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We would like to congratulate September’s Student of the Month, Breana Cross.  Breana is a third grader at Finley-Oates Elementary, and she was nominated by the faculty and staff for her outstanding citizenship.  Congratulations, Breana!

Student of the Month

Ms. Fox Gets SLIMED!

On September 15, faculty and students at Finley-Oates Elementary gathered to watch principal Mary Lou Fox get SLIMED!  Donning a rain poncho, shower cap, and goggles, students watched as Ms. Fox had a bucket of purple slime dumped on her head.  The sliming was in celebration of the fact that Finley-Oates reached its goal of raising over $2500 to help West Columbia Elementary, a school affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Thanks for being a good sport, Ms. Fox!  And thanks to everyone who donated change to help the West Columbia students and teachers! 

Click on the photos below to see the slimey action!

Ms. Fox is dressed for SLIME!
Ms. Fox is dressed for SLIME!
Here it comes!
Here it comes!
The last drop!
The last drop!
All done!
All done!
A wave to the crowd!
A wave to the crowd!

Finley-Oates Elementary and Bonham ISD Adopt Schools Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Bonham ISD felt moved to offer support to our fellow students and educators. As a result, each school in the district partnered with a school from Columbia-Brazoria ISD.  This area was one of many affected by the flood waters from the recent hurricane.

Finley-Oates Elementary’s adopted school is West Columbia Elementary. This elementary school is located in West Columbia, Texas. This campus and the families in this area were victims of a levee break following the rains of Hurricane Harvey. Finley-Oates students brought spare change, all of which was donated to help our fellow young Texans.  Overall, Finley-Oates raised $2544.04 for their partner school.

At this time, the Bonham ISD family recognizes how fortunate we are.  We also recognize how fortunate we are to be part of a kind and giving community.  Thank you for helping us make this fundraiser a success and for supporting the West Columbia students, teachers, and families as they recover.

West Columbia Elementary
West Columbia Elementary in Columbia-Brazos ISD before Hurricane Harvey.


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Finley-Oates Elementary welcomes parent and community involvement.  For the safety of our students, however, ALL VISITORS ARE REQUIRED TO CHECK IN AT THE FRONT OFFICE. Please bring a valid ID.  Thank you for your coopertaion!

Breakfast in the Classroom

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All Finley-Oates students are eligible to receive breakfast in the classroom at no cost to their families.  A nutritious breakfast is served before classes begin each morning.  Please make sure that students arrive on time so that they can enjoy a good start to their day!


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Finley-Oates Elementary
1901 Albert Broadfoot
Bonham, Texas 75418