September 15, 2022
School Photo Retakes - ORDER NOW
If your child took photo retakes, you can view and order them now using this link.
Password: Child's student ID number.
You can find your child's student ID number in Infinite Campus as pictured below.
WALK AND ROLL - WED., NOV. 16th!
On Wed., Nov. 16th, we encourage families to walk or roll (bike/scooter) to start your morning off great and reduce car traffic/pollution during Oakhurst's Walk & Roll morning! Join us for music and coffee at the school's front entrance. If you live too far to walk, please consider using the commercial lot on the corner of College and Mead (The Imperial), or Oakhurst Park parking lot as offsite parking or a meetup point!
MOVIE NIGHT: PARENT’S NIGHT OUT FUNDRAISER ON FRI., DEC. 9th!
Drop your Oakhurst students off at school for movie night with friends, while you get a chance to wrap gifts, do some shopping or have a fun night out! Our winter parents’ night out fundraiser is on Friday, December 9th from 5-8pm. All children must be current Oakhurst students - the cost is $40 per child or $55 per family with more than one child attending. In addition to watching a movie and activities, kids will enjoy pizza and popcorn!
Pre-pay to register and reserve your spot now! Space is limited. All attendees must be currently enrolled Oakhurst students. All proceeds to support the PTA. Interested in attending but unable to pay? Scholarships available - please let us know. MORE INFO AND REGISTER NOW
MINTED HOLIDAY CARDS DISCOUNT CODE & MORE PASSIVE FUNDRAISING SUPPORT
Help the Oakhurst PTA while doing your holiday shopping and entertaining! Our partners will give a percentage of sales back to our school through charitable giving. Thank you for your support this season and all year long! Click here for more info: https://oakhurstelementarypta.org/passive-fundraising/
Minted: Holiday Cards & Gifts
Order holiday cards & gifts from Minted using our promo code "FUNDRAISEOAKHURST” - You’ll get 20% OFF your order and 15% of every purchase made using our code will be donated back to our school at the end of the year!
Select Oakhurst Elementary School as your preferred charity, shop using the AmazonSmile URL or turn on AmazonSmile on the phone app, and Amazon donates .5% of the value of your purchases to the PTA.
Kroger, Publix & BoxTops: Groceries & Entertaining
Connect your grocery shopping loyalty cards at Kroger and Publix to earn for the PTA; And download the BoxTops app to redeem anywhere, anytime within 14 days of purchase to earn cash for our school with products you already buy!
AUCTION DONATIONS & BUSINESS SPONSORS NEEDED
The Give a Hoot! Auction Committee is looking for donations and sponsors for the 2023 Give a Hoot! Auction. The Give a HOOT! Auction is the PTA's biggest fundraising event and all the proceeds go back into our school. The auction will be held Spring 2023 and is sure to be a heck of a lotta fun! We need your help in sourcing donated auction items for our live and silent auction as well as sponsorships in order to make our auction the best and most successful one yet.
Oakhurst Families showed up and showed out last year with their generosity. If you have a family vacation home, if you own your own business, restaurant or have a side hustle please consider a donation. Sponsorship is another great way to support this amazing event and with your sponsorship comes recognition and display of your business/logo/name at the event, on event swag such as tee shirts, in the yearbook as well as PTA newsletter and website and on the auction website. If you are interested in donating or becoming a sponsor please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
STOCK THE TEACHER’S LOUNGE
Let our awesome Oakhurst staff know that they're all that and a bag of chips by helping to stock the teacher's lounge! Individually packaged, non-perishable snacks can be dropped off at the front office or ordered from the Amazon Wishlist, and items will ship directly to the school!
PTA MEETING ON NOV. 15th
Join us for our November PTA meeting on Tuesday, November 15th from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Media Center (enter via the media center doors on the right side of the building)!
PTA DEI CORNER
DEI BOOK CART THIS FRIDAY!
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee will again be offering an opportunity this year for parents to check out children's books celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion and encouraging acceptance and empathy. Reading these books at home with your children can promote meaningful connections and create safe spaces for important conversations. Please join us from 8:00-8:20 a.m. during morning drop off for an opportunity to check out books for free. We will be right in front of the school. The Fall Book Cart dates are as follows: November 4, November 18, December 2.
Dates to Note
November 4: DEI Book Cart 8:00 - 8:20
November 11: Community Circle @ 8:30
November 15: PTA meeting @ 6:30pm
November 16: Walk & Roll
November 18: DEI Friday Book Cart: 8:00 - 8:20
December 2: DEI Friday Book Cart: 8:00 - 8:20
December 9: PTA Parent's Night Out Movie Night
December 16: Coffee Chat - Enrichment Over a School Break (8:30am - 9:15am)
December 16: Community Circle @ 2:00
City Schools of Decatur
Strategic Plan Town Halls
Dr. Fehrman will host two more town hall meetings where all community members can attend and review the information discussed at the Strategic Plan Team meeting, as well as the goals and performance objectives drafted. In addition, the town halls will provide an opportunity for the community to add their feedback and ensure we have aligned our goals with what our community wants to see achieved in our district over the next five years.
Strategic Plan Town Hall Dates / Times
November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (virtual) https://csdecatur.zoom.us/j/92270288945
November 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (in person) at the DHA Community Resource Center at 481 Electric Avenue
Special Education Parent Meetings
Golden Steps ABA
CSD welcomes Amanda Bissonnette of Golden Steps ABA to share an overview of services and support they provide to families.
Here's more about Golden Steps ABA:
Golden Steps implements Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to assist children in overcoming behaviors that challenge their ability to navigate and flourish in social, educational and home settings. We track their progress, encourage their growth, and applaud them when they inevitably succeed.
Date: November 10, 2022
Time: 6-7 pm
Location: This is a virtual meeting.
Target Audience: Pre-K to 6th grades
How It Works - Assistive Technology Meeting
Yael Cohen, Assistive Tech. Specialist & Frank DeFilippo, Special Education Coordinator, will be sharing a variety of apps and Google extensions that students can access to support their learning in class.
For example if your student is experiencing:
Difficulty with Organizing writing assignments
Date: November 17, 2022
Location: This is a virtual meeting.
For questions please contact Cheryl Grant at email@example.com.
New Student Center Offering - Family Meetings
Would You Like to Learn How to Conduct Family Meetings
Are you tired of constant family arguments?
Are you tired of feeling as if your family is disconnected?
Are you tired of your family not knowing the schedule for the week?
Then perhaps Family Meetings are for you! Participants will learn how to conduct effective family meetings that will benefit all family members and encourage cohesiveness. Family Meetings have been shown to increase family members’ self-esteem, communication & conflict-resolution skills, and instill a sense of belonging & resilience.
When: Wednesdays, beginning November 9th, 2022
What: 6 weekly, 45-minute Google Meet sessions from 12:00 - 12:45
How: Attend weekly interactive meetings with camera on & ready to participate!
Cost: FREE and limited to 6 families
Click here to register and learn more!
Run with the Dogs
Run With the Dogs (RWTD) 2023 registration is now open!
Join us on Saturday, January 28, 2023, for Run With the Dogs, a Decatur tradition in its 19th year.
We’ll be back at Beacon Hill Middle School for the 5K and Pup Trot and are pleased to announce that this year’s race is an official qualifying event for the Peachtree Road Race!
If you think you have the perfect dog to be featured on this year’s t-shirt, please enter the Face of the Race contest. Just post a photo of your dog, plus a blurb about why your dog should be selected as the Face of the Race, to http://www.facebook.com/RWTD5k or on Instagram with the hashtag #RWTD5K.
All contest entrants must register for the race for their dogs to be considered. Photos can be submitted until November 7. Four finalists will be selected by the volunteer race committee, and voting on these four finalists will begin on November 11. The Face of the Race winner will be announced on November 18.
Run With the Dogs 5K is an annual fundraiser of DBB and supports the athletic programs at Decatur High School and Beacon Hill Middle School. All race participants will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt, which will once again be designed by local artist Adam Pinsley.
Click here to register. For more information, visit rwtd5K.com.
GIRL SCOUTS INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Join us to learn how to embark on your own Girl Scouts adventure!
Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 6:00p.m.
The Wylde Center - Oakhurst Community Garden
435 Oakview Road Decatur, Georgia 30030
Second and third grade girls from all City of Decatur schools are welcome to attend!
Decatur Education Foundation
It's time for an adult night out! Everyone is invited to Soiree in the City on Saturday, November 12th from 6:30-10:30pm to enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing! It’s the perfect excuse to get dressed up and go out on the town for a great cause. We’ll enjoy a seated harvest dinner by Little Farmhouse Cafe, live music from Maxwell Street and a full array of cocktails and signature mocktail.
Purchase your tickets today at www.decatureducationfoundation.org/soiree or scan the QR code. See you there!
Meaningful volunteer opportunities available!
Are you great at math, science or languages? Your skills could help a Decatur student in just one hour per week as a Virtual Pal Tutor! We pair 2nd-8th grade students with upper high school or adult tutors to help with homework, organization and motivation. It’s an easy way to give back to your community in a meaningful way (and for high school students to earn volunteer hours). Click here to apply: https://forms.gle/VJuyncb7qce6R7Jq5
Can’t volunteer but want to help out? You can donate to our Lighten the Load program which keeps the snack pantry stocked at Beacon Hill Middle School. For those families in our community experiencing food insecurity, we also have a weekend backpack program. Both have unique Amazon wish lists that are updated monthly. You can donate directly to them using these links:
Beacon Hill Middle Snack Program: /a.co/d0HJHTr
Weekend Backpack Program: https://a.co/6Etc74W
Oakhurst Family Help Box: Who Do I Contact?
Counselor's Cabinet (Ms. McGhee's Counseling Services website)