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January Is Family Month
Posted on 01/03/2024

Royal Oak Schools Celebrates Family Month in January with many activities with a family focus.

January will be here soon, and at Royal Oak Schools, we're thrilled to kick off the year with a particular focus on family engagement and community connections. Our commitment to fostering a community of excellence is at the heart of these upcoming events, designed to bring families together for meaningful experiences. Let's dive into what January has in store:

1. MLK Jr. Day - Day of Service (January 15)
Start the month on a positive note by joining us at Royal Oak Middle School on January 15 for a Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. At 8:30 AM, we'll gather for a hot breakfast and engaging activities, followed by a walk and more activities at the school until noon. It's a fantastic opportunity to come together as a community and make a positive impact. Go to for more information.

2. Family Opportunities Fair (January 18, 5:30 - 7:30 PM)
On January 18, our administrative offices will host an Opportunities Fair For Families from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Stroll through the halls, enjoy light snacks, and connect with various partners and service providers from the district. This new event is tailored to provide valuable insights and opportunities for personal and educational growth for new and veteran families of Royal Oak Schools. Some of the groups that will be in attendance are:

  • Teen Clean Closet
  • Blessings In A Backpack
  • Royal Oak Schools PTAs
  • Royal Oak PAC
  • South Oakland YMCA
  • ROYA
  • SMART Transportation
  • Royal Oak Public Library
  • Royal Oak Recreation
  • Metro Detroit  Youth Club
  • Human Resources
  • Community Education

3. Skate Days (January 10 & 25)
Enjoy ice skating at The Rink in Royal Oak. M3 Investments is hosting free skating for Royal Oak Students on January 10 and 25. Students just have to show their school ID, elementary students need to be with a parent or guardian who can state what school the child attends. Skate rentals are $5.

4. Guest Speaker Nicole Runyon, LMSW on Adolescent Health (January 29, 6:30 - 8 PM)
Join us on January 29 for an enlightening evening with guest speaker Nicole Runyon, an expert on social media's effects on adolescent health at the board office. From 6:30 - 8 PM, Nicole will share insights into how screen usage influences childhood psychology. This event is a must for parents and community members interested in staying informed and engaged in the well-being of our youth. Use this link to register to attend. 

5. Kindergarten Information Night (January 31)
As we close out January, don't miss Kindergarten Information Night on January 31 across all Royal Oak elementary schools. This is a crucial event for parents and guardians to gather essential information and insights as they prepare for their child's educational journey. Check back next month for more details, including start times.

As we embrace these events, remember that each gathering contributes to the growth-minded community we aim to foster. Our mission is to provide an inclusive, diverse, safe, and student-first environment.