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Daddy Daughter Dance 2017
You are invited to attend our 2017 Daddy Daughter Dance, Thursday, April 13th in the Oakbrook gymnasium.
Spring 2017 Book Fair... Thank you to all who participated! On-line book fair has now closed! Thank you again for your support!
Oakbrook teacher named one of the state's best for math and science
Sixth grade teacher William Mader has been named a nominee and state finalist for the President Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

From the Principal        Dr. Schneider-Rediske

Lunch Supervisors

We are in need of parents who are willing to supervise our students during the lunch hours.  If you would be willing to work an hour a day, please contact the office at 586 797-5900 as soon as possible so we can get your processing started.  These are paid positions and very important for the safety and supervision of our students during the lunch hour.


April Newsletter 

Dear Parents and Friends:

Even though the school year is coming to a close, we still have much to do and we are planning to utilize every minute of it to provide significant instruction for our students.  In addition, we all look forward to the many events that will be taking place for our students and families. In other words, the days and evenings are packed!

M-Step testing has begun and will continue throughout the month of May.  This state testing provides us with additional data to know how are students are doing in a variety of academic areas.  Throughout the month of April, our fifth grade students had several opportunities to show their skill levels on the M-Step testing.  The students were presented with challenging questions in the areas of math, reading, writing and social studies.  Third, fourth and sixth will be testing in May.  I know that the students are focusing on doing their best and using their problem solving skills to provide answers that display their knowledge.

Many activities took place this month including the Daddy-Daughter dance and the Third Grade Wax Museum.  The dance was a big success with everyone “shaking a leg” to the great tunes while enjoying some very delicious cupcakes. The third grade students did a fabulous job of representing their pick of a famous person.  We thank all of you who came to share in their hard work with this research-based project.

As you know, Oakbrook is known for the hard work of the Oakbrook Family Tree.  These hard working individuals provide so many opportunities and activities for our families.  In order for these events to continue, we have a tremendous need for volunteers and also folks being willing to provide some extra time by taking on the positions of Treasurer and Members At Large.  Please think seriously about offering your services. We need you!


Dr. Linda Schneider-Rediske

UCS Foundation for Educational Excellence

Career Focus Luncheon

The 24th Career Focus Luncheon for all district sixth graders will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, May 3 and May 4, 2017 at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township.  The annual event is sponsored by the Utica Community Schools Foundation.

Parents are invited to sponsor a table and share their career and college experience.  For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website at or call 586.797.6953. The UCS Foundation for Educational Excellent is an independent 501(c)(3) organization comprised of community volunteers.


Our mission is to provide a safe environment where students strive to become life long learners.
Parents should circle September 21 at 6:30 p.m. on their school calendars. On that night, Oakbrook Elementary will host its Open House. It is a great chance to hear about our plans for the year, meet your child's teacher, and make sure the school year gets off on a positive start. We look forward to seeing you there

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.  

Student achievement in the district outpace all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students are staff are regularly honored for excellence.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link