February 2016  
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"Cool School of the Week"

Yesterday, Ox Bow was recognized as the Cool School of the Week on ABC57! They did a story about one of our many programs that supports our students. This one, Reading Buddies, allows for some students to read with animals throughout the week.

While this program doesn't allow us to have a lot of students get this opportunity, it is a meaningful one for those that participate. We could expand this program more if we have more dogs that are specially trained as well as parents that are willing to come to school for 2 hours to support the program each week. If you are interested. Let us know!

Here's a clip from ABC57 showing our Cool School!
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Family Reading Night

Please join us on Thursday, February 18th for a fun evening of reading! Wear your favorite pajamas and bring a stuffed animal, pillow and blanket. Enjoy the evening with your family and friends cuddled up reading books by your favorite authors.

Reading Night

atttendance January

Attendance Award

Let’s congratulate Mrs. Hershberger's class on winning the Attendance Ribbon for the month of January!  Way to go Mrs. Hershberger's class, we are proud of you, and of all the students who do their best to get to school every day, on time, and ready to learn.

Have a great day Eagles!

95.6% Ox Bow students were
at school everyday in January.

83% Ox Bow students had
NO tardies in January.

March 12
Watch for more details!!!!!

Ox Bow’s night to attend the game at
Four Winds Field is Friday, May 6. 

reading club

Families will be able to purchase tickets ($9.00 each)
so they can attend the game together.
Watch for information about
tickets in the spring. 
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Welcome to Ox Bow Elementary School!

 Mr. Myers   By Mr. Kent Myers

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Welcome to Ox Bow Elementary School!  We are very interested in keeping you informed about Ox Bow Elementary.  We are a K-4 elementary school and part of the Concord Community Schools between the cities of Elkhart and Goshen.   Our community is heavily involved in all of Concord Schools and is a great support of academics, athletic and music programs. Ox Bow staff and parents are committed and invested in providing students the best education they can receive as we build strong character and academic foundations in our children. 

Other important information about Ox Bow:

  • We have about 500 students with approximately one hundred students in each grade.
  • Class sizes are currently between 20-29 students per classroom.
  • We consistently have between 85-95% of our students in 3rd and 4th grade pass Math and English/Language Arts ISTEP tests.
  • Very few students do not pass IREAD-3 (3rd grade state reading test)
  • Students visit Ox Bow County Park four or more times each year (the park borders our property).
  • Ox Bow has a very involved and active PTO. Please email oxbowpto@gmail.com if you are interested in supporting a program.
  • We have a volunteer program called SOAR in which community members visit students every week for 30 minutes to provide academic support and build relationships with students. If you wish to participate and are willing to give 30 minutes each week, please contact Sarah Hooley at shooley@concord.k12.in.us  SOAR has supported 50-80 students each year.
  • To learn more about Ox Bow Elementary, please visit the Indiana Department of Education information site at http://compass.doe.in.gov/dashboard/overview.aspx?type=school&id=1723

If you still have questions or interest in finding out more about Ox Bow Elementary, please feel free to call the Ox Bow office at (574) 875-8538 or email me at kmyers@concord.k12.in.us

Kent Myers

  • 8:25 Student Arrival
  • 8:25 - 8:45 Breakfast
  • 8:50  Day Begins
  • 3:35  Day Ends
  • 3:45  Buses Leave

    Tuesday Late Arrival Day
  • 8:55 Student Arrival
  • 8:55 - 9:15 Breakfast
  • 9:20  Day Begins
  • 3:35  Day Ends
  • 3:45  Buses Leave

•Lunch Schedule

 Grade    Lunch    Recess
 4th Grade
  11:15- 11:35
  11:35 – 12:00
 Kindergarten   11:40 - 12:00
  12:00 - 12:25
 2nd Grade   12:05 - 12:25

12:25 - 12:50
 3rd Grade   12:30-12:50   12:50 – 1:15
 1st Grade
  12:55-1:15   1:15-1:35

Enrollment for all grade levels:
Bring the following documents:
  • Student's birth certificate or court document
    of guardianship
  • Parent/Guardian's driver's license
  • Proof of residency (Mortgage deed,
    current lease, etc)
  • Student's immunization records