Olive Chapel Elementary PTA News & Information
~ HOLIDAY BREAK EDITION ~
December 21 - EARLY RELEASE DAY
December 24 - January 1 - Holiday Break: NO SCHOOL
January 7 - Kindergarten Registration Opens
January 9 - Walk to School Wednesday (see below)
January 9 - Clipper Coffee (see below)
January 9 - Open House for New Families, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (More info here)
January 10 - PTA Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Conference Room
January 18 - FULL DAY OF SCHOOL (See Weather Make-Up Days update below)
January 21 - Holiday: NO SCHOOL
January 25 - Spirit Day: Favorite Team Day
Weather Make-Up Days
You should have been notified of the change in the snow make-up day schedule late last week. Saturday, March 16th, 2019 is no longer a make-up day. The second make-up day will now be on Friday, January 18, 2019 -- this Friday will no longer be an early release day and will instead be a full day of school for snow make-up.
Middle School Open Houses - Save the Date
ALL HANDS ON DECK
Walk to School Wednesday
Lace up those walking shoes and start the New Year on the right foot!
Walk to School Wednesday is moved to January 9 (instead of our first day back after break!). First grade had the most walkers in October, November AND December, so lucky first graders have continued to win the raffle prizes! Can any other grade beat the first graders?
Through our November and December walks, we donated 24 pounds of toilet paper and macaroni and cheese to Western Wake Crisis Ministry. Thank you for your support of our Apex neighbors!
In January the Apex police and fire departments will join us again. Come on out and start the day with our Apex and OCE community!
Kids Heart Challenge Parent Volunteer Needed
If you are interested in helping Coach Roberts or would like more information on what the role will entail, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The group meets occasionally so check the sign-up and join us - our next meet-up is Wednesday, January 9th, 2019! Whether you're old or new, it's always nice to have a cup of coffee with fellow OCE parents.
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 email@example.com for more information.
Silent Auction and Gala Ticket Sales NOW OPEN!
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 are now available! This event sold out last year, so don't wait too long to get your tickets. Make it a date night or grab some friends and buy a whole table!
Purchase tickets 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!
TGA Golf & Tennis
Registration starts on January 1st. The first class will be on Thursday, February 21st.
Food 4 Kids is Coming!
The Olive Chapel Elementary Food 4 Kids program will provide a weekend supply of nutritious food for children when school lunch and breakfast is unavailable over the weekend. Each food bag will contain 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 snacks, and 1 can of vegetables and 1 can of fruit. 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.
The program will be run by KidsCorps and wonderful volunteers who will help pack back packs each week. The program will be funded through school food drives and community donations.
Be on the lookout for more information about our first Food 4 Kids Food Drive. KidsCorps looks forward to working with staff, teachers and you for your children!
For more information or questions, please contact parent coordinator Whitney Ludlow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Track 3 - January 2 - January 18
Track 2 - January 21 - February 8
Track 1 - February 11 - March 1