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Finley-Oates Summer Reading Programs 

Did you know that students can lose over two months’ worth of reading skills over the summer?  That means that it is important for your student to read not only during the school year, but during the summer months, as well! Finley-Oates has partnered with local agencies and the Bonham Public Library to provide fun and convenient ways for students to avoid the “Summer Slide”.

To learn more about the summer reading programs available to our students, click on the Book Worm or CLICK HERE!

Finley-Oates Wins 3rd Grade UIL District Academic Championship!

UIL Academic Championship Trophy

Students from Finley-Oates Elementary recently attended the UIL Academic District meet in Leonard, Texas.  Bonham 3rd grade students won the District 10-AAA 3rd Grade Academic Championship.  This means that the students’ combined point total placed them at the top of the competition.  In addition, several students placed in individual events.  Results are below.

Music Memory –  Abilene Cheek (3rd place), Giovanni Loredo (4th place), Rylee Dawber (5th place), 2nd Place Team
Spelling – Levi Hays (2nd place), Ali Smith (4th place), Rylie Holley (5th place), 1st Place Team

Congratulations, students and sponsors!

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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

Breakfast tray

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!

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!


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Finley-Oates Elementary
1901 Albert Broadfoot
Bonham, Texas 75418