The OCE Beacon
January 23 - 27, 2023
January 16 - No School, MLK Day
February 1 - Walk to School Wednesday
February 8 - Spirit Night @ Kilwins
February 27 - March 10 - Spring Book Fair
March 2 & 9 - Grandparent Breakfast
Stock the Staff Lounge **Updated Signup**
The PTA Staff Appreciation Committee would like to shower our staff with snacks and goodies in the staff lounge weekly. They work hard, and having a little surprise can bring a lot of happiness to their day! Sign up here!
IDEAS: Please stick to individually wrapped items. Feel free to be creative!
small packs of crackers, cookies, chips, popcorn, etc.
Please help spoil them by signing up for one (or more) weeks!
Please drop off items to the front office by Tuesday morning of each week. The fabulous ladies in the front office will get it to it's final destination!
Become an OCE First Mate
We have full-day and half-day slots available. Interested? Register here!
All participants must be registered WCPSS volunteers.
Do You Have Spirit?
We are looking for someone to head up our Spirit Nights! This person would be in charge of choosing the location and date for our monthly / bimonthly spirit nights! We have a list of locations that have been great to work with in the past but this person is also welcome to find new places that want to partner with our school if they choose!
If you are looking for a way to support our school PTA, this may be a great volunteer role for you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, our PTA President, if you are interested in learning more.
Rent the Rock
We still have a handful of dates left - including several around the holidays - so don't miss your chance to make your student feel really special while also making a donation to OCE! And don't forget to take a photo and tag us: #oceROCKstars
You can find the sign up form here.
Kids Heart Challenge Prize Distribution
The Kids Heart Challenge is a fun and exciting event where your student learns about their heart while helping others by raising money for the American Heart Association. We need your help to distribute prizes for the Kids Heart Challenge! Please look at the slots below and sign up where you are able! Sign up here!
Wake Up and Read!
We are looking for someone to lead a book drive at our school! Tasks would include setting up a collection bin at the school, checking / emptying it as needed, and delivering books to the collection center at the end. Book drive will run January 28th - February 28th. The book drive is to ensure that ALL children have access to books necessary to foster a love for reading and the literacy skills to thrive! Please email email@example.com, our PTA President, if you are interested in learning more.
We're excited to welcome families back into the cafeteria as lunch volunteers!
Whether you have 30 minutes or two hours, the OCE staff appreciates your support! In order to volunteer, you must be on the WCPSS approved volunteers list.
If you have not yet registered to be a WCPSS volunteer, you can do so in the OCE front office from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You can find the signup form here!
Supporting OCE's Multilingual Learners
The ESL teacher is looking for volunteers to come in to support our Multilingual Learners (MLs) while she is administering annual testing. These volunteers will assist MLs with English activities, classwork and/or read with them. Please sign up for a 1 hour slot, where you will work with 2 students for half an hour each. You MUST be registered as a volunteer with WCPSS. Sign up here!
Megan Coles - 5
Rebecca McCarty - 8
Hannah Eure - 9
Casey Lanier - 14
Mary Ann Thornton - 14
Nancy Hatley - 19
Regina Norman - 29
Click here to see our staff members' favorite things!
Join the PTA
Another exciting school year is underway at Olive Chapel Elementary! If you are new to OCE, we welcome you warmly to our wonderful school community.
An integral part of our OCE community is our PTA and we invite you all to join us! OCE’s PTA is a partnership between parents, teachers, and our community with a goal of enhancing your student’s educational success.
Let's Get Social!
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.