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Dr. Seuss characters come to life in annual Oakbrook Musical Extravaganza
Annual Musical enjoyed by students, community
Cardboard Challenge
Come join our fourth grade students at their Cardboard Challenge Display and Play Night, Friday, April 20th. The fun will happen from 5:00 - 7:00 PM in the Oakbrook Elementary gymnasium.
Parenting Teens
Parenting Teens for parents with children 13 to 18 years old. See flyer in the "From the Principal" at right for more details.
UCS graduates return to their elementary roots
Graduates encourage elementary students to work hard
UCS grad honored nationally for leadership as MSU Student Government President
Grad honored by National Campus Leadership Council
UCS graduate earns college-based National Merit scholarship
Graduate among top students to receive scholarship from University or Arizonia

From the Principal        Dr. Schneider-Rediske sitting at her desk with four upper elementary students

Back of school with information regarding need for bus drivers 
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UCS App Settings
The UCS App has undergone a number of  recent upgrades. Please check the settings tab (located under the wrench and hammer icon in the lower right corner of the home screen) to ensure you will continue to receive personalized notifications and information specific to Oakbrook. You may follow one or more schools.
If you have not downloaded the App, we encourage you to do so to receive updated alerts from our school. Links to download the app are available at:

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for Families

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for parents with 13 -18 year old students 

Teenager with parents standing in the background promoting a new Teen Parenting class
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It' Showtime! 

Movie poster type advertisement for SACC Summer Camps
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Community Education Offerings
Early Childhood & School Age Programs - Now Registering 
UCS Community Education will host its Early Childhood Open House on February 15, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please see link.

For Early Childhood Information, please see link.

Great Start Readiness Program

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.


Dear Parents: 

We are in for a very busy and exciting month with the celebration of March Is Reading month. We will begin the month with our Language Arts Night on March 6 from 5:30-7:00 PM. Please join us for a fine family event in which you have the opportunity to participate in any or all of the following activities: 

*Enjoy your creative side as you work on an activity in the art room with Mr. Titran 

*Browse the Scholastic Book Fair and then “shop until you drop!” 

*Join our Mandarin teachers who will share some cultural activities with you 

*View children’s writing talents by roaming our halls and reading their works 

There are several additional activities that will take place to celebrate March including guest readers, reading contests and opportunities to listen to some fine literature. We also hope that you will read every night this month with your children. Being engaged as a reader is what ultimately assists our students in positive academic achievement. Let’s celebrate reading!!! 

With reading as our focus, we want to make sure that our students are able to create their own stories and share their thoughts and ideas through writing. Some of our students are able to write for pages while others face the challenge of getting the words on to the page. One way to begin the process is by having the students write informational articles. Selecting a topic and writing some facts about it, can get the pencils moving. Our teachers work hard to help the children read an informational piece and then write about what they have read by selecting the most important details in the paragraph. Included in this process is also the ability to summarize text. Instead of rewriting every fact, the students must learn how to gather all of the information, synthesize it and then write down the main focus of the topic that they are studying. The whole writing process takes time and practice so it is important that writing becomes a part of their learning every day. 

In addition to all of these activities please don’t forget about some other wonderful events taking place this month: 

Our fabulous musical “Seussical the Musical Jr.” will take place on March 16 at 7:00 PM. You will not want to miss this! 

Kindergarten Open House at 7:00 PM on March 14. Please remind your family and friends to join us in welcoming potential kindergarteners to our building for the 2018-19 school year. 

March 23 at 7:00 PM is the date slated for the Oakbrook Talent Show. We have some great entertainment for you provided by our Oakbrook students. 

March 28 and March 29 at 7:00 PM is the date for School Safety Training  in  ALICE - Alert. Lockdown. Inform. Counter. Evacuate. Click for more information.

With all of the energy and talent of our young people, there is something for everyone to participate in this month. We hope to see you often! 


Dr. Linda Schneider-Rediske


We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.  We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on every child’s achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.
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.

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