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Wild West Book Fair... Saddle Up and Read!
Fall 2017 Wild West Book Fair... Saddle Up and Read! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Click the newspaper below for more information.
Art is always in season for Oakbrook students
Harvest time inspires art for students
Fall 2017 Wild West Book Fair... Saddle Up and Read! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Click the newspaper below for more information.
Driving Success!
UCS driver earns top safety awards
UCS student builds bridges
Senior Quinn Rylander clears path, rebuilds bridge connecting school to River Bends Park
UCS teams earn top honors at annual ThunderQuest
Five out of eight state-bound regional teams belong to UCS

From the Principal        Dr. Schneider-Rediske

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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Academic Blitz 2018

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Community Education Offerings
Early Childhood & School Age Programs - Now Registering 
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:

School is moving along at a very fast pace and our children are really rising to meet and conquer the many learning opportunities that are a part of our daily curriculum.  As part of our school improvement plan, we want to include you in the instruction that is taking place.  Each month the teachers will highlight a different aspect of our curriculum goals in their newsletters. This month, the staff will be discussing narrative reading.  Narrative text is usually a story which could be true or fictional.  Historical fiction, science fiction, fables, tall tales, myths, fairy tales, poetry, biographies and autobiographies are all examples of narrative text.  When teaching narratives, the children are asked to identify the characters, setting, and the problem that the author is writing about.  The teachers talk about the plot and the use of descriptive words that allows the reader to visualize the story in their own minds.  Children usually enjoy narrative text as it allows their imagination to take them to many wonderful places. 

As we wrap up the month, we want to make sure that we thank you for your participation in the many events that took place including the Scholastic Book Fair, Oakbrook cookie dough fundraiser, Treats and Eats and all of the Halloween festivities.  Your support is always needed and appreciated. 

With the month of November only a few short days away, I would like to remind you to attend your child’s conference.  We have two dates to share with you:  November 14 (5-8 PM) and November 16 (1-4 pm and 5-8 PM).  Please make sure that you sign up for a time with the teacher.  It is very important that we are partners in the educational process for your child.  It really makes a difference in their learning.

See you soon.


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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