The Beacon

Olive Chapel Elementary PTA News & Information

~ March 4 - March 8, 2019 ~


March 1 - Spirit Day: Dr. Seuss Day (dress like a favorite Dr. Seuss character)

March 6 - Walk to School Wednesday

March 7 - 3rd Grade Parent Math Workshop, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (sign up below)


March 13 - Family Academy: Reading is Fundamental! (K-5) (sign up below)

March 14 - PTA Meeting, 1:00 p.m.

March 25 - April 5 - Spring Book Fair

March 28 - Grandparents Breakfast Tracks 2 & 4 (rescheduled from fall)

Set Sail for Success: Middle School Registration

Attention fifth grade parents & guardians:

The school counselors have some information to pass along regarding Middle School (deep breath, they'll be ready and so will you!).

Below is a link to information on Wake County middle school programs:

And attached below is a parent letter with more detailed information on the registration process.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school counselors.

OCE Curriculum Nights

Join us for one or more of the following upcoming presentations at OCE (child care provided):

  • March 7, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - 3rd Grade Parent Math Workshop - SIGN UP HERE!
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  • March 13, 2019 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. – Reading is Fundamental! (K-5) - SIGN UP HERE!


Silent Auction Fire Sale

Saturday's Silent Auction and Gala was another success! Thank you to all who came out and bid on items from home.

But it's not too late to participate! A few items remain, so we're opening the auction back up to all with reduced starting bids. The Silent Auction Fire Sale will be open from February 23rd at 11:00 a.m to March 2nd at 11:00 a.m. All bidding is online:

And you can still donate to OCE here - we are still a little short of our goal of hitting $5,000 in cash donations, can you help?

Silent Auction Survey

Whether you attended the Silent Auction & Gala or not, we need YOUR feedback in order to better plan fundraisers and events for the years ahead.

Please take the survey here. It takes only three minutes to complete.

Thank you for your continued support and feedback to make OCE the place to be!


Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's birthday is coming up on March 2nd so the Student Council will celebrate with "Dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss Character" on Friday, March 1st! This is a change from the previously scheduled Spirit Day on March 8th.

So get your Sam I Ams and Cat in the Hats and Yertle the Turtles ready for a fun Spirit Day on Friday, March 1! We can't wait to see everyone in their Seuss-best!

And don't forget to send pictures for the Beacon to this one of some frustrated crayons sharing their story in "The Day the Crayons Quit" for the school news that will air on Read Across America Day.
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Walk to School Wednesday March 6

March Walk to Wednesday is here! Special guest Mayor Lance Olive will be walking with the group from Kelly Road Park.

All walkers in March and April will also receive a bike helmet to keep and use for our May Bike to School day! When you arrive at school on Wednesday look for the helmets next to the raffle tablen and get your bikes ready to ride in May!!

Order School Supply Kits NOW!

Would you rather spend a summer day driving from store to store to purchase school supplies or get everything you need in one easy box? Great news, our supply kit program is back and the link to Order is LIVE!

Kits include the exact colors, quantities, and brands of school supplies your teachers have approved for class. Get your back-to-school shopping out of the way early and enjoy your summer track out days!

Simply place your order by April 29, 2019.

Order online at

Enter our school’s account number 38010.

Questions? Contact Whitney Ludlow at

The KIds Heart Challenge is here!

If you haven't already, please register for our school team at or by searching Kids Heart Challenge in the app store on your mobile device.

Our students are learning all about what they can do to keep their hearts healthy, take their own health challenge and learn how they can help others by collecting donations for the American Heart Association. We are a healthy service-minded community.

Click here for more information!

Contact Coach Roberts with any questions.

Food 4 Kids Donations Needed

Thank you for all your support of the KidsCorps Food 4 Kids Program! And a special thank you to Leith Volkswagon who donated 50 Cinch Sacks to put the food in and LandRover for donating food. OCE has wonderful partners in the community and we are so grateful for their support.

The group will continue to collect food throughout the year to keep providing a weekend supply of nutritious food for children when school lunch and breakfast are unavailable over the weekend. All food is nonperishable and provided to children FREE of charge. It is our hope these resources will support the health, behavior and achievement of every student that participates.

Please continue to send in your nonperishables for the backpack program.

For more information or questions, please contact parent coordinator Whitney Ludlow at

TGA Golf & Tennis

TGA had an excellent fall tennis and golf season at Olive Chapel Elementary! They are looking forward to another great season in Spring 2019. Attached below is the spring flyer and you can register here.

Registration starts on January 1st. The first class will be on Thursday, February 21st.


3/3 - Joshua Brown

3/5 - Mary Montgomery

3/7 - Angela Martin

3/21 - Margot Henson

3/22 - Maile Logelin

3/23 - Katie Donaldson

3/26 - Teresa McCotter


Track 4 - March 4 - March 22


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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.