Primary PTO Press

August 2021

Welcome Back!!!

It's finally here...the moment we've all been waiting for!! Not only are the kids back in school, but parents are back as well!! We have lots of volunteer opportunities this year, and we look forward to being involved in all of the experiences we missed out on last year. Please take time to read the newsletter each month and stay up to date on all the exciting events we have planned throughout the year. 2021-2022 is going to be the best year yet!!

Upcoming PTO Meeting

Please join us Thursday August 26 at 5:30pm or Tuesday August 31 at 8am in the Media Center for our first PTO meeting of the year. We hope you can attend.

Membership

Renew or signup for your free PTO membership for the 2021-2022 year. Signing up for the first time or to renew your membership will allow you to receive the 2021-2022 PTO newsletters, hear about volunteer opportunities and other PTO related information. Please fill out this FORM at your convenience.

Training for Volunteers

In order to volunteer at OCPS throughout the school year (including Field Day), you must complete the volunteer training. In-person training will be provided on August 26 at 5:30 p.m. and August 31 at 8 a.m. in the media center. Volunteer training can also be completed online here.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are so excited to be getting volunteers back in the school. If you are wanting to get in the school and start helping out. We already have a few different spots that the school could use a hand with. Check out HERE to see wants going on.


We'd love to see you in one or all 3 of these opportunities!

Dad's Club

Calling all dads, uncles, grandfathers, male role models, etc!!! We invite you to join the Dad's Club. Our mission is to provide positive male role models throughout our school to further foster community and school relations. Examples of activities include: Hosting Morning Car Riders, Maintaining the walking trail around the school, and assisting with safety patrols. Sign up HERE to be a part of our new Dad's Club.

New Picnic Tables!

Have you seen the 4 new picnic tables outside around the school? The PTO used No Fuss Fundraiser funds to purchase these awesome picnic tables for this school year for students and staff and for OCPS families to use when having lunch with their students.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

August 13

Spirit Wear Sales Begins ORDER FORM (only sale of the year)


August 19

Parent Title I Input Meeting (Virtual) 2:30pm


August 20

Parent Title I Input Meeting (F2F) 7:45pm

No Fuss Fundraiser Begins (Information coming soon)


August 26

PTO Meeting and Volunteer Training 5:30pm in the Media Center


August 31

PTO Meeting and Volunteer Training 8:00am in the Media Center

1st Box Tops for Education "Top Earner" and "Random Drawing Winner" Submission Deadline


October 23

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Fall Festival and Silent Auction

501c(3) Status!!

We are excited this year to have officially become a 501c(3) non-profit organization!


What does that mean?


  • Donations to the PTO are tax-deductible. If you make a donation over $75 value we will now be able to provide you with a tax-deductible receipt.


  • PTO purchases are exempt from state sales tax.


If you would like to have a receipt for a donation for your taxes please fill out this FORM and we will email you a copy of your receipt. We will be sending out receipts two times a year (in December and May) Thank you so much for supporting us and the school.

Support OCPS with Box Tops for Education

When the Box Tops program began years ago, sending in clips was really the only way to run the program. Over the years, technology has advanced at a remarkable rate opening all kinds of new opportunities. BTFE is now GOING DIGITAL! Let’s ditch the scissors and pick up our phones to earn cash for our school! Just download the mobile app, register, select Oconee County Primary School and then scan any receipts containing Box Tops products within 14 days of purchase. The app will automatically adds Box Tops to our school’s earnings online AND you can track our school’s progress in real time. The last two years earnings have benefitted the music room and helped purchase Wishlist items including a new piano.


If you get digital receipts just email them to: receipts@boxtops4education.com.


You might still see some Traditional Box Top labels on a few remaining products, CLIP those out and SEND them to school. All Box Tops are each worth 10¢ but must be submitted digitally or clipped depending on the style. They quickly add up to real earnings for our school!


Each month we will have a "Monthly Top Earner" and "Random Drawing Winner" who will receive a certificate and free ice cream. But you must participate that month to be entered to win. There will also be a Quarterly Classroom Winner. The class with the most Box Tops submitted will earn a traveling trophy and a class prize.


Download the free app for Android here

Download the free app for Apple here

How to Submit Digital Box Tops Video

Box Tops Website


Next Box Tops Drawing Deadline:

August 31st

Support OCPS with Coca-Cola Give

We are excited to be participating in Coca-Cola! Look for Coca-Cola codes on your favorite Coca-Cola products. They are a 14 digit alpha-numeric code (see below for were to find them). Then send them into school and the PTO can redeem them on your behalf or visit http://Coke.give/schools and look for "Oconee Co Primary" School to redeem Coca-Cola codes yourself. Each code is worth 5-38 cents. Throughout the year Coca-Cola mails a check directly to the school. Last year's proceeds benefited the Nurse's Office.


More information on Coca-Cola Give here.

Support OCPS When You Shop at Publix

Sign up for a free online Club Publix account here: https://www.publix.com/myaccount/register. Once you are logged in to your account look under “My Publix Partner” and select Oconee County Primary School. Then every time you shop at Publix enter your phone number in the keypad at checkout and OCPS earns cash.

Support OCPS When You Shop at Kroger

Signup for a free Kroger Plus

digital account here: https://www.kroger.com/account/create/ or log into your existing account.

Once you are logged in, go to “My Account” and “Community Rewards” and search for Oconee County Primary School. Then each time you shop at Kroger scan or enter your Plus Card Number/ALT ID (will be given to you when you signup or when you link an existing card to your digital account) into the keypad at checkout and OCPS earns cash. If you use curbside pickup earns will automatically happen when you order thru your account.

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Favorite Things!

Check out this link for a list of each the OCPS Staff's favorite things!
Be sure to join our Facebook group to ask questions and keep updated on PTO events.

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The OCPS PTO provides a way for parents, teachers, and school staff to work together for the good of our school. We encourage school success through fundraising efforts, volunteering, and family events.