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OCSI Elementary Blog Posts

Focusing on helping students collaborate effectively and respectfully

OCSI Connections: OCSI focuses on collaboration. We focus on helping students collaborate effectively and respectfully. It's good to see: Kindergarteners reading to a partner during Daily 5. First grade writers getting feedback from a partner before [...]

Elementary students collaborate

Elementary Connections: When we hear the word collaborate, we often think of students working on a group project or helping each other in class. In reality, however, collaboration can be so much more than that. [...]

We want our students to collaborate

At OCSI, we want our students to collaborate. We want our students to collaborate effectively, respecting others as God's image bearers. So, we want our students to... Work productively in groups to focus ideas and [...]

Daily 5 classroom library arrives

We’re excited! Why? Because 1200 new books have arrived for K-5 classroom libraries! The books cover 60 topics and support our Daily 5 literacy instruction. Says Megan Roe, elementary principal, “At OCSI, we value reading. These new books [...]

Focusing on increasing student thinking

OCSI Connections: OCSI focuses on thinking. We focus on increasing students' ability to think both critically and Biblically. It’s good to see... PreK students working together to figure out new and creative ways to build [...]

Students are thinking!

Elementary Connections: It has been such a joy to see our elementary students asking questions and thinking critically in the classroom, on learning trips, at camp, during chapel, or even at recess. I am always [...]

Important Links

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After-School Childcare Program

Our Program

Our classes (except foreign language) are taught in English, and we use an American-style program that addresses the whole person, is Biblically based, recognizes all truth is God’s truth, emphasizes sharing the Gospel and discipleship, and encourages Biblical thinking and living.

Our elementary program includes Bible, core academics, specialist instruction (art, computer applications, Japanese language, music, physical education, library skills), and activities:

  • Year-round activity: chapel
  • Fall activities: walkathon, zoo trip (grade 1), cave visit (grade 3), Neo Park (grade 4), camp (grades 4-5)
  • Winter activities: Christmas program, kite day, character parade, aquarium visit (grade 2)
  • Spring activities: field day, kid city (grades 1-2), culture fair (grades 3-5), book fair (grades 3-5), authors’ tea (grades 4-5)

Communication

We post grades online, send home report cards, e-mail a newsletter once each month, and have conferences twice a year. We can be contacted by phone or e-mail.

Elementary Teachers

Mrs. Aoki Japanese Language email website
Mr. Carpenter 5.1 email website
Mrs. Cleek 3.2 email website
Mrs. Daniel 4.2 email website
Mr. Doerksen 5.2 email website
Ms. Engbers 3.1 email website
Mrs. Fox 1.2 email website
Mr. Fox 2.2 email website
Ms. Fox Aide email
Ms. Guiles 2.1 email website
Mrs. Lloyd Art email website
Mrs. Lopez PE email website
Mr. Meredith PE email website
Mrs. Metz Japanese Language email website
Mrs. Reasoner Elementary Music email website
Mr. Roe Elementary Chaplain email website
Ms. Sorley 4.1 email website
Ms. Turner 1.1 email website
Mrs. Woolery Literacy email website
Ms. Yabe Japanese Language email website