The Beacon

Olive Chapel Elementary PTA News & Information

~ June 3 - June 7, 2019 ~


June 3 - Track 1 5th Grade Sail Up Ceremony

June 3 - Spring Chorus Concert, 6:00 p.m.

June 5 - Walk to School Wednesday

June 13 - Final PTA Meeting of School Year, 6:00 p.m., Media Center, ALL ARE WELCOME

June 17 - Track 2, 3, 4 EOG Testing Begins (schedule here)

June 27 - Track 2 & 3 5th Grade Sail Up Ceremony, 10:30 a.m.

June 27 - Track 4 5th Grade Sail Up Ceremony, 1:00 p.m.

June 28 - LAST DAY OF 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR!

EOG Hall/Cottage Monitors



We are especially in need of cottage monitors next Tuesday (5/28) and Wednesday (5/29).

If you are interested, please click the sign up here for more information. If you have questions or want to volunteer but can only give an hour, please contact Ms. Johnson at

Thank you!

Every Tray Counts

Have you noticed anything new in the cafeteria recently? We have new compostable trays for our served lunches. It's part of a Wake County initiative to make Every Tray Count!

Read about it in this News & Observer article.

From the OCE Wellness Committee: Exercising When It's Hot Outside

written by your OCE Wellness Committee Student Representatives, Madison Washam and Nick Krauss

Is it too hot outside to go play? Well, set up an indoor obstacle of course! You may use items like pool noodles, floaties, beach balls, or mostly anything you can find in your house to go in an obstacle course. Make your own designs, have your own ideas.

Even if you don’t want to make an obstacle course, you can still be active inside. Here are some other things to do in your air-conditioned home to stay cool and still be healthy.

1. Run up and down your stairs.

2. Do push ups, and sit ups.

3. Use a treadmill if you have one.

4. Do jumping jacks or run in place.

Remember to get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. But most importantly have fun and get creative with it!

Salem Middle School PTA Positions

Rising middle school parents with kids headed to Salem Middle School, take a look at some open PTA positions available for next year.

Click here for more information.

2019-2020 Transportation Needs

The Transportation Department of the Wake County Public School System has begun to get ready for the 2019-20 school year. The Transportation Department is contacting current bus riders by phone and email asking them to go online to make Transportation aware of their changing needs.

Click here for more information.

Food 4 Kids

Here is an ongoing way for OCE Families and the community to support Food 4 Kids. We have set up a CheddarUp account so monetary donations can be made throughout the year. Click here to donate.

If you would still like to send in items, the Food 4 Kids collection bin is right outside the front office and is in constant need of Publix Gift Cards, Canned Meats (Tuna, Chicken), Beans (canned or dried), Rice (small bags), Soup or Ramen Noodles, Mac & Cheese, and individually bagged snacks (Goldfish, Pretzels, Raisins).

Again, the Food 4 Kids program provides back packs of food each Friday for OCE students in need to help them through the weekend.

Thank you for continuing to support our OCE community.


6/1 - Rhonda Oliver

6/4 - Kimberly Bossman

6/6 - Tuyetnga Levesque

6/12 - Brenda Dysard

6/12 - Carolin Roberts

6/13 - Elizabeth Hayes


Track 4 - May 27 - June 14

Track 3 - June 17 - June 28


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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.