The Salk Elementary School mission is to teach all children to solve problems, understand and cooperate with others, and to become lifelong learners contributing to the community as effective leaders.
Focus on Fitness
Salk Elementary has been an Oklahoma Healthy Safe School from the State Department of Education for two years. We are very proud of our physical education program, as we participate in the International Walk to School Day and the Zoo Run each year to encourage our students to stay active. We also host an annual Salk Super Kids Day. These events are a great way for parents to bond with their kids.
Invested in the community
Salk is a focal point of our neighborhood with a long history of stability and veteran instructors. The average teaching experience in our school is 19 years and have taught at Salk for an average of 9 years. This results in an engaged student body participating in everything from the TPS Chess Tournament to Read Across America Week. We are also excited to begin a building remodel in the summer of 2020 that will result in additional features for our students.
A family school
Parents are always welcome in our building because we know their role is vital in the academic development for our students. To engage parents with their students' learning, we offer multiple parent events throughout the school year, such as Fall Festival, bingo nights, and school picnics. For our annual Polar Express Literacy Night, every child meets Santa and receives a free book, cup of hot chocolate and a cookie. In January, we host a Chit Chat and Chili Night, which provides parents with testing tips and ways to help students increase their reading level. We are thankful for community partners such as Kingdom Reign Ministries and Parkview Baptist Church who make these programs possible for our students.
At Salk, we offer multiple enrichments in the arts for our scholars. Each year, our students participate in the annual All-District Elementary Music Festival at the Performing Arts Center for Education with 300 students from the district. Through this program, students learn music throughout the school year, rehearse at an all-day field trip with other Tulsa schools, and perform the same evening for family members. In addition, you may see artwork from our students on display at the nearby McDonald's. This valuable community partner supports our students in many ways, including donating tablets for our reading challenges.