A Message from Superintendent Byrd
Good afternoon Polk County Public Schools family,
Many of you have inquired about Hurricane Irma makeup days. I’m happy to share that earlier today, my senior staff and I finalized a solution.
In consultation with the Polk Education Association, we have decided that the six remaining early release days in the 2017-18 school year will be extended to full instructional days.
The remaining early dismissal days are: Oct. 11, 2017; Nov. 15, 2017; Jan. 24, 2018; Feb. 7, 2018; March 14, 2018; and May 16, 2018.
By extending the early release days, we will ensure that our district meets state-mandated instructional time requirements without extending the school year.
The district calendar will be updated to reflect these changes.
Jacqueline M. Bryd
Polk County Public Schools
Welcome back, Owls!!!!
It is so good to see all of our smiling, happy Owls back on campus!!!
Chocolate Bars are still on sale!! Make sure to see Captain DeGraaf or Mrs. DeRosa if you have or need an order form.
Dress down this Friday!! For $1 you may wear your favorite outfit this Friday to school!!
Loughman Oaks would like to thank the following businesses who have been so generous to our students this year. We couldn’t continue to serve our Owls with out your help! Please support our partners if you are able.
Walmart.com Distribution Center #7853 donated school supplies, food for our back pack program, and technology to our school. We have had a great response from Walmart.com D.C. #7853 and they are excited to be able to give back to the community.
Bella Trae Community Association, Inc
Thank you for your school supplies donation!
Paramount Urgent Care donates $10 to our school for every $20 school physical.
Oct 11th, Jan 24th and March 14th
at the Champion’s Gate McDonald’s
Beef ’o’ Brady’s
Loughman Oaks School spirit night
Sept 7th, Nov 2nd, Feb 15th and May 3rd. at the Haines City, FL location!
Loughman Oaks T-Shirts and Sweatshirts are for sale!
Check out the flyer below for pricing. All items are available in the office. Please see Mrs. DeGraaf or Mrs. Vickery for assistance.
Loughman Oaks Garden wins 2017 Golden Shovel Award!!
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services today announced the winners of the third annual Florida Farm to School “Golden Shovel” Awards, which recognize Florida students, educators and community members for their extraordinary school garden efforts. The program received applications from 20 counties.
The recipients of the 2017 “Golden Shovel” Awards are:
Best New Garden
Primary Division: Loughman Oaks Elementary, Polk County
Loughman Oaks’ ITV team takes Best In Show in Polk County!!!
Loughman Oaks 2016-17 ITV program took home the prestigious 2017 David Yates Best In Show award for the second year in a row! This award is given to the Elementary school in Polk County with the highest rated ITV program. Also winning this year, was our news anchor team of Yensen Dale and Jenaysia Baker for Best Announcing Team! Benjamin Gamache and Diana Roman were also finalists in the Best Male and Female Reporter categories. Mr. DeGraaf and Mr. and Mrs. Gamache are so proud of their students who worked incredibly hard this year. Way to go, Owls!!!!