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Kids Get Bikes For Perfect Attendance

OAKHURST – As adults, we drag ourselves out of bed every single morning, even on days we’re not feeling ourselves, to get to work on time. As adults, we know that attendance matters, particularly with our employers. Now, imagine a child doing this every single day throughout the school year.

At OES, fifteen children not only dragged themselves out of bed, but politely badgered their parents to get them to school every day and on time!

All the perfect attendance winners were honored at the school’s last assembly of the year on June 5. The students were given the choice of a new bicycle or a gift card at a retail store of their choice.

Our perfect attendance winners are outstanding citizens and academic scholars. On behalf of the entire OES staff, we wish to thank the parents for getting their children to school every day on time, and supporting their child’s academic success.

Bike 2015 GroupCongratulations to James Bratty (Grade 4), Arthur Cachu (Grade 1), Riley Dunbar (Grade 1), Logan Lehigh (Grade 5), Sebastian Leyva (Grade 4), Gabriela Martinez Soliz (Grade 1), Brannen Newberry (Grade 2), Destiny Newberry (Grade 4), Veronica Orozco (Grade 1), Makayla Ortiz (Grade 1), Bianca Ramirez (Grade 1), Matthew Simms (Grade 1), Hunter Washburn (Grade 3), Katherine Wilcox (Grade 4), and Cadence Williams (Kindergarten).

This year, the OES “Bike Buddy Program” kicked into high gear. Thank you to the 2015 “Bike Buddies” who graciously donated $100 toward the purchase of bicycles: Mr. Bill Atwood, The Christ Church Woman, Mrs. Maureen Hester, The Bryant Family of True Value, Mrs. Kris Rich, and Bass Lake Board Members Mr. David Reed, Mrs. Ronda Clarke, and Mr. Curt Pollock. In addition, a huge thank you to the Sierra-Oakhurst Kiwanis Club for their generous donation of two bicycles.

In keeping with Oakhurst’s town motto of “Shop Locally” OES was able to keep it local by working with the Bryant Family of True Value Hardware to purchase bicycles. They hit the pavement to ensure bicycles were ordered, assembled and delivered to OES.

Kathleen Murphy is principal of Oakhurst Elementary School

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