The Beacon

Olive Chapel Elementary PTA News & Information

~ May 11 - May 15, 2020 ~


April 27 - May 10 - Online Spring Book Fair

May 14th - Spirit Day - National Chicken Dance Day (details below)

May 15th - Yearbook Orders Due

May 25 - NO SCHOOL, Holiday

Last Day of the Online Book Fair

Don't forget to order some new books and support Olive Chapel with our online book fair!

The OCE Online Spring Book Fair ENDS TODAY!

Parents can order through our specified site here and books will ship directly to your home.

OCE will earn 25% of the profits to use in Scholastic Dollars for our school.

Happy Reading!

Yearbook Orders

Don't miss your shot at getting a yearbook to document this truly unique school year!

We will be ordering yearbooks online this year.

You can order your yearbook online here. Deadline is May 15, 2020

Open PTA Positions for 2020-21 School Year

The OCE PTA is still hard at work planning for next year. Interested in joining this passionate team of OCE parents? We have a variety of positions that can accommodate your time, skills, and schedule.

Below is a list of open positions:

Treasurer: Responsible for annual budget, monthly reports, and all deposits and expenses. Person should be detail oriented, available to pick up deposits from the school and/or deliver checks to the school or bank during school/bank hours.

Go Play Save - Selling Go Play Save coupon books is returning this year. This fundraiser takes place at the beginning of the school year and requires someone able to come to the school to manage distribution as well as money/book collection. We know many of you missed this fundraiser last year, so if you are passionate about Go Play Save, please consider helping this year! We need to fill this position ASAP!

Movie and/or Bingo Night - Plan and execute 1-2 fun social evenings at the school to foster community spirit.

Staff Appreciation Clopening Breakfast and Teacher Workday Meals: Coordinates clopening breakfast the week between the end of one school year and beginning of the next as well as teacher workday meals with local vendors as well as onsite needs for set-up around 7am and clean-up around noon. Note: These take place on teacher workdays when school is closed.

Walk to School Wednesday: Advertise and oversee Walk to School Wednesday from October to June. Walk to School Wednesdays are the first Wednesday of each month. Provide prizes, organizes special guests, etc...

Grant Writer: Research and apply for any grants for which the school may qualify.

Please contact for more information on any of these positions or to volunteer. Thank you - we couldn't do what we do without supportive people like you!

Virtual Spirit Days!

Our Student Council has come up with a few upcoming days to celebrate our OCE spirit!

Thursday, May 14th - National Chicken Dance Day

Shake your tail feathers and record a video to be tweeted out to @OCE_StuCouncil #OCEStrong

(or send it to your homeroom teacher to have it tweeted out!)


No Fuss Fundraiser

You can continue to donate to the No Fuss Fundraiser!

Click here to donate with a credit card anytime this year. A link is also included at the bottom of this newsletter.

PLEASE NOTE, you will still be contacted about our other fundraisers, it will be your choice to participate.

100% of your donation goes to the OCE PTA.


5/5 - Linda De la Pena

5/7 - Pamela Duke

5/16 - Danielle Chaffee

5/17 - Michelle Burleson

5/22 - Sonia Ruiz

5/26 - Marie Jones

5/27 - Ashley Hicks

5/31 - Mayela DeGuillermo


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Olive Chapel Elementary PTA

OCE Vision: The Olive Chapel Elementary community will create a collaborative environment that ignites a passion for learning in all children so that they reach their full potential.