Olive Chapel Elementary PTA News & Information
~ December 10 - December 14 ~
December 8 - Silent Auction and Gala Ticket Sales Open
December 13 - PTA Meeting, 1:00 p.m. (time change see below)
December 21 - Spirit Day: Holiday Sweater Day
December 21 - EARLY RELEASE DAY
December 24 - January 1 - Holiday Break: NO SCHOOL
January 9 - Walk to School Wednesday
January 9 - Open House for New Families, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (More info here)
January 10 - PTA Meeting, 1:00 p.m., Conference Room
January 18 - EARLY RELEASE DAY
January 21 - Holiday: NO SCHOOL
January 25 - Spirit Day: Favorite Team Day
STEM Night Thank You
Parents and their kids were able to participate in hands-on experiments: everything from making snow to directing robots through mazes to viewing Mars and the stars in the night sky. The evening was a huge success!
Thank you also to all the presenters, including:
- Green Hope Robotics 5190
- Science Fun for Everyone
- RTNN (Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network)
- STEM for Kids
- Apex Family Creative Learning
- The Raleigh Astronomy Club
- Apex High Robotics Team 3916
- NC State College of Engineering
- The Art of STEM
Check out their links for more information on classes, camps, activities and more!
Below is just a sampling of the fun:
ALL HANDS ON DECK
Campus Beautification Projects
If you are handy with a paint brush, hammer and nails, or just willing to give a few hours of hard labor for a few campus beautification projects, please let us know so we can make some plans for a few future projects.
Help Needed: Grandparents Breakfast
The task involves a little bit of coordination before and availability the morning of for set-up and clean-up. A team of volunteers will be recruited to assist in set-up/clean-up. It's an easy, one time position
If you are interested in helping with this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Silent Auction and Gala Ticket Sales Open December 8th!
The adult's only event will be held at MacGregor Downs Country Club from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. and include music, dinner, dancing, dessert, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and a live auction.
Tickets go on sale December 8th! Grab some friends and buy a whole table! More information and the link for tickets can be found here.
Have services or items to donate for the auction? Is your company interested in sponsoring the gala? Check out the Auction website for a wish list of items and information on sponsorships.
As always, thank you for your support of OCE!
Tis the Season to Shop!
Loyalty programs that benefit OCE include:
- Harris Teeter
- Lowe's Foods
- Office Max and Office Depot
- AMAZON SMILE
So get out there and shop til you drop, Clippers!
"Wish Upon A Star" Parents Night Out
The next two Friday nights (December 8th and 15th) the group will be hosting a Parents Night Out. Get some shopping done or simply have a quiet dinner during this busy season while your kids are engaged in STEM activities and fun. All while helping Apex Friendship DECA and Academy of Engineering make someone's wish come true.
For more information check out the flyer below and/or visit here to register.
Staff Appreciation Elves
Thanks as always to our Staff Appreciation lead, Laurie Jendrasiak, for showering our teachers and staff with love on behalf of the PTA.
Track 4 - December 3 - December 21
Track 3 - January 2 - January 18
Track 2 - January 21 - February 8
Track 1 - February 11 - March 1