The Beacon

Olive Chapel Elementary PTA News & Information

~ August 12 - August 16, 2019 ~


August 13 - OPEN HOUSE! Track 4, 6:00 p.m.

August 15 - Picture Day, Tracks 2 & 4

August 15 - Clipper Coffee, 9:15 a.m. (details below)

August 21 - BYOD Parent Meeting, Track 3 4th-5th grade parents, 5:00 p.m.

August 22 - Picture Day, Tracks 1 & 3

August 23 - OCE Spirit Day: Tacky Tourist Day

September 2 - NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY

September 3 - 11 - Book Fair

September 6 - OCE Movie Night

Clipper Coffee

New to OCE? Or just want to get to know a few other OCE parents?

Occasionally, the PTA coordinates a coffee gathering for new and veteran parents to meet up and get to know each other. This is a great place for newbies to get any questions answered about OCE, the PTA, or the area in general if you've recently relocated.

Our next coffee is coming up this Thursday, August 15 at 9:15 a.m. at the Panera in Beaver Creek. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you then!

Sign up here to join us!

Fill 'Er Up!

Last spring at a budget brainstorming meeting, a teacher suggested installing water refilling stations to accommodate water bottles.

After some research and coordination, two stations have already been installed and are up and running. We are working on getting seven additional installed at each of the school's existing water fountains. Each station provides cold, filtered water for bottle refilling.

The stations were purchased with your PTA contributions! Thank you for continuing to support the PTA. Small changes like these enhance our students' and staff's experience throughout the day.

Feel free to check them out and refill your own bottle the next time you're on campus!

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No Fuss Fundraiser - Company Match

Thank you to all who have already donated to the No-Fuss Fundraiser! We so appreciate your support of our school.

Does your employer match charitable contributions? Consider having them match your No Fuss Fundraiser donation!

As a reminder, the No Fuss Fundraiser is an easy way to help our school this year without having to man a carnival game, harass your family members for sponsorships or sell coupon books! Simply send in a tax-deductible donation and know that 100% of your donation is going straight to the school to support important classroom and educational initiatives.

PLEASE NOTE, you will still be contacted about our other fundraisers, it will be your choice to participate.

Ready to donate? Complete the form attached below and send a check made out to OCE PTA with "No Fuss" in the subject line back to your child's teacher. If your company provides matches, invite them to participate and have them send their check to the school.

You can also click here and donate with a credit card. Don't forget your child's name and grade in the appropriate fields.

Track 4 Open House

Track 4 Parents: Come and meet your child's teacher, see their classroom, and get a sneak peek at all your student's will be learning this year at the OCE Open House.

Track 4 - Tuesday, August 13th from 6:00-7:30pm

This is an event for parents, so we do ask that you work to find childcare. If you are not able to, we will have the YMCA present to provide care for those unable to secure it on their own. There will be two rotations for class visits for parents with more than one child here at Olive Chapel. The schedule is as follows:

6:00 - 6:30 p.m. First Classroom Visit

6:35 - 7:00 p.m. PTA meeting in the Gym (no classroom visits at this time)

7:05 - 7:30 p.m. Second Classroom Visit

BYOD - Bring Your Own Device

Fourth and fifth grade students have the option to bring their own internet-based devices into the classroom to enhance lessons and learning.

To learn more about the initiative and how it works practically, there will be a meeting for fourth and fifth grade parents at the times noted below.

  • Track 3 will be held on August 21st, 2019 from 5:00-5:30pm in the media center.

More information can be found on the OCE BYOD webpage.

Spirit Wear

T-shirts and magnets are on sale now until August 23rd!

This is the only order for spirit wear we will be making this year! New shirt designs will be coming next year.

Check the PDF attached for more information on sizing, pricing, and how to order.

Save the Date: OCE Movie Night

The PTA is proud to present an OCE Family Movie Night coming up Friday, September 6th at OCE.

The night will include special Book Fair evening hours for shopping, concessions, and an outdoor screening of The Incredibles!

Stay tuned for more information on this great family event!


Reminder: More information on 2019-20 Club options and sign-ups can be found on the OCE Website under the Students tab.


8/2 - Dairy Dominguez de Salas

8/2 - Ryan Derr

8/4 - Melissa Malamutt

8/5 - Mary Kipp

8/10 - Soha Nasrallah

8/23 - Lori Young

8/24 - Khadidja Delhoum

8/26 - Shannon Parker

8/29 - Lisa Reynolds

8/31 - Misty Christensen


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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.