Sarah Schecter, Head of Lower School

May 26, 2023

Dear Lower School Parents, 

We enjoyed our last week together. Our Day of Kindness was wonderful. Students made placemats for local retirement homes and Meals on Wheels, painted kindness rocks to distribute around our community, wrote letters to military personnel, made banners to honor local law enforcement, picked up trash, delivered treats around campus, crafted toys to donate to the animal shelter, wrote letters to loved ones, and generally spread joy. It was such a blessing to see them pour their hearts out in all of these kind ways.

First Grade’s Family Heritage Day was fun. We all learned so much about each other. The kids were impressive, the food was delicious, and it was a great opportunity to experience the beautiful diversity of our Oakridge community.

The Big Sale was a great success. We know you were thrilled to see the treasures your child brought home. Fourth grade raised over $1700. 

The Clap Up was festive and ended the fourth graders’ time in Lower School with a flourish. Thank you for making the End of the Year Party such a success. It was nice to have so many parents attend and celebrate with us. Also, thank you for sending all of the snacks. 

I hope you all have a restful and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend and super summer.

Warmest regards,

Sarah Schecter

Follow the links, if you are interested in our Summer Camps, Sports Camps or Summer Readiness classes.

School supplies for next year are on sale now. Please follow the link to order. Pre-ordered school supplies will be in your child's classroom before the first day of school. For those who enjoy choosing your own school supplies, you will find the list here.


Seesaw is utilized by Early Childhood and Lower School teachers and students. As the '22-'23 school year has officially come to a close we want to provide you with information on how to download and save your child’s work located inside Seesaw. 

Note: Oakridge maintains a Seesaw for Schools subscription which allows for the curation of portfolios for our students. Each year, student work from the previous year is dropped into a folder and is accessible for their time in Lower School. If you would like to download student work, click here and follow the instructions. If your child completed 4th grade or if your child is not returning to Oakridge for the 2023 - 2024 school year, be sure to download any work you want to save before June 30, 2023.

Should you have any questions or need any assistance, please feel free to reach out to 

Information regarding 3rd and 4th Grade iPads

School-issued iPads, Apple power adapters, and USB-C charge cables will be collected the week of May 22-26, 2023. The technology team will collect all of the items, photograph any damage(s), and notify parents regarding missing or damaged items by Friday, June 16, 2023. Payment for damaged or missing items will need to be paid online via My Backpack. Please reference the list below for fees. If you have questions, email 

-Physical damage: $50 (This includes obvious damage to the screen and hairline cracks hidden near the edges of the iPad or hidden by the screen protector or case edges. This also includes water damage, and damage to the charging port, headphone jack, or buttons.)

-Missing iPad: $408

-Missing/damaged Apple USB-C charge cable: $20

-Missing/damaged Apple power adapter: $20