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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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Career Expo 2018 Poster
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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 and Friends:

I would like to begin by thanking you for joining us for conferences this past month.  It was so important that we joined together to support your child’s educational needs.  We were very close to the 100% participation goal, which speaks positively to your support of the instruction in the building and your interest in the performance of your child.  Please do not hesitate to continue to your communication with the teacher as well as staying abreast of academic performance on Power School. 

As always, we have a goal theme each month that we address to help you understand our educational targets in every classroom.  During the month of November, the focus was on Narrative Writing.  This is usually the favorite of our students.  Many children enjoy creating stories that allows their imaginations to soar.  One of their favorites is a personal narrative in which they can share their perceptions of events that have happened in their own lives.  The students can really be very deep thinkers and record experiences that have left a positive impression on them.  In addition to this, the children have experiences writing poetry and short stories. 

As we move into the month of December, we will be adding many activities that will help others.  I encourage you to check out your child’s classroom newsletter to learning about the many ways you might be able to lend a hand. 

Hope you had your fill of turkey and now on to some colder weather and holiday spirit.


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.

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