Author Archives: Chris Farrell

Oakwood’s SLE Class Gives Back

Oakwood School’s Structured Learning Experience class volunteered to take part in the Ronald McDonald House Caring Cooks Program.  They planned their meal, shopped for supplies, and prepared the delicious homemade macaroni and cheese at the Ronald McDonald House one afternoon.  … Continue reading

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Dance Factory USA Brings the Holiday Spirit to Oakwood

Thanks to the collaboration between Cathy Calabro, Leslie Farrell and Miss Aimee Layfield who is the owner of Dance Factory USA in Middletown, NJ, Oakwood School was selected to be the lucky recipient of their Secret Santa this holiday season. … Continue reading

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Thanks*Living

The Oakwood School celebrated Thanksgiving with a glorious game of football and a feast fit for a king. One of our favorite days of the year, staff and students played, ate and laughed together and then took a moment to … Continue reading

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MOakwood Celebrates Movember

Oakwood School hosted a Positive School Community Brunch to kick-off Movember.  Our students and staff discussed the importance of men’s mental health, physical health and hygiene.  We enjoyed breakfast together and capped off the day with team building activities that … Continue reading

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Lead Testing Results for Oakwood School

All schools in New Jersey are undergoing testing for the amount of lead in the drinking water.  The drinking water at Oakwood School, tested on March 3, 2017, revealed that all of our drinking water outlets are safe.  The results … Continue reading

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Zombie’s Take Over Oakwood

Our first visiting artist of the year was Kasey Gillette, wardrobe head, costume designer and makeup artist. Ms. Gillette works on several productions a year for different theaters around New Jersey.  She demonstrated a few makeup techniques just in time for … Continue reading

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Fall Harvest

A proud new addition to the Oakwood School is our Community Garden.  Our student volunteers have been working hard since late spring, early summer to clear the area, plant, water and maintain the garden. The Oakwood School garden has produced … Continue reading

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Art with Natural Fibers Fresh from the Farm

Mrs. Jen’s art classes have been busy producing tremendous projects using natural fibers.  Using needle felting techniques, they have created amazing figures including birds and dragons.  While creating their stuffed animals they have been learning about the process of sheering, … Continue reading

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Oakwood Student Organizes Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort

When Hurricane Dorian decimated the Bahamas one of our students was deeply affected and wanted to take action.  Chris G. spearheaded a fundraising effort to help.  We are proud of Chris G. for organizing this relief effort.  He has a … Continue reading

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Say YES to ESY

Oakwood School’s ESY program provided students with a comfortable and safe community to work on social skills, work readiness skills, English and consumer math. Each day began with some morning movement and each week included a trip off campus to … Continue reading

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