Field Day 2019 – June 11th

Field Day will be on Tuesday, June 11th. Upper Elementary will be going from 9:20 – 11:10 and Lower Elementary will be going from 1:20 – 3:10. Field Day this year will be based on the TV show Survivor, with classes competing against each other in various physical, mental, and teamwork challenges. Students can wear “Survivor Gear” that day, put warrior paint on their face, have a common them with their classmates, etc.

Because of the format, Mr. Russel will not need parent volunteers to run the stations, but would love to have parents attend to watch and support your students as they attempt these various challenges! (He could use 1 or 2 volunteers at each time slot for the water station, so email him if you would be interested in that.) Otherwise, just come and see which class will be the Survivor Champion at the Orion Oaks Field Day!!!

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Last Day of School is June 14th

Today it was announced that the last day of school for the 2018/2019 school year is officially June 14th. Below is text of the email message sent by Superintendent Marion Ginopolis:

Dear LOCS Families:

Thank you for your patience over the past few months.

Following the run of snow days in January and February to the lengthy legislative process of March, April and May, we’ve emerged with wonderful news:

The Lake Orion Community Schools 2018-19 calendar will return to its original concluding date of June 14, 2019.

(The only exception is Carpenter Elementary, whose families will be notified separately when its final date is determined.)

Lake Orion High School and Learning Options High School will return to half days on June 13 and June 14, with final exams on each of those mornings.
Pine Tree Center, Scripps, Waldon and Oakview middle schools, along with the six elementary schools (Blanche Sims, Carpenter, Orion Oaks, Paint Creek, Stadium Drive, Webber) will also have a half day on June 14.

The final resolution took time but the LOCS Administration wanted to make sure there was an official decision, approved by the Michigan Department of Education, before sharing definitive word of the final date of school.

MDE’s approval of the three-day waiver application and the recent legislation waiving the emergency days, allowed the 11 closed days to be forgiven.

Thank you again for your patience and we look forward to celebrating the next month with all of our graduates and preparing the rest of our students with a strong finish to the school year.


Marion Ginopolis

Superintendent, Lake Orion Community Schools

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Teacher Appreciation Week May 6th – 10th

Teacher Appreciation Week is from May 6th to May 10th this year. This year’s theme is Hollywood. Flyers will be sent home with information on how students can participate each day to say “Thank you!” to our teachers and staff at Orion Oaks.

Part of the special events for that week is having volunteers run the parent drop off/pick up loop in the mornings and afternoons. Please use this Sign Up Genius if you would like to participate!

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Volunteer to help redo Orion Oaks Nature Trail !

Scout Aaron Schlenkert is choosing to re-do the Orion Oaks Nature Trail for his Eagle Scout Project. The shirts that were sold as a fundraiser for this project will be distributed this coming week!

Work for this project will be done on Saturday April 13th, Sunday April 14th, and Saturday April 20th. If you would like to volunteer to help complete this project, please click on the link below to sign up:

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Nominations for 2019/2020 School Year PTO Board Members

Nominations for PTO Board Members will be held at the April PTO Meeting (4/9/19 at 7pm). The following positions will be voted on in May: President, Vice President, and Secretary. Please join us at the meeting to fill in a ballot!

We are also in need of many additional volunteers for the next school year (no election required). These will be discussed at the meeting and more information will also be sent home. Volunteers are needed to assist with the following events: Fun Run/Warrior Dash, Veterans Day Event (2nd grade parents), Spooky Night Event, Media Center Liaison, Santa Shoppe, 5th grade Pizza Kit Fundraiser Coordinator, Dine to Donate, Teacher Appreciation week, Lost and Found organizer, etc.

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