Ojus Elementary School
Home of the Ojus Super Stars!
2017-2018 school year
Monday, August 21st is the first day of the 2017-2018 school year!
A Meet and Greet for grades 1-5 will take place on August 18, 2017. Postcards will be mailed with teacher placements prior to this event.
Kindergarten Orientation will take place on August 19, 2017 at 9am.
Miami Dade County Schools have put together a Back to School Checklist. Are you ready?
School Supply and Uniform Sales:
School Supply List:
All students are required to have an Ojus Elementary Agenda which can be purchased for $10.
Ojus Spirit shirts must be worn on all school sponsored field trips.
To obtain the suggested reading list for the upcoming school year please click on the link provided: read.dadeschools.net/
The public library is assisting in promoting summer reading. If you need help finding a book remember to ask the librarians and they will help you!
New Student Registration Requirements:
Please enroll your child at the Ojus Elementary main office. View Requirements.
Kindergarten and First Grade = 8:20am - 1:50pm - Mondays - Fridays
Second through Fifth Grades = 8:35am - 3:05pm - (Wednesday, early release at 1:50pm)
After Care Information:
School personnel cannot undertake the responsibility of supervising students before and after school. It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to arrange for the care of children before and after school.
There are several different services that provide before care, after care and private transportation services in the Ojus Elementary area. The YMCA is located on campus and offers both before and after care. Ojus Elementary does not endorse any particular service. It is up to the parent to make the right selection for your children based upon the needs of your family. Brochures for some of these providers may be found at the Ojus Elementary front office as well as at the time of orientation.
Uniforms are mandatory:
Tops = White, Navy or Yellow
Bottoms = Navy and Khaki
Ojus Superstar Spirit Shirts may be worn on Wednesdays.
Students may participate in Dress Down Friday Fundraisers. The cost is $1 per Friday to participate and students may wear appropriate, non-uniform clothing to school. Stay tuned for theme based Dress Down Days.
Important dates to be aware of:
August 18, 2017 from 1-3pm - Meet and Greet for Grades 1-5
August 19, 2017 at 9am - Kindergarten Orientation
August 21, 2017 - First day of school
September 4, 2017 - Labor Day, holiday, no school
October 2, 2017 - Teacher planning, no school for students
October 26, 2017 - End of first grading period
October 27, 2017 - Teacher planning, no school for students
November 10, 2017 - Veterans Day, holiday, no school
November 22, 2017 - Teacher planning, no school for students
November 23, 2017- Thanksgiving, holiday, no school
November 24, 2017 - Recess day, no school
December 25, 2017-January 5, 2018 - Winter recess, no school
January 15, 2018 - Martin Luther King Day, Observed, holiday, no school
January 18, 2018 - End of second grading period
January 19, 2018 - Teacher planning day, no school for students
February 19, 2018 - Presidents Day, holiday, no school
March 22, 2018 - End of third grading period
March 23, 2018 - Teacher planning day, no school for students
March 26-30, 2018- Spring recess, no school
April 20, 2018 - Teacher planning day, no school
May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day, Observed, holiday, no school
June 7, 2018 - Last day of school
View Miami Dade Schools calendar for 2017-2018 school year.
View Ojus Elementary School Calendar of Events
It is EASY to help us earn EXTRA MONEY for the Ojus Elementary Media Center.
Many of the products that you buy already have Box Top for Education labels on them. Please cut them out as you use the products, save them in an envelope or baggie until you have 50 Box Tops and have your child bring the Box Tops in to Ms. Graham in the media center. Each child who brings a batch of 50 Box Tops will receive a special treat. Learn More
UPDATE: Thank you for all of the support. Our school will get a check for $790.80 from box top submissions. These funds will go to purchase new library books for our students.
Box Top collection is ongoing. Our goal is to reach $1,500 by the end of the school year. Please help us. Keep saving your Box Tops! Collect them from relatives, friends, neighbors, and co-workers!
Scholastic Develop Parent Support Resource
Learning Heroes, in conjunction with The National Parent Teacher Association and Scholastic, have released "The Super 5" an interactive checklist designed to help parents foster a deeper understanding of what their child is learning at school and how to best assist them at any grade level. The checklist features nearly 20 links to resources focusing on a wide arrange of communications issues, including the best ways for parents to define what "success" is for their child in the upcoming school year; how to have a highly effective parent-teacher conversation; and, detailed information on the standardized tests in each state. The checklist also features guides for parents to identify if their child is being bullied at school, and to help them better understand the social challenges that their kids face as they grow up in a highly connected and tech-savvy world.
Ojus Spirit Shirts have arrived!
Our spirit shirts were designed by one of our (now) 5th grade students, Darius Calderon. The shirts can be worn on Wednesdays and are mandatory for all off-campus field trips. The shirts are sold by the PTA for $12 each and are part of the "Ojus PTA Bundle."
Ojus Elementary has earned a silver school "STEM" designation
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program is designed to introduce our students, at an early age, to fields of study that will be in high demand. We teach our students to be problem solvers and logical thinkers by peeking their natural interest and curiosity in exploring how things work though involvement in fun, experiential, engaging activities, starting at a young age. We strive to create a lifetime love of learning for your child.
LEARN MORE about STEM Program
Congratulations to Ms. German for being the North Region 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year! We are proud to have you as a teach at Ojus Elementary!
In May of 2017, Ojus Elementary celebrated it's centennial birthday. 100 years old and better than ever! View news clip
Do you want to be more involved in your child's school? Do you have some great ideas to make Ojus even better than it already is? Do you want to flex your leadership skills? Volunteer to help out!