September 2014  
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Book Fair
September 15 – 19
8:50 – 3:30  

Family Night
Thursday September 18
from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

At the book fair for every $0.50 donated, students will be able to put their name in a drawing for a canvas painting of a book character.  The kindergarten painting is Pete the Cat, first grade is Elmer, second grade is Fly Guy, and third and fourth get to choose from Geronimo Stilton, Big Nate and Bad Kitty.  There will be one winner from each grade level.  Mrs. Culp will draw the names on Friday, September 19 at 3:30.  The winners will be announced on Monday, September 22.

Attendance Message for August

Concord Ox Bow Attendance & Tardy Ribbon award winner for the month of August is Mrs. Kirkton’s Room.  99.55% attendance and 0 tardies for the month.
Thank you Parents & Guardians for getting your students to school on time. 

Concord Ox Bow Attendance
& Tardy

The Concord Attendance Ribbon is given to the class with the lowest percentage of absences and tardies for the month.  Ox Bow’s goal is to reduce the number of times students are late to school.  Therefore, individual students will be recognized with a certificate from Mrs. Dawson for perfect attendance, no tardies or early check-outs every grading period.

Students, come to school every day, be on time, and do not leave early!
No tardies!
No early checkouts!
No absences


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 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  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

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

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