred over the U.S. mainland since 1979.  A total solar eclipse, which is when the moon completely covers the sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide swath of the country.  While Boone County is not located in this area, we will still be able to view the partial solar eclipse.

This event will be an extraordinary educational opportunity for our students.  Many of our schools will have special activities or lessons planned for this day to accompany the event.  While this event is extremely exciting for our students, we must also acknowledge the importance of proper eye safety.  While it should be common sense not to stare directly at the sun with your naked eyes, this advice will be even more important during this event.  The eclipse must be viewed only through proper eclipse glasses.  Schools with planned viewing activities will require students to wear proper solar eclipse glasses.

In order to protect our students’ eyes during this event:

  • Students will not participate in any unstructured outdoor activities, including recess
  • Students will be advised to not look directly at the sun without wearing solar eclipse glasses
  • We will provide additional personnel until 4pm for parents who do not want their children riding the bus during the eclipse.Children who do not ride the bus for that reason will have to be picked up by parents at 4pm.
Open House Information

open house

 

We are excited to welcome everyone back for the 2017-2018 school year!  Please see the times listed below for your child's open house.

AM Kindergarten Open House
Tuesday, August 8th - 5:00PM - 6:30PM

PM Kindergarten Open House
Wednesday, August 9th - 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Open House Grades 1-5 and Preschool
Monday, August 14 - 4:00PM - 7:00PM

 

 

Summer Reading

SUMMER READING
Summer Reading is in full swing!
We are partnering with the Boone County Public Library to support summer reading.
The program runs until August 31!
It is fun and easy to participate. 
Use the links below to access the digial reading log or download a paper copy!

Digital Reading Log
Download a Paper Reading Log

 

School Supply List School Supplies

Ockerman Elementary is closed today, Monday, April 17, due a water main break in Florence.

Meet Author Troy Cummings

We are excited to announce that author/illustrator 
Troy Cummings will be visiting Ockerman Elementary on Friday, April 28, 2017.  He will be speaking to students in grades 1-3 and all students will have an opportunity to purchase his books and have them autographed. More information will be coming home soon!

Click here for a quick Troy Cummings Bio!

 

Career Day

Career Day 2017

Thank you to all our Career Day Volunteers!

Career Day

Boone County Schools are CLOSED

Boone County Schools are CLOSED for WEDNESDAY MARCH 1st. There will be no Elementary School bus pick up. Students already at school will stay until it is safe to release them. Parents may pick up students from their schools. High School driving students will be released when their principals deem it's safe to release them.

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY for Monday January 30th. ‪There will be NO AM KINDERGARTEN or PRESCHOOL for Monday January 30th. ‬‬ 

Scholastic Book Fair

Coming Soon!!!  
The scholastic Book Fair!
Dates:  January 30 - February 8
More information, including the shopping schedule, will be sent home soon!
Can't make it to the book fair!  Our book fair is online!
http://www.scholastic.com/bf/ockermanelementaryschool
 

Events and Activities

All events for Friday January 13th are occurring as scheduled. There will be NO events/activities on Saturday January 14th prior to 12PM.

RUN WITH THE COUGARS

The CHS "Run With the Cougars" 5K will be held on Saturday, March 18th.  The cost for participants is $10 and all proceeds go directly back to our students in support of our Character Counts program.

Please click on the link below to print out the registration form.

Run With the Cougars Registration Form

Evening Activities

All evening activities for Boone County Schools are CANCELLED for tonight, January 5th.

Boone County Schools Closed

‪Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will be CLOSED on Thursday January 5th. ‬

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to possible icy conditions all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY Tuesday December 13th.  There is no AM kindergarten.  Continue to monitor for possible updates.‬

Pictures with Santa

Santa's shop 

Pictures with Santa!

Wednesday, December 14th!

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to overnight snow and slick road conditions, all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY Friday December 9th.‬. There is no AM kindergarten. 

School Report Card Feedback

The Kentucky Department of Education is requesting your participation in a survey to provide feedback on Kentucky's online school report card.  Please click the link below to access the survey.  We apprceiate your feedback!

Kentucky School Report Card Survey

 

OES P.J Day for Epilepsy

Mrs. Sefton's Fifth Grade Class is raising money to promote awareness for epilepsy.  
On, Tuesday, November 22, all students that bring in a quarter can wear their pajamas!!
All money raised goes to an epilepsy foundation.  For more information abot the foundation, go to 
http://www.epilepsy.com/

Halloween Bash For A Cure

Halloween Bash For A Cure
When:  Saturday, October 29
Time:  12:00 - 2:00
Why:  Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
Who:  Pre-K through 5th Grade
Cost:  $5.00

Click Here for more information!

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the USA. Please take some time to talk about Red Ribbon Week with your child and the importance of making good choices that keep us safe and healthy.  All counselors will be leanind guidance lessons on the topic this month. 

Monday (10/24) Wear your sunglasses SHADE OUT DRUGS
Tuesday (10/25) Wear Red Day
Wednesday (10/26) Pajama Day
Thursday (10/27) Wear Favorite Team Gear
Friday (10/28) Extra recess for one class from each grade level that has the highest percentage of participation for the week.

 

 

       

A great big thank you to the following organizations that donated to our Fall Festival! You are making a difference in the life of our students! Meijer, Costco, Kroger, Paradise Donuts, Remke, GiGi’s Cupcakes, Servatti’s, St. Vincent DePaul, Kona Ice, You Lucky Dog, Cru Cutters, Perffeti, Home Depot, Linda Swales, OES PTO and OES Staff!

Lincoln Grant Scholar House

If you are a sinlge parent and would like to go back to school, check the link below to find more information about the grant information in the link below.

Lincoln Grant Scholar House Flyer

Fall Festival

OES FALL FESTIVAL
When:Friday, October 21, 2016
Time:  5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Admission:  FREE
Tickets:  4 for $1.00
Inflatable wrist bands:  $8.00
Games, haunted house, jail, trunk or treat, costume contest, inflatables

OES Spirit Wear

Show your Ockerman Spirit!!!  Gooooooooo Rockets! Click the link below to get your school spirit wear!

Ockerman Spirit Wear

Grandparents as Parents Conference

If you would like to attend the Grandparents as Parents Conference you can sign up at the link below.

                                          Grandparents as Parents Registration

Second Grade Service Learning Project

                        

The second grade classes are collecting items for Foster Kids with New Beginnings. They would like comfort items such as soft blankets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrush, comb, and books. They are also accepting gift cards to Walmart or Target so items can be purchased there.  The 2nd grade students  are writing loving, welcoming letters to the children to put in the backpack.  Posters can be found throughout the building that the children have made.

                                             

 

Scholastic Book Fair

Ahoy Matey! The Scholastic Book Fair is right around the corner!
The book fair dates are Thursday, September 15 - Friday, September 23.
Book Fair Family Night is Thursday, Sept. 15 from 4:00-6:30
The Book Fair will be open to students on Friday, September 16 - 23 Friday! 
More information will be coming home soon!
If you would like to help your child choose books but cannot make it to the book fair events, you can
shop our online book fair.  Click the link below.  You can begin shopping online beginning Sept. 10th.
Online Book Fair Link

Book Fair Family Night

Book Fair Family Night
Thursday, September 15, 2016
4:00-6:30

The Longest Yard Sale

Stop by OES on Saturday, August 4th and shop the longest yard sale!
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
There will be a lot vendor!  

 

 

SAVE YOUR BOTTLE CAPS

Please save any of your plastic bottle caps and turn them in to OES. We will be recycling the plastic caps to create a bench.   

NOW HIRING

Boone County is looking for bus drivers for the 2016-2017 school year.  Click the link below more information!

Bus Driver Hiring Informational Flyer

OES Summer Office Hours

 7:00AM - 3:00PM

ALL FOR BOOKS SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT

Thank you to all the families that donated to the ALL FOR BOOKS program!  We collected and were able to purchase $135.00 worth of books from our BOGO book fair.  We are donating the books to the Adopt-A-Book Organization!  

Thank you!

BOGO Book Fair

BOGO BOOK FAIR
WHEN:  April 22-April 29
WHERE:  OES Library
FAMILY NIGHT:  Tuesday, April 26 from 4:00-6:30

Spring Break

All Boone County Schools will be CLOSED for Spring Break April 11th - 15th.  School will resume on Monday April 18th.  Have a relaxing and enjoyable break!

Big World Recess and the Rocket Run are coming!  Please watch the video for the exciting news.  

The password is bwr.

https://vimeo.com/133485770 

SCHOOL CLOSED

Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will be CLOSED Wednesday February 10th.

SCHOOL CLOSED

Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will be CLOSED Tuesday February 9th.

Evening Activities for February 8th

Due to inclement weather all evening activities scheduled for AFTER 6:00pm for all Boone County Schools have been CANCELLED for Monday February 8th.

Book Fair Information

The "Feeling  Groovy Book Fair" is here!!!  Please see the link below for more information and for the book fair schedule.  Family Night at the book fair is Thursday, Feb.11th from 4:00-6:30.  

Book Fair Information and Schedule

Shop our online book fair by clicking the link below!
Online Book Fair

Family Resource Survey

Please complete the parent survey below regarding our family resource center by Friday, February 12th.  Thank you so much!

Parent Survey

Evening Activities CANCELED

Due to the incoming winter storm all evening activities for all Boone County Schools are CANCELED for Friday Janaury 22nd.

Me and My Guy Dance

Me and My Guy Dance

Date:  Friday, January 29, 2016
Time:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tickets:  $5.00 per adult 
$2.00 per student
Reservations Required 
RSVP by Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Must RSVP for reservations, there will be no ticket sales at the door
 

 


 

 

OES and the B105 Pledge

As you know from the all that was sent out on Sunday, B105 radio station aired our school saying the pledge from the Veteran's Day Program on Novemer 11, 2015.  If you did not get to hear it this morning when it aired you can click on the link below to hear the recording!

Ockerman's Pledge on B105

Young Rembrants

Does your child love art? Sign them up for Young Rembrandts art enrichment classes which are held at Ockerman right after school on Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 11/10 –12/15 (no class 11/3). Young Rembrandts teaches drawing in an entertaining and positive setting that ensures success for every child. Each season we offer classes that enhance basic to intermediate drawing techniques, train students in color theory and boost self-confidence. We offer ALL NEW lessons in each session.  Go to www.youngrembrandts.com/northernky-southwestoh to learn more.

Young Rembrants Flyer

Kentucky Kids Week
OES KIDS ARE THE BEST!

We will be celebrating KY Kids Week, Nov. 2-6, 2015

Monday-Wear OES shirts (Red or Blue)
Tuesday-NO SCHOOL
Wednesday-Hat Day (Hats off to our Ky Kids)
Thursday-Dress Crazy Day (Our kids are unique and special)
Friday-Dress like a hero (Our students have superpowers)

 

Celebrating Red Ribbon Week
October 26 - October 30, 2015


Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tabacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign.  Please take time to talk to your child about the importance of making good choices that keep us safe and healthy.
Monday-Pajama Day
Tuesday-Wear Red 
Wednesday-Wear Sunglasses
Thursday-Wear your favorite team gear.
Friday-One class from each grade level will earn extra recess for having the highest percentage of participation for the week.

CELEBRATING OUR STAR STUDENTS

We are excited to celebrate our fantastic STAR students with our first STAR Awards Ceremonies!  If your child is receiving an award, you will be receiving an invitation to attend the awards.  Please see the ceremony schedule below under the "read more" link!  Congratulations to all our STAR Award Winners! 

Fall Festival

Ockerman Elementary Fall Festival
Come and enjoy some great, family fun at our annual fall festival!  Games, haunted housE, jail, costume contest, inflatables and much more!

Date:  Friday, October 16 
Time:  5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Admission: $2.00 per person or  $10.00  family max
Game Tickets:  4/$1.00 Advanced tickets 5/$1.00
Unlimited Inflatables $10.00 wristband
Food and Drinks --CASH ONLY

 

ONLINE BOOK FAIR NOW AVAILABLE

The fall scholastic book fair will be opening this week but.... you can start shopping now! The online book fair is now available. Please click the link below to begin shopping.  The books will be shipped directly to Ockerman Elementary and delivered to your child. Happy Shopping and thank you for supporting our students through the book fair!
Click here for the online book fair

40 Book Challenge

READY....SET.....READ!  This year we are celebrating reading with a 40 Book Challenge!  We would love for the whole school community to joins! Click the links below to find out more about the challenge and to download a copy of the read challenge chart!

40 Book Challenge Informational Letter

40 Book Challenge Reading Chart

OPEN HOUSE

We are excited to welcome everyone to the 2015-2016 school year!  Please come out to open house from 5:00-7:00 on Monday, August 10. Students will be able to meet their teacher and see their classroom.  You will also be able to pay school fees, fill out paper work for background checks, join our PTO, and get transportation information such as bus numbers and pick-up and drop-off times.  If you are enrolling a child at open house you must have Proof of Residency and current immunization forms.  The complete registration packet can be found on the Boone County Schools website at http://www.boone.k12.ky.us/UserFiles/17/enrollment/studentenrollmentpacket.pdf

Stuff The Bus Challenge

Help us to once again win the Stuff The Bus Challenge. Bring school supplies to the Chick Fil A store on Houston Road in Florence from 11:00am - 7:00pm on Monday, July 27th and make sure they go into the Boone County Schools bus. If you bring 3 or more school supply items you receive a coupon for a free Chick Fil A chicken sandwhich. See you on Monday!

District Code of Conduct

The 2015-2016 District Code of Conduct is now available!  As we are beginning the 2015-2016 school year please take time to review it.  

The Longest Yard Sale

Are you looking for a great way to get rid of all of your extra things? Ockerman Elementary will be selling spaces for the Longest Yard Sale which takes place on Saturday August 8. Spaces are $10 each and are the size of a typical parking space. Please come to the office between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to reserve your space. If you need additional information please call the office at 859-282-4620

Summer Bus Routes
Fun! Games! Stories!

Boone County Public Library and UMCFood Ministry are offering stories, games , fun activities and FREE DINNER at three local mobile home parks during the summer. Everyone is invited and everyone gets a free meal ( while supplies last). Times are 6:00 - 7:30 and the program lasts from June 8th thru August 6
Greenlawn - Monday evenings
White Pine - Tuesday evenings
Mosbys Pointe - Thursday evenings

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

The front office will be open: MONDAY-THURSDAY 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

laughHave a great summer!laugh

 

Boosterthon Update

WOW!! Thanks to our fantastic OES family we earned close to $10,000 during the boosterthon. That is amazing!  Thank you to all the families that supported OES by making pledges!laugh It is now time to collect the money that was pleged.  Please turn in the pledge money as soon as possible.  We would like to collect all money pledged by the end of the school year. Thank you so much for supporting our students through the boosterthon. 

BOOSTERTHON FUN RUN

Tonight is the last night for pledges for Boosterthon! Please log on and support our new STEAM lab. www.funrun.com ! Tomorrow is the Fun Run. Families and friends are encouraged to join us to support our runners. The schedule is:

Plan A: (Two Tracks in the Field)
First Run: 9:15-10:15 AM Kindergarten & First Grade
Second Run: 10:30-11:30 Fourth Grade & Fifth Grade
Third Run: 12:45-1:45 Third Grade
Fourth Run: 2:00-3:00 PM Kindergarten & Second Grade

Plan B: (Rain Schedule in Gym)
First Run: 9:00-10:00 AM Kindergarten & Minton, Marshall, McAdams, Morgan
Second Run: 10:15-11:15 Fourth Grade
Third Run: 11:15-12:15 Fifth Grade
Fourth Run: 12:15-1:15 Third Grade
Fifth Run: 1:15-2:15 PM Kindergarten & Messmer, Farmer, Cook
Sixth Run: 2:15-3:15 Second Grade

We hope to see everyone here tomorrow!

Boosterthon and Rundraiser

This week we will be kicking off our Boosterthon Fundraiser.  This is the only big fundraiser we have done this year and it is to help raise funds for Technology, our new STEAM Lab, The Buddy Program, and Student Rewards and Incentives.  Our pep rally will be this Wednesday so look for your child to come home talking about Boosterthon and the Fun Run.  You should already have received an email and letter regarding Boosterthon and what it is about. 

 

 

Fifth Grade Promotion
Fifth Grade Promotion will be on May 28th @ 6:30 PM.  It will be at Ockerman Middle School in the gymnasium. 


 

KPREP State Testing

KPREP State Testing for 3rd-5th grades:  May 12th-18th.

BOGO BOOK FAIR

The BOGO Book Fair is almost here!!!!!!  All books will be buy one get one free!  This is a great time to get books to support summer reading!  The BOGO book fair will be open for Family Night on Friday, April 24 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm..  This is right before the talent show.  Hope to see you there!

Title 1 Parent Survey

Please take a minute to complete the annual Title 1 Parent Survey.  We really appreciate your feedback.

English Version
http://www.boone.kyschools.us/surveyLogin.aspx?pin=abcd

Spanish Version
http://www.boone.kyschools.us/surveyLogin.aspx?pin=4567
 

 

The Wonders of Weird

Kelly Milner Halls, award winning author, will be visiting OES on Wednesday, April 8th.  If you are planning on purchasing a book for the author to sign, please return the money and order form to school as soon as possible.  Students should receive their signed book the day of the author visit.  Click on the link below to access the order form if you would like to order books.

Kelly Milner Halls -- Book Order Form

 

Animal Adventure Hour!
March 22 from 2:00 - 3:00
March 24 from 6:30 - 7:30

Ockerman 5th grade students will be hosting an Animal Adventure hour for Pre-school - 3rd graders at the Boone County Public Library Main Branch.  Get ready to discover wild animal stories, crafts, reading and math games.  Also enjoy refreshments and door prizes.  Please register at www.bcpl.org.

Ockerman Elementary Art Show

You're invited!  The students of Ockerman Elementary School have come together to create artwork for a spectacular art show celebration!  Every student has their own masterpiece framed and on display!  The art show is Thursday, March 26th from 3:45 - 6 PM in the gym.  Don't miss this  Fine Arts Night!!
 

Family Night at the Book Fair

The book fair will be open on the night of the PTO spaghetti dinner, Thursday, Feb. 26th from 4:00-7:00! We hope to see everyone there!!!

Congratulations to Jacob Epperson!  He has been named the Grade 5 Winner in the River Sweep Contest by the Ohio River  Valley Water Sanitation  Commission!  His poster was chosen out of 1000 entries from 6 states!  Awesome job, Jacob!  OES is very proud of you!

Online Book Fair

Can't make it to the book fair!  Shop our book fair online at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/oes

PTO Spaghetti Dinner

Date:  Thursday, Feb. 26
Where:  School Cafeteria
Time:  5:30-7:30
Cost:  $5 per adult, $3 per child, $20 max. per family

There will be a silent auction, a basket auction for the classrooms, and the book fair will be open until 7:00.
 

OES SPIRIT WEEK

Show your ROCKET Pride! 
OES SPIRIT WEEK
January 26-30, 2015

Monday-Pajama Day
Tuesday- Crazy Sock Day
Wednesday-Crazy Hair Day
Thursday-Book Character Day
Friday-OES Spirit Day

Lunch and Learn

OES is hosting a Lunch and Learn!  Fliers have been sent home and provide more details about this program.  Lunch and Learn will be held on Tuesdays, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, on the following days:  2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, and 3/24.  Lunch is provided, and the program is completely free!  If you are interested in attending, please complete the registration form and return to school on or before February 10th. 

Lunch and Learn Flyer

Young Rembrandts Art Program

Check out the link below about a great art progam coming to OES!


Young Rembrandts

Coming Soon

If you haven't noticed....our school's roadside sign has been removed!  We are getting a new, and improved, sign!!!  We can't wait to keep the school community update through our new sign!

OES Skate Night

Don't forget about the OES Skate Night at the Fundome!
Monday, November 24 from 6:00-8:00!

 

OES Quarter Auction

Quarter Auction

Tuesday, November11,  2014

Ockerman Elementary Cafeteria

Doors open at 6:15pm

Auction starts at 7:00pm

Admission is $5.00

 

Important Volunteer Information

Just a reminder that if you are planning on volunteering in ANY capacity here at school – including attending classroom celebrations you must have an approved background check on file AND have completed the volunteer training”.  This is to ensure that safety is maintained  and confidentiality of all students is protected.    Background check forms can be obtained in the office and the volunteer training is located on under the “parent” tab on this webpage

Gallup Poll Letter - 5th Parents Only

Ockerman Elementary, a long with all Boone County Schools, will be participating in the Gallup Poll this school year.  If you DO NOT want your child to participate in the Gallup Poll please click the link below, print out the form, complete the form, and return it to school by the date indicated.  All students that do not complete the form will participate in the Gallup Poll.

Gallup Poll- Opt Out Form

OES SPIRIT WEAR

Please send in spirit wear orders by Sept. 29th.
Spirit Wear Samples
Spirit Wear Order Forms

OES Volunteer Training

Click on the picture to access the OES Volunteer training information. OES Volunteer Training information will also be under the parent tab at the top of the website.

 

PTO Meetings for 2014-2015
The PTO Meetings for the 2014-2015 school year will be moving to Tuesday nights this year. We hope to get more people to join us for these important meetings! Most meetings are held in the Ockerman library. If we are somewhere else, there will be signs directing you to the meeting.
Scholastic book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be here soon!  Fair will be here from Sept. 18 - Sept. 26.  Family Night is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 18th from 4:00-6:30.  You can also shop our book fair online by clicking on the link below!

ONLINE BOOK FAIR

OES Ice Bucket Challenge

Visitor Information- IMPORTANT

“Parents, family members and visitors are required to sign in at the office anytime that they are in the building. Upon signing in you will be asked to leave your ID at the counter where it will be safely stored until you return to the office to sign back out.  At this time your ID will be returned to you.  This is a safety precaution for everyone as we need to be aware of who is in the building at all times.   The only exception to this is when you are coming for afternoon pick up – you will sign in at the sign out table in the lobby as always. Preschool parents will still need to sign in at the office as they arrive before the sign out table is manned.   At all other times you need to stop at the counter and sign in.     We have ordered a Campus Security Identification Scanning System and will be implementing its use once it is received.  This will require everyone who enters the building to present an ID which will then be scanned and checked against a national database.  “

Afternoon Pick Up Information

If you are picking your child up from school in the afternoon please make sure you arrive and sign your child out no later than 3:20. (This includes every day pick-ups and occasional pick-ups.)  Once the students are loaded and the buses are preparing to leave we cannot remove a child from the bus because it is a safety concern.

Karate For Kids

This class will build confidence, cultivate self-respect and strengthen body and mind it will also provide students to become mentally and physically fit and will benefit balance and coordination. Children 5 years and older and parent participation encourages. For more information and registration please visit https://reg.abcsignup.com/view/view_month.aspx?as=34&aid=bcce&wp=66

SBDM Meeting- Change of Date

The July SBDM meeting has been changed from July 15th  at 5:00pm to July 14th at 5:00pm.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our own Mrs. Stevenson-Lawson for being awarded the Bill Coleman volunteer award at the June board meeting. We are lucky to have her as one of our wonderful OES volunteers!! Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to the students at OES!

Summer School Bus Information

Click the bus below for summer school bus information!

 

 

2014-2015 School Supply List
Tumble Books-Summer Reading
Our first Summer Reading Night is Monday, June 16th @ 6:30-8:00 in Computer Lab #2.  The East hall door will be open.  Come to listen to TumbleBooks, listen to books on cd, have a snack and meet up with teachers and friends.  Your AR points count towards the new school year!  The first 10 students to come will receive a free book of their choice!  Parents may sign in students and pick them up promptly at 8:00.
Library Books

All library books are due back to the library by Wednesday, May 21.  At this time we have over 600 library books overdue.  Please make every effort to return them to the library as soon as possible. 

Thank you!

Information From The Office

Some last minute teacher requests have been submitted over the past two to three weeks. All teacher requests were due by February 24th. On occasion, late teacher requests have been accepted, but only if the rosters for the next school year had not yet been created. At this point, those rosters have been created, and no further teacher requests will be accepted. Many factors, including but not limited to, academic and social considerations, total class size, male/female ratio, and heterogeneous grouping are reviewed in the placement decisions. Because of those factors, changing a student’s homeroom is not simply a matter of changing the assigned teacher in our database. We appreciate your understanding.

Super Hero Power Hour

Super Hero Power Hour

Mrs. Sefton’s Fifth grade super heroes from Ockerman Elementary will zap you with the power of fun and games in this Service Learning Project. Enjoy refreshments, book giveaways, games, crafts... Registration encouraged.

@ Ockerman Elementary in the Gymnasium! This is a change in location!!!!!

Math- Wednesday, May 7th at 6:30

Sign up at www.bcpl.org  at the library website calendar, or email mary.sefton2@boone.kyschools.us with the child’s name, phone number, and age to register.

Buy One Get One Free Book Fair

We are excited to work with Scholastic and bring back our BOGO book fair this year.  The book fair will be open from Monday,  April 28 - Friday, May 2. The book fair will also be open to families on the evening of April 29, during the OES Quarter Auction. All items in the book fair will be Buy One Get One Free!

OES Quarter Auction

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Ockerman Elementary Cafeteria
Doors open at 6:15pm
Auction starts at 7:00pm
Admission is $5.00

Click the link below for more information on the Quarter Auction
OES Quarter Auction Flyer

 

OES Art Show

The OES Art Show will be April 24th, from 4 – 7 PM.  All students in grades K-5 will have one artwork on display in the gym.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 2014-2015 school year will be on April 2nd from 4-7 at Ockerman Elementary School.  Please bring the following with you:

Proof of Residency (Utility Bill or Rental Lease)
Certified Birth Certificate (Original with raised seal)
Social Security Card
Legal/Custody Papers (If applicable)
Current Immunization Certificate (Must have by the 1st day of school)
Current School Physical
Current Eye Examination (Due by January 1, 2015)
Current Dental Examination (Due by January 1, 2015)

Current OES Preschool Students will need to bring:
Proof of Residency (Utility Bill or Rental Lease)
All other documents were required to attend OES Preschool.

Please see the 2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration in the additional link from the district below.

Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction

When:  Feburary 11, 2014
Time:  5:30-8:00
Place:  Ockerman Elementary School
Cost:  $5.00/adult, $3.00/child  $20.00 maximun per family
This fundraiser supports the AR reading program and the classrooms!
The book fair will be open in the library from 5:30-8:00.

 

Book Fair

We are excited about our upcoming book fair!
The book fair will be open Tuesday evening, Feb. 11 during the PTO spaghetti dinner! (5:30-8:30)
The book fair will open for students on Wednesday, Feb. 12th and will run through Friday, Feb.21st.
You can also shop at our online book fair by clicking the link below.

http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ockermanelementaryschool

 

We Need Your Input!

Attention Ockerman Family!
The time has come for us to hire a new principal. We would like your input! Complete this short survey to let us know what you think are important qualities our new principal should have! You have until February 15th to complete. Thank you!

Principal Survey

 

Additional information-NO PM Kindergarten -Jan. 17

Friday, January 17 there will be NO PM KINDERGARTEN.  Bus service will not run at noon.  AM kindergarten students will be send home at 3:40 with regular afternoon dismissal.  AM kindergarten students will remain at school all day and will be served lunch.  Parents are welcome to pick up their AM kindergarten students due to no bus service.

January Board Meeting

Olivia and Tyler lead the audience in the pledge at the January Board meeting.  Great job!

Congratulations Ms. Benedict!

Congratulations to Ms. Diana Benedict!  She received the Boone County Board of Education's Break the Mold Award!

Horn of Africa Read-a-thon
Mrs. Sefton’s 5th grade class is raising awareness and support for families in the Horn of Africa who are dying without food and clean water, through a reliable organization called World Vision. They are doing a read-a- thon Dec. 16th- 20th in their classroom.  Individual students are asking for sponsors to donate a penny for every minute they read during the week, or give a set amount.  They are grateful for any spare dollars or change. Every penny counts!  (Checks can be made out to World Vision.) Please keep the Horn of Africa in your thoughts and prayers!
Congratulations, Mrs. Poweleit!

Congratulation to Mrs. Poweleit!  She has been chosen as the Warm 98 teacher of the week. We are so excited that her hard work and dedication to the students at Ockerman elementary is being recognized in the community!

Pictures With Santa

Pictures with Santa will be on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 9:00AM to 2:00 PM!  The cost for the pictures is $5.00

Gallup Poll-5th Grade Only
The fifth grade students will be participating in a Gallup Student Poll.  For more information regarding participation please click this link,PARENT/GUARDIAN NOTIFICATION OF PARTICIPATION IN THE GALLUP STUDENT POLL, for more information. 
Volunteer Training
Would you like to volunteer at Ockerman? Click on the link to complete the training. http://www.tildee.com/Tf3iVe
Fall Festival!
Don't forget about our Fall Festiva!  If you are looking for some family fun come on out to OES on Friday from 5:30-8:00!

 

Report Card Information
The Primary grades (K-3) will be begin receiving report cards on a trimester basis (three times per year) instead of a quarter basis (four times per year). Additional information will be sent home later. The Intermediate grades (4 and 5) will continue to receive report cards on the quarter basis. This information has been included on OES’s Facebook page and website, so that parents with children in both Primary and Intermediate grades are not surprised when only Intermediate students bring home the first report card on Wednesday the 23rd. The first Primary report card will not go home until Friday, November 15th. Please call Jimmy Jackson, Counselor, with any questions.
Ockerman Elementary is a Proficient-Progressing School!
Ockerman Elementary is celebrating the results of the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) released Friday by the Kentucky Department of Education. The results show that Ockerman Elementary is a Proficient-Progressing school and is in the top 25% of all elementary schools in the Commonwealth. Boone County Schools as a district scored as Distinguished overall.   The Progressing label identifies Ockerman Elementary as meeting the Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) goal set the previous year based on the 11-12 K-PREP scores. 

This Proficient-Progressing rating, with a percentile score of 75, represents the continuous pursuit of excellence in education for all our students. Click here  visit our school and district report cards.

 

Thank you to our teachers, staff, parents, community, and most of all, our fantastic students for their hard work and dedication.

Lazer Kraze "Out of this World" Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for November 19! Our PTO is sponsoring an "Out of this World" fundraiser!!!  Come out to Lazer Kraze and have a blast with your friends and family while supporting our school! Print the Flyer from the link below and bring it Lazer Kraze!

Lazer Kraze Flyer

Fall Book Fair

The fall Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon!  Information will be coming home in the next couple of days!  The book fair will be open, Monday, Sept. 23- Friday, Sept. 27 from 8:45-3:30. Family night is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept 24 from 5:30.  You can also shop online.  You can access our online book fair at:
http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ockermanelem

Open House

School will be starting in just a few weeks! We are all looking forward to a new and exciting school year at OES! We will be having our Open House on Monday, August 12th from 5:00 to 7:00. Students can meet their teachers, find out bus information, pay fees, set up lunch accounts, etc... We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Open House!

2013-2014 Supply List
Student registration Information

If you will be enrolling your child for the 2013-2014 school year please access the link below to find out more information on the enrollment/registration process. 

Student Registration Information