The Beacon

Olive Chapel Elementary PTA News & Information

~ May 27 - May 31, 2019 ~



June 3 - Track 1 5th Grade Sail Up Ceremony

June 3 - Spring Chorus Concert, 6:00 p.m.

June 5 - Walk to School Wednesday

June 13 - Final PTA Meeting of School Year, 6:00 p.m., Media Center, ALL ARE WELCOME

June 17 - Track 2, 3, 4 EOG Testing Begins (schedule here)

June 27 - Track 2 & 3 5th Grade Sail Up Ceremony, 10:30 a.m.

June 27 - Track 4 5th Grade Sail Up Ceremony, 1:00 p.m.

June 28 - LAST DAY OF 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR!

EOG Hall/Cottage Monitors



We are especially in need of cottage monitors next Tuesday (5/28) and Wednesday (5/29).

If you are interested, please click the sign up here for more information. If you have questions or want to volunteer but can only give an hour, please contact Ms. Johnson at

Thank you!

Carnival Raffle Winners

A few items have not been claimed. New numbers are being drawn daily until they are all claimed. Check the OCE PTA website daily for new numbers and instructions on how to claim your prize.

A Message from Coach Roberts

Dear Parent Volunteers,

I want to thank each one of you for helping out with this year's Field Day activities. Without your efforts, fun events like this wouldn't be possible. Despite the weather challenges we experienced, everything proceeded as planned with a few minor delays.

Thank you for hanging in there with me! Most importantly, I think the students had a blast!

Coach Roberts

From the OCE Wellness Committee: Smoothies = Healthy Kids,

Researched and Written by Wellness Committee Student Representatives Madison Washam and Nick Kraus.

Smoothies are very healthy for you and make you strong. You get lots of vitamins and minerals which are what help kids grow and give them energy. Here are two healthy kid-friendly smoothies

Blueberry Blast

You can find on the Food Network website:

½ cup milk

½ cup plain yogurt

1 cup frozen blueberries (unsweetened)

1 teaspoon honey

Strawberry Blast

This is a family recipe.

1 ½ cups water

5 cups orange juice

1 cup frozen mango chunks

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 cup frozen sweet cherries

2 cups spinach

½ cup avocado

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. You can alter it by adding plain lowfat greek yogurt for added protein or any flavor of yogurt you like. If using a sweetened yogurt omit the honey. You can substitute the blueberries for any berry you desire!

Out of 5 stars, we would give these smoothies 5 star reviews. They have the perfect balance of sweetness. Adults, this is great for a quick breakfast before school. You may even enjoy it, too!

2019-2020 Transportation Needs

The Transportation Department of the Wake County Public School System has begun to get ready for the 2019-20 school year. The Transportation Department is contacting current bus riders by phone and email asking them to go online to make Transportation aware of their changing needs.

Click here for more information.

Box Tops

Clipper families, please continue to clip those Box Tops and send them in to your teacher or drop them in the Box Top mail boxes located by the front office.

Each Box Top is cash for our school!

We will continue to count Box Tops through the end of the school year.

Remember to write the name of your student's teacher on the sheet or bag containing your Box Tops so the class can earn a prize. A winner for the class that collects the most in each grade will be announced June 14. The wining classes will receive popsicles to celebrate summer!

Thank you for continuing to support the OCE Box Tops program.

Food 4 Kids

Here is an ongoing way for OCE Families and the community to support Food 4 Kids. We have set up a CheddarUp account so monetary donations can be made throughout the year. Click here to donate.

If you would still like to send in items, the Food 4 Kids collection bin is right outside the front office and is in constant need of Publix Gift Cards, Canned Meats (Tuna, Chicken), Beans (canned or dried), Rice (small bags), Soup or Ramen Noodles, Mac & Cheese, and individually bagged snacks (Goldfish, Pretzels, Raisins).

Again, the Food 4 Kids program provides back packs of food each Friday for OCE students in need to help them through the weekend.

Thank you for continuing to support our OCE community.


5/26 - Marie Jones

5/27 - Ashley Hicks

5/31 - Mayella DeGuillermo

6/1 - Rhonda Oliver

6/4 - Kimberly Bossman

6/6 - Tuyetnga Levesque

6/12 - Brenda Dysard

6/12 - Carolin Roberts

6/13 - Elizabeth Hayes


Track 1 - May 6 - May 24

Track 4 - May 27 - June 14

Track 3 - June 17 - June 28


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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.