The Beacon

Olive Chapel Elementary PTA News & Information

~ April 8 - April 12, 2019 ~


April 9 - Spring & Class Pictures, Tracks 1 & 3

April 11 - PTA Meeting, 6:00 p.m. (All parents welcome)


April 26 - School Spirit Day: Grade Color Wars

April 29 - SchoolKits (School Supplies for 2019-2020 school year) orders DUE (details below)

May 1 - Bike to School Wednesday (Walkers welcome, too!)

May 3 - School Spirit Day: Star Wars Day (May the "Fourth" Be With You!)

May 6 - Field Day, Tracks 1 & 2

May 9 - Kindergarten Orientation, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

May 10 - Spring Carnival! Details to come!

May 13 - Field Day, Tracks 3 & 4


Captain's Log

You're Invited!

Upcoming WCPSS Presentations on Mental Wellness and Social Media.

Parents of K-12 students are invited to discuss strategies to support their children in a world of extensive social media.

Whether in early elementary or nearing the end of the high school journey, we are all striving to support students' social and emotional health to make the most of available opportunities.

On the following dates, we invite parents from all areas and levels to engage in a discussion on mental wellness and social media. This is a collaborative discussion, and you are an important part of the process!

The events currently scheduled are:

For more information, click here.


Spring Book Fair is Extinct!

Thanks for all the support of our Spring Book Fair! It was a Dino-Mite two weeks! It is always such a pleasure to see our Clippers so excited about books and reading.

Thanks to all the volunteers, staff, and families who supported OCE during our two-week Spring Book Fair. Special thanks to PTA Book Fair Chairs Angie Kirkland and Amie Feuer for all your hard work on the Fall and Spring Fairs.


Walk to School Wednesday

It was a crisp morning this past week for Walk to School Wednesday! Thanks to Officer Patel and the Apex Fire Department for walking with us!

Mark your calendars and tune up your bikes for May's Bike AND Walk to School Wednesday on May 1st!

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Spring Cleaning Colorcycle Collection

Don't forget to send in your dried up markers for the ColorCycle program! All old, used markers can be sent to your child's teacher or the collection bin at the front office.

Crayola ColorCycle is an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills!

2019-2020 School Supply Kit Orders DUE APRIL 29

Order your school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year NOW!

Kits include the exact colors, quantities, and brands of school supplies your teachers have approved for class. Simply select your track and next year's grade and your supplies will be ready for you at the start of school in July.

Place your order by April 29, 2019.

Order online at

Enter our school’s account number 38010.

Questions? Contact Whitney Ludlow at

Food 4 Kids

The Food 4 Kids Pantry is running low! Please send in food (see list below) or Publix Gift Cards if you can!

Every week, Food 4 Kids provides a backpack of nutritious breakfast/lunch food to our students who need a little help over the weekend.

Instant Oatmeal or Grits

Individual Size Box Cereal

Granola or Cereal Bars

Boxes of Macaroni & Cheese

Canned Soup/Stew

Canned Meat (Tuna, Chicken, etc.)

Canned Beans

Individual Bags of Pretzels or Goldfish or Raisins

Individual Applesauce’s or Fruit Cups (No Heavy Syrup)

Canned Vegetables (Green Beans, Peas, Carrots, Corn)

For more information or questions, please contact parent coordinator Whitney Ludlow at

TGA Golf & Tennis

Spring II sessions start April 4th. Register now for TGA tennis and golf lessons at Olive Chapel Elementary!

Attached below is the spring flyer and you can register here.

In the Community

2019 Triangle Activity, Camps, and Track-Out Fair

Wake County Public Schools is hosting the first annual Triangle Activity, Camps and Track-Out Fair Saturday, April 6th from 10 am to 2 pm at Garner Magnet High School. You’ll have a rare opportunity to connect with local Triangle area after-school providers to ask questions and inform yourself about available enrichment activities.

For more information, click here.

Crawfish Boil

The Knights of Columbus Council 7186 has been a supporter of our students with special needs. They will host a Crawfish Boil on Friday, April 12th that will raise funds for area organizations, including OCE.

Dine in and carry out options will be available but this is a pre-order event and orders will be due April 5th.

DETAILS ATTACHED in the flier below.

AFHS Movie: Screenagers!

Apex Friendship High School PTSA is hosting a viewing of the movie Screenagers on April 24th from 6:30-8:00pm. All local parents (children may come, too) are welcome. The event is free.

Check out the FB invitation for more information and to RSVP so AFHS can plan accordingly.

WCPSS Presents Letterland at Pullen Park

Raleigh’s Pullen Park will be transformed into Letterland on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to celebrate preschool and elementary school students in Wake County.

Letterland brings letters to life by turning them into colorful characters, each with their own personality and stories that go along with their sounds. Wake County elementary schools in grades Pre-K-2 and many preschool programs use the phonics program as part of their literacy instruction.

Click here for more information.

AFHS Summer Sports Camps

Apex Friendship High School will be offering a variety of sports summer camps in June and July for rising K through 8th graders. Check out the flier below for details and visit to register.


4/8 - Grace Flecha

4/10 - Jessica Boylan

4/11 - Christy Trybus

4/11 - Heidi Waller

4/17 - Dwayne Williams

4/30 - Jennifer Dunn

4/30 - Michelle Newberger

5/5 - Linda De la Pena

5/7 - Pamela Duke


Track 3 - March 25 - April 12

Track 2 - April 15 - May 3

Track 1 - May 6 - May 24


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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.