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Thousand Oaks Elementary School5
Posted April 13, 2015
- a parent
My children attended Thousand Oaks Kindergarten. We absolutely loved it. The staff, teachers, and librarians were the nicest and most helpful. The classroom curriculum, activities and gifted program were wonderful, and my children looked forward to going to school and the library every day. Accelerated Reading program had been instrumental in developing kids' love of reading. There is a reward system (spirit sticks) that encourages children's participation and development of skills, behaviors and responsibilities. The school has a variety of events planned throughout the year that are fun and interesting.The PTA is welcoming and involved. Any child can be successful there and feel at home.
This is the first year my daughter has been at Thousand Oaks and we just love the school and the staff. It seems like alot of thought has been put into the operation of the school and the programs work well. The nurse is as great (maybe better than) any pediatrician we have ever used, the school staff is welcoming, our daughters teacher, Ms Cox, is energetic & caring--just the right balance of fun and rules, the principal is kind & is constantly making pleasant chit chat with the kids, the cafeteria is clean & our daughter likes the meals--in fact the whole school is really clean. The only thing that is not great: the playground. Definitely a "5" overall, so glad my child is at Thousand Oaks :)
had 2 simple questions to ask cause they were not on the internet i got a ugly attitude from a lady. & it took them 7 times for them to answet the phone. i really wanted my kids to attendthis school because i am moving in the area but now im thinking twice to keep them in nsisd change your staff please! :/
This year Thousand Oaks worked very well with extra curriculum classes like drama, music and fitness. They had plays and musicals and my kids had a lot of fun at school. All the kids had a chance to be part of these activities. I'm very pleased with the "Accelerate Reading Program" . My kids are reading above their age level now thanks to all the support that the teachers gave to the students. Great Job Thousand Oaks!!
Outstanding school! Mr. Keller, Mrs. Moore, Principal Mai, and the entire faculty/staff are superb! The teaching staff is knowledgeable and well-defined within their scope of learning and instruction. A TOP NOTCH INSTITUTE OF LEARNING/GROWTH! Now in regards to all the negative posts about "petty acts" or "stout disciplinary actions these are obviously from parents (more than likely teenage parents) or pseudo-parental figures that practice this new-age of entitlement. Today s educator is severely underpaid, overworked, and underappreciated! Therefore, place yourself within their shoes and environment. These are highly educated and trained (certified) individuals that go through rigorous phases of background checks and preparation. This does not include the counseling, specialty, or principal staff which requires a Masters degree or higher from a regionally accredited university. Bottom line YOU CAN BE A PART OF THE PROBLEM OR ASSIST THIS STAFF IN A SOUND SOLUTION TOWARDS IMPROVEMENT!
I don't understand all the negative comments about the school, my daughter had attended since kinder. and she will start 4th grade this year, she is a happy and well behave child. Her first teacher was Mrs. Moore and I never had any problem on the way she treated my child on the contrary we only has good thing to say about every single teacher my daughter had through the years on TO. My Child is an A honor roll student and I believe her achivement are part our resposability as parent but also the great teachers she had have every year on TO.
Both my boys love school this year. We have new administration, Mrs. Mai and Mrs. Pearce, who are wonderful and always out and visible to parents, and communicate with each parent effectively. This year, my boys have Mrs. Hinders and Ms. Wood who really care about them not just teaching them. They are both outstanding teachers. When we get there in the morning, they are greeted by name by the coaches, Mr. Keller, both Ms. Shaws and everyone else says good morning. So far it has been a great year.
This school is a great school, I have three children enrolled at Thousand Oaks and have been involved in many of the programs that the school offers. The teachers have been good, and although I have noticed some "nit-picking" notes sent home from the teachers, I have determined that usually it is the children who are at fault and should be reprimanded. I would like to see more after-school programs offered (ones of a physical fitness emphasis), but that is my only complaint.
My daughter has been at Thousand Oaks since Kinder. She just finished first grade. And she has been very successful at thousand oaks. Before she went to this school her reading level was very low. And with the help of Ms. Rubacalba and Mrs. Ritchie. She is ready for second grade. She is at the second grade reading level. I really love Thousand Oaks and I wouldnt have her go annywhere else.