The Hoot Owl

APRIL/MAY

UPDATES

Hey Oak Ridge Families,


I've had several questions come up lately and I'm going to try and answer them in this newsletter so that everyone has the answers. I know there are lots of questions about "what to do with..." and "how we will..." Honestly, right now we don't have all the answers. Please know, we are working on plans as quickly as possible and will roll them out to families as soon as we have answers.


Until then, I want to encourage you to continue assisting your child with their work and get it turned into their teacher. Learning is important and must be continued in order to for our Owls to make as much progress this year as possible.


If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your child's teacher or email us at contactore@conroeisd.net


Tami Eldridge

SPRING PICTURES

Dear Parents, thank you for your patience during this trying time and we really appreciate your support.

To view your proof and order online go to: http://online.phototexasphotography.com/
The website will ask for you to input a keyword.

The keyword to your gallery is: 2020oakridge and then your student's ID.
So if your student's ID is 123456 then the code is 2020oakridge123456

For any issues or questions, please contact Photo Texas customer support at https://www.phototexasphotography.com/contact or call 1(800) 883-6463.


Thanks!

YEARBOOKS

Our yearbook will be delayed in shipping. The final date for arrival is mid-June. Those who have ordered a book will be called and invited to come pick them up at the school. (Hopefully we will be back doing summer work by then). If you wish to order a yearbook, it's not too late. Just go to link below and place your order. Yearbooks are currently $26.00. We will have a few for purchase once they arrive but the price will go up.

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1142245/Oak-Ridge-Elementary-School/

PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

We are currently in the process of registering online for PK and Kindergarten next school year. PK will be a full day program for the 2020 - 2021 school year. Students will still need to qualify in order to attend the full day program.


Below is the registration link. If you need any assistance, please contact our registrar, Virginia Vera, at vvera@conroeisd.net.

CHOCOLATE MONEY

PTO is in need of collecting chocolate fundraising money. If you still owe money, PTO will be reaching out reminding you of the amount your current owe. With limited contact desired, we are asking you pay your bill one of two ways.

* Pay using the PTO paypal account at

*Mail a check to ORE PTO, 19675 I-45 S, Conroe, TX 77385 (school's address)


If you choose to mail a check, please email that information to contactore@conroeisd.net so that we will be watching the mail for your check.

PTO OFFICERS FOR 2020 -2021

We are looking for several folks who are willing to help us with our PTO next school year. You can serve as one of the main officers, volunteer to assist with an event, or just volunteer to help as needed. Please know that this organization is vital to our school. They pay for all of the field trips, technology subscriptions, Fun Day, upkeep of the garden, as well as many other things. We ask that you consider helping. We have opportunities for everyone - from a 1 time commitment to 5 hours a week. Whatever you can donate to the school, we can use!


PTO board members must attend all meetings that occur once a month.


Please follow the link below to the nomination form.

PTO OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES

President - Organize and hold monthly meetings, checks in with board and ensures that policies, procedures and finances are in order and is one of the check signers.

Vice President - Supports President, check signer, chairs at least one project PTO is in charge of throughout the year)

Secretary- Takes minutes at each board meeting, files them in PTO book that PTO keeps as well as a copy filed in the school PTO book.

Treasurer - Ensures that all finances are in order. Files taxes and tax exempt status every year. Counts money with another member and makes all the deposits. Treasurer is not a check signer.

Parliamentarian - Works with President to ensure that policies and procedures are followed appropriately. Ensure meetings run smoothly and everyone stays on task.

Member at Large - Sponsor one event hosted by PTO throughout the school year. Be a voice to the community about our school and a voice to the board from the community.

Volunteer Coordinator - Works with parents throughout the school to coordinate volunteers for all events. (Fall Family Night, Fall Fundraiser, ExplOREorium Night, Spring Fundraiser, Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, Fun Day)

Social Media Expert - Manages the PTO webpage and Facebook page