The Hoot Owl Special Edition

April/May

UPDATES

Hello Oak Ridge Families,


Several questions have come up lately and I will try to answer them in this newsletter so that everyone has all the answers. I know there are a lot of questions like "what will we do with" and "how do we..." and honestly, right now we don't have the answers. Please know that we are working on the plans as quickly as possible and will send them to families as soon as we have the answers.


Until then, I want to encourage you to continue helping your children with their work and sending in assignments to the teachers. Learning is important and should be continued in order for Owl to continue to make learning progress this year.


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


Tami Eldridge

SPRING PHOTOS


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!





¡Gracias!

YEARBOOKS

Our yearbook will be delayed in shipping. They will arrive at school middle of June. Those who have ordered a yearbook will be contacted to come by school and pick it up once they have arrived. There is still time to order a yearbook as we will sell a few once they arrive but overage will be limited and the price will increase. Currently they are $26. You can order them at the link below:


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

REGISTRATION FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN

We are currently in the process of registering pre-k and kindergartners for the 202-2021 school year. Please help us get the word out and get our students registered. PK for the 2020-2021 school year will be full day from 8:00 - 3:10. All registration is completed online. If you need assistance with registration, please email our registrar, Virginia Vera, at vvera@conroeisd.net.

CHOCOLATE SALE 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 ore2bthebest@live.com

*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 BOARD MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED...

We are looking for several parents who will volunteer to help us with our PTO next school year. You can serve as an officer, a board member at large, or just as a volunteer to help with different activities throughout the year. Whether you have 2 extra hours for the year or 10 a week, we can use you!


Our PTO fundraisers support a variety of things. Field trips for all students, playground equipment, upkeep of the garden, technology and much more.


If you choose to run for a board officer, you will need to be able to attend the board meetings which are scheduled yearly based on the availability of the board members for that year.


If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else, please make sure that person knows you are nominating them. Follow the link below and submit the 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