January 27th Assembly-
The Art of Story by Adam Glendon Sidwell
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Adam Glendon Sidwell, puts on a fun and engaging assembly for 1st through 8th grades called “The Art of Story.”  Adam emphasizes imagination, creativity, and the importance of reading, things that are important assets for all children.

Adam is the author of the best-selling books, Evertaster, The Buttersmith's Gold, Chum and the new children's picture book Fetch. He is also a creature animator for Hollywood films like Thor, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Transformers. His interactive assembly draws on real-life experiences and teaches Common Core writing principles.  By using rich visuals from blockbuster films students know, Adam engages their attention and reinforces the diverse educational skills required for students to develop their own stories.

Here is a link to his website which includes a few clips from the assembly as well as a brief clip highlighting the book tour and assembly in the news.  Find the book trailer for Evertaster here.

The assembly includes a 45-minute assembly, question & answer period, and a book signing. 


Latino Family Literacy Night
Friday, December 11, 2015

The Latino Family Literacy Project is a program for parents of children in grades K through 6. It is an hour and a half a week for 10 weeks and is designed to work with families to offer additional support to assist with their student’s education. Families can learn about new books to read with their children, meet other parents, and create a family album. This will take place on Tuesday nights at 6PM from Tuesday, January 11th through Tuesday, March 15th. Please contact Felicia Franco at 599-7145 for additional information. For an enrollment go to our forms section on our home page.


New “Zeros Aren’t Permitted” Program for 6th-8th Grade Students
Tuesday, October 20, 2015


We are implementing a new program starting Monday, October 26th called ZAP “Zeros Aren’t Permitted”.

This Program is designed to:

Increase expectations of students who habitually, or occasionally, fail to complete and turn in homework assignments on time.

Emphasize the belief that homework assignments/projects are important and must be completed.

Direct students to utilize their abilities to acquire self-discipline/work habits that will serve them in an educational setting in the future when they enter the workplace.


Updated Accelerated Reader Website
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Parents can check student progress in Accelerated Reader and Math Facts in a Flash from any computer with an Internet connection. All you need is your student's user name and password. 




Colony Oak 2012 Distinguished Schools Winner for 2nd time
Saturday, August 03, 2013

Colony Oak Elementary successfully completed the 2012 California Distinguished School application process and site evaluation, and is being recognized as one of our 387 California Elementary Distinguished Schools.  There are 5,580 elementary schools in California and only two schools in San Joaquin County were selected for this honor.

 The Distinguished School Program directly focuses on California’s students and their entitlement to an equitable and rigorous education. The California Distinguished School Award identifies and honors those schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students and progress in narrowing the achievement gap among student subgroups and ensuring that all students have access to high-quality educational experiences regardless of their background, condition, or circumstances.  Closing this gap is an imperative for a strong education system and a strong California.

Colony Oak was awarded this honor once before in 2006. This award is a direct reflection of the dedication, hard work, and vision of Colony Oak's educational community.