Oakwood Intermediate PTO

September 2017

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Parents & Guardians,


Aside from Hurricane Harvey, we couldn’t have scripted a better start to the year. It’s always fun getting to know our new Wildcats while at the same time seeing how much our returning students have grown over the summer. We’ve had a great week and our students seem to be really excited about the improvements made to the building over the summer.


At this very moment, we have 744 students enrolled at Oakwood Intermediate. Some of our students have been negatively impacted by Harvey and have not yet been able to make it to school this week. We hope to welcome them back soon. As the state continues to work through the damage created by Harvey, there is a possibility that we could receive some new students that have been displaced by the storm. We will certainly welcome them with open arms and do our best to help them get acclimated as quickly as possible.


We were fortunate in College Station to have very minimal damage from Harvey. Unfortunately, this was not the case for several schools in the areas most affected by the storm. Oakwood has adopted Moore Elementary from Cy Fair ISD. Moore Elementary was completely flooded and they are being relocated to another elementary within their district. Their library was a total loss and their teachers lost most everything. When we learn more on how we can help, we will have some spirit challenges to support Moore and their needs.


This Monday is Labor Day and CSISD will be honoring the holiday. We wish everyone a fantastic long weekend. As always, thank you for the opportunity to work with your amazing children.

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With remind & Facebook, parents can receive helpful reminders and interesting news where it is most convenient.

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We are hoping to go more paperless in our communications. If it's important, we'll text you if you've signed up for remind with the PTO. Please note that many teachers also use remind. Be sure to sign up for each group.


We share even more info for parents through Facebook for the school here and for the PTO here. It is encouraged that parents toggle on "Get Notifications" on the top of our pages. Otherwise, many posts will not be included in your news feed without being boosted with an ad buy. We'd rather spend our money on the kids:)

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How can you get involved at Oakwood?

1. Let us know what volunteer opportunities interest you. We'll email you when volunteer opportunities come up if you select to hear about them through this online google form


Having trouble accessing the form? Send us an email to owptocs@gmail.com and we'll send you the link or a pdf that you can print and send in to your child's teacher.


2. Please complete CSISD’s Online Volunteer Application to be approved before you are able to volunteer inside the school during school hours.


Go to csisd.org and look for “Volunteering” under the “Parent Info” tab.

OR follow this link here:

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Help spread the word!

Please help spread the word! Parking for $20 is available at Oakwood with just a 3/4 mile walk to Kyle. 100% of the proceeds benefit our students!


Share our new Facebook page with event details about each game. Let your friends know that they can check the event page for each game to see when our lot is full before they head our direction. The page is called "TAMU Game Day Parking at Oakwood" or follow the link:


https://www.facebook.com/TAMU-Game-Day-Parking-at-Oakwood-1283126595045230/

Mark your calendars...

Each game's parking revenue benefits a specific department or group at Oakwood. Please support your group when it is their turn. This is a very effective fundraiser and we sincerely appreciate those who offer a couple hours on a Saturday to make this possible!

Be on the lookout for volunteer details from these school groups. Parents and students are needed.


Sept 9 - 5th Science

Sept 16 - 6th Science

Sept. 30 - Art

Oct 7 - Owls

Oct 28 - Huskies

Nov 4 - 6th Math

Nov 11 - AVID

Join the effort!

A parent or two are needed on our PTO Board to assist with Game Day Parking. This commitment involves selecting 2-3 football games that fit your schedule and helping to reserve parking spaces and coordinating the volunteers to manage the lot that morning. This is a great way for a busy parent to make a huge impact!
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Check CSISD.ORG/EFOLDER on Fridays for public information and announcements.

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Hat Days and helping others

Oakwood Wildcats help others any way we can. Hat days occur throughout the year and are a fun way for students to chip in to benefit those in need. Students bring $1 and participate in themed hat or other dress up days. Proceeds will be directed towards causes such as Oakwood's food pantry or, possibly, Moore Elementary affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Our next hat day will be on Sept. 15th.

Help with this year's Fall Fest Silent Auction:

If you know of a local business that might be willing to support Oakwood through a silent auction contribution, please contact us at owptocs@gmail.com. Our silent auction will be held the night of Fall Fest when Oakwood is packed and we'll be sharing the auction opportunities in the week leading up to the festival. We'd love to add your items!

Upcoming Dates

Labor Day Holiday

Monday, Sep. 4th, 8am

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

no classes held.

5th Grade Science Dept. benefits from Game Day Parking

Saturday, Sep. 9th, 12am

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

Parents and students are needed to help raise funds to benefit the 5th grade Science Dept. with TAMU Game Day Parking. Please stay tuned for details on times and help needed.

Hat Day

Friday, Sep. 15th, 12am

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

Oakwood Wildcats help others any way we can. Hat days occur throughout the year and are a fun way for students to chip in to benefit those in need. Students bring $1 and participate in themed hat or other dress up days. Proceeds will be directed towards causes such as Oakwood's food pantry or, possibly, an adopted campus affected by Hurricane Harvey.

6th Grade Science Dept. benefits from Game Day Parking

Saturday, Sep. 16th, 12am

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

Parents and students are needed to help raise funds to benefit the 6th grade Science Dept. with TAMU Game Day Parking. Please stay tuned for details on times and help needed.

PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 19th, 12pm

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

Please join us in the lecture hall for our monthly meeting to discuss how we can support Oakwood.

Art Dept. benefits from Game Day Parking

Saturday, Sep. 30th, 12am

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

Parents and students are needed to help raise funds to benefit the Art Dept. with TAMU Game Day Parking. Please stay tuned for details on times and help needed.

Mark your calendars: Fall Fest!

Thursday, Oct. 26th, 12am

106 Holik Street

College Station, TX

Each year, Oakwood teachers host a family night! Don't miss this year's Fall Fest!
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Going for groceries? Grab $10 for Oakwood while you're there!

Shop at HEB SEP 6th thru SEP 19th. (as many times as you like!)

Buy any 15 box top products (many under $1) and a certificate for 100 bonus box tops should print with your receipt and coupons. Send in the certificate to the school and we'll send it in for $10! That can amount to being a 70% fundraiser for Oakwood! and on groceries! Win!


If you buy 10 products, you'll earn 60 bonus box tops which is worth $6. Certificate failed to print? The cashier can reprint if needed or please take your receipt to the business desk.


For details visit cashforyoureducation.com


Shop at Sam's Club now thru SEP 30th.


Earn $10 worth of box tops for just 3 items!


For every 3 Box Tops for Education (BTFE) products you purchase in a single transaction at Sam's Club on or after 7/31/17 and entered by you by scanning your receipt through the Box Tops Bonus App by 09/30/2017 or while supplies last, you can earn 100 Bonus BoxTops, for a BTFE eligible enrolled school.


(Shop up and scan up to four times!)


For more info: https://www.samsclub.com/sams/box-tops/16000750.cp
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