August 22, 2011
Academics are rigorous and thanks to conciencious district budgeting and the LAEF, we still have our fine arts program, library, and PE k-6. The PTA is very motivated and proactive, driving many programs such as Project Cornerstone, classroom support, hot lunch, noon day, walk-a-thon, Junior Olympics, Geography Bee, Welcome social, spring social, auction, edible garden... etc. Every grade has a wonderful field trip that ties into a major academic theme. The 4th graders have an overnight in Coloma, The 5th graders spend 2 nights at the beach and the sixth graders spend a week at Walden West science camp. There are many thematically taught units that make cross-academic connections. The teachers we have had have all been very accommodating of the personalities of our children... even for my child on an IEP - the school, teachers, principals, have been more supportive than I expected. Oak Avenue School brings together all the families of the surrounding community. I have been looking for a neighborhood where neighbors smile and greet each others when they pass by each other on the street. It's the tree-lined neighborhood that I always dreamed of being a part of.
- submitted by a parent