September 15, 2022
From the Principal
I want to take a little moment to thank all of our parents and guardians for the wonderful ways you have chipped in this year. By volunteering your time, talent, and treasures we have been able to have a joyful year so far. You exemplify what it means to be partners in education and I am so incredibly grateful.
Have a lovely weekend and GO BRAVES!!
From the AP
Hi Oakhurst Families,
I have been at Oakhurst for almost two weeks and I feel right at home. As you know, we have an amazing staff and I am grateful for the kindness they have shown me. I want to also thank you all for welcoming me with warm smiles and waves. I am happy to be part of the Oakhurst community. Have a great week!
From the Counselor
Dine Out at Paolino's - Tuesday, October 18th
Take the night off from cooking, support a local business and fundraise for our school! Dine out at Paolino's Italian Restaurant on Tuesday, October 18th, mention Oakhurst Elementary when placing order OR picking up online orders, and Paolino's will donate a portion of sales back to our school.
DIWALI CELEBRATION - SATURDAY, OCT. 22
Come celebrate Diwali Sat 10/22, 5-7pm with us and help at the same time!
Pre-order food! Don't forget to pre-order from Naan Stop’s special Diwali menu (https://naanstop-oakhurst.square.site/). Available for pick up at the event!
Please see the flyer attached to this email for more information!
OCTOBER PTA MEETING
Join us for our October PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 18th from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Media Center (enter via the media center doors on the right side of the building)!
Dates to Note
October 14: Community Circle @ 8:30am
October 18: PTA Dine Out @ Paolino's
October 18: PTA Meeting @ 6:30pm in the media center
October 20: Picture Retakes
October 21: DEI Friday Book Cart: 8:00 - 8:20
October 22: Diwali celebration (RSVP by 10/8)
October 24 - 28: Oakhurst Spirit Week
November 4: DEI Friday Book Cart: 8:00 - 8:20
November 4: Coffee Chat - STEAM Skills at Home (8:30am - 9:15am)
November 18: DEI Friday Book Cart: 8:00 - 8:20
December 2: DEI Friday Book Cart: 8:00 - 8:20
December 16: Coffee Chat - Enrichment Over a School Break (8:30am - 9:15am)
City Schools of Decatur
Superintendent Search - Virtual Input Meeting
Thank you to all of the community stakeholders who participated in the community engagement session that was held on September 28 for the superintendent search. GSBA will conduct a virtual community input meeting via Zoom on October 24 from 6-7:30. The information for the meeting is below:
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Special Education Meeting ~ Family Support Program
Ms. Nicole Brickhouse, Family Support Manager for InCommunity, will share information about Family Support Funding and an overview about InCommunity Organization. The City Schools of Decatur's Special Education Department is excited to welcome this wonderful well-established organization to our district.
Who is eligible to access funding?
Individuals ages four and up with a diagnosed developmental disability living in Georgia at home with their families, and are not currently receiving a NOW/COMP Waiver, are eligible for Family Support Services. *Funding is disability based, not financial needs based.
Target Audience: Parents of students with an IEP Pre-K through 12th Grades
Date: Oct 20, 2022
Time: 6-7 pm
City of Decatur
A Season of Giving
A Season of Giving/Christmas Decatur is back to its traditional method of neighbors purchasing gifts directly for local children and seniors!
To apply for assistance, please complete an online application at https://aseasonofgiving.org/application/ by October 28th.
If you have any trouble with the form, questions, or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on our voicemail (404.378.8068).
If you do not need assistance, we would love your help!
Donors will purchase gifts from an individual wish list specific to a child (through 8th grade) or senior citizen. If you would like to be a donor, please complete our online form.
If you would like us to do the shopping for you, please donate directly at https://legacydecatur.org/give/ and select A Season of Giving!
Decatur Education Foundation
You only turn 20 once! Come celebrate our 20th Anniversary with us at Soiree in the City on Saturday, November 12th from 6-10 pm. Here’s the perfect excuse to get dressed up and go out on the town at one of the hottest new event venues in Atlanta, 42West. We’ll enjoy a seated harvest dinner by Little Farmhouse Cafe, live music from Maxwell Street and a full array of cocktails and mocktails.
Tickets are now on sale at www.decatureducationfoundation.org/soiree.
Business sponsorships are still available! Contact email@example.com for more information. Let’s cut a rug and enjoy an evening on the town for a great cause: our kids!
Meaningful volunteer opportunities available! DEF is seeking volunteers to be tutors and mentors! Tutors are needed to help students from 2nd – 8th grades for one hour per week. We are also gearing up to re-launch our AIM Scholars mentoring program in January, for which we need 20-30 adult volunteers. If you would like to learn more about these programs and sign up, please visit www.decatureducationfoundation.org/mentoring
Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby
COME WATCH THE DERBY ON RACE DAY!
Join us as a spectator on Saturday, October 15th, for a day of family-friendly fun to watch the race! Check out the full schedule here. Food and beverages available for purchase - all proceeds from this year’s event go to support the Friends of Refugees family literacy program!