The Beacon

Olive Chapel Elementary PTA News & Information

~ August 19 - August 23, 2019 ~


August 21 - BYOD Parent Meeting, Track 3 4th-5th grade parents, 5:00 p.m.

August 22 - Picture Day, Tracks 1 & 3

August 23 - OCE Spirit Day: Tacky Tourist Day


September 2 - NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY

September 4 - 11 - Book Fair

September 5 - Grandparents Breakfast, Tracks 3 & 4

September 6 - OCE Movie Night

September 12 - PTA Meeting, 11:00 a.m., OCE

Last Week to Order Spirit Wear

T-shirts and magnets sales END on Friday, August 23rd!

This is the only order for spirit wear we will be making this year! New shirt designs will be coming next year.

Check the PDF attached for more information on sizing, pricing, and how to order.

OCE Movie Night Details

The PTA is proud to present an OCE Family Movie Night on Friday, September 6th.

Festivities will open at 5:30 p.m. with special evening hours at the Book Fair. Come pick up a book then cozy up with your blankets and chairs on the back lawn. Don't forget cash for concessions (pizza, candy, popcorn, and drinks) and spirit wear.

Our FREE outdoor screening of The Incredibles will begin around 7:30 p.m. when the sun goes down!

Want to help sponsor the event? Prior to the movie screening, a slideshow of our own Clipper super heroes will be showing on the big screen. For $20 you can submit a picture of your child (dressed like a super hero or as themselves since we are all heroes inside!) with a special message of your choice, then watch together for your larger than life kiddo!

Send your pictures and messages to and send your cash or checks (made out to OCE PTA, "movie night photo" in the subject line) to your child's teacher marked MOVIE NIGHT PHOTO by August 30th .

We can't wait to see you there!

Chorus Updates from Mr. Williams

Chorus Rehearsals have begun!

Chorus is open to 4th and 5th grade students and sign-up ends August 20th.

Rehearsals are each Wednesday from 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. in the Music Room. Please note, it would be helpful if the students entered via the YMCA doors.

The first concert will be on December 5, 2019.

If you have any questions about signing up or rehearsals, please contact Mr. Williams at

Shopping Rewards

Did you know that you can raise money for our school when you select OCE as your shopper rewards beneficiary at a variety of area stores?

Lowes Foods, Harris Teeter, Publix, Office Depot/Office Max, and Amazon Smile all offer rewards for Olive Chapel.

Visit the link here on the OCE PTA website to learn how to connect your accounts for each store. It takes a few seconds, is no cost to you, and is easy money for our school throughout the year. Encourage your family members to link their accounts, too, if they shop at any of these retailers.

No Fuss Fundraiser

Keep those donations coming! You can continue to donate to the No Fuss Fundraiser!


  • It's an easy way to ensure 100% of your dollars go straight to supporting OCE
  • No amount is too small
  • Company matches are a great way to make your contribution go farther

Ready to donate? Complete the form attached below and send a check made out to OCE PTA with "No Fuss" in the subject line back to your child's teacher. If your company provides matches, invite them to participate and have them send their check to the school.

You can also click here and donate with a credit card. Don't forget your child's name and grade in the appropriate fields.

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

BYOD - Bring Your Own Device

Fourth and fifth grade students have the option to bring their own internet-based devices into the classroom to enhance lessons and learning.

To learn more about the initiative and how it works practically, there will be a meeting for fourth and fifth grade parents at the times noted below.

  • Track 3 will be held on August 21st, 2019 from 5:00-5:30pm in the media center.

More information can be found on the OCE BYOD webpage.


Reminder: More information on 2019-20 Club options and sign-ups can be found on the OCE Website under the Students tab.


8/2 - Dairy Dominguez de Salas

8/2 - Ryan Derr

8/4 - Melissa Malamutt

8/5 - Mary Kipp

8/10 - Soha Nasrallah

8/23 - Lori Young

8/24 - Khadidja Delhoum

8/26 - Shannon Parker

8/29 - Lisa Reynolds

8/31 - Misty Christensen


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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.