Olive Chapel Elementary PTA News & Information
~ August 20 - August 24 ~
August 17th - Early Release Day! 1:15 p.m. dismissal
August 23rd - Fall Pictures, Tracks 1 & 3
August 28th (6pm) & 30th (8am) - 5th Grade DC Trip Information Meetings (details to come from 5th grade team to 5th grade parents)
September 3 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
September 4 - 14th - BOOK FAIR
September 7th - Grandparents' Breakfast, Tracks 1 & 3
September 13th - PTA Meeting, 1:00 p.m., Conference Room
September 14th - Grandparents' Breakfast, Tracks 2 & 4
September 19 - 20 - Spirit Night at Cici's Pizza!
September 28th - Early Release Day
Dr. Steidinger has been named a 2018-19 WCPSS Principal of the Year Finalist!
Congratulations, Dr. Steidinger!
~ The OCE PTA
ALL HANDS ON DECK
Spirit Wear Orders Due AUGUST 24th!
Orders due by FRIDAY, AUGUST 24th. Online orders only.
Shirts are 100% cotton and available in both Youth (sizes XS-L) and Adult (S-XXL) sizes. T-shirts are $10 each.
Orders will be delivered in mid-September. Contact: Kelli Joyner at email@example.com with questions.
The PTA relies on membership to keep us afloat here at Olive Chapel Elementary. For the 2016-17 school year, we were in danger of losing the PTA because we only had 9% membership. After sharing this vital information with parents, our membership goal was met by reaching over 20% putting us above other neighboring schools in the area. We need to keep this momentum going this year!
Our PTA provides fundraisers in order to support the needs of our school. The PTA helps support our teachers, in order to enhance our children’s learning experience. Join today and be part of the OCE PTA family. Together we can make a difference in our school.
Then click here to join!
School Volunteer WCPSS Background Check
YOU MUST SIGN UP EVERY YEAR! If you were an approved volunteer last year, you must resubmit your form each school year.
Grandparents Breakfast: Save the Date!
Tracks 1 & 3 will have their Grandparents' Breakfast on Friday, September 7th.
Tracks 2 & 4 will have their Grandparents' Breakfast on Friday, September 14th.
We also need a few volunteers to help set up. Please use this sign-up if you can help.
OCE 2018-19 Student/Parent Handbook
This school-specific handbook can be found on the OCE website and will also now appear as a button at the bottom of this newsletter for quick reference.
Go, Play, Save!
Last chance to order your Go, Play, Save books! Don't miss out - this Beacon writer is already using her coupons around town.
Tracks 3 & 4 orders or returned books are due August 22nd.
Tracks 1 & 2 sales have come to a close as of Friday, Aug 10th. If you do not wish to purchase or sell your book to a family member or neighbor, you must return it to the school ASAP.
Volunteer Book Fairies Needed!
Here's what you need to know about volunteering*:
- Any parent is eligible to volunteer to help with the book fair.
- Shifts are only an hour and a half.
- Duties include helping younger students (K-1) write their wish lists during preview days and helping at the register on purchase days.
- There are two early shifts on Friday, 9/7 and Friday 9/14 if before work is a better fit for your schedule.
- It's super easy and fun!
Click here to sign up.
If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Aimee Feuer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Fairy wings optional!!!
OCE Family Marathon
The Family Marathon is an annual OCE event that encourages children to run/walk a full 26.2 mile marathon with family members at a rate that is fun and safe for their growing bodies. Families run/walk 25 miles at home over the coming months (keeping a log of distances) and then run the final 1.2 miles of the marathon distance on the track at OCE during a whole school celebration in November. Parents and siblings are encouraged to join.
Registration Due Date: All tracks -- October 1
Click here to register.
Other Important Family Marathon Dates:
Running Log Due Dates:
Tracks 1, 2, and 4 -- November 1
Track 3 -- Anytime between October 19 - November 13 (Track In Day)
Family Marathon Dates:
Tracks 2 and 4 -- November 6 (rain date - November 7)
Tracks 1 and 3 -- November 14 (rain date - November 15)
You can download other important information like running logs, training reflections and more here.
If you have questions, please contact Coach Roberts at email@example.com.
Ms. Ferreira, OCE's STEM teacher, is looking for donations for a LEGO Challenge Station in her class. For more information, contact Ms. Ferreira at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit Ms. Ferreira's website.
Landlubbers Running Club
The club meets every Tuesday from 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. after school beginning September 4th.
Click here for more details and to join!
Track 1 - August 20 - September 7
Track 4 (training with new Track 1 team) - September 6 - 7
Track 4 - September 8 - 28