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Home of the Owls

Oak Ridge Elementary School is a welcoming community of learners located in Lower Salford Township in the southern part of Souderton Area School District.  We are dedicated to providing a loving learning environment for our students that inspires, fosters independence, and enriches thinking so that they can successfully face the challenges of life.  Our school culture is a reflection of the caring community we serve.

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We had our last Owl Time Assembly this afternoon and our kindergarteners did a great job sharing.  We also ended the assembly by letting the students know they were getting their yearbooks when they returned to class.  We reminded them of the importance of being kind when signing yearbooks over the last week.  Here are some additional updates and reminders as we head into the weekend...

Read More about Updates and Reminders - May 31, 2024

The Home & School board would like to thank you for another great school year!  Please read this smore to see a recap of the treasurer's report for the year, as well as ways you can engage this summer and into the fall.  It even has some dates for next school year - including Back to School Bash and the Fun Run!  We wish you a wonderful summer - we can't wait to see where Oakie travels this summer!

Read More about News in a Nutshell #10 - June 2024

What a fun and busy day we had at Oak Ridge!  Our third grade headed to the zoo for a field trip, fourth graders presented their biography projects, and Home and School hosted a Sundae Bar at lunch.  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the trip, the ice cream, the Jump Rope Club and thanks to all the special guests who came and supported our fourth graders.  Here are some additional updates and reminders as we head into the weekend...

Read More about Updates and Reminders - May 17, 2024

Over the past two years we have had therapy dogs visit two of our learning support classrooms throughout the year.  The teachers and the district saw a variety of benefits from this program that could be offered to the whole school, so we applied for a grant to get our own therapy dog.  I am excited to share that the district was awarded the grant, so we will be sharing a therapy dog with the High School.  See the letter from Mrs. Lo and Mrs. Marzewski to explain more about our new therapy dog, Wheeler, and his role at Oak Ridge. Here are some additional updates and reminders as we head into the weekend...

Read More about Updates and Reminders - May 3, 2024

The construction is going very smoothly.  On Monday they are beginning Phase 2, which includes the gym.  This will cause us to shift our Parent Drop Off and Pick Up lines further down the sidewalk.  It will also require the pickup students to come through the lobby as the gym entrance will be blocked off.  We appreciate your patience as we navigate the new procedures.  Kids Kare will be able to return to the cafeteria entrance for drop off and pick up.  Here are some additional updates and reminders as we head into the weekend...

Read More about Updates and Reminders - April 26, 2024

A big thank you goes out to High School Teacher and Coach Mike Child’s and the Souderton Baseball Team for coming to Oak Ridge yesterday to support our fifth graders during their Probability Baseball Draft.  Fifth grade will be using the last few weeks of WIN time to enrich their knowledge of statistics and probability through a fun baseball unit.  Here are some additional updates and reminders as we head into the weekend...

Read More about Updates and Reminders - April 12, 2024

There have been a few questions about how we are handling the eclipse on Monday.  We won’t be doing any special viewings with the kids, but teachers will be discussing the eclipse, and many will be visiting some of the websites tracking the event.  If you would like to sign your child out to experience the event as a family, please just send a note in with your child on Monday.  The dismissal will be excused.  It would be helpful if they were signed out by 2:30 to avoid our regular dismissal process.  Here are some additional updates and reminders as we head into the weekend...

Read More about Updates and Reminders - April 5, 2024

I am very excited to share that Oak Ridge is about to get a Face Lift.  You may have noticed the bricks falling off the ‘front’ side of our building.  In the opening to this week’s News From The Nest I explain to the kids that when we return from break the construction will be under way (weather permitting).  We have begun planning for the impact that the construction will have on specific areas.  I will keep you updated as we go, but have included a few of the important changes below along with the rest of our updates and reminders...

Read More about Updates and Reminders - March 15, 2024

The latest issue of the Home & School News in a Nutshell smore is ready to view.  There is important information about the Lip Sync and information about Afterschool Rec for Grades 1 and 2 - along with more items to review.  Take a look and bookmark it if you need to check back for updates, especially if you have a 5th grader participating in Lip Sync or the cover contest!  Hope to see you at our next meeting on Tuesday, February 6 at 7 PM in the Oak Ridge Library.

Read More about News in a Nutshell #6 - February 2024

I want to thank everyone for the support we had for our recess sledding adventures earlier in the week.  I was so impressed with how well the kids handled sharing the sleds, waiting turns, and cheering each other on.  Overall, we are hoping that we helped to create some more positive school memories for the students that they will remember for a long time.  Here are some additional updates and reminders...

Read More about Updates and Reminders - Jan. 26, 2024

I am overwhelmed with pride following our Veterans Day assembly.  The students did such an amazing job singing, listening, and presenting.  They were truly on their best “Owl” behavior!  The Veterans were so thankful for the kind tribute, and many expressed how impressed they were with our students.  Overall, it was a great learning experience for our students.  Here are some additional updates and reminders...

Read More about Updates and Reminders - Nov. 10, 2023

We started our day with a Fun Friday Phire Drill.  We had our monthly fire drill and then once it was completed, we formed a baseball diamond on the playground and sang, ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ in celebration of the Phillies big win last night.  The kids did a great job, so look for  on next week’s News From The Nest.  Here are a few additional updates and reminders...

Read More about Updates and Reminders - Oct. 13, 2023

Our first Fun Friday activity was a success.  We have many well-traveled students!  In the end, Mr. Smith’s class won the first classroom Owl with 46 states visited.  I was also impressed with the several students who memorized to Nifty Fifty song.  Thank you for all your help with this activity!  Here are a few additional updates and reminders for the week...

Read More about Updates and Reminders - Oct. 6, 2023

Reminder that the Back-to-School Bash is postponed until next Friday, September 15th.  The times will be the same, 5:30-7:30.  Also, this years Bash is free of charge.  There will not be Pizza, but we will have free Philly Soft Pretzels, fruit, and other snacks.  There will also be a Kona Ice truck on site if you want to purchase Kona Ice.  Mr. Kelly will be playing music and...

Read More about Updates and Reminders - Sept. 8, 2023

Owl Time Assemblies are scheduled each month in order to celebrate the great things happening at our school, build school community and to learn together.  We are excited to invite our local first responders to our first Owl Time Assembly this year.

Read More about Owl Time Assemblies

In addition to our changes in the H-pod, we are also looking forward to a blacktop make over on our playground.  Due to the amazing effort of our students during our Fun Run, Home and School will be funding some colorful changes to our playground.  

Read More about Playground Makeover

Our Mission

The Mission of the Souderton Area School District is to prepare students to demonstrate competencies needed to contribute and to succeed in a changing world by building on a commitment to excellence and innovation, by working in partnership with family and community, and by assuring a quality education for all students in a safe and nurturing environment.