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New Bikes For Perfect Attendance

Written by Kathleen Murphy —

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, 29 children not only dragged themselves out of bed, but politely badgered their parents to get them to school every day and on time! On June 7, all the perfect attendance winners were honored at the school’s last assembly of the year. 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!

Congratulations to James Bratty (Grade 5), Taylor Bullock (Grade 3), Emily Chainey (Grade 5), Lorenzo Diaz (Grade 3), Riley Dunbar (Grade 2), Kathryn Ensminger (Grade 1), Luisa Garcia (Grade K), Troy Hendrickson (Grade K), Aaron Jones (Grade 5), Wesley Jones (Grade 5), Izayah Marr (Grade 2), June Nagata (Grade 1), Kenshiro Nagata (Grade 3), Destiny Newberry (Grade 5), Francisco Orozco (Grade 4), Veronica Orozco (Grade 2), Makayla Ortiz (Grade 2), Ayden Pena (Grade 2), Kira Peugh (Grade 1), Jasmine Preciado (Grade 5), Kayella Punkin (Grade 3), Oliver Punkin (Grade 1), Bianca Ramirez (Grade 2), Ashlynn Reed (Grade 2), Grayson Shaw (Grade 1), Nick Silva (Grade 1), Matthew Simms (Grade 2), Cadence Williams (Grade 1), and Christopher Woodworth-Williams (Grade 1).

This year, the OES “Bike Buddy Program” kicked into high gear. Thank you to the 2016 “Bike Buddies”, who graciously donated $100 toward the purchase of bicycles:  Mr. Bill Atwood, The Christ Church Woman, Mrs. Kris Rich, Mrs. Debibi Pollock, and Bass Lake Board Members Mrs. Ronda Clark, Mrs. Stella Pizello and Mr. Curt Pollock. In addition, a huge thank you to the Sierra-Oakhurst Kiwanis Club for their generous donation of two bicycles. Lastly, the students wish to thank Mr. Marvin Mooney, who spent many hours assembling eleven bicycles!

Kathleen Murphy is Principal of Oakhurst Elementary School

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