Primary PTO Press

May 2023

Counting Down!!

We are in the home stretch this month! We have 3 weeks left of the 2022 - 2023 school year. We are not done needing your help. Please read the entire newsletter to see what we have on our calendar as well as what we need from you!

Because You Lift Us Up! Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is May 1-5. We have so many ways for you to help. We have helpful ideas for your little chiefs to thank their favorite staff as well as volunteer and donations opportunities throughout the week. We can't wait to LIFT OCPS UP!
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Thank You To Our Staff Appreciation Sponsors!!

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Did you know you have to renew each year? If you want to continue being in the know with all things and activities PTO, please click on the link below to renew your FREE membership for the 2023-2024 school year! Also, make sure you follow us on Facebook: OCPS Little Chiefs PTO

We would hate to see you go.

Thank you 2022 -2023 PTO Board Members!

Thank you to our PTO Board Members for working so hard throughout the year to make all of our events and activities successful! Some of our board will be moving up the hill or on to other activities and will be missed. Thank you to the following:

Mary Beth Guest, President

Emily Ullrich, Vice President

Hope Wiltshire, Secretary

Jessica Rogers, Treasurer

Laura DeBacker, Board Member

Elizabeth Guest, Board Member

Jessica Rogers, Board Member

Mimi Vinson, Board Member

Jessica Gambrell, Staff Representative

Amy Parrish, Staff Representative

Welcome to our 2023 - 2024 Board Members

We want to also take a moment to welcome our incoming board members for the 2023 - 2024 school year. Please do not hesitate to reach out. They would love to meet you!

Jessica Rogers, Co-President

Emily Ullrich, Co-President

Margeaux Harvey, Secretary

Denise Sampson, Treasurer

Mallie Bragg, Volunteer Coordinator

Laura Debacker, Board Member

Milly Kori, Board Member

Nidhi Shah, Board Member

Victoria Poling, Board Member

Jessica Gambrell, Staff Representative


Concrete has been poured and sod has been placed to improve the muddy parts of our playground! The shade structures are on their way as well. We will then be adding landscaping to make all of our playground usable for recess and outdoor classrooms. We cannot wait to show you more pictures as we work! Please see before and after pictures below!

May Appreciation Days

We want to show a little extra love to these lovely ladies this month.

May 1 is Principal Appreciation Day and OCPS would not be what it is without Mrs. Hilley! She is our rock. Thank you!

May 1-5 is PE Appreciation Week. Mrs. Bowen makes each day fun for our little chiefs while teaching them movement and exercise.

May 5 is Lunch Hero Day! Our cafeteria staff cannot be beat. Make sure to thank them when you see them for all the love and dedication to nutrition they put in to preparing meals each day.

May 10 is School Nurse Day. If you have not met Nurse Brooke yet, please take a moment to introduce yourself and thank her. She is a favorite among the students and works hard to meet the needs of our little chiefs every day.

May 18 is Speech Pathologist Day. Mrs. Reed works tirelessly at her job helping our young chiefs and is loved by every child she sees.

When you are in the school this month, make sure and thank these amazing people who do so much for OCPS!

Dad's On Duty

Thank you to all of you who have helped with our Dads on Lunch Duty and Dads on Car Duty! We are so excited about the support and volunteers we have received for this new volunteer opportunity. We could not have done it without you and ALL of the staff have truly enjoyed the extra help in the morning and at lunch. We can't wait to see this program grow next year!

May 1

Principal Appreciation Day

May 1-5

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

PE Appreciation Week

May 5

Field Day

Library Books Due

Lunch Hero Day

May 9 & 10

Pastries at the Primary (Kindergarten)

May 12

Little Chief Market Place (Second Grade)

May 15

Career Day

May 19

Last Day of School

Volunteer Training

In order to volunteer at OCPS throughout the school year (including Field Day), you must complete the volunteer training. Volunteer training can also be completed online just follow the link above.


The OCPS PTO provides a way for parents, teachers, and school staff to work together for the good of our school. We encourage school success through fundraising efforts, volunteering, and family events.