News in a Nutshell #6
Stay engaged this winter with the Oak Ridge Home & School!
The Oak Ridge Home & School Association hopes that 2024 got off to a great start. Read on for some of the upcoming events from Home & School!
February Home & School Meeting on Tuesday, February 6 @ 7 PM
Join us in the Oak Ridge Library at 7 PM on Tuesday, February 6 for the next Home & School meeting. Or, if you need to join us virtually, here is the link.
Boosterthon - Moving to Fall 2024
We are moving the Boosterthon to the Fall of 2024. Stay tuned for more information as we head back to school in 2024-2025!
Afterschool Rec - Sign-ups for Grades 1 and 2
In February, we are excited to host Afterschool Recs for 1st and 2nd grade students. Afterschool Recs for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will happen later this year (dates listed below).
These are fun events occurring right after school (until 4:30), where your kids will get their energy out with some physical activities and participate in STEM activities. More details will be sent home with your child, but links to sign-up are posted below if you want to sign-up now.
1st grade sign-up link
2nd grade sign-up link
UPDATE: Lip Sync - Thursday, March 7th! 5th grade details below!
This year's Lip Sync will be at Souderton High School on Thursday, March 7th. Communication went out on February 6th to all who signed up - and all first choice songs were approved.
Fifth grade students who are interested in the 5th grade finale - sign up using this link. Practice starts February 15th!
Fifth grade students who want to enter the cover contest - You can start working on your cover using an 8 ½ x 11 white sheet of paper. We will have a color program again this year. Include the following information on your cover design: Oakies Band Together, Oak Ridge Elementary School Lip Sync, March 7, 2024 at 7:00 @ SAHS. Please scan and email your cover to email@example.com. If you are unable to scan the cover, you can send it in to Home & School. Have fun! Deadline for entries is February 15, 2024. The Lip Sync Committee will vote on all cover submissions. The first place winner will be the cover and the 2nd place winner will be our back cover. All submissions will be included in the program.
Know an Oak Ridge alum who wants to help out? Complete this form so that we have them accounted for as we assign roles and responsibilities!
We look forward to an amazing event on March 7th!
Update on 2/20: Concession Stand and Flower Sale for Lip Sync
Home and School is so excited for our upcoming Lip Sync on March 7th. We are writing to let you know about a few ways you can help support the event.
First, we will be selling bouquets you can pre-purchase for your talented kids. The bouquets are pre-order only and must be paid for in advance. They will be available to pick up at the concession stand in the lobby prior to the start of Lip Sync.
There are two different options available: a small or large bouquet. Both bouquets will include baby’s breath, greens, cello wrap and a bow. The small bouquet will include a minimum of 4 stems of flowers, while the large will include a minimum of 8 stems. The cost for the small bouquet is $8 and the large is $15.
Payment will be accepted via Venmo using the QR code here or you can pay via paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the recipient's name in the comments when paying for the bouquet. All orders are due by Friday, March 1st.
We will also be offering beautiful wooden roses for sale at the concession stand that evening for $2 each.
We are happy to be able to have our concession stand for the event and are looking for some donations. Please sign up using the signup genius link if you can help!
We are requesting all items be dropped off in the Oak Ridge Lobby on March 6th or 7th prior to 2:30 pm.
Lastly, please bring your $1 bills to purchase some snacks for the show!
If you have any questions or issues feel free to reach out via email email@example.com.
As always we appreciate your support!!! Looking forward to a fun night!!
Spring Spiritwear Sale Coming Soon!
Our spring spiritwear online store is coming soon! If you have suggestions for items you would like to see included in the store, please email Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Home & School Dollars at Work
In January, we received a commission from our Painting with a Twist event in the amount of $1,060. Thanks as well to those who participated in Box Tops - for 2023, we made $64.80.
The Home & School purchased new frames for the hallways of Oak Ridge for $713. This is another example of your Home & School Dollars at work!
Tuesday, February 6 - Oak Ridge Home & School Meeting at 7 PM in the Oak Ridge Library
Thursday, February 15 - Deadline for Lip Sync Cover Contest
Thursday, February 22 - 1st Grade Afterschool Rec
Thursday, February 29 - 2nd Grade Afterschool Rec
Tuesday, March 5 - Oak Ridge Home & School Meeting at 7 PM in the Oak Ridge Library
Thursday, March 7 - Lip Sync at Souderton High School at 7 PM (snow date March 15)
Thursday, April 25 - 4th Grade Afterschool Rec
Tuesday, April 30 - 3rd Grade Afterschool Rec
Thursday, May 2 - 5th Grade Afterschool Rec