Ashley Read '05, Head of Early Childhood

August 25, 2023


Dear Families, 

Thank you for a wonderful start to the 2023 - 2024 school year. The first three days have been absolutely fantastic! I have noticed that some of the initially hesitant children have quickly opened up, and now we see laughter and smiles all around. Thank you for your support at home. 

Our mission statement reads, “To inspire students to seek their full potential in academics, the arts, and athletics in a challenging and nurturing environment that cultivates social responsibility, mutual respect, and personal integrity.” Leading up to the first day of school, I was in awe as I witnessed the amazing team pictured above work together to create classrooms, allowing space for our students to be nurtured and challenged. Their inclusive classrooms create space for our students to feel seen, valued, and heard. These ladies represent moms, grandmothers, workout instructors, field hockey coaches, world travelers, incredible chefs, and the most qualified Early Childhood Educators. It is impressive to think that our team of 17 educators are entering the 2023 school year with over 290 years of combined teaching experience. Our school is blessed to have each and every one of these dedicated educators as part of our Oakridge Family, as they will be an integral part of helping shape your little ones into confident, successful leaders.

Parent Information Night on Monday, August 21, was a huge success! We know that spending time away from your children is a sacrifice, but we thank you for prioritizing the event to ensure the school year starts positively. Together, we can make this a remarkable year for your child.


What is the best way to stay current on upcoming ECC events?

  • Friday Weekly E-News Letters for Parents from the Leadership Team
  • Join Seesaw - A QR code with instructions on how to join Seesaw was shared at Parent Information Night. The classroom teachers, Mrs. McGee and I, will utilize Seesaw to upload pictures from your child’s day, share save-the-date flyers, and post newsletters that contain learning objectives. If you need further assistance on joining Seesaw, please email
  • Join Remind - Remind is a free one-way text messaging app that helps facilitate communication between the school and families. 
  • View the whiteboard outside of the ECC building with important Save-the-Date information. Snap a photo of the upcoming events while in carpool! 

Can I order a hot lunch for my child?

Oakridge partners with Food 4 Life who provides our students with hot lunches, desserts and drinks. Click here to learn how to create an account for your child. 

Where can I find the Parent Information Night slides?

Click here to access the Parent Information Night slides that contain important information such as carpool routines, Food 4 Life, Clayton Extended Care, and Security updates. 


Ashley Read, Oakridge Class of 2005
Head of Early Childhood








 Please save the following dates:

  • September 1: College T-Shirt Day

  • September 4: Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

  • September 5: ECC 1st Tuesday (Coffee, Snacks and ECC Calendar Chat)

  • September 8: Picture Day

  • September 29: Early Dismissal - 11:30 a.m.