The Beacon

Olive Chapel Elementary PTA News & Information

~ July 1 - July 12, 2019 ~

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2018-19 is officially a wrap!

Thank you for all the wonderful ways you have contributed to OCE this year. Whether you bought a Go Play Save book or helped set up Carnival or sent in treats for the teacher's lounge or simply joined the PTA so that our organization could continue to support the teachers and staff at OCE as well as advocate and provide support for our students, it all made a difference!

There are some changes in store for fundraising next year and we will outline all the great new information in the coming weeks as the 2019-20 school year ramps up. The Beacon will take next week off and be back on July 11th.

For now, enjoy celebrating another great school year with your kids! You all deserve it!

Below are a few dates and reminders for some upcoming events, like Meet the Teacher.

We'll see you "next year"!!


July 1 - 8 - NO SCHOOL

July 3 - Meet the Teacher (details below)


July 26 - Spirit Night: Sweet Spoons (details below)


A special congratulations to all our fifth graders who are Sailing Up to new opportunities in middle school. You will be missed but we can't wait to see what you do next!

Keep Sailing!

GoFundMe for Travis Hines

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the GoFundMe to support our custodian, Travis Hines, and his family.

We are still collecting funds to support the family as Mr. Hines' fiancé and daughter recover after a dog attack two weeks ago. Please click here for more information and to donate.

Meet the Teacher

Meet the Teacher for all Tracks in Grades 1st-5th will be held on Wednesday, July 3rd.

Times: 2-3pm (Last Names A-L) 3:30-4:30pm (Last Names M-Z)

Current student class assignments will be sent home in their report cards. New students to Olive Chapel will have class assignments mailed to them.

Kindergarten Meet the Teacher 2019-2020

Track 1, 2, and 3 will be held on Monday, July 15th.

The first FULL week of school for Kindergarten students on Tracks 1, 2, and 3 will be on Tuesday, July 16th.


Track 1: 12:00-12:45pm

Track 2: 1:00-1:45pm

Track 3: 2:00-2:45pm

Track 4 Meet the Teacher will be held on Friday, August 2nd.

The first FULL week of school for Kindergarten students on Track 4 will be on Monday, August 5th.


Track 4: 2:00-2:45pm

Apex Middle School Open House

For any rising fifth graders heading to Apex Middle School, attached below is information on their upcoming Open House: Cougar Camp!

To sign up, click here.

Spirit Night

Our first Spirit Night of the 2019-20 school year is coming soon!

Join us Friday, July 26th anytime from 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at Sweet Spoons at the Haddon Hall Commons Shopping Center (772 W. Williams St.).

15% of all sales will be donated to benefit Olive Chapel. The class with the most participants will win a FroYo party!!!

So come after school, come after dinner, bring a friend, and enjoy a sweet, cool treat to benefit OCE.


7/5 - Katy Trainor

7/11 - Kelly O'Hare

7/15 - Erin May

7/16 - Cynthia Seder


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Olive Chapel Elementary PTA

OCE Vision: 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.